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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232323/racial-variation-in-total-knee-replacement-in-a-diverse-nationwide-clinical-trial
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Lindsey A MacFarlane, Eunjung Kim, Nancy R Cook, I-Min Lee, Maura D Iversen, Jeffrey N Katz, Karen H Costenbader
OBJECTIVE: Racial variation in total knee replacement (TKR) utilization in the United States has been reported in administrative database studies. We investigated racial variation in TKR procedures in a diverse cohort with severe knee pain followed in an ongoing clinical trial. METHODS: VITAL (VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL) is a nationwide, randomized controlled trial of 25,874 adults, 20% of whom are black. We identified a subgroup highly likely to have knee osteoarthritis based on severity of knee pain, physician-diagnosed knee osteoarthritis, and inability to walk 2 to 3 blocks without pain...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228998/capturing-health-and-eating-status-through-a-nutritional-perception-screening-questionnaire-npsq9-in-a-randomised-internet-based-personalised-nutrition-intervention-the-food4me-study
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Rodrigo San-Cristobal, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Carlos Celis-Morales, Katherine M Livingstone, Barbara Stewart-Knox, Audrey Rankin, Anna L Macready, Rosalind Fallaize, Clare B O'Donovan, Hannah Forster, Clara Woolhead, Marianne C Walsh, Christina P Lambrinou, George Moschonis, Yannis Manios, Miroslaw Jarosz, Hannelore Daniel, Eileen R Gibney, Lorraine Brennan, Thomas E Gundersen, Christian A Drevon, Mike Gibney, Cyril F M Marsaux, Wim H M Saris, Julie A Lovegrove, Lynn J Frewer, John C Mathers, J Alfredo Martinez
BACKGROUND: National guidelines emphasize healthy eating to promote wellbeing and prevention of non-communicable diseases. The perceived healthiness of food is determined by many factors affecting food intake. A positive perception of healthy eating has been shown to be associated with greater diet quality. Internet-based methodologies allow contact with large populations. Our present study aims to design and evaluate a short nutritional perception questionnaire, to be used as a screening tool for assessing nutritional status, and to predict an optimal level of personalisation in nutritional advice delivered via the Internet...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223557/efficacy-and-safety-of-adding-omega-3-fatty-acids-in-statin-treated-patients-with-residual-hypertriglyceridemia-romantic-rosuvastatin-omacor-in-residual-hypertriglyceridemia-a-randomized-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-trial
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Chee Hae Kim, Kyung Ah Han, Jaemyung Yu, Sang Hak Lee, Hui Kyung Jeon, Sang Hyun Kim, Seok Yeon Kim, Ki Hoon Han, Kyungheon Won, Dong-Bin Kim, Kwang-Jae Lee, Kyungwan Min, Dong Won Byun, Sang-Wook Lim, Chul Woo Ahn, SeongHwan Kim, Young Joon Hong, Jidong Sung, Seung-Ho Hur, Soon Jun Hong, Hong-Seok Lim, Ie Byung Park, In Joo Kim, Hyoungwoo Lee, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of adding ω-3 fatty acids to rosuvastatin in patients with residual hypertriglyceridemia despite statin treatment. METHODS: This study was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. After a 4-week run-in period of rosuvastatin treatment, the patients who had residual hypertriglyceridemia were randomized to receive rosuvastatin 20 mg/d plus ω-3 fatty acids 4 g/d (ROSUMEGA group) or rosuvastatin 20 mg/d (rosuvastatin group) with a 1:1 ratio and were prescribed each medication for 8 weeks...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188863/cross-sectional-associations-of-total-plasma-homocysteine-with-cortical-%C3%AE-amyloid-independently-and-as-a-function-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-status-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-dementia
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C Hooper, P De Souto Barreto, N Coley, E Caussé, P Payoux, A S Salabert, M Cesari, S Andrieu, G-L Bowman, M Weiner, B Vellas
OBJECTIVES: Elevated total plasma homocysteine is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and there is some evidence that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) can modulate the effects of homocysteine-lowering B vitamins on AD related pathologies. Hence we investigated the relationship between total plasma homocysteine and cortical β-amyloid (Aβ) in older adults at risk of dementia. The role of erythrocyte membrane n-3 PUFAs (omega 3 index) on this relationship was also explored...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179558/physicochemical-characteristics-of-the-lasiococca-comberi-haines-seeds
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Pradeep Kumar Kamila, Asit Ray, Ambika Sahoo, Sanghamitra Nayak, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, Pratap Chandra Panda
Physicochemical characteristics and fatty acid composition of Lasiococca comberi Haines (Euphorbiaceae), an endangered forest tree species, were determined for the first time. The oil, protein, crude fibre and carbohydrate contents in seeds were 41.5, 13.8, 22.2 and 11.6%, respectively. The refractive index, pH, specific gravity, saponification value, iodine value, peroxide value and p-anisidine value of seed oil were 1.4781, 6.4, 0.9, 178.4 mg KOH/g, 196 g I2/100 g of oil, 5.1 mEq O2/kg and 188.4, respectively...
