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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728772/implementing-a-mediterranean-style-diet-outside-the-mediterranean-region
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REVIEW
Karen J Murphy, Natalie Parletta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Populations surrounding the Mediterranean basin have traditionally reaped health benefits from a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet), which may benefit Westernized countries plagued by chronic disease. But is it feasible to implement beyond the Mediterranean? To answer this question, we present evidence from randomized controlled trials that achieved high dietary compliance rates with subsequent physical and mental health benefits. RECENT FINDINGS: In the 1960s, the Seven Countries Study identified dietary qualities of Mediterranean populations associated with healthy aging and longevity...
May 4, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444805/a-reassessment-of-genes-modulating-aging-in-mice-using-demographic-measurements-of-the-rate-of-aging
#2
João Pedro de Magalhães, Louise Thompson, Izabella de Lima, Dale Gaskill, Xiaoyu Li, Daniel Thornton, Chenhao Yang, Daniel Palmer
Many studies have reported genetic interventions that have an effect on mouse life span; however, it is crucial to discriminate between manipulations of aging and aging-independent causes of life extension. Here, we used the Gompertz equation to determine whether previously reported aging-related mouse genes statistically affect the demographic rate of aging. Of 30 genetic manipulations previously reported to extend life span, for only two we found evidence of retarding demographic aging: Cisd2 and hMTH1 Of 24 genetic manipulations reported to shorten life span and induce premature aging features, we found evidence of five accelerating demographic aging: Casp2 , Fn1 , IKK -β, JunD , and Stub1 Overall, our reassessment found that only 15% of the genetic manipulations analyzed significantly affected the demographic rate of aging as predicted, suggesting that a relatively small proportion of interventions affecting longevity do so by regulating the rate of aging...
April 2018: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391776/efficacy-and-side-effects-of-intravenous-theophylline-in-acute-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Gulixian Mahemuti, Hui Zhang, Jing Li, Nueramina Tieliwaerdi, Lili Ren
Background and objective: Theophylline has been used for decades to treat both acute and chronic asthma. Despite its longevity in the practitioner's formulary, no detailed meta-analysis has been performed to determine the conditions, including concomitant medications, under which theophylline should be used for acute exacerbations of asthma. We aimed to quantify the usefulness and side effects of theophylline with or without ethylene diamine (aminophylline) in acute asthma, with particular emphasis on patient subgroups, such as children, adults, and concomitant medications...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030599/genome-wide-meta-analysis-associates-hla-dqa1-drb1-and-lpa-and-lifestyle-factors-with-human-longevity
#4
Peter K Joshi, Nicola Pirastu, Katherine A Kentistou, Krista Fischer, Edith Hofer, Katharina E Schraut, David W Clark, Teresa Nutile, Catriona L K Barnes, Paul R H J Timmers, Xia Shen, Ilaria Gandin, Aaron F McDaid, Thomas Folkmann Hansen, Scott D Gordon, Franco Giulianini, Thibaud S Boutin, Abdel Abdellaoui, Wei Zhao, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Traci M Bartz, Stella Trompet, Leslie A Lange, Laura Raffield, Ashley van der Spek, Tessel E Galesloot, Petroula Proitsi, Lisa R Yanek, Lawrence F Bielak, Antony Payton, Federico Murgia, Maria Pina Concas, Ginevra Biino, Salman M Tajuddin, Ilkka Seppälä, Najaf Amin, Eric Boerwinkle, Anders D Børglum, Archie Campbell, Ellen W Demerath, Ilja Demuth, Jessica D Faul, Ian Ford, Alessandro Gialluisi, Martin Gögele, MariaElisa Graff, Aroon Hingorani, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, David M Hougaard, Mikko A Hurme, M Arfan Ikram, Marja Jylhä, Diana Kuh, Lannie Ligthart, Christina M Lill, Ulman Lindenberger, Thomas Lumley, Reedik Mägi, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Sarah E Medland, Lili Milani, Reka Nagy, William E R Ollier, Patricia A Peyser, Peter P Pramstaller, Paul M Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Daniela Ruggiero, Yasaman Saba, Reinhold Schmidt, Helena Schmidt, P Eline Slagboom, Blair H Smith, Jennifer A Smith, Nona Sotoodehnia, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Frank J A van Rooij, André L Verbeek, Sita H Vermeulen, Peter Vollenweider, Yunpeng Wang, Thomas Werge, John B Whitfield, Alan B Zonderman, Terho Lehtimäki, Michele K Evans, Mario Pirastu, Christian Fuchsberger, Lars Bertram, Neil Pendleton, Sharon L R Kardia, Marina Ciullo, Diane M Becker, Andrew Wong, Bruce M Psaty, Cornelia M van Duijn, James G Wilson, J Wouter Jukema, Lambertus Kiemeney, André G Uitterlinden, Nora Franceschini, Kari E North, David R Weir, Andres Metspalu, Dorret I Boomsma, Caroline Hayward, Daniel Chasman, Nicholas G Martin, Naveed Sattar, Harry Campbell, Tōnu Esko, Zoltán Kutalik, James F Wilson
Genomic analysis of longevity offers the potential to illuminate the biology of human aging. Here, using genome-wide association meta-analysis of 606,059 parents' survival, we discover two regions associated with longevity (HLA-DQA1/DRB1 and LPA). We also validate previous suggestions that APOE, CHRNA3/5, CDKN2A/B, SH2B3 and FOXO3A influence longevity. Next we show that giving up smoking, educational attainment, openness to new experience and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels are most positively genetically correlated with lifespan while susceptibility to coronary artery disease (CAD), cigarettes smoked per day, lung cancer, insulin resistance and body fat are most negatively correlated...
October 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983503/alzheimer-s-disease-genetic-risk-variants-beyond-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-predict-mortality
#5
Jesse Mez, Jessica R Marden, Shubhabrata Mukherjee, Stefan Walter, Laura E Gibbons, Alden L Gross, Laura B Zahodne, Paola Gilsanz, Paul Brewster, Kwangsik Nho, Paul K Crane, Eric B Larson, M Maria Glymour
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that, like apolipoprotein E ( APOE ), other late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) genetic susceptibility loci predict mortality. METHODS: We used a weighted genetic risk score (GRS) from 21 non- APOE LOAD risk variants to predict survival in the Adult Changes in Thought and the Health and Retirement Studies. We meta-analyzed hazard ratios and examined models adjusted for cognitive performance or limited to participants with dementia...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760659/no-causal-association-between-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-features-of-skin-aging-evidence-from-a-bidirectional-mendelian-randomization-study
#6
REVIEW
Raymond Noordam, Merel A Hamer, Luba M Pardo, Tamara van der Nat, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Manfred Kayser, P Eline Slagboom, André Uitterlinden, M Carola Zillikens, Marian Beekman, Tamar Nijsten, Diana van Heemst, David A Gunn
Data from in vitro experiments suggest that vitamin D reduces the rate of skin aging, whereas population studies suggest the opposite, most likely due to confounding by UV exposure. We investigated whether there are causal associations between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and features of skin aging in a bidirectional Mendelian randomization study. In the Rotterdam Study (N = 3,831; 58.2% women, median age 66.5 years) and Leiden Longevity Study (N = 661; 50.5% women, median age 63.1 years), facial skin aging features (perceived age, wrinkling, pigmented spots) were assessed either manually or digitally...
November 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689042/historical-demography-and-longevity-genetics-back-to-the-future
#7
REVIEW
Niels van den Berg, Marian Beekman, Ken Robert Smith, Angelique Janssens, Pieternella Eline Slagboom
Research into the genetic component of human longevity can provide important insights in mechanisms that may protect against age-related diseases and multi-morbidity. Thus far only a limited number of robust longevity loci have been detected in either candidate or genome wide association studies. One of the issues in these genetic studies is the definition of the trait being either lifespan, including any age at death or longevity, i.e. survival above a diverse series of thresholds. Likewise heritability and segregation research have conflated lifespan with longevity...
