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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890482/dietary-nitrate-does-not-affect-physical-activity-outcomes-in-health-older-adults-in-a-randomized-crossover-trial
#1
Mario Siervo, Clio Oggioni, Djordje G Jakovljevic, Michael Trenell, John C Mathers, David Houghton, Carlos Celis-Morales, Ammar W Ashor, Alan Ruddock, Mayur Ranchordas, Markos Klonizakis, Elizabeth A Williams
Although dietary nitrate (NO3(-)) ingestion appears to enhance exercise capacity and performance in young individuals, inconclusive findings have been reported in older people. Therefore, we conducted a double-blind, crossover randomized clinical trial using beetroot juice in older healthy participants, who were classified as normal weight and overweight. We tested whether consumption of beetroot juice (a rich source of NO3(-)) for 1 week would increase nitric oxide bioavailability via the nonenzymatic pathway and enhance (1) exercise capacity during an incremental exercise test, (2) physical capability, and (3) free-living physical activity...
November 14, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890481/growth-disparity-of-motherless-children-might-be-attributed-to-a-deficient-intake-of-high-quality-nutrients
#2
Hui Wang, Xu Tian, Shaowei Wu, Zhibin Hu
We hypothesized that single-parent children (SPC) are retarded in growth compared with both-parent children (BPC), and that motherless children (MC) are affected differently from fatherless children. Moreover, the growth disparity between SPC and BPC might be attributed to a deficient nutrient intake. Data from 2967 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years were extracted from 4 recent waves (2004, 2006, 2009, and 2011) of the China Health and Nutrition Survey to compare the growth status of SPC and BPC and to investigate the association between growth indicators and nutrition status...
November 14, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889107/combination-of-the-anthocyanidins-malvidin-and-peonidin-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-mediated-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-primary-human-adipocytes
#3
Jessica D Mackert, Michael K McIntosh
We recently demonstrated that California table grapes and a methanol-extractable, polyphenol-rich fraction decreased adiposity, insulin resistance, or markers of inflammation in high-fat fed mice. Malvidin and peonidin glycosides were the 2 most abundant anthocyanins in the polyphenol-rich fraction. We hypothesized that a blood borne combination of anthocyanidins malvidin and peonidin derived from intestinal β-glycosidase metabolism of these 2 anthocyanins are responsible, in part, for the beneficial health effects observed in vivo...
November 10, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884414/low-muscle-mass-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adolescents-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2009-2011
#4
Jeong-Hyeon Kim, Yong Soon Park
Little is known about the relationship between low muscle mass (LMM) and metabolic risk factors in adolescents. We hypothesized that LMM in adolescents is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Korean adolescents. This cross-sectional study included 1420 participants (749 males and 671 females), aged 12 to 19 years, who participated in the 2009-2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Appendicular skeletal muscle mass was divided by body weight, and any value below the lower quintile of the study population, according to each age and sex category, was considered to represent LMM...
November 3, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884413/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-down-regulation-mediates-the-inhibitory-effect-of-d-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-on-the-differentiation-of-murine-3t3-f442a-preadipocytes
#5
Sheida Torabi, Hoda Yeganehjoo, Chwan-Li Shen, Huanbiao Mo
Tocotrienols accelerate the degradation of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase that catalyzes the biosynthesis of mevalonate; the latter is essential for preadipocyte differentiation. Tocotrienols also down-regulate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), a key regulator of adipocyte differentiation. We hypothesized that mevalonate deprivation and PPARγ down-regulation mediate d-δ-tocotrienol-induced inhibition of adipocyte differentiation. The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of d-δ-tocotrienol on 3T3-F442A preadipocyte differentiation and the involvement of PPARγ and mevalonate...
