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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667485/amino-acid-kinetics-and-the-response-to-nutrition-in-patients-with-cancer
#1
Barbara S van der Meij, Laisa Teleni, Marielle Pkj Engelen, Nicolaas Ep Deutz
PURPOSE: Amino acids are involved in many physiological processes in the body and serve as building blocks of proteins which are the main component of muscle mass. Often patients with cancer experience muscle wasting, which is associated with poor outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to discuss amino acid kinetics in cancer, review the evidence on the response to nutrition in patients with cancer, and to give recommendations on the appropriate level of amino acid or protein intake in cancer...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666347/marker-assisted-introgression-of-opaque2-allele-for-rapid-conversion-of-elite-hybrids-into-quality-protein-maize
#2
Firoz Hossain, Vignesh Muthusamy, Neha Pandey, Ashish K Vishwakarma, Aanchal Baveja, Rajkumar U Zunjare, Nepolean Thirunavukkarasu, Supradip Saha, Kanchikeri M Manjaiah Manjaiah, Boddupalli M Prasanna, Hari S Gupta
Maize is a valuable source of food and feed worldwide. Maize endosperm protein is, however nutritionally poor due to the reduced levels of two essential amino acids, lysine and tryptophan. In this study, recessive opaque2 (o2) allele that confers enhanced endosperm lysine and tryptophan, was introgressed using marker-assisted backcross breeding into three normal inbred lines (HKI323, HKI1105 and HKI1128). These are the parental lines of three popular medium-maturing single cross hybrids (HM4, HM8 and HM9) in India...
March 2018: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666195/effect-of-larval-nutrition-on-maternal-mrna-contribution-to-the-drosophila-egg
#3
Amanda E Crofton, Emily L Cartwright, Anna A Feitzinger, Susan E Lott
Embryonic development begins under the control of maternal gene products, mRNAs and proteins that the mother deposits into the egg; the zygotic genome is activated some time later. Maternal control of early development is conserved across metazoans. Gene products contributed by mothers are critical to many early developmental processes, and set up trajectories for the rest of development. Maternal deposition of these factors is an often-overlooked aspect of parental investment. If the mother experiences challenging environmental conditions, such as poor nutrition, previous studies in Drosophila melanogaster have demonstrated a plastic response wherein these mothers may produce larger eggs to buffer the offspring against the same difficult environment...
April 17, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665836/household-water-treatment-and-the-nutritional-status-of-primary-aged-children-in-india-findings-from-the-india-human-development-survey
#4
Wei Li, Echu Liu, Rhonda BeLue
BACKGROUND: Poor water quality, one of the leading causes of diarrhea, is an issue for most developing countries. Although the health burden of poor-quality water has been studied extensively, there is a paucity of research regarding the impact of household water treatment (HWT) on children's nutritional status using data from large-scale surveys. In this research, we study the effect of HWT on the nutritional status of primary-aged children in India using a secondary data set consisting of 20,315 children between the ages of 6 and 14 (10,523 males and 9,792 females) in 12,839 households from the second wave of the India Human Development Survey (IHDS-II)...
April 17, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663621/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-young-children-born-to-hiv-positive-mothers-in-rural-yunnan-china
#5
Jie Wu, Jing Li, Yan Li, Kek Khee Loo, Haixia Yang, Qiong Wang, Rufei Duan, Xia Xiao, Xiaoxiao Song, Siwei Yang, Lin Sun
BACKGROUND: Children born to HIV-infected mothers are at risk for neurodevelopmental delay. Little is known about neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants and toddlers who were born to HIV-positive mothers but were not themselves infected by HIV, especially in poor rural areas. This study was conducted to compare developmental outcomes between young children who were HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) and their HIV-unexposed and uninfected (HUU) peers in rural Yunnan, China. METHODS: A total of 250 HEU children aged 6-36 months and 250 HUU children matched on age, gender and residency were recruited from rural Yunnan, China...
April 16, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662645/a-novel-herbal-formula-sge-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-cancer-cell-death-and-alleviates-cachexia-symptoms-induced-by-colon-26-adenocarcinoma
#6
Aeyung Kim, Minju Im, Jin Yeul Ma
Cachexia in cancer patients, characterized by marked involuntary weight loss and impaired physical function, is associated with a poor prognosis in response to conventional treatment and with an increase in cancer-related mortality. Prevention of skeletal muscle loss under cancer-induced cachexia via inhibition of pro-cachectic factors, as well as a reduction in tumor mass, has been considered reasonable pharmacological and nutritional interventions to treat cancer patients. In this study, we constructed a novel herbal formula, SGE, which contains Ginseng Radix alba, Atractylodis Rhizoma alba , and Hoelen , examined its anti-cancer and anti-cachexia efficacies...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661088/perceived-versus-actual-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-by-race-and-ethnicity
#7
Kyeongra Yang, Lynn M Baniak, Christopher C Imes, JiYeon Choi, Eileen R Chasens
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine associations between perceived risk and actual risk of type 2 diabetes by race and/or ethnicity. Methods The study sample included 10 999 adults from the 2011 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Sociodemographic, clinical, and behavioral data were collected using interviews and physical examinations. Participants were asked if they felt at risk for diabetes or prediabetes and then asked the reasons why. Data analyses were conducted with SAS to properly analyze complex survey data...
