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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712418/the-cross-sectional-relation-between-medically-unexplained-physical-symptoms-mups-and-the-cortisol-awakening-response
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Nikki Claassen-van Dessel, Johannes C van der Wouden, Joost Dekker, Judith G M Rosmalen, Henriëtte E van der Horst
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the cross-sectional relation between levels of cortisol and specific symptom clusters, symptom severity and duration of symptoms in patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS). METHODS: Baseline data of a cohort of MUPS patients were used. We chose the Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) as a cortisol parameter, using saliva samples. We used confirmatory factor analysis for the identification of 4 specific symptom clusters: (1) gastro-intestinal symptoms; (2) pain; (3) cardio-pulmonary symptoms; and (4) fatigue...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708096/characterization-of-non-nutritive-sweetener-intake-in-rural-southwest-virginian-adults-living-in-a-health-disparate-region
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Valisa E Hedrick, Erin M Passaro, Brenda M Davy, Wen You, Jamie M Zoellner
Few data assessing non-nutritive sweetener (NNS) intake are available, especially within rural, health-disparate populations, where obesity and related co-morbidities are prevalent. The objective of this study is to characterize NNS intake for this population and examine the variance in demographics, cardio-metabolic outcomes, and dietary intake between NNS consumers and non-consumers. A cross-sectional sample (n = 301) of Virginian adults from a randomized controlled trial (data collected from 2012 to 2014) targeting sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake completed three 24-h dietary recalls, and demographics and cardio-metabolic measures were assessed...
July 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702328/ask1-map3k5-is-transcriptionally-upregulated-by-e2f1-in-adipose-tissue-in-obesity-molecularly-defining-a-human-dys-metabolic-obese-phenotype
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Yulia Haim, Matthias Blüher, Daniel Konrad, Nir Goldstein, Nora Klöting, Ilana Harman-Boehm, Boris Kirshtein, Doron Ginsberg, Tanya Tarnovscki, Yftach Gepner, Iris Shai, Assaf Rudich
OBJECTIVE: Obesity variably disrupts human health, but molecular-based patients' health-risk stratification is limited. Adipose tissue (AT) stresses may link obesity with metabolic dysfunction, but how they signal in humans remains poorly-characterized. We hypothesized that a transcriptional AT stress-signaling cascade involving E2F1 and ASK1 (MAP3K5) molecularly defines high-risk obese subtype. METHODS: ASK1 expression in human AT biopsies was determined by real-time PCR analysis, and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) adopted to AT explants was used to evaluate the binding of E2F1 to the ASK1 promoter...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701285/association-of-divalent-cations-and-insulin-resistance-with-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Niranjan Gopal, Ramesh Ramaswamy
AIM: The study was primarily aimed at investigating the association of Magnesium and Zinc levels in the serum of adult Non- obese and Obese type 2 diabetic patients, with particular reference to thyroid comorbidity. METHODS: 108 patients with T2DM of both genders (24 Non obese and 84 Obese) were enrolled from a tertiary health care unit in Puducherry. The cardio-metabolic risk factors were assessed through body mass index, Waist hip ratio, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile and glycated haemoglobin...
July 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701206/physical-activity-level-in-people-with-age-related-white-matter-changes-correlates-to-better-motor-performance-lower-comorbidity-and-higher-cognitive-level
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Anna F Pettersson, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Lena Bronge, Elisabeth Olsson, Kaarina Amberla, Hansjoerg Baezner, Milita Crisby
BACKGROUND: Physical activity plays a pivotal role in the development of disability and may modify the negative effect of vascular risk factors on progression of both cardio and cerebrovascular disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity level in people with age-related white matter changes as identified on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in relation to motor performance, cognition and perceived health. METHODS: Data came from the first year follow up of one participating centers of the LADIS study...
July 12, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699175/long-term-health-outcomes-of-adults-with-mccune-albright-syndrome
#6
S C Wong, M Zacharin
CONTEXT: McCune Albright Syndrome (MAS) is associated with numerous health problems. Comprehensive long term health problems of adults with MAS are less well defined in the literature. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to report comprehensive health outcomes of adults with MAS (> 18 years). DESIGN: Retrospective case note review of 16 adults with MAS managed by one clinician. Results expressed as median (range) RESULTS: The study included 16 adults (7 males) with MAS...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693357/effect-of-acute-ambient-temperature-exposure-on-cardio-pulmonary-and-respiratory-kinetics-in-men
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U Drescher, J Koschate, U Hoffmann, S Schneider, A Werner
PURPOSE: The goal of the study was to compare the kinetics responses of heart rate (HR) and pulmonary (V'O2pulm) and muscular (V'O2musc) oxygen uptake during dynamic leg exercise across different acute ambient temperature conditions in a climatic chamber. METHODS: Thirteen physically healthy, active male volunteers performed pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) work rate (WR) changes between 30 W and 80 W at 15°C, 25°C and 35°C, respectively. HR was measured beat-to-beat by echocardiogram and V'O2pulm by breath-by-breath gas exchange, and V'O2musc estimations were assessed by applying a circulatory model and cross-correlation functions based on the approach of Hoffmann et al...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689061/%C3%AE-cryptoxanthin-ameliorates-metabolic-risk-factors-by-regulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nrf2-pathways-in-insulin-resistance-induced-by-high-fat-diet-in-rodents
#8
Kazim Sahin, Cemal Orhan, Fatih Akdemir, Mehmet Tuzcu, Nurhan Sahin, Ismet Yılmaz, Vijaya Juturu
The aim of this experiment was to determine the effects of β-cryptoxanthin (BCX) on the cardiometabolic health risk factors and NF-κB and Nrf2 pathway in insulin resistance induced by high-fat diet (HFD) in rodents. Twenty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated into four groups: (1) Control, rats fed a standard diet for 12 weeks; (2) BCX, rats fed a standard diet and supplemented with BCX (2.5 mg/kg BW) for 12 weeks; (3) HFD, rats fed a HFD for 12 weeks, (4) HFD + BCX, rats fed a HFD and supplemented with BCX for 12 weeks...
