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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161081/diet-obesity-and-asthma
#1
Lisa G Wood
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in many developed countries as Western dietary patterns have been widely adopted. These diets are characterized by excess energy intake as well as regular consumption of processed or "fast" foods and limited consumption of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. The result is a high intake of saturated fat, refined carbohydrates, and sodium; and a low intake of fiber, vitamins, and other phytochemicals. This type of poor-quality diet has been associated with increased risk of chronic inflammatory diseases, including asthma...
November 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160915/spray-drying-of-spinach-juice-characterization-chemical-composition-and-storage
#2
Gülşah Çalışkan Koç, Safiye Nur Dirim
The 1st aim of this study is to determine the influence of inlet and outlet air temperatures on the physical and chemical properties of obtained powders from spinach juice (SJ) with 3.2 ± 0.2 °Brix (°Bx). Second, the effect of 3 different drying agents (maltodextrin, whey powder, and gum Arabic) on the same properties was investigated for the selected inlet/outlet temperatures (160/100 °C) which gives the minimum moisture content and water activity values. For this purpose, the total soluble solid content of SJ was adjusted to 5...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160838/symposium-on-vitamin-c-15th-september-2017-part-of-the-linus-pauling-institute-s-9th-international-conference-on-diet-and-optimum-health
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Anitra C Carr
The Linus Pauling Institute's 9th International Conference on Diet and Optimum Health took place on 13-15 September 2017 in Corvallis, OR, USA, on the beautiful Oregon State University campus [...].
November 21, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158638/genetic-characterization-of-chayote-sechium-edule-jacq-swartz-landraces-of-north-eastern-hills-of-india-and-conservation-measure
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Veerendra Kumar Verma, Avinash Pandey, Anjani Kumar Jha, S V Ngachan
Chayote or chow-chow is an underutilized cucurbit vegetable crop, widely cultivated by farmers in the backyards and Jhum lands for its tender leaves, fruits and tuberous root. In order to initiate crop improvement program in this crop, the present study was undertaken to assess the genetic variations in the 74 chow-chow landraces collected from the North Eastern Hill region of India. Wide variations for fruit colors, fruit length (6.5-21.5 cm), fruit width (4.2-10.7 cm), fruit weight (60-560 g), vitamin-C (2...
October 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158630/consequences-of-copper-treatment-on-pigeon-pea-photosynthesis-osmolytes-and-antioxidants-defense
#5
Poonam Sharma, Geetika Sirhindi, Anil Kumar Singh, Harpreet Kaur, Ruqia Mushtaq
An attempt was made to explore the effect of copper sulphate treatment on growth, photosynthesis, osmolytes and antioxidants in 15 days old seedlings of C. cajan (Pigeonpea). C. cajan seedlings were grown in 0, 1, 5 and 10 mM concentrations of copper sulphate in petriplates lined with Whatman filter paper for 15 days. Root length and shoot length was decreased in a dose dependent manner with highest decrease of 82.80 and 45.92% in 10 mM Cu stress. Photosynthetic efficiency (qP, qN and Y) was decreased in a dose dependent manner whereas NPQ was increased in 1 and 5 mM and decreased in 10 mM Cu...
October 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158198/vitamin-c-exerts-novel-protective-effects-against-cadmium-toxicity-in-mouse-spermatozoa-by-inducing-the-dephosphorylation-of-dihydrolipoamide-dehydrogenase
#6
Lirui Wang, Peifei Li, Yi Wen, Qiangzhen Yang, Linqing Zhen, Jieli Fu, Yuhua Li, Sisi Li, Chengxiao Han, Xinhong Li
Cadmium (Cd) has been reported to inhibit mouse sperm motility by inducing the tyrosine phosphorylation of dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (DLD). This study aimed to assess the potential effects of vitamin C (Vc) on ameliorating Cd-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of DLD and the specific underlying mechanism. Vc induced the dephosphorylation of DLD or inhibited the tyrosine phosphorylation of DLD. Accordingly, DLD activity, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrogen (NADH) levels, ATP levels and motility parameters were all restored to normal levels by Vc...
November 17, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157289/vitamin-c-plus-hydrogel-facilitates-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-mediated-endometrium-regeneration-in-rats
#7
Huan Yang, Su Wu, Ran Feng, Junjiu Huang, Lixiang Liu, Feng Liu, Yuqing Chen
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine adhesion (IUA) is a common uterine cavity disease which can be caused by mechanical damage that may eventually lead to infertility and pregnancy abnormalities. Since the effect of therapeutic drugs appears disappointing, cell therapy has emerged as an alternative choice for endometrium regeneration. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the combination of hydrogel Pluronic F-127 (PF-127), Vitamin C (Vc), and a bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) mixture could be a feasible strategy to improve the endometrial regeneration in a mechanical damage model of IUA in rats...
