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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226276/different-associations-of-albuminuria-with-total-and-cardiovascular-mortality-by-concentrations-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-elderly
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Hyun-Woo Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim, Dong-Won Lee, Sang-Hyun Cho, Ji-Hoon Jung, Ki-Su Kim, Duk-Hee Lee
Epidemiologic studies have indicated that albuminuria is associated with mortality from all causes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), with substantial heterogeneity. We evaluated if the associations of urine albumin creatinine ratio (ACR) with all-cause and CVD mortality differed depending on serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), strong lipophilic chemical mixtures with very long half-lives, which are recently linked to many degenerative diseases. Study subjects were participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004 who were 60 years or older at baseline (n=1215 and 1067 for organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and other POPs, respectively)...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223908/elevated-urinary-glyphosate-and-clostridia-metabolites-with-altered-dopamine-metabolism-in-triplets-with-autistic-spectrum-disorder-or-suspected-seizure-disorder-a-case-study
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William Shaw
CONTEXT: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder for which a number of genetic, environmental, and nutritional causes have been proposed. Glyphosate is used widely as a crop desiccant and as an herbicide in fields of genetically modified foods that are glyphosate resistant. Several researchers have proposed that it may be a cause of autism, based on epidemiological data that correlates increased usage of glyphosate with an increased autism rate. OBJECTIVE: The current study was intended to determine if excessive glyphosate was present in the triplets and their parents and to evaluate biochemical findings for the family to determine the potential effects of its presence...
February 2017: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222109/ppd-induced-monocyte-mitochondrial-damage-is-associated-with-a-protective-effect-to-develop-tuberculosis-in-bcg-vaccinated-individuals-a-cohort-study
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Diana Marín, Nancy Marín, Helena Del Corral, Lucelly López, María Elena Ramirez-Agudelo, Carlos A Rojas, María P Arbeláez, Luis F García, Mauricio Rojas
INTRODUCTION: The mechanisms of mononuclear phagocyte death have been associated with the permissiveness and resistance to mycobacterial replication, but it remains unknown whether or not they help predict the risk of developing TB. OBJECTIVE: To describe the factors associated with the induction of monocyte mitochondrial and membrane damage in response to PPD as well as determine if this type of damage might predict the susceptibility of developing active tuberculosis in a cohort of household contacts (HHCs) from Medellin, Colombia from 2005 to 2008...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219933/akt-signalling-as-a-mediator-of-cardiac-adaptation-to-low-birth-weight
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Kimberley Cw Wang, Kimberley J Botting, Song Zhang, Caroline McMillen, Doug A Brooks, Janna L Morrison
Intrauterine insults, such as poor nutrition and placental insufficiency, can alter cardiomyocyte development and this can have significant long-term implications for heart health. Consequently, epidemiological studies have shown that low birth weight babies have an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease in adult life. In addition, intrauterine growth restriction can result in increased left ventricular hypertrophy, which is the strongest predictor for poor health outcomes in cardiac patients. The mechanisms responsible for these associations are not clear, but a suboptimal intrauterine environment can program alternative expression of genes such as cardiac IGF-2/H19, IGF-2R and AT1R through either an increase or decrease in DNA methylation or histone acetylation at specific loci...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218395/coffee-tea-and-melanoma-risk-findings-from-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition
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Saverio Caini, Giovanna Masala, Calogero Saieva, Marina Kvaskoff, Isabelle Savoye, Carlotta Sacerdote, Oskar Hemmingsson, Bodil Hammer Bech, Kim Overvad, Anne Tjønneland, Kristina E N Petersen, Francesca Romana Mancini, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Iris Cervenka, Rudolf Kaaks, Tilman Kühn, Heiner Boeing, Anna Floegel, Antonia Trichopoulou, Elisavet Valanou, Maria Kritikou, Giovanna Tagliabue, Salvatore Panico, Rosario Tumino, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H Peeters, Marit B Veierød, Reza Ghiasvand, Marko Lukic, José Ramón Quirós, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Elena Salamanca Fernández, Nerea Larrañaga, Raul Zamora-Ros, Lena Maria Nilsson, Ingrid Ljuslinder, Karin Jirström, Emily Sonestedt, Timothy J Key, Nick Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Marc Gunter, Inge Huybrechts, Neil Murphy, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Elisabete Weiderpass, Domenico Palli
