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Carbohydrate restriction

Mariya Markova, Olga Pivovarova, Silke Hornemann, Stephanie Sucher, Turid Frahnow, Katrin Wegner, Jürgen Machann, Klaus Jürgen Petzke, Johannes Hierholzer, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Christian Herder, Maren Carstensen-Kirberg, Michael Roden, Natalia Rudovich, Susanne Klaus, Ralph Thomann, Rosemarie Schneeweiss, Sascha Rohn, Andreas F H Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with increased risk of hepatic, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases. High-protein diets, rich in methionine and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), apparently reduce liver fat but may induce insulin resistance. We investigated the effects of diets high in animal protein vs plant protein, which differ in levels of methionine and BCAA, in subjects with type 2 diabetes and NAFLD. We examined levels of liver fat, lipogenic indices, markers of inflammation, serum levels of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), and activation of signaling pathways in adipose tissue...
October 17, 2016: Gastroenterology
Tatiana Moro, Grant Tinsley, Antonino Bianco, Giuseppe Marcolin, Quirico Francesco Pacelli, Giuseppe Battaglia, Antonio Palma, Paulo Gentil, Marco Neri, Antonio Paoli
BACKGROUND: Intermittent fasting (IF) is an increasingly popular dietary approach used for weight loss and overall health. While there is an increasing body of evidence demonstrating beneficial effects of IF on blood lipids and other health outcomes in the overweight and obese, limited data are available about the effect of IF in athletes. Thus, the present study sought to investigate the effects of a modified IF protocol (i.e. time-restricted feeding) during resistance training in healthy resistance-trained males...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Eva Pedersen, Kylie Lange, Peter Clifton
BACKGROUND: People with type 2 diabetes are advised to consume an even meal distribution of carbohydrate. Whether this distribution is optimal is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to show that omitting carbohydrate in the first meal after a fast would lead to an augmented lunch response. DESIGN: Two diets of 1-d duration that differed only in the breakfast-meal composition (carbohydrate or no carbohydrate) were consumed on sequential days in a randomized crossover study...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Nathan D Schwalm, Guy E Townsend, Eduardo A Groisman
: The utilization of simple sugars is widespread across all domains of life. In contrast, the breakdown of complex carbohydrates is restricted to a subset of organisms. A regulatory paradigm for integration of complex polysaccharide breakdown with simple sugar utilization was established in the mammalian gut symbiont Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, whereby sensing of monomeric fructose regulates catabolism of both fructose and polymeric fructans. We now report that a different regulatory paradigm governs utilization of monomeric arabinose and the arabinose polymer arabinan...
October 11, 2016: MBio
E Fabian, L Kramer, F Siebert, C Högenauer, R B Raggam, H Wenzl, G J Krejs
D-lactic acidosis is a rare complication that occurs mainly in patients with malabsorption due to a surgically altered gastrointestinal tract anatomy, namely in short bowel syndrome or after bariatric surgery. It is characterized by rapid development of neurological symptoms and severe metabolic acidosis, often with a high serum anion gap. Malabsorbed carbohydrates can be fermented by colonic microbiota capable of producing D-lactic acid. Routine clinical assessment of serum lactate covers only L-lactic acid; when clinical suspicion for D-lactic acidosis is high, special assays for D-lactic acid are called for...
October 10, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
S Mudaliar, R R Henry, T P Ciaraldi, D A Armstrong, P M Burke, J H Pettus, P Garhyan, S L Choi, M P Knadler, E C Q Lam, M J Prince, N Bose, N K Porksen, V P Sinha, H Linnebjerg, S J Jacober
AIMS: Basal insulin peglispro (BIL), a novel PEGylated basal insulin with a large hydrodynamic size, has a delayed absorption and reduced clearance that prolongs the duration of action. The current study compared the effects of BIL and insulin glargine (GL) on endogenous glucose production (EGP), glucose disposal rate (GDR) and lipolysis in patients with type 1 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized, open-label, four-period, crossover study. Patients received intravenous infusions of BIL and GL, each at two dose levels selected for partial and maximal suppression of EGP, during an 8 to 10 h euglycemic clamp procedure with d-[3-(3) H] glucose...
October 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
F Phillips, C H S Ruxton
This paper presents a report of a nutrition conference held at EXPO 2015 in Milan. Over the course of a day, seven speakers from four continents discussed the evidence and scientific processes that underpin the development of dietary guidelines, highlighting issues and challenges at each stage. These include the quality of studies associating disease outcomes with diet, specifically a reliance on observational studies, short duration of intervention trials, low statistical power and lack of follow-up. Concerns were raised over the oversimplification of dietary messages which promote carbohydrates in general without evidence of benefit, while restricting fats when meta-analyses suggests that different fatty acids have different effects on disease risk...
