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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243265/what-motivates-men-to-donate-blood-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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A Carver, K Chell, T E Davison, B M Masser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Effective recruitment and retention of male donors are vital for the ongoing provision of blood products. Compared with females, male donors are less likely to be medically deferred or experience vasovagal reactions and are typically preferred for plasmapheresis donation in voluntary non-remunerated settings. However, females outnumber males among donors aged under 40 years. This systematic review aimed to synthesize evidence and identify key motivators for blood donation among males to inform targeted recruitment/retention campaigns...
December 15, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242183/frequency-of-a-diagnosis-of-glaucoma-in-individuals-who-consume-coffee-tea-and-or-soft-drinks
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Connie M Wu, Annie M Wu, Victoria L Tseng, Fei Yu, Anne L Coleman
AIMS: To evaluate the association between consumption of coffee, tea or soft drinks, and glaucoma in the participants of the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). METHODS: The exposures of interest of this retrospective cross-sectional study were caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, iced tea, hot tea and soft drinks. The outcome of interest was a clinical diagnosis of glaucoma based on the Rotterdam criteria. Analysis of the correlation between the frequency of consumption of each type of beverage and glaucoma was performed using logistic regression modelling while controlling for age, body mass index, gender, ethnicity, smoking status and diabetes...
December 14, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238490/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-among-population-of-arar-city-northern-saudi-arabia
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Anwar Matar Alsulobi, Nagah Mohamed Abo El-Fetoh, Sara Ghazi Eid Alenezi, Razan Ahmed Alanazi, Rawan Hamdan Salem Alenazy, Fryail Aied Lafi Alenzy, Amthal Alturqi Alenzi, Aisha Melfy Al Hazmy, Kholoud Obeid Albathaly, Rehab Jazem Fattal Alruwaili, Ibtisam Matan Alanazi, Ebtihal Ahmad Ali Alghamdi, Maryam Saeed Alanazi, Najah Owaed Aienzi
Background: During the recent decade, several studies about prevalence of symptom-based GERD have revealed increase of its prevalence. In addition to the highly disturbing typical symptoms, it has a series of known consequences and may affect the quality of life. Objective: To determine the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as their main characteristics and risk factors among the population of Arar City, Northern Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on a sample of 302 individuals from population of Arar city from October 01, 2016 to May 30, 2017, using a researcher made questionnaire and checklist...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236860/scale-insects-hemiptera-coccoidea-associated-with-arabica-coffee-and-geographical-distribution-in-the-neotropical-region
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Maurício J Fornazier, David S Martins, Maria Cristina G DE Willink, Victor D Pirovani, Paulo S F Ferreira, José C Zanuncio
Coffee is one of the most important Brazilian agricultural commodities exported, and Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States are the main coffee producers. Scale insects are important coffee pests, and 73 species of Cerococcidae (3), Coccidae (18), Diaspididae (6), Eriococcidae (1), Ortheziidae (3), Pseudococcidae (21), Putoidae (2) and Rhizoecidae (19) have been associated with roots, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits of Arabica coffee in the Neotropics. Eight species were found associated with Arabica coffee in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States in this study, and Coccidae was the most frequent family...
