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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333380/anti-obesity-property-of-lichen-thamnolia-vermicularis-extract-in-3t3-l1-cells-and-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Ra-Yeong Choi, Ju Ri Ham, Jiyoung Yeo, Jae-Seoun Hur, Seok-Kyu Park, Myung-Joo Kim, Mi-Kyung Lee
Thamnolia vermicularis (TV) is an edible lichen that is prevalent in the alpine zone of East Asia. This study evaluated the feasibility of using TV acetone extracts as a functional food based on experiments using cell line and obese mice. The cellular triglyceride levels and Oil red O staining of 3T3-L1 cells indicated that TV extracts (5 and 10 μg/mL) dose-dependently suppressed adipocyte differentiation and lipid accumulation compared with the control. The TV extract (0.4%, w/w) in a high-fat diet (HFD) was supplemented to C57BL/6N mice for 12 weeks, and TV extract supplement significantly reduced visceral fat mass and body weight compared with HFD feeding alone...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328973/feeding-inhibition-in-corbicula-fluminea-o-f-muller-1774-as-an-effect-criterion-to-pollutant-exposure-perspectives-for-ecotoxicity-screening-and-refinement-of-chemical-control
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Bruno Branco Castro, Carlos Silva, Inês Patrunilho Efe Macário, Bruno Oliveira, Fernando Gonçalves, Joana Luísa Pereira
Bivalves are commonly used in biomonitoring programs to track pollutants. Several features, including its filter-feeding abilities, cumulatively argue in favour of the use of the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) as a biosentinel and an ecotoxicological model. Filtration in bivalves is very sensitive to external stimuli and its control is dictated by regulation of the opening/closure of the valves, which may be used as an avoidance defence against contaminants. Here, we investigate the filter-feeding behaviour of the Asian clam as an endpoint for assessing exposure to pollutants, driven by two complementary goals: (i) to generate relevant and sensitive toxicological information based on the ability of C...
January 4, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328544/association-between-hedonic-hunger-and-glycemic-control-in-non-obese-and-obese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Lorena Tsui Fun Cheung, Gary Tin Choi Ko, Francis Chun Chung Chow, Alice Pik Shan Kong
AIMS/ INTRODUCTION: Higher hedonic hunger has been observed in obese individuals compared to those without obesity, but little is known about its association with glycemic management. We aimed to examine the association between hedonic hunger and glycemic control in non-obese and obese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: Between April and November 2016, a total of 211 T2D patients who underwent comprehensive diabetes assessments at a university-affiliated hospital were recruited into two groups according to body mass index (BMI): non-obese (BMI) = 18...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326407/-the-effects-of-smart-program-for-patients-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-sp-pci-on-disease-related-knowledge-health-behavior-and-quality-of-life-a-non-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jueun Lee, Haejung Lee
PURPOSE: To identify the effects of a smart program for the patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (SP-PCI) on coronary disease-related knowledge, health behaviors, and quality of life. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group with a non-synchronized design was utilized and 48 participants (experimental=22, control=26) were recruited from a university hospital in Gyeongsang area from May to December, 2016. The 12-week SP-PCI consisted of self-study of health information using smart phone applications (1/week), walking exercise (>5/week) using smart band, feedback using Kakao talk (2/week), and telephone counseling (1/week)...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317823/european-perspective-on-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-clinical-utility-of-tofacitinib
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REVIEW
Paweł Kawalec, Katarzyna Śladowska, Iwona Malinowska-Lipień, Tomasz Brzostek, Maria Kózka
Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) is an oral small-molecule inhibitor that reversibly inhibits Janus-activated kinase (JAK)-dependent cytokine signaling, thus reducing inflammation. As a result of these mechanisms, effects on the immune system such as a moderate decrease in the total lymphocyte count, a dose-dependent decrease in natural killer (NK) cell count, and an increase in B-cell count have been observed. Therefore, tofacitinib provides an innovative approach to modulating the immune and inflammatory responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is especially important in individuals who do not respond to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors or show a loss of response over time...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317385/development-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-personalized-blood-glucose-prediction-system-for-patients-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Evgenii Pustozerov, Polina Popova, Aleksandra Tkachuk, Yana Bolotko, Zafar Yuldashev, Elena Grineva
BACKGROUND: Personalized blood glucose (BG) prediction for diabetes patients is an important goal that is pursued by many researchers worldwide. Despite many proposals, only a few projects are dedicated to the development of complete recommender system infrastructures that incorporate BG prediction algorithms for diabetes patients. The development and implementation of such a system aided by mobile technology is of particular interest to patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), especially considering the significant importance of quickly achieving adequate BG control for these patients in a short period (ie, during pregnancy) and a typically higher acceptance rate for mobile health (mHealth) solutions for short- to midterm usage...
