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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713814/application-of-artificial-neural-network-and-support-vector-machines-in-predicting-metabolizable-energy-in-compound-feeds-for-pigs
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Hamed Ahmadi, Markus Rodehutscord
BACKGROUND: In the nutrition literature, there are several reports on the use of artificial neural network (ANN) and multiple linear regression (MLR) approaches for predicting feed composition and nutritive value, while the use of support vector machines (SVM) method as a new alternative approach to MLR and ANN models is still not fully investigated. METHODS: The MLR, ANN, and SVM models were developed to predict metabolizable energy (ME) content of compound feeds for pigs based on the German energy evaluation system from analyzed contents of crude protein (CP), ether extract (EE), crude fiber (CF), and starch...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702458/cocoa-diet-and-antibody-immune-response-in-preclinical-studies
#2
REVIEW
Mariona Camps-Bossacoma, Malen Massot-Cladera, Mar Abril-Gil, Angels Franch, Francisco J Pérez-Cano, Margarida Castell
The ability of cocoa to interact with the immune system in vitro and in vivo has been described. In the latter context, a cocoa-enriched diet in healthy rats was able to modify the immune system's functionality. This fact could be observed in the composition and functionality of lymphoid tissues, such as the thymus, spleen, and lymph nodes. Consequently, immune effector mechanisms, such as antibody synthesis, were modified. A cocoa-enriched diet in young rats was able to attenuate the serum levels of immunoglobulin (Ig) G, IgM, and IgA and also the intestinal IgM and IgA secretion...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660195/a-dairy-herd-case-investigation-with-very-low-dietary-cation-anion-difference-in-prepartum-dairy-cows
#3
Pedro Melendez, Scott Poock
During the periparturient period, subclinical hypocalcemia (total plasma Ca concentration <2.0 mmol/l) is a potential problem for the dairy cow; consequently, its prevention is essential for success of fertility and productive performance. Dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) has been defined as the difference in milliequivalents of cations (Na, K) and anions (Cl, S) per kilogram of dry matter (DM) and has a direct impact on blood acid-base metabolism. Diets rich in K and Na induce metabolic alkalosis, interfering with tissue sensitivity to parathyroid hormone, and diets rich in Cl and S (anionic salts) cause metabolic acidosis, reducing the risk of hypocalcemia...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660194/dietary-patterns-characterized-by-high-meat-consumption-are-associated-with-other-unhealthy-life-styles-and-depression-symptoms
#4
Maria João Gregório, Ana M Rodrigues, Mónica Eusébio, Rute Dinis Sousa, Sara Dias, Beate André, Kjersti Grønning, Pedro S Coelho, Jorge M Mendes, Pedro Graça, Geir A Espnes, Jaime C Branco, Helena Canhão
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify dietary patterns (DPs) of Portuguese adults, to assess their socioeconomic, demographic, lifestyle determinants, and to identify their impact on health. DESIGN: EpiDoC 2 study included 10,153 Portuguese adults from the EpiDoC Cohort, a population-based study. In this study, trained research assistants using computer-assisted telephone interview collected socioeconomic, demographic, dietary, lifestyles, and health information from March 2013 to July 2015...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660193/abscisic-acid-a-novel-nutraceutical-for-glycemic-control
#5
REVIEW
Elena Zocchi, Raquel Hontecillas, Andrew Leber, Alexandra Einerhand, Adria Carbo, Santina Bruzzone, Nuria Tubau-Juni, Noah Philipson, Victoria Zoccoli-Rodriguez, Laura Sturla, Josep Bassaganya-Riera
Abscisic acid is naturally present in fruits and vegetables, and it plays an important role in managing glucose homeostasis in humans. According to the latest U.S. dietary survey, about 92% of the population might have a deficient intake of ABA due to their deficient intake of fruits and vegetables. This review summarizes the in vitro, preclinical, mechanistic, and human translational findings obtained over the past 15 years in the study of the role of ABA in glycemic control. In 2007, dietary ABA was first reported to ameliorate glucose tolerance and obesity-related inflammation in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660192/global-phosphorus-fertilizer-market-and-national-policies-a-case-study-revisiting-the-2008-price-peak
#6
Nikolay Khabarov, Michael Obersteiner
The commodity market super-cycle and food price crisis have been associated with rampant food insecurity and the Arab spring. A multitude of factors were identified as culprits for excessive volatility on the commodity markets. However, as it regards fertilizers, a clear attribution of market drivers explaining the emergence of extreme price events is still missing. In this paper, we provide a quantitative assessment of the price spike of the global phosphorus fertilizer market in 2008 focusing on diammonium phosphate (DAP)...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649567/effect-of-dark-chocolate-extracts-on-phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate-induced-oxidative-burst-in-leukocytes-isolated-by-normo-weight-and-overweight-obese-subjects
#7
Francesca Ioannone, Giampiero Sacchetti, Mauro Serafini
Oxidative and inflammatory stress represents a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in overweight and obese subjects. Between the different plant foods, chocolate has been shown to decrease CVD risk due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, as we recently showed in epidemiological studies, meta-analyses, and human trials, dietary antioxidants resulted more effective in subjects characterized by an ongoing oxidative stress, than in healthy people. Aim of this work was to investigate the effect of different concentrations of chocolate phenolic extract (CPE) on in vitro free radical production, stimulated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), in leukocytes extracted from blood of normo-weight and overweight/obese subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603716/optimizing-nutrition-in-preterm-low-birth-weight-infants-consensus-summary
