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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701241/arginine-metabolism-and-its-protective-effects-on-intestinal-health-and-functions-in-weaned-piglets-under-oxidative-stress-induced-by-diquat
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Ping Zheng, Bing Yu, Jun He, Jie Yu, Xiangbing Mao, Yuheng Luo, Junqiu Luo, Zhiqing Huang, Gang Tian, Qiufeng Zeng, Lianqiang Che, Daiwen Chen
The intestine plays key roles in maintaining body arginine (Arg) homoeostasis. Meanwhile, the intestine is very susceptible to reactive oxygen species. In light of this, the study aimed to explore the effects of Arg supplementation on intestinal morphology, Arg transporters and metabolism, and the potential protective mechanism of Arg supplementation in piglets under oxidative stress. A total of thirty-six weaned piglets were randomly allocated to six groups with six replicates and fed a base diet (0·95 % Arg,) or base diet supplemented with 0·8 % and 1·6 % l-Arg for 1 week, respectively...
July 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697816/association-between-maternal-vitamin-d-status-in-pregnancy-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-childhood-results-from-the-avon-longitudinal-study-of-parents-and-children-alspac
#2
Andrea L Darling, Margaret P Rayman, Colin D Steer, Jean Golding, Susan A Lanham-New, Sarah C Bath
Seafood intake in pregnancy has been positively associated with childhood cognitive outcomes which could potentially relate to the high vitamin D content of oily fish. However, whether higher maternal vitamin D status (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D)) in pregnancy is associated with a reduced risk of offspring suboptimal neurodevelopmental outcomes is unclear. A total of 7065 mother-child pairs were studied from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort who had data for both serum total 25(OH)D concentration in pregnancy and at least one measure of offspring neurodevelopment (pre-school development at 6-42 months; 'Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire' scores at 7 years; intelligence quotient (IQ) at 8 years; reading ability at 9 years)...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689509/formononetin-a-methoxy-isoflavone-enhances-bone-regeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-cortical-bone-defect
#3
Krishna Bhan Singh, Manisha Dixit, Kapil Dev, Rakesh Maurya, Divya Singh
The bone regeneration and healing effect of formononetin was evaluated in a cortical bone defect model that predominantly heals by intramembranous ossification. For this study, female Balb/c mice were ovariectomised (OVx) and a drill-hole injury was generated in the midfemoral bones of all animals. Treatment with formononetin commenced the day after and continued for 21 d. Parathyroid hormone (PTH1-34) was used as a reference standard. Animals were killed at days 10 and 21. Femur bones were collected at the injury site for histomorphometry studies using microcomputed tomography (μCT) and confocal microscopy...
July 10, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673375/dietary-inflammatory-index-in-relation-to-sub-clinical-atherosclerosis-and-atherosclerotic-vascular-disease-mortality-in-older-women
#4
Nicola P Bondonno, Joshua R Lewis, Lauren C Blekkenhorst, Nitin Shivappa, Richard J Woodman, Catherine P Bondonno, Natalie C Ward, James R Hébert, Peter L Thompson, Richard L Prince, Jonathan M Hodgson
Arterial wall thickening, stimulated by low-grade systemic inflammation, underlies many cardiovascular events. As diet is a significant moderator of systemic inflammation, the dietary inflammatory index (DIITM) has recently been devised to assess the overall inflammatory potential of an individual's diet. The primary objective of this study was to assess the association of the DII with common carotid artery-intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) and carotid plaques. To substantiate the clinical importance of these findings we assessed the relationship of DII score with atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD)-related mortality, ischaemic cerebrovascular disease (CVA)-related mortality and ischaemic heart disease (IHD)-related mortality more...
July 4, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673367/association-between-spicy-food-consumption-and-lipid-profiles-in-adults-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#5
Yong Xue, Tingchao He, Kai Yu, Ai Zhao, Wei Zheng, Yumei Zhang, Baoli Zhu
CVD remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with abnormal lipid metabolism as a major risk factor. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between spicy food consumption and serum lipids in Chinese adults. Data were extracted from the 2009 phase of the China Health and Nutrition Survey, consisting of 6774 apparently healthy Chinese adults aged 18-65 years. The frequency of consumption and degree of pungency of spicy food were self-reported, and regular spicy food consumption was assessed using three consecutive 24-h recalls...
