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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320120/seasonal-variations-of-25-oh-vitamin-d-serum-levels-are-associated-with-clinical-disease-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Christina Hartl, Viola Obermeier, Lisa Ann Gerdes, Mathias Brügel, Rüdiger von Kries, Tania Kümpfel
Low 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-[OH]-D) serum concentrations have been associated with higher disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. In a large cross-sectional study we assessed the vitamin D status in MS patients in relation to seasonality and relapse rate. 415 MS-patients (355 relapsing-remitting MS and 60 secondary-progressive, 282 female, mean age 39.1years) of whom 25-(OH)-D serum concentrations were determined at visits between 2010 and 2013 were included in the study. All clinical data including relapse at visit and expanded disability status scale were recorded in a standardized manner by an experienced neurologist...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319305/asymmetric-grignard-synthesis-of-tertiary-alcohols-through-rational-ligand-design
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Bartosz Bieszczad, Declan G Gilheany
A simple, general and practical method is reported for highly enantioselective construction of tertiary alcohols through the direct addition of organomagnesium reagents to ketones. Discovered by rational ligand design based on a mechanistic hypothesis, it has an unprecedented broad scope. It utilizes a new type of chiral tridentate diamine/phenol ligand that is easily removed from the reaction mixture. It is exemplified by application to a formal asymmetric synthesis (>95:5 d.r.) of vitamin E.
March 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319054/association-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-autism-spectrum-disorders-with-mean-platelet-volume-and-vitamin-d
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Mesut Garipardic, Murat Doğan, Keziban Asli Bala, Tuba Mutluer, Sultan Kaba, Oktay Aslan, Lokman Üstyol
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the values of the mean platelet volume (MPV) in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to determine the risk of cardiovascular disease in these 2 disorder groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included a total of 79 patients with ADHD or ASDs and controls in the Van region of Turkey. The control group included subjects of matching age and sex with no ADHD, ASDs, or chronic disease and taking no vitamins...
March 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318372/white-blood-cell-counts-insulin-resistance-vitamin-d-levels-and-sarcopenia-in-korean-elderly-men
#4
Sang-Hwan Kim, Hyun Seok Kwon, Hee-Jin Hwang
Sarcopenia is a major determinant of frailty, disability and mortality in the elderly. Whether low-grade inflammation, insulin resistance and vitamin D are independently associated with sarcopenia remains unclear. In our study, sarcopenia was defined as an appendicular skeletal muscle mass divided by height squared (ASM/Ht(2)) that was <2 SD below the normal means for young adults. Insulin resistance was estimated using the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index [(insulin (IU/mL) × fasting glucose (mg/dL)/18)/22...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318329/intact-parathyroid-hormone-levels-and-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Haidar Al-Hraishawi, Peter J Dellatore, Xinjiang Cai, Xiangbing Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to compare clinical characteristics and lab values for metabolic syndrome between primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) patients with different levels of serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and to determine correlation between different clinical characteristics among PHPT patients Methods: We reviewed charts of 212 PHPT patients in this retrospective study. Patients were divided into two groups according to their initial serum iPTH levels. Student's t-tests were used to compare the two groups for differences in clinical characteristics and laboratory values...
March 20, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318299/lithocholic-acid-a-new-emergent-protector-of-intestinal-calcium-absorption-under-oxidant-conditions
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Ana M Marchionatti, Adriana Pérez, María A Rivoira, Valeria A Rodríguez, Nori G Tolosa de Talamoni
LCA and 1,25(OH)2D3 are vitamin D receptor ligands with different binding affinity. The secosteroid stimulates intestinal Ca(2+) absorption. Whether LCA alters this process remains unknown. The aim of our work was to determine the effect of LCA on intestinal Ca(2+) absorption in the absence or presence of NaDOC, bile acid that inhibits the cation transport. The data show that LCA by itself did not alter intestinal Ca(2+) absorption, but prevented the inhibitory effect of NaDOC. The concomitant administration of LCA avoided the reduction of intestinal alkaline phosphatase activity caused by NaDOC...
