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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437200/effects-of-dietary-macronutrient-composition-on-fndc5-and-irisin-in-mice-skeletal-muscle
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Simone Moreira de Macêdo, Deborah de Farias Lelis, Keila Lopes Mendes, Carlos Alberto de Carvalho Fraga, Igor V Brandi, Jonh David Feltenberger, Lucyana Conceição Farias, André Luiz Sena Guimarães, Alfredo Maurício Batista de Paula, Sérgio Henrique de Sousa Santos
BACKGROUND: Fibronectin type III domain containing 5 (FNDC5) and its protein product Irisin are therapeutic targets for obesity-associated disorders. Irisin plays an important role in energy regulation, inducing browning of white adipocytes, and improving obesity. We aimed to investigate the association between muscle Irisin expression and dietary quality. METHODS: Twenty-eight female mice were divided into four groups and fed the following experimental diets for 60 days: standard diet (SD), high-carbohydrate diet (HCD), high-fat diet (HFD), and high-protein diet (HPD)...
February 23, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435067/the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-kinase-9-mkk9-modulates-nitrogen-acquisition-and-anthocyanin-accumulation-under-nitrogen-limiting-condition-in-arabidopsis
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Juan Luo, Xu Wang, Lei Feng, Yan Li, Jun-Xian He
Nitrogen (N) plays important roles as both a macronutrient and signal in plant growth and development. However, our understanding of N signaling and/or response mechanisms in plants is still limited. Here, we show that the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 9 (MKK9) is involved in plant N responses in Arabidopsis by regulating production of anthocyanins and the ability of N acquisition under low N conditions. Transgenic plants that express a constitutively active version of MKK9 (MKK9(DD)) showed decreased accumulation of anthocynanins and reduced expression of key anthocyanin biosynthetic genes under low N condition compared to the plants expressing the inactive form of MKK9 (MKK9(KR))...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433470/daily-supplementation-of-dietary-protein-improves-the-metabolic-effects-of-glp-1-based-pharmacotherapy-in-lean-and-obese-rats
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Elizabeth G Mietlicki-Baase, Kieran Koch-Laskowski, Lauren E McGrath, Joanna Krawczyk, Tram Pham, Rinzin Lhamo, David J Reiner, Matthew R Hayes
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone released from intestinal L-cells in response to food entering into the gastrointestinal tract. GLP-1-based pharmaceuticals improve blood glucose regulation and reduce feeding. Specific macronutrients, when ingested, may trigger GLP-1 secretion and enhance the effects of systemic sitagliptin, a pharmacological inhibitor of DPP-IV (an enzyme that rapidly degrades GLP-1). In particular, macronutrient constituents found in dairy foods may act as potent secretagogues for GLP-1, and acute preclinical trials show that ingestion of dairy protein may represent a promising adjunct behavioral therapy in combination with sitagliptin...
April 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432007/caloric-compensation-in-preschool-children-relationships-with-body-mass-and-differences-by-food-category
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S Carnell, L Benson, E L Gibson, L A Mais, S Warkentin
Maintaining a healthy weight may involve compensating for previously consumed calories at subsequent meals. To test whether heavier children demonstrated poorer caloric compensation across a range of conditions, and to explore whether compensation failure was the result of inadequate adjustment of overall intake or specific over-consumption of highly palatable, high energy-density 'junk' foods, we administered two compensation tests to a sample of 4-5 y olds. For Test A, preloads varied only in carbohydrate content and were organoleptically indistinguishable (200 ml orange-flavored beverage [0 kcal vs...
April 18, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430937/high-sugar-but-not-high-fat-food-activates-supraoptic-oxytocin-neurones-in-the-male-rat
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Catherine Hume, Nancy Sabatier, John Menzies
Oxytocin is a potent anorexigen and is believed to have a role in satiety signalling. We developed rat models to study the activity of oxytocin neurones in response to voluntary consumption or oral gavage of foods using c-Fos immunohistochemistry and in vivo electrophysiology.Using c-Fos expression as an indirect marker of neural activation, we showed that the percentage of magnocellular oxytocin neurones expressing c-Fos increased with voluntary consumption of sweetened condensed milk (SCM). To model the effect of food in the stomach, we gavaged anaesthetised rats with SCM...
April 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429373/dietary-shifts-have-consequences-for-the-repertoire-of-allergens-produced-by-the-european-house-dust-mite
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J C Vidal-Quist, F Ortego, S Rombauts, P Castañera, P Hernández-Crespo
Products manufactured from mass-cultured house dust mites, currently commercialized for the diagnosis and immunotherapy of allergy, are heterogeneous in terms of allergen composition and thus present concerns to regulatory authorities. The most abundant species, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Trouessart) (Astigmata: Pyroglyphidae), produces 19 allergenic proteins. Many of these are putatively involved in mite digestive physiology and metabolism. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of mite-rearing media on allergen production...
