Claudio L Lafortuna

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Affiliation: Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of metabolic syndrome components in obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 18:233-41. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Effect of mechanical and metabolic factors on motor function and fatigue in obese men and women: a cross-sectional study
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, I 20090 Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:1062-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components among obese men and women in Italy
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, Segrate, Italy
    Obes Facts 5:127-37. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender variations of body composition, muscle strength and power output in morbid obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolari del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:833-41. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body composition and muscle power output in men and women with obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, CNR, Segrate MI, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:854-61. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The energetic and cardiovascular response to treadmill walking and cycle ergometer exercise in obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, Segrate, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 103:707-17. 2008
  7. doi request reprint The energy cost of cycling and aerobic performance of obese adolescent girls
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, I 20090 Segrate, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:647-52. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The regulation of respiratory resistance in exercising horses
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93 Segrate, 20090 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:396-404. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The energy cost of cycling in young obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi, 93, 20090, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 97:16-25. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic responses to submaximal treadmill walking and cycle ergometer pedalling in obese adolescents
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:630-7. 2010

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Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of metabolic syndrome components in obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 18:233-41. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to use factor analysis to investigate the clustering of features, which characterise the metabolic syndrome, in a cohort of 552 obese women aged 18-83 years (mean body mass index: 43.0 kg/m(2)+/-5.7 SD)...
  2. doi request reprint Effect of mechanical and metabolic factors on motor function and fatigue in obese men and women: a cross-sectional study
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, I 20090 Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:1062-8. 2013
    ..The independent contribution of these factors to motor dysfunction in obese individuals is scarcely defined...
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components among obese men and women in Italy
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, Segrate, Italy
    Obes Facts 5:127-37. 2012
    ..Assessment of the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Italian obese individuals...
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender variations of body composition, muscle strength and power output in morbid obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolari del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:833-41. 2005
    ..Motor capabilities are reduced in obese (OB) individuals, and this impairment may result also from quantitative variation of muscle mass due to alterations in body composition...
  5. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body composition and muscle power output in men and women with obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, CNR, Segrate MI, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:854-61. 2004
    ..Older women (> or =50 yr) with extreme obesity (class III) suffered from the most serious motor dysfunction within this obese cohort. This result may have important clinical relevance in the care of obesity...
  6. ncbi request reprint The energetic and cardiovascular response to treadmill walking and cycle ergometer exercise in obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, Segrate, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 103:707-17. 2008
    ..Therefore, due to different cardiovascular responses to TM and CE in OB, walking is more convenient, enabling OB to attain target energy expenditure at lower HR or in a shorter time...
  7. doi request reprint The energy cost of cycling and aerobic performance of obese adolescent girls
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, I 20090 Segrate, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:647-52. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint The regulation of respiratory resistance in exercising horses
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93 Segrate, 20090 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:396-404. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The energy cost of cycling in young obese women
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi, 93, 20090, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 97:16-25. 2006
    ..4 to -31.9%. It is concluded that the lower mechanical efficiency displayed by obese women in cycling has to be taken into account when prescribing exercise through methods predicting the metabolic load...
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic responses to submaximal treadmill walking and cycle ergometer pedalling in obese adolescents
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:630-7. 2010
    ..These conclusions seem clinically relevant when using exercise as a part of multidisciplinary treatment for juvenile obesity and amelioration of related metabolic disturbances...
  11. ncbi request reprint Locomotor behaviours and respiratory pattern of the Mediterranean fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi 93, Segrate, 20090 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:387-95. 2003
    ..The estimated O2 consumption of about 150 l.min(-1) is in line with the general allometric regression for mammals and corresponds to an energetic expenditure of 85-95 kJ.kg(-1).day(-1)...
  12. doi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among extremely obese adolescents in Italy and Germany
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Cervi, Milano, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 88:14-21. 2010
    ..Further tools should be developed to understand international epidemiological differences concerning obesity and its comorbidities in relation to lifestyles in the countries of European Union...
  13. ncbi request reprint Three-week integrated body weight reduction programme markedly improves performance and work capacity in severely obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 8:107-13. 2003
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  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of non-specific vs individualized exercise training protocols on aerobic, anaerobic and strength performance in severely obese subjects during a short-term body mass reduction program
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, C N R, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:197-205. 2003
    ....
  15. doi request reprint An automatic segmentation method for regional analysis of femoral neck images acquired by pQCT
    G Rizzo
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology IBFM CNR, Palazzo LITA, Via Fratelli Cervi 93, 20090, Segrate, Milan, Italy
    Ann Biomed Eng 39:172-84. 2011
    ..61°) and show that globally our algorithm performs very well. Concerning regional analysis application, from our results we can observe that significant differences are present among the four bone quadrants...
  16. ncbi request reprint Age- and gender-related variations of leg power output and body composition in severely obese children and adolescents
    A Sartorio
    Division of Auxology, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:48-54. 2006
    ..The capability of performing external work in short bursts (as represented by trends in WBM) is lower in girls of all ages, and merits consideration on the clinical ground...
