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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230705/determinant-variables-enteric-pathogen-burden-gut-function-and-immune-related-inflammatory-biomarkers-associated-with-childhood-malnutrition-a-prospective-case-control-study-in-northeastern-brazil
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Aldo Am Lima, Álvaro M Leite, Alessandra Di Moura, Noélia L Lima, Alberto M Soares, Cláudia B Abreu, José Quirino Filho, Rosa Ms Mota, Ila Fn Lima, Alexandre Havt, Pedro Hqs Medeiros, Mara Mg Prata, Marjorie M Guedes, Paloma A Cavalcante, Herlice N Veras, Ana Ks Santos, Sean R Moore, Relana C Pinkerton, Eric R Houpt, Richard L Guerrant
Malnutrition results in serious consequences for growth and cognitive development in children. We studied select child and maternal biological factors, socio-economic factors, enteric pathogenic burden, and gut function biomarkers in 402 children 6-24 months of age in North-eastern Brazil. In this prospective case-control study, not being fed colostrum (odds ratio [OR] = 3.29, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.73-6.26), maternal age ≥18 years (OR = 1.88, 95% CI 1.10-3.22), and no electrical fan (OR = 2.46, 95% CI 1...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229646/special-nutrition-intervention-is-required-for-muscle-protective-efficacy-of-physical-exercise-in-elderly-people-at-highest-risk-of-sarcopenia
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A Molnár, I Jónásné Sztruhár, Á A Csontos, Cs Ferencz, Sz Várbíró, B Székács
Progressive loss of muscle mass and strength is a physiological consequence of aging, and without interventions, it usually deteriorates into sarcopenia. In this study, the hypothesis that combined special nutritional-physiotherapeutical intervention to prevent or reverse this biological deterioration in elderly people was tested. The effects of the regular resistance muscle training (PT, n = 17) alone and the combined exercise + special nutrition therapy containing whey protein and vitamin D (PT + NT, n = 17) were monitored for 3 months in 34 elderly patients (12 men and 22 women; mean age: 66...
September 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218646/impact-of-consuming-toxic-monarch-caterpillars-on-adult-chinese-mantid-mass-gain-and-fecundity
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Jamie L Rafter, Liahna Gonda-King, Daniel Niesen, Navindra P Seeram, Chad M Rigsby, Evan L Preisser
Predators that feed on chemically-defended prey often experience non-lethal effects that result in learned avoidance of the prey species. Some predators are able to consume toxic prey without ill-effect. The Chinese mantid is able to consume cardenolide-containing monarch caterpillars without immediate adverse effects. Although they discard the caterpillars' gut contents, mantids consume sequestered cardenolides. Although consumption of these cardenolides does not elicit an acute response, there may be long-term costs associated with cardenolide consumption...
February 17, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209774/methyl-donor-supplementation-alters-cognitive-performance-and-motivation-in-female-offspring-from-high-fat-diet-fed-dams
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Sarah E McKee, Nicola M Grissom, Christopher T Herdt, Teresa M Reyes
During gestation, fetal nutrition is entirely dependent on maternal diet. Maternal consumption of excess fat during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of neurologic disorders in offspring, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. In a mouse model, high-fat diet (HFD)-fed offspring have cognitive and executive function deficits as well as whole-genome DNA and promoter-specific hypomethylation in multiple brain regions. Dietary methyl donor supplementation during pregnancy or adulthood has been used to alter DNA methylation and behavior...
