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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908565/determinants-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-healthy-and-hypertensive-subjects-a-population-based-study-and-systematic-review
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Liyuan Han, Yanfen Liu, Changyi Wang, Linlin Tang, Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt, Qi Wen, Donghui Duan, Nanjia Lu, Guodong Xu, Kaiyue Wang, Lu Zhang, Kaibo Gu, Sihan Chen, Jianping Ma, Tao Zhang, Dingyun You, Shiwei Duan
AIMS: Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is known to increase the risk of many diseases. Factors influencing HHcy in healthy and hypertensive subjects remain under-researched. METHODS: A large population-based study was conducted in 60 communities from Shenzhen, China. Responses to standardized questions on lifestyle factors and blood samples were collected from all participants after a 12-h overnight fast. Multiple linear and multivariate logistic regressions were used to explore risk factors for HHcy...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907161/barriers-and-facilitators-to-safe-food-handling-among-consumers-a-systematic-review-and-thematic-synthesis-of-qualitative-research-studies
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Ian Young, Lisa Waddell
Foodborne illness has a substantial health and economic burden on society, and most cases are believed to be due to unsafe food handling practices at home. Several qualitative research studies have been conducted to investigate consumers' perspectives, opinions, and experiences with safe food handling at home, and these studies provide insights into the underlying barriers and facilitators affecting their safe food handling behaviours. We conducted a systematic review of previously published qualitative studies in this area to synthesize the main across-study themes and to develop recommendations for future consumer interventions and research...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903953/sociocultural-characteristic-lifestyle-and-metabolic-risk-factors-among-a-sample-of-kuwaiti-male-university-students
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Maha Al-Sejari
In the past six decades, the Kuwaiti population has been exposed to rapid transformation in the quality of diet intake, daily activities, and career types. This major socioeconomic shift was accompanied by the introduction of both communicable and noncommunicable chronic diseases afflicting people of all ages. This article aims to detect a relationship between sociocultural characteristics-such as physical activity, dietary habits, and smoking-and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted among 262 male university students in Kuwait; participants were selected by using a convenient nonrandom opportunistic sample...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902572/meeting-people-where-they-are-case-managers-empower-and-motivate-clients-to-pursue-their-health-goals
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Jane Harkey, Charlotte Sortedahl, Michelle M Crook, Patrice V Sminkey
PURPOSE: The propose of this discussion is to explore the role of the case manager to empower and motivate clients, especially those who appear "stuck" or resistant to change. Drawing upon the experiences of case managers across many different practice settings, the article addresses how case managers can tap into the individual's underlying and sometimes deep-seated desires in order to foster buy-in for making even small steps toward achieving their health goals. The article also addresses how motivational interviewing can be an effective tool used by case managers to uncover blocks and barriers that prevent clients from making changes in their health or lifestyle habits...
January 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899768/effects-of-dietary-restriction-on-adipose-mass-and-biomarkers-of-healthy-aging-in-human
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Daniele Lettieri-Barbato, Esmeralda Giovannetti, Katia Aquilano
In developing countries the rise of obesity and obesity-related metabolic disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes, reflects the changes in lifestyle habits and wrong dietary choices. Dietary restriction (DR) regimens have been shown to extend health span and lifespan in many animal models including primates. Identifying biomarkers predictive of clinical benefits of treatment is one of the primary goals of precision medicine. To monitor the clinical outcomes of DR interventions in humans, several biomarkers are commonly adopted...
November 29, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898167/nsaids-prescription-prevalence-after-a-cardiovascular-event-related-hospitalization-in-medicaid-beneficiaries-from-puerto-rico
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Suzette M Vélez, José J Hernández, Sasha M Davis, María G Almodóvar, José R Mercado
OBJECTIVE: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly prescribed for pain and inflammation. NSAIDs are associated with serious adverse effects and cardiovascular (CV) risks that include myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure. In the period of time immediately after a CV event, modification to the drug therapy regimen and lifestyle habits should be instituted to decrease morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study is to measure the prevalence of NSAIDs prescribing in the immediate 90 days after a CV-related hospitalization in Medicaid beneficiaries in Puerto Rico...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896801/from-threat-to-gradual-lifestyle-changes-iranians-experiences-with-chronic-illnesses
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H Vahedparast, E Mohammadi, F Ahmadi
AIM: This study aimed to explore and describe the experience of making a healthy lifestyle change among the patients with chronic illness. BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of different evidence on the critical role of lifestyle in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, many people face challenges in terms of starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative study with in-depth semi-structured interviews was carried out in 2015 in Iran...
