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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232697/self-management-of-type-2-diabetes-in-gulf-cooperation-council-countries-a-systematic-review
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Thamer Al Slamah, Barbara I Nicholl, Fatima Y Alslail, Craig A Melville
AIMS: This study aimed to systematically review intervention studies on self-management of type 2 diabetes in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to determine the most effective self-management strategies for individuals with type 2 diabetes in this region. METHODS: A search strategy was developed using multiple databases: Medline and Embase (via Ovid), CINAHL (via EBSCO), and PubMed. Study and intervention characteristics, intervention structure, content, cultural adaptation, and outcomes were extracted from the included studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232671/predicting-trajectories-of-functional-decline-in-60-to-70-year-old-people
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Nini H Jonkman, Vieri Del Panta, Trynke Hoekstra, Marco Colpo, Natasja M van Schoor, Stefania Bandinelli, Luca Cattelani, Jorunn L Helbostad, Beatrix Vereijken, Mirjam Pijnappels, Andrea B Maier
BACKGROUND: Early identification of people at risk of functional decline is essential for delivering targeted preventive interventions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify and predict trajectories of functional decline over 9 years in males and females aged 60-70 years. METHODS: We included 403 community-dwelling participants from the InCHIANTI study and 395 from the LASA study aged 60-70 years at baseline, of whom the majority reported no functional decline at baseline (median 0, interquartile range 0-1)...
December 13, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232526/prevention-of-childhood-obesity-in-child-health-services-follow-up-of-the-primrose-trial
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Johanna Enö Persson, Benjamin Bohman, Per Tynelius, Finn Rasmussen, Ata Ghaderi
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is an urgent public health concern, and there's a need for long-term, high-quality, primary prevention trials targeting parents of young children. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the long-term effect of a parental support program based on motivational interviewing (MI). METHODS: A cluster randomized controlled trial was carried out in eight Swedish counties. Participating families (N = 1355) were enrolled when the child was 9 months old, and participated in nine sessions during ∼39 months...
December 12, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231919/-non-alcoholic-liver-disease-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Anna Sarosiekjeznach-Steinhagen, Joanna Ostrowska, Aneta Czerwonogrodzka-Senczyna, Iwona Boniecka
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common chronic liver disease in the developed world (15% to 40% of the adult population). Introduction of lifestyle changes including dietary intervention and increased physical activity is most often the first-line treatment and is intended to support not only the treatment of liver disease, but also for diseases associated with obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and dyslipidemia. In addition to well-known metformin, there are new classes of antidiabetic drugs, including GLP-1analog, SGLT-2 antagonist, pioglitazon...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231753/rates-of-insufficiency-and-deficiency-of-vitamin-d-levels-in-elite-professional-male-and-female-skiers-a-chronobiologic-approach
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Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Giovanni Lombardi, Luca Cavaleri, Rosa Graziani, Herbert Schoenhuber, Antonio La Torre, Giuseppe Banfi
Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance and promotion of musculoskeletal health, for the functioning of the immune, cardiovascular and reproductive systems, and its main action is to keep calcium and phosphate plasmatic physiological concentrations at intestinal, renal and bony level. Vitamin D affects several parameters related to physical performance too and a particularly high percentage of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in professional athletes has been observed. Several variables are able to impair the synthesis of 25(OH)D in athletes, specifically both genetic and environmental factors, but the most probable explanation for the deficient/insufficient vitamin D levels is the insufficient ultraviolet B light (UVB) exposure during winter...
December 12, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231277/do-individuals-with-intellectual-disability-have-a-lower-peak-heart-rate-and-maximal-oxygen-uptake
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Thessa Irena Maria Hilgenkamp, Tracy Baynard
BACKGROUND: Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) have very low physical activity and low peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak ), potentially explained by physiologically lower peak heart rates (HRpeak ). METHOD: The present authors performed a retrospective analysis of a large data set of individuals with intellectual disability (n = 100), with Down syndrome (DS) (n = 48) and without intellectual disability (n = 224) using multiple linear regression analyses, to determine if individuals with intellectual disability exhibit lower HRpeak and VO2peak than individuals without intellectual disability, controlling for age, sex and body mass index (BMI)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231216/aronia-citrus-juice-polyphenol-rich-juice-intake-and-elite-triathlon-training-a-lipidomic-approach-using-representative-oxylipins-in-urine
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Libia Alejandra García-Flores, Sonia Medina, Cristina Gómez, Craig E Wheelock, Roberto Cejuela, José Miguel Martínez-Sanz, Camille Oger, Jean-Marie Galano, Thierry Durand, Álvaro Hernández-Sáez, Federico Ferreres, Ángel Gil-Izquierdo
In the present study, we examined whether particular urinary oxylipins (isoprostanes (IsoPs), leukotrienes (LTs), prostaglandins (PGs), and thromboxanes (TXs)) in 16 elite triathletes could alter during 145 days of training. Within this time span, 45 days were dedicated to examining the effects of the intake of a beverage rich in polyphenols (one serving: 200 mL per day) supplemented in their diet. The beverage was a mixture of citrus juice (95%) and Aronia melanocarpa juice (5%) (ACJ). Fifty-two oxylipins were analyzed in the urine...