November 28, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165623/effects-of-pharmacologic-and-nonpharmacologic-interventions-on-insomnia-symptoms-and-subjective-sleep-quality-in-women-with-hot-flashes-a-pooled-analysis-of-individual-participant-data-from-4-msflash-trials
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Katherine A Guthrie, Joseph C Larson, Kristine E Ensrud, Garnet L Anderson, Janet S Carpenter, Ellen W Freeman, Hadine Joffe, Andrea Z LaCroix, JoAnn E Manson, Charles M Morin, Katherine M Newton, Julie Otte, Susan D Reed, Susan M McCurry
Study Objectives: The Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health network conducted three randomized clinical trials (RCT) testing six interventions treating vasomotor symptoms (VMS), and also collected self-reported sleep outcomes. A fourth RCT assessed an intervention for insomnia symptoms among women with VMS. We describe these seven interventions' effects relative to control in women with comparably severe insomnia symptoms and VMS. Methods: We analyzed pooled individual-level data from 546 peri- and postmenopausal women with Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) >12, and ≥14 bothersome VMS/week across the four RCTs...
November 20, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163147/chronic-psychological-stress-was-not-ameliorated-by-omega-3-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa
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Joanne Bradbury, Stephen P Myers, Barbara Meyer, Lyndon Brooks, Jonathan Peake, Andrew J Sinclair, Con Stough
Background: Chronic psychological stress and mental health disorders are endemic in Western culture where population dietary insufficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids (n-3FA) from seafood have been observed. Objective: This study was designed to test for a causal relationship between one of the most active components of fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and chronic psychological stress. Method: A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel-assignment to two groups was designed (Trial Id: ACTRN12610000404022)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151597/association-of-plasma-phospholipid-polyunsaturated-and-trans-fatty-acids-with-body-mass-index-results-from-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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T A Hastert, M C de Oliveira Otto, F Lê-Scherban, B T Steffen, L M Steffen, M Y Tsai, D R Jacobs, A Baylin
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Previous research has focused on associations between dietary fat and body mass index (BMI), but the contributions of different types of fat to BMI remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to estimate whether plasma phospholipid omega-3 (n-3), omega-6 (n-6), or trans fatty acids are associated with BMI at baseline and with subsequent BMI changes over time; and whether total phospholipid n-6 or trans fatty acids modify any association between phospholipid n-3 and BMI...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136189/serum-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-treatment-outcomes-among-women-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
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Y-H Chiu, A E Karmon, A J Gaskins, M Arvizu, P L Williams, I Souter, B R Rueda, R Hause, J E Chavarro
STUDY QUESTION: Are serum polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) concentrations, including omega-3 (ω3-PUFA) and omega-6 (ω6-PUFA), related to ART outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Serum levels of long-chain ω3-PUFA were positively associated with probability of live birth among women undergoing ART. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Intake of ω3-PUFA improves oocyte and embryo quality in animal and human studies. However, a recent cohort study found no relation between circulating ω3-PUFA levels and pregnancy rates after ART...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117618/the-effects-of-flaxseed-oil-omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-on-metabolic-status-of-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Golara Mirmasoumi, Mohammad Fazilati, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Zahra Vahedpoor, Samaneh Mahmoodi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Nazanin Kazemi Esfeh, Maryam Mohseni, Hassan Karbassizadeh, Zatollah Asemi
Objective This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of flaxseed oil omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on metabolic status of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 women with PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either 1,000 mg flaxseed oil omega-3 fatty acids (n=30) or placebo (n=30) twice a day for 12 weeks. Metabolic, endocrine, inflammatory factors were quantified at baseline and after the 12-week intervention...