February 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194237/the-impact-of-micronutrient-status-on-health-correlation-network-analysis-to-understand-the-role-of-micronutrients-in-metabolic-inflammatory-processes-regulating-homeostasis-and-phenotypic-flexibility
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Tim J van den Broek, Bas H A Kremer, Marisa Marcondes Rezende, Femke P M Hoevenaars, Peter Weber, Ulrich Hoeller, Ben van Ommen, Suzan Wopereis
BACKGROUND: Vitamins and carotenoids are key micronutrients facilitating the maintenance of health, as evidenced by the increased risk of disease with low intake. Optimal phenotypic flexibility, i.e., the ability to respond to a physiological challenge, is an essential indicator of health status. Therefore, health can be measured by applying a challenge test and monitoring the response of relevant phenotypic processes. In this study, we assessed the correlation of three fat-soluble vitamins, (i...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192132/flavor-preferences-conditioned-by-nutritive-and-non-nutritive-sweeteners-in-mice
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Anthony Sclafani, Karen Ackroff
Recent studies suggest that preferences are conditioned by nutritive (sucrose) but not by non-nutritive (sucralose) sweeteners in mice. Here we compared the effectiveness of nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners to condition flavor preferences in three mouse strains. Isopreferred sucrose and sucralose solutions both conditioned flavor preferences in C57BL/6J (B6) mice but sucrose was more effective, consistent with its post-oral appetition action. Subsequent experiments compared flavor conditioning by fructose, which has no post-oral appetition effect in B6 mice, and a sucralose+saccharin mixture (SS) which is highly preferred to fructose in 24-h choice tests...
February 10, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190874/maternal-consumption-of-a-cafeteria-diet-during-lactation-in-rats-leads-the-offspring-to-a-thin-outside-fat-inside-phenotype
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C A Pomar, R van Nes, J Sánchez, C Picó, J Keijer, A Palou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The suckling period is a critical phase of development, in which maternal over-nutrition may program the susceptibility of developing chronic diseases and disorders, such as obesity and metabolic alterations, in adult life. Here, we questioned whether the consumption of a cafeteria diet throughout lactation in rats affects the macronutrient composition of milk and whether it results in permanent metabolic effects in the offspring. METHODS: Nursing rats were fed a control diet or a cafeteria diet during lactation...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188477/probiotic-potential-of-a-lactobacillus-bacterium-of-canine-faecal-origin-and-its-impact-on-select-gut-health-indices-and-immune-response-of-dogs
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Sachin Kumar, Ashok Kumar Pattanaik, Shalini Sharma, Sunil Eknath Jadhav, Narayan Dutta, Avneesh Kumar
The objective of the present study was to develop a probiotic of canine-origin for its potential application in pet nutrition. Accordingly, 32 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains were isolated from faeces of dogs, out of which 9 strains were short-listed for further in vitro testing based on the aggregation time and cell surface hydrophobicity. The results of acid-, bile- and phenol-tolerance tests indicated that out of the nine, isolate cPRO23 was having better resistance to these adverse conditions likely to be encountered in the gastrointestinal tract...
February 10, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183868/separation-of-different-pollen-types-by-chemotactile-sensing-in-bombus-terrestris
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Fabian A Ruedenauer, Sara D Leonhardt, Fabian Schmalz, Wolfgang Rössler, Martin F Strube-Bloss
When tasting food, animals rely on chemical and tactile cues, which determine the animal's decision on whether or not to eat food. As food nutritional composition has enormous consequences for the survival of animals, food items should generally be tasted before they are eaten or collected for later consumption. Even though recent studies confirmed the importance of e.g. gustatory cues, compared to olfaction only little is known about the representation of chemotactile stimuli at the receptor level (let alone higher brain centers) in animals other than vertebrates...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168902/environmental-tobacco-smoke-and-periodontitis-in-us-non-smokers-2009-to-2012
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Julie D Sutton, Mabel L Salas Martinez, Mary M Gerkovich
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies using half-mouth designs for assessment of periodontal disease prevalence have reported that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure of non-smokers is associated with 2-3 fold increase in the odds of developing periodontitis. In response to the possibility of underreporting of periodontitis the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated periodontal examination procedures in 2009 for the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES), including full-mouth, 6-site periodontal probing and attachment loss assessment...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166850/a-fermented-milk-concentrate-and-a-combination-of-short-chain-galacto-oligosaccharides-long-chain-fructo-oligosaccharides-pectin-derived-acidic-oligosaccharides-protect-suckling-rats-from-rotavirus-gastroenteritis
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Mar Rigo-Adrover, Teresa Pérez-Berezo, Sara Ramos-Romero, Kees van Limpt, Karen Knipping, Johan Garssen, Jan Knol, Àngels Franch, Margarida Castell, Francisco J Pérez-Cano
Human milk contains bioactive compounds that confer a protective role against gastrointestinal infections. In order to find supplements for an infant formula able to mimic these benefits of breast-feeding, two different concepts were tested. The products consisted of the following: (1) a Bifidobacterium breve- and Streptococcus thermophilus-fermented formula and (2) a combination of short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides/long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides with pectin-derived acidic oligosaccharides. A rotavirus infection suckling rat model was used to evaluate improvements in the infectious process and in the immune response of supplemented animals...
