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Lancet ; 396(10256): 968-976, 2020 10 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33010842

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BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is an endogenous counter-regulator of the renin-angiotensin hormonal cascade. We assessed whether plasma ACE2 concentrations were associated with greater risk of death or cardiovascular disease events. METHODS: We used data from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) prospective study to conduct a case-cohort analysis within a subset of PURE participants (from 14 countries across five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America). We measured plasma concentrations of ACE2 and assessed potential determinants of plasma ACE2 levels as well as the association of ACE2 with cardiovascular events. FINDINGS: We included 10 753 PURE participants in our study. Increased concentration of plasma ACE2 was associated with increased risk of total deaths (hazard ratio [HR] 1·35 per 1 SD increase [95% CI 1·29-1·43]) with similar increases in cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular deaths. Plasma ACE2 concentration was also associated with higher risk of incident heart failure (HR 1·27 per 1 SD increase [1·10-1·46]), myocardial infarction (HR 1·23 per 1 SD increase [1·13-1·33]), stroke (HR 1·21 per 1 SD increase [1·10-1·32]) and diabetes (HR 1·44 per 1 SD increase [1·36-1·52]). These findings were independent of age, sex, ancestry, and traditional cardiac risk factors. With the exception of incident heart failure events, the independent relationship of ACE2 with the clinical endpoints, including death, remained robust after adjustment for BNP. The highest-ranked determinants of ACE2 concentrations were sex, geographic ancestry, and body-mass index (BMI). When compared with clinical risk factors (smoking, diabetes, blood pressure, lipids, and BMI), ACE2 was the highest ranked predictor of death, and superseded several risk factors as a predictor of heart failure, stroke, and myocardial infarction. INTERPRETATION: Increased plasma ACE2 concentration was associated with increased risk of major cardiovascular events in a global study. FUNDING: Canadian Institute of Health Research, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, and Bayer.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Índice de Massa Corporal , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Taxa de Sobrevida
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0238304, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32915819

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Epistasis analysis elucidates the effects of gene-gene interactions (G×G) between multiple loci for complex traits. However, the large computational demands and the high multiple testing burden impede their discoveries. Here, we illustrate the utilization of two methods, main effect filtering based on individual GWAS results and biological knowledge-based modeling through Biofilter software, to reduce the number of interactions tested among single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for 15 cardiac-related traits and 14 fatty acids. We performed interaction analyses using the two filtering methods, adjusting for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio, and the first three principal components from genetic data, among 2,824 samples from the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular (LURIC) Health Study. Using Biofilter, one interaction nearly met Bonferroni significance: an interaction between rs7735781 in XRCC4 and rs10804247 in XRCC5 was identified for venous thrombosis with a Bonferroni-adjusted likelihood ratio test (LRT) p: 0.0627. A total of 57 interactions were identified from main effect filtering for the cardiac traits G×G (10) and fatty acids G×G (47) at Bonferroni-adjusted LRT p < 0.05. For cardiac traits, the top interaction involved SNPs rs1383819 in SNTG1 and rs1493939 (138kb from 5' of SAMD12) with Bonferroni-adjusted LRT p: 0.0228 which was significantly associated with history of arterial hypertension. For fatty acids, the top interaction between rs4839193 in KCND3 and rs10829717 in LOC107984002 with Bonferroni-adjusted LRT p: 2.28×10-5 was associated with 9-trans 12-trans octadecanoic acid, an omega-6 trans fatty acid. The model inflation factor for the interactions under different filtering methods was evaluated from the standard median and the linear regression approach. Here, we applied filtering approaches to identify numerous genetic interactions related to cardiac-related outcomes as potential targets for therapy. The approaches described offer ways to detect epistasis in the complex traits and to improve precision medicine capability.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Epistasia Genética , Ácidos Graxos/sangue , Marcadores Genéticos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Algoritmos , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Seguimentos , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Alemanha/epidemiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0236277, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877424