November 3, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866827/nucleoprotein-supplementation-enhances-the-recovery-of-rat-soleus-mass-with-reloading-after-hindlimb-unloading-induced-atrophy-via-myonuclei-accretion-and-increased-protein-synthesis
#6
Ryosuke Nakanishi, Yusuke Hirayama, Minoru Tanaka, Noriaki Maeshige, Hiroyo Kondo, Akihiko Ishihara, Roland R Roy, Hidemi Fujino
Hindlimb unloading results in muscle atrophy and a period of reloading has been shown to partially recover the lost muscle mass. Two of the mechanisms involved in this recovery of muscle mass are the activation of protein synthesis pathways and an increase in myonuclei number. The additional myonuclei are provided by satellite cells that are activated by the mechanical stress associated with the reloading of the muscles and eventually incorporated into the muscle fibers. Amino acid supplementation with exercise also can increase skeletal muscle mass through enhancement of protein synthesis and nucleotide supplements can promote cell cycle activity...
October 23, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866828/high-fat-western-diet-induced-obesity-contributes-to-increased-tumor-growth-in-mouse-models-of-human-colon-cancer
#7
Ann Marie O'Neill, Christine M Burrington, Erin A Gillaspie, Darin T Lynch, Melissa J Horsman, Michael W Greene
Strong epidemiologic evidence links colon cancer to obesity. The increasing worldwide incidence of colon cancer has been linked to the spread of the Western lifestyle, and in particular consumption of a high-fat Western diet. In this study, our objectives were to establish mouse models to examine the effects of high-fat Western diet-induced obesity on the growth of human colon cancer tumor xenografts, and to examine potential mechanisms driving obesity-linked human colon cancer tumor growth. We hypothesize that mice rendered insulin resistant due to consumption of a high-fat Western diet will show increased and accelerated tumor growth...
October 20, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866830/a-high-fat-diet-differentially-regulates-glutathione-phenotypes-in-the-obesity-prone-mouse-strains-dba-2j-c57bl-6j-and-akr-j
#8
Katie M Norris, Whitney Okie, Woo Kyun Kim, Roshan Adhikari, Sarah Yoo, Stephanie King, Robert Pazdro
The ubiquitous tripeptide glutathione (GSH) is a critical component of the endogenous antioxidant defense system. Tissue GSH concentrations and redox status (GSH/GSSG) are genetically controlled, but it is unclear whether interactions between genetic background and diet affect GSH homeostasis. The current study tested the hypothesis that a high-fat diet regulates GSH homeostasis in a manner dependent on genetic background. At 4 months of age, female mice representing 3 obesity-prone inbred strains-C57BL/6J (B6), DBA/2J (D2), and AKR/J (AKR)-were randomly assigned to consume a control (10% energy from fat) or high-fat (62% energy from fat) diet for 10 weeks (n=5/diet per strain)...
October 17, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865616/phenylpropanoids-from-cinnamon-bark-reduced-%C3%AE-amyloid-production-by-the-inhibition-of-%C3%AE-secretase-in-chinese-hamster-ovarian-cells-stably-expressing-amyloid-precursor-protein
#9
Yu Jeong Kang, Dae-Gun Seo, So-Young Park
β-Amyloid (Aβ) is a substance of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is generated via the amyloidogenic pathway from amyloid precursor protein (APP) by β-secretase and γ-secretase. Inhibition of Aβ production is a potential therapeutic approach to AD. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that cinnamon bark (Cinnamomi Cortex Spissus), the dried bark of Cinnamomum cassia Blume (Lauraceae), and its constituents are beneficial to AD. The methanol extract of cinnamon bark efficiently reduced Aβ40 production in Chinese hamster ovarian (CHO) cells stably expressing APP as determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
October 15, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865612/changes-in-intestinal-immunity-gut-microbiota-and-expression-of-energy-metabolism-related-genes-explain-adenoma-growth-in-bilberry-and-cloudberry-fed-apc-min-mice
#10
Essi Päivärinta, Mikael Niku, Johanna Maukonen, Markus Storvik, Anu Heiman-Lindh, Maria Saarela, Anne-Maria Pajari, Marja Mutanen
We showed previously that ellagitannin-rich cloudberries and anthocyanin-rich bilberries reduce the number of intestinal adenomas in multiple intestinal neoplasia/+ (Apc(Min)) mice. We also found that cloudberries decreased the size of adenomas, whereas bilberries increased it. Here we hypothesized that the difference in adenoma growth could be explained by dissimilar effects of the berries on intestinal immune responses and gut microbiota, potentially driven by the distinct polyphenol compositions of the 2 berries...