December 12, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231059/association-between-hand-grip-strength-and-erectile-dysfunction-in-older-men
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Ho Seok Chung, Min-Ho Shin, Kwangsung Park
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between handgrip strength and erectile dysfunction (ED) in community-dwelling older men. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1771 participants of the Dong-gu Study. Handgrip strength was measured with a handheld dynamometer. ED was assessed with the Korean version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). ED was categorized as none to mild (IIEF-EF scores of 13-30) and moderate to severe (IIEF-EF scores of 0-12)...
December 12, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230797/the-association-of-pre-operative-home-accelerometry-with-cardiopulmonary-exercise-variables
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H W Cui, G S Kirby, K Surmacz, C Hargrove, J Griffiths, B W Turney
We investigated the association of pre-operative activity, reported by the Duke Activity Score Index, Short Form-12 and measured by an accelerometer worn at home, with five cardiopulmonary exercise variables: peak power; peak oxygen consumption; anaerobic threshold; and ventilatory equivalents for oxygen and carbon dioxide. Fifty patients scheduled for major surgery underwent a standard pre-operative cardiopulmonary exercise test and wore a chest-mounted triaxial accelerometer for a mean (SD) duration of 3...
December 12, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230719/resveratrol-and-or-exercise-training-counteract-aging-associated-decline-of-physical-endurance-in-aged-mice-targeting-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function
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Marwa Hassan Muhammad, Mona Maher Allam
Mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased mitochondrial content are hallmarks of aging that leads to decreased physical endurance. Our aim was to explore the anti-aging effect of resveratrol (RSVT) supplementation, a polyphenol, and/or exercise training, started at an older age, on improving physical activity, therefore, help in frailty avoidance and promotion of healthy aging in elderly. Eighteen-month-old aged mice received RSVT (15 mg/kg/day) and/or exercise trained for 4 weeks showed significant longer time to exhaustion with decreased blood lactate and free fatty acids levels associated with improved oxidative stress evidenced by decreased gastrocnemius muscle lipid peroxidation and increased antioxidant enzymes activities, catalase and superoxide dismutase, when compared to aged mice control group...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230643/measuring-fear-of-physical-activity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Jeremia M Hoffmann, Susan Hellwig, Vincent M Brandenburg, Heike Spaderna
PURPOSE: Fear of physical activity (FoPA) has been suggested as a psychological barrier to exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation and everyday physical activity (PA) in patients with heart failure (HF). We evaluated the recently developed Fear of Activity in Situations-Heart Failure (FActS-HF) questionnaire that assesses affective/cognitive fear reactions to situations of varying PA intensities. METHODS: The FActS-HF was given to 132 ambulatory patients with stable HF (67 ± 12 years, 80% men)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230479/effects-of-a-hybrid-education-programme-for-korean-mothers-of-children-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Je-Bog Yoo, Jennie C de Gagne, Seung-Hyeon S Jeong, Chan-Woo Jeong
Atopic dermatitis (AD), a common childhood skin disorder, can limit a child's learning and physical activities. South Korean mothers, as primary caregivers, experience anxiety and helplessness when caring for their ill children. The aim of this study was to develop an AD education programme (consisting of a face-to-face session followed by 8 online sessions) and evaluate its effects on anxiety, caregiving efficacy and caregiving behaviour among mothers of children with AD. Twenty mothers of patients with AD treated in a South Korean hospital received 1 on-site session and 8 weekly online modules...
December 12, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230297/from-genetics-and-epigenetics-to-the-future-of-precision-treatment-for-obesity
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REVIEW
Xulong Sun, Pengzhou Li, Xiangwu Yang, Weizheng Li, Xianjie Qiu, Shaihong Zhu
Obesity has become a major global health problem, epitomized by excess accumulation of body fat resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. The treatments for obesity range from modified nutrition and additional physical activity, to drugs or surgery. But the curative effect of each method seems to vary between individuals. With progress in the genetics and epigenetics of obesity, personalization of the clinical management of obesity may be at our doorstep. This review presents an overview of our current understanding of the genetics and epigenetics of obesity and how these findings influence responses to treatments...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229861/appetite-suppressive-role-of-medial-septal-glutamatergic-neurons
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Patrick Sweeney, Changhong Li, Yunlei Yang
Feeding behavior is controlled by diverse neurons and neural circuits primarily concentrated in the hypothalamus and hindbrain in mammals. In this study, by using chemo/optogenetic techniques along with feeding assays, we investigate how neurons within the medial septal complex (MSc), a brain area implicated in emotion and cognition, contribute to food intake. We find that chemo/optogenetic activation of MSc glutamatergic neurons profoundly reduces food intake during both light and dark periods of the rodent light cycle...