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Patients with high serum ferritin and low transferrin saturation (TSAT) levels could be considered as presenting with dysutilization of iron for erythropoiesis. However, the long-term safety of iron administration in these patients has not been well established. An observational multicenter study was performed over 3 years. In 805 patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), we defined dysutilization of iron for erythropoiesis in patients with lower TSAT (<20%) and higher ferritin (≥100 ng/mL) levels. A time-dependent Cox hazard model was used for the evaluation of the association between dysutilization of iron for erythropoiesis and adverse events and survival. Patients with low TSAT levels showed an increased risk of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease (CCVD) and death compared to patients with normal or higher TSAT levels. Patients with low ferritin and high TSAT levels had a significantly lower risk of CCVD and death compared with patients with high ferritin and low TSAT levels. Higher TSAT levels were associated with male gender, age, the absence of diabetes, low levels of high-sensitivity CRP, and low ß2 microglobulin levels, but not with intravenous iron administration or ferritin levels. Although patients with low TSAT levels had a significantly higher risk of CCVD or death, high TSAT levels were not linked with iron administration. Patients, who were suspected of dysutilization of iron for erythropoiesis, had a higher risk of CCVD and death. The administration of iron should be performed cautiously for improving TSAT levels, as iron administration could sustain TSAT levels for a short term.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/sangue , Ferritinas/sangue , Diálise Renal , Transferrina/análise , Idoso , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/diagnóstico , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Ferro/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Diálise Renal/efeitos adversos , Fatores de Risco
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Geriatr Gerontol Int ; 20(10): 980-987, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32886834

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AIMS: Sarcopenia is a serious problem because of its poor prognosis. Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, insulin resistance and oxidative stress, which may play crucial roles for the development of sarcopenia. We aimed to examine whether serum GDF15 level is associated with muscle mass, strength and lower extremity function in older patients with cardiometabolic disease. METHODS: Serum GDF15 levels were measured in 257 patients with cardiometabolic diseases (including 133 patients with diabetes) who had visited the frailty clinic, using a latex turbidimetric immunoassay. Appendicular skeletal muscle index, handgrip strength, timed-up-and-go test and gait speed were evaluated. Power, speed, balance and total scores based on the sit-to-stand test were calculated to assess lower extremity function. RESULTS: The highest tertile of serum GDF15 was independently associated with low handgrip strength, low gait speed, long timed-up-and-go time and scores of lower extremity function but not an appendicular skeletal muscle index in multiple logistic regression analyses after adjustment for covariates. Patients in the highest tertile of GDF15 were at the risk of having three to nine times lower grip strength, three times lower gait speed, five to six times lower mobility and five to 11 times reduction in lower extremity function as compared with those in the lowest GDF15 tertile dependent on the models. CONCLUSIONS: Elevated serum GDF15 level was independently associated with low muscle strength and lower extremity function in older patients with cardiometabolic disease. Serum GDF15 could be one of the biomarkers for muscle weakness and low physical performance. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2020; 20: 980-987.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus/sangue , Fator 15 de Diferenciação de Crescimento/sangue , Extremidade Inferior/fisiopatologia , Força Muscular/fisiologia , Sarcopenia/sangue , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/fisiopatologia , Diabetes Mellitus/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Fragilidade , Força da Mão , Humanos , Masculino , Músculo Esquelético/fisiopatologia , Sarcopenia/fisiopatologia , Estudos de Tempo e Movimento , Velocidade de Caminhada/fisiologia
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J Am Heart Assoc ; 9(19): e016796, 2020 10 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32794415

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Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has developed into a global outbreak. Patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) with COVID-19 have different clinical characteristics and prognostic outcomes. This study aimed to summarize the clinical characteristics and laboratory indicators of patients with COVID-19 with CVD, especially the critically ill patients. Methods and Results This study included 244 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and CVD (hypertension, coronary heart disease, or heart failure). The patients were categorized into critical (n=36) and noncritical (n=208) groups according to the interim guidance of China's National Health Commission. Clinical, laboratory, and outcome data were collected from the patients' medical records and compared between the 2 groups. The average body mass index of patients was significantly higher in the critical group than in the noncritical group. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, and C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, and fibrinogen, and d-dimer levels at admission were significantly increased in the critical group. The all-cause mortality rate among cases of COVID-19 combined with CVD was 19.26%; the proportion of coronary heart disease and heart failure was significantly higher in deceased patients than in recovered patients. High body mass index, previous history of coronary heart disease, lactic acid accumulation, and a decrease in the partial pressure of oxygen were associated with death. Conclusions All-cause mortality in patients with COVID-19 with CVD in hospitals is high. The high neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio may be a predictor of critical patients. Overweight/obesity combined with coronary heart disease, severe hypoxia, and lactic acid accumulation resulting from respiratory failure are related to poor outcomes. Registration URL: https://www.chictr.org.cn; Unique identifier: ChiCTR2000029865.