January 9, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313283/edmonton-obesity-staging-system-among-pediatric-patients-a-validation-and-obesogenic-risk-factor-analysis
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M G Grammatikopoulou, M Chourdakis, K Gkiouras, P Roumeli, D Poulimeneas, E Apostolidou, I Chountalas, I Tirodimos, O Filippou, S Papadakou-Lagogianni, T Dardavessis
PURPOSE: The Edmonton Obesity Staging System for Pediatrics (EOSS-P) is a useful tool, delineating different obesity severity tiers associated with distinct treatment barriers. The aim of the study was to apply the EOSS-P on a Greek pediatric cohort and assess risk factors associated with each stage, compared to normal weight controls. METHODS: A total of 361 children (2-14 years old), outpatients of an Athenian hospital, participated in this case-control study by forming two groups: the obese (n = 203) and the normoweight controls (n = 158)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311038/changes-in-energy-intake-and-diet-quality-during-an-18-month-weight-management-randomized-controlled-trial-in-adults-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
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Lauren T Ptomey, Felicia L Steger, Jaehoon Lee, Debra K Sullivan, Jeannine R Goetz, Jeffery J Honas, Richard A Washburn, Cheryl A Gibson, Joseph E Donnelly
BACKGROUND: Previous research indicates that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) are at risk for poor diet quality. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this secondary analysis was to determine whether two different weight-loss diets affect energy intake, macronutrient intake, and diet quality as measured by the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010) during a 6-month weight-loss period and 12-month weight-management period, and to examine differences in energy intake, macronutrient intake, and HEI-2010 between groups...
January 6, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308537/perfluorinated-substance-assessment-in-sediments-of-a-large-scale-reservoir-in-danjiangkou-china
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Xiaomin He, Aimin Li, Shengyao Wang, Hao Chen, Zixin Yang
The occurrence of eight perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the surface sediments from 10 sampling sites spread across the Danjiangkou Reservoir was investigated by isotope dilution ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) after solid-phase extraction (SPE). All the sediments from the 10 sites contained detectable levels of PFCs. The total concentration of the target PFCs in each sediment sample (C∑PFCs) ranged from 0.270 to 0.395 ng g-1 of dry weight, and the mean value of C∑PFCs was 0...
January 7, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307498/self-affirmation-improves-self-control-over-snacking-among-participants-low-in-eating-self-efficacy
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Susan Churchill, Donna C Jessop, Ricky Green, Peter R Harris
OBJECTIVE: Individuals low in eating self-efficacy are at particular risk of engaging in unhealthy eating behaviours, including the consumption of high calorie snacks. The elevated levels of snacking displayed by these individuals can largely be attributed to their experiencing low self-control over the avoidance of such foods (Hankonen, Kinnunen, Absetz, & Jallinoja, 2014). Interventions are thus required to boost self-control over snacking among those low in eating self-efficacy. Self-affirmation has been shown to boost self-control among individuals with depleted resources in other domains (Schmeichel & Vohs, 2009)...
January 4, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307123/the-role-of-diet-in-managing-inflamatory-bowel-disease-affected-dogs-a-retrospective-cohort-study-on-76-cases
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Maria Chiara Marchesi
The term in ammatory bowel diseases (IBD) refers to a group of idiopathic, chronic intestinal diseases characterized by a di use in ltration of in ammatory cells into the lamina propria of the intestine. The pathogenesis of IBD is unknown. The most common signs described are diarrhoea, vomit, and progressive weight loss. In order to make a de nitive diagnosis, though, the presence of in ammatory cells in ltration must be evident on histopathologic analysis. The therapeutic approach has 2 main goals: decrease the in ammatory response and remove possible antigenic sources, such as food components or intestinal micro ora...
December 29, 2017: Veterinaria Italiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306340/review-nutritional-ecology-of-heavy-metals
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M Hejna, D Gottardo, A Baldi, V Dell'Orto, F Cheli, M Zaninelli, L Rossi
The aim of this review is to focus the attention on the nutrition ecology of the heavy metals and on the major criticisms related to the heavy metals content in animal feeds, manure, soil and animal-origin products. Heavy metals are metallic elements that have a high density that have progressively accumulated in the food chain with negative effects for human health. Some metals are essential (Fe, I, Co, Zn, Cu, Mn, Mo, Se) to maintain various physiological functions and are usually added as nutritional additives in animal feed...
