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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936049/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-dry-eye-symptoms-in-a-saudi-arabian-population
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Abdulaziz A Alshamrani, Abdulwahab S Almousa, Abdulrahman A Almulhim, Abdullah A Alafaleq, Mohammed B Alosaimi, Abdulrahman M Alqahtani, Ammar M Almulhem, Mohammed A Alshamrani, Ahmad H Alhallafi, Ismail Z Alqahtani, Abdullah A Alshehri
BACKGROUND: The information about dry eye epidemiology in Saudi Arabia is few in literature. PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence and identify determinants of dry eye symptoms (DES) in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Using a multi-stage proportionate sampling technique, Saudis of both genders from 6 urban and 4 rural Primary Health Care centers in Al-Ahsa were enrolled. They were interviewed to gather data on sociodemography, symptoms of dry eye, factors potentially related to dry eye, and chronic comorbidities...
April 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877853/vitamins-supplementation-affects-the-onset-of-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
Zhu-Mei Fu, Zhen-Zhi Ma, Guo-Jie Liu, Lan-Ling Wang, Yong Guo
Preeclampsia may affect between 2-8% of all pregnancies. It seriously affects maternal health after pregnancy. This meta-analysis was performed to define the efficacy of vitamins supplementation on the risk of preeclampsia. Potential articles were systematically searched on the databases of Pubmed, Embase and Web of Science up to May 2016. Relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) were used to analyze the relationship of vitamins supplementation with risk of preeclampsia. Cochran Q test was used to test inter-study heterogeneity...
September 3, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875865/predictors-and-correlates-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-in-young-women-results-from-the-safe-d-study
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Emma T Callegari, Suzanne M Garland, Alexandra Gorelik, Nicola J Reavley, John D Wark
Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health concern. Studies of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) determinants in young women are limited and few include objective covariates. Our aims were to define the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and examine serum 25(OH)D correlates in an exploratory study of women aged 16-25 years. We studied 348 healthy females living in Victoria, Australia, recruited through Facebook. Data collected included serum 25(OH)D assayed by liquid chromatography-tandem MS, relevant serum biochemistry, soft tissue composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, skin melanin density, Fitzpatrick skin type, sun exposure using UV dosimeters and lifestyle factors...
August 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855421/dietary-supplement-use-was-very-high-among-older-adults-in-the-united-states-in-2011-2014
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Jaime J Gahche, Regan L Bailey, Nancy Potischman, Johanna T Dwyer
Background: Dietary supplements (DSs) have the potential to be both beneficial and harmful to health, especially in adults aged ≥60 y, and therefore it is important to monitor the patterns of their use.Objectives: This study evaluated DS use by adults aged ≥60 y to characterize the use of DSs, determine the motivations for use, and examine the associations between the use of DSs and selected demographic, lifestyle, and health characteristics.Methods: Data from 3469 older adults aged ≥60 y from the 2011-2014 NHANES were analyzed...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854656/attempt-to-develop-cost-effective-rearing-of-amblyseius-swirskii-acari-phytoseiidae-assessment-of-different-artificial-diets
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Elham Riahi, Yaghoub Fathipour, Ali Asghar Talebi, Mohammad Mehrabadi
Commercial production of Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot based on storage mites needs both space and labor to maintain large cultures of these prey, and also may lead to health problems for workers. Therefore, the accessibility of a suitable artificial diet could eliminate the mentioned problems; however, the artificial diets must support the persistent production of high quality progeny. This study endeavored to find a more easily available and cheaper nutrient that may further reduce the cost of diet production for A...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844212/a-cross-sectional-study-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-patients-with-coagulation-disorders-in-southern-iran
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Mohammadreza Bordbar, Mehdi Pasalar, Rezvan Aresehiri, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Soheila Zareifar, Fatemeh Amirmoezi
OBJECTIVE: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use has an increasing trend around the world. Despite the wild application of CAM in patients with coagulation disorders, its efficacy is still questioned by many studies. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and types of CAM usage, and the factors affecting CAM use among patients with bleeding disorders. METHODS: This cross-sectional study investigated the usage of CAM with a standard validated questionnaire in coagulopathic patients who were referred to Dastgheib Hospital, an educational therapeutic center affiliated to the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Southern Iran...
