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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046975/the-genetics-of-physical-activity
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REVIEW
Xiaochen Lin, Charles B Eaton, JoAnn E Manson, Simin Liu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Physical activity (PA) is a well-established modifiable lifestyle determinant for multiple cardio-metabolic outcomes. While many psychosocial and environmental correlates of PA have been identified, current understanding of the genetic architecture that contributes to PA is still very limited, especially when compared to other phenotypes such as obesity and diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: This review systematically and comprehensively assesses available evidence from animal experiments, family studies, population-based candidate gene analyses, and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) studying the genetics of physical activity patterns...
October 18, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046786/sedentary-time-among-primary-school-children-in-south-west-germany-amounts-and-correlates
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Belinda Hoffmann, Sarah Kettner, Tamara Wirt, Olivia Wartha, Lina Hermeling, Jürgen M Steinacker, Susanne Kobel
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behaviour in children is related to different health consequences such as overweight and cardio-metabolic diseases that can track into adulthood. Previous studies have shown that children spend hours being sedentary, but no data of sedentary time (ST) among German children has been available, yet. Therefore, this study investigated objectively measured amounts and correlates of ST in a sample of German primary school children. METHODS: Children's physical activity (PA) was objectively assessed for 6 days using a multi-sensor device (Actiheart®; CamNtech, Cambridge, UK)...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042955/intramyocardial-delivery-of-bfgf-with-a-biodegradable-and-thermosensitive-hydrogel-improves-angiogenesis-and-cardio-protection-in-infarcted-myocardium
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Hongling Zhu, Xiaoyan Li, Mingjie Yuan, Weiguo Wan, Miaoyang Hu, Xiaoding Wang, Xuejun Jiang
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a known angiogenic factor, may provide a potential strategy for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI), but it is limited by a relatively short half-life. Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel provides a reservoir for the controlled release of growth factors. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of bFGF incorporated into a Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel on angiogenesis and cardiac health in a rat model of acute MI, induced by coronary artery ligation. Phosphate-buffered solution (PBS group), Dex-PCL-HEMA/PNIPAAm hydrogel (Gel group), bFGF in phosphate-buffered solution (bFGF group) or bFGF in hydrogel (Gel + bFGF group) was injected into a peri-infarcted area of cardiac tissue immediately following MI...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040951/perfluoroalkyl-substances-bone-density-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-obese-8-12-year-old-children-a-pilot-study
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Naila Khalil, James R Ebert, Masato Honda, Miryoung Lee, Ramzi W Nahhas, Antti Koskela, Thomas Hangartner, Kurunthachalam Kannan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), have been associated with adverse bone, and metabolic changes in adults. However association of PFASs with bone health in children is understudied. Considering their role as endocrine disruptors, we examined relationships of four PFASs with bone health in children. METHODS: In a cross sectional pilot study, 48 obese children aged 8-12 years were enrolled from Dayton's Children Hospital, Ohio...
October 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037887/depression-and-related-risk-factors-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-jazan-area-ksa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Osama B Albasheer, Mohammed S Mahfouz, Yahia Solan, Duaa A Khan, Mohammed A Muqri, Haneen A Almutairi, Ali M Alelyani, Hussain A Alahmed
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of depression and related risk factors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (T2DM) in Jazan area, Saudi Arabia. METHOD: A cross sectional, self-administered questionnaire study was conducted among T2DM patients in Jazan area, Saudi Arabia. A total of 385 patients were selected at randomly. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was utilized to measure symptoms and signs of depression. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of depression among T2DM patients was 37...
September 28, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034144/exercise-treatments-for-psychosis-a-review
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Vijay A Mittal, Teresa Vargas, K Juston Osborne, Derek Dean, Tina Gupta, Ivanka Ristanovic, Christine I Hooker, Stewart A Shankman
Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that has profound effects on a person's health and quality of life. Exercise represents a promising new treatment option that may supplement current psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for psychosis. A large body of work suggests that exercise can improve cardio-metabolic and health behavior and facilitate neurogenesis in areas of the brain that are notably impacted by psychosis. Recent efforts to incorporate exercise as either stand-alone or adjunctive treatment for individuals with schizophrenia range from yoga and light stretching to moderately intense walking, bike riding, or team sports...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028682/current-and-projected-burden-of-disease-from-high-ambient-temperature-in-korea
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Soo Eun Chung, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Jae-Hyun Park, Jong-Hun Kim, Hyunjin Han
BACKGROUND: The objective of the present study was to estimate the current and projected burden of disease from high ambient temperature using population-based data sources of nationwide mortality and morbidity in Korea. METHODS: Disability-adjusted life years (DALY) were estimated using noninjury-related deaths, and cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases from recently released nationwide health and mortality databases. Years of life lost and years lost due to disability were measured based on the point prevalence and number of deaths during the study period...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024308/does-remote-monitoring-change-osa-management-and-cpap-adherence
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REVIEW
Jean L Pépin, Renaud Tamisier, Dennis Hwang, Suresh Mereddy, Sairam Parthasarathy
It is increasingly recognized that the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and its associated cardio-metabolic morbidities make OSA a burden for society. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the gold standard treatment, needs to be used for more than 4 h/night to be effective, but suffers from relatively poor adherence. Furthermore, CPAP is likely to be more effective if combined with lifestyle changes. Thus, the remote telemonitoring (TM) of OSA patients in terms of CPAP use, signalling of device problems, following disease progression, detection of acute events and monitoring of daily physical activity is an attractive option...