February 7, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160161/feed-supplementation-improves-estrus-response-and-increases-fertility-of-sheep-induced-to-breed-out-of-season
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Z Ben Khlil, S Khnissi, M Rekik, N Lassoued
To test the efficacy on reproductive performance of nutritional supplementation in an out-of-season mating system, 66 adult prolific Barbarine ewes were selected and induced to breed using "ram effect". The ewes were allocated to two homogeneous groups; each ewe received on a daily basis 700 g of hay and 500 g of barley grains starting 3 weeks before or 1 week after rams' introduction in group 1 and group 2, respectively. Supplementation ended 1 month after rams' introduction and mating lasted 60 days...
February 3, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144390/predictors-for-advanced-fibrosis-in-morbidly-obese-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-patients
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Shira Zelber-Sagi, Dafna Shoham, Isabel Zvibel, Subhi Abu-Abeid, Oren Shibolet, Sigal Fishman
AIM: To investigate predictors for fibrosis specifically in a high risk population of morbidly obese patients, including detailed evaluation of lifestyle. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among morbidly obese patients attending the bariatric clinic at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center between the years 2013-2014 with body mass index (BMI) above 40 or above 35 with co-morbidity. Patients with serum hepatitis B surface antigen or anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies, genetic liver diseases, autoimmune disease or high alcohol intake (≥ 30 g/d in men or ≥ 20 g/d in women) were excluded from the study...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139496/therapeutic-efficacy-of-an-elemental-diet-for-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-and-its-association-with-amino-acid-metabolism
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Masakazu Nakano, Keiichi Tominaga, Atsushi Hoshino, Takeshi Sugaya, Kazunari Kanke, Hideyuki Hiraishi
BACKGROUND/AIM: We investigated the association between blood amino acid concentration changes caused by elemental diet (ED) and their relationship to its therapeutic effect. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with active Crohn's disease (CD) followed ED for 12 weeks. Patients not previously treated with ED were defined as new ED, and those with previous ED therapy (≥900 kcal/day) were defined as previous ED. Disease activity markers [Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) and C-reactive protein (CRP) level], blood biochemistry test results, and plasma amino acid concentrations were measured before and after the treatment...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132725/sufficient-levels-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-protein-intake-required-to-increase-muscle-mass-in-sarcopenic-older-adults-the-provide-study
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Sjors Verlaan, Andrea B Maier, Jürgen M Bauer, Ivan Bautmans, Kirsten Brandt, Lorenzo M Donini, Marcello Maggio, Marion E T McMurdo, Tony Mets, Chris Seal, Sander L J Wijers, Cornel Sieber, Yves Boirie, Tommy Cederholm
BACKGROUND: Inadequate nutritional intake and altered response of aging muscles to anabolic stimuli from nutrients contribute to the development of sarcopenia. Nutritional interventions show inconsistent results in sarcopenic older adults, which might be influenced by their basal nutritional status. OBJECTIVE: To test if baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and dietary protein intake influenced changes in muscle mass and function in older adults who received nutritional intervention...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129265/parenteral-and-enteral-nutrition-in-surgical-critical-care-plasma-metabolomics-demonstrates-divergent-effects-on-nitrogen-fatty-acid-ribonucleotide-and-oxidative-metabolism
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Brodie A Parent, Max Seaton, Danijel Djukovic, Haiwei Gu, Brittany Wheelock, Daniel Raftery, Grant E O'Keefe