December 11, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236720/topical-use-and-systemic-action-of-green-and-roasted-coffee-oils-and-ground-oils-in-a-cutaneous-incision-model-in-rats-rattus-norvegicus-albinus
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Bruno Grosselli Lania, Joseane Morari, Aglécio Luis de Souza, Marilene Neves da Silva, Amanda Roberta de Almeida, Gislaine Veira-Damiani, Sarah Monte Alegre, Carlos Lenz César, Lício Augusto Velloso, Maria Letícia Cintra, Nilson Borlina Maia, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho
INTRODUCTION: Wounds are a common health problem. Coffee is widely consumed and its oil contains essential fatty acids. We evaluated the local (skin) and systemic effects associated with the topical use of coffee oils in rats. METHODS: Punch skin wounds (6 mm) incisions were generated on the backs of 75 rats. Saline (SS), mineral oil (MO), green coffee oil (GCO), roasted coffee oil (RCO), green coffee ground oil (GCGO) or roasted coffee ground oil (RCGO) were topically applied to the wounds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236123/converting-colour-to-length-based-on-the-coffee-ring-effect-for-quantitative-immunoassays-using-a-ruler-as-readout
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Dagan Zhang, Bingbing Gao, Yangtian Chen, Hong Liu
We report a method for converting the colorimetric results of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) into length based on the coffee-ring effect, so that the quantitative detection of analytes can be carried out simply using a ruler. The influence of the shape and lamination of the paper strip on the test results is studied. As a demonstration, human IgG is quantitatively analyzed. It is found that the width of the colored stains correlates with the concentration of the analyte which can be measured for quantitative analysis...
December 13, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235697/remote-sampling-mass-spectrometry-for-dry-samples-sheath-flow-probe-electrospray-ionization-pesi-using-a-gel-loading-tip-inserted-with-an-acupuncture-needle
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Dilshadbek T Usmanov, Khatam B Ashurov, Satoshi Ninomiya, Kenzo Hiraoka, Hiroshi Wada, Hiroshi Nakano, Masaya Matsumura, Sachiyo Sanada-Morimura, Hiroshi Nonami
RATIONALE: Probe electrospray ionization (PESI) is only applicable to liquid or wet samples. In this study, a sheath-flow PESI method for remote sampling mass spectrometry that can be applied to dry samples was developed. METHODS: An acupuncture needle (0.12 mm outer diameter, 700 nm tip diameter) was inserted into a gel-loading tip with a 0.1 mm protrusion out of the tip. Analytes were extracted by filling the latter tip with solvent and softly touching the sample surface for a short time (<1 s)...
December 13, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234340/influence-of-environmental-conditions-and-genetic-background-of-arabica-coffee-c-arabica-l-on-leaf-rust-hemileia-vastatrix-pathogenesis
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Lucile Toniutti, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Hervé Etienne, Claudine Campa, Sylvie Doulbeau, Laurent Urban, Charles Lambot, Juan-Carlos H Pinilla, Benoît Bertrand
Global warming is a major threat to agriculture worldwide. Between 2008 and 2013, some coffee producing countries in South and Central America suffered from severe epidemics of coffee leaf rust (CLR), resulting in high economic losses with social implications for coffee growers. The climatic events not only favored the development of the pathogen but also affected the physiological status of the coffee plant. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate how the physiological status of the coffee plant modified by different environmental conditions impact on the pathogenesis of CLR and to identify indicators of the physiological status able to predict rust incidence...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233502/is-there-an-association-between-artificial-sweetener-consumption-and-in-vitro-reproduction-outcomes
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Amanda Souza Setti, Daniela Paes de Almeida Ferreira Braga, Gabriela Halpern, Rita de Cássia S Figueira, Assumpto Iaconelli, Edson Borges
Previous studies have suggested an association between high intake of sweetened beverages and a number of adverse health outcomes. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated the association between daily consumption of sweetened soft drinks or coffee and the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment. Patients (n = 524) were interviewed by a nutritionist before ICSI treatment, using a food frequency questionnaire. Regression analysis showed that consumption of ≥3 servings of regular soft drinks or any amount of diet soft drinks was associated with oocyte dysmorphism, diminished embryo quality on days 2 and 3 of culture, and a mild effect on blastocyst formation, implantation and pregnancy rate...
November 28, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232928/beverage-consumption-patterns-among-overweight-and-obese-african-american-women
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Terryl J Hartman, Regine Haardörfer, Brenda M Greene, Shruti Parulekar, Michelle C Kegler
The goal of this research was to assess patterns of beverage consumption and the contribution of total beverages and classes of beverages to overall energy intake and weight status. We conducted an analysis in a community-based study of 280 low-income overweight and obese African American women residing in the rural South. Participants provided baseline data including demographic characteristics, weight and two 24-h food and beverage dietary recalls. Mean energy intake from beverages was approximately 273 ± 192 kcal/day or 18...