January 8, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305368/treatment-of-a-complex-orthopaedic-infection-due-to-extensively-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Sidra Hassan, Mani D Kahn, Nidhi Saraiya, Priya Nori
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 51 000 healthcare-associated infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa occur annually in the USA, more than 6000 of which (13%) are caused by multidrug resistant (MDR) strains. Ceftolozane/tazobactam (TOL/TAZ) (Zerbaxa) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2014 for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections. At this time, clinical data on the role of TOL/TAZ treatment outside of FDA-approved indications is limited...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302776/epidemiological-situation-of-transboundary-animal-diseases-in-north-african-countries-proposition-of-a-regional-control-strategy
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REVIEW
Moustafa Kardjadj
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) defined transboundary animal diseases (TADs) as those that are of significant economic, trade, and food security importance for a considerable number of countries. TADs can easily spread to other countries, reach epidemic proportions, and where control, management, or exclusion is required cooperation between several countries. The North African countries are vulnerable to several TADs by virtue of its geographical location, its borders with the Sahel region, and peculiar control constraints on the budgets of the national veterinary services of each country and on the livelihoods of livestock owners across the region...
January 5, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301002/should-we-eat-more-potassium-to-better-control-blood-pressure-in-hypertension
#15
Michel Burnier
Changes in lifestyle and nutrition are recommended as the first-step approach to the management of hypertension by all national and international guidelines. Today, when considering nutritional factors in hypertension, almost all the attention is focused on the reduction of salt intake to improve blood pressure (BP) control. Changes in potassium intake are only briefly evoked in guidelines. Few physicians actually think about proposing to eat more foods that are high in potassium (fruits, vegetables, nuts) to better control BP...
January 2, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298694/food-safety-challenges-and-one-health-within-europe
#16
REVIEW
Sofia Boqvist, Karin Söderqvist, Ivar Vågsholm
This review discusses food safety aspects of importance from a One Health perspective, focusing on Europe. Using examples of food pathogen/food commodity combinations, spread of antimicrobial resistance in the food web and the risk of transmission of zoonotic pathogens in a circular system, it demonstrates how different perspectives are interconnected. The chosen examples all show the complexity of the food system and the necessity of using a One Health approach. Food safety resources should be allocated where they contribute most One Health benefits...
January 3, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297143/curse-of-fluorosis
#17
REVIEW
M M Patil, Bhavana B Lakhkar, Shailaja S Patil
Fluoride was identified to have caries preventive properties and was widely used for fluoridation of water since 1940, especially in developed countries. After this there was sudden increase in the use of fluorides in food items and in oral medicinal products like toothpastes and mouth washes. Inadvertent use of above has lead to increase in fluorosis as a public health problem. In many places high fluorides are naturally present in earth crust leading to high water fluoride content increasing the risk of fluorosis...
January 3, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287099/the-impact-of-an-extreme-climatic-disturbance-and-different-fertilization-treatments-on-plant-development-phenology-and-yield-of-two-cultivar-groups-of-solanum-betaceum-cav
#18
Joffre V Tandazo-Yunga, Mario X Ruiz-González, Jacqueline R Rojas, Edwin D Capa-Mora, Jaime Prohens, José D Alejandro, Pablo G Acosta-Quezada
Changing climatic conditions impose a challenge both to biodiversity and food security. The effects of climate change affect different aspects of the plant or crop, such as morphological and phenological aspects, as well as yield. The effects of greenhouse conditions might be comparable in some cases to a permanent extreme disturbance in climate and weather, thus, contributing to our knowledge on climate change impacts on plant species. We have investigated the differences for 23 traits in two cultivar groups of an Andean traditional crop, Solanum betaceum, under two different environmental conditions that correspond to the traditional practices in the open field and three cultural managements under greenhouse conditions (no fertilization or control, organic, and mineral)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279054/the-dilemma-of-allergy-to-food-additives
#19
Sami L Bahna, Joshua G Burkhardt
OBJECTIVE: To provide a brief summary on food additives and to outline a practical approach for evaluating subjects suspected of having reactions to food additives. DATA SOURCES: Information was derived from selected reviews and original articles published in peer-reviewed journals, supplemented by the clinical experience of the authors. STUDY SELECTION: Priority was given to studies that used blinded, placebo controlled, oral challenges to confirm adverse reactions to food additives...
January 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278449/process-evaluation-improves-delivery-of-a-nutrition-sensitive-agriculture-programme-in-burkina-faso
#20
Jennifer N Nielsen, Deanna K Olney, Marcellin Ouedraogo, Abdoulaye Pedehombga, Hippolyte Rouamba, Fanny Yago-Wienne
Evidence is emerging from rigorous evaluations about the effectiveness of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programmes in improving nutritional outcomes. Additional evidence can elucidate how different programme components and pathways contribute and can be optimized for impact. The International Food Policy Research Institute, with Helen Keller International, designed a comprehensive framework to evaluate the delivery, utilization, and impact of Helen Keller International's enhanced homestead food production programme in Burkina Faso...
December 26, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
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