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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089279/perspective-on-pre-and-post-natal-agro-food-exposure-to-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-their-effects-on-quality-of-life
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REVIEW
Tania Fernández-Cruz, Elena Martínez-Carballo, Jesús Simal-Gándara
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue constitutes a continual source of internal exposure to organic pollutants (OPs). When fats mobilize during pregnancy and breastfeeding, OPs could affect foetal and neonatal development, respectively. SCOPE AND APPROACH: The main aim of this review is to deal with pre- and post-natal external exposure to organic pollutants and their effects on health, proposing prevention measures to reduce their risk. The goal is the development of a biomonitoring framework program to estimate their impact on human health, and prevent exposure by recommending some changes in personal lifestyle habits...
January 11, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088234/stability-based-validation-of-dietary-patterns-obtained-by-cluster-analysis
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Nicolas Sauvageot, Anna Schritz, Sonia Leite, Ala'a Alkerwi, Saverio Stranges, Faiez Zannad, Sylvie Streel, Axelle Hoge, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Adelin Albert, Michèle Guillaume
BACKGROUND: Cluster analysis is a data-driven method used to create clusters of individuals sharing similar dietary habits. However, this method requires specific choices from the user which have an influence on the results. Therefore, there is a need of an objective methodology helping researchers in their decisions during cluster analysis. The objective of this study was to use such a methodology based on stability of clustering solutions to select the most appropriate clustering method and number of clusters for describing dietary patterns in the NESCAV study (Nutrition, Environment and Cardiovascular Health), a large population-based cross-sectional study in the Greater Region (N = 2298)...
January 14, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086890/feasibility-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-the-heyman-healthy-lifestyle-program-for-young-men-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lee M Ashton, Philip J Morgan, Melinda J Hutchesson, Megan E Rollo, Clare E Collins
BACKGROUND: In young men, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours can be detrimental to their physical and/or mental health and set them on a negative health trajectory into adulthood. Despite this, there is a lack of evidence to guide development of effective health behaviour change interventions for young men. This study assessed the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of the 'HEYMAN' (Harnessing Ehealth to enhance Young men's Mental health, Activity and Nutrition) healthy lifestyle program for young men...
January 13, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077198/association-of-bmi-with-risk-of-cvd-mortality-and-all-cause-mortality
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Chee Cheong Kee, Mohd Ghazali Sumarni, Kuang Hock Lim, Sharmini Selvarajah, Jamaiyah Haniff, Guat Hiong Helen Tee, Kaur Gurpreet, Yusoff Ahmad Faudzi, Nasir Mustafa Amal
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between BMI and risk of CVD mortality and all-cause mortality among Malaysian adults. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study. Participants were followed up for 5 years from 2006 to 2010. Mortality data were obtained via record linkages with the Malaysian National Registration Department. Multiple Cox regression was applied to compare risk of CVD and all-cause mortality between BMI categories adjusting for age, gender and ethnicity...
January 12, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070765/health-impacts-of-religious-practices-and-beliefs-associated-with-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints
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Rocío de Diego Cordero, Bárbara Badanta Romero
The aim of the study is to discuss the relationship between lifestyle marked by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and health. PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, WOS y Scopus were the databases used for this literature review, with these descriptors: "Mormons", "mormons religion", "health". Inclusion criteria were articles with full text available, published between 2005 and 2016, in English or Spanish language. Results show that following the restrictive Mormon doctrine generates beneficial effects for the health...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067995/antibody-prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-women-from-multan-pakistan
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M M Nazir, M Akhtar, A Maqbool, A Waheed, M A Sajid, M A Ali, M Oneeb, M A Alam, A N Ahmad, N Nazir, S Fatima, D S Lindsay
Toxoplasma gondii infections are prevalent in humans and warm-blooded animals. Maternal infections during pregnancy may have devastating consequences for transplacentally infected neonates. This study was conducted to examine the seroprevalence of antibodies to T. gondii in pregnant women of childbearing age and determine risk factors associated with pregnancy history, pet ownership, social and cultural factors at Nishtar Hospital, Multan. Samples were collected from 403 women and examined using a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 9, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066619/clinical-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-with-muscle-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Joaquim Gea, Carme Casadevall, Sergi Pascual, Mauricio Orozco-Levi, Esther Barreiro
Muscle dysfunction is frequently observed in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, contributing to their exercise limitation and a worsening prognosis. The main factor leading to limb muscle dysfunction is deconditioning, whereas respiratory muscle dysfunction is mostly the result of pulmonary hyperinflation. However, both limb and respiratory muscles are also influenced by other negative factors, including smoking, systemic inflammation, nutritional abnormalities, exacerbations and some drugs...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065988/exercise-prescription-perceptions-and-physical-activity-habits-in-chiropractic-students-at-cmcc
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Scott Howitt, Eric Ethridge, Eric Nelson, Mike Gotuaco, Louis Demello
BACKGROUND: Health care practitioner's physical activity (PA) habits are associated with their likelihood to recommend PA to their patients. The intent of this project is to better understand the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) students' perceptions and practices of PA and exercise prescription as this may predict exercise counselling they will provide to future patients. METHODS: A 27-item survey was distributed to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) students (N = 744)...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065611/-diet-and-lifestyle-rules-in-chronic-constipation-in-adults-from-fantasy-to-reality%C3%A2
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Nadia Fathallah, Dominique Bouchard, Vincent de Parades
Chronic constipation is one of the most common chronic gastrointestinal complaints and a frequent reason for consultation. Lifestyle modification and dietary advice attract a lot of patients, often dissatisfied with a long-term drug intake. These behavioral modifications are recommended as a first-line approach in the treatment of chronic mild constipation in the majority of current guidelines despite a low level of evidence. Fiber supplementation is probably the most relevant measure because of a satisfactory level of proof...