October 15, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865621/menaquinone-4-vitamin-k2-up-regulates-expression-of-human-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-in-caco-2-cells
#11
Seiko Noda, Asako Yamada, Rieko Tanabe, Kanae Nakaoka, Takayuki Hosoi, Masae Goseki-Sone
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) hydrolyzes several monophosphate esters into inorganic acid and alcohol. In humans, 4 kinds of ALP isozymes have been identified: tissue-nonspecific ALP, intestinal ALP, placental ALP, and germ cell ALP. Intestinal ALP is expressed at a high concentration in the brush border membrane of intestinal epithelial cells and is known to be affected by several kinds of nutrients, such as lipids, but the physiological function of intestinal ALP has remained elusive. Vitamin K is an essential cofactor for the posttranslational carboxylation of glutamate residues into γ-carboxy glutamate...
October 14, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865613/hyperglycemia-oxidative-stress-liver-damage-and-dysfunction-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rat-are-prevented-by-spirulina-supplementation
#12
Manel Gargouri, Christian Magné, Abdelfattah El Feki
Medicinal plants have long been used against life-threatening diseases including diabetes, with more or less success. Some of these plants have been shown to possess antioxidant activities, which could help improving diabetes inconveniences. In that context, we investigated the effects of spirulina supplementation on alloxan-induced diabetic rats, hypothesizing that co-administration of spirulina with rat diet could ameliorate diabetes complications and provide as benefits as the common antidiabetic insulin...
October 4, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865619/inhibition-on-the-growth-of-human-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model-by-se-containing-polysaccharides-from-pyracantha-fortuneana
#13
Chengfu Yuan, Changdong Wang, Junjie Wang, Vikas Kumar, Firoz Anwar, Fangxiang Xiao, Gohar Mushtaq, Yufei Liu, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ding Yuan
Breast cancer is the second cause of cancer-related death among Women. Current therapies for breast cancer have adverse side-effects. Selenium (Se)-containing polysaccharides have multiple health benefits to humans. Pyracantha fortuneana (P. fortuneana) contains rich Se polysaccharides. We hypothesized that Se-containing polysaccharides from P. fortuneana possess anticancer activity on breast cancer via inhibiting growth and inducing apoptosis. This study aimed to assess the anticancer effect of Se-containing polysaccharides from P...
October 2, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865618/actinidia-arguta-supplementation-protects-aorta-and-liver-in-rats-with-induced-hypercholesterolemia
#14
Maria Leontowicz, Hanna Leontowicz, Iwona Jesion, Wojciech Bielecki, Katarzyna Najman, Piotr Latocha, Yong-Seo Park, Shela Gorinstein
There are no published results focusing on the study of hardy kiwifruit as a supplementation to the atherogenic diet. We hypothesized that hardy kiwifruit (Actinidia arguta (A. arguta)) from Poland possess better pro-healthy action than two Asian varieties (Hayward and Bidan). We tested this hypothesis by measuring the metabolic reactions of rats loaded with 1% cholesterol and supplemented with 5% of hardy kiwifruit (A. arguta), Hayward, or Bidan in their diets. The experiment was performed on 71 male Wistar rats...
September 30, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866829/lutein-and-zeaxanthin-supplied-by-red-orange-foods-and-fruits-are-more-closely-associated-with-macular-pigment-optical-density-than-those-from-green-vegetables-in-spanish-subjects
#15
Rocío Estévez-Santiago, Begoña Olmedilla-Alonso, Beatriz Beltrán-de-Miguel, Carmen Cuadrado-Vives
Lutein and zeaxanthin (L+Z) accumulate in the retina. Although vegetables are major contributors to their intake, a stronger association between fruits and macular pigment optical density (MPOD) has been reported. We hypothesized that L+Z intake from fruits would have a stronger association with L+Z status markers (MPOD, serum concentrations) than intake from vegetables or eggs, and that those associations would also differ according to plant foods color. One hundred eight subjects (57 men; age groups, 20-35 and 45-65 years) were enrolled in a cross-sectional study...