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Betacoronavirus , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , China/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Feminino , Fibrinogênio/metabolismo , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3820, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732919

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Supercentenarians (those aged ≥110 years) are approaching the current human longevity limit by preventing or surviving major illness. Identifying specific biomarkers conducive to exceptional survival might provide insights into counter-regulatory mechanisms against aging-related disease. Here, we report associations between cardiovascular disease-related biomarkers and survival to the highest ages using a unique dataset of 1,427 oldest individuals from three longitudinal cohort studies, including 36 supercentenarians, 572 semi-supercentenarians (105-109 years), 288 centenarians (100-104 years), and 531 very old people (85-99 years). During follow-up, 1,000 participants (70.1%) died. Overall, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), interleukin-6, cystatin C and cholinesterase are associated with all-cause mortality independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and plasma albumin. Of these, low NT-proBNP levels are statistically associated with a survival advantage to supercentenarian age. Only low albumin is associated with high mortality across age groups. These findings expand our knowledge on the biology of human longevity.


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Envelhecimento/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Peptídeo Natriurético Encefálico/sangue , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/sangue , Albumina Sérica/análise , Inquéritos e Questionários/estatística & dados numéricos , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Envelhecimento/fisiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Longevidade/fisiologia , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Análise Multivariada , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Análise de Sobrevida
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237601, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32817643

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BACKGROUND: Plasma volume status (PVS), a marker of plasma volume expansion and contraction, is gaining attention in the field of cardiovascular disease because of its role in the prevention and of the management of heart failure. However, it remains undetermined whether an abnormal PVS is a risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the general population. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used a nationwide database of 230,882 subjects (age 40-75 years) who participated in the annual "Specific Health Check and Guidance in Japan" check-up between 2008 and 2011. There were 586 cardiovascular deaths, 2,552 non-cardiovascular deaths, and 3,138 all-cause deaths during the follow-up period of four years. Abnormally high and low PVS were identified from the results of 80% of all subjects (high and low PVS ≥ 7 and < -13.3, respectively). Multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression analysis demonstrated that high PVS was an independent risk factor for all-cause, cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular deaths. Although low PVS was a positive risk factor for cardiovascular deaths as well, it was a negative risk factor for non-cardiovascular deaths. The addition of PVS to cardiovascular risk factors significantly improved the C-statistic, net reclassification, and integrated discrimination indexes. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first prospective report to reveal the impact of PVS on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. PVS could be an additional risk factor for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the general population.


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Biomarcadores/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Mortalidade/tendências , Volume Plasmático , Adulto , Idoso , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/fisiopatologia , Causas de Morte , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Japão/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Fatores de Tempo
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Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol ; 8(9): 782-792, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687793

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Since the initial COVID-19 outbreak in China, much attention has focused on people with diabetes because of poor prognosis in those with the infection. Initial reports were mainly on people with type 2 diabetes, although recent surveys have shown that individuals with type 1 diabetes are also at risk of severe COVID-19. The reason for worse prognosis in people with diabetes is likely to be multifactorial, thus reflecting the syndromic nature of diabetes. Age, sex, ethnicity, comorbidities such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease, obesity, and a pro-inflammatory and pro-coagulative state all probably contribute to the risk of worse outcomes. Glucose-lowering agents and anti-viral treatments can modulate the risk, but limitations to their use and potential interactions with COVID-19 treatments should be carefully assessed. Finally, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection itself might represent a worsening factor for people with diabetes, as it can precipitate acute metabolic complications through direct negative effects on ß-cell function. These effects on ß-cell function might also cause diabetic ketoacidosis in individuals with diabetes, hyperglycaemia at hospital admission in individuals with unknown history of diabetes, and potentially new-onset diabetes.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Humanos , Hiperglicemia/sangue , Hiperglicemia/epidemiologia , Hiperglicemia/terapia , Hipertensão/sangue , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Hipertensão/terapia , Obesidade/sangue , Obesidade/epidemiologia , Obesidade/terapia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cardiovasc Diabetol ; 19(1): 111, 2020 07 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32646432