December 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229660/rationale-and-design-of-geneius-a-prospective-observational-study-on-the-genetic-and-environmental-determinants-of-body-mass-index-evolution-in-canadian-undergraduate-students
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Rita E Morassut, Christine Langlois, Akram Alyass, Adeola F Ishola, Fereshteh T Yazdi, Alexandra J Mayhew, Hudson Reddon, James MacKillop, Marie Pigeyre, David Meyre
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a global epidemic and is a risk factor for developing other comorbidities. Young adulthood is a critical period for body weight change and establishing healthy lifestyle behaviours. The 'Freshman 15' suggests that undergraduate students gain 15 lbs (6.8 kg) during their first year of university, although evidence estimates a more modest weight gain of approximately 3-5 lbs (1.4-2.3 kg). Previous studies have only investigated weight change in the first year and do not study potential risk factors...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229652/protocol-for-the-specialist-supervised-individualised-multifactorial-treatment-of-new-clinically-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-in-general-practice-ida-a-prospective-controlled-multicentre-open-label-intervention-study
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Jacob Volmer Stidsen, Jens Steen Nielsen, Jan Erik Henriksen, Søren Gunnar Friborg, Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Thomas Bastholm Olesen, Michael Hecht Olsen, Henning Beck-Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: We present the protocol for a multifactorial intervention study designed to test whether individualised treatment, based on pathophysiological phenotyping and individualised treatment goals, improves type 2 diabetes (T2D) outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will conduct a prospective controlled multicentre open-label intervention study, drawing on the longitudinal cohort of the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2). New clinically diagnosed patients with T2D in the intervention group will be assigned to receive individualised treatment by their general practitioner...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229591/clinic-versus-online-social-network-delivered-lifestyle-interventions-protocol-for-the-get-social-noninferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
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Monica L Wang, Molly E Waring, Danielle E Jake-Schoffman, Jessica L Oleski, Zachary Michaels, Jared M Goetz, Stephenie C Lemon, Yunsheng Ma, Sherry L Pagoto
BACKGROUND: Online social networks may be a promising modality to deliver lifestyle interventions by reducing cost and burden. Although online social networks have been integrated as one component of multimodality lifestyle interventions, no randomized trials to date have compared a lifestyle intervention delivered entirely via online social network with a traditional clinic-delivered intervention. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the design and methods of a noninferiority randomized controlled trial, testing (1) whether a lifestyle intervention delivered entirely through an online social network would produce weight loss that would not be appreciably worse than that induced by a traditional clinic-based lifestyle intervention among overweight and obese adults and (2) whether the former would do so at a lower cost...
December 11, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229462/regular-physical-activity-and-educational-outcomes-in-youth-a-longitudinal-study
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Katherine B Owen, Philip D Parker, Thomas Astell-Burt, Chris Lonsdale
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to determine whether longitudinal changes in accelerometer-assessed moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were associated with changes in educational outcomes (i.e., academic performance and mathematics engagement) and to examine whether the association was nonlinear. METHODS: Longitudinal data were collected from 2,194 Australian adolescents (mean age = 13.40 years, standard deviation = .73) at two time points (Term 1, 2014, and Term 2, 2015)...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229367/the-energy-cost-of-steady-state-physical-activity-in-acute-stroke
#19
Sharon Flora Kramer, Toby Cumming, Julie Bernhardt, Liam Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Cardiorespiratory fitness levels are very low after stroke, indicating that the majority of stroke survivors are unable to independently perform daily activities. Physical fitness training improves exercise capacity poststroke; however, the optimal timing and intensity of training is unclear. Understanding the energy cost of steady-state activity is necessary to guide training prescription early poststroke. We aimed to determine if acute stroke survivors can reach steady state (oxygen-uptake variability ≤2...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229271/using-metabolic-equivalents-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Barry A Franklin, Jenna Brinks, Kathy Berra, Carl J Lavie, Neil F Gordon, Laurence S Sperling
Metabolic equivalents, or METs, are routinely employed as a guide to exercise training and activity prescription and to categorize cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). There are, however, inherent limitations to the concept, as well as common misapplications. CRF and the patient's capacity for physical activity are often overestimated and underestimated, respectively. Moreover, frequently cited fitness thresholds associated with the highest and lowest mortality rates may be misleading, as these are influenced by several factors, including age and gender...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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