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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051674/mediterranean-diet-and-prevention-of-chronic-diseases
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Donato F Romagnolo, Ornella I Selmin
A large body of research data suggests that traditional dietary habits and lifestyle unique to the Mediterranean region (Mediterranean diet, MD) lower the incidence of chronic diseases and improve longevity. These data contrast with troubling statistics in the United States and other high income countries pointing to an increase in the incidence of chronic diseases and the projected explosion in cost of medical care associated with an aging population. In 2013, the MD was inscribed by UNESCO in the "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity...
September 2017: Nutrition Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051133/experiences-from-a-web-and-app-based-workplace-health-promotion-intervention-among-employees-in-the-social-and-health-care-sector-based-on-use-data-and-qualitative-interviews
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Nina Charlotte Balk-Møller, Thomas Meinert Larsen, Lotte Holm
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of Web- and app-based tools for health promotion are being developed at the moment. The ambition is generally to reach out to a larger part of the population and to help users improve their lifestyle and develop healthier habits, and thereby improve their health status. However, the positive effects are generally modest. To understand why the effects are modest, further investigation into the participants' experiences and the social aspects of using Web- and app-based health promotion tools is needed...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051014/furan-fatty-acids-beneficial-or-harmful-to-health
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REVIEW
Long Xu, Andrew J Sinclair, Muniba Faiza, Daoming Li, Xianlin Han, Huiyong Yin, Yonghua Wang
Furan fatty acids are found in plants, algae, and fish, and reported to have some positive health benefits, including anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, and inhibition of non-enzymatic lipid peroxidation. A major metabolite of furan fatty acids, 3-carboxy-4-methyl-5-propyl-2-furanpropanoic acid (CMPF), has been reported to be increased in patients who progress from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes, although CMPF is not necessarily associated with impaired glucose metabolism. Other studies report that CMPF levels are lower in subjects with diabetes than control subjects...
October 16, 2017: Progress in Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050704/patterns-of-food-avoidance-and-eating-behavior-in-women-with-fibromyalgia
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María Mar López-Rodríguez, José Granero Molina, Isabel María Fernández Medina, Cayetano Fernández Sola, Alicia Ruiz Muelle
INTRODUCTION: Fibromyalgia is a form of non-articular rheumatic disorder of unknown origin. It is characterized by widespread, chronic musculoskeletal pain. Patients with fibromyalgia suffer more frequently eating disorders, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Studies have pointed out to nutrition as a relevant factor in these patients. Some of them think that diet has an influence on fibromyalgia symptoms, and tend to adopt certain dietary patterns. This, combined with access to non-scientific information about diets and supplements, makes analysis of dietary behavior, avoidance, and restrictions particularly important...
November 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049044/the-relevance-of-healthy-diets-for-the-prevention-of-frailty-and-cognitive-impairment
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Juergen M Bauer, John E Morley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048455/improving-knowledge-and-behaviors-on-diet-and-physical-activity-in-children-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-field-trial
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G La Torre, A Mannocci, R Saulle, A Sinopoli, V D'Egidio, C Sestili, R Manfuso, D Masala
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to increase the knowledge of healthy eating, to encourage change in nutritional behavior in accordance with the Mediterranean diet and to promote physical activity in children aged 7 to 9 years and their parents in a school setting through the use of cards and board games of the project Giochiamo (Let us play). METHODS: This experimental randomized field trial enrolled children in a school setting. The trial consisted of two phases...
November 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047374/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-the-subclinical-impairments-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study-in-central-south-china
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Ya-Qin Wang, Chang-Fa Wang, Ling Zhu, Hong Yuan, Liu-Xin Wu, Zhi-Heng Chen
BACKGROUND: Ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) is related to a low cardiovascular disease risk profile. This study aimed to investigate CVH metrics with both the biomarkers and markers of subclinical impairments of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in subjects from central south China. METHODS: The ideal CVH score (non-smoking status; ideal body mass index; regular physical activity; healthy diet; and an optimal serum cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose profile; 1 point for each; total score: 0-7) was collected from 3009 participants without a history of CVDs...