In vitro and animal studies suggest that bioactive constituents of coffee and tea may have anticarcinogenic effects against cutaneous melanoma, however epidemiological evidence is limited to date. We examined the relationships between coffee (total, caffeinated or decaffeinated) and tea consumption and risk of melanoma in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). EPIC is a multi-centre prospective study that enrolled over 500,000 participants aged 25-70 years from ten European countries in 1992-2000...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207842/evaluating-evidence-based-health-care-teaching-and-learning-in-the-undergraduate-human-nutrition-occupational-therapy-physiotherapy-and-speech-language-and-hearing-therapy-programs-at-a-sub-saharan-african-academic-institution
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Anel Schoonees, Anke Rohwer, Taryn Young
BACKGROUND: It is important that all undergraduate healthcare students are equipped with evidence-based health care (EBHC) knowledge and skills to encourage evidence-informed decision-making after graduation. We assessed EBHC teaching and learning in undergraduate human nutrition (HN); occupational therapy (OT); physiotherapy (PT); and speech, language and hearing therapy (SPLH) programs at a sub-Saharan African university. METHODS: We used methodological triangulation to obtain a comprehensive understanding of EBHC teaching and learning: (1) through a document review of module guides, we identified learning outcomes related to pre-specified EBHC competencies; we conducted (2) focus group discussions and interviews of lecturers to obtain their perspectives on EBHC and on EBHC teaching and learning; and we (3) invited final year students (2013) and 2012 graduates to complete an online survey on EBHC attitudes, self-perceived EBHC competence, and their experience of EBHC teaching and learning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201847/the-differentiation-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-from-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-and-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Alan L Buchman, Bita V Naini, Bert Spilker
Intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD), formerly known as parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease has often been listed in textbooks as an example of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the etiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, histology, and progression differ substantially between the conditions defined as NAFLD and the disease, IFALD. Therefore, IFALD should not be defined or considered as a type or a cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, but rather as a distinct disease...
February 2017: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187143/the-relation-between-exercise-and-glaucoma-in-a-south-korean-population-based-sample
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Shuai-Chun Lin, Sophia Y Wang, Louis R Pasquale, Kuldev Singh, Shan C Lin
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between exercise and glaucoma in a South Korean population-based sample. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 11,246 subjects, 40 years and older who underwent health care assessment as part of the 2008-2011 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS: Variables regarding the duration (total minutes per week), frequency (days per week), and intensity of exercise (vigorous, moderate exercise and walking) as well as glaucoma prevalence were ascertained for 11,246 survey participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185876/associations-between-food-consumption-patterns-and-saliva-composition-specificities-of-eating-difficulties-children
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Martine Morzel, Caroline Truntzer, Eric Neyraud, Hélène Brignot, Patrick Ducoroy, Géraldine Lucchi, Cécile Canlet, Ségolène Gaillard, Florian Nicod, Sophie Nicklaus, Noël Peretti, Gilles Feron
Identifying objective markers of diet would be beneficial to research fields such as nutritional epidemiology. As a preliminary study on the validity of using saliva for this purpose, and in order to explore the relationship between saliva and diet, we focused on clearly contrasted groups of children: children with eating difficulties (ED) receiving at least 50% of their energy intake through artificial nutrition vs healthy controls (C). Saliva of ED and C children was analyzed by various methods (targeted biochemical analyses, 2-D electrophoresis coupled to MS, (1)H NMR) and their diet was characterized using food frequency questionnaires, considering 148 food items grouped into 13 categories...