November 28, 2016: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896232/quality-of-life-perception-in-type-2-diabetes
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Cristian Petri, Laura Stefani, Vittorio Bini, Nicola Maffulli, Stefania Frau, Gabriele Mascherini, Massimiliano De Angelis, Giorgio Galanti
PURPOSE: Lifestyle analysis is often used for primary and secondary prevention in many chronic metabolic diseases, including diabetes. Questionnaires are simple and common methods for first investigation risk of factors related to the perception of quality of life (QoL). The present study evaluates the feasibility to use questionnaires for first investigation of risk factors, and ascertain whether the results of such questionnaires are associated with the perception of QoL. METHODS: Validated questionnaires from the international ACSM guidelines were used to study a cohort of 142 consecutive type 2 diabetes patients (mean age: 66...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895389/comparisons-of-dietary-intake-in-japanese-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yukiko Kobayashi, Hina Tatsumi, Mikako Hattori, Hiroki Sugiyama, Sayori Wada, Masashi Kuwahata, Saiyu Tanaka, Kazuyuki Kanemasa, Yoshio Sumida, Yuji Naito, Michiaki Fukui, Yasuhiro Kido
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multifactorial disease that involves a complex interaction between genetics, diet, and lifestyle, all of which combine to form the NAFLD phenotype. In Japan, medical nutrition therapy for NAFLD has not yet been established, so NAFLD patients are instructed in the dietary modifications used for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Because points of difference may exist in the effects of dietary choices on NAFLD and T2DM, the present study aimed to compare and assess the dietary intake of Japanese individuals with NAFLD and T2DM...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894251/comprehensive-analysis-of-the-fecal-microbiota-of-healthy-japanese-adults-reveals-a-new-bacterial-lineage-associated-with-a-phenotype-characterized-by-a-high-frequency-of-bowel-movements-and-a-lean-body-type
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Kaihei Oki, Mutsumi Toyama, Taihei Banno, Osamu Chonan, Yoshimi Benno, Koichi Watanabe
BACKGROUND: In Japan, a variety of traditional dietary habits and daily routines have developed in many regions. The effects of these behaviors, and the regional differences in the composition of the gut microbiota, are yet to be sufficiently studied. To characterize the Japanese gut microbiota and identify the factors shaping its composition, we conducted 16S metagenomics analysis of fecal samples collected from healthy Japanese adults residing in various regions of Japan. Each participant also completed a 94-question lifestyle questionnaire...
November 28, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892821/self-regulation-upon-return-to-driving-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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James R Gooden, Jennie L Ponsford, Judith L Charlton, Pamela Ross, Shawn Marshall, Sylvain Gagnon, Michel Bédard, Renerus J Stolwyk
The aim of this study was to explore self-reported driving habits and the factors associated with these within the first three months of return to driving following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants included 24 individuals with moderate to severe TBI (post-traumatic amnesia duration M = 33.26, SD = 29.69 days) and 28 healthy age, education, and gender-matched controls who completed an on-road assessment. Driving frequency and avoidance questionnaires were administered to assess premorbid driving, anticipated driving upon resuming, and driving at three months post-assessment...
November 28, 2016: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890976/study-frequency-of-hypertension-and-obesity-and-their-relationship-with-lifestyle-factors-nutritional-habits-physical-activity-cigarette-consumption-in-ardabil-city-physicians-2012-13
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Afshin Fathi, Saeid Sadeghieh Ahari, Firouz Amani, Mohammad Reza Nikneghad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Few studies have been done on lifestyle of Iranian physicians. As physicians have important role in health promotion, the main goal of the study was to assess the lifestyle of this influential group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on lifestyle of all registered physicians of Ardabil hospitals, Iran, 2012-13. In this research, 225 physicians were selected, by using simple random sampling. Demographic and lifestyle data were obtained by self-report using standard questionnaires, physical activity by official Iranian short-version of the international physical activity questionnaire, and dietary intake by food frequency questionnaire...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889908/self-reported-masticatory-dysfunction-and-mortality-in-community-dwelling-elderly-adults-a-9-year-follow-up
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Alice Laudisio, Antonella Gemma, Davide O Fontana, Chiara Rivera, Stefania Bandinelli, Luigi Ferrucci, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association, if any, between masticatory dysfunction (MD) and mortality in older adults. DESIGN: The Invecchiare in Chianti (InCHIANTI) Study, a cohort study with 9-year follow-up. SETTING: Tuscany, Italy. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older (N = 1,155). MEASUREMENTS: MD was self-reported; Cox regression was used to assess the association between self-reported MD and 9-year all-cause mortality...