October 6, 2016: Public Health
Venkatesh Gude, Ananya Das, Tanmay Chatterjee, Prasun K Mandal
The molecular origin of the photoluminescence of carbon dots (CDs) is not known. This restricts the design of CDs with desired optical properties. We have synthesized CDs starting from carbohydrates by employing a simple synthesis method. We were able to demonstrate that the CDs are composed of aggregated hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) derivatives. The optical properties of these CDs are quite unique. These CDs exhibit an excitation-independent PL emission maximum in the orange-red region (λ ∼ 590 nm). These CDs also exhibit excitation as well as monitoring wavelength-independent single exponential PL decay...
October 12, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Fiyinfoluwa A Adesioye, Thulani P Makhalanyane, Peter Biely, Don A Cowan
Acetyl xylan esterases (AcXEs), also termed xylan deacetylases, are broad specificity Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes (CAZymes) that hydrolyse ester bonds to liberate acetic acid from acetylated hemicellulose (typically polymeric xylan and xylooligosaccharides). They belong to eight families within the Carbohydrate Esterase (CE) class of the CAZy database. AcXE classification is largely based on sequence-dependent phylogenetic relationships, supported in some instances with substrate specificity data. However, some sequence-based predictions of AcXE-encoding gene identity have proved to be functionally incorrect...
November 2016: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
A Trivedi, S Babic, M Heiman, W T Gibson, J-P Chanoine
Acylation of ghrelin is mediated by ghrelin O-acyltansferase (GOAT). Exogenous acylated ghrelin (AG) stimulates growth hormone (GH) and food intake. In non-pregnant (NP) animals, the GOAT-ghrelin-GH axis prevents hypoglycemia caused by caloric restriction (CR). In humans, maternal malnutrition challenges glucose metabolism, which is a key determinant of fetal health. To clarify the role of AG and GH, we compared effects of CR on the GOAT-ghrelin-GH axis in pregnant (P) and NP mice. C57BL/6 wild type (WT) and GOAT knock-out (KO) P and NP mice were freely fed (FF) or subjected to 50% CR for one week...
October 4, 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
Samantha M Solon-Biet, Victoria C Cogger, Tamara Pulpitel, Marika Heblinski, Devin Wahl, Aisling C McMahon, Alessandra Warren, Jessica Durrant-Whyte, Kirsty A Walters, James R Krycer, Fleur Ponton, Rahul Gokarn, Jibran A Wali, Kari Ruohonen, Arthur D Conigrave, David E James, David Raubenheimer, Christopher D Morrison, David G Le Couteur, Stephen J Simpson
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is the first known endocrine signal activated by protein restriction. Although FGF21 is robustly elevated in low-protein environments, increased FGF21 is also seen in various other contexts such as fasting, overfeeding, ketogenic diets, and high-carbohydrate diets, leaving its nutritional context and physiological role unresolved and controversial. Here, we use the Geometric Framework, a nutritional modeling platform, to help reconcile these apparently conflicting findings in mice confined to one of 25 diets that varied in protein, carbohydrate, and fat content...
October 11, 2016: Cell Metabolism
Moacyr J B M Rêgo, Antônio F Silva Filho, Ana P V Sobral, Eduardo I C Beltrão
The formation of new and functional structural components of several organs, such as parotid glands, can be influenced by the glycocode. This study analyzed the glycobiology of parotid salivary gland tissue during fetal development using specific biochemical probes (lectins and antibodies). Eleven parotid gland samples from human fetuses were obtained from spontaneous abortions at 14-28 weeks of gestation, and tissue sections were analyzed for lectin histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. From the 18th to 26th week, Canavalia ensiformis agglutinin, wheat germ agglutinin, Ulex europaeus agglutinin-I, peanut agglutinin, Sambucus nigra agglutinin, and Vicia villosa agglutinin lectin staining were predominantly observed in the apical and/or basement membranes of the ducts and tubulo-acinar units...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
Waseem Raza, Ning Ling, Dongyang Liu, Zhong Wei, Qiwei Huang, Qirong Shen
The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by soil microbes have a significant role in the control of plant diseases and plant growth promotion. In this study, we examined the effect of VOCs produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens strain WR-1 on the growth and virulence traits of tomato wilt pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum. The VOCs produced by P. fluorescens WR-1 exhibited concentration dependent bacteriostatic effect on the growth of R. solanacearum on agar medium and in infested soil. The VOCs of P. fluorescens WR-1 also significantly inhibited the virulence traits of R...
