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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426778/apai-polymorphism-of-vitamin-d-receptor-affects-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Agnieszka Kempinska-Podhorodecka, Malgorzata Milkiewicz, Dariusz Jabłonski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Ewa Wunsch
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms of vitamin D receptor (VDR) contribute to the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune conditions. METHODS: We investigated the incidence of VDR polymorphisms (rs1544410-BsmI; rs7975232-ApaI; rs731236-TaqI) in a group of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC, n = 275) and in healthy controls (n = 376). Additionally, correlations of the VDR polymorphisms with clinical and biochemical factors of the disease were analysed. RESULTS: The genotype and allele distributions of these polymorphisms in PSC patients were similar to those observed in controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421328/association-of-adiponectin-leptin-and-resistin-with-inflammatory-markers-and-obesity-in-dementia
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Małgorzata Bednarska-Makaruk, Ałła Graban, Anna Wiśniewska, Wanda Łojkowska, Anna Bochyńska, Magdalena Gugała-Iwaniuk, Ksenia Sławińska, Agnieszka Ługowska, Danuta Ryglewicz, Hanna Wehr
The aim of the study was to determine the role of adiponectin, leptin and resistin in various types of dementia and to investigate their association with inflammatory markers, insulin resistance and abdominal obesity. In 205 patients with dementia [89 with Alzheimer's disease (AD), 47 with vascular dementia (VaD), 69 with mixed dementia (MD)], 113 persons with mild cognitive impairment and in 107 controls serum adiponectin, leptin and resistin levels, pro-inflammatory [interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and chitotriosidase] and anti-inflammatory (25-OH vitamin D, HDL-cholesterol and paraoxonase 1) markers, as well as glucose metabolism parameters (glucose, insulin and HOMA-IR) were determined...
April 18, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396407/life-skills-wealth-health-and-wellbeing-in-later-life
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Andrew Steptoe, Jane Wardle
Life skills play a key role in promoting educational and occupational success in early life, but their relevance at older ages is uncertain. Here we measured five life skills-conscientiousness, emotional stability, determination, control, and optimism-in 8,119 men and women aged 52 and older (mean 66.7 y). We show that the number of skills is associated with wealth, income, subjective wellbeing, less depression, low social isolation and loneliness, more close relationships, better self-rated health, fewer chronic diseases and impaired activities of daily living, faster walking speed, and favorable objective biomarkers (concentration of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, vitamin D and C-reactive protein, and less central obesity)...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380009/impact-of-fortified-biscuits-on-micronutrient-deficiencies-among-primary-school-children-in-bangladesh
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Alayne M Adams, Rushdia Ahmed, A H M Mahbub Latif, Sabrina Rasheed, Sumon K Das, Enamul Hasib, Fahmida Dil Farzana, Farzana Ferdous, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Asg Faruque
BACKGROUND: Micronutrient deficiencies can compromise the development potential of school-aged children, and their later health and productivity as adults. School feeding and school-based fortification approaches have been utilized globally to redress nutritional deficiencies in this age group. OBJECTIVE: We explored the acceptability and micronutrient impact of a Bangladesh Government supported school-based micronutrient fortification program for children attending rural primary schools in 10 disadvantaged sub-districts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378255/vitamin-d-levels-in-cerebral-autosomal-dominant-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy-cadasil
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Maria Alessandra Carluccio, Ilaria Di Donato, Francesca Pescini, Marco Battaglini, Silvia Bianchi, Raffaella Valenti, Serena Nannucci, Beatrice Franci, Maria Laura Stromillo, Nicola De Stefano, Domenico Inzitari, Leonardo Pantoni, Ranuccio Nuti, Antonio Federico, Stefano Gonnelli, Maria Teresa Dotti
Besides its well known function on bone metabolism, vitamin D role in cerebrovascular pathologies including cerebral small vessel disease has been confirmed by recent meta-analysis. In this study, we measured vitamin D levels in 56 Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) patients (mean age 49.9) with no or minimal disability (modified Ranking Score, mRS ≤2) and in 56 age, sex and seasonality matched healthy controls. History of ischemic events was recorded and cognitive functions were assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination...