September 14, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865620/consumption-of-chokeberry-aronia-mitschurinii-products-modestly-lowered-blood-pressure-and-reduced-low-grade-inflammation-in-patients-with-mildly-elevated-blood-pressure
#16
Britt-Marie Loo, Iris Erlund, Raika Koli, Pauli Puukka, Jarkko Hellström, Kristiina Wähälä, Pirjo Mattila, Antti Jula
Previous studies suggest that consumption of chokeberries may improve cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles. We hypothesized that chokeberries (Aronia mitschurinii) have beneficial effects on blood pressure, low-grade inflammation, serum lipids, serum glucose, and platelet aggregation in patients with untreated mild hypertension. A total of 38 participants were enrolled into a 16-week single blinded crossover trial. The participants were randomized to use cold-pressed 100% chokeberry juice (300 mL/d) and oven-dried chokeberry powder (3 g/d), or matched placebo products in random order for 8 weeks each with no washout period...
September 14, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865617/panaxatriol-derived-from-ginseng-augments-resistance-exercised-induced-protein-synthesis-via-mtorc1-signaling-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
#17
Yusuke Takamura, Yuhei Makanae, Satoru Ato, Naomi Yoshii, Kohei Kido, Mitsuru Nomura, Akira Uchiyama, Naruhiro Shiozawa, Satoshi Fujita
Resistance exercise activates muscle protein synthesis via the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway and subsequent muscle hypertrophy. Upstream components of the mTORC1 pathway are widely known to be involved in Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling. Previous studies have shown that ginseng stimulated Akt and ERK1/2 signaling. Therefore, we hypothesized that panaxatriol (PT) derived from ginseng triggers mTORC1 signaling and muscle protein synthesis by activating both the Akt and ERK1/2 signaling pathways, and that PT additively stimulates muscle protein synthesis when combined with resistance exercise...
September 13, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865614/plasma-eicosapentaenoic-acid-is-negatively-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-among-men-and-women-in-a-population-based-prospective-study
#18
Kyoko Miura, Maria Celia B Hughes, Jacobus Pj Ungerer, Adèle C Green
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have anti-inflammatory properties, whereas omega-6 PUFAs appear to have proinflammatory properties. We aimed to assess plasma omega-3 and omega-6 PUFA status in relation to all-cause mortality in an Australian community-based study. We hypothesized that omega-3 PUFA would be inversely associated, and omega-6 PUFA positively associated with all-cause mortality. Plasma phospholipid omega-3 (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA], docosapentaenoic acid [DPA], docosahexaenoic acid, α-linolenic acid, and total) and omega-6 PUFAs (linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, and total) were measured among 1008 adults (44% men) in 1996...
September 13, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865358/low-daily-dose-of-3-mg-monacolin-k-from-ryr-reduces-the-concentration-of-ldl-c-in-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-intervention
#19
Tina Heinz, Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Katharina Möller, Peyman Hadji, Andreas Hahn
Hypercholesterolemia and elevated homocysteine concentrations are associated with cardiovascular risk. Previous studies have demonstrated a cholesterol-lowering effect of red yeast rice (RYR) supplements which contained 5 to 10 mg of monacolin K. We hypothesized that the intake of a low monacolin K dose may likewise reduce low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and other plasma lipids. In secondary analyses, we tested the homocysteine lowering effect of folic acid, which was also included in the study preparation...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865357/younger-and-older-ages-and-obesity-are-associated-with-energy-intake-underreporting-but-not-overreporting-in-japanese-boys-and-girls-aged-1-19-years-the-national-health-and-nutrition-survey
#20
Kentaro Murakami, M Barbara E Livingstone, Hitomi Okubo, Satoshi Sasaki
Evidence on the magnitude and nature of misreporting of food intake in non-Western children and adolescents is sparse. We investigated the hypothesis that under- and overreporting of energy intake (EI) is prevalent and associated with some characteristics in 3866 Japanese boys and girls aged 1-19 years using data from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey, Japan. Each individual's EI was calculated based on a 1-day semiweighed household dietary record, including information on approximate proportions by which each dish was divided among the family members...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
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