March 20, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318178/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-insulin-resistance-as-risk-factors-for-dyslipidemia-in-obese-children
#7
Meltem Erol, Özlem Bostan Gayret, Şahin Hamilçıkan, Emrah Can, Özgu L Yiğit
INTRODUCTION: Dyslipidemia is one of the major complications of obesity; vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance are attending metabolic complications in dyslipidemic obese children. Objective. To determine if vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance are risk factors for dyslipidemia in obese children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in the Department of Pediatrics at Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey between 2014 and 2015...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317602/nanotechnology-approaches-for-increasing-nutrient-bioavailability
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S M Jafari, D J McClements
Health-promoting ingredients such as phenolic compounds, vitamins, and minerals are being increasingly introduced into foods and beverages to produce "functional foods" specifically designed to improve human health, well-being, and performance. However, it is often challenging to incorporate these nutraceuticals into foods because they have poor solubility characteristics, impart undesirable flavor profiles, are chemically unstable, or have low bioavailability. This problem can often be overcome by encapsulating the bioactive components in nanoparticle-based delivery systems...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316011/changes-in-pro-inflammatory-markers-and-leucine-concentrations-in-response-to-nordic-walking-training-combined-with-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-elderly-women
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A Gmiat, J Mieszkowski, K Prusik, K Prusik, J Kortas, A Kochanowicz, A Radulska, M Lipiński, M Tomczyk, J Jaworska, J Antosiewicz, E Ziemann
Mechanisms underpinning age-related decreases in muscle strength and muscle mass relate to chronic inflammation. Physical activity induces an anti-inflammatory effect, but it is modulated by additional factors. We hypothesized that vitamin D, which has also anti-inflammatory activity will modify adaptation to exercise and reduce inflammation in elderly women. Twenty-seven women aged 67 ± 8 years were included and divided into groups with baseline vitamin D concentration more than 20 ng mL(-1) (MVD) and less than 20 ng mL(-1) (LVD)...
March 18, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315917/a-pediatric-hypophosphatemic-rickets-on-mri-99m-tc-mdp-bone-scan-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Changyun Xu, Chao Ma, Yongli Bai
We present a case of a 13 years old boy who was hospitalized with a 10 months history of progressive pain and weakness in his lower extremities. The laboratory tests revealed slightly decreased phosphate and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, high alkaline phosphatase, normal calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple patchy lesions indicating bone destruction in the metaphyses and epiphyses of the left knee. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) revealed a generalized decrease of bone density in axial bones with slightly increased (18)F-FDG metabolism...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315909/a-concise-review-of-hashimoto-thyroiditis-ht-and-the-importance-of-iodine-selenium-vitamin-d-and-gluten-on-the-autoimmunity-and-dietary-management-of-ht-patients-points-that-need-more-investigation
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Michael I Liontiris, Elias E Mazokopakis
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a chronic autoimmune thyroid disease caused by an interaction between genetic factors and environmental conditions, both of which are yet to be fully understood. The management of HT depends on its clinical manifestations, commonly including diffuse or nodular goiter with euthyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism and permanent hypothyroidism. However, in most cases of patients with HT, lifelong levothyroxine substitution is required. The additional role of diet for the management of HT is usually overlooked...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315864/vitamin-d-status-gender-differences-and-cardiometabolic-health-disparities
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Dharambir K Sanghera, Bishwa R Sapkota, Christopher E Aston, Piers R Blackett
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized epidemic found in India and also worldwide. Despite the high prevalence of diabetes among Indians, there is a paucity of data showing the relationship between vitamin D status and cardiometabolic disparities. In this study, we have examined the relationship between vitamin D and cardiometabolic traits in a population from India. METHODS: Circulating 25(OH)D levels were measured in 3,879 participants from the Asian Indian Diabetic Heart Study using ELISA kits...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315849/environmental-and-genetic-determinants-of-two-vitamin-d-metabolites-in-healthy-australian-children
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Abdulhadi Bima, Angela Pezic, Cong Sun, Fergus J Cameron, Christine Rodda, Ingrid van der Mei, Rachel Chiaroni-Clarke, Terence Dwyer, Andrew Kemp, Jun Qu, John Carlin, Justine A Ellis, Anne-Louise Ponsonby
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with adverse health outcomes. We examined genetic and environmental determinants of serum 25(OH)D3 and 1,25(OH)2D3 in childhood. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 322 healthy Australian children (predominantly Caucasians) who provided a venous blood sample. A parental interview was conducted and skin phototype and anthropometry measures were assessed. Concentrations of 25(OH)D3 and 1,25(OH)2D3 were measured by selective solid-phase extraction-capillary liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315703/molecular-endocrinology-of-vitamin-d-on-the-epigenome-level
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REVIEW
Carsten Carlberg
The molecular endocrinology of vitamin D is based on the facts that i) its metabolite 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) is the high affinity ligand of the nuclear receptor vitamin D receptor (VDR) and ii) the transcription factor VDR is the unique target of 1,25(OH)2D3 in the nucleus. Short-term alterations of the epigenome are primarily changes in the post-translational modification status of nucleosome-forming histone proteins, the consequences of which are i) a local increase or decrease in chromatin accessibility and ii) the activation or repression of gene transcription...