October 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046646/role-of-sex-hormones-in-the-control-of-vegetative-and-metabolic-functions-of-middle-aged-women
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Vincenzo Monda, Monica Salerno, Moscatelli Fiorenzo, Ines Villano, Andrea Viggiano, Francesco Sessa, Antonio I Triggiani, Giuseppe Cibelli, Anna Valenzano, Gabriella Marsala, Christian Zammit, Maria Ruberto, Giovanni Messina, Marcellino Monda, Vincenzo De Luca, Antonietta Messina
Aims: In women's life, menopause is characterized by significant physiological changes often associated with an increase in body mass and obesity-associated sicknesses. Numerous researches described interdependencies of estrogen deficiency, aging, and resting energy expenditure (REE) downfall in the obesity correlated with the menopause. The aim of this study was to determining whether healthy, obese menopausal women underwent HRT treatment, showed changes in their REE, autonomic asset, and assessment of oxidative stress in comparison with obese pre- and post-menopausal women...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046007/-dietary-recommendations-in-metabolic-vascular-syndrome
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Katharina Lechner, Nicole Erickson, Benjamin Lechner, Florian Horn
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. Poor diet constitutes a key factor in the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease and has become the leading risk factor for disability and death worldwide. Therefore, addressing suboptimal nutrition is of key prognostic relevance in primary and secondary prevention of metabolic vascular syndrome.Metabolic vascular syndrome is a multidimensional network of acquired cardiometabolic risk factors closely related to insulin resistance (IR) and concomitant hyperinsulinemia...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044878/the-impact-of-coaches-providing-healthy-snacks-at-junior-sport-training
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Regina Belski, Kiera Staley, Stephen Keenan, Anne Skiadopoulos, Erica Randle, Alex Donaldson, Paul O'Halloran, Pam Kappelides, Stacey O'Neil, Matthew Nicholson
OBJECTIVE: Sports clubs provide an opportunity to tackle childhood obesity rates through targeted interventions. Our study aimed to investigate if coaches providing healthy snacks to participants before junior netball sessions at five clubs in Melbourne, Australia, increased consumption of healthy foods and influenced coach perceptions of participants' attention/participation levels. METHODS: Coaches provided healthy snacks to participants before each netball session for one school term...
October 18, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044182/long-term-intake-of-pasta-containing-barley-1-3-beta-d-glucan-increases-neovascularization-mediated-cardioprotection-through-endothelial-upregulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-parkin
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Valentina Casieri, Marco Matteucci, Claudia Cavallini, Milena Torti, Michele Torelli, Vincenzo Lionetti
Barley (1-3)β-D-Glucan (BBG) enhances angiogenesis. Since pasta is very effective in providing a BBG-enriched diet, we hypothesized that the intake of pasta containing 3% BBG (P-BBG) induces neovascularization-mediated cardioprotection. Healthy adult male C57BL/6 mice fed P-BBG (n = 15) or wheat pasta (Control, n = 15) for five-weeks showed normal glucose tolerance and cardiac function. With a food intake similar to the Control, P-BBG mice showed a 109% survival rate (P < 0.01 vs. Control) after cardiac ischemia (30 min)/reperfusion (60 min) injury...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042759/early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-update-and-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Alfredo García-Layana, Francisco Cabrera-López, José García-Arumí, Lluís Arias-Barquet, José M Ruiz-Moreno
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible central vision loss in developed countries. With the aging of population, AMD will become globally an increasingly important and prevalent disease worldwide. It is a complex disease whose etiology is associated with both genetic and environmental risk factors. An extensive decline in the quality of life and progressive need of daily living assistance resulting from AMD among those most severely affected highlights the essential role of preventive strategies, particularly advising patients to quit smoking...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042402/ginsenoside-rg3-ameliorated-hfd-induced-hepatic-steatosis-through-downregulation-of-stat5-ppar%C3%AE
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Jin-Bong Lee, Sung-Jin Yoon, Sang-Hyun Lee, Moo-Seung Lee, Haiyoung Jung, Tae-Don Kim, Suk Ran Yoon, Inpyo Choi, Ik-Soo Kim, Su Wol Chung, Hee Gu Lee, Jeong-Ki Min, Young-Jun Park
Healthy expansion of adipose tissue maintains metabolic homeostasis by storing excess chemical energy in increased fat mass. The STAT5-PPAR gamma pathway reportedly regulates adipocyte differentiation, lipid metabolism and adipogenesis. Ginsenoside Rg3 is one of the diverse groups of steroidal saponins, the major active components of ginseng, which have demonstrated pharmacological properties. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic effects of ginsenoside Rg3 under pathological conditions in vitro and in vivo We examined the effects of ginsenoside Rg3 on glucose level, insulin sensitivity and lipogenesis in high-fat diet-fed C57BL/6 mice...
December 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042344/mommio-s-recipe-box-assessment-of-the-cooking-habits-of-mothers-of-preschoolers-and-their-perceptions-of-recipes-for-a-video-game
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Maciel Ugalde, Leah Brand, Alicia Beltran, Hafza Dadabhoy, Tzu-An Chen, Teresia M O'Connor, Sheryl O Hughes, Tom Baranowski, Richard Buday, Theresa A Nicklas, Janice Baranowski
BACKGROUND: Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet because they help prevent several chronic diseases. Mothers of preschoolers reported difficulty getting their young children to eat vegetables, and many did not know how to cook child-pleasing recipes. OBJECTIVE: The cooking habits of mothers of preschoolers, their perceptions of recipes designed for their children, and the involvement of their children in food preparation were assessed to inform a food parenting video game called Mommio...