September 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677343/variations-of-leaf-longevity-in-tropical-moist-forests-predicted-by-a-trait-driven-carbon-optimality-model
#8
LETTER
Xiangtao Xu, David Medvigy, Stuart Joseph Wright, Kaoru Kitajima, Jin Wu, Loren P Albert, Giordane A Martins, Scott R Saleska, Stephen W Pacala
Leaf longevity (LL) varies more than 20-fold in tropical evergreen forests, but it remains unclear how to capture these variations using predictive models. Current theories of LL that are based on carbon optimisation principles are challenging to quantitatively assess because of uncertainty across species in the 'ageing rate:' the rate at which leaf photosynthetic capacity declines with age. Here, we present a meta-analysis of 49 species across temperate and tropical biomes, demonstrating that the ageing rate of photosynthetic capacity is positively correlated with the mass-based carboxylation rate of mature leaves...
September 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182738/tropical-anurans-mature-early-and-die-young-evidence-from-eight-afromontane-hyperolius-species-and-a-meta-analysis
#9
Ulrich Sinsch, Jonas Maximilian Dehling
Age- and size-related life-history traits of anuran amphibians are thought to vary systematically with latitude and altitude. Because the available data base is strongly biased towards temperate-zone species, we provide new estimates on eight afrotropical Reed Frog species. A meta-analysis of the demographic traits in 44 tropical anuran species aims to test for the predicted clinal variation and to contrast results with variation detected in temperate-zone species. The small-sized reed frogs reach sexual maturity during the first or second year of life, but longevity does not exceed three to four years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160225/planning-skills-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-across-the-lifespan-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
#10
Linda M E Olde Dubbelink, Hilde M Geurts
Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are thought to encounter planning difficulties, but experimental research regarding the mastery of planning in ASD is inconsistent. By means of a meta-analysis of 50 planning studies with a combined sample size of 1755 individuals with and 1642 without ASD, we aim to determine whether planning difficulties do exist and which factors contribute to this. Planning problems were evident in individuals with ASD (Hedges'g = 0.52), even when taking publication bias into account (Hedges'g = 0...
April 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143747/limitations-and-risks-of-meta-analyses-of-longevity-studies
#11
REVIEW
Paola Sebastiani, Harold Bae, Anastasia Gurinovich, Mette Soerensen, Annibale Puca, Thomas T Perls
Searching for genetic determinants of human longevity has been challenged by the rarity of data sets with large numbers of individuals who have reached extreme old age, inconsistent definitions of the phenotype, and the difficulty of defining appropriate controls. Meta-analysis - a statistical method to summarize results from different studies - has become a common tool in genetic epidemiology to accrue large sample sizes for powerful genetic association studies. In conducting a meta-analysis of studies of human longevity however, particular attention must be made to the definition of cases and controls (including their health status) and on the effect of possible confounders such as sex and ethnicity upon the genetic effect to be estimated...
July 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100865/investigation-of-the-5q33-3-longevity-locus-and-age-related-phenotypes
#12
Marianne Nygaard, Mikael Thinggaard, Kaare Christensen, Lene Christiansen
A large meta-analysis recently found the 5q33.3 locus to be associated with survival to ≥ 90 years and lower all-cause mortality, thus suggesting it as a third human longevity locus alongside APOE and FOXO3A . The 5q33.3 locus has previously been associated with blood pressure regulation and cardiovascular diseases in middle-aged individuals. However, part of the influence on mortality appears to be independent of cardiovascular phenotypes, and the role of the 5q33.3 locus in longevity and survival is therefore still partly unknown...
