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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159932/barriers-to-adopting-a-mediterranean-diet-in-northern-european-adults-at-high-risk-of-developing-cardiovascular-disease
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S E Moore, C T McEvoy, L Prior, J Lawton, C C Patterson, F Kee, M Cupples, I S Young, K Appleton, M C McKinley, J V Woodside
BACKGROUND: Strong evidence links the consumption of a Mediterranean diet (MD) with a reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, there is uncertainty as to whether non-Mediterranean regions will adopt this diet. The present qualitative research aimed to investigate attitudes towards a MD in individuals at high CVD risk in a Northern European population. This information is needed to inform development of MD interventions in non-Mediterranean high-risk populations. METHODS: Focus groups (n = 12) were held with individuals at high CVD risk from Northern Europe (≥2 CVD risk factors, aged ≥50 years, no established CVD/type 2 diabetes)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149823/olive-oil-related-anti-inflammatory-effects-on-atherosclerosis-potential-clinical-implications
#2
Tanakal Wongwarawipat, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Dimitrios Bertsias, Gerasimos Siasos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is characterized by a chronic low-grade inflammatory process which can result in atherothrombosis and a number of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It is believed to be caused by multiple processes that involve inflammation and immunity. Mediterranean Diet (MedD) has been discovered to possess anti-inflammatory properties and associated with a reduction in the CVD risk and mortality. Its main component, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), is believed to be largely responsible for these effects and therefore, has been investigated in various studies...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148088/effectiveness-of-an-intensive-intervention-to-improve-lifestyles-in-subjects-with-intermediate-cardiovascular-risk-date-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Natalia Sanchez-Aguadero, Sara Mora-Simon, Jose I Recio-Rodriguez, Rosario Alonso-Dominguez, Jesus Gonzalez-Sanchez, Cristina Martin-Martin, Manuel A Gomez-Marcos, Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive intervention led by primary care nurses for lifestyle modification among subjects with intermediate cardiovascular risk. BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases may be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyles. Interventions focused on populations at risk are more efficient than those aimed at the general population. More than 50 per cent of cardiovascular events occur in subjects with intermediate cardiovascular risk, but only a few studies have targeted this population...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147948/adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-and-subjective-cognitive-function-in-men
#4
Ambika Bhushan, Elinor Fondell, Alberto Ascherio, Changzheng Yuan, Francine Grodstein, Walter Willett
Benefits of a Mediterranean diet for cognition have been suggested, but epidemiologic studies have been relatively small and of limited duration. To prospectively assess the association between long-term adherence to a Mediterranean dietary pattern and self-reported subjective cognitive function (SCF). Prospective observational study. The Health Professionals' Follow-up Study, a prospective cohort of 51,529 men, 40-75 years of age when enrolled in 1986, of whom 27,842 were included in the primary analysis...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144445/critical-review-on-the-significance-of-olive-phytochemicals-in-plant-physiology-and-human-health
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Irene Gouvinhas, Nelson Machado, Carla Sobreira, Raúl Domínguez-Perles, Sónia Gomes, Eduardo Rosa, Ana I R N A Barros
Olive oil displays remarkable organoleptic and nutritional features, which turn it into a foodstuff appreciated by consumers, and a basic component of the Mediterranean diet. Indeed, the noticed benefits of including olive oil in the diet have been assigned to the presence of diverse bioactive compounds with different molecular structures. These compounds confer a wide range of biological properties to this food matrix, including the prevention of distinct human diseases as well as the modulation of their severity...
November 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141575/the-protective-effects-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-on-immune-mediated-inflammatory-responses
#6
Rosa Casas, Ramon Estruch, Emilio Sacanella
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The increasing interest in the Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) hinges on the relevant role it plays in inflammatory diseases. Several clinical, epidemiological and experimental evidences suggest that consumption of the MeDiet reduces the incidence of certain pathologies related to oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and immune system diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). DISCUSSION: These reductions can be partially attributed to extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) consumption which has been described as a key bioactive food because of its high nutritional quality and its particular composition of fatty acids, vitamins and polyphenols...
November 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141574/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-polyphenols-which-role-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases
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Carmela Santangelo, Rosaria Vari, Beatrice Scazzocchio, Patrizia De Sanctis, Claudio Giovannini, Massimo D'Archivio, Roberta Masella
Altered inflammatory response characterizes chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID) such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and psoriasis. Accumulating evidence indicates that regular consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), the main source of fat in the Mediterranean diet, is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic degenerative disorders such cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancer. The beneficial effects on health of EVOO have been attributed, besides to the monounsaturated fats content, to the presence of phenolic compounds that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties...
