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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903298/meal-rich-in-carbohydrate-but-not-protein-or-fat-reveals-adverse-immunometabolic-responses-associated-with-obesity
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Ehsan Parvaresh Rizi, Sonia Baig, Muhammad Shabeer, Yvonne Teo, Shao Feng Mok, Tze Ping Loh, Faidon Magkos, Sam Virtue, Antonio Vidal-Puig, E Shyong Tai, Chin Meng Khoo, Sue-Anne Toh
BACKGROUND: Obesity-related insulin resistance is linked to inflammation. Immunometabolic function differs between lean and obese subjects, but whether macronutrient composition of ingested meals affects these responses is not well known. We examined the effects of a single meal rich in fat, protein, or carbohydrate on immunometabolic responses. METHODS: Nine lean insulin sensitive (LIS) men and 9 obese insulin resistant (OIR) men ingested high-carbohydrate (HC), high-fat (HF) or high-protein (HP) mixed meals in random order...
December 1, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903278/an-overview-on-the-role-of-dietary-phenolics-for-the-treatment-of-cancers
#2
REVIEW
Preethi G Anantharaju, Prathima C Gowda, Manjunatha G Vimalambike, SubbaRao V Madhunapantula
Plant derived phenolic compounds have been shown to inhibit the initiation and progression of cancers by modulating genes regulating key processes such as: (a) oncogenic transformation of normal cells; (b) growth and development of tumors; and (c) angiogenesis and metastasis. Recent studies focusing on identifying the molecular basis of plant phenolics-induced cancer cell death have demonstrated down-regulation of: (a) oncogenic survival kinases such as PI3K and Akt; (b) cell proliferation regulators that include Erk1/2, D-type Cyclins, and Cyclin Dependent Kinases (CDKs); (c) transcription factors such as NF-kβ, NRF2 and STATs; (d) histone deacetylases HDAC1 and HDAC2; and (e) angiogenic factors VEGF, FGFR1 and MIC-1...
December 1, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852254/fish-consumption-and-risk-of-stroke-a-second-prospective-case-control-study-from-northern-sweden
#3
Maria Wennberg, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Margareta Norberg, Staffan Skerfving, Ulf Strömberg, Per-Gunnar Wiklund, Ingvar A Bergdahl
BACKGROUND: Fish consumption has been concluded to be associated with decreased risk of stroke in several reviews. However, among men, but not women, an increased risk of stroke was previously found at high fish consumption (>3 meals/week) in northern Sweden. This study investigates if previous results on elevated stroke risk with high fish consumption in men in northern Sweden can be confirmed in a larger study with new cases in the same population. METHODS: A prospective nested case-control study was performed within the population-based Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study cohort...
November 16, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852245/two-ghrelin-receptor-agonists-for-adults-with-malnutrition-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jianhua Su, Jin Geng, Jisheng Bao, Yin Tang, Menglan Liu, Haibin Yu, Yi Han, Wei Huang, Suming Zhou
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin receptor agonists have been established to be important in ameliorating the nutritional conditions in patients with malnutrition. However, some studies have reported inconsistent results. We aimed to coalesce the available evidence on the efficacy of ghrelin receptor agonists for the treatment of malnutrition. METHODS: We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and EMBASE for relevant articles published through March 2016...
November 16, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829438/development-of-a-standardized-measure-to-assess-food-quality-a-proof-of-concept
#5
L H Jomaa, N C Hwalla, J M Zidek
BACKGROUND: Food-based dietary guidelines are promoted to improve diet quality. In applying dietary recommendations, such as the MyPlate, the number of servings in a food group is the unit of measure used to make food selections. However, within each food group, different foods can vary greatly in their nutritional quality despite often having similar energy (caloric) values. This study aimed to develop a novel unit of measure that accounts for both the quantity of energy and the quality of nutrients, as defined by caloric and micronutrient density, respectively, in foods and to demonstrate its usability in identifying high quality foods within a food group...
November 9, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809850/the-association-and-significance-of-h3k27me3-and-a-folate-metabolic-gene-acat2-in-neural-tube-defects
#6
Sifan Zhai, Mingzuo Zhao, Changcheng Zhou, Fenggang Lu, Huankai Zhang, Li Na, Shanshan Feng, Xiaoxin Qiang, Yong Du
AIM: To study the association between the expression of H3K27me3 and ACat2 (a folate metabolic protein), in order to elucidate the protective mechanism of folic acid (FA) in neural tube defects (NTDs). METHODS: Eighteen female SD rats were randomly divided into normal, NTD and FA group. NTD group was induced by all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) at E10d. FA group was fed with FA supplementation since 2 weeks before pregnancy, followed by ATRA induction. At E15d, FA level in the embryonic neural tube was determined by ELISA...
