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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087531/review-of-the-health-effects-of-berries-and-their-phytochemicals-on-the-digestive-and-immune-systems
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Coen Govers, Muzeyyen Berkel Kasikci, Addie A van der Sluis, Jurriaan J Mes
Berries are generally considered beneficial to health. This health-promoting potential has mainly been ascribed to berries' phytochemical and vitamin content, and little attention has been paid to the potential benefits of berries for the digestive tract, despite this being the first point of contact. In vivo studies that described the health effects of berries on individual parts of the digestive tract (ie, the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, microbiome, and immune system) were reviewed...
October 25, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040716/dietary-carbohydrates-components-of-energy-balance-and-associated-health-outcomes
#2
Harry A Smith, Javier T Gonzalez, Dylan Thompson, James A Betts
The role of dietary carbohydrates in the development of obesity and associated metabolic dysfunction has recently been questioned. Within the last decade, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition carried out a comprehensive evaluation of the role of dietary carbohydrates in human health. The current review aims to complement and extend this report by providing specific consideration of the effects of the component parts of energy balance, their interactions, and their culmination on energy storage and health...
October 5, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112753/genome-nutrition-divergence-evolving-understanding-of-the-malnutrition-spectrum
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Jacob C Eaton, Lora L Iannotti
Humans adapted over a period of 2.3 million years to a diet high in quality and diversity. Genome-nutrition divergence describes the misalignment between modern global diets and the genome formed through evolution. A survey of hominin diets over time shows that humans have thrived on a broad range of foods. Earlier diets were highly diverse and nutrient dense, in contrast to modern food systems in which monotonous diets of staple cereals and ultraprocessed foods play a more prominent role. Applying the lens of genome-nutrition divergence to malnutrition reveals shared risk factors for undernutrition and overnutrition at nutrient, food, and environmental levels...
November 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069484/dual-process-theory-and-consumer-response-to-front-of-package-nutrition-label-formats
#4
S Setareh Sanjari, Steffen Jahn, Yasemin Boztug
Nutrition labeling literature yields fragmented results about the effect of front-of-package (FOP) nutrition label formats on healthy food choice. Specifically, it is unclear which type of nutrition label format is effective across different shopping situations. To address this gap, the present review investigates the available nutrition labeling literature through the prism of dual-process theory, which posits that decisions are made either quickly and automatically (system 1) or slowly and deliberately (system 2)...
November 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053807/systematic-review-of-the-concentrations-of-oligosaccharides-in-human-milk
#5
Stephan Thurl, Manfred Munzert, Günther Boehm, Catherine Matthews, Bernd Stahl
Context: Oligosaccharides are the third largest solid component in human milk. These diverse compounds are thought to have numerous beneficial functions in infants, including protection against infectious diseases. The structures of more than 100 oligosaccharides in human milk have been elucidated so far. Objective: The aim of this review was to identify the main factors that affect the concentrations of oligosaccharides in human milk and to determine whether it is possible to calculate representative and reliable mean concentrations...
November 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025154/hematological-alterations-in-protein-malnutrition
#6
Ed W Santos, Dalila C Oliveira, Graziela B Silva, Maristela Tsujita, Jackeline O Beltran, Araceli Hastreiter, Ricardo A Fock, Primavera Borelli
Protein malnutrition is one of the most serious nutritional problems worldwide, affecting 794 million people and costing up to $3.5 trillion annually in the global economy. Protein malnutrition primarily affects children, the elderly, and hospitalized patients. Different degrees of protein deficiency lead to a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms of protein malnutrition, especially in organs in which the hematopoietic system is characterized by a high rate of protein turnover and, consequently, a high rate of protein renewal and cellular proliferation...