November 8, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113108/polymorphisms-in-ffar4-gpr120-gene-modulate-insulin-levels-and-sensitivity-after-fish-oil-supplementation
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Bastien Vallée Marcotte, Hubert Cormier, Iwona Rudkowska, Simone Lemieux, Patrick Couture, Marie-Claude Vohl
The objective was to test whether FFAR4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with glycemic control-related traits in humans following fish oil supplementation. A total of 210 participants were given 3 g/day of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FA) (1.9-2.2 g of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 1.1 g of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) during six weeks. Biochemical parameters were taken before and after the supplementation. Using the HapMap database and the tagger procedure in Haploview, 12 tagging SNPs in FFAR4 were selected and then genotyped using TaqMan technology...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095051/body-fat-indicators-and-kidney-function-decline-in-older-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-the-alpha-omega-cohort-study
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Kevin Esmeijer, Johanna M Geleijnse, Erik J Giltay, Theo Stijnen, Friedo W Dekker, Johan W de Fijter, Daan Kromhout, Ellen K Hoogeveen
Background Obesity increases risk of hypertension and diabetes, the leading causes of end-stage renal disease. The effect of obesity on kidney function decline in stable post-myocardial infarction patients is poorly documented. This relation was investigated in a large cohort of older post-myocardial infarction patients. Design Data were analysed from 2410 post-myocardial infarction patients in the Alpha Omega Trial, aged 60-80 years receiving optimal pharmacotherapy treatment (79% men, 18% diabetes). Methods Cystatin C based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFRcysC) was calculated at baseline and after 41 months, using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091479/case-study-the-effect-of-nutritional-intervention-on-body-composition-and-physical-performance-of-a-female-squash-player
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Christopher Rosimus
The body composition of a squash player may affect athletic performance as carrying excessive body fat may increase injury risk and impair agility and speed. This case study outlines the effect of a nutritional intervention on body composition, vitamin D status and physical performance of a female squash player. A structured, 6-week moderate energy-restricted diet (70-78% of Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) of 2300 kcal was implemented with weekly support. A daily supplement of vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, and a multivitamin/multimineral and whey protein was used...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089890/long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-accelerates-nerve-regeneration-and-prevents-neuropathic-pain-behavior-in-mice
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Rafaela V Silva, Julia T Oliveira, Bruna L R Santos, Fabiana C Dias, Ana M B Martinez, Cleverton K F Lima, Ana L P Miranda
Fish oil (FO) is the main source of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), which display relevant analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Peripheral nerve injury is driven by degeneration, neuroinflammation, and neuronal plasticity which results in neuropathic pain (NP) symptoms such as allodynia and hyperalgesia. We tested the preventive effect of an EPA/DHA-concentrate fish oil (CFO) on NP development and regenerative features. Swiss mice received daily oral treatment with CFO 4...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084142/omega-3-index-and-anti-arrhythmic-potential-of-omega-3-pufas
#15
REVIEW
Narcis Tribulova, Barbara Szeiffova Bacova, Tamara Egan Benova, Vladimir Knezl, Miroslav Barancik, Jan Slezak
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are permanent subjects of interest in relation to the protection of cardiovascular health and the prevention of the incidence of both ventricular and atrial arrhythmias. The purpose of this updated review is to focus on the novel cellular and molecular effects of omega-3 PUFAs, in the context of the mechanisms and factors involved in the development of cardiac arrhythmias; to provide results of the most recent studies on the omega-3 PUFA anti-arrhythmic efficacy and to discuss the lack of the benefit in relation to omega-3 PUFA status...