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BACKGROUND: Merging studies have reported the association of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] with poor outcomes of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the prognostic importance of Lp(a) for recurrent cardiovascular events (CVEs) is currently undetermined in patients with T2DM and prior CVEs. METHODS: From April 2011 to March 2017, we consecutively recruited 2284 T2DM patients with prior CVEs. Patients were categorized into low, medium, and high groups by Lp(a) levels and followed up for recurrent CVEs, including nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular mortality. Kaplan-Meier, Cox regression and C-statistic analyses were performed. RESULTS: During 7613 patient-years' follow-up, 153 recurrent CVEs occurred. Lp(a) levels were significantly higher in patients with recurrent CVEs than counterparts (20.44 vs. 14.71 mg/dL, p = 0.002). Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that the event-free survival rate was dramatically lower in high and medium Lp(a) groups than that in low group irrespective of HBA1c status (< 7.0%; ≥ 7.0%, both p < 0.05). Furthermore, multivariate Cox regression models indicated that Lp(a) was independently associated with high risk of recurrent CVEs [HR(95% CI): 2.049 (1.308-3.212)], such data remains in different HBA1c status (HR(95% CI): < 7.0%, 2.009 (1.051-3.840); ≥ 7.0%, 2.162 (1.148-4.073)). Moreover, the results of C-statistic were significantly improved by 0.029 when added Lp(a) to the Cox model. CONCLUSIONS: Our data, for the first time, confirmed that Lp(a) was an independent predictor for recurrent CVEs in T2DM patients with prior CVEs, suggesting that Lp(a) measurement may help to further risk stratification for T2DM patients after they suffered a first CVE.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Lipoproteína(a)/sangue , Idoso , Pequim/epidemiologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Causas de Morte , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/diagnóstico , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Estudos Prospectivos , Recidiva , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3766, 2020 07 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32724076

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Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) modulates inflammation by enzymatic cleavage of immunoregulatory peptides and through its soluble form (sDPP4) that directly engages immune cells. Here we examine whether reduction of DPP4 activity alters inflammation. Prolonged DPP4 inhibition increases plasma levels of sDPP4, and induces sDPP4 expression in lymphocyte-enriched organs in mice. Bone marrow transplantation experiments identify hematopoietic cells as the predominant source of plasma sDPP4 following catalytic DPP4 inhibition. Surprisingly, systemic DPP4 inhibition increases plasma levels of inflammatory markers in regular chow-fed but not in high fat-fed mice. Plasma levels of sDPP4 and biomarkers of inflammation are lower in metformin-treated subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease, yet exhibit considerable inter-individual variation. Sitagliptin therapy for 12 months reduces DPP4 activity yet does not increase markers of inflammation or levels of sDPP4. Collectively our findings dissociate levels of DPP4 enzyme activity, sDPP4 and biomarkers of inflammation in mice and humans.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/imunologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Dipeptidil Peptidase 4/sangue , Inibidores da Dipeptidil Peptidase IV/efeitos adversos , Inflamação/imunologia , Idoso , Animais , Biomarcadores/análise , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/imunologia , Dieta Aterogênica/efeitos adversos , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Dipeptidil Peptidase 4/imunologia , Dipeptidil Peptidase 4/metabolismo , Inibidores da Dipeptidil Peptidase IV/administração & dosagem , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Receptor do Peptídeo Semelhante ao Glucagon 1/genética , Humanos , Inflamação/sangue , Inflamação/diagnóstico , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Mediadores da Inflamação/análise , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Masculino , Metformina/administração & dosagem , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Isoformas de Proteínas/antagonistas & inibidores , Isoformas de Proteínas/sangue , Isoformas de Proteínas/metabolismo , Fosfato de Sitagliptina/administração & dosagem , Fosfato de Sitagliptina/efeitos adversos
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N Z Med J ; 133(1518): 54-63, 2020 07 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32683432