January 13, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080542/general-health-checks-for-adults-fail-to-improve-their-wellbeing-or-longevity
#13
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A meta-analysis of the evidence by Cochrane researchers has concluded that general health checks - such as those introduced in the UK in 2009 for adults aged 40 to 74 years - are unlikely to be beneficial.
November 21, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717308/the-effect-of-dietary-restriction-on-reproduction-a-meta-analytic-perspective
#14
REVIEW
Joshua P Moatt, Shinichi Nakagawa, Malgorzata Lagisz, Craig A Walling
BACKGROUND: Dietary restriction (DR), a reduction in the amount of food or particular nutrients eaten, is the most consistent environmental manipulation to extend lifespan and protect against age related diseases. Current evolutionary theory explains this effect as a shift in the resolution of the trade-off between lifespan and reproduction. However, recent studies have questioned the role of reproduction in mediating the effect of DR on longevity and no study has quantitatively investigated the effect of DR on reproduction across species...
October 7, 2016: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707806/replication-of-genome-wide-association-study-findings-of-longevity-in-white-african-american-and-hispanic-women-the-women-s-health-initiative
#15
Aladdin H Shadyab, Charles Kooperberg, Alexander P Reiner, Sonia Jain, JoAnn E Manson, Chancellor Hohensee, Caroline A Macera, Richard A Shaffer, Linda C Gallo, Andrea Z LaCroix
Background: No study has evaluated whether genetic factors are associated with longevity in African Americans or Hispanics, and it is unclear whether genetic factors are associated with healthy aging. Methods: In this prospective study, we determined whether 14 genetic variants previously associated with longevity in genome-wide association studies were associated with survival to ages 85 and 90 in 11,053 postmenopausal white, African American, and Hispanic women from the Women's Health Initiative...
October 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594093/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-longevity-of-anterior-and-posterior-all-ceramic-crowns
#16
REVIEW
Vatche Kassardjian, Sachin Varma, Manoharan Andiappan, Nico H J Creugers, David Bartlett
BACKGROUND: Clinical experience suggests that there is a difference in survival between anterior and posterior all ceramic restorations. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review compared the difference in survival for full coverage all-ceramic materials used in adults to restore anterior or posterior vital teeth, not involved with fixed dental prostheses, but opposed by teeth. DATA AND SOURCES: Searches using Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, including hand searches, with the inclusion criteria containing all-ceramic full coverage crowns in human adults over 17 years of age, prospective and retrospective studies, opposed by teeth, periodontal pocketing ≤5mm, but not involving implant supported crowns or non-vital teeth...
December 2016: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449836/longevity-of-self-etch-dentin-bonding-adhesives-compared-to-etch-and-rinse-dentin-bonding-adhesives-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Nader Masarwa, Ahmed Mohamed, Iyad Abou-Rabii, Rawan Abu Zaghlan, Liviu Steier
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to compare longevity of Self-Etch Dentin Bonding Adhesives to Etch-and-Rinse Dentin Bonding Adhesives. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The following databases were searched for PubMed, MEDLINE, Web of Science, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library complemented by a manual search of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry. The MESH keywords used were: "etch and rinse," "total etch," "self-etch," "dentin bonding agent," "bond durability," and "bond degradation...