March 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315661/nutrient-biomarker-patterns-and-long-term-risk-of-dementia-in-older-adults
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Camille Amadieu, Sophie Lefèvre-Arbogast, Cécile Delcourt, Jean-François Dartigues, Catherine Helmer, Catherine Féart, Cécilia Samieri
INTRODUCTION: Several nutrients may predict dementia risk. We characterized nutrient biomarker patterns, which integrate the complexity of nutrient exposure and biodisponibility associated with long-term risk of dementia in a large cohort of older persons, the Three-City study. METHODS: We included 666 nondemented participants with plasma measurements of 22 fat-soluble nutrients at baseline, who were followed up for 12 years for dementia. RESULTS: A "deleterious" pattern combining lower blood status in vitamin D, carotenoids, and polyunsaturated fats and higher saturated fats was strongly associated with a higher risk of dementia...
March 15, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315391/quality-assessment-of-vitamin-d-metabolite-assays-used-by-clinical-and-research-laboratories
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G D Carter, J Berry, R Durazo-Arvizu, E Gunter, G Jones, J Jones, H L J Makin, P Pattni, K W Phinney, C T Sempos, E L Williams
The Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS) was launched in 1989 and monitors the performance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) and 1,25- dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) assays. In April 2015 a pilot scheme for 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (24,25(OH)2D) was introduced. The 25-OHD scheme is accuracy - based with target values assigned by the NIST Reference Measurement Procedure (RMP) for 25-OHD2 and 25-OHD3. A similar method is used to assign values for 3-epi-25-OHD. Five samples of human serum are distributed quarterly to over 1000 participants in 58 countries (April 2016) and clinical laboratories are expected to submit results within approximately 5 weeks...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315146/attempts-to-improve-human-ovarian-transplantation-outcomes-of-needle-immersed-vitrification-and-slow-freezing-by-host-and-graft-treatments
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Ronit Abir, Benjamin Fisch, Noa Fisher, Nivin Samara, Galit Lerer-Serfaty, Roei Magen, Michal Herman-Edelstein, Avi Ben-Haroush, Anat Stein, Raoul Orvieto
PURPOSE: To investigate if needle-immersed vitrification or slow-freezing yields better implantation results for human ovarian tissue and which method benefits more when combined with the "improvement protocol" of host melatonin treatment and graft incubation with biological glue + vitamin E + vascular endothelial growth factor-A. METHODS: Human ovarian tissue was preserved by needle-immersed vitrification or slow-freezing and transplanted into immunodeficient mice, either untreated (groups A and C, respectively) or treated with the improvement protocol (groups B and D, respectively)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314837/risk-reducing-strategies-for-ovarian-cancer-in-brca-mutation-carriers-a-balancing-act
#18
Roi Tschernichovsky, Annekathryn Goodman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the role of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA mutation (mBRCA) carriers and alternative interventions in risk reduction of ovarian cancer (OC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review using PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library was conducted to identify studies of different strategies to prevent OC in mBRCA carriers, including bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, prophylactic salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy, intensive surveillance, and chemoprevention...
March 17, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306725/maternal-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-longitudinal-studies
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A Kofi Amegah, Moses K Klevor, Carol L Wagner
BACKGROUND: Three previous reviews on the association of vitamin D insufficiency in pregnancy with preterm birth (PTB) and stillbirth were limited in scope and deemed inconclusive. With important new evidence accumulating, there is the need to update the previous estimates and assess evidence on other clinically important outcomes such as spontaneous abortion and Apgar score. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the quality and strength of the available evidence on the relations between vitamin D nutritional status, and pregnancy and birth outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306393/circannual-rhythm-of-plasmatic-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-association-with-markers-of-psychophysical-stress-in-a-cohort-of-italian-professional-soccer-players
#20
Giovanni Lombardi, Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Sergio Logoluso, Giovanni Logoluso, Nino Cocco, Giulio Cocco, Antonino Cocco, Giuseppe Banfi
Adequate plasmatic Vitamin D levels are crucial to maintain calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism both in the general population and in athletes. Correct dietary supply and a regular sun exposure are fundamental for allowing the desired and effective fitness level. Past studies highlighted a scenario of Vitamin D insufficiency among professional soccer players in several countries, especially in North Europe, whilst a real deficiency in athletes is rare. The typical seasonal fluctuations of Vitamin D are wrongly described transversally in athletes belonging to teams that play at different latitudes and a chronobiologic approach studying the Vitamin D circannual rhythm in soccer players has not been described yet...
March 17, 2017: Chronobiology International
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