November 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141571/extra-virgin-olive-oil-and-cardiovascular-diseases-benefits-for-human-health
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Cristina Nocella, Vittoria Cammisotto, Luca Fianchini, Alessandra D'Amico, Marta Novo, Valentina Castellani, Lucia Stefanini, Francesco Violi, Roberto Carnevale
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The cardioprotective properties of Mediterranean Diet were demonstrated for the first time from the Seven Country Study. In the last few decades, numerous epidemiological studies, as well as intervention trial, confirmed this observation, pointing out the close relationship between the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular diseases. In this context, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), the most representative component of this diet, seems to be relevant in lowering the incidence of cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke...
November 14, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136819/alteration-in-the-liver-metabolome-of-rats-with-metabolic-syndrome-after-treatment-with-hydroxytyrosol-a-mass-spectrometry-and-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-based-metabolomics-study
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Ioanna Dagla, Dimitra Benaki, Eirini Baira, Nikolaos Lemonakis, Hemant Poudyal, Lindsay Brown, Anthony Tsarbopoulos, Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis, Emmanouel Mikros, Evagelos Gikas
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a group of abnormalities that enhances the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke. The Mediterranean diet seems to be an important dietary pattern, which reduces the incidence of MetS. Hydroxytyrosol (HT) - a simple phenol found in olive oil - has received increased attention for its antioxidant activity. Recently, the European Foods Safety Authority (EFSA) claimed that dietary consumption of HT exhibits a protective role against cardiovascular disease. In this study, an experimental protocol has been setup, including isolated HT administration in a diet induced model of MetS in young Wistar rats, in order to find out whether HT has a protective effect against MetS...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136612/biochemical-anthropometric-and-lifestyle-factors-related-with-weight-maintenance-after-weight-loss-secondary-to-a-hypocaloric-mediterranean-diet
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Daniel Antonio de Luis, Olatz Izaola, David Primo, Hilda F Ovalle, Juan Jose Lopez, Emilia Gomez, Ana Ortola, Rocio Aller
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of lifestyle factors and molecular biomarkers on the maintenance of the weight lost after a hypocaloric Mediterranean diet. DESIGN: After 3 months on a diet, patients (n = 335) remained with no controlled diet during 3 years and they were revaluated. RESULTS: Using linear regression, in the group of responders, we detected that a positive weight loss at 3 months, serum levels of leptin at 3 months, and each 30 min per week of physical activity were associated with weight loss maintenance...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134858/ancel-benjamin-keys-1904-2004-his-early-works-and-the-legacy-of-the-modern-mediterranean-diet
#11
Basil H Aboul-Enein, William C Puddy, Joshua Bernstein
Culturally congruent dietary patterns have evolved with geographic and societal traditions and can be traced as far back as pre-Hellenistic Greece. Today, the modern Mediterranean diet (MDiet) is recognized internationally as an anti-obesogenic cardioprotective dietary model consisting of plant-based foods native to the Mediterranean basin, fish, olive oil, and an active lifestyle. With the assumption that obesity and heart disease rates adversely affected life expectancy, the MDiet was identified by Dr Ancel Keys as a primary characteristic among people-groups largely immune to these trends...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Biography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132735/adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-in-hiv-infected-patients-relation-with-nutritional-status-and-cardiovascular-risk
#12
Sara Policarpo, Teresa Rodrigues, Ana Catarina Moreira, Emília Valadas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) has been associated to a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and a lower cardiovascular risk (CVR). Our aim was to assess HIV infected individual's adherence to the MedDiet and its relationship with nutritional status and CVR. METHODS: Clinical and anthropometric data were collected and a nutritional assessment was performed. Adherence to the MedDiet was assessed using the questionnaire MedDietScore, ranging from 0 to 55, where higher scores indicated a higher adherence...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132343/diet-and-endometrial-cancer-a-focus-on-the-role-of-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-mediterranean-diet-and-dietary-inflammatory-index-in-the-endometrial-cancer-risk
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Fulvio Ricceri, Maria Teresa Giraudo, Francesca Fasanelli, Dario Milanese, Veronica Sciannameo, Laura Fiorini, Carlotta Sacerdote
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in European women. The major risk factors for endometrial cancer are related to the exposure of endometrium to estrogens not opposed to progestogens, that can lead to a chronic endometrial inflammation. Diet may play a role in cancer risk by modulating chronic inflammation. METHODS: In the framework of a case-control study, we recruited 297 women with newly diagnosed endometrial cancer and 307 controls from Northern Italy...