November 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157166/sub-chronic-boldine-treatment-exerts-anticonvulsant-effects-in-mice
#8
Leila Moezi, Siranoush Yahosseini, Akram Jamshidzadeh, Mona Dastgheib, Fateme Pirsalami
OBJECTIVES: Boldine is an aporphine alkaloid which is best known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective characteristics. It seems that all these activities are related to boldine ability to scavenge reactive free radicals. As indicated by several pieces of evidence, free radicals generation are involved in initiation and propagation of epilepsy. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the sub-chronic effects of boldine on intraperitoneal and intravenous pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) models and electroshock-induced seizure in mice...
November 20, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156926/-oral-feeding-and-nutritional-improvement-in-hospitals-and-residential-care-homes-industry-innovations
#9
Rosa M Ortega, Ana Isabel Jiménez Ortega, José Miguel Perea Sánchez, Esther Cuadrado Soto, Rosa M Martínez García, Ana M López Sobaler
OBJECTIVES: Inpatient and institutionalized elderly patients are population groups vulnerable from the nutritional point of view because oftheir greater risk of deficiencies and because in them the effects of imbalances are more serious than in other groups. Analyzing the possible usefulness of industry innovations offering solutions in the oral feeding of these population groups constitutes the objective of the present work. METHODS: Bibliographic search related to the topic...
October 15, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154507/relationship-between-selected-micronutrient-deficiencies-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-foot-ulcers-in-ibadan-nigeria
#10
Elizabeth Bosede Bolajoko, Olubayo Michael Akınosun, John Anetor, Kensese Sontin Mossanda
Background/aim: Micronutrients are indispensable in the prevention of diseases and maintenance of good health. Their deficiencies have been implicated in several diseases associated with oxidative stress (OS). This study aimed at investigating the levels of some vitamins and minerals in association with OS markers in diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Materials and methods: Seventy DFU patients and 50 apparently healthy volunteers (controls) were recruited for the study. Blood samples of 10 mL were collected after a 10-h overnight fast from each participant after obtaining their consent...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151477/nutrient-derived-dietary-patterns-and-their-association-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-japanese-population
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Tirani Bahari, Hirokazu Uemura, Sakurako Katsuura-Kamano, Miwa Yamaguchi, Mariko Nakamoto, Keisuke Miki, Masashi Ishizu, Kokichi Arisawa
BACKGROUND: Nutrients have been proposed to be related to metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aims of this study were to identify dietary patterns that correlated with several nutrients using reduced rank regression (RRR) and to examine the association between extracted dietary patterns and prevalence of MetS in a Japanese population. METHODS: The study population comprised 1,092 Japanese men and women (35-69 years old) who had participated in the baseline survey of the Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort Study in Tokushima Prefecture...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150879/modification-of-the-lipid-profile-and-antioxidant-status-of-the-blood-plasma-of-turkey-hens-fed-mixtures-with-raw-or-extruded-linseed
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A Czech, K Ognik, M Laszewska, E Cholewińska, A Stępniowska
The aim of the study was to determine the most beneficial proportion of raw linseed in complete feed mixtures for turkey hens on the basis of lipid and redox indicators in the blood. In experiment 1, the turkey hens received the complete mixture with 2%, 4% or 6% linseed. On the basis of the results obtained in experiment 1, we selected the most effective proportion of linseed, which was given to the birds in the group receiving a 4% linseed additive. In experiment 2, the birds were fed mixtures with a 4% addition of raw or extruded linseed...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148924/influence-of-gestational-diabetes-on-the-activity-of-%C3%AE-aminolevulinate-dehydratase-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers
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Fabiane Rodrigues, Leidiane de Lucca, Walter S Neme, Thissiane de Lima Gonçalves
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the activity of delta-aminolevulinate dehydratase (δ-ALA-D) and oxidative stress biomarkers in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), in order to demonstrate the involvement of oxidative stress in this condition, which presents pathophysiology still undetermined. METHODS: δ-ALA-D activity, lipid peroxidation estimated as the levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), protein (P-SH) and non-protein thiol (NP-SH) content, catalase (CAT) activity and concentration of vitamin C (VIT C) in samples of pregnant women with GDM (n = 48) and in healthy pregnant women (n = 30), who constituted the control group...