November 3, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793207/serum-selenium-level-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Fei-Juan Kong, Lei-Lei Ma, Shu-Ping Chen, Ge Li, Jia-Qiang Zhou
BACKGROUND: The association between serum selenium level and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is controversial. The aim of our study was to systematically review available literature linking selenium to GDM for a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between serum selenium level and GDM in human. METHODS: PubMed, The Cochrane Library and Medline were searched for studies published up to August 2016. Manual searches of references of the relevant original studies were carried out...
October 28, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793203/the-use-of-probiotic-l-fermentum-me-3-containing-reg-activ-cholesterol-supplement-for-4%C3%A2-weeks-has-a-positive-influence-on-blood-lipoprotein-profiles-and-inflammatory-cytokines-an-open-label-preliminary-study
#8
Tiiu Kullisaar, Kersti Zilmer, Tiit Salum, Aune Rehema, Mihkel Zilmer
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a challenge and burden to heath. The incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing. Modifying the (common) risk factors of them is the key of longterm success. The aim of the study was to establish if the special composition of innovative food supplement Reg'Activ Cholesterol (RAC) has a positive influence to the human body cardiovascular-inflammatory and diabetic parameters. METHODS: Forty-five clinically asymptomatic participants consumed an RAC containing an antioxidative and antiatherogenic probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 (LFME-3) for 4 weeks...
October 28, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769274/impact-of-imposed-exercise-on-energy-intake-in-children-at-risk-for-overweight
#9
S Nicole Fearnbach, Travis D Masterson, Haley A Schlechter, Amanda J Ross, Michael J Rykaczewski, Eric Loken, Danielle S Downs, David Thivel, Kathleen L Keller
BACKGROUND: Exercise not only has a direct effect on energy balance through energy expenditure (EE), but also has an indirect effect through its impact on energy intake (EI). This study examined the effects of acute exercise on daily ad libitum EI in children at risk for becoming overweight due to family history. METHODS: Twenty healthy-weight children (ages 9-12 years, 12 male/8 female) with at least one overweight biological parent (body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m(2)) participated...
October 21, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765039/dairy-products-intake-and-cancer-mortality-risk-a-meta-analysis-of-11-population-based-cohort-studies
#10
Wei Lu, Hanwen Chen, Yuequn Niu, Han Wu, Dajing Xia, Yihua Wu
BACKGROUND: Dairy products are major components of daily diet and the association between consumption of dairy products and public health issues has captured great attention. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the association between dairy products intake and cancer mortality risk. METHODS: After a literature search in PubMed and EMBASE, 11 population-based cohort studies involving 778,929 individuals were considered eligible and included in the analyses...
October 21, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756309/nutritional-management-of-a-patient-with-obesity-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
#11
Maria Luisa Fonte, Lauren Fietchner, Matteo Manuelli, Hellas Cena
BACKGROUND: The aim of this case report is to discuss the issue of nutritional therapy in patients taking warfarin. Patients are often prescribed vitamin K free diets without nutritional counseling, leading to possible health consequences. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old woman with obesity and hypertension was prescribed a low calorie diet by her family doctor in an effort to promote weight loss. After a pulmonary embolism, she was placed on anticoagulant therapy and on hospital discharge she was prescribed a vitamin K free diet to avoid interactions...
October 19, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756385/dietary-glycemic-index-and-retinal-microvasculature-in-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Natalia Sanchez-Aguadero, Rosario Alonso-Dominguez, Jose I Recio-Rodriguez, Maria C Patino-Alonso, Manuel A Gomez-Marcos, Carlos Martin-Cantera, Yolanda Schmolling-Guinovart, Luis Garcia-Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between dietary glycemic index (GI) and retinal microvasculature in adults. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 300 subjects from the EVIDENT II study. Dietary GI was calculated using a validated, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Retinal photographs were digitized, temporal vessels were measured in an area 0.5-1 disc diameter from the optic disc and arteriolar-venular index (AVI) was estimated with semi-automated software...
October 18, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756315/serum-folate-predicts-muscle-strength-a-pilot-cross-sectional-study-of-the-association-between-serum-vitamin-levels-and-muscle-strength-and-gait-measures-in-patients-65%C3%A2-years-old-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-primary-care-setting
#13
Andrew Kien Han Wee
BACKGROUND: Old age and diabetes mellitus are risk factors for vitamin deficiencies, weakness and falls. Deficiencies of vitamin D, and possibly vitamin B12 and folate (which are associated with hyperhomocysteinaemia), contribute to sarcopenia. Determination of the physical effects of vitamin deficiencies in specific groups of people can help to guide public health policy with regard to vitamin supplementation. METHODS: A pilot cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the association of levels of vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine with muscle strength, gait and fall history in 56 patients >65 years old with diabetes mellitus in primary care in Singapore...