December 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231782/akin10-activity-as-a-cellular-link-between-metabolism-and-circadian-clock-entrainment-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Alfredo Sánchez-Villarreal, Amanda M Davis, Seth J Davis
AKIN10, the catalytic subunit of the Snf1 (sucrose non-fermenting 1)-related kinase 1 (SnRK1) complex, acts as an energy sensor in plants. We showed that AKIN10-induced expression affects the pace of the circadian clock and particularly the phase of expression of GIGANTEA (GI). The AKIN10 effect on period length required TIME FOR COFFEE (TIC), a circadian-clock component with developmental and metabolic roles. Here we expand on the possible interactions between AKIN10, whose activity is involved in transcriptional reprogramming, and clock elements GI and TIC...
December 12, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230816/how-grinding-levels-and-brewing-methods-espresso-american-turkish-could-affect-the-antioxidant-activity-and-bioactive-compounds-in-a-coffee-cup
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Antonio Derossi, Ilde Ricci, Rossella Caporizzi, Anna Fiore, Carla Severini
BACKGROUND: Depending on geographical origins and cultural traditions, different brewing procedures are used all over the world to prepare a coffee cup. In this work, we explored as three grinding levels of coffee powder and three coffee preparation methods such as by filtration (American), by boiling (Turkish) and by extraction under pressure (Espresso) affect healthy compounds and physicochemical attributes in coffee cup served to consumers. RESULTS: the grinding level slightly affects the quality of coffees, while the preparation methods significantly influenced all in-cup attributes...
December 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230348/a-randomized-two-way-crossover-study-to-evaluate-the-pharmacokinetics-of-caffeine-delivered-using-caffeinated-chewing-gum-versus-a-marketed-caffeinated-beverage-in-healthy-adult-volunteers
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Paul Sadek, Xiao Pan, Phil Shepherd, Elise Malandain, John Carney, Hugh Coleman
Background: This study was conducted to compare the pharmacokinetics of caffeine delivered using caffeinated chewing gum to that delivered using a marketed caffeinated beverage (instant coffee) in 16 healthy adult volunteers. Materials and Methods: This was a controlled open-label, randomized, two-period crossover study. Caffeinated chewing gum and a serving of instant coffee, each containing ∼50 mg caffeine, were administered with blood samples collected before and up to 24 hours after administration starts...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Caffeine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227535/antidiabetic-and-lipid-lowering-effects-of-the-polyphenol-extracts-from-the-leaves-of-clausena-lansium-lour-skeels-on-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Fansheng Kong, Zhipeng Su, Xiaoming Guo, Feng Zeng, Yongguang Bi
Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels (Wampee) is widely grown in China and considered as a healthy fruit. Its leaves are also considered as traditional herbs. This study analyzed polyphenol compounds in polyphenol extracts of the leaves C. lansium (lour.) Skeels (PEL) and investigated the protective effect of PEL against hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia in T2DM rats. The result showed that PEL is composed mainly of gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, coffee acid, ferulic acid, and rutin. PEL could obviously relieve some symptoms of T2DM rats, including emaciation, hyperhidrosis, polyphagia, diuresis, liver swelling, kidney, and pancreas hypertrophy, as well as reduce fasting blood glucose...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225318/caffeine-stimulated-intestinal-epithelial-cells-suppress-lipid-accumulation-in-adipocytes
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Takakazu Mitani, Tomoya Nagano, Kiyonari Harada, Yoko Yamashita, Hitoshi Ashida
Caffeine is a methylxanthine derived from plant foods such as coffee beans and tea leaves, and has multiple biological activities against physiological response and several diseases. Although there are some reports about the direct effect of caffeine against anti-lipid accumulation in vitro, the effect of caffeine on lipid accumulation in adipocytes through stimulating intestinal epithelial cells is unknown. Since direct treatment with caffeine to 3T3-L1 cells did not affect lipid accumulation, we determined whether caffeine-stimulated intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells influence the lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225313/ingestion-of-coffee-polyphenols-improves-a-scaly-skin-surface-and-the-recovery-rate-of-skin-temperature-after-cold-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sachie Ueda, Masanori Tanahashi, Yuko Higaki, Kayoko Iwata, Yoshinori Sugiyama