April 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660651/ecological-and-social-patterns-of-child-dietary-diversity-in-india-a-population-based-study
#8
Jewel Gausman, Jessica M Perkins, Hwa-Young Lee, Ivan Mejia-Guevara, You-Seon Nam, Jong-Koo Lee, Juhwan Oh, S V Subramanian
OBJECTIVE: Dietary diversity (DD) measures dietary variation in children. Factors at the child, community, and state levels may be associated with poor child nutritional outcomes. However, few studies have examined the role of macro-level factors on child DD. This study seeks to 1) describe the distribution of child DD in India, 2) examine the variation in DD attributable to the child, community and state levels, and 3) explore the relationship between community socioeconomic context and child DD...
February 13, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659966/peri-urban-but-not-urban-residence-in-bolivia-is-associated-with-higher-odds-of-co-occurrence-of-overweight-and-anemia-among-young-children-and-of-households-with-an-overweight-woman-and-stunted-child
#9
Andrew D Jones, Lesli Hoey, Jennifer Blesh, Kathryn Janda, Ramiro Llanque, Ana María Aguilar
Background: Urban populations have grown globally alongside emerging simultaneous burdens of undernutrition and obesity. Yet, how heterogeneous urban environments are associated with this nutritional double burden is poorly understood. Objective: We aimed to determine: 1) the prevalence of the nutritional double burden and its components in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas of Bolivia; and 2) the association of residence in these areas with the nutritional double burden and its components...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659093/oral-intake-evaluation-in-patients-following-critical-illness-an-icu-cohort-study
#10
Rebecca J Jarden, Lynsey Sutton-Smith, Catherine Boulton
Timely and adequate nutrition improves health outcomes for the critically ill patient. Despite clinical guidelines recommending early oral nutrition, survivors of critical illness experience significant nutritional deficits. This cohort study evaluates the oral nutrition intake in intensive care unit (ICU) patients who have experienced recent critical illness. The oral nutrition intake of a convenience sample of ICU patients post-critical illness was observed during a 1-month period. Data pertaining to both the amount of oral nutrition intake and factors impacting optimal oral nutrition intake were collected and analysed...
April 16, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658962/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-new-supplementary-food-designed-to-enhance-cognitive-performance-during-prevention-and-treatment-of-malnutrition-in-childhood
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Susan B Roberts, Maria Angela Franceschini, Amy Krauss, Pei-Yi Lin, Augusto Braima de Sa, Raimundo Có, Salima Taylor, Carrie Brown, Oliver Chen, Elizabeth J Johnson, William Pruzensky, Nina Schlossman, Carlito Balé, Kuan-Cheng Tony Wu, Katherine Hagan, Edward Saltzman, Paul Muentener
Background: Cognitive impairment associated with childhood malnutrition and stunting is generally considered irreversible. Objective: The aim was to test a new nutritional supplement for the prevention and treatment of moderate-acute malnutrition (MAM) focused on enhancing cognitive performance. Methods: An 11-wk, village-randomized, controlled pilot trial was conducted in 78 children aged 1-3 or 5-7 y living in villages in Guinea-Bissau. The supplement contained 291 kcal/d for young children and 350 kcal/d for older children and included 5 nutrients and 2 flavan-3-ol-rich ingredients not present in current food-based recommendations for MAM...
November 2017: Current developments in nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658946/association-between-overweight-and-obesity-with-school-performance-in-secondary-students-in-merida-mexico
#12
Juan Carlos Salazar-Rendón, Nina Méndez, Hugo Azcorra
Background: Some studies have found a negative relationship between obesity and school performance in scholars. However, this topic has not been studied in depth in Mexico. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between overweight and obesity with school performance in secondary school students from Merida. Methods: Weight and height were measured, and body mass index was calculated in a sample of 566 secondary students in Merida. Nutritional status was classified in normal weight (-2-<+1 standard deviation [SD]), overweight (+1-<2 SD) and obesity (> + 2 SD) according to the World Health Organization criteria...
2018: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658318/what-makes-children-with-cerebral-palsy-vulnerable-to-malnutrition-findings-from-the-bangladesh-cerebral-palsy-register-bcpr
#13
Israt Jahan, Mohammad Muhit, Tasneem Karim, Hayley Smithers-Sheedy, Iona Novak, Cheryl Jones, Nadia Badawi, Gulam Khandaker
PURPOSE: To assess the nutritional status and underlying risk factors for malnutrition among children with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used data from the Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register; a prospective population based surveillance of children with cerebral palsy aged 0-18 years in a rural subdistrict of Bangladesh (i.e., Shahjadpur). Socio-demographic, clinical and anthropometric measurements were collected using Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register record form...