July 4, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662732/diet-quality-and-attention-capacity-in-european-adolescents-the-healthy-lifestyle-in-europe-by-nutrition-in-adolescence-helena-study
#6
Pontus Henriksson, Magdalena Cuenca-García, Idoia Labayen, Irene Esteban-Cornejo, Hanna Henriksson, Mathilde Kersting, Jeremy Vanhelst, Kurt Widhalm, Frederic Gottrand, Luis A Moreno, Francisco B Ortega
Adolescence represents an important period for the development of executive functions, which are a set of important cognitive processes including attentional control. However, very little is known regarding the associations of nutrition with components of executive functions in adolescence. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate associations of dietary patterns and macronutrient composition with attention capacity in European adolescents. This cross-sectional study included 384 (165 boys and 219 girls) adolescents, aged 12·5-17·5 years, from five European countries in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study...
June 30, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662731/a-12-week-intervention-with-protein-enriched-foods-and-drinks-improved-protein-intake-but-not-physical-performance-of-older-patients-during-the-first-6-months-after-hospital-release-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#7
Janne Beelen, Nicole M de Roos, Lisette C P G M de Groot
During and after hospitalisation, older adults are recommended to consume 1·2-1·5 g of protein/kg body weight per d (g/kg per d) to improve recovery. This randomised controlled trial studied the effectiveness of a 12-week intervention with protein-enriched foods and drinks by following-up seventy-five older patients (mean age: 76·8 (sd 6·9) years) during their first 6 months after hospital discharge. Primary outcomes were protein intake and physical performance (measured with Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB))...
June 30, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660850/pufa-levels-in-erythrocyte-membrane-phospholipids-are-differentially-associated-with-colorectal-adenoma-risk
#8
Samara B Rifkin, Martha J Shrubsole, Qiuyin Cai, Walter E Smalley, Reid M Ness, Larry L Swift, Wei Zheng, Harvey J Murff
Dietary intake of PUFA has been associated with colorectal neoplasm risk; however, results from observational studies have been inconsistent. Most prior studies have utilised self-reported dietary measures to assess fatty acid exposure which might be more susceptible to measurement error and biases compared with biomarkers. The purpose of this study was to determine whether erythrocyte phospholipid membrane PUFA percentages are associated with colorectal adenoma risk. We included data from 904 adenoma cases and 835 polyp-free controls who participated in the Tennessee Colorectal Polyp Study, a large colonoscopy-based case-control study...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660846/carbohydrate-nutrition-and-risk-of-adiposity-related-cancers-results-from-the-framingham-offspring-cohort-1991-2013
#9
Nour Makarem, Elisa V Bandera, Yong Lin, Paul F Jacques, Richard B Hayes, Niyati Parekh
Higher carbohydrate intake, glycaemic index (GI), and glycaemic load (GL) are hypothesised to increase cancer risk through metabolic dysregulation of the glucose-insulin axis and adiposity-related mechanisms, but epidemiological evidence is inconsistent. This prospective cohort study investigates carbohydrate quantity and quality in relation to risk of adiposity-related cancers, which represent the most commonly diagnosed preventable cancers in the USA. In exploratory analyses, associations with three site-specific cancers: breast, prostate and colorectal cancers were also examined...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659218/effect-of-dietary-consumption-as-a-modifier-on-the-association-between-fto-gene-variants-and-excess-body-weight-in-children-from-an-admixed-population-in-brazil-the-social-changes-asthma-and-allergy-in-latin-america-scaala-cohort-study
#10
Marília Vilella, Gustavo Nunes de Oliveira Costa, Maurício Lima Barreto, Camila Alexandrina Figueredo, Neuza Maria Alcantara-Neves, Laura Cunha Rodrigues, Sheila Maria Alvim de Matos, Rosemeire Leovigildo Fiaccone, Pablo Oliveira, Aline Rocha, Rita de Cássia Ribeiro-Silva
Previous studies have shown associations of variants of the FTO gene with body weight, but none of these have involved Latin American populations with a high level of miscegenation, as is seen in the north-eastern Brazilian population. This study evaluated the association between SNP in the FTO gene and excess weight in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. In addition, the effect of diet as a modifier on this association was also investigated. This cross-sectional study included 1191 participants aged 4-11 years, who were genotyped for 400 variants of the FTO gene...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653586/effect-of-high-protein-meal-replacement-on-weight-and-cardiometabolic-profile-in-overweight-obese-asian-indians-in-north-india