#8
REVIEW
R Kishore Kumar, Atul Singhal, Umesh Vaidya, Saswata Banerjee, Fahmina Anwar, Shashidhar Rao
Preterm birth survivors are at a higher risk of growth and developmental disabilities compared to their term counterparts. Development of strategies to lower the complications of preterm birth forms the rising need of the hour. Appropriate nutrition is essential for the growth and development of preterm infants. Early administration of optimal nutrition to preterm birth survivors lowers the risk of adverse health outcomes and improves cognition in adulthood. A group of neonatologists, pediatricians, and nutrition experts convened to discuss and frame evidence-based recommendations for optimizing nutrition in preterm low birth weight (LBW) infants...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573134/high-fat-and-fat-enriched-diets-impair-the-benefits-of-moderate-physical-training-in-the-aorta-and-the-heart-in-rats
#9
Cleverson Rodrigues Fernandes, Vinicius Kannen, Karina Magalhães Mata, Fernando Tadeu Frajacomo, Alceu Afonso Jordão Junior, Bianca Gasparotto, Juliana Yumi Sakita, Jorge Elias Junior, Daphne Santoro Leonardi, Fernando Marum Mauad, Simone Gusmão Ramos, Sergio Akira Uyemura, Sergio Britto Garcia
AIM: Millions of people die each year due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). A Western lifestyle not only fuses a significant intake of fat with physical inactivity and obesity but also promotes CVD. Recent evidence suggests that dietary fat intake impairs the benefits of physical training. We investigated whether aerobic training could reverse the adverse effects of a high-fat diet (HFD) on the aorta. Then, we explored whether this type of exercise could reverse the damage to the heart that is imposed by fat-enriched diet (FED)...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560212/enhancing-human-cognition-with-cocoa-flavonoids
#10
REVIEW
Valentina Socci, Daniela Tempesta, Giovambattista Desideri, Luigi De Gennaro, Michele Ferrara
Enhancing cognitive abilities has become a fascinating scientific challenge, recently driven by the interest in preventing age-related cognitive decline and sustaining normal cognitive performance in response to cognitively demanding environments. In recent years, cocoa and cocoa-derived products, as a rich source of flavonoids, mainly the flavanols sub-class, have been clearly shown to exert cardiovascular benefits. More recently, neuromodulation and neuroprotective actions have been also suggested. Here, we discuss human studies specifically aimed at investigating the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains, such as executive functions, attention and memory...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555186/structural-equation-modeling-of-the-effects-of-family-preschool-and-stunting-on-the-cognitive-development-of-school-children
#11
Oluwakemi Rachel Ajayi, Glenda Beverley Matthews, Myra Taylor, Jane Dene Kvalsvig, Leslie Davidson, Shuaib Kauchali, Claude Mellins
A recent study based on a sample of 1,580 children from five adjacent geographical locations in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, was carried out to examine the association of nutrition, family influence, preschool education, and disadvantages in geographical location with the cognitive development of school children. Data were collected on the children from 2009 to 2011 for this developmental study and included cognitive scores and information on the health and nutrition of the children. The current study analyzed the association of demographic variables (geographical location (site)), child variables (sex, preschool education and socioeconomic status), parental level of education (maternal and paternal), child's health (HIV status and hemoglobin level) and anthropometric measures of nutritional status (height-for-age) with children's cognitive outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553637/anthropometric-and-laboratory-variables-related-to-weight-loss-comparison-of-heart-failure-patients-with-tumor-patients-and-control-population
#12
Tomislav Letilovic, Radovan Vrhovac, Željko Krznarić
BACKGROUND: Body weight loss is an important feature of heart failure (HF) and tumors. It is related to both reduced survival and adverse reactions to therapy in both of these conditions. The mechanisms of body weight loss in patients with HF and tumors are considered to be similar. Yet, studies comparing those two populations are generally lacking. The aim of this study was to compare anthropometric and laboratory data, related to weight loss, between patients with chronic HF and patients with different tumors as well as control population...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553636/non-conscious-effect-of-food-odors-on-children-s-food-choices-varies-by-weight-status
#13
Lucile Marty, Héléna Bentivegna, Sophie Nicklaus, Sandrine Monnery-Patris, Stéphanie Chambaron
OBJECTIVE: Food cues are omnipresent in the daily environment and may influence eating behavior even non-consciously. An increased reactivity to food cues, such as food odors, has been shown to be correlated with obesity in children. The objective of this study is to investigate whether the non-conscious influence of food odors on children's food choices varies by their weight status. METHODS: Seventy-four children, of whom 29 were obese, took part in this study...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536692/wistar-kyoto-female-rats-are-more-susceptible-to-develop-sugar-binging-a-comparison-with-wistar-rats
#14
Helena Papacostas-Quintanilla, Víctor Manuel Ortiz-Ortega, Carolina López-Rubalcava
