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#1
Dong D Wang, Frank B Hu
Health effects of dietary fats have been extensively studied for decades. However, controversies exist on the effects of various types of fatty acids, especially saturated fatty acid (SFA), on cardiovascular disease (CVD). Current evidence supports that different types of dietary fatty acids have divergent effects on CVD risk, and the effects also depend strongly on the comparison or replacement macronutrient. A significant reduction in CVD risk can be achieved if SFAs are replaced by unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fatty acids...
June 23, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644408/isolation-and-selection-of-microalgal-strains-from-natural-water-sources-in-viet-nam-with-potential-for-edible-oil-production
#2
Tran Yen Thao, Dinh Thi Nhat Linh, Vo Chi Si, Taylor W Carter, Russell T Hill
Industrial vegetable oil production in Viet Nam depends on oil seeds and crude plant oils that are currently more than 90% imported. As the first step in investigating the feasibility of using microalgae to provide Viet Nam with a domestic source of oil for food and edible oil industries, fifty lipid-producing microalgae were isolated and characterized. The microalgae were isolated from water sources ranging from freshwater to brackish and marine waters from a wide geographic distribution in Viet Nam. Initial analyses showed that 20 of the 50 strains had good growth rates, produced high biomass and had high lipid content, ranging up to 50% of dry weight biomass...
June 23, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637686/high-serum-phospholipid-dihomo-%C3%AE-linoleic-acid-concentration-and-low-%C3%AE-5-desaturase-activity-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-among-japanese-adults-in-the-hitachi-health-study
#3
Shamima Akter, Kayo Kurotani, Masao Sato, Takuya Hayashi, Keisuke Kuwahara, Yumi Matsushita, Tohru Nakagawa, Maki Konishi, Toru Honda, Shuichiro Yamamoto, Takeshi Hayashi, Mitsuhiko Noda, Tetsuya Mizoue
Background: The association between the circulating fatty acid (FA) composition and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been reported in Western populations, but evidence is scarce among Asian populations, including Japanese, who consume large amounts of fish.Objective: The objective of the present study was to prospectively examine the association between circulating concentrations of individual FAs and T2D incidence among Japanese adults.Methods: We conducted a nested case-control study in a cohort of 4754 employees, aged 34-69 y, who attended a comprehensive health checkup in 2008-2009 and donated blood samples for the Hitachi Health Study...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635680/saturated-fatty-acids-and-cardiovascular-disease-replacements-for-saturated-fat-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk
#4
REVIEW
Michelle A Briggs, Kristina S Petersen, Penny M Kris-Etherton
Dietary recommendations to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have focused on reducing intake of saturated fatty acids (SFA) for more than 50 years. While the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advise substituting both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids for SFA, evidence supports other nutrient substitutions that will also reduce CVD risk. For example, replacing SFA with whole grains, but not refined carbohydrates, reduces CVD risk. Replacing SFA with protein, especially plant protein, may also reduce CVD risk...
June 21, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635186/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-box-isolation-of-fibrotic-areas-lessons-on-fibrosis-distribution-and-extent-clinical-characteristics-and-their-impact-on-long-term-outcome
#5
Doreen Schreiber, Andreas Rieger, Fabian Moser, Hans Kottkamp
INTRODUCTION: The BIFA concept (box isolation of fibrotic areas) supplementing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) was implemented in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with fibrotic atrial cardiomyopathy (FACM) to improve catheter ablation outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: 92 patients with FACM underwent PVI+BIFA. We investigated patient characteristics (58 persistent/34 paroxysmal,68±8y,LA 44±7mm,CHA2 DS2 -VASc 2.6±1.3,FACM I:15.2%,II:53.3%,III:26.1%,IV:5.4%), periprocedural data concerning fibrosis extent/distribution and their impact on outcome...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633686/polymorphisms-of-the-tnf-%C3%AE-gene-interact-with-plasma-fatty-acids-on-inflammatory-biomarker-profile-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#6
Erica Oki, Marina N Norde, Antônio A F Carioca, José M P Souza, Inar A Castro, Dirce M L Marchioni, Regina M Fisberg, Marcelo M Rogero
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship of four TNF-α SNP with inflammatory biomarkers and plasma fatty acids (FA), and the interaction among them in a population-based, cross-sectional study in São Paulo, Brazil. A total of 281 subjects, aged >19 and <60 years, participated in a cross-sectional, population-based study performed in Brazil. The following SNP spanning the TNF-α gene were genotyped: -238G/A (rs361525), -308G/A (rs1800629), -857C/T (rs1799724) and -1031T/C (rs1799964)...