April 4, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374837/effect-of-vitamin-d-replacement-on-cognition-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Hala Darwish, Ribal Haddad, Sahar Osman, Stephanie Ghassan, Bassem Yamout, Hani Tamim, Samia Khoury
Multiple Sclerosis is associated with deficient serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) level and cognitive impairment. The aim of this study is to evaluate cognitive performance in MS patients with deficient 25 (OH)D (<25 ng/ml) compared to patients with sufficient levels (>35 ng/ml), then to evaluate the change in cognitive performance after 3 months of vitamin D3 oral replacement. Eighty-eight MS patients with relapsing remitting and clinically isolated type of MS, older than 18 years treated with interferon beta were enrolled...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361624/nutritional-standards-needed-for-ready-meals-to-avoid-micronutrient-deficiencies
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Micronutrient deficiencies contribute to many age-related disorders, although initial effects may be mild and easily missed. For example, B vitamin deficiency may result in mild cognitive decline, thiamine deficiency can contribute to development of type 2 diabetes and lack of vitamin D changes immune function.
March 31, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358909/amelioration-of-cognitive-impairments-in-appswe-ps1de9-mice-is-associated-with-metabolites-alteration-induced-by-total-salvianolic-acid
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Li Shen, Bing Han, Yuan Geng, Jinhua Wang, Zhengmin Wang, Mingwei Wang
PURPOSE: Total salvianolic acid (TSA) is extracted from salvia miltiorrhiza; however, to date, there has been limited characterization of its effects on metabolites in Alzheimer's disease model-APPswe/PS1dE9 mice. The main objective of this study was to investigate the metabolic changes in 7-month-old APPswe/PS1dE9 mice treated with TSA, which protects against learning and memory impairment. METHODS: APPswe/PS1dE9 mice were treated with TSA (30 mg/kg·d and 60 mg/kg·d, i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356142/towards-evidence-based-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-infants-vitamin-d-intervention-in-infants-vidi-study-design-and-methods-of-a-randomised-controlled-double-blinded-intervention-study
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Otto Helve, Heli Viljakainen, Elisa Holmlund-Suila, Jenni Rosendahl, Helena Hauta-Alus, Maria Enlund-Cerullo, Saara Valkama, Kati Heinonen, Katri Räikkönen, Timo Hytinantti, Outi Mäkitie, Sture Andersson
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is important for bone mass accrual during growth. Additionally, it is considered a requirement for a multitude of processes associated with, for example, the development of immunity. Many countries apply vitamin D supplementation strategies in infants, but the guidelines are not based on scientific evidence and aim at prevention of rickets. It remains unclear whether the recommended doses are sufficient for the wide array of other effects of vitamin D. The VIDI trial performed in Finland is the first large randomised controlled study for evaluation of the effects of different vitamin D supplemental doses in infancy on: 1...
March 29, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334709/micronutrients-essential-fatty-acids-and-bone-health-in-phenylketonuria
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Serwet Demirdas, Francjan J van Spronsen, Carla E M Hollak, J Hanneke van der Lee, Peter H Bisschop, Fred M Vaz, Nienke M Ter Horst, M Estela Rubio-Gozalbo, Annet M Bosch
INTRODUCTION: In phenylketonuria (PKU), a natural protein-restricted dietary treatment prevents severe cognitive impairment. Nutrient deficiencies may occur due to strict diet. This study is aimed at evaluating the dietary intake and blood concentrations of micronutrients and essential fatty acids (FA), bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture history in patients on long-term dietary treatment. METHODS: Sixty early diagnosed Dutch patients (aged 1-39 years) were included in a multi-center cross-sectional study...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261556/relationships-between-dietary-intake-and-cognitive-function-in-healthy-korean-children-and-adolescents
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Jin Young Kim, Seung Wan Kang
BACKGROUND: It has long been theorized that a relatively robust dietary intake impacts cognitive function. The aim of the study was to explore dietary intake and cognitive function in healthy Korean children and adolescents. METHODS: Three hundred and seventeen healthy children with no previous diagnosis of neurologic or psychiatric disorders were evaluated (167 girls and 150 boys with a mean age of 11.8 ± 3.3 years). Analysis indicators including food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) consisting of 76 items and neurocognitive tests including symbol digit modalities (SDMT), verbal memory, visual memory, shift attention, reasoning, and digit span (forward and backward) tests were observed and recorded...