The hedonic component of the feeding behavior involves the mesolimbic reward system and resembles addictions. Nowadays, the excessive consumption of sucrose is considered addictive. The Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rat strain is prone to develop anxiety and addiction-like behavior; nevertheless, a lack of information regarding their vulnerability to develop sugar binging-like behavior (SBLB) and how it affects the reward system persist. Therefore, the first aim of the present study was to compare the different predisposition of two rat strains, Wistar (W) and WKY to develop the SBLB in female and male rats...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534028/mechanisms-affecting-the-gut-of-preterm-infants-in-enteral-feeding-trials
#15
Nicholas D Embleton, Janet E Berrington, Jon Dorling, Andrew K Ewer, Edmund Juszczak, John A Kirby, Christopher A Lamb, Clare V Lanyon, William McGuire, Christopher S Probert, Stephen P Rushton, Mark D Shirley, Christopher J Stewart, Stephen P Cummings
Large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in preterm infants offer unique opportunities for mechanistic evaluation of the risk factors leading to serious diseases, as well as the actions of interventions designed to prevent them. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) a serious inflammatory gut condition and late-onset sepsis (LOS) are common feeding and nutrition-related problems that may cause death or serious long-term morbidity and are key outcomes in two current UK National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) trials...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534027/current-concepts-and-unresolved-questions-in-dietary-protein-requirements-and-supplements-in-adults
#16
REVIEW
Stuart M Phillips
Protein needs for otherwise healthy individuals older than 19 years are defined by the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) at 0.80 g protein/kg/day. There is no recommendation in the current RDA for subpopulations of older adults or people in various pathological situations. Despite the lack of a separate recommendation, there exists a growing body of evidence that is strongly suggestive of an increased need and/or benefit for protein in older persons. That is, intakes beyond the RDA are, in older persons, associated with benefits...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459051/bacterial-diversity-of-the-gastric-content-of-preterm-infants-during-their-first-month-of-life-at-the-hospital
#17
Laura Moles, Marta Gómez, Esther Jiménez, Gerardo Bustos, Javier de Andrés, Ana Melgar, Diana Escuder, Leónides Fernández, Rosa Del Campo, Juan Miguel Rodríguez
Studies focused on the stomach microbiota are relatively scarce, and most of them are focused on the adult population. The aim of this work is to describe the bacterial communities inhabiting the gastric content (GC) of preterm neonates. For that purpose, GC samples were collected weekly from a total of 13 preterm neonates during their first month of life within their hospital stay. Samples were analyzed by using both culture-dependent and -independent techniques. The former allowed the isolation of bacteria belonging mainly to the genera Enterococcus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Serratia, Klebsiella, and Escherichia...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459050/assessing-volumetric-absorptive-microsampling-coupled-with-stable-isotope-dilution-assay-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-as-potential-diagnostic-tool-for-whole-blood-5-methyltetrahydrofolic-acid
#18
Markus Kopp, Michael Rychlik
Volumetric absorptive microsamplers (VAMS) have been developed recently as a promising tool for clinical blood sampling. Compared to dried blood spot samples analyzed by accurate stable isotope dilution assays (SIDAs), the new technique could provide further substantial miniaturizing of folate assays by eliminating hematocrit effects and uneven analyte distribution within the sample. Herein, we present a miniaturized SIDA coupled with LC-MS/MS measurement of 5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid as main folate vitamer in whole blood (WB) using [(13)C5]-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid as internal standard...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443284/fecal-short-chain-fatty-acid-variations-by-breastfeeding-status-in-infants-at-4%C3%A2-months-differences-in-relative-versus-absolute-concentrations
#19
Sarah L Bridgman, Meghan B Azad, Catherine J Field, Andrea M Haqq, Allan B Becker, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Padmaja Subbarao, Stuart E Turvey, Malcolm R Sears, James A Scott, David S Wishart, Anita L Kozyrskyj
Our gut microbiota provide a number of important functions, one of which is the metabolism of dietary fiber and other macronutrients that are undigested by the host. The main products of this fermentation process are short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and other intermediate metabolites including lactate and succinate. Production of these metabolites is dependent on diet and gut microbiota composition. There is increasing evidence for the role of SCFAs in host physiology and metabolic processes as well as chronic inflammatory conditions such as allergic disease and obesity...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396858/egg-consumption-and-incidence-of-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
#20
Owais Khawaja, Hemindermeet Singh, Faraz Luni, Ameer Kabour, Syed S Ali, Mohammed Taleb, Hafeezuddin Ahmed, John Michael Gaziano, Luc Djoussé
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure (HF) remains a major health problem affecting 5.7 million adults in USA. Data on the association of egg consumption with incident HF have been inconsistent. We, therefore, conducted this meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies to assess the relation of egg consumption with incident HF in the general population. METHODS: Using extensive online search, we conducted a meta-analysis of new onset HF following exposure to egg consumption...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
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