June 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27329260/genomewide-meta-analysis-identifies-loci-associated-with-igf-i-and-igfbp-3-levels-with-impact-on-age-related-traits
#18
Alexander Teumer, Qibin Qi, Maria Nethander, Hugues Aschard, Stefania Bandinelli, Marian Beekman, Sonja I Berndt, Martin Bidlingmaier, Linda Broer, Anne Cappola, Gian Paolo Ceda, Stephen Chanock, Ming-Huei Chen, Tai C Chen, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Jonathan Chung, Fabiola Del Greco Miglianico, Joel Eriksson, Luigi Ferrucci, Nele Friedrich, Carsten Gnewuch, Mark O Goodarzi, Niels Grarup, Tingwei Guo, Elke Hammer, Richard B Hayes, Andrew A Hicks, Albert Hofman, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, Frank Hu, David J Hunter, Lise L Husemoen, Aaron Isaacs, Kevin B Jacobs, Joop A M J L Janssen, John-Olov Jansson, Nico Jehmlich, Simon Johnson, Anders Juul, Magnus Karlsson, Tuomas O Kilpelainen, Peter Kovacs, Peter Kraft, Chao Li, Allan Linneberg, Yongmei Liu, Ruth J F Loos, Mattias Lorentzon, Yingchang Lu, Marcello Maggio, Reedik Magi, James Meigs, Dan Mellström, Matthias Nauck, Anne B Newman, Michael N Pollak, Peter P Pramstaller, Inga Prokopenko, Bruce M Psaty, Martin Reincke, Eric B Rimm, Jerome I Rotter, Aude Saint Pierre, Claudia Schurmann, Sudha Seshadri, Klara Sjögren, P Eline Slagboom, Howard D Strickler, Michael Stumvoll, Yousin Suh, Qi Sun, Cuilin Zhang, Johan Svensson, Toshiko Tanaka, Archana Tare, Anke Tönjes, Hae-Won Uh, Cornelia M van Duijn, Diana van Heemst, Liesbeth Vandenput, Ramachandran S Vasan, Uwe Völker, Sara M Willems, Claes Ohlsson, Henri Wallaschofski, Robert C Kaplan
The growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis can be manipulated in animal models to promote longevity, and IGF-related proteins including IGF-I and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) have also been implicated in risk of human diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Through genomewide association study of up to 30 884 adults of European ancestry from 21 studies, we confirmed and extended the list of previously identified loci associated with circulating IGF-I and IGFBP-3 concentrations (IGF1, IGFBP3, GCKR, TNS3, GHSR, FOXO3, ASXL2, NUBP2/IGFALS, SORCS2, and CELSR2)...
October 2016: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207347/do-biologics-protect-patients-with-psoriasis-from-myocardial-infarction-a-retrospective-cohort
#19
Wayne P Gulliver, Shane Randell, Susanne Gulliver, Sean Connors, Hervé Bachelez, Don MacDonald, Neil Gladney, Andrea Morrissey, Patrick Fleming
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disorder that affects approximately 2% to 3% of the population, which translates to 17 million in North America and Europe and approximately 170 million people worldwide. Although psoriasis can occur at any age, most cases develop before age 40 years. Some larger studies have noted bimodal age at onset with the first peak occurring at approximately age 30 years and the second peak at around 55 to 60 years, but most patients have a younger age of onset (15-30 years)...
November 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27154906/exome-wide-association-study-identifies-clec3b-missense-variant-p-s106g-as-being-associated-with-extreme-longevity-in-east-asian-populations
#20
Kumpei Tanisawa, Yasumichi Arai, Nobuyoshi Hirose, Hiroshi Shimokata, Yoshiji Yamada, Hisashi Kawai, Motonaga Kojima, Shuichi Obuchi, Hirohiko Hirano, Hideyo Yoshida, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Kazushige Ihara, Maki Sugaya, Tomio Arai, Seijiro Mori, Motoji Sawabe, Noriko Sato, Masaaki Muramatsu, Mitsuru Higuchi, Yao-Wen Liu, Qing-Peng Kong, Masashi Tanaka
Life span is a complex trait regulated by multiple genetic and environmental factors; however, the genetic determinants of extreme longevity have been largely unknown. To identify the functional coding variants associated with extreme longevity, we performed an exome-wide association study (EWAS) on a Japanese population by using an Illumina HumanExome Beadchip and a focused replication study on a Chinese population. The EWAS on two independent Japanese cohorts consisting of 530 nonagenarians/centenarians demonstrated that the G allele of CLEC3B missense variant p...
March 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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