January 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051821/energy-drink-consumption-in-italian-university-students-food-habits-and-lifestyle
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V Vitiello, L Diolordi, M Pirrone, L M Donini, V Del Balzo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the consumption of ED (Energy drink) among young people, both alone and in association with alcohol, as well as the food habits and lifestyle of ED consumers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anonymous closed-ended questionnaire, was administered to a sample of students. The questionnaire is composed of 30 questions with multiple answers. The students, who come from different regions in Italy, were enrolled at two Italian Universities: Rome and Cagliari...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049752/behavioral-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-implications-for-mexico
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Elissa Jelalian, E Whitney Evans
Pediatric obesity is a worldwide health epidemic affecting both developed and developing countries. Mexico ranks second to the United States in rates of pediatric obesity. Obesity among youth has immediate and long-term consequences on physical and psychosocial development, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and health-related quality of life. Eventual amelioration of this epidemic will require change at the level of the family and community, along with policy initiatives to support healthier eating and activity habits...
January 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049538/risk-of-second-cancer-following-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-analysis
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Nina-Sophie Hegemann, Anne Schlesinger-Raab, Ute Ganswindt, Claudia Hörl, Stephanie E Combs, Dieter Hölzel, Jürgen E Gschwend, Christian Stief, Claus Belka, Jutta Engel
BACKGROUND: To investigate the risk of second cancer and radiation induced second cancer following prostate cancer radiotherapy. METHODS: We compared men with radiotherapy only with those treated with radical prostatectomy only and those with radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy. Cumulative incidences of second cancers were calculated. Cox analyses were performed to identify determinants influencing second cancer incidence. RESULTS: Nineteen thousand five hundred thirty eight patients were analyzed...
January 3, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041601/higher-intake-of-cryptoxanthin-is-related-to-low-body-mass-index-and-body-fat-in-japanese-middle-aged-women
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Asuka Hirose, Masakazu Terauchi, Miho Hirano, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Yoko Owa, Kiyoko Kato, Toshiro Kubota
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases increases with age, especially in postmenopausal women. In this study, we investigated the dietary patterns associated with body mass and body fat in Japanese middle-aged women. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: This study used baseline data collected in a previous study in 88 women aged 40-60 years. Participants were assessed for age, menopausal status, lifestyle factors, body composition, and dietary habits using a brief-type self-administered diet history questionnaire, which provides information on the amounts of nearly 100 nutritional factors consumed during the previous month...
February 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041577/a-concept-mapping-study-on-perpetuating-factors-of-functional-somatic-symptoms-from-clinicians-perspective
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Karin A M Janssens, Jan H Houtveen, Lineke M Tak, Irma J Bonvanie, Anna Scholtalbers, Anne van Gils, Rinie Geenen, Judith G M Rosmalen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this concept mapping study was to identify the structure and alleged importance of perpetuating factors of functional somatic symptoms (FSS) from the perspective of professionals. Further, we examined to which extent these factors have been addressed in scientific literature. METHODS: Ninety-nine perpetuating factors were sorted with respect to content using a card-sorting task by 61 experienced clinicians (62.3% psychologists, 75.4% female, mean age: 45...