Coffee polyphenols (CPPs) derived from coffee beans have beneficial effects on blood pressure and vascular endothelial function. In addition, CPPs suppress ultraviolet light induced erythema. However, the effects of CPPs on dry skin and cutaneous vascular function have not been clarified. We investigated the effects of CPPs on dry skin and the recovery rate (RR) of skin temperature after a cold-stress test as a measure of vascular function in subjects with visible scaliness in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224485/assessment-of-dietary-factors-dietary-practices-and-exercise-on-mental-distress-in-young-adults-versus-matured-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lina Begdache, Maher Chaar, Nasim Sabounchi, Hamed Kianmehr
The importance of the diet in modulating mental health is uncovering as many dietary factors have been described to alter brain chemistry. Brain maturation may not complete until the age of 30 which may explain the differential emotional control, mindset, and resilience between young adults and matured adults. As a result, dietary factors may influence mental health differently in these two populations. OBJECTIVES: To study dietary intake, dietary practices and exercise in young adults (YA) (18-29 years) versus matured adults (MA) (30 years and older) in relation to mental distress...
December 11, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222637/coffee-consumption-and-risk-of-hypertension-a-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Lanfranco D'Elia, Ersilia La Fata, Ferruccio Galletti, Luca Scalfi, Pasquale Strazzullo
PURPOSE: Recently, a large prospective study provided additional information concerning the debated possible association between habitual coffee consumption and risk of hypertension (HPT). Therefore, we updated the state of knowledge on this issue by carrying out a comprehensive new systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis of the available relevant studies. METHODS: We performed a systematic search for prospective studies on general population, published without language restrictions (1966-August 2017)...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215772/impact-of-storage-conditions-on-fungal-community-composition-of-green-coffee-beans-coffea-arabica-l-stored-in-jute-sacks-during-one-year
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L M Broissin-Vargas, R Snell-Castro, J J Godon, O González-Ríos, M L Suárez-Quiroz
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of warehouse storage conditions on the composition of the fungal community of green coffee beans (GCB) that were stored in jute sacks for one year. METHODS AND RESULTS: Molecular characterization of the fungal community composition and population dynamics obtained by Q-PCR, CE-SSCP (Simpson's diversity index D), and Illumina MiSeq sequencing indicated that Saccharomycetales dominated during the first 6 months of storage period with species as Meyerozyma guilliermondii and Pichia kluyveri...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214204/revealing-the-diversity-of-introduced-coffea-canephora-germplasm-in-ecuador-towards-a-national-strategy-to-improve-robusta
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Rey Gastón Loor Solórzano, Fabien De Bellis, Thierry Leroy, Luis Plaza, Hilton Guerrero, Cristian Subia, Darío Calderón, Fabián Fernández, Iván Garzón, Diana Lopez, Danilo Vera
Genetic resources of Coffea canephora have been introduced in several tropical countries with potential for crop development. In Ecuador, the species has been cultivated since the mid-20th century. However, little is known about the diversity and genetic structure of introduced germplasm. This paper provides an overview of the genetic and phenotypic diversity of C. canephora in Ecuador and some proposals for implementing a breeding program. Twelve SSR markers were used to analyze 1491 plants of C. canephora grown in different living collections in Ecuador, compared to 29 genotypes representing the main genetic and geographic diversity groups identified within the species...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
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