November 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017680/carotid-intima-media-thickness-percentiles-for-pakistani-population
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Waseem Mirza, Mubashir Aslam Arain, Arif Ali, Vaqar Bari, Mirza Kazim Ali, Kainat Fatima
Carotid artery intima media thickness estimation is a well-established way of cardio vascular disease evaluation. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to develop normal carotid intima media thickness percentile values for a Pakistani cohort. Data was collected at the Departments of Radiology and Family Medicine, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from April 2014 to August 2015. High frequency ultrasound of carotid was done in 257 patients [97 male (38%), 160 female (62%)] without any known carotid artery disease...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987516/cannabis-can-augment-thrombolytic-properties-of-rtpa-case-report-of-an-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-a-heavy-cannabis-user
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Amar Shere, Hemant Goyal
Cannabis is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in the United States and is considered to have several adverse health effects. There is evidence suggesting that its recreational use is associated with both increased cardio- and cerebrovascular events. Recently, multiple cases of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes associated with cannabis use were reported in the literature (Goyal et al., 2017). It has been suggested that cannabis can affect cerebral auto-regulation and vascular tone leading to vasoconstriction and acute ischemic stroke...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983401/birth-weight-as-a-cardio-metabolic-risk-factor-in-iranian-adolescents
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Hamidreza Badeli, Hossein Dalili, Afagh Hassanzadeh Rad, Abdolreza Medghalchi, Setila Dalili, Shahin Koohmanaee
BACKGROUND: A large number of epidemiological studies from different geographical regions showed a considerable relationship between low birth weight (LBW) and adverse health effects later in life. This study aims to assess the birth weight (BW) as a cardio metabolic risk factor in Iranian adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 12-year-old students from different areas of Rasht, North Iran. Data were collected by a questionnaire including variables as birth height, BW, gestational age, blood pressure, and laboratory tests including triglycerides (TGs), total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), and insulin level...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975128/specification-of-change-mechanisms-in-pregnant-smokers-for-malleable-target-identification-a-novel-approach-to-a-tenacious-public-health-problem
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Suena H Massey, Jean Decety, Katherine L Wisner, Lauren S Wakschlag
Maternal smoking during pregnancy (MSDP) continues to be a leading modifiable risk factor for perinatal complications and a range of neurodevelopmental and cardio-metabolic outcomes across the lifespan. Despite 40 years of intervention research less than one in five pregnant smokers who receive an intervention quit by delivery. Within this context, recognition of pregnancy is commonly associated with abrupt suspension or reduction of smoking in the absence of intervention, yet has not been investigated as a volitional target...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971641/derivation-and-implementation-of-a-protocol-in-israel-for-organ-donation-after-cardio-circulatory-death
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Jonathan Cohen, Ruth Rahamimov, Aaron Hoffman, Eyal Katvan, Kyril Grozovski, Tamar Ashkenazi
BACKGROUND: Strategies aimed at expanding the organ donor pool have been sought, which has resulted in renewed interest in donation after cardio-circulatory death (DCCD), also known as non-heart beating donors (NHBDs). OBJECTIVES: To describe the derivation and implementation of a protocol for DCCD in Israel and report on the results with the first six cases. METHODS: After receiving approval from an extraordinary ethics committee, Ministry of Health, the steering committee of the National Transplant Center defined and reached consensus on the unique challenges presented by a DCCD program...
September 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969987/comparison-of-lipoprotein-derived-indices-for-evaluating-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-and-subclinical-organ-damage-in-middle-aged-chinese-adults
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Xia Cao, Dongliang Wang, Jiansong Zhou, Zhiheng Chen
BACKGROUND: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and related lipoprotein ratios were used to assess lipid atherogenesis or insulin resistance. However, which of these indices is superior remains controversial and could differ across ethnic groups. We evaluated the efficacy of HDL-C, and related lipoprotein ratios in identifying cardio-metabolic risk factors (CMRs) or preclinical organ damage among a health check-ups population in China. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 17,596 Chinese adults aged 40-64years, who participated in annual health checkups in China...