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AIM: To describe patterns of community lipid testing and subsequent therapeutic alteration in a cohort of patients taking statins. METHOD: We conducted a population-based cohort study. Our cohort comprised all people enrolled with a general practice in the Pegasus Health primary care network in Canterbury, New Zealand between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017 who were dispensed a statin between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016. We defined two six-month study periods: a baseline period (1 January to 30 June 2016) and a follow-up period (1 July to 31 December 2017). We identified statin dispensings for all people in our cohort in both study periods, and identified instances of lipid testing in the 12 months following each person's most recent baseline period dispensing. We examined the effect of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic deprivation on the likelihood of lipid testing; and compared frequency of alteration of statin dose or type among tested and non-tested people. RESULTS: Data were available for analysis for 32,943 individuals who were dispensed a statin in the baseline period. Lipid testing was performed in 16,199 (49.2%) of individuals. Women were less likely to have been tested than men (OR 0.87, 95% CI 0.83-0.91). Compared to those with European ethnicity, testing was more likely for Maori (OR 1.20, 95% CI 1.07-1.34), Pacific (OR 1.22, 95% CI 1.03-1.44) and Asian (OR 1.41, 95% CI 1.25-1.59) individuals. Socioeconomic deprivation was associated with reduced testing (OR 0.80, 95% CI 0.74-0.87). Dose or type of statin dispensed was altered between baseline and follow-up study periods in 3,762 (23.2%) of those who were tested, and in 3,122 (18.6%) of those who were not tested (OR 1.32, 95% CI 1.25-1.39). CONCLUSION: Almost half (49.1%) of patients had a lipid test within 12 months of baseline period statin dispensing. Lipid testing was more likely for Maori, Pacific and Asian patients than for European patients. Testing was less likely for women and for those with greater socioeconomic deprivation. Subsequent statin therapy alteration was slightly more likely for those who had been tested than for those who had not.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/fisiologia , Monitorização Fisiológica/métodos , Atenção Primária à Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Morbidade/tendências , Nova Zelândia/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências
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J Card Surg ; 35(8): 1988-2008, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32652713

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OBJECTIVES: The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in the worst global pandemic of our generation, affecting 215 countries with nearly 5.5 million cases. The association between COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system has been well described. We sought to systematically review the current published literature on the different cardiac manifestations and the use of cardiac-specific biomarkers in terms of their prognostic value in determining clinical outcomes and correlation to disease severity. METHODS: A systematic literature review across PubMed, Cochrane database, Embase, Google Scholar, and Ovid was performed according to PRISMA guidelines to identify relevant articles that discussed risk factors for cardiovascular manifestations, cardiac manifestations in COVID-19 patients, and cardiac-specific biomarkers with their clinical implications on COVID-19. RESULTS: Sixty-one relevant articles were identified which described risk factors for cardiovascular manifestations, cardiac manifestations (including heart failure, cardiogenic shock, arrhythmia, and myocarditis among others) and cardiac-specific biomarkers (including CK-MB, CK, myoglobin, troponin, and NT-proBNP). Cardiovascular risk factors can play a crucial role in identifying patients vulnerable to developing cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19 and thus help to save lives. A wide array of cardiac manifestations is associated with the interaction between COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system. Cardiac-specific biomarkers provide a useful prognostic tool in helping identify patients with the severe disease early and allowing for escalation of treatment in a timely fashion. CONCLUSION: COVID-19 is an evolving pandemic with predominate respiratory manifestations, however, due to the interaction with the cardiovascular system; cardiac manifestations/complications feature heavily in this disease, with cardiac biomarkers providing important prognostic information.


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Betacoronavirus , Doenças Cardiovasculares/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Creatina Quinase/sangue , Creatina Quinase Forma MB/sangue , Humanos , Mioglobina/sangue , Peptídeo Natriurético Encefálico/sangue , Pandemias , Prognóstico , Fatores de Risco , Choque Cardiogênico/virologia , Troponina/sangue
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PLoS Med ; 17(7): e1003183, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32692751

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BACKGROUND: Undernutrition during intrauterine life and early childhood is hypothesised to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Hypothesis), but experimental evidence from humans is limited. This hypothesis has major implications for control of the cardiovascular disease epidemic in South Asia (home to a quarter of world's population), where a quarter of newborns have low birth weight. We investigated whether, in an area with prevalent undernutrition, supplemental nutrition offered to pregnant women and their offspring below the age of 6 years was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in the offspring when they were young adults. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The Hyderabad Nutrition Trial was a community-based nonrandomised controlled intervention trial conducted in 29 villages near Hyderabad, India (1987-1990). Protein-calorie food supplement was offered daily to pregnant and lactating women (2.09 MJ energy and 20-25 g protein) and their offspring (1.25 MJ energy and 8-10 g protein) until the age of six years in the 15 intervention villages, but not in the 14 control villages. A total of 1,826 participants (949 from the intervention villages and 877 from the control villages, representing 70% of the cohort) at a mean age of 21.6 years (62% males) were examined between 2009 and 2012. The mean body mass index (BMI) of the participants was 20 kg/m2 and the mean systolic blood pressure was 115 mm Hg. The age, sex, socioeconomic position, and urbanisation-adjusted effects of intervention (beta coefficients and 95% confidence intervals) on outcomes were as follows: carotid intima-media thickness, 0.01 mm (-0.01 to 0.03), p = 0.36; arterial stiffness (augmentation index), -1.1% (-2.5 to 0.3), p = 0.097; systolic blood pressure, 0.5 mm Hg (-0.6 to 1.6), p = 0.36; BMI, -0.13 kg/m2 (-0.75 to 0.09), p = 0.093; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, 0.06 mmol/L (-0.07 to 0.2), p = 0.37; and fasting insulin (log), -0.06 mU/L (-0.19 to 0.07), p = 0.43. The limitations of this study include nonrandomised allocation of intervention and lack of data on compliance, and potential for selection bias due to incomplete follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed that in an area with prevalent undernutrition, protein-calorie food supplements offered to pregnant women and their offspring below the age of 6 years were not associated with lower levels of cardiovascular risk factors among offspring when they were young adults. Our findings, coupled with evidence from other intervention studies to date, suggest that policy makers should attach limited value to cardiovascular health benefits of maternal and child protein-calorie food supplementation programmes.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Suplementos Nutricionais , Adolescente , Índice de Massa Corporal , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Índia , Masculino , Desnutrição/dietoterapia , Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Materna , Gravidez , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 473, 2020 Jul 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620082