January 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257107/micronutrient-fortified%C3%A2-milk%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-academic%C3%A2-performance%C3%A2-among%C3%A2-chinese%C3%A2-middle%C3%A2-school%C3%A2-students-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-cluster-randomized%C3%A2-controlled%C3%A2-trial
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Xiaoqin Wang, Zhaozhao Hui, Xiaoling Dai, Paul D Terry, Yue Zhang, Mei Ma, Mingxu Wang, Fu Deng, Wei Gu, Shuangyan Lei, Ling Li, Mingyue Ma, Bin Zhang
Many children suffer from nutritional deficiencies that may negatively affect their academic performance. This cluster-randomized controlled trial aimed to test the effects of micronutrient-fortified milk in Chinese students. Participants received either micronutrient-fortified (n = 177) or unfortified (n = 183) milk for six months. Academic performance, motivation, and learning strategies were estimated by end-of-term tests and the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire. Blood samples were analyzed for micronutrients...
March 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252190/linking-vitamin-d-status-executive-functioning-and-self-perceived-mental-health-in-adolescents-through-multivariate-analysis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-control-trial
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Bjørn Grung, Asle M Sandvik, Kay Hjelle, Lisbeth Dahl, Livar Frøyland, Irene Nygård, Anita L Hansen
The aim of the present randomized double-blind placebo control trial was to investigate if vitamin D supplementation had an effect on vitamin D status, executive functioning and self-perceived mental health in a group of Norwegian adolescents during winter time. Fifty adolescents were randomly assigned into an intervention group (vitamin D pearls) or a control group (placebo pearls). Before (pre-test in December/January) and after (post-test in April/May) the intervention period the participants were exposed to a test procedure, consisting of blood draw, completion of cognitive tests (Tower of Hanoi and Tower of London), and the Youth Self-report version of the Child Behavior Checklist...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202477/vitamin-d-is-not-associated-with-incident-dementia-or-cognitive-impairment-an-18-y-follow-up-study-in-community-living-old-men
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Erika Olsson, Liisa Byberg, Brita Karlström, Tommy Cederholm, Håkan Melhus, Per Sjögren, Lena Kilander
Background: Vitamin D has been implicated as being important for maintaining cognitive function in old age. Results from longitudinal studies examining the association of vitamin D with incident dementia and cognitive impairment have been inconsistent.Objective: We investigated the relation between vitamin D, assessed in 3 different ways, and the risk of dementia.Design: We measured plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] with the use of high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, assessed dietary vitamin D intake with the use of 7-d dietary records, and created a vitamin D-synthesis genetic risk score (GRS) at baseline (1991-1995) in a cohort of 1182 Swedish men (mean age: 71 y)...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182163/which-is-preferable-for-orthostatic-hypotension-diagnosis-in-older-adults-active-standing-test-or-head-up-tilt-table-test
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Ali Ekrem Aydin, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik
BACKGROUND: Correct evaluation of orthostatic hypotension (OH) is crucial in geriatric practice, since OH is associated with mortality and morbidity. The study aimed to determine the most appropriate method for measuring blood pressure in transition from supine to upright position in order to diagnose OH in older adults. METHODS: Active standing test (AST) and head-up tilt table (HUT) test as well as comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), including mini-mental state examination or the cognitive state test, mini-nutritional assessment, basic and instrumental activities of daily living, and Tinetti performance-oriented mobility assessment indexes, were performed in 290 geriatric patients...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176624/vitamin-d-combined-with-resveratrol-prevents-cognitive-decline-in-samp8-mice
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Jinbo Cheng, Yehua Rui, Liqiang Qin, Jiaying Xu, Shufen Han, Linxi Yuan, Xuebin Yin, Zhongxiao Wan
Background Vitamin D (VD) and resveratrol (RSV) are two nutritional molecules that have reported neuroprotective effects, and findings from cellular models suggest that resveratrol could potentiate vitamin D's effects. The senescence-accelerated mouse-prone 8 (SAMP8) is a useful model of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related memory impairment. Objective We aimed to explore how the combination of vitamin D with resveratrol would affect memory impairments shown by SAMP8 mice, as well as the potential mechanisms...
