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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785246/modulating-metabolism-to-improve-cancer-induced-muscle-wasting
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Fabio Penna, Riccardo Ballarò, Marc Beltrá, Serena De Lucia, Paola Costelli
Muscle wasting is one of the main features of cancer cachexia, a multifactorial syndrome frequently occurring in oncologic patients. The onset of cachexia is associated with reduced tolerance and response to antineoplastic treatments, eventually leading to clinical conditions that are not compatible with survival. Among the mechanisms underlying cachexia, protein and energy dysmetabolism play a major role. In this regard, several potential treatments have been proposed, mainly on the basis of promising results obtained in preclinical models...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783637/a-phosphatidylserine-source-of-docosahexanoic-acid-improves-neurodevelopment-and-survival-of-preterm-pigs
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Randal K Buddington, Victor V Chizhikov, Igor Y Iskusnykh, Helen J Sable, Jeffrey J Sable, Zade R Holloway, Tamar Blumenfeld Katzir, Marie van der Merwe, Taisiya Yakimkova, Karyl K Buddington, Yael Lifshitz, Shoshi Tessler, Ariel Gilbert
The amount, composition, and sources of nutrition support provided to preterm infants is critical for normal growth and development, and particularly for structural and functional neurodevelopment. Although omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), and particularly docosahexanoic acid (DHA), are considered of particular importance, results from clinical trials with preterm infants have been inconclusive because of ethical limitations and confounding variables. A translational large animal model is needed to understand the structural and functional responses to DHA...
May 18, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779824/assessing-the-appropriateness-of-parenteral-nutrition-use-in-hospitalized-patients-a-comparison-on-parenteral-nutrition-bag-prescription-in-different-wards-and-nutritional-outcomes
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Monica Laura Ponta, Laura Rabbione, Cristina Borgio, Eliana Quirico, Elena Patrito, Maria Novella Petrachi, Elisabetta Girotto, Marisa Sillano, Silvio Geninatti, Michela Zanardi, Andrea Pezzana
PURPOSE: Our aim is to assess parenteral nutrition (PN) bag prescription in hospitalized patients and evaluate clinical outcomes linked to PN therapy. METHODS: We performed an observational longitudinal retrospective study on PN prescription in a General Public Hospital in Turin, Italy, on ninety-five patients receiving PN prescribed by the Nutrition Support Team (NST). We described patients' demography and assessed nutritional outcomes, as well as PN bag prescription in different wards...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770360/biomarkers-associated-with-death-after-initiating-treatment-for-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-patients-with-very-low-cd-4-cells
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Fred R Sattler, Daniel Chelliah, Xingye Wu, Alejandro Sanchez, Michelle A Kendall, Evelyn Hogg, David Lagat, Umesh Lalloo, Valdilea Veloso, Diane V Havlir, Alan Landay
Background: The risk of short-term death for treatment naive patients dually infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV may be reduced by early anti-retroviral therapy. Of those dying, mechanisms responsible for fatal outcomes are unclear. We hypothesized that greater malnutrition and/or inflammation when initiating treatment are associated with an increased risk for death. Methods: We utilized a retrospective case-cohort design among participants of the ACTG A5221 study who had baseline CD4 < 50 cells/mm3 ...
2018: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764625/recognition-of-phenylthiocarbamide-ptc-in-taste-test-is-related-to-blood-group-b-phenotype-females-and-risk-of-developing-food-allergy-a-cross-sectional-brazilian-based-study
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Isac César Roldão Leite, José Carlos Dos Santos Júnior, Cinthya Clara Silva de Sousa, Alexandre Vasconcelos Lima, Ana Luisa Miranda-Vilela
Anti-nutritional factors, including hemagglutinins, are natural substances that reduce nutritional bioavailability and/or generate adverse physiological effects. Most are bitter toxic compounds, but present chemo-protective properties at low concentrations. Responses to phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) allow for an evaluation of humans' perception of bitter taste, a perception that has evolutionary advantages. Therefore, we hypothesized that relationships between food preference, dietary exposures and disease risk could reflect possible associations not only with the recognition threshold for the bitter taste of PTC, but also with ABO/Rh blood group phenotypes...
