Valentina Soverini
University of Bologna
Publications 11
#1Federico Ponti (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 9
#2Valentina Soverini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 5
Last.Alberto BazzocchiH-Index: 18
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Abstract Objective Changes in body composition during weight loss programs might have a significant effect on long-term results. The aim of this study was to test these changes by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in obese women enrolled into two different weight loss medical programs. Methods We prospectively studied 71 women assigned to either an intensive 3-mo cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or a 1-mo nutritional counseling plan (NCP). All patients underwent DXA whole-body scan before...
4 CitationsSource
#1M. Guidetti (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 8
#2F. Agostini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 10
Last.Loris Pironi (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate iodine nutrition in adults on long-term home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and to compare it with iodine supplemented with PN, categorized as below or according to the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism guidelines (ESPEN-GL) recommendation. Methods Iodine nutrition was evaluated retrospectively in 31 stable adults on long-term HPN. We analyzed urinary iodine concentration (UIC) and serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). ...
5 CitationsSource
#1Loris Pironi (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 30
#2Augusto Lauro (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 23
Last.Antonio Daniele Pinna (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 60
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Abstract Objective A decrease of renal function was described in patients on long-term home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for benign intestinal failure. The risk for chronic renal failure (CRF) due to frequent episodes of dehydration despite optimal HPN, is an indication for intestinal transplantation (ITx). ITx is the solid organ transplant at highest risk for developing CRF. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence and the probability of CRF occurring in adults on HPN and after ITx. Me...
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#1Loris PironiH-Index: 30
#2Augusto LauroH-Index: 23
Last.Antonio Daniele PinnaH-Index: 60
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#2M. GuidettiH-Index: 8
Last.Loris PironiH-Index: 30
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Suboptimal glycemic control is a common situation in diabetes, regardless of the wide range of drugs available to reach glycemic targets. Basic research in diabetes is endeavoring to identify new actives working as insulin savers, use of which could delay the introduction of injectable insulin or reduce the insulin dose needed. Commonly available as a nutraceutical, berberine is a potential candidate.
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#1Valentina Soverini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 5
#2Marcello Persico (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 33
Last.Giulio Marchesini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 68
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Viral infections and the metabolic syndrome may coexist in several individuals, due to the large prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Antiviral therapy has changed the natural history of chronic viral hepatitis, but viral infection may remain undiagnosed in the absence of systematic screening. We determined the prevalence of HBV and/or HCV infection in an Italian cohort with T2DM (859 consecutive patients, 413 females) in three Italian centers: Turin, Bologna, and Naples. S...
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Abstract The possibility that lifestyle changes may be shared by the family members of subjects with obesity attending cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for weight loss has been scarcely evaluated. The purpose of this study was to measure the changes in body weight, lifestyle habits, and stage of change toward physical activity in the family members of 149 subjects with overweight/obesity enrolled into a weekly group CBT for weight management in the years 2007-2008. 230 adult (aged >18 years)...
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