November 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025004/dietary-patterns-and-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review
#7
Jiali Zheng, Mark A Guinter, Anwar T Merchant, Michael D Wirth, Jiajia Zhang, Rachael Z Stolzenberg-Solomon, Susan E Steck
Context: Pancreatic cancer has the highest case fatality rate of all major cancers. Objective: A systematic review using PRISMA guidelines was conducted to summarize the associations between dietary patterns and risk of pancreatic cancer. Data Sources: PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched for case-control and cohort studies published up to June 15, 2016. Study Selection: Eligible studies included a dietary pattern as exposure and pancreatic cancer incidence or mortality as outcome and reported odds ratios, hazard ratios, or relative risks, along with corresponding 95%CIs...
November 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028272/dietary-carbohydrates-components-of-energy-balance-and-associated-health-outcomes
#8
Harry A Smith, Javier T Gonzalez, Dylan Thompson, James A Betts
The role of dietary carbohydrates in the development of obesity and associated metabolic dysfunction has recently been questioned. Within the last decade, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition carried out a comprehensive evaluation of the role of dietary carbohydrates in human health. The current review aims to complement and extend this report by providing specific consideration of the effects of the component parts of energy balance, their interactions, and their culmination on energy storage and health...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028271/influence-of-adipose-tissue-mass-on-bone-mass-in-an-overweight-or-obese-population-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Eimear Dolan, Paul A Swinton, Craig Sale, Aoife Healy, John O'Reilly
The scientific literature shows conflicting evidence about the relationship between adiposity and bone mass in overweight and obese populations. The aim of this review was to quantify the correlation between adipose mass (absolute and relative) and bone mineral density (BMD) in overweight and obese populations. Three databases were searched electronically. In addition, reference lists of relevant articles were screened. A total of 16 studies, comprising 2587 participants and 75 correlation coefficients were selected for inclusion in the review...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028270/critical-review-of-the-emerging-research-evidence-on-agricultural-biodiversity-diet-diversity-and-nutritional-status-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#10
Andrew D Jones
The declining diversity of agricultural production and food supplies worldwide may have important implications for global diets. The primary objective of this review is to assess the nature and magnitude of the associations of agricultural biodiversity with diet quality and anthropometric outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. A comprehensive review of 5 databases using a priori exclusion criteria and application of a systematic, qualitative analysis to the findings of identified studies revealed that agricultural biodiversity has a small but consistent association with more diverse household- and individual-level diets, although the magnitude of this association varies with the extent of existing diversification of farms...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028269/acceptance-and-adoption-of-biofortified-crops-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
#11
Elise F Talsma, Alida Melse-Boonstra, Inge D Brouwer
Biofortification of staple crops is a promising strategy for increasing the nutrient density of diets in order to improve human health. The willingness of consumers and producers to accept new crop varieties will determine whether biofortification can be successfully implemented. This review assessed sensory acceptance and adoption of biofortified crops and the determining factors for acceptance and adoption among consumers and producers in low- and middle-income countries. PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched for published reports...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028268/relationship-between-the-mediterranean-dietary-pattern-and-musculoskeletal-health-in-children-adolescents-and-adults-systematic-review-and-evidence-map
#12
Jean V Craig, Diane K Bunn, Richard P Hayhoe, Will O Appleyard, Elizabeth A Lenaghan, Ailsa A Welch
An understanding of the modifiable effects of diet on bone and skeletal muscle mass and strength over the life course will help inform strategies to reduce age-related fracture risk. The Mediterranean diet is rich in nutrients that may be important for optimal musculoskeletal health. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the relationship between a Mediterranean diet and musculoskeletal outcomes (fracture, bone density, osteoporosis, sarcopenia) in any age group. Ten electronic databases were searched...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938797/revisiting-the-safety-of-aspartame
#13
Arbind Kumar Choudhary, Etheresia Pretorius