April 2018: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760917/factors-associated-with-glycemic-status-and-ability-to-adapt-to-changing-demands-in-people-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bertha Cecilia Salazar-González, Esther C Gallegos-Cabriales, Alicia Rivera-Castillo, Arnulfo González-Cantú, Marco Vinicio Gómez-Meza, Jesús Zacarías Villarreal-Pérez
Objectives: Type 2 diabetes mellitus studies focus on metabolic indicators and different self-reported lifestyle or care behaviors. Self-reported instruments involve conscious process therefore responses might not reflect reality. Meanwhile implicit responses involve automatic, unconscious processes underlying social judgments and behavior. No studies have explored the combined influence of both metabolic indicators and implicit responses on lifestyle practices in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758869/food-preference-and-ecotoxicological-tests-with-millipedes-in-litter-contaminated-with-mercury
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Andressa Cristhy Buch, Cristina Lúcia Silveira Sisinno, Maria Elizabeth Fernandes Correia, Emmanoel Vieira Silva-Filho
Worldwide, various guidelines and directives for human health and the environment aim to reduce anthropogenic mercury (Hg) emission. Forest ecosystems are natural sinks of this element, transferring it from the atmosphere to litter and soil. Millipedes play an important role in litter/soil and may be negatively affected by contamination. As a pioneering contribution to ecotoxicological test guidelines with millipedes in litter, the present study evaluated food preference of millipedes and mercury toxicity, to prevent interference of food types in toxicity responses...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757085/short-videos-addressing-barriers-to-cooking-with-vegetables-in-young-adults-pilot-testing
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Monica Nour, Zilvia G Y Cheng, Jessica Lucy Farrow, Margaret Allman-Farinelli
OBJECTIVE: Digital platforms offer innovative opportunities for nutrition education to motivate young adults to improve eating behaviors and practices. This study aimed to pilot test short educational cooking videos for dissemination through a smartphone designed to address barriers to home cooking and vegetable consumption among young adults. METHOD: Instructional videos (1-3 min) were produced and acceptability and perceived effectiveness for reducing barriers was investigated...
May 14, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753173/comparative-effects-of-avocado-oil-and-losartan-on-blood-pressure-renal-vascular-function-and-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-hypertensive-rats
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Cristian Adrián Márquez-Ramírez, José Lucio Hernández de la Paz, Omar Ortiz-Avila, Andrés Raya-Farias, Juan Carlos González-Hernández, Alain Raimundo Rodríguez-Orozco, Rafael Salgado-Garciglia, Alfredo Saavedra-Molina, Daniel Godínez-Hernández, Christian Cortés-Rojo
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin II (Ang-II) antagonism alleviates hypertensive kidney damage by improving mitochondrial function and decreasing oxidative stress. This condition also is associated with altered renal vascular tone due to enhanced constriction by Ang-II. Thus, approaches ameliorating these events are desirable to alleviate kidney damage. Avocado oil, a source of antioxidants and oleic acid, is known to improve mitochondrial function, while oleic acid has antihypertensive effects...
