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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645012/associations-between-toxic-and-essential-trace-elements-in-maternal-blood-and-fetal-congenital-heart-defects
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Yanqiu Ou, Michael S Bloom, Zhiqiang Nie, Fengzhen Han, Jinzhuang Mai, Jimei Chen, Shao Lin, Xiaoqing Liu, Jian Zhuang
Prenatal exposure to toxic trace elements, including heavy metals, is an important public health concern. Few studies have assessed if individual and multiple trace elements simultaneously affect cardiac development. The current study evaluated the association between maternal blood lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), and selenium (Se) levels and congenital heart defects (CHDs) in offspring. This hospital-based case-control study included 112 case and 107 control infants. Maternal peripheral blood draw was made during gestational weeks 17-40 and used to determine trace element levels by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
June 20, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606218/dietary-supplement-use-in-the-older-population-of-iceland-and-association-with-mortality
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557663/dietary-supplement-intake-and-associated-factors-among-gym-users-in-a-university-community
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Amita Attlee, Amina Haider, Asma Hassan, Noura Alzamil, Mona Hashim, Reyad Shaker Obaid
Dietary supplement intake and associated factors among gym users in a university community in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), were assessed using a structured, self-administered questionnaire in this cross-sectional study. Adults (N = 320) from five gyms in the University City of Sharjah participated in this cross-sectional study. The prevalence of dietary supplement intake was 43.8%. Statistically significant associations were found between the use of dietary supplements and sex (47.7% males, 28.1% females; p = ...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518221/micronutrient-supplementation-in-adults-with-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Marianne E Visser, Solange Durao, David Sinclair, James H Irlam, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Micronutrient deficiencies are common among adults living with HIV disease, particularly in low-income settings where the diet may be low in essential vitamins and minerals. Some micronutrients play critical roles in maintenance of the immune system, and routine supplementation could therefore be beneficial. This is an update of a Cochrane Review previously published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether micronutrient supplements are effective and safe in reducing mortality and HIV-related morbidity of HIV-positive adults (excluding pregnant women)...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480079/prevalence-of-dietary-supplements-use-among-gymnasium-users
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Ayman H Jawadi, Abdulmalik M Addar, Abdulaziz S Alazzam, Fahad O Alrabieah, Abdullah S Al Alsheikh, Roaa R Amer, Al Anoud S Aldrees, Maha A Al Turki, Ali K Osman, Motasim Badri
Background. Several studies showed that regular gymnasium users use various dietary supplements without comprehension of their potential risks. Objective. To determine the prevalence and dietary supplement intake and assess the awareness of supplement use among regular gymnasium users in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among regular gymnasium users in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between April 2015 and June 2015. A validated structured questionnaire was used. Results...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397944/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-its-associated-factors-in-three-regions-of-saudi-arabia
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Ibrahim M Kaddam, Adnan M Al-Shaikh, Bahaa A Abaalkhail, Khalid S Asseri, Yousef M Al-Saleh, Ali A Al-Qarni, Ahmed M Al-Shuaibi, Waleed G Tamimi, Abdelmoneim M Mukhtar
To measure prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Saudi Arabia, unveil the life style, nutritional habits and status, as well as identify the potential risk factors. Method: A school-based survey targeting Saudi school students and employees was conducted during the  period from 2013 to 2014 using multistage cluster random sample in Central, Western and Eastern regions. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and difference between various population subgroups were calculated. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the predictors of potential risk factors...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384735/effect-of-baseline-nutritional-status-on-long-term-multivitamin-use-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-physicians-health-study-ii-randomized-clinical-trial
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Susanne Rautiainen, J Michael Gaziano, William G Christen, Vadim Bubes, Gregory Kotler, Robert J Glynn, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, Howard D Sesso
Importance: Long-term multivitamin use had no effect on risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Physicians' Health Study II. Baseline nutritional status may have modified the lack of effect. Objective: To investigate effect modification by various baseline dietary factors on CVD risk in the Physicians' Health Study II. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Physicians' Health Study II was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial testing multivitamin use (multivitamin [Centrum Silver] or placebo daily) among US male physicians...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331914/effects-and-mechanisms-of-a-new-multivitamin-on-chronic-metabolic-syndromes-and-aging
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Su-Xi Wu, Xuewei Jiang, Yu-Ying Liu, Lin-Feng Chen, Jun Tao
BACKGROUND: Increased occurrence of chronic syndromes has prompted researchers to investigate and develop drugs and methods for controlling chronic syndromes with a view to improve human health and reduce early aging. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human trials: After the allotted multivitamin pills or placebo pills had been taken for a stipulated period of about 2 months, the volunteers filled out feedback forms on curative effects of the pills in line with the health examination reports...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302087/knowledge-and-attitudes-about-vitamin-d-and-behaviors-related-to-vitamin-d-in-adults-with-and-without-coronary-heart-disease-in-saudi-arabia
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Najlaa M Aljefree, Patricia Lee, Faruk Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is prevailing in Saudi Arabia. Recent national data indicated an inverse association between vitamin D status and coronary heart disease (CHD), which increases concerns about vitamin D deficiency as a serious public health problem. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate whether knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to vitamin D contribute to the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among adults with and without CHD in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This case-control study consisted of 130 CHD cases and 195 matched controls...