October 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083439/cognitive-changes-with-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-non-demented-older-adults-with-low-omega-3-index
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C Hooper, P De Souto Barreto, N Coley, C Cantet, M Cesari, S Andrieu, B Vellas
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the changes in specific domains of cognitive function in older adults reporting subjective memory complaints with a low omega-3 index receiving omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) supplementation or placebo. DESIGN: This is a secondary exploratory analysis of the Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial (MAPT) using subjects randomized to the n-3 PUFA supplementation or placebo group. SETTING: French community dwellers aged 70 or over reporting subjective memory complaints, but free from clinical dementia...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058203/low-levels-of-lead-and-glutathione-markers-of-redox-status-in-human-blood
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Caterina Vacchi-Suzzi, Laura Viens, James M Harrington, Keith Levine, Roxanne Karimi, Jaymie R Meliker
Exposure to lead (Pb) is implicated in a plethora of health threats in both adults and children. Increased exposure levels are associated with oxidative stress in the blood of workers exposed at occupational levels. However, it is not known whether lower Pb exposure levels are related to a shift toward a more oxidized state. To assess the association between blood lead level (BLL) and glutathione (GSH) redox biomarkers in a population of healthy adults, BLL and four GSH markers (GSH, GSSG, GSH/GSSG ratio and redox potential E h ) were measured in the blood of a cross-sectional cohort of 282 avid seafood-eating healthy adults living on Long Island (NY)...
October 23, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056103/metabotyping-for-the-development-of-tailored-dietary-advice-solutions-in-a-european-population-the-food4me-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Clare B O'Donovan, Marianne C Walsh, Clara Woolhead, Hannah Forster, Carlos Celis-Morales, Rosalind Fallaize, Anna L Macready, Cyril F M Marsaux, Santiago Navas-Carretero, S Rodrigo San-Cristobal, Silvia Kolossa, Lydia Tsirigoti, Christina Mvrogianni, Christina P Lambrinou, George Moschonis, Magdalena Godlewska, Agnieszka Surwillo, Iwona Traczyk, Christian A Drevon, Hannelore Daniel, Yannis Manios, J Alfredo Martinez, Wim H M Saris, Julie A Lovegrove, John C Mathers, Michael J Gibney, Eileen R Gibney, Lorraine Brennan
Traditionally, personalised nutrition was delivered at an individual level. However, the concept of delivering tailored dietary advice at a group level through the identification of metabotypes or groups of metabolically similar individuals has emerged. Although this approach to personalised nutrition looks promising, further work is needed to examine this concept across a wider population group. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to: (1) identify metabotypes in a European population and (2) develop targeted dietary advice solutions for these metabotypes...
October 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040821/dietary-intake-and-omega-3-dha-status-in-pregnant-women-who-are-overweight
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Adriana V Gaitán, Merritt L Drewery, Carly A Thaxton, Kennet M Carabante, Ericka Seidemann, Karen Elkind-Hirsch, Carol J Lammi-Keefe
OBJECTIVE: To estimate dietary intake of pregnant women who are overweight, assess their omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status, and compare results between Black and White women. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study with a longitudinal component (dietary assessment). SETTING: Outpatient clinics at Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and telephone calls. PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant women (N = 21) who were overweight (body mass index = 25...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035785/association-of-blood-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-cholesterol-levels-among-canadian-inuit
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Kavita Singh, Hing Man Chan
BACKGROUND: It has generally been thought that Inuit populations have low risk of cardiovascular disease due to high consumption of omega-3 fatty acids found in traditional marine-based diets. However, results of recent surveys showed that Inuit populations are experiencing increasing rates of cardiovascular disease and related risk factors. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate if blood polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are associated with high cholesterol and related parameters in Canadian Inuit, known risk factors for cardiovascular disease...
October 13, 2017: Environmental Research
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