March 20, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748544/two-new-cellulolytic-fungal-species-isolated-from-a-19-th-century-art-collection
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Carolina Coronado-Ruiz, Roberto Avendaño, Efraín Escudero-Leyva, Geraldine Conejo-Barboza, Priscila Chaverri, Max Chavarría
The archive of the Universidad de Costa Rica maintains a nineteenth-century French collection of drawings and lithographs in which the biodeterioration by fungi is rampant. Because of nutritional conditions in which these fungi grew, we suspected that they possessed an ability to degrade cellulose. In this work our goal was to isolate and identify the fungal species responsible for the biodegradation of a nineteenth-century art collection and determine their cellulolytic activity. Fungi were isolated using potato-dextrose-agar (PDA) and water-agar with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746701/nitrogen-retention-energy-and-amino-acid-digestibility-of-wheat-bran-without-or-with-multicarbohydrase-and-phytase-supplementation-fed-to-broiler-chickens
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Connie Gallardo, Julio Cezar Dadalt, Messias Alves Trindade Neto
The study was conducted to determine the effects of multicarbohydrase (MC) preparation (700 U α-galactosidase, 2,200 U galactomannanase, 3,000 U xylanase, and 22,000 U β-glucanase per kg of diet) and phytase (Phy, 500 FTU per kg of diet) supplementation on the nutritive value of wheat bran (WB) in broiler chicks. Trial 1 determined retention of nutrients and apparent metabolizable energy corrected by nitrogen (AMEn). One reference diet (RD) protein-free (85% corn based) was fortified to determine the WB nutrient retention coefficient...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742136/impact-on-birth-weight-and-child-growth-of-participatory-learning-and-action-women-s-groups-with-and-without-transfers-of-food-or-cash-during-pregnancy-findings-of-the-low-birth-weight-south-asia-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-lbwsat-in-nepal
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Naomi M Saville, Bhim P Shrestha, Sarah Style, Helen Harris-Fry, B James Beard, Aman Sen, Sonali Jha, Anjana Rai, Vikas Paudel, Raghbendra Sah, Puskar Paudel, Andrew Copas, Bishnu Bhandari, Rishi Neupane, Joanna Morrison, Lu Gram, Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Machhindra Basnet, Saskia de Pee, Andrew Hall, Jayne Harthan, Meelan Thondoo, Sonja Klingberg, Janice Messick, Dharma S Manandhar, David Osrin, Anthony Costello
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition during pregnancy leads to low birthweight, poor growth and inter-generational undernutrition. We did a non-blinded cluster-randomised controlled trial in the plains districts of Dhanusha and Mahottari, Nepal to assess the impact on birthweight and weight-for-age z-scores among children aged 0-16 months of community-based participatory learning and action (PLA) women's groups, with and without food or cash transfers to pregnant women. METHODS: We randomly allocated 20 clusters per arm to four arms (average population/cluster = 6150)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741914/barriers-to-breastfeeding-in-female-physicians
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Rebecca M Cantu, Marie S Gowen, Xinyu Tang, Kristin Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Breast milk is considered the normative nutrition for human infants, and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is recommended by several national and global societies. Female physicians are a high-risk group for early unintended weaning. We aimed to assess and compare the most common barriers to successful breastfeeding perceived by female physicians in various stages of training and practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female faculty physicians and trainees (medical students, resident physicians, and fellows) affiliated with a large medical university in 2016 were surveyed via an anonymous web-based survey distributed through institutional e-mail lists...
May 9, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738429/body-weight-misperception-and-its-association-with-unhealthy-eating-behaviors-among-adolescents-in-china
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Hanyi Yan, Yingru Wu, Theresa Oniffrey, Jason Brinkley, Rui Zhang, Xinge Zhang, Yueqiao Wang, Guoxun Chen, Rui Li, Justin B Moore
This study aims to examine associations between body weight misperception and eating behaviors among Chinese adolescents. Students ( N = 2641) from a middle school and a high school in Wuhan, China participated in a cross-sectional study in May 2016. A questionnaire based on the World Health Organization&rsquo;s Global School-Based Student Health Survey was employed to assess responses. Self-reported data, including weight, height, body weight perception, and eating habits, were collected. Body Mass Index (BMI) for age z-score was calculated from self-reported height and weight using WHO AnthroPlus...
May 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732709/restoration-of-enteroendocrine-and-pancreatic-function-after-internal-hernia-and-short-bowel-syndrome-in-a-young-woman-with-gastric-bypass-a-2-year-follow-up
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Märta Borghede, Lars Vinter-Jensen, Henrik H Rasmussen, Simon Veedfald, Jens F Rehfeld, Bolette Hartmann, Jens J Holst, Filip K Knop, David P Sonne
A serious complication to the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is internal hernia, which can lead to massive bowel necrosis that may result in short bowel syndrome. We determined postprandial enteropancreatic hormonal responses and metabolites in a 22-year-old nondiabetic woman with a history of RYGB experiencing severe internal herniation with widespread bowel necrosis. Extensive resections were performed leaving her with a saliva fistula from the pouch-enteric anastomosis, an intact duodenum, 15 cm of jejunum, 35 cm of ileum, and intact colon...