February 6, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183454/frailty-and-nutrition-from-epidemiological-and-clinical-evidence-to-potential-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Mary Yannakoulia, Eva Ntanasi, Costas A Anastasiou, Nikolaos Scarmeas
Frailty is a geriatric condition characterized by unintentional weight loss, low muscle strength, feeling of exhaustion, reduced physical activity capacity and slow walking speed. Theoretically, nutrition is a factor closely related to the frailty syndrome: all frailty criteria are more or less affected by poor eating habits, whereas frailty itself may have a negative effect on eating and, thus, on the nutritional status. Indeed, research data suggest an association between frailty and specific constituents of diet, namely protein and energy intake, as well as intakes of specific micronutrients...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182763/evaluation-of-the-nutritional-status-of-workers-of-transformation-industries-adherent-to-the-brazilian-workers-food-program-a-comparative-study
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Ingrid W Leal Bezerra, António Gouveia Oliveira, Liana G B Pinheiro, Célia M M Morais, Luciano M B Sampaio
The objective of this study was to assess whether the Brazilian Workers' Food Program (WFP) is associated with changes in the nutritional status of workers in the transformation industry. We conducted a cross-sectional, observational, comparative study, based on prospectively collected data from a combined stratified and two-stage probability sample of workers from 26 small and medium size companies, 13 adherent and 13 non-adherent to the WFP, in the food, mining and textile sectors. Study variables were body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and dietary intake at lunch obtained by 24-hour dietary recall...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176772/tea-consumption-and-its-interactions-with-tobacco-smoking-and-alcohol-drinking-on-oral-cancer-in-southeast-china
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F Chen, B-C He, L-J Yan, F-P Liu, J-F Huang, Z-J Hu, Z Lin, X-Y Zheng, L-S Lin, Z-F Zhang, L Cai
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological results on the association between tea consumption and oral cancer remain controversial. We aimed to evaluate the exact relationship between tea consumption and oral cancer in Chinese population. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A large-scale case-control study was conducted on 586 oral cancer patients and 1024 controls frequency-matched by age and gender. Epidemiological data were collected through face-to-face interviews with a structure questionnaire...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173607/review-suggests-that-the-immunoregulatory-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-allergenic-foods-can-provoke-oral-tolerance-if-introduced-early-to-infants-diets
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REVIEW
Despina-Zoe T Mermiri, Theodora Lappa, Athina L Papadopoulou
: For years, the advice was to postpone introducing allergenic foods, in order to prevent food allergies. However, food allergies have escalated rather than declined and our review of the latest epidemiological, immunological and nutritional research suggests that early weaning practices may be beneficial. The most allergenic foods, such as fish, eggs and peanuts, have proved to be inherently rich in tolerogenic substances that can play a significant role in preventing allergies. CONCLUSION: We found evidence that the immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory properties of allergenic foods can provoke oral tolerance if introduced early to both low-risk and high-risk infants...
February 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168902/environmental-tobacco-smoke-and-periodontitis-in-us-non-smokers-2009-to-2012
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Julie D Sutton, Mabel L Salas Martinez, Mary M Gerkovich
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies using half-mouth designs for assessment of periodontal disease prevalence have reported that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure of non-smokers is associated with 2-3 fold increase in the odds of developing periodontitis. In response to the possibility of underreporting of periodontitis the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated periodontal examination procedures in 2009 for the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES), including full-mouth, 6-site periodontal probing and attachment loss assessment...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165362/relationship-between-selected-serum-metallic-elements-and-obesity-in-children-and-adolescent-in-the-u-s
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Yun Fan, Chunlan Zhang, Jin Bu
The prevalence of obesity has increased at an alarming rate worldwide. Metallic elements are involved in the pathogenesis of obesity and related diseases. To date, whether environmental exposure to metallic elements has effects on obesity in children and adolescents is still unclear. The aim of the current study was to investigate the association of blood metallic elements with obesity in U.S. children and adolescents. This cross-sectional study was performed with 5404 children and adolescents (6-19 years, 2745 males and 2659 females) who participated in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2014...