October 17, 2017: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041899/how-effective-are-family-based-and-institutional-nutrition-interventions-in-improving-children-s-diet-and-health-a-systematic-review
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Andrew P Black, Katina D'Onise, Robyn McDermott, Hassan Vally, Kerin O'Dea
BACKGROUND: Effective strategies to improve dietary intake in young children are a priority to reduce the high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases in adulthood. This study aimed to assess the impact of family-based and school/preschool nutrition programs on the health of children aged 12 or younger, including the sustainability of these impacts and the relevance to socio-economic inequalities. METHODS: A systematic review of literature published from 1980 to December 2014 was undertaken...
October 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040837/grape-intake-reduces-thrombin-generation-and-enhances-plasma-fibrinolysis-potential-role-of-circulating-procoagulant-microparticles
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Concetta T Ammollo, Fabrizio Semeraro, Rosa Anna Milella, Donato Antonacci, Nicola Semeraro, Mario Colucci
Phytochemicals contained in grapes down-regulate several prothrombotic pathways in vitro. We evaluated the effect of grape consumption on coagulation and fibrinolysis in healthy volunteers. Thirty subjects were enrolled: 20 were given grape (5 g/kg body weight/day for 3 weeks), while 10 served as controls. Blood samples were taken at baseline (T0), at the end of the grape diet (T1) and after 4-week wash-out (T2). Grape intake caused a significant decrease of the procoagulant and inflammatory responses of whole blood and/or mononuclear cells to bacterial lipopolysaccharide at both T1 and T2...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039796/development-and-validation-of-the-celiac-disease-children-s-activities-report-cd-chart-for-promoting-self-management-among-children-and-adolescents
#17
Sonya Meyer, Sara Rosenblum
Adherence to a restrictive gluten-free diet is the only known treatment for celiac disease (CD). Children and adolescents with CD encounter challenges while managing the diet in daily activities. Understanding their participation characteristics is lacking. The aim was to describe the development and validation process of the Celiac Disease-Children's Activities Report (CD-Chart). The final CD-Chart includes nine food-related activities that are measured by six core dimensions: frequency, preference, preparation, involvement, help, and self-determination...
October 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038988/can-the-gastrointestinal-microbiota-be-modulated-by-dietary-fibre-to-treat-obesity
#18
H C Davis
Recent research suggests that the human gastrointestinal microbiota is greatly involved in yielding, storing and expending energy from the diet; therefore, it may be a further factor in linking diet to obesity. The gut microbial composition is affected by diet throughout the human lifespan, and is highly dynamic and efficient in response to dietary alterations in particular to dietary fibre intake. Short-chained fatty acids (SCFA) are the bi-product of fibre fermentation and have both obesogenic and anti-obesogenic properties...
October 16, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038723/survey-of-awareness-of-diabetes-mellitus-among-the-arar-population-northern-border-region-of-saudi-arabia
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Aseel Menwer Alanazi, Nagah Mohamed Abo El-Fetoh, Hanan Khalid Alotaibi, Khalid Ayed Alanazi, Banan Khalid Alotaibi, Sultan Majed Alshammari, Saud Rteamy Alanazi, Meshari Dalaf Alhazmi, Yousef Talal Alshammari, Zaid Qati Alshammari
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most widely prevalent diseases in Saudi Arabia. Health education is considered an essential component to improve knowledge and change behavior. People affected by diabetes often have inadequate knowledge about the nature of diabetes, its risk factors and associated complication. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of the Arar population with various aspects of diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in Arar city, the capital of the Northern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038285/metabolic-effects-of-diet-and-exercise-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-ckd-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
T Alp Ikizler, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Charles Ellis, Samuel A E Headley, Katherine Tuttle, Richard J Wood, Elizabeth Elspeth Evans, Charles M Milch, Kelsey Anne Moody, Michael Germain, Chutatip Limkunakul, Aihua Bian, Thomas G Stewart, Jonathan Himmelfarb
CKD is steadily increasing along with obesity worldwide. Furthermore, obesity is a proinflammatory risk factor for progression of CKD and cardiovascular disease. We tested the hypothesis that implementation of caloric restriction and aerobic exercise is feasible and can improve the proinflammatory metabolic milieu in patients with moderate to severe CKD through a pilot, randomized, 2×2 factorial design trial. Of 122 participants consented, 111 were randomized to receive caloric restriction and aerobic exercise, caloric restriction alone, aerobic exercise alone, or usual care...
October 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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