Aspartame is a synthetic dipeptide artificial sweetener, frequently used in foods, medications, and beverages, notably carbonated and powdered soft drinks. Since 1981, when aspartame was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, researchers have debated both its recommended safe dosage (40 mg/kg/d) and its general safety to organ systems. This review examines papers published between 2000 and 2016 on both the safe dosage and higher-than-recommended dosages and presents a concise synthesis of current trends...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938796/complex-interactions-of-circadian-rhythms-eating-behaviors-and-the-gastrointestinal-microbiota-and-their-potential-impact-on-health
#14
Jennifer L Kaczmarek, Sharon V Thompson, Hannah D Holscher
Human health is intricately intertwined with the composition and function of the trillions of microorganisms that make up the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome. The GI microbiome is essentially a microbial organ that provides metabolic, immunologic, and protective functions for the host. Habitual diet, changes in macronutrient composition, and consumption of nondigestible dietary fibers have all been shown to impact the human GI microbiome. Intriguingly, the impact of diet on the microbiome may be related not only to what humans eat but also to the timing of food consumption...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938795/lipid-lowering-nutraceuticals-in-clinical-practice-position-paper-from-an-international-lipid-expert-panel
#15
Arrigo F G Cicero, Alessandro Colletti, Gani Bajraktari, Olivier Descamps, Dragan M Djuric, Marat Ezhov, Zlatko Fras, Niki Katsiki, Michel Langlois, Gustavs Latkovskis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Gyorgy Paragh, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Olena Mitchenko, Bernhard Paulweber, Daniel Pella, Christos Pitsavos, Željko Reiner, Kausik K Ray, Manfredi Rizzo, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Maria-Corina Serban, Laurence S Sperling, Peter P Toth, Dragos Vinereanu, Michal Vrablík, Nathan D Wong, Maciej Banach
In recent years, there has been growing interest in the possible use of nutraceuticals to improve and optimize dyslipidemia control and therapy. Based on the data from available studies, nutraceuticals might help patients obtain theraputic lipid goals and reduce cardiovascular residual risk. Some nutraceuticals have essential lipid-lowering properties confirmed in studies; some might also have possible positive effects on nonlipid cardiovascular risk factors and have been shown to improve early markers of vascular health such as endothelial function and pulse wave velocity...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938794/association-between-plant-based-diets-and-plasma-lipids-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Yoko Yokoyama, Susan M Levin, Neal D Barnard
Context: Although a recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials showed that adoption of a vegetarian diet reduces plasma lipids, the association between vegetarian diets and long-term effects on plasma lipids has not been subjected to meta-analysis. Objective: The aim was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials that have examined associations between plant-based diets and plasma lipids. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for articles published in English until June 2015...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938793/effects-of-protein-or-amino-acid-supplementation-on-the-physical-growth-of-young-children-in-low-income-countries
#17
Joanne E Arsenault, Kenneth H Brown
Child growth stunting is common in low-income countries, possibly due to insufficient protein intakes. Most previous studies have concluded that children's protein intakes are adequate in relation to estimated requirements, but these studies did not consider issues of protein digestibility and effects of infection on dietary protein utilization. Using an alternative approach to assess the possible role of protein inadequacy in children's growth restriction, the results of 18 intervention trials in which supplementary protein or amino acids were provided to children ages 6-35 months and growth outcomes were reviewed...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025082/intestinal-absorption-of-vitamin%C3%A2-d-a-systematic-review
#18
Mariana Costa Silva, Tania Weber Furlanetto
Vitamin D is frequently prescribed as a supplement, yet its absorption remains poorly understood. This systematic review was performed to evaluate data on mechanisms involved in the intestinal absorption of vitamin D. PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases were searched. The following studies were included: experimental laboratory studies of vitamin D absorption through the enterocyte brush-border membrane; absorption tests that used radiolabeled vitamin D; and clinical trials in adults that investigated a single dose of cholecalciferol or ergocalciferol and reported at least 2 measurements of serum cholecalciferol, ergocalciferol, or 25-hydroxyvitamin D...
August 17, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969368/corrigendum-for-systems-biology-of-personalized-nutrition-nutrition-reviews-2017-75-8-579-599
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August 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969367/erratum-for-potential-impact-of-the-digestible-indispensable-amino-acid-score-as-a-measure-of-protein-quality-on-dietary-regulations-and-health-nutrition-reviews-2017-75-8-658-667
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