September 29, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965098/study-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-study-evaluating-the-impact-of-rape-on-women-s-health-and-their-use-of-health-services-in-south-africa
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Naeemah Abrahams, Soraya Seedat, Carl Lombard, Andre P Kengne, Bronwyn Myers, Alesha Sewnath, Shibe Mhlongo, Gita Ramjee, Nasheeta Peer, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Rachel Jewkes
INTRODUCTION: South Africa is a country known for its high levels of HIV infection and sexual violence. Although the interface between gender-based violence, HIV and mental health has been described, there are substantial gaps in knowledge of the medium-term and long-term health impact. The 2010 Global Burden of Disease study excluded many health outcomes associated with rape and other forms of gender-based violence because systematic reviews revealed huge gaps in data and poor evidence of health effects...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963288/adiposity-measures-and-arterial-stiffness-in-primary-care-the-mark-prospective-observational-study
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Leticia Gomez-Sanchez, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Maria C Patino-Alonso, Jose I Recio-Rodriguez, Fernando Rigo, Ruth Martí, Cristina Agudo-Conde, Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez, Jose A Maderuelo-Fernandez, Rafel Ramos, Manuel A Gomez-Marcos
BACKGROUND: The cardiovascular risk of obesity is potentially increased by arterial stiffness. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship of adiposity measures with arterial stiffness in Caucasian adults with intermediate cardiovascular risk. SETTING: Six Spanish health centres. PARTICIPANTS: We enrolled 2354 adults (age range, 35-74 years; mean age, 61.4±7.7 years, 61.9% male). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that analyses data from the baseline visit of the improving interMediAte RisK management (MARK) study...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957815/clinical-relevance-of-patent-foramen-ovale-and-atrial-septum-aneurysm-in-stroke-findings-of-a-single-center-cross-sectional-study
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Marlena Schnieder, Tariq Siddiqui, André Karch, Mathias Bähr, Gerd Hasenfuss, Jan Liman, Marco R Schroeter
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of ischemic strokes are cryptogenic. In this context, the clinical pertinence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) with and without atrial septum aneurysm (ASA) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify how PFO +/-ASA and cryptogenic stroke are associated in a representative sample of stroke patients. METHODS: We enrolled all patients (n = 909) with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack admitted to the certified stroke unit or neurological intensive care unit of our university medical center who underwent transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) between 2012 and 2014...
September 28, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944271/the-effect-of-passive-heating-on-heat-shock-protein-70-and-interleukin-6-a-possible-treatment-tool-for-metabolic-diseases
#18
S H Faulkner, S Jackson, G Fatania, C A Leicht
Increasing physical activity remains the most widely publicized way of improving health and wellbeing. However, in populations that benefit most from exercise (EX), adherence is often poor and alternatives to EX are important to bring about health improvements. Recent work suggests a role for passive heating (PH) and heat shock proteins (HSP) in improving cardio-metabolic health. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of HSP70 and interleukin-6 in response to either EX or PH and the subsequent effect on glucose control...
2017: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943861/a-practical-and-time-efficient-high-intensity-interval-training-program-modifies-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-adults-with-risk-factors-for-type-ii-diabetes
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Bethan E Phillips, Benjamin M Kelly, Mats Lilja, Jesús Gustavo Ponce-González, Robert J Brogan, David L Morris, Thomas Gustafsson, William E Kraus, Philip J Atherton, Niels B J Vollaard, Olav Rooyackers, James A Timmons
INTRODUCTION: Regular physical activity (PA) can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but adherence to time-orientated (150 min week(-1) or more) PA guidelines is very poor. A practical and time-efficient PA regime that was equally efficacious at controlling risk factors for cardio-metabolic disease is one solution to this problem. Herein, we evaluate a new time-efficient and genuinely practical high-intensity interval training (HIT) protocol in men and women with pre-existing risk factors for type 2 diabetes...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939642/dietary-fat-modulation-of-hepatic-lipase-variant-514-c-t-for-lipids-a-crossover-randomized-dietary-intervention-in-caribbean-hispanics
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Caren E Smith, Maria I Van Rompay, Josiemer Mattei, Juan F Garcia, Bibiana Garcia-Bailo, Alice H Lichtenstein, Katherine L Tucker, Jose M Ordovas
Background and Aims-The hepatic lipase (LIPC) locus is a well-established determinant of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations, an association that is modified by dietary fat in observational studies. Dietary interventions are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated dietary modulation of LIPC rs1800588 (-514 C/T) for lipids and glucose using a randomized cross-over design comparing a high-fat Western diet and a low-fat traditional Hispanic diet in individuals of Caribbean Hispanics descent (n=42; 4 weeks/phase)...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Genomics
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