July 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688610/-materials-for-the-paediatric-resuscitation-trolley-or-backpack-expert-recommendations
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Jesús López-Herce Cid, Antonio Rodríguez Núñez, Ángel Carrillo Álvarez, Gonzalo Zeballos Serrato, Cecilia Martínez Fernández-Llamazares, Custodio Calvo Macías
Cardio-respiratory arrest (CPA) is infrequent in children, but it can occur in any place and at any time. This fact means that every health care facility must always have the staff and material ready to resuscitate a child. These recommendations are the consensus of experts of the Spanish Paediatric and Neonatal Resuscitation Group on the material and medication for paediatric and neonatal resuscitation and their distribution and use. CPR trolleys and backpacks must include the essential material to quickly and efficiently perform a paediatric CPR...
July 5, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684917/effects-of-a-tailored-lifestyle-self-management-intervention-talent-study-on-weight-reduction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Dieter Melchart, Peter Löw, Erich Wühr, Victoria Kehl, Wolfgang Weidenhammer
OBJECTIVE: Overweight and obesity are globally increasing risk factors for diseases in the context of metabolic syndrome. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate whether there are any existing differences between two lifestyle intervention strategies with respect to weight reduction after 1 year. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 166 subjects with a body mass index of 28-35 kg/m(2) were enrolled in this trial at seven study centers; 109 were randomly allocated to the intervention group (comprehensive lifestyle modification program: web-based Individual Health Management [IHM]) with 3-month reduction phase plus 9-month maintenance phase, and 57 were allocated to the control group (written information with advice for healthy food habits: usual care [UC])...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684376/the-association-between-arterial-stiffness-initial-stroke-severity-and-3-week-outcomes-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Emma Ormerod, Khalid Ali, James Cameron, Muzaffar Malik, Richard Lee, Spas Getov, Chakravarthi Rajkumar
OBJECTIVES: Vascular compliance is emerging as a useful cardiovascular risk factor. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between arterial stiffness and stroke severity at presentation and 3 weeks. METHODS: Forty two patients with acute ischemic stroke (55% male, mean age 71 years) were recruited over 15-months. Stroke subtypes were classified into lacunar circulation infarct (LACI), partial anterior circulation infarct (PACI), and posterior circulation infarct (POCI)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681620/the-burden-of-mood-disorder-cerebrovascular-disease-comorbidity-essential-neurobiology-psychopharmacology-and-physical-activity-interventions
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Michele Fornaro, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Domenico De Berardis, Elisabetta Filomena Buonaguro, Carmine Tomasetti, Giampaolo Perna, Antonio Preti, Mauro Giovanni Carta
Cardio-vascular diseases (CVDs) and CVD-related disorders (including cerebrovascular diseases; CBVDs) are a major public health concern as they represent the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in developed countries. Patients with CVDs and CBVDs co-morbid with mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), suffer reduced quality-of-life and significant disability adjusted for years of life and mortality. The relationship between CVDs/CBVDs and mood disorders is likely to be bidirectional...
