Volume 1 Issue 1
Bhat RK* and Srinivasan TM
Introduction: Diabetes is getting into an epidemic form and significant effort is being put to check its spread. The present treatment consists of anti-diabetes medicines and some life style changes. Immunological link is associated with diabetes type 2 but it lacks conviction. In this study we wish to study whether we can reinforce the link through Electro Photonic Imaging (EPI).
Aim and objective: To find out link between immune organs and diabetes type2 through the study of EPI parameters and Bio chemical parameters, with the help of various statistical tools.
Material & Methods: Four hundred participants were scrutinized out which 199 participants were selected for the study. Four experiments were carried out a) Comparison of EPI parameters among normal, pre diabetes and diabetes b) Correlation of EPI parameters with Bio chemical parameters c) Comparison of EPI parameters in controlled and uncontrolled diabetes, d) Comparison of EPI parameters in pre and post Yoga intervention study.
Results: In all the 04 experiments, immune organ figured predominantly. There was significant difference in EPI values of immune organ between normal, pre diabetes and diabetes. Highly significant correlation was found between immune organ and diabetes. By comparing controlled and uncontrolled diabetes, highly significant difference was seen in the immune organ. In pre post study immune organ did not show significant change after intervention of Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Yoga module.
Conclusion: In all the four experiments conclusive association was seen between immunology and the diabetes type2. This reinforces earlier findings through modern medical research and suggests for introducing immune therapy alongside the conventional medicine for treatment of diabetes type 2. It also strengthens the justification for integrating Electro Photonic Imaging technique into modern medical research.
Cite this Article: Bhat RK, Srinivasan TM. Immunological Link in Type 2 Diabetes through Electro Photonic Imaging. Int J Metab Syndr. 2017;1(1): 015-019.
Published: 30 October 2017
Research Article: Visceral Adiposity Indicators and Anthropometric Indices as Screening Tools of Metabolic Syndrome among Chinese Patients with adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
Ren wei*, lingmin Z, xiaoya Z, Qing L, Xin X, and Wei R
Aim: It is alarming that the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is on the rise in Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) patients. The prevalence of MetS in AGHD contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Chinese Visceral Adipose Index (CVAI) is a new tool of visceral adiposity with verified predictive ability for MetS among Chinese population. However, the predictive ability has not been inquired in patients with AGHD. This study aims to prove that and directly compare the screening ability of CVAI, Visceral Adipose Index (VAI), Lipid Accumulation Product (LAP), Waist-To-Height Ratio (WHtR), Waist-To-Hip Ratio (WHR) and Waist Circumference (WC) to identify MetS among Chinese patients with AGHD.
Materials and methods: The study included 113 AGHD patients and 113 healthy persons matched with age and gender. CVAI, LAP, VAI, WHR, WHtR, HOMA-IR and BMI were calculated. MetS was defined by the Joint Interim Statement criteria. The Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve (ROC) was used to compare the Area under the ROC Curve (AUC) of each index and find out the cut-off points of each index to predict MetS.
Results: Subjects with AGHD presented higher WC, WHR, WHtR, VAI, LAP and CVAI. The prevalence of MetS was 41.3 % in AGHD patients. Compared to AGHD patients without MetS, AGHD patients with MetS showed significantly higher WC, WHR, WHtR, VAI, LAP, CVAI and lower IGF-1.Basedon the CVAI,AGHD patients were divided to 4 quartiles, Age, height, weight, BMI, WC, HC, WHR, FPG, FINS, HOMA-IR, TG, LAP, VAI was increased and HDL-C, IGF-1 was decreased as CVAI increased. Pearson analysis showed CVAI, VAI and LAP were significantly correlated to MetS, independent of age and gender. The ROC Curve Of Visceral Adiposity Indicator (CVAI,LAP,VAI) and anthropometric indicators (WHR,WHtR,WC) for diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, the CVAI had the highest AUC value (AUC = 85.80 for man, AUC = 84.45 for woman) in AGHD patients.
Conclusions: The CVAI were effective, reliable and simple indicators for the screening of MetS among Chinese patients with AGHD. The CVAI was superior to all the other adiposity measures of interest to evaluate MetS in Chinese patients with AGHD.
Cite this Article: Wei R, lingmin Z, xiaoya Z, Qing L, Xin X, et al. Visceral Adiposity Indicators and Anthropometric Indices as Screening Tools of Metabolic Syndrome among Chinese Patients with adult Growth Hormone Deficiency. Int J Metab Syndr. 2017;1(1): 008-014.
Published: 24 October 2017
Research Article: Assessment of Anthropometric, Clinical and Analytical Parameters in Cardiovascular Apparently Healthy Workers: Relationship with Sociodemographic Variables and Healthy Habits
Angel Arturo Lopez-Gonzalez*, M Victoria Ramirez Iniguez de la Torre, M Teofila Vicente Herrero, Luisa Capdevila Garcia
Background: Cardiovascular apparently healthy workers are those who claim not to suffer or to be diagnosed of pathology related to cardiovascular risk.
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of elevated values of different parameters related to CVR in cardiovascular apparently healthy workers
Methods: A descriptive study on 55,063 Spanish Mediterranean area workers was performed. Anthropometric (body mass index, waist to weight ratio), clinical (hypertension) and analytical (lipids, glycaemia) variables are determined along with its relationship with socio demographic variables (sex, age, social class, education) and healthy habits (tobacco, physical exercise and feeding).
Results: 15.3% of apparently healthy workers have obesity (12.7% in women and 17.3% in men), 14.5% hypertension (7.5% in women and 19.9% ??in men). 11.4% high cholesterol (9.6% in women and 12.7% in men), 14.4% high LDL-c (13.7% in women and 14.9% in men), 7.2 % high triglycerides (2.2% in women and 11.1% in men) and 1.2% high glycemia (0.7% in women and 1.6% in men).
Sex, age, tobacco, physical exercise and feeding are the most related variables to these pathologies.
Conclusions: An important percentage of cardiovascular apparently healthy workers present pathologies related to cardiovascular risk.
Cite this Article: Lopez-Gonzalez AA, de la Torre M, VRI, Vicente Herrero MT, Garcia LC. Assessment of Anthropometric, Clinical and Analytical Parameters in Cardiovascular Apparently Healthy Workers: Relationship with Sociodemographic Variables and Healthy Habits. Int J Metab Syndr. 2017;1(1): 001-007.
Published: 02 September 2017
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