February 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161111/-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-healthy-adults-aged-18-65%C3%A2-years-in-northern-france
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X Deplanque, A Wullens, L Norberciak
INTRODUCTION: Screening and treatment of vitamin D deficiency are the subject of several publications. A lot of recognized risk factors have increased steadily, leading to the recognition of populations at risk. Despite their exposure to the same risk factors as other populations, there are no recommendations concerning healthy adults, a population rarely studied. To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in healthy adults aged 18-65 years residing in northern France and to search for correlated risk factors at 20ng/mL...
February 1, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159493/alcohol-consumption-and-the-risk-of-renal-cancers-in-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-epic-wozniak-mb-brennan-p-brenner-dr-overvad-k-olsen-a-tj%C3%A3-nneland-a-boutron-ruault-mc-clavel-chapelon-f-fagherazzi-g-katzke-v-k%C3%A3-hn-t-boeing
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Raman Jay, P Brennan, Brenner, K Overvad, A Olsen, A Tjønneland, M C Boutron-Ruault, F Clavel-Chapelon, Fagherazzi, V Katzke, T Kühn, H Boeing, M M Bergmann, A Steffen, A Naska, A Trichopoulou, D Trichopoulos, C Saieva, S Grioni, S Panico, R Tumino, P Vineis, H B Bueno-de-Mesquita, P H Peeters, A Hjartåker, E Weiderpass, L Arriola, E Molina-Montes, E J Duell, C Santiuste, R Alonso de la Torre, A Barricarte Gurrea, T Stocks, M Johansson, B Ljungberg, N Wareham, K T Khaw, R C Travis, A J Cross, N Murphy, E Riboli, G Scelo
Epidemiologic studies have reported that moderate alcohol consumption is inversely associated with the risk of renal cancer. However, there is no information available on the associations in renal cancer subsites. From 1992 to 2010, 477,325 men and women in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort were followed for incident renal cancers (n = 931). Baseline and lifetime alcohol consumption was assessed by country-specific, validated dietary questionnaires. Information on past alcohol consumption was collected by lifestyle questionnaires...
March 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157742/stroke-epidemiology-and-risk-factor-management
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Amy Guzik, Cheryl Bushnell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Death from stroke has decreased over the past decade, with stroke now the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, the incidence of new and recurrent stroke is declining, likely because of the increased use of specific prevention medications, such as statins and antihypertensives. Despite these positive trends in incidence and mortality, many strokes remain preventable. The major modifiable risk factors are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, tobacco smoking, and hyperlipidemia, as well as lifestyle factors, such as obesity, poor diet/nutrition, and physical inactivity...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154522/metal-dyshomeostasis-and-their-pathological-role-in-prion-and-prion-like-diseases-the-basis-for-a-nutritional-approach
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REVIEW
Mattia Toni, Maria L Massimino, Agnese De Mario, Elisa Angiulli, Enzo Spisni
Metal ions are key elements in organisms' life acting like cofactors of many enzymes but they can also be potentially dangerous for the cell participating in redox reactions that lead to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Any factor inducing or limiting a metal dyshomeostasis, ROS production and cell injury may contribute to the onset of neurodegenerative diseases or play a neuroprotective action. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), also known as prion diseases, are a group of fatal neurodegenerative disorders affecting the central nervous system (CNS) of human and other mammalian species...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152059/morbid-obesity-in-taiwan-prevalence-trends-associated-social-demographics-and-lifestyle-factors
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Heng-Cheng Chang, Hsin-Chou Yang, Hsing-Yi Chang, Chih-Jung Yeh, Hsin-Hung Chen, Kuo-Chin Huang, Wen-Harn Pan
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is one of the most important public health issues worldwide. Moreover, an extreme phenotype, morbid obesity (MO) has insidiously become a global problem. Therefore, we aimed to document the prevalence trend and to unveil the epidemiological characteristics of MO in Taiwan. METHODS: Nationally representative samples aged 19 years and above from three consecutive waves of Nutrition and Health survey in Taiwan: 1993-1996, 2005-2008, and 2013-2014 (n = 3,071; 1,673; and 1,440; respectively) were analyzed for prevalence trend...
2017: PloS One
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