November 2016: Microbiological Research
Wei Mon Wong
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel disorder. Up to 96% of IBS patients experience bloating, resulting in poor response to conventional therapies and high consultation rates. Many IBS patients report that food triggers symptoms, particularly diets with poorly absorbed, short-chain carbohydrates, and restrict intake of certain foods to control their symptoms. IBS patients are especially susceptible to an attack due to visceral hypersensitivity. An emerging therapeutic strategy excludes fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) from the diet...
September 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
Lee M Margolis, Donato A Rivas, Yassine Ezzyat, Erin Gaffney-Stomberg, Andrew J Young, James P McClung, Roger A Fielding, Stefan M Pasiakos
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the influence of calorie restriction (CR) alone, higher-protein/lower-carbohydrate intake alone, and combined CR higher-protein/lower-carbohydrate intake on glucose homeostasis, hepatic de novo lipogenesis (DNL), and intrahepatic triglycerides. Twelve-week old male Sprague Dawley rats consumed ad libitum (AL) or CR (40% restriction), adequate (10%), or high (32%) protein (PRO) milk-based diets for 16 weeks. Metabolic profiles were assessed in serum, and intrahepatic triglyceride concentrations and molecular markers of de novo lipogenesis were determined in liver...
2016: Nutrients
Elsa N Mullins, Alison L Miller, Sherin S Cherian, Julie C Lumeng, Kenneth P Wright, Salome Kurth, Monique K Lebourgeois
Epidemiological findings suggest short sleep duration is associated with overweight and obesity across the lifespan. In adults, experimental sleep loss increases caloric intake more than total daily energy needs, thus leading to weight gain. To date, little is known about the relationship between sleep restriction and dietary intake in preschool children. Healthy children (n = 10; 41.2 ± 5.4 months; 5 females) followed a strict sleep schedule for 5 days before each experimental condition: 1 day of baseline sleep (nap and scheduled bedtime/wake time) and 1 day of sleep restriction (no-nap and ~2...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Sleep Research
Brendan Egan, Dominic P D'Agostino
Ketone body metabolites serve as alternative energy substrates during prolonged fasting, calorie restriction, or reduced carbohydrate (CHO) availability. Using a ketone ester supplement, Cox et al. (2016) demonstrate that acute nutritional ketosis alters substrate utilization patterns during exercise, reduces lactate production, and improves time-trial performance in elite cyclists.
September 13, 2016: Cell Metabolism
Roberto Salvia, Simona D'Amore, Giusi Graziano, Caterina Capobianco, Moris Sangineto, Domenico Paparella, Paola de Bonfils, Giuseppe Palasciano, Michele Vacca
The Mediterranean diet (MeD) is believed to promote health; nevertheless, changes in the nutritional patterns in the Mediterranean area (increased intake of refined carbohydrates/saturated fats; reduced fibers intake; main calorie load shifted to dinner) led to reduced MeD benefits in recent decades. We retrospectively investigated the effects of a MeD with a low intake of refined carbohydrates in the evening ("MeDLowC") on body weight (BW) and metabolic profile of overweight/obese subjects. According to their adherence to MeDLowC, subjects were classified into 44 (41%) individuals with "excellent" adherence and 63 (59%) with "poor" adherence...
September 12, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Daniel J Wilkinson, Matthew S Brook, Kenneth Smith, Philip J Atherton
Stable isotope tracers have been invaluable assets in physiological research for over 80 years. The application of substrate-specific stable isotope tracers has permitted exquisite insight into amino acid, fatty-acid and carbohydrate metabolic regulation (i.e. incorporation, flux, and oxidation, in a tissue-specific and whole-body fashion) in health, disease and response to acute and chronic exercise. Yet, despite many breakthroughs, there are limitations to 'substrate-specific' stable isotope tracers, which limit physiological insight, e...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Physiology
Lidiane Miotto-Vilanova, Cédric Jacquard, Barbara Courteaux, Laurence Wortham, Jean Michel, Christophe Clément, Essaïd A Barka, Lisa Sanchez
Plant innate immunity serves as a surveillance system by providing the first line of powerful weapons to fight against pathogen attacks. Beneficial microorganisms and Microbial-Associated Molecular Patterns might act as signals to trigger this immunity. Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN, a highly efficient plant beneficial endophytic bacterium, promotes growth in a wide variety of plants including grapevine. Further, the bacterium induces plant resistance against abiotic and biotic stresses. However, no study has deciphered triggered-mechanisms during the tripartite interaction between grapevine, B...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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