January 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039036/nutritional-intake-depressive-symptoms-and-vitamin-d-status-in-hypertensive-patients-in-the-north-of-iran-a-case-control-study
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A Salari, M Mahdavi-Roshan, T Hasandokht, M Gholipour, S Soltanipour, M Nagshbandi, A Javadzadeh
OBJECTIVE: We investigated vitamin D status, body size, nutritional intake and depression status in hypertensive patients in the north of Iran that have special dietary habit and lifestyle according to their culture and geographical situation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted on 127 patients with newly recognized hypertension and the 120 normal participants, in the north of Iran. Anthropometric data was measured and demographic characteristics, dietary intake, depression and medical status were collected by valid questionnaires...
December 27, 2016: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038971/measuring-biomarkers-in-wastewater-as-a-new-source-of-epidemiological-information-current-state-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Emma Gracia-Lor, Sara Castiglioni, Richard Bade, Frederic Been, Erika Castrignanò, Adrian Covaci, Iria González-Mariño, Evroula Hapeshi, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Juliet Kinyua, Foon Yin Lai, Thomas Letzel, Luigi Lopardo, Markus R Meyer, Jake O'Brien, Pedram Ramin, Nikolaos I Rousis, Axel Rydevik, Yeonsuk Ryu, Miguel M Santos, Ivan Senta, Nikolaos S Thomaidis, Sofia Veloutsou, Zhugen Yang, Ettore Zuccato, Lubertus Bijlsma
The information obtained from the chemical analysis of specific human excretion products (biomarkers) in urban wastewater can be used to estimate the exposure or consumption of the population under investigation to a defined substance. A proper biomarker can provide relevant information about lifestyle habits, health and wellbeing, but its selection is not an easy task as it should fulfil several specific requirements in order to be successfully employed. This paper aims to summarize the current knowledge related to the most relevant biomarkers used so far...
December 27, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038910/consumer-health-informatics-empowering-healthy-lifestyle-seekers-through-mhealth
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REVIEW
Anthony Faiola, Richard J Holden
People are at risk from noncommunicable diseases (NCD) and poor health habits, with interventions like medications and surgery carrying further risk of adverse effects. This paper addresses ways people are increasingly moving to healthy living medicine (HLM) to mitigate such health threats. HLM-seekers increasingly leverage mobile technologies that enable control of personal health information, collaboration with clinicians/other agents to establish healthy living practices. For example, outcomes from consumer health informatics research includes empowering users to take charge of their health through active participation in decision-making about healthcare delivery...
December 27, 2016: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030332/spermatological-characteristics-of-the-enigmatic-monogenean-dictyocotyle-coeliaca-nybelin-1941-monopisthocotylea-monocotylidae-reveal-possible-adaptation-to-endoparasitism
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Magdaléna Bruňanská, John S Mackiewicz, Larisa G Poddubnaya
Spermatological characters of Dictyocotyle coeliaca Nybelin, a unique endoparasitic monogenean from the body cavity of the ray Amblyraja radiata (Elasmobranchii: Rajidae), was investigated by means of scanning and transmission electron microscopy for the first time. The process of the spermatozoon formation begins with the appearance of the differentiation zone which contains two centrioles. Subsequently developed two free flagella rotate to lie parallel before their fusing. After fusion, both the mitochondrion and nucleus migrate alongside the axonemes...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018050/a-snapshot-of-physical-activity-and-food-habits-among-private-school-children-in-india
#19
Erin M Staab, Solveig A Cunningham, Sara Thorpe, Shailaja S Patil
Concerns about increasing obesity in poorer parts of the world, including India, have often been premised in terms of global shifts in activity levels and caloric consumption. Lifestyle changes have been documented in large cities, but we do not know whether these changes are reaching young people in less urban locations. This study used photo journals to explore children's perceptions of their food and activity habits in a remote Indian city. Children expressed interest in active pastimes, learning, and health, and indicated traditional, modern, local, and global influences in their lives...
November 2016: Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013362/the-impact-of-fat-and-obesity-on-bone-microarchitecture-and-strength-in-children
#20
Joshua N Farr, Paul Dimitri
A complex interplay of genetic, environmental, hormonal, and behavioral factors affect skeletal development, several of which are associated with childhood fractures. Given the rise in obesity worldwide, it is of particular concern that excess fat accumulation during childhood appears to be a risk factor for fractures. Plausible explanations for this higher fracture risk include a greater propensity for falls, greater force generation upon fall impact, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and excessive adipose tissue that may have direct or indirect detrimental effects on skeletal development...
December 24, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
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