May 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725246/dehydroepiandrosterone-supplementation-combined-with-weight-loading-whole-body-vibration-training-wwbv-affects-exercise-performance-and-muscle-glycogen-storage-in-middle-aged-c57bl-6-mice
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Yi-Ming Chen, Hao-Chieh Lee, Mu-Tsung Chen, Chi-Chang Huang, Wen-Chyuan Chen
Background : Adequate nutritional intake and an optimal training program are important elements of any strategy to preserve or increase muscle mass and strength during aging. Purpose : In the current study, we investigate the effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), one of the most abundant circulating steroids in humans and a precursor hormone, supplementation combined with a weight-loading whole-body vibration (WWBV) on exercise performance, physical fatigue-related biochemical responses and testosterone content in middle-aged 9 months old C57BL/6 mice...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721620/multiple-vertebral-fractures-sustained-5-months-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-case-report
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Susie C Higgins, George Papasavvas
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of a patient sustaining multiple simultaneous vertebral fractures 5 months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. Obesity is associated with increased rates of morbidity and mortality and obesity rates globally continue to rise. Bariatric surgical procedures are successful in inducing sustained weight loss with many improved health outcomes. Potential complications include nutritional deficiencies and adverse effects on bone mineral metabolism with increased rates of fracture...
May 2, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721257/assessment-of-raw-cow-milk-quality-in-smallholder-dairy-farms-in-pemba-island-zanzibar-tanzania
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S H Gwandu, H E Nonga, R H Mdegela, A S Katakweba, T S Suleiman, R Ryoba
Milk quality depends on the physicochemical characteristics, hygienic standards, and nutritional quality; however, animal husbandry practices, unhygienic harvesting and processing, may affect its quality. A cross-sectional study was conducted between August 2010 and July 2011 to assess the hygiene of cow milk production environment, raw cow milk physicochemical characteristics, and microbial quality and estimate the prevalence of antimicrobial residues using standard methods in Pemba Island. A total of 98 raw cow milk samples from selected smallholder dairy farms were analyzed, and the judgement on the quality used the East African Standards...
2018: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716943/hepatic-glucose-metabolic-responses-to-digestible-dietary-carbohydrates-in-two-isogenic-lines-of-rainbow-trout
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X Song, L Marandel, M Dupont-Nivet, E Quillet, I Geurden, S Panserat
Rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) was recognized as typical "glucose-intolerant" fish and poor dietary carbohydrate user. Our first objective was to test the effect of dietary carbohydrates itself (without modification of dietary protein intake) on hepatic glucose gene expression (taking into account of the paralogs. The second aim was to research if two isogenic trout lines had different responds to carbohydrate intake, showing one with a better use dietary carbohydrates. Thus, we used two isogenic lines of rainbow trout (named A32h and AB1h) fed with either high carbohydrate diet or low carbohydrate diet for 12 weeks...
May 1, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715633/the-detoxification-effect-of-vitamin-c-on-zearalenone-toxicity-in-piglets
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Yang Su, Yuchen Sun, Daxin Ju, Siying Chang, Baoming Shi, Anshan Shan
Zearalenone (ZEN), one of the more virulent mycotoxins occurred in various cereals and feed during recent decades and made serious health hazards to plants, animals and humans. Vitamin C (Vc) has been shown to be an effective antidote to zearalenone. In this paper, the effects of diets containing zearalenone on the growth performance, genital organ and immunoglobulin of weaning piglets and the toxicity alleviation of vitamin C were studied. Piglets were weaned at 21 days of age and 32 healthy female hybrid weaning piglets (Duroc × Landrace × Large white) with a mean weight of 12...
April 28, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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