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BACKGROUND: People living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (PLHIV) have an increased susceptibility to develop non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Infection with HIV contributes to the development of CVD independent of traditional risk factors, with endothelial dysfunction being the central physiological mechanism. While HIV-related mortality is declining due to antiretroviral treatment (ART), the number of deaths due to CVD is rising in South Africa - the country with the highest number of PLHIV and the world's largest ART programme. The EndoAfrica study was developed to determine whether HIV infection and ART are associated with cardiovascular risk markers and changes in vascular structure and function over 18 months in adults from different provinces of South Africa. This paper describes the rationale, methodology and baseline cohort profile of the EndoAfrica study conducted in the North West Province, South Africa. METHODS: In this case-control study, conducted between August 2017 and June 2018, 382 volunteers of African descent (276 women; 106 men), comprising of 278 HIV infected and 104 HIV free individuals were included. We measured health behaviours, a detailed cardiovascular profile, and performed biomarker analyses. We compared baseline characteristics, blood pressure, vascular function and biochemical markers between those infected and HIV free. RESULTS: At baseline, the HIV infected participants were older (43 vs 39 years), less were employed (21% vs 40%), less had a tertiary education (7% vs 16%) and their body mass index was lower (26 vs 29 kg/m2) than that of the HIV free participants. While the cardiovascular profile, flow-mediated dilation and pulse wave velocity did not differ, glycated haemoglobin was lower (p = 0.017) and total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, gamma-glutamyltransferase and tobacco use were higher (all p < 0.047) in PLHIV. CONCLUSION: Despite PLHIV being older, preliminary cross-sectional analysis suggests that PLHIV being treated with ART do not have poorer endothelial or vascular function compared to the HIV free participants. More detailed analyses on the baseline and follow-up data will provide further clarity regarding the cardiovascular profile of South Africans living with HIV.


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Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/complicações , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , HIV , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/sangue , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Antirretrovirais/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores/sangue , Pressão Sanguínea , Estudos de Casos e Controles , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Hemoglobina A Glicada/análise , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Doenças não Transmissíveis , Análise de Onda de Pulso , Fatores de Risco , África do Sul/epidemiologia , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 16: 249-256, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32612360

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Background: The role of metabolic states in cardiovascular risks among individuals with varying degrees of obesity is unknown. The study aimed to compare cardiometabolic index (CMI), atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), lipid accumulation product (LAP) and novel anthropometric indices in metabolic and non-metabolically obese individual with regard to the role of FTO gene in Iranian adults. Methods: In total, 165 individuals were recruited into this cross-sectional study. Individuals grouped into four groups: metabolic healthy normal-weight (MHNW) individuals, metabolically unhealthy normal-weight (MUNW) individuals, metabolically healthy obese (MHO) individuals and metabolic unhealthy obese (MUO) individuals. The dietary intake was evaluated by food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). The cardiovascular indices (CMI, AIP and LAP) were calculated. A variety of anthropometric indices were calculated, including body adiposity Index (BAI), weight-adjusted-waist index (WWI), A body shape index (ABSI) and waist-height ratio (WHR). The genotypes of FTO-rs9939609 subjects were detected by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Results: The individuals with metabolically unhealthy phenotypes (MUO, MUNW) have higher levels of triglyceride and cardiovascular indices (AIP, LAP and CMI) than the individuals with metabolic healthy phenotypes (MHO, MHNW). With a similar degree of obesity, the anthropometric indices (BAI, WWI and WHR) levels were higher in metabolic unhealthy groups than metabolically healthy groups. The highest frequency of obesity-risk allele AA of FTO gene was observed in MUO, MHO, MUNW and MHNW, respectively. Conclusion: Normal-weight individuals with metabolic unhealthy status are at higher risk for cardiovascular diseases than obese individuals with metabolically healthy status. The genotype frequencies of obesity-risk allele AA of FTO gene were higher in obesity phenotypes than metabolic phenotypes.