April 21, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425978/validation-of-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-for-macronutrient-analysis-of-human-milk
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S Parat, S Groh-Wargo, S Merlino, C Wijers, D M Super
OBJECTIVE: Human milk has considerable variation in its composition. Hence, the nutrient profile is only an estimate and can result in under- or over-estimation of the intake of preterm infants. Mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy is an evolving technique for analyzing human milk but needs validation before use in clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN: Human milk samples from 35 mothers delivering at 35 weeks to term gestation were analyzed for macronutrients by MIR spectroscopy and by standard laboratory methods using Kjeldahl assay for protein, Mojonnier assay for fat and high-pressure liquid chromatography assay for lactose...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423270/bioaccumulation-and-biodistribution-of-selenium-in-metamorphosing-tadpoles
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Chantal M Lanctot, Tom Cresswell, Paul D Callaghan, Steven D Melvin
Selenium is an important macronutrient with a very narrow margin between essentiality and toxicity. Amphibians are hypothesized to be particularly sensitive due to the potential for metamorphosis-driven mobilization, which could transfer or concentrate contaminant burdens within specific organs. We explored the potential role of tissue degeneration and remodeling during anuran metamorphosis as a mechanism for altering tissue-specific Se burdens. Limnodynastes peronii tadpoles were exposed to dissolved (75)Se (as selenite) for 7 days and depurated until completion of metamorphosis...
April 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421806/diet-and-liver-apoptosis-in-rats-a-particular-metabolic-pathway
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Maria Emilia Lopes Monteiro, Analucia Rampazzo Xavier, Vilma Blondet Azeredo
INTRODUCTION: Various studies have indicated an association between modifi cation in dietary macronutrient composition and liver apoptosis. OBJECTIVE: To explain how changes in metabolic pathways associated with a high-protein, high-fat, and low-carbohydrate diet causes liver apoptosis. METHODS: Two groups of rats were compared. An experimental diet group (n = 8) using a high-protein (59.46%), high-fat (31.77%), and low-carbohydrate (8.77%) diet versus a control one (n = 9) with American Institute of Nutrition (AIN)-93-M diet...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421798/assessment-of-individual-carotenoid-and-vitamin-a-dietary-intake-in-overweight-and-obese-dominican-subjects
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Madeline Durán-Cabral, Irene Fernández-Jalao, Rocío Estévez-Santiago, Begoña Olmedilla Alonso
INTRODUCTION: Carotenoids are plant pigment with important biological activities in humans, such as provitamin-A among others. At present, there are no individual carotenoid intake data in the Dominican population, which is at risk of vitamin A deficiency and has an important percentage of overweight and obese individuals . OBJECTIVE: To assess the individual components of vitamin A intake (retinol, α-carotene, β-carotene and β-cryptoxanthin) and that of other relevant dietary carotenoids like lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene of Dominican daily food intake...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421202/the-interaction-between-hiv-and-intestinal-helminth-parasites-coinfection-with-nutrition-among-adults-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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B T Mkhize, M Mabaso, T Mamba, C E Napier, Z L Mkhize-Kwitshana
In South Africa few studies have examined the effects of the overlap of HIV and helminth infections on nutritional status. This cross-sectional study investigated the interaction between HIV and intestinal helminths coinfection with nutritional status among KwaZulu-Natal adults. Participants were recruited from a comprehensive primary health care clinic and stratified based on their HIV, stool parasitology, IgE, and IgG4 results into four groups: the uninfected, HIV infected, helminth infected, and HIV-helminth coinfected groups...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418793/wide-variability-in-caloric-density-of-expressed-human-milk-can-lead-to-major-underestimation-or-overestimation-of-nutrient-content
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Charles W Sauer, Mallory A Boutin, Jae H Kim
BACKGROUND: Very-low-birth-weight infants continue to face significant difficulties with postnatal growth. Human milk is the optimal form of nutrition for infants but may exhibit variation in nutrient content. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to perform macronutrient analysis on expressed human milk from mothers whose babies are hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Up to five human milk samples per participant were analyzed for protein, carbohydrate, and fat content using reference chemical analyses (Kjeldahl for protein, high pressure liquid chromatography for carbohydrates, and Mojonnier for fat)...
May 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414060/dietary-protein-content-alters-both-male-and-female-contributions-to-drosophila-melanogaster-female-post-mating-response-traits
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Janna N Schultzhaus, Ginger E Carney
Males transfer sperm, proteins and other molecules to females during mating. In Drosophila melanogaster, these molecules contribute to the induction of egg maturation, ovulation, oviposition, sperm storage and changes in female receptivity. This suite of physiological and behavioral changes is referred to as the female post-mating response (PMR). Protein is a necessary macronutrient for both male and female reproduction, but imbalances in protein content can decrease reproductive potential. Dietary protein affects the production of proteins in the male ejaculate that are important for induction of the PMR, and female fecundity increases with dietary protein while lifetime mating rate decreases...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413997/differences-in-meal-patterns-and-timing-with-regard-to-central-obesity-in-the-anibes-anthropometric-data-macronutrients-and-micronutrients-intake-practice-of-physical-activity-socioeconomic-data-and-lifestyles-in-spain-study
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Aránzazu Aparicio, Elena E Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Javier Aranceta-Bartrina, Ángel Gil, Marcela González-Gross, Lluis Serra-Majem, Gregorio Varela-Moreiras, Rosa Maria Ortega
OBJECTIVE: To study the association of meal patterns and timing with central obesity to identify the best dietary strategies to deal with the increasing obesity prevalence. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study performed on data from a representative sample of the Spanish population. Height and waist circumference were measured using standardized procedures and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) was calculated. The sample was divided into those without central obesity (WHtR<0·5) and those with central obesity (WHtR≥0·5)...