#11
Seema Gulati, Anoop Misra, Rajneesh Tiwari, Meenu Sharma, Ravindra M Pandey, Chander Prakash Yadav
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of a high-protein meal replacement (HPMR) on weight and metabolic, lipid and inflammatory parameters in overweight/obese Asian Indians. In this 12-week open-label, parallel-arm randomised controlled trial, 122 overweight/obese men and women were administered either a HPMR or a control diet after 2 weeks of diet and exercise run-in. Body weight, waist circumference (WC), percentage body fat (%BF), fasting blood glucose, post-oral glucose tolerance test (post-OGTT) blood glucose, fasting and post-OGTT serum insulin, lipid profile, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), kidney function and hepatic aminotransferases were assessed before and after the intervention...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651681/no-influence-of-supplemental-dietary-calcium-intake-on-the-bioavailability-of-spinach-carotenoids-in-humans
#12
Joana Corte-Real, Cédric Guignard, Manon Gantenbein, Bernard Weber, Kim Burgard, Lucien Hoffmann, Elke Richling, Torsten Bohn
Dietary carotenoid intake, especially from fruits and vegetables, has been associated with a reduced incidence of several chronic diseases. However, its bioavailability can vary, depending on the food matrix and host factors. Recently, it has been suggested that divalent minerals negatively impinge on carotenoid bioavailability by reducing bile-salt and non-esterified fatty-acid levels in the gut, which normally aid in emulsifying carotenoids. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether supplemental Ca would negatively influence carotenoid absorption in humans...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637522/evaluation-of-urinary-resveratrol-as-a-biomarker-of-dietary-resveratrol-intake-in-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-epic-study
#13
Raul Zamora-Ros, Joseph A Rothwell, David Achaintre, Pietro Ferrari, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Francesca R Mancini, Aurelie Affret, Tilman Kühn, Verena Katzke, Heiner Boeing, Sven Küppel, Antonia Trichopoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Carlo La Vecchia, Domenico Palli, Paolo Contiero, Salvatore Panico, Rosario Tumino, Fulvio Ricceri, Hwayoung Noh, Heinz Freisling, Isabelle Romieu, Augustin Scalbert
In vitro studies have shown several beneficial properties of resveratrol. Epidemiological evidence is still scarce, probably because of the difficulty in estimating resveratrol exposure accurately. The current study aimed to assess the relationships between acute and habitual dietary resveratrol and wine intake and urinary resveratrol excretion in a European population. A stratified random subsample of 475 men and women from four countries participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cross-sectional study, who had provided 24-h urine samples and completed a 24-h dietary recall (24-HDR) on the same day, were included...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637520/citrulline-decreases-hepatic-endotoxin-induced-injury-in-fructose-induced-non-alcoholic-liver-disease-an-ex-vivo-study-in-the-isolated-perfused-rat-liver
#14
Wassila Ouelaa, Prasanthi Jegatheesan, Japhète M'bouyou-Boungou, Christelle Vicente, Samir Nakib, Esther Nubret, Jean-Pascal De Bandt
Steatosis can sensitise the liver to various challenges and favour the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this context, fructose feeding promotes endotoxin translocation from the gut, contributing to disease progression via an inflammatory process. Citrulline is protective against fructose-induced NAFLD; we hypothesised that this property might be related to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidative action against endotoxin-induced hepatic injuries. This hypothesis was evaluated in a model of perfused liver isolated from NAFLD rats...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633686/polymorphisms-of-the-tnf-%C3%AE-gene-interact-with-plasma-fatty-acids-on-inflammatory-biomarker-profile-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#15
Erica Oki, Marina N Norde, Antônio A F Carioca, José M P Souza, Inar A Castro, Dirce M L Marchioni, Regina M Fisberg, Marcelo M Rogero
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship of four TNF-α SNP with inflammatory biomarkers and plasma fatty acids (FA), and the interaction among them in a population-based, cross-sectional study in São Paulo, Brazil. A total of 281 subjects, aged >19 and <60 years, participated in a cross-sectional, population-based study performed in Brazil. The following SNP spanning the TNF-α gene were genotyped: -238G/A (rs361525), -308G/A (rs1800629), -857C/T (rs1799724) and -1031T/C (rs1799964)...