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Dioxigenase FTO Dependente de alfa-Cetoglutarato/genética , Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Metabolismo Energético/genética , Síndrome Metabólica/genética , Obesidade Metabolicamente Benigna/genética , Obesidade/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Idoso , Antropometria , Biomarcadores/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Lipídeos/sangue , Masculino , Síndrome Metabólica/sangue , Síndrome Metabólica/diagnóstico , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/sangue , Obesidade/diagnóstico , Obesidade Metabolicamente Benigna/sangue , Obesidade Metabolicamente Benigna/diagnóstico , Fenótipo , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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Mayo Clin Proc ; 95(6): 1158-1168, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32498772

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate associations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin-T (cTnT) with cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart failure (HF), and mortality in community-dwelling women and men. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A total of 8226 adults from the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-stage Disease (PREVEND) cohort (1997-1998) were enrolled in a prospective observational study (mean age: 49 years; 50.2% women). Sex-specific associations of cTnT levels with future clinical outcomes were evaluated using adjusted Cox-regression models. RESULTS: Measurable cTnT levels (≥3 ng/L) were detected in 1102 women (26.7%) and in 2396 men (58.5%). Baseline cTnT levels were associated with a greater risk of developing CVD in women than men [Hazard ratio (HRwomen), 1.48 per unit increase in log2-cTnT; 95% CI, 1.21 to 1.81 vs HRmen, 1.20; 95% CI, 1.07 to 1.35; Pinteraction<.001]. Similar sex-related differences were observed for HF (Pinteraction= .005) and mortality (Pinteraction= .008). Further, compared with referent category (cTnT <3 ng/L), women with cTnT levels greater than or equal to 6 ng/L had a significantly increased risk for CVD (HR, 2.30; 95% CI, 1.45 to 3.64), HF (HR, 2.86; 95% CI, 1.41 to 5.80), and mortality (HR, 2.65; 95% CI, 1.52 to 4.61), whereas men with cTnT levels greater than or equal to 6 ng/L had a significantly increased risk only for CVD (HR, 1.51; 95% CI, 1.07 to 2.13). CONCLUSION: Baseline cTnT levels were associated with future CVD, HF, and mortality in both sexes, and these associations were stronger in women. Future studies are needed to determine the value of cTnT in early diagnosis of CVD, particularly in women.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/sangue , Troponina T/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/mortalidade , Humanos , Incidência , Vida Independente/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mortalidade , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores Sexuais
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 6: CD012735, 2020 06 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32557581

