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Editorial
PCSK9 and carbohydrate metabolism: A double-edged sword 
Theodosios D Filippatos, Sebastian Filippas-Ntekouan, Eleni Pappa, Thalia Panagiotopoulou, Vasilios Tsimihodimos, Moses S Elisaf 
World J Diabetes 8(7):311-316. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.311
Review
Obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetic retinopathy: Beyond hyperglycemia 
Osinakachukwu Mbata, Nada Fawzy Abo El-Magd, Azza Bahram El-Remessy 
World J Diabetes 8(7):317-329. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.317
Minireviews
PTPN22 and islet-specific autoimmunity: What have the mouse models taught us? 
Giuseppe Galvani, Georgia Fousteri 
World J Diabetes 8(7):330-336. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.330
Saponins as adipokines modulator: A possible therapeutic intervention for type 2 diabetes 
Olusola Olalekan Elekofehinti, Oluwamodupe Cecilia Ejelonu, Jean Paul Kamdem, Oluwaseun Benedicta Akinlosotu, Isaac Gbadura Adanlawo 
World J Diabetes 8(7):337-345. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.337
Retrospective Cohort Study
Vitamin D levels in subjects with or without chronic kidney disease among Veterans with diabetes in North East United States 
Subhashini Yaturu, Barbara Youngberg, Sonya Zdunek 
World J Diabetes 8(7):346-350. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.346
Observational Study
Type 2 diabetes in a Senegalese rural area 
Priscilla Duboz, Gilles Boëtsch, Lamine Gueye, Enguerran Macia 
World J Diabetes 8(7):351-357. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.351
Quality of sleep and its determinants among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Northwest of Iran 
Seyed Morteza Shamshirgaran, Jafar Ataei, Ayyoub Malek, Manochehr Iranparvar-Alamdari, Nayyereh Aminisani 
World J Diabetes 8(7):358-364. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.358
Prospective Study
Are body mass index and waist circumference significant predictors of diabetes and prediabetes risk: Results from a population based cohort study 
Fahimeh Haghighatdoost, Masoud Amini, Awat Feizi, Bijan Iraj 
World J Diabetes 8(7):365-373. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.365
Effect of bariatric surgery on adiposity and metabolic profiles: A prospective cohort study in Middle-Eastern patients 
Mohsen Mazidi, Peyman Rezaie, Ali Jangjoo, Alireza Tavassoli, Mohammad Taghi Rajabi, Andre Pascal Kengne, Mohsen Nematy 
World J Diabetes 8(7):374-380. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.374
Randomized Controlled Trial
Autologous bone marrow derived stem cell therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus - defining adequate administration methods 
Vikas Sood, Anil Bhansali, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Baljinder Singh, Neelam Marwaha, Ashish Jain, Niranjan Khandelwal 
World J Diabetes 8(7):381-389. Published online Jul 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i7.381