November 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888347/different-phenotypes-in-identical-twins-with-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis-case-series
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Dénes Zádori, László Szpisjak, László Madar, Viktória Evelin Varga, Bernadett Csányi, Krisztina Bencsik, István Balogh, Mariann Harangi, Éva Kereszty, László Vécsei, Péter Klivényi
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare, genetically determined error of metabolism. The characteristic clinical symptoms are diarrhea, juvenile cataracts, tendon xanthomas and neuropsychiatric alterations. The aim of this study is to present a pair of identical adult twins with considerable differences in the severity of phenotype. With regards to neuropsychiatric symptoms, the predominant features were severe Parkinsonism and moderate cognitive dysfunctions in the more-affected individual, whereas these alterations in the less-affected patient were only very mild and mild, respectively...
November 25, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885066/effects-in-dogs-with-behavioural-disorders-of-a-commercial-nutraceutical-diet-on-stress-and-neuroendocrine-parameters
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S Sechi, A Di Cerbo, S Canello, G Guidetti, F Chiavolelli, F Fiore, R Cocco
The well-being of dogs can be affected by changes in human lifestyle, eating habits and increased stressors that lead to behavioural disorders including fear, hyperactivity and anxiety, followed by negative affective moods and poor welfare. This randomised, controlled clinical evaluation involved 69 dogs, 38 males and 31 females, of different breeds, with behavioural disorders related to anxiety and chronic stress. They were fed a control diet or a nutraceutical diet (ND group) for 45 days. Neuroendocrine (serotonin, dopamine, β-endorphins, noradrenaline and cortisol) and stress (derivatives of reactive oxygen metabolites (dROMs) and biological antioxidant potential (BAP)) parameters related to behavioural disorders were evaluated at the beginning and end of the study period...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884868/combined-associations-of-body-weight-and-lifestyle-factors-with-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-men-and-women-prospective-cohort-study
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Nicola Veronese, Yanping Li, JoAnn E Manson, Walter C Willett, Luigi Fontana, Frank B Hu
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the combined associations of diet, physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption, and smoking with body weight on risk of all cause and cause specific mortality. DESIGN:  Longitudinal study with up to 32 years of follow-up. SETTING:  Nurses' Health Study (1980-2012) and Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2012). PARTICIPANTS:  74 582 women from the Nurses' Health Study and 39 284 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study who were free from cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline...
November 24, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883349/-the-education-influence-on-effects-of-rehabilitation-in-patients-after-stroke
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Sabina Dudka, Piotr Winczewski, Katarzyna Janczewska, Anna Kubsik, Marta Woldańska-Okońska
: Patients after stroke face a new situation where some educational and pedagogical actions should be reinitiated. Stroke often causes a break away from the previous lifestyle. It the acute phase it excludes the possibility of employment or performance of household duties that were carried out before or indulging in previously preferred ways of spending free time. Patients often abandon the habits that they developed before stroke, inclusive of hygienic habits. Therefore, it is an important objective of rehabilitation to reinstate in stroke patients behaviours characteristic of their peers, which would mark the beginning of their own care for health...
November 25, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882006/framingham-risk-score-in-impaired-glucose-tolerant-population-a-sub-analysis-of-diabetes-prevention-and-awareness-program-of-pakistan
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Asher Fawwad, Hassan Moin, Iftikhar Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Hydrie, Abdul Basit
OBJECTIVE: To assess the 10-year risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) using Framingham risk score. METHODS: Data for this study was collected from Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Program. Primary prevention team visited different primary health care centers, factories, service organizations and offices within Karachi, Pakistan. IGT was diagnosed according to World Health Organization criteria after taking informed consent...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881558/the-american-heart-association-s-new-institute-for%C3%A2-precision-cardiovascular-medicine
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Steven R Houser
"One size does not fit all." These 6 simple words represent the fundamental concept driving an unprecedented initiative of the American Heart Association, the Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine. In the field of heart disease and stroke research, we have seen enormous knowledge advances in recent decades, all of which have led to breakthroughs in our ability to treat and prevent these illnesses. We celebrate these advances because they are allowing us to save and improve more lives than ever before...
November 22, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881518/study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-brief-habit-based-lifestyle-advice-for-cancer-survivors-exploring-behavioural-outcomes-for-the-advancing-survivorship-cancer-outcomes-trial-ascot
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Rebecca J Beeken, Helen Croker, Maggie Heinrich, Lee Smith, Kate Williams, Allan Hackshaw, John Hines, Michael Machesney, Madhavan Krishnaswamy, Sharon Cavanagh, Rebecca Roylance, Alison Hill, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Jane Wardle, Abigail Fisher
INTRODUCTION: Positive health behaviours such as regular physical activity and a healthy diet have significant effects on cancer outcomes. There is a need for simple but effective behaviour change interventions with the potential to be implemented within the cancer care pathway. Habit-based advice encourages repetition of a behaviour in a consistent context so that the behaviour becomes increasingly automatic in response to a specific contextual cue. This approach therefore encourages long-term behaviour change and can be delivered through printed materials...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Open
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