  17. ncbi request reprint Changes in body composition, physical performance and cardiovascular risk factors after a 3-week integrated body weight reduction program and after 1-y follow-up in severely obese men and women
    N A Maffiuletti
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:685-94. 2005
    ..To investigate the short- and medium-term (ie, at 1-y follow-up) effects of a hospital-based body weight reduction (BWR) program lasting 3 weeks in severely obese individuals...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of a 3-week body mass reduction program on body composition, muscle function and motor performance in pubertal obese boys and girls
    N A Maffiuletti
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:813-20. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of different training protocols on exercise performance during a short-term body weight reduction programme in severely obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 8:36-43. 2003
    ..However, the addition of strength training to A conditioning increases maximum strength...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of short-term, integrated body mass reduction program on maximal oxygen consumption and anaerobic alactic performance in obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:24-31. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle characteristics and motor performance after 2-year growth hormone treatment in adults with prader-willi syndrome
    Claudio L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche C L L, G R, 20090 Segrate, Milano, Italy and Departments of Recupero e Riabilitazione Funzionale A M, A s, Riabilitazione Osteoarticolare P C, L V, Riabilitazione Cardiologica L A G, and Auxologia G G, A s, Ospedale San Giuseppe, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Instituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, 28824 Piancavallo, Verbania, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:1816-24. 2014
    ..In adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), abnormal body composition with decreased lean body mass and skeletal muscle (SM) volume has been related to altered GH secretion and may possibly contribute to greatly reduced motor capacity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Changes in motor control and muscle performance after a short-term body mass reduction program in obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:393-8. 2001
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Short-term changes of fatigability and muscle performance in severe obese patients after an integrated body mass reduction program
    A Sartorio
    Experimental Laboratory of Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:88-93. 2003
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  24. ncbi request reprint The combined effect of adiposity, fat distribution and age on cardiovascular risk factors and motor disability in a cohort of obese women (aged 18-83)
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:905-12. 2006
    ..This suggests that obesity increases metabolic risk and induces motor dysfunction by means of different biological mechanisms and with a different impact within the obese female population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of a 3-week integrated body weight reduction program on leptin levels and body composition in severe obese subjects
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Experimental Endocrinological Research LSRE, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:250-6. 2003
    ..Body FM reduction appears to be not the unique determinant of leptin levels regulation and the degree of leptin over-expression may negatively affect weight loss in morbidly obese patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of two integrated, non-pharmacological body weight reduction programs on coronary heart disease risk factors in young obese patients
    A Sartorio
    Laboratory for Experimental Endocrinology, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:262-5. 2003
    ..2%, 4.4%) and with still elevated BMI values (41.6 kg/m2). Although IET, compared to NET program, induced smaller reductions of blood pressure, it requires 30% daily training period and may possibly enhance long-term patient compliance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Lower limb alactic anaerobic power output assessed with different techniques in morbid obesity
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology, CNR, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:134-41. 2002
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Short-term changes of cardiovascular risk factors after a non-pharmacological body weight reduction program
    A Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:865-9. 2001
    ..To test the short-term effectiveness of a 3 week hospital-based body weight reduction (BWR) program on selected coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in obese subjects...
  29. doi request reprint Factor analysis of metabolic syndrome components in severely obese girls and boys
    C L Lafortuna
    Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:552-8. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint GH responses to a near-maximal exercise training session on-the-field in cyclists
    C L Lafortuna
    Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology, CNR, Segrate, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:RC12-4. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone responses to repeated bouts of aerobic exercise with different recovery intervals in cyclists
    A Sartorio
    3rd Division of Metabolic Diseases, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:RC11-4. 2005
    ..01) and EXP B (p < 0.01). It was concluded that GH responses to subsequent bouts of aerobic exercise are dependent on the time interval between the exercise sessions...
  32. ncbi request reprint Postural instability of extremely obese individuals improves after a body weight reduction program entailing specific balance training
    N A Maffiuletti
    Experimental Laboratory for Endocrinological Research, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:2-7. 2005
    ..It was concluded that balance improvement is an important goal of rehabilitation, that would probably reduce the propensity of overweight individuals to fall while performing everyday activities...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of NO synthase inhibition on cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction in a porcine short-term model of endotoxic shock
    M Albertini
    Dipartimento di Patologia Animale, Igiene e Sanita Pubblica Veterinaria, sez di Biochimica e Fisiologia, Università degli Studi di Milan, Milan, Italy
    Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 67:365-72. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Body mass reduction markedly improves muscle performance and body composition in obese females aged 61-75 years: comparison between the effects exerted by energy-restricted diet plus moderate aerobic-strength training alone or associated with rGH or nandr
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 150:511-5. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Differences in quadriceps muscle strength and fatigue between lean and obese subjects
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 101:51-9. 2007
    ..The observed quadriceps muscle function impairments (voluntary fatigue and relative strength) probably contribute to the reduced functional capacity of obese subjects during daily living activities...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of age, degree and distribution of adiposity on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a cohort of obese Italian women
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Divisione di Malattie Metaboliche III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 78:225-33. 2007
    ..Considerable variations in number and combinations of abnormalities entailed in the metabolic syndrome indicate that further investigation may possibly identify groups of obese patients at higher risk for targeted intervention...
  37. ncbi request reprint Respiratory mechanics in Standardbred horses with sub-clinical inflammatory airway disease and poor athletic performance
    Federica Pirrone
    Dipartimento di Patologia Animale, Igiene e Sanita Pubblica Veterinaria, Sezione di Biochimica e Fisiologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano, via Celoria 10 20133 Milano, Italy
    Vet J 173:144-50. 2007
    ..This rebreathing method permits early evaluation of respiratory mechanical dysfunction in poorly performing horses with sub-clinical IAD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Muscle strength and power, maximum oxygen consumption, and body composition in middle-aged short-stature adults with childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases, Italian Institute for Auxology, IRCCS, Verbania and Milan, Italy
    Arch Med Res 39:78-83. 2008
    ..To date, more discordant data are reported on the degree of muscle impairment in untreated GHD patients, due to the large heterogeneity of this syndrome...
  39. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone responses to repeated bouts of aerobic exercise with different recovery intervals
    Alessandro Sartorio
    J Appl Physiol 100:1093-4; author reply 1094-5. 2006