March 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160762/dietary-therapy-in-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis
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Rauli Mäkelä, Heli Mäkilä, Ritva Peltomaa
Context • The exact etiology of rheumatoid disease is currently unknown. Changes in the microbiota of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, chronic bacterial infection of the upper urinary tract, increased permeability of the GI tract, and food sensitivities have been classified among the factors that may cause or aggravate the disease. Dietary deficiencies also may render patients more susceptible to inflammatory conditions and disorders of the immunological system. Objective • The study intended to determine the effects of a therapy consisting of dietary elimination, dietary supplements, and probiotics, collectively called DDP therapy, which is given either independently or in combination with conventional pharmacological agents...
January 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155287/primary-health-workers-knowledge-and-practices-relating-to-neonatal-jaundice-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Adebola E Orimadegun, Adeola O Ojebiyi
BACKGROUND: Over half of births and newborn care occur in primary healthcare facilities in Nigeria, but information on activities of personnel working there is scarce. AIM: To assess the knowledge and practices relating to neonatal jaundice (NNJ) among community health workers (CHWs) and community birth attendants (CBAs) in Nigeria. SETTING: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of all 227 CHWs and 193 registered CBAs in Ibadan, Nigeria...
January 30, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101454/vitamins-are-they-safe
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REVIEW
Hadi Hamishehkar, Farhad Ranjdoost, Parina Asgharian, Ata Mahmoodpoor, Sarvin Sanaie
The consumption of a daily multivitamin among people all over the world is dramatically increasing in recent years. Most of the people believe that if vitamins are not effective, at least they are safe. However, the long term health consequences of vitamins consumption are unknown. This study aimed to assess the side effects and possible harmful and detrimental properties of vitamins and to discuss whether vitamins can be used as safe health products or dietary supplements. We performed a MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus and Google Scholar search and assessed reference lists of the included studies which were published from 1993 through 2015...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067585/folic-acid-education-for-hispanic-women-the-promotora-de-salud-model
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Alina L Flores, Jennifer Isenburg, Christina L Hillard, Leslie deRosset, Lisa Colen, Troy Bush, Cara T Mai
BACKGROUND: Although rates of neural tube defects (NTDs) have declined in the United States since fortification, disparities still exist with Hispanic women having the highest risk of giving birth to a baby with a NTD. The Promotora de Salud model using community lay health workers has been shown to be an effective tool for reaching Hispanics for a variety of health topics; however, literature on its effectiveness in folic acid interventions is limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An intervention using the Promotora de Salud model was implemented in four U...
February 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974309/analytical-ingredient-content-and-variability-of-adult-multivitamin-mineral-products-national-estimates-for-the-dietary-supplement-ingredient-database
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Karen W Andrews, Janet M Roseland, Pavel A Gusev, Joel Palachuvattil, Phuong T Dang, Sushma Savarala, Fei Han, Pamela R Pehrsson, Larry W Douglass, Johanna T Dwyer, Joseph M Betz, Leila G Saldanha, Regan L Bailey
BACKGROUND: Multivitamin/mineral products (MVMs) are the dietary supplements most commonly used by US adults. During manufacturing, some ingredients are added in amounts exceeding the label claims to compensate for expected losses during the shelf life. Establishing the health benefits and harms of MVMs requires accurate estimates of nutrient intake from MVMs based on measures of actual rather than labeled ingredient amounts. OBJECTIVES: Our goals were to determine relations between analytically measured and labeled ingredient content and to compare adult MVM composition with Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels...