October 18, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737671/association-between-energy-drink-intake-sleep-stress-and-suicidality-in-korean-adolescents-energy-drink-use-in-isolation-or-in-combination-with-junk-food-consumption
#14
Subin Park, Yeeun Lee, Junghyun H Lee
BACKGROUND: A considerable amount of research suggests that the frequent use of caffeinated energy drinks may be associated with undesirable effects, particularly so in children and adolescents. This study aimed to investigate the associations between energy drink intake and mental health problems, in isolation or in combination with junk food consumption, in a nationally representative sample of Korean adolescents. METHODS: Data from the 2015 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-Based Survey, collected from 68,043 adolescents aged 12-18 years (mean age 15...
October 13, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733151/soluble-fibers-from-psyllium-improve-glycemic-response-and-body-weight-among-diabetes-type-2-patients-randomized-control-trial
#15
Ayman S Abutair, Ihab A Naser, Amin T Hamed
BACKGROUND: Water-soluble dietary fibers intake may help control blood glucose and body weight. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether soluble fiber supplementation from psyllium improves glycemic control indicators and body weight in type 2 diabetic patients. METHOD: Forty type 2 diabetes patients, non-smoker, aged >35 years were stratified to different strata according to sex, age, body mass index (BMI) and fasting blood sugar level (FBS) and randomly assigned into two groups; The intervention group which consists of 20 participants was on soluble fiber (10...
October 12, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716304/appropriate-vitamin-d-loading-regimen-for-patients-with-advanced-lung-cancer
#16
L John Hoffer, Line Robitaille, Nelda Swinton, Jason Agulnik, Victor Cohen, David Small, Carmela Pepe, Shaun Eintracht
BACKGROUND: Most patients attending cancer clinics have hypovitaminosis D. Correcting or preventing this abnormal condition could mitigate the emotional and physical complications of their disease, but clinical trials of vitamin D therapy in this setting are hindered by the unavailability of safe, effective and practical loading dose regimens. METHODS: In this single arm open-label pharmacokinetic trial, outpatients with advanced lung cancer consumed 20,000 IU vitamin D daily with the largest meal of the day for 14 days followed by 10,000 IU per day for a further 7 days...
October 6, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716246/effects-of-coenzyme-q10-supplementation-on-antioxidant-capacity-and-inflammation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-after-surgery-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#17
Hsiao-Tien Liu, Yi-Chia Huang, Shao-Bin Cheng, Yin-Tzu Huang, Ping-Ting Lin
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that higher levels of oxidative stress and inflammation play a key role in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after surgery. Coenzyme Q10 is an endogenous lipid-soluble antioxidant. To date, no intervention study has investigated coenzyme Q10 supplementation in HCC patients after surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate oxidative stress, antioxidant enzymes activity, and inflammation levels in HCC patients after surgery following administration of coenzyme Q10 (300 mg/day)...
October 6, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716234/erratum-to-the-effects-of-the-dds-1-strain-of-lactobacillus-on-symptomatic-relief-for-lactose-intolerance-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-clinical-trial
#18
Michael N Pakdaman, Jay K Udani, Jhanna Pamela Molina, Michael Shahani
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October 3, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680716/clinical-evaluation-of-glutathione-concentrations-after-consumption-of-milk-containing-different-subtypes-of-%C3%AE-casein-results-from-a-randomized-cross-over-clinical-trial
#19
Richard Deth, Andrew Clarke, Jiayi Ni, Malav Trivedi
: This study reports the plasma glutathione concentrations in a double-blind, randomized, controlled, 2 × 2 cross-over study in which healthy participants consumed conventional milk (2 × 250 mL per day) containing both A1 and A2 types of β-casein, or milk containing only A2 type β-casein. Beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM-7), a peptide uniquely derived from the A1 type of β-casein, was previously reported to downregulate glutathione expression in human gut epithelial and neuronal cell lines by limiting cysteine uptake...
September 29, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612653/probiotic-administration-among-free-living-older-adults-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#20
Lina Östlund-Lagerström, Annica Kihlgren, Dirk Repsilber, Bengt Björkstén, Robert J Brummer, Ida Schoultz
BACKGROUND: Diseases of the digestive system have been found to contribute to a higher symptom burden in older adults. Thus, therapeutic strategies able to treat gastrointestinal discomfort might impact the overall health status and help older adults to increase their overall health status and optimal functionality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri on digestive health and wellbeing in older adults...
September 10, 2016: Nutrition Journal
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