April 16, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652797/the-role-of-gut-microbiota-and-diet-on-uremic-retention-solutes-production-in-the-context-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
REVIEW
Laetitia Koppe, Denis Fouque, Christophe O Soulage
Uremic retention solutes (URS) are associated with cardiovascular complications and poor survival in chronic kidney disease. The better understanding of the origin of a certain number of these toxins enabled the development of new strategies to reduce their production. URS can be classified according to their origins (i.e., host, microbial, or exogenous). The discovery of the fundamental role that the intestinal microbiota plays in the production of many URS has reinstated nutrition at the heart of therapeutics to prevent the accumulation of URS and their deleterious effects...
April 13, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652437/effect-of-thermal-processing-towards-lipid-oxidation-and-non-enzymatic-browning-reactions-of-antartic-krill-euphausia-superba-meal
#15
Yanzi Liu, Peixu Cong, Beijia Li, Yu Song, Yanjun Liu, Jie Xu, Changhu Xue
BACKGROUND: Antarctic krill is a huge source of biomass and prospective high-quality lipid source. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), nutritionally important lipid components with poor oxidative stability, were used as markers of oxidation during thermal processing of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) meal by evaluating the lipolysis, lipid oxidation, and non-enzymatic browning reactions. RESULT: Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry of the phospholipids (PLs) and the main oxidation products of free fatty acids (FFAs) and phosphatidylcholine (PC) was effective for evaluating the oxidation of EPA and DHA...
April 13, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651511/-follow-up-care-for-gastrointestinal-tumors
#16
M Ebert
The follow-up care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer is poorly defined. Prospective trials showing that regular follow-up care is advantageous are largely lacking. Follow-up is primarily based on symptom evaluation, as well as on an assessment of nutritional status and the need for psycho-oncological care. Whereas the evidence for regular endoscopic follow-up is well defined in early cancers, the role of follow-up care in advanced cancers is less well defined. This deficit is mainly due to the lack of therapeutic consequences in the case of recurrence...
April 12, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650256/impact-of-route-and-adequacy-of-nutritional-intake-on-outcomes-of-allogeneic-haematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-haematologic-malignancies
#17
Julie Beckerson, Richard M Szydlo, Mary Hickson, Catriona E Mactier, Andrew J Innes, Ian H Gabriel, Renuka Palanicawandar, Edward J Kanfer, Donald H Macdonald, Dragana Milojkovic, Amin Rahemtulla, Aristeidis Chaidos, Anastasios Karadimitris, Eduardo Olavarria, Jane F Apperley, Jiri Pavlu
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is often associated with poor oral intake due to painful mucositis and gastrointestinal sequalae that occur following a preparative regimen of intensive chemotherapy and/or total body radiation. Although attractive to assume that optimal nutrition improves HCT outcomes, there are limited data to support this. It is also unclear whether artificial nutrition support should be provided as enteral tube feeding or parenteral nutrition (PN)...
March 28, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644951/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-insufficiency-among-us-adults-prevalence-predictors-and-clinical-implications
#18
Xuefeng Liu, Ana Baylin, Phillip D Levy
Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and insufficiency (VDI) are increasing at a global level, and they are associated with increased risk of various diseases. However, little information is available on the prevalence and predictors of VDD and VDI in a representative population of US adults. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) measurements were collected from 26 010 adults aged ≥18 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2010. Using thresholds recommended by the Endocrine Society, VDD was defined as 25(OH)D<50 nmol/l and VDI as 50≤25(OH)D<75 nmol/l...
April 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643982/nutrients-and-oxidative-stress-friend-or-foe
#19
REVIEW
Bee Ling Tan, Mohd Esa Norhaizan, Winnie-Pui-Pui Liew
There are different types of nutritionally mediated oxidative stress sources that trigger inflammation. Much information indicates that high intakes of macronutrients can promote oxidative stress and subsequently contribute to inflammation via nuclear factor-kappa B- (NF- κ B-) mediated cell signaling pathways. Dietary carbohydrates, animal-based proteins, and fats are important to highlight here because they may contribute to the long-term consequences of nutritionally mediated inflammation. Oxidative stress is a central player of metabolic ailments associated with high-carbohydrate and animal-based protein diets and excessive fat consumption...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629032/comparison-of-body-image-perception-nutrition-knowledge-dietary-attitudes-and-dietary-habits-between-korean-and-mongolian-college-students
#20
Zolzaya Erdenebileg, So Hyun Park, Kyung Ja Chang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: College students are in transition from adolescence to adulthood, and it has been reported that they show poor dietary habits. This study was conducted to compare body image perception, nutrition knowledge, dietary attitudes, dietary habits, and health-related lifestyles between Korean college students (KCS) and Mongolian college students (MCS). SUBJECTS/METHODS: Subjects were 314 KCS and 280 MCS. The data includes results of self-administered questionnaires; statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS 23...
April 2018: Nutrition Research and Practice
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