September 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766735/relationship-between-tooth-loss-and-peripheral-arterial-disease-among-women
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Francisco J Muñoz-Torres, Kenneth J Mukamal, Jennifer K Pai, Walter Willett, Kaumudi J Joshipura
AIM: We assessed the longitudinal association between tooth loss and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) within the Nurses' Health Study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After excluding participants with prior cardiovascular diseases, 277 of 79,663 women were confirmed as PAD cases during 16 years of follow-up. Number of teeth and recent tooth loss were reported initially in 1992. Subsequent tooth loss was recorded in 1996 and in 2000. We evaluated the associations of baseline number of teeth and recent tooth loss with risk of PAD, adjusting for age, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, aspirin use, family history of myocardial infarction, BMI, alcohol consumption, physical activity, postmenopausal hormone use, and use of vitamin E, vitamin D, multivitamin and calcium...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758316/multivitamin-use-and-risk-of-stroke-incidence-and-mortality-amongst-women
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S N Adebamowo, D Feskanich, M Stampfer, K Rexrode, W C Willett
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Few studies have examined the association between multivitamin use and the risk of stroke incidence and mortality, and the results remain inconclusive as to whether multivitamins are beneficial. METHODS: The associations between multivitamin use and the risk of incident stroke and stroke mortality were prospectively examined in 86 142 women in the Nurses' Health Study, aged 34-59 years and free of diagnosed cardiovascular disease at baseline...
July 30, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735828/investigation-of-dietary-supplements-prevalence-as-complementary-therapy-comparison-between-hospitalized-psoriasis-patients-and-non-psoriasis-patients-correlation-with-disease-severity-and-quality-of-life
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hadis Yousefzadeh, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Mahnaz Banihashemi, Maryam Rastin, Farahzad Jabbari Azad
OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis patients are often displeased with traditional medical treatments and they may self-prescribe dietary supplements as an alternative or complementary treatments. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of self-medication of dietary supplements among psoriasis and non-psoriasis cases and its impact on disease severity and quality of life. DESIGN AND SETTING: This case-control study evaluated 252 records of psoriasis patients and 245 non-psoriasis cases...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730384/verifying-identities-of-plant-based-multivitamins-using-phytochemical-fingerprinting-in-combination-with-multiple-bioassays
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Yeni Lim, Yoon Hee Ahn, Jae Keun Yoo, Kyoung Sik Park, Oran Kwon
Sales of multivitamins have been growing rapidly and the concept of natural multivitamin, plant-based multivitamin, or both has been introduced in the market, leading consumers to anticipate additional health benefits from phytochemicals that accompany the vitamins. However, the lack of labeling requirements might lead to fraudulent claims. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop a strategy to verify identity of plant-based multivitamins. Phytochemical fingerprinting was used to discriminate identities...
July 20, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692411/evaluation-of-the-health-benefits-of-a-multivitamin-multimineral-herbal-essential-oil-infused-supplement-a-pilot-trial
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Xuesheng Han, Dennis L Eggett, Tory L Parker
This study was designed to quantitatively evaluate the health benefits of a multivitamin, multimineral, herbal, essential oil-infused supplement using serum biomarkers. We also qualitatively evaluated the health effects of this supplement using a survey. Sixteen participants were recruited to take the supplement as directed for two months. The levels of the following serum components were measured in the participants: total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoprotein(a), LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio, total/HDL cholesterol ratio, ferritin, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, insulin, testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin, free androgen index, red blood cell magnesium, homocysteine, coenzyme Q10, lipid peroxides, alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, cardiovascular index, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), arachidonic acid (AA), and the AA/EPA ratio...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683577/social-support-for-changing-multiple-behaviors-factors-associated-with-seeking-support-and-the-impact-of-offered-support
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Mary L Greaney, Elaine Puleo, Kim Sprunck-Harrild, Jess Haines, Serena C Houghton, Karen M Emmons
INTRODUCTION: Social support is important for behavior change, and it may be particularly important for the complexities of changing multiple risk behaviors (MRB). Research is needed to determine if participants in an MRB intervention can be encouraged to activate their social network to aid their change efforts. METHODS: Healthy Directions 2, a cluster-randomized controlled trial of an intervention conducted in two urban health centers, targeted five behaviors (physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, red meat consumption, multivitamin use, and smoking)...
July 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672791/risk-of-deficiency-in-multiple-concurrent-micronutrients-in-children-and-adults-in-the-united-states
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Julia K Bird, Rachel A Murphy, Eric D Ciappio, Michael I McBurney
Certain population sub-groups in the United States are vulnerable to micronutrient malnutrition. Nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) describing the biochemical status of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, folate, and anemia, were aggregated to determine the overall risk of multiple concurrent deficiencies in U.S. children and adults (n = 15,030) aged >9 years. The prevalence of deficiency risk according to socio-demographic, life-stage, dietary supplement use, and dietary adequacy categories was investigated...
June 24, 2017: Nutrients
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...
May 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
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