November 17, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146357/effects-of-exogenous-application-of-cppu-naa-and-ga4-7-on-parthenocarpy-and-fruit-quality-in-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l
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Chunlu Qian, Nannan Ren, Jingye Wang, Qiang Xu, Xuehao Chen, Xiaohua Qi
In protected vegetable fields, plant growth regulators are often used to improve cucumber fruit growth. However, the effects of plant growth regulators on the appearance and nutritional quality of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) remain largely unknown. In the present study, 100 mg/L N-(2-chloro-4-pyridyl)-N'-phenylurea (CPPU), naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) or gibberellin A4+A7 (GA4+7) was applied to the female cucumber flowers 1 day before anthesis and at anthesis. The CPPU, NAA and GA4+7 treatments resulted in parthenocarpic fruits with similar weights, sizes and shapes as the pollinated fruits...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146328/fried-potatoes-impact-of-prolonged-frying-in-monounsaturated-oils
#15
Carla S P Santos, Lucía Molina-Garcia, Sara C Cunha, Susana Casal
Fresh potatoes were intermittently deep-fried up to recommended limits (175°C, 8h/day, 28h) in extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), peanut oil (PO) and canola oil (CO), and compared for diverse chemical components and sensorial attributes, aiming to quantify the impact of prolonged frying on potatoes nutrients, and the potential alterations resulting from the use of different monounsaturated-rich oils. Independently of oil type, its degradation promotes time-dependent losses of important potato nutrients, as vitamin C...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142440/constituents-and-antioxidant-activity-of-bleeding-sap-from-various-xinjiang-grapes
#16
Lv Le, Anwar Umar, Arkin Iburaim, Nicholas Moore
Objective: Wine grape sap or bleeding sap of grapes (GBS) is commonly used in Xinjiang (China) for therapeutic aims. Do variations in composition related to region and variety affect its properties? Methods: GBS samples originating in various parts of Xinjiang (Turpan, Hotan, Kashgar, and Atush) were tested for phenols and polyphenols, polysaccharides, saponin, proteins, individual amino acids, and minerals. Their antioxidant activity was measured using ascorbic acid as reference...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141977/vitamins-associated-with-brain-aging-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-disease-biomarkers-epidemiological-and-experimental-evidence-plausible-mechanisms-and-knowledge-gaps
#17
REVIEW
Michael Fenech
The key to preventing brain aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer disease (AD) via vitamin intake is first to understand molecular mechanisms, then to deduce relevant biomarkers, and subsequently to test the level of evidence for the impact of vitamins in the relevant pathways and their modulation of dementia risk. This narrative review infers information on mechanisms from gene and metabolic defects associated with MCI and AD, and assesses the role of vitamins using recent results from animal and human studies...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140151/a-comparison-of-the-nutrient-intakes-of-macronutrient-based-dieting-and-strict-dieting-bodybuilders
#18
Ahmed Ismaeel, Suzy Weems, Darryn Willoughby
The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive assessment of the nutritional habits of competitive bodybuilders and compare the nutrient intakes of macronutrient-based dieting and strict dieting individuals. Data from 41 subjects (30 males and 11 females) were used in analyses. Participants completed a comprehensive food frequency questionnaire and diets were analyzed using a computer system. Males consumed an average of 2577.2 (SD=955.1) kilocalories, with an average fat intake of 83.6 g (SD=41.3), an average carbohydrate intake of 323...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140140/the-physiological-mechanisms-of-effect-of-vitamins-and-amino-acids-on-tendon-and-muscle-healing-a-systematic-review
#19
Christopher Tack, Faye Shorthouse, Lindsy Kass
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate current literature via systematic review to ascertain whether amino acids/ vitamins provide any influence on musculotendinous healing, and by which physiological mechanisms Methods: EBSCO, PUBMED, Science Direct, Embase Classic/ Embase, and MEDLINE were searched using terms including "vitamins", "amino acids", "healing", "muscle" and "tendon". The primary search had 479 citations, 466 of which were excluded predominantly due to non-randomised design. Randomised human and animal studies investigating all supplement types/ forms of administration were included...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139249/-clinical-features-analysis-of-qingkailing-injection-for-adolescent-patients-based-on-real-world-his
#20
Li-Zhen Chen, Yan-Ming Xie, Lian-Xin Wang, Yin Zhang, Qun Wang, Ping-Ping Jia, Bo Feng
To explore the clinical application features of Qingkailing injection for adolescent patients. This study was based on the information from the hospitalized patients in 1998-2011 in HIS (hospital information system) of 16 tertiary hospitals in China. 615 adolescent patients with Qingkailing injection were used to investigate the clinical characteristics of Qingkailing injection. Apriori algorithm was adopted to establish the model, and Clementine 12.0 was used for correlation analysis. The results showed that male patients (355 cases) were more than female patients (243 cases); the age of the most patients was under 14 years old, with an average age of 9...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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