July 6, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679682/normobaric-hypoxic-conditioning-to-maximise-weight-loss-and-ameliorate-cardio-metabolic-health-in-obese-populations-a-systematic-review
#13
Liam Gray Hobbins, Steve Hunter, Nadia Gaoua, Olivier Girard
Normobaric hypoxic conditioning (HC) denotes exposure to hypoxia at rest (passive) or combined with exercise (active). HC has been applied acutely (single exposure) and chronically (repeated exposure) to obese populations for managing/increasing cardio-metabolic health and weight loss. Cardio-metabolic health and weight loss responses of obese populations in response to passive and active HC are unclear. A systematic search for articles published between 2000-2017 was carried out. Studies investigating the effects of HC for improving cardio-metabolic health and weight loss of obese populations were included...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673132/snus-use-during-the-life-course-and-risk-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components
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Marja Lisa Byhamre, Per E Gustafsson, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Maria Wennberg, Anne Hammarström, Patrik Wennberg
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the association between life-course exposure to snus and prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components in adulthood. DESIGN AND METHOD: Tobacco habits at baseline (age 16) and three follow-ups (ages 21, 30 and 43) were assessed among 880 participants in a population-based cohort in Northern Sweden. Presence of the metabolic syndrome at age 43 was ascertained using the International Diabetes Federation criteria. Odds ratios and CIs for risk of the metabolic syndrome and its components by snus use at 16, 21, 30 and 43 years were calculated using logistic regression...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665956/gender-differences-in-the-associations-between-circulating-creatine-kinase-blood-pressure-body-mass-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-asymptomatic-asians
#15
Chih-Hsuan Yen, Kuang-Te Wang, Ping-Ying Lee, Chuan-Chuan Liu, Ya-Ching Hsieh, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Bernard E Bulwer, Chung-Lieh Hung, Shun-Chuan Chang, Shou-Chuan Shih, Kuang-Chun Hu, Hung-I Yeh, Carolyn S P Lam
BACKGROUND: Creatine kinase (CK) is a pivotal regulatory enzyme in energy metabolism linked to both blood pressure and cardio-metabolic components. However, data is lacking in a large population of asymptomatic Asians. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cardio-metabolic assessment including anthropometric measures and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were evaluated by abdominal echo in 4,562 consecutive subjects who underwent an annual health survey. Serum CK levels were related to blood pressure components [systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and pulse pressure (PP)], anthropometric measures, and excessive adiposity in liver as indicated by NAFLD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657348/comparing-the-economic-burden-of-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-and-without-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-study-in-beijing-china
#16
Liankui Wen, Jingjing Wu, Lin Feng, Li Yang, Feng Qian
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the Economic burden for ischemic stroke (IS) patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in China. AIM: We aimed to compare the economic burden of treatment-related costs in IS patients with AF vs. without AF in China. METHODS: This retrospective analysis used economic burden data from the Beijing urban health insurance database. Using a random sampling method, 10% of the patients diagnosed with IS from January 1 through December 31, 2012 were enrolled...
June 28, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656773/biofortification-with-iron-and-zinc-improves-nutritional-and-nutraceutical-properties-of-common-wheat-flour-and-bread
#17
Valentina Ciccolini, Elisa Pellegrino, Antonio Coccina, Anna Ida Fiaschi, Daniela Cerretani, Cristina Sgherri, Mike Frank Quartacci, Laura Ercoli
The effect of field foliar Fe and Zn biofortification on concentration and potential bioavailability of Fe and Zn and health-promoting compounds was studied in wholemeal flour of two common wheat varieties (old vs modern). Moreover, the effect of milling and bread making was studied. Biofortification increased the concentration of Zn (+78%) and its bioavailability (+48%) in the flour of the old variety, whereas it was ineffective in increasing Fe concentration in both varieties. However, the old variety showed higher concentration (+41%) and bioavailability (+26%) of Fe than the modern one...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654008/exposure-to-perfluorinated-alkyl-substances-and-health-outcomes-in-children-a-systematic-review-of-the-epidemiologic-literature
#18
Kristen M Rappazzo, Evan Coffman, Erin P Hines
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chemicals used to make products stain and stick resistant, have been linked to health effects in adults and adverse birth outcomes. A growing body of literature also addresses health effects in children exposed to PFAS. This review summarizes the epidemiologic evidence for relationships between prenatal and/or childhood exposure to PFAS and health outcomes in children as well as to provide a risk of bias analysis of the literature. A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed for studies on PFAS and child health outcomes...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646785/higher-cardio-respiratory-fitness-is-associated-with-increased-mental-and-physical-quality-of-life-in-people-with-bipolar-disorder-a-controlled-pilot-study
#19
Davy Vancampfort, Noemi Hagemann, Sabine Wyckaert, Simon Rosenbaum, Brendon Stubbs, Joseph Firth, Felipe B Schuch, Michel Probst, Pascal Sienaert
The aim of this study was to investigate whether cardiorespiratory fitness among outpatients with bipolar disorder is associated with health related quality of life (HRQL) and explore differences versus healthy controls. Outpatients with bipolar disorder and healthy controls matched for age, sex and body mass index completed the 36-item Short Form Health Survey, the Positive-and-Negative-Affect-Schedule (PANAS), a maximal cardiorespiratory fitness test, and wore a Sensewear Armband to measure physical activity and sedentary behavior for eight days...
June 19, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637722/cross-sectional-surveillance-study-to-phenotype-lorry-drivers-sedentary-behaviours-physical-activity-and-cardio-metabolic-health
#20
Veronica Varela-Mato, Orlagh O'Shea, James A King, Thomas Yates, David J Stensel, Stuart Jh Biddle, Myra A Nimmo, Stacy A Clemes
OBJECTIVES: Elevated risk factors for a number of chronic diseases have been identified in lorry drivers. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours such as a lack of physical activity (PA) and high levels of sedentary behaviour (sitting) likely contribute to this elevated risk. This study behaviourally phenotyped UK lorry drivers' sedentary and non-sedentary behaviours during workdays and non-workdays and examined markers of drivers cardio-metabolic health. SETTING: A transport company from the East Midlands, UK...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
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