BACKGROUND: Artificial nutrition support is central to the care of critically ill patients and is primarily provided enterally (EN). There are circumstances when parenteral nutrition (PN) is considered necessary. We are uncertain how each of these approaches confer clinical benefits beyond simply providing calories. We sought to better understand how each of these techniques influence metabolism in critically-ill patients using a broad-based metabolomics approach. Metabolic responses to EN and PN may differ in ways that could help us understand how to optimize use of these therapies...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123933/a-critical-role-for-chrebp-mediated-fgf21-secretion-in-hepatic-fructose-metabolism
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Ffolliott M Fisher, MiSung Kim, Ludivine Doridot, Jeremy C Cunniff, Thomas S Parker, Daniel M Levine, Marc K Hellerstein, Lisa C Hudgins, Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, Mark A Herman
OBJECTIVE: Increased fructose consumption is a contributor to the burgeoning epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Recent evidence indicates that the metabolic hormone FGF21 is regulated by fructose consumption in humans and rodents and may play a functional role in this nutritional context. Here, we sought to define the mechanism by which fructose ingestion regulates FGF21 and determine whether FGF21 contributes to an adaptive metabolic response to fructose consumption...
January 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122782/a-metabolomic-study-of-biomarkers-of-meat-and-fish-intake
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William Cheung, Pekka Keski-Rahkonen, Nada Assi, Pietro Ferrari, Heinz Freisling, Sabina Rinaldi, Nadia Slimani, Raul Zamora-Ros, Milena Rundle, Gary Frost, Helena Gibbons, Eibhlin Carr, Lorraine Brennan, Amanda J Cross, Valeria Pala, Salvatore Panico, Carlotta Sacerdote, Domenico Palli, Rosario Tumino, Tilman Kühn, Rudolf Kaaks, Heiner Boeing, Anna Floegel, Francesca Mancini, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Laura Baglietto, Antonia Trichopoulou, Androniki Naska, Philippos Orfanos, Augustin Scalbert
BACKGROUND: Meat and fish intakes have been associated with various chronic diseases. The use of specific biomarkers may help to assess meat and fish intake and improve subject classification according to the amount and type of meat or fish consumed. OBJECTIVE: A metabolomic approach was applied to search for biomarkers of meat and fish intake in a dietary intervention study and in free-living subjects from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121679/effects-of-prostaglandin-e1-on-patients-undergoing-major-gastrointestinal-surgery
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Fabao Hao, Hongjie Guo, Jia Zhong, Qiankun Geng, Yang Yang, Bailin Chen, Chunbao Guo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effects of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) in patients who underwent surgery for gastrointestinal (GI) trauma, perforation, or obstruction. BACKGROUND: PGE1 is thought to enhance intestinal blood supply and reduce GI complications during the postoperative period. METHODS: The medical records of 889 patients undergoing major GI surgery were reviewed retrospectively. Propensity score matching was performed to adjust for any baseline differences...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118819/short-bowel-syndrome-results-in-increased-gene-expression-associated-with-proliferation-inflammation-bile-acid-synthesis-and-immune-system-activation-rna-sequencing-a-zebrafish-sbs-model
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Kathy A Schall, Matthew E Thornton, Mubina Isani, Kathleen A Holoyda, Xiaogang Hou, Ching-Ling Lien, Brendan H Grubbs, Tracy C Grikscheit
BACKGROUND: Much of the morbidity associated with short bowel syndrome (SBS) is attributed to effects of decreased enteral nutrition and administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN). We hypothesized that acute SBS alone has significant effects on gene expression beyond epithelial proliferation, and tested this in a zebrafish SBS model. METHODS: In a model of SBS in zebrafish (laparotomy, proximal stoma, distal ligation, n = 29) or sham (laparotomy alone, n = 28) surgery, RNA-Seq was performed after 2 weeks...
January 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
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