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BACKGROUND: Pitavastatin is the newest statin on the market, and the dose-related magnitude of effect of pitavastatin on blood lipids is not known. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To quantify the effects of various doses of pitavastatin on the surrogate markers: LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in participants with and without cardiovascular disease. To compare the effect of pitavastatin on surrogate markers with other statins.  Secondary objectives To quantify the effect of various doses of pitavastatin on withdrawals due to adverse effects.  SEARCH METHODS: The Cochrane Hypertension Information Specialist searched the following databases for trials up to March 2019: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, Issue 2, 2019), MEDLINE (from 1946), Embase (from 1974), the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and ClinicalTrials.gov. We also contacted authors of relevant papers regarding further published and unpublished work. The searches had no language restrictions. SELECTION CRITERIA: RCT and controlled before-and-after studies evaluating the dose response of different fixed doses of pitavastatin on blood lipids over a duration of three to 12 weeks in participants of any age with and without cardiovascular disease. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two review authors independently assessed eligibility criteria for studies to be included, and extracted data. We entered data from RCT and controlled before-and-after studies into Review Manager 5 as continuous and generic inverse variance data, respectively. Withdrawals due to adverse effects (WDAE) information was collected from the RCTs. We assessed all included trials using the Cochrane 'Risk of bias' tool under the categories of allocation (selection bias), blinding (performance bias and detection bias), incomplete outcome data (attrition bias), selective reporting (reporting bias), and other potential sources of bias. MAIN RESULTS: Forty-seven studies (five RCTs and 42 before-and-after studies) evaluated the dose-related efficacy of pitavastatin in 5436 participants. The participants were of any age with and without cardiovascular disease, and pitavastatin effects were studied within a treatment period of three to 12 weeks. Log dose-response data over doses of 1 mg to 16 mg revealed strong linear dose-related effects on blood total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. There was no dose-related effect of pitavastatin on blood HDL cholesterol, which was increased by 4% on average by pitavastatin. Pitavastatin 1 mg/day to 16 mg/day reduced LDL cholesterol by 33.3% to 54.7%, total cholesterol by 23.3% to 39.0% and triglycerides by 13.0% to 28.1%. For every two-fold dose increase, there was a 5.35% (95% CI 3.32 to 7.38) decrease in blood LDL cholesterol, a 3.93% (95% CI 2.35 to 5.50) decrease in blood total cholesterol and a 3.76% (95% CI 1.03 to 6.48) decrease in blood triglycerides. The certainty of evidence for these effects was judged to be high. When compared to other statins for its effect to reduce LDL cholesterol, pitavastatin is about 6-fold more potent than atorvastatin, 1.7-fold more potent than rosuvastatin, 77-fold more potent than fluvastatin and 3.3-fold less potent than cerivastatin. For the placebo group, there were no participants who withdrew due to an adverse effect per 109 subjects and for all doses of pitavastatin, there were three participants who withdrew due to an adverse effect per 262 subjects. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: Pitavastatin lowers blood total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride in a dose-dependent linear fashion. Based on the effect on LDL cholesterol, pitavastatin is about 6-fold more potent than atorvastatin, 1.7-fold more potent than rosuvastatin, 77-fold more potent than fluvastatin and 3.3-fold less potent than cerivastatin. There were not enough data to determine risk of withdrawal due to adverse effects due to pitavastatin.


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Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/administração & dosagem , Lipídeos/sangue , Quinolinas/administração & dosagem , Atorvastatina/administração & dosagem , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Estudos Controlados Antes e Depois , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Fluvastatina/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Masculino , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Rosuvastatina Cálcica/administração & dosagem , Fatores Sexuais , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0233619, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32492025

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A moderate alcohol consumption is demonstrated to exert a protective action in terms of cardiovascular risk. Although this property seems not to be beverage-specific, the various composition of alcoholic compounds could mediate peculiar effects in vivo. The aim of this study was to evaluate potential beer-mediated effects on the cardiovascular health in humans, using a meta-analytic approach (trial registration number: CRD42018118387). The literature search, comprising all English articles published until November, 30th 2019 in EMBASE, PubMed and Cochrane database included all controlled clinical trials evaluating the cardiovascular effects of beer assumption compared to alcohol-free beer, water, abstinence or placebo. Both sexes and all beer preparations were considered eligible. Outcome parameters were those entering in the cardiovascular risk charts and those related to endothelial dysfunction. Twenty-six trials were included in the analysis. Total cholesterol was significantly higher in beer drinkers compared to controls (14 studies, 3.52 mg/dL, 1.71-5.32 mg/dL). Similar increased levels were observed in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (18 studies, 3.63 mg/dL, 2.00-5.26 mg/dL) and in apolipoprotein A1 (5 studies, 0.16 mg/dL, 0.11-0.21 mg/dL), while no differences were detected in low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (12 studies, -2.85 mg/dL, -5.96-0.26 mg/dL) and triglycerides (14 studies, 0.40 mg/dL, -5.00-5.80 mg/dL) levels. Flow mediated dilation (FMD) resulted significantly higher in beer-consumers compared to controls (4 studies, 0.65%, 0.07-1.23%), while blood pressure and other biochemical markers of inflammation did not differ. In conclusion, the specific beer effect on human cardiovascular health was meta-analysed for the first time, highlighting an improvement of the vascular elasticity, detected by the increase of FMD (after acute intake), and of the lipid profile with a significant increase of HDL and apolipoprotein A1 serum levels. Although the long-term effects of beer consumption are not still understood, a beneficial effect of beer on endothelial function should be supposed.


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Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas , Cerveja , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Sistema Cardiovascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Etanol/farmacologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Apolipoproteína A-I/sangue , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Vasos Sanguíneos/fisiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Elasticidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Endotélio Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Vasodilatação/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto Jovem
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