February 6, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167237/does-high-dose-vitamin-d-supplementation-enhance-cognition-a-randomized-trial-in-healthy-adults
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Jacqueline A Pettersen
BACKGROUND: Insufficiency of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has been associated with dementia and cognitive decline. However, the effects of vitamin D supplementation on cognition are unclear. It was hypothesized that high dose vitamin D3 supplementation would result in enhanced cognitive functioning, particularly among adults whose 25(OH)D levels were insufficient (<75nmol/L) at baseline. METHODS: Healthy adults (n=82) from northern British Columbia, Canada (54° north latitude) with baseline 25(OH)D levels ≤100nmol/L were randomized and blinded to High Dose (4000IU/d) versus Low Dose (400IU/d) vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) for 18weeks...
April 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159728/protocol-for-a-24-week-randomized-controlled-study-of-once-daily-oral-dose-of-flax-lignan-to-healthy-older-adults
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Jane Alcorn, Susan Whiting, Navita Viveky, Yunyun Di, Kerry Mansell, Sharyle Fowler, Lilian Thorpe, Ahmed Almousa, Pui Chi Cheng, Jennifer Jones, Jennifer Billinsky, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
BACKGROUND: Increased oxidative stress and inflammation are associated with aging, and contribute to an increased risk of chronic disease in older adults. Flaxseed lignans demonstrate antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, but their ability to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation markers in older adult populations has received limited investigation. OBJECTIVE: This is a chronic intervention trial of community-dwelling healthy older adults to examine the effects of a flaxseed lignan (secoisolariciresinol diglucoside; SDG) enriched supplement (BeneFlax) compared to a placebo...
February 3, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103749/clinical-practice-with-anti-dementia-drugs-a-revised-third-consensus-statement-from-the-british-association-for-psychopharmacology
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John T O'Brien, Clive Holmes, Matthew Jones, Roy Jones, Gill Livingston, Ian McKeith, Peter Mittler, Peter Passmore, Craig Ritchie, Louise Robinson, Elizabeth L Sampson, John-Paul Taylor, Alan Thomas, Alistair Burns
The British Association for Psychopharmacology coordinated a meeting of experts to review and revise its previous 2011 guidelines for clinical practice with anti-dementia drugs. As before, levels of evidence were rated using accepted standards which were then translated into grades of recommendation A-D, with A having the strongest evidence base (from randomised controlled trials) and D the weakest (case studies or expert opinion). Current clinical diagnostic criteria for dementia have sufficient accuracy to be applied in clinical practice (B) and both structural (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) and functional (positron emission tomography and single photon emission computerised tomography) brain imaging can improve diagnostic accuracy in particular situations (B)...
February 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093570/vitamin-d-administration-cognitive-function-bbb-permeability-and-neuroinflammatory-factors-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
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G Hajiluian, G Nameni, P Shahabi, M Mesgari-Abbasi, S Sadigh-Eteghad, M A Farhangi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of vitamin D administration on cognitive function, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) concentration in the hippocampus and blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were fed either a control diet or HFD for 16 weeks (n=20); then, each group was randomized into two subgroups supplemented orally with 500 IU kg(-1) vitamin D for 5 weeks...
April 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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