April 17, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410922/antioxidant-response-to-artichoke-leaf-extract-supplementation-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Khatereh Rezazadeh, Soodabeh Aliashrafi, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mameghani
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is associated with most components and complications of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). Artichoke Leaf Extract (ALE) has demonstrated anti-oxidant properties in both laboratory and animal studies. AIM: This study was designed to examine the effects of ALE on oxidative stress indices in patients with MetS. METHODS: In the current double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial, 80 patients with MetS were randomly allocated to either "ALE group" (received 1800 mg ALE as four tablets per day) or "Placebo group" (received placebo containing cornstarch, lactose and avicel as four tablets per day) for 12 weeks...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410509/effects-of-atmospheric-reactive-phosphorus-deposition-on-phosphorus-transport-in-a-subtropical-watershed-a-chinese-case-study
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Yang Gao, Zhuo Hao, Tiantian Yang, Nianpeng He, Xuefa Wen, Guirui Yu
Atmospheric phosphorus (P) deposition is not only an important external macronutrient source for aquatic ecosystems but also a major cause of high export coefficient (EC) values. However, there are limited numbers of studies in the literature that focus on estimating the deposition flux of reactive P (Pr). The aim of this study is to estimate the Pr deposition on the Xiangxi River watershed, and therefore, provide a comprehensive understanding about the Pr deposition on subtropical watersheds in China. Results have shown that maximal Pr deposition fluxes reached 12 kg km(-2) in our selected subtropical watershed...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406487/the-effect-of-maternal-habitus-on-macronutrient-content-of-human-milk-colostrum
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L Mangel, F B Mimouni, N Feinstein-Goren, R Lubetzky, D Mandel, R Marom
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of studies on the impact of maternal body mass index (BMI) on macronutrient content of human milk colostrum (HMC). The objective of this study was to compare macronutrient content of HMC in healthy women of term infants in relation to their BMI. We hypothesized that mother habitus influences human milk colostrum content. METHOD: Colostrum was collected from 109 healthy mothers of hospitalized healthy term infants divided into four prepregnancy BMI groups: 12 underweight, 59 normal weight, 20 overweight, and 18 obese women between 24 and 72 h after birth...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403244/wild-inside-urban-wild-boar-select-natural-not-anthropogenic-food-resources
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Milena Stillfried, Pierre Gras, Matthias Busch, Konstantin Börner, Stephanie Kramer-Schadt, Sylvia Ortmann
Most wildlife species are urban avoiders, but some became urban utilizers and dwellers successfully living in cities. Often, they are assumed to be attracted into urban areas by easily accessible and highly energetic anthropogenic food sources. We macroscopically analysed stomachs of 247 wild boar (Sus scrofa, hereafter WB) from urban areas of Berlin and from the surrounding rural areas. From the stomach contents we determined as predictors of food quality modulus of fineness (MOF,), percentage of acid insoluble ash (AIA) and macronutrients such as amount of energy and percentage of protein, fat, fibre and starch...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401378/protective-effect-of-juglans-regia-l-walnut-extract-against-oxidative-dna-damage
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Cinzia Calcabrini, Roberta De Bellis, Umberto Mancini, Luigi Cucchiarini, Vilberto Stocchi, Lucia Potenza
Walnuts (Juglans regia L.) are relevant components of the Mediterranean diet providing important macronutrients, micronutrients and other bioactive constituents including unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and polyphenols. Although the walnut beneficial effects in human health are widely recognized by a lot of epidemiologic studies very little is known regarding its effect on damaged DNA. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of Juglans regia L. ethanolic extract from kernel on the induction of DNA strand breaks by thiol/Fe(3+)/O2 mixed function oxidase, tert-butyl hydroperoxide or UVC radiations in acellular and cellular models...
April 11, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399498/investigating-the-chronic-effects-of-oil-sands-process-affected-water-on-growth-and-fitness-of-daphnia-magna-straus-1820
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Ebrahim Lari, Dylan Steinkey, Effat Mohaddes, Greg G Pyle
The increasing amount of stored oil sands process-affected water (OSPW), a primary by-product of oil sands mining, is an environmental concern. In the present study, we investigated the chronic effects of OSPW on growth, reproduction, and macronutrient content in Daphnia magna. To do so, we exposed D. magna to 1 and 10% OSPW (a mixture of three OSPW samples provided by major oil sands mining operators in northern Alberta) for ten days. We measured the number of the neonates produced daily in each group throughout the exposure...
April 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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