Sotirios A. Raptis
Athens State University
Publications 224
#2Panagiotis Halvatsiotis (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 1
Last.Eleni Boutati (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 23
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Abstract Maternal adipose tissue and the placenta secrete various molecules commonly called adipokines such as chemerin, omentin-1, visfatin, adiponectin, and leptin that are important players in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as a state of glucose intolerance characterized by β-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance. To examine whether circulating adipokines and their mRNA expression in the adipose tissue and the placenta are altered in G...
7 CitationsSource
#1Panayota MitrouH-Index: 17
#2Eleni Petsiou (Athens State University)H-Index: 4
Last.George Dimitriadis (Athens State University)H-Index: 29
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The role of acetic acid on glucose uptake and blood flow rates in the skeletal muscle in humans with impaired glucose tolerance
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#1Panayota MitrouH-Index: 17
#2Eleni Petsiou (Athens State University)H-Index: 4
Last.George Dimitriadis (Athens State University)H-Index: 29
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Background and Aims. Vinegar has been shown to have a glucose-lowering effect in patients with glucose abnormalities. However, the mechanisms of this effect are still obscure. The aim of this randomised, crossover study was to investigate the effect of vinegar on glucose metabolism in muscle which is the most important tissue for insulin-stimulated glucose disposal. Materials and Methods. Eleven subjects with DM2 consumed vinegar or placebo (at random order on two separate days, a week apart), b...
11 CitationsSource
#1A. E. Raptis (Athens State University)H-Index: 9
#2Konstantinos P. Markakis (Athens State University)H-Index: 3
Last.George Dimitriadis (Athens State University)H-Index: 29
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23 CitationsSource
#1Eleni Petsiou (Athens State University)H-Index: 4
#2Panayota MitrouH-Index: 17
Last.George Dimitriadis (Athens State University)H-Index: 29
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The aim of this review is to summarize the effects of vinegar on glucose and lipid metabolism. Several studies have demonstrated that vinegar can help reduce hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, hyperlipidemia, and obesity. Other studies, however, have shown no beneficial effect on metabolism. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain these metabolic effects, including delayed gastric emptying and enteral absorption, suppression of hepatic glucose production, increased glucose utilization, up...
26 CitationsSource
#1Panayota MitrouH-Index: 17
#2George DimitriadisH-Index: 29
Last.Sotirios A. RaptisH-Index: 39
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Hyperthyroidism affects glucose metabolism via several mechanisms. Increased plasma glucose levels in this condition may be explained mainly by resistance of the liver to insulin due to enhanced gluco
#1Angeliki AngelidiH-Index: 3
#2Andreas MelidonisH-Index: 15
Last.Sotirios A. Raptis (Athens State University)H-Index: 39
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OBJECTIVE: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have recently been considered as a potential novel marker of vascular integrity, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk. This study was performed to investigate the main determinants of EPC levels in individuals with prediabetes. DESIGN: Thirty-nine participants with newly diagnosed prediabetes were enrolled. Flow cytometric analysis was used to quantify EPCs (CD34 + CD133 + VEGFR-2+). Traditional risk factors, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (...
6 CitationsSource
#1Melpomeni Peppa (Athens State University)H-Index: 25
#2Chrysi Koliaki (Athens State University)H-Index: 10
Last.George Dimitriadis (Athens State University)H-Index: 29
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Objective: Aim of this study was to investigate the association of total and regional lean body mass (LBM) with cardiometabolic risk factors in healthy obese and nonobese postmenopausal women. Methods: A total of 150 postmenopausal women (age 54 ± 7 years, BMI 29.6 ± 5.8 kg/m2) underwent a comprehensive assessment of cardiometabolic risk, including metabolic syndrome (MS). Body composition analysis was performed with Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and multiple height-adjusted indices of total...
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Abstract Background Regional fat distribution is an important determinant of cardiometabolic risk after menopause. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between indices of fat distribution obtained by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and representative cardiometabolic risk factors in a cohort of healthy postmenopausal women. Methods In this cross-sectional study, cardiometabolic risk factors were correlated with a variety of central and peripheral fat depots obtai...
25 CitationsSource
#1M. Angelyn Bethel (University of Oxford)H-Index: 23
#2Antonio Roberto Chacra (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 20
Last.Steven M. HaffnerH-Index: 115
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We used baseline data from the NAVIGATOR trial to (1) identify risk factors for diabetes progression in those with impaired glucose tolerance and high cardiovascular risk, (2) create models predicting 5-year incident diabetes, and (3) provide risk classification tools to guide clinical interventions. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards models estimated 5-year incident diabetes risk and simplified models examined the relative importance of measures of glycemia in assessing diabetes risk. The C-...
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