November 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131285/favourable-hypotensive-effect-after-standardised-tomato-extract-treatment-in-hypertensive-subjects-at-high-estimated-cardiovascular-risk-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Beata Krasińska, Angelika Osińska, Aleksandra Krasińska, Maciej Osiński, Piotr Rzymski, Andrzej Tykarski, Zbigniew Krasiński
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases remain a leading global cause of death. Lowering blood pressure (BP) reduces the risk of CV complications, especially stroke and acute coronary events, and it delays the progression of kidney disease. Adequate non-pharmacological treatment improves the effectiveness of the antihypertensive therapy. A Mediterranean diet with high content of vegetables (rich in tomatoes) is associated with a reduced CV risk. AIM: The main objective of the present study was to assess if the addition of standardised extract of tomato (STE) or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) to standard antihypertensive therapy can improve blood pressure control in patients with hypertension (HT)...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130723/-telomeres-and-diet-quality
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Amelia Marti, Raquel Echeverría, Lydia Morell-Azanza, Ana Ojeda-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the relationship between diet quality and telomere integrity in humans. Telomeres are regions of non-coding DNA localized at the end of each chromosome whose length, in addition to indicating life expectancy, indicates an overall health status. The objective of this systematic review is to compile the existing evidence on the relationship between telomere length and diet quality to further explore the impact that some nutrients, foods and dietary patterns may have on telomere homeostasis and therefore, in precision nutrition strategies...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130340/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-in-a-sicilian-student-population
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Daniela Metro, Roberta Tardugno, Mattia Papa, Carlo Bisignano, Luigi Manasseri, Giorgio Calabrese, Teresa Gervasi, Giacomo Dugo, Nicola Cicero
Since the last decades, socio-economic changes have a key role on eating habits affecting the nutritional status and health of people, in particular children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to compare the diet of student population both normal weight and overweight and obese in order to understand their eating habits by comparing the different diets of the student referring to the Mediterranean diet. The study comprised 337 Sicilian students aged 9 to 13 years, 96 in primary schools and 241 in secondary schools, respectively, in three Sicilian cities namely, Messina, San Piero Patti and Ragusa...
November 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129737/endotoxemia-is-modulated-by-quantity-and-quality-of-dietary-fat-in-older-adults
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Javier Lopez-Moreno, Sonia Garcia-Carpintero, Francisco Gomez-Delgado, Rosa Jimenez-Lucena, Cristina Vals-Delgado, Juan F Alcala-Diaz, Irene Roncero-Ramos, Oriol A Rangel-Zuñiga, Elena M Yubero-Serrano, Maria M Malagon, Jose M Ordovas, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Jose Lopez-Miranda, Antonio Camargo
BACKGROUND: Aging is an important determinant of the rate of atherosclerosis development, mainly through low-grade inflammation. Diet, and particularly its fat content, modulates the inflammatory response in fasting and postprandial states. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the effects of dietary fat on endotoxemia in healthy older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty healthy older adults were randomized to three diets, lasting three-weeks each, using a crossover design: 1...
November 9, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127475/associations-between-the-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-with-total-and-central-obesity-in-preschool-children-the-prefit-project
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Idoia Labayen Goñi, Lide Arenaza, María Medrano, Natalia García, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Francisco B Ortega
PURPOSE: Early recognition of risk factors associated with overweight/obesity is an important step towards preventing long-term health consequences. The aim of the current study was to examine the associations of the adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with adiposity in preschool children from the north of Spain. METHODS: The adherence to the MDP (KIDMED), CRF (20-m shuttle run test), total (BMI) and central (waist circumference) adiposity and socio-demographic factors were assessed in 619 children (48...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126396/feasibility-of-structured-endurance-training-and-mediterranean-diet-in-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers-an-interventional-randomized-controlled-multicenter-trial-libre-1
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Marion Kiechle, Ricarda Dukatz, Maryam Yahiaoui-Doktor, Anika Berling, Maryam Basrai, Vera Staiger, Uwe Niederberger, Nicole Marter, Jacqueline Lammert, Sabine Grill, Katharina Pfeifer, Kerstin Rhiem, Rita K Schmutzler, Matthias Laudes, Michael Siniatchkin, Martin Halle, Stephan C Bischoff, Christoph Engel
BACKGROUND: Women with pathogenic BRCA germline mutations have an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer that seems to be modified by life-style factors. Though, randomized trials investigating the impact of lifestyle interventions on cancer prevention and prognosis in BRCA carriers are still missing. METHODS: We implemented a multicenter, prospective randomized controlled trial in BRCA1/2 patients, comparing a lifestyle intervention group (IG) with a control group (CG) with the primary aim to prove feasibility...
November 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126288/socioeconomic-status-and-impact-of-the-economic-crisis-on-dietary-habits-in-italy-results-from-the-inhes-study
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Marialaura Bonaccio, Augusto Di Castelnuovo, Americo Bonanni, Simona Costanzo, Mariarosaria Persichillo, Chiara Cerletti, Maria Benedetta Donati, Giovanni de Gaetano, Licia Iacoviello
Background: There is lack of evidence about the likely impact of the economic crisis on dietary habits in Western societies. We aimed to assess dietary modifications that possibly occurred during the recession and to investigate major socioeconomic factors associated with such modifications. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis on 1829 subjects from the general population recruited in the larger INHES study (n = 9319) a telephone-based survey on nutrition and health conducted in Italy from 2010 to 2013...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Public Health
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