June 21, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631583/dietary-magnesium-intake-and-fracture-risk-data-from-a-large-prospective-study
#16
Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Marco Solmi, Marianna Noale, Alberto Vaona, Jacopo Demurtas, Stefania Maggi
Research considering the relationship between dietary Mg and osteoporosis as well as fractures are sparse and conflicting. We therefore aimed to investigate Mg intake and the onset of fractures in a large cohort of American men and women involved in the Osteoarthritis Initiative over a follow-up period of 8 years. Dietary Mg intake (including that derived from supplementation) was evaluated through a FFQ at baseline and categorised using sex-specific quintiles (Q); osteoporotic fractures were evaluated through self-reported history...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625177/iron-deficiency-without-anaemia-is-a-potential-cause-of-fatigue-meta-analyses-of-randomised-controlled-trials-and-cross-sectional-studies
#17
Katsuhiko Yokoi, Aki Konomi
Fe deficiency is a prevalent nutritional disease, and fatigue is a common complaint in the general and patient population. The association between Fe deficiency without anaemia (IDNA) and fatigue is unclear. Here, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the therapeutic effect of Fe on fatigue in patients with IDNA and the association between IDNA and fatigue in the population. Articles from the PubMed database up to 19 January 2016 were systematically searched. A total of six relevant randomised controlled trials (RCT) and six relevant cross-sectional studies were identified...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615090/prior-exercise-alters-the-difference-between-arterialised-and-venous-glycaemia-implications-for-blood-sampling-procedures
#18
Robert M Edinburgh, Aaron Hengist, Harry A Smith, James A Betts, Dylan Thompson, Jean-Philippe Walhin, Javier T Gonzalez
Oral glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity are common measures, but are determined using various blood sampling methods, employed under many different experimental conditions. This study established whether measures of oral glucose tolerance and oral glucose-derived insulin sensitivity (insulin sensitivity indices; ISI) differ when calculated from venous v. arterialised blood. Critically, we also established whether any differences between sampling methods are consistent across distinct metabolic conditions (after rest v...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606219/dietary-calcium-intake-and-rate-of-bone-loss-in-men
#19
Sarah M Bristow, Gregory D Gamble, Anne M Horne, Ian R Reid
A high Ca intake has been recommended for osteoporosis prevention; however, little research has examined the relationship between dietary Ca and bone health in men. We examined associations between dietary Ca intake, bone mineral density (BMD) and change in BMD at the total body, hip and spine over 2 years in a cohort of men (mean age 57 years, BMI 26 kg/m2) from a trial. Data from the total cohort (n 323) were used in the analysis of Ca intake and BMD at baseline, and data from the placebo group (n 99) were used in the longitudinal analysis of Ca intake and change in BMD...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606218/dietary-supplement-use-in-the-older-population-of-iceland-and-association-with-mortality
#20
Birta Ólafsdóttir, Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir, Hjálmfríður Nikulásdóttir, Guðný Eiríksdóttir, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Vilmundur Guðnason, Thórhallur I Halldórsson, Kristjana Einarsdóttir
Dietary supplements are often used by the elderly to improve their nutritional status. However, intake above the recommended dietary levels may be detrimental, and uncertainty exists on the potential health benefits of supplementation in this population. The aim of this study was to describe supplement use among Icelandic older adults and to assess its association with total mortality and CVD-related mortality. This study used data from the Age Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik study, which recruited 5764 participants aged 66-98 years in 2002-2006...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
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