February 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940756/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-influenza-vaccine-uptake-in-us-children
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William K Bleser, Bilikisu Reni Elewonibi, Patricia Y Miranda, Rhonda BeLue
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly used in the United States. Although CAM is mostly used in conjunction with conventional medicine, some CAM practitioners recommend against vaccination, and children who saw naturopathic physicians or chiropractors were less likely to receive vaccines and more likely to get vaccine-preventable diseases. Nothing is known about how child CAM usage affects influenza vaccination. METHODS: This nationally representative study analyzed ∼9000 children from the Child Complementary and Alternative Medicine File of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917515/associations-between-benign-cutaneous-nevi-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-men-and-women-results-from-two-prospective-cohort-studies
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H Dai, Q Sun, C Zhang, X Zhang, W-Q Li, J E Manson, F B Hu, Y Song
AIM: To examine the association of cutaneous nevi with Type 2 diabetes risk. METHODS: We prospectivly examined the associations between nevus count and risk of Type 2 diabetes among 26 240 men (1988-2010) from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and 67 050 women (1986-2010) from the Nurses' Health Study. Information on the numbers of cutaneous nevi on arms at baseline and incident cases of Type 2 diabetes was collected using validated questionnaires. RESULTS: During 1 879 287 person-years of follow-up, we documented 9040 incident cases of Type 2 diabetes...
July 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865356/temporal-trends-in-dietary-supplement-prescriptions-of-united-states-military-service-members-suggest-a-decrease-in-pyridoxine-and-increase-in-vitamin-d-supplements-from-2005-to-2013
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Joseph J Knapik, Rosenie T Jean, Krista G Austin, Ryan A Steelman, Julia Gannon, Emily K Farina, Harris R Lieberman
Dietary supplements (DSs) can be obtained over-the-counter but can also be prescribed by health-care providers for therapeutic reasons. Few studies have documented this later source despite the fact that 79% of physicians and 82% of nurses have recommended DSs to patients. This investigation assessed prevalence and temporal trends in oral DS prescriptions filled by all United States service members (SMs) from 2005 to 2013 (n = 1 427 080 ± 22 139, mean ± standard deviation (SD)/y). We hypothesize that there would be temporal variations in specific types of DSs...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806543/the-effect-of-multivitamins-on-the-weight-gain-of-pregnant-women-with-singleton-pregnancy
#18
Rahmani Zahra
One of the most effective factors during pregnancy is nutrition. Multivitamins not only supply mothers' nutrition needs but also affect the health of fetus. On the other hand, weight gain influence the normal health of both the mother and the fetus during the process of pregnancy. The present research intended to investigate the effect of multivitamins on the weight gain of pregnant women with singleton pregnancy, possessing different socio-economic status, as well as the effects of socio-economic factors on the same variable...
August 10, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784201/iodine-supplementation-in-women-during-preconception-pregnancy-and-lactation-current-clinical-practice-by-u-s-obstetricians-and-midwives
#19
Simone De Leo, Elizabeth N Pearce, Lewis E Braverman
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency is a major public-health problem throughout the world, especially for pregnant women, and it is considered the most common cause of preventable intellectual impairment. In the United States, iodine status in pregnant women is considered mildly deficient. Therefore, the Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association, the Teratology Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that women receive prenatal vitamins containing 150 μg of iodine daily during preconception, pregnancy, and lactation...
March 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774413/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-among-malaysian-cancer-patients-a-descriptive-study
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Maryam Farooqui, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Aishah Knight Abdul Shatar, Muhammad Aslam Farooqui, Fahad Saleem, Noman Ul Haq, Che Noriah Othman
The use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM; bǔ chōng yǔ tì dài yī xué) has been rapidly increasing among cancer patients. However, this pervasiveness is still largely unexplored among Malaysian cancer patients. The current study aimed to evaluate the patterns of CAM use among cancer patients from a local hospital in Malaysia. In addition, the study focused on the information-seeking behavior and CAM use disclosure to doctors. Of 393 patients, 184 (46.1%) had used CAM for their cancers. CAM usage was significantly associated with gender (p = 0...
October 2016: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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