June 21, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630855/qualitative-correlation-between-postoperatively-increased-vertical-dimension-and-mandibular-position-in-skeletal-class-iii-using-partial-least-square-path-modeling
#7
Na-Ri Kim, Soo-Byung Park, Jihyun Lee, Youn-Kyung Choi, Sang Min Shin, Yong-Seok Choi, Yong-Il Kim
BACKGROUND: This study constructed a partial-least-square path-modeling (PLS-PM) model and found the pathway by which the postsurgical vertical dimension (VD) affects the extent of the final mandibular setback on the B point at the posttreatment stage for the skeletal class III surgery-first approach (SFA). METHODS: This study re-analyzed the data from the retrospective study by Lee et al. on 40 patients with skeletal class III bimaxillary SFA. Variables were obtained from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)-generated cephalograms...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629556/drug-eluting-balloons-for-treatment-of-sfa-and-popliteal-disease-a-review-of-current-status
#8
REVIEW
Jos C van den Berg
The endovascular treatment of atherosclerotic disease of the infra-inguinal arteries has changed significantly over the last decades. In an attempt to overcome the high restenosis rates that characterize plain balloon angioplasty and stenting using bare mate stents drug-eluting balloon technology has been applied in the treatment of lesions of the superficial femoral and popliteal artery. This paper will give an overview of the rationale and the technology of drug-eluting balloons and will review currently available data from registries and randomized controlled trials...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616806/ipragliflozin-reduces-epicardial-fat-accumulation-in-non-obese-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-visceral-obesity-a-pilot-study
#9
Tatsuya Fukuda, Ryotaro Bouchi, Masahiro Terashima, Yuriko Sasahara, Masahiro Asakawa, Takato Takeuchi, Yujiro Nakano, Masanori Murakami, Isao Minami, Hajime Izumiyama, Koshi Hashimoto, Takanobu Yoshimoto, Yoshihiro Ogawa
INTRODUCTION: Epicardial fat (EF) was reported to be independently associated with cardiovascular disease regardless of obesity. We have previously reported that a sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, luseogliflozin, reduces the EF volume (EFV) in parallel with the reduction of body weight in obese patients (BMI ≥25 kg/m(2)) with type 2 diabetes. However, it is unknown whether SGLT2 inhibitors could reduce EFV in non-obese patients (BMI <25 kg/m(2)) with type 2 diabetes...
June 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612567/-consumptions-of-meat-dietary-fat-and-fatty-acids-and-prevalence-of-overweight-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-chengdu
#10
Yu-Xin Bao, Ruo-Nan Duan, Ming-Zhe Yang, Yan-Rong Chen, Guo Tian, Jiao Luo, Guo Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents aged 7-15 years in Longquanyi District of Chengdu and its association with consumptions of meat, dietary fat and fatty-acids. METHODS: A total of 1 811 children and adolescents aged 7-15 years in Longquanyi District were selected using stratified cluster sampling strategy. Their body mass, height and waist circumference were measured. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was estimated based on body mass index (BMI), body mass index standard deviation score (BMI SDS), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606131/improving-primary-health-care-facility-performance-in-ghana-efficiency-analysis-and-fiscal-space-implications
#11
Jacob Novignon, Justice Nonvignon
BACKGROUND: Health centers in Ghana play an important role in health care delivery especially in deprived communities. They usually serve as the first line of service and meet basic health care needs. Unfortunately, these facilities are faced with inadequate resources. While health policy makers seek to increase resources committed to primary healthcare, it is important to understand the nature of inefficiencies that exist in these facilities. Therefore, the objectives of this study are threefold; (i) estimate efficiency among primary health facilities (health centers), (ii) examine the potential fiscal space from improved efficiency and (iii) investigate the efficiency disparities in public and private facilities...
June 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605158/the-effect-of-liraglutide-on-dietary-lipid-induced-insulin-resistance-in-humans
#12
Juraj Koska, Lizette Lopez, Karen D'Souza, Tracy Osredkar, James Deer, Julie Kurtz, Arline D Salbe, S Mitchell Harman, Peter D Reaven
AIMS: High saturated fatty acid (SFA) diets blunt peripheral insulin action. GLP-1 receptor agonists suppress postprandial lipids and endothelial dysfunction, which may counter SFA-induced insulin resistance. This study tested whether liraglutide suppresses postprandial elevations in lipids and thus protects against high SFA-diet induced insulin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized placebo-controlled cross-over study, 32 subjects with normal or mildly impaired glucose tolerance received liraglutide and placebo for 3 weeks each...
June 12, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595481/retrograde-popliteal-access-to-percutaneous-peripheral-intervention-for-chronic-total-occlusion-of-superficial-femoral-arteries
#13
Mert Dumantepe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to present our initial experience with the use of the retrograde popliteal artery access in patients with chronic total occlusions of superficial femoral artery (SFA). METHOD: From July 2012 to May 2014, a total of 28 patients (20 men, mean age 61.2 ± 11.5 years) with total occlusion of the SFA and good distal runoff were treated with percutaneous atherectomy, balloon angioplasty, and stenting (mean length 165.3 ± 57.5 mm, range 72-336 mm)...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594893/pandemic-extra-intestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-expec-clonal-group-o6-b2-st73-as-a-cause-of-avian-colibacillosis-in-brazil
#14
Marcos Paulo Vieira Cunha, Andre Becker Saidenberg, Andrea Micke Moreno, Antonio José Piantino Ferreira, Mônica Aparecida Midolli Vieira, Tânia Aparecida Tardelli Gomes, Terezinha Knöbl
Extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) represent an emerging pathogen, with pandemic strains increasingly involved in cases of urinary tract infections (UTIs), bacteremia, and meningitis. In addition to affecting humans, the avian pathotype of ExPEC, avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC), causes severe economic losses to the poultry industry. Several studies have revealed overlapping characteristics between APEC and human ExPEC, leading to the hypothesis of a zoonotic potential of poultry strains. However, the description of certain important pandemic clones, such as Sequence Type 73 (ST73), has not been reported in food sources...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593370/identification-of-optimum-fatty-acid-extraction-methods-for-two-different-microalgae-phaeodactylum-tricornutum-and-haematococcus-pluvialis-for-food-and-biodiesel-applications
#15
Paz Otero, Sushanta Kumar Saha, Joanne Mc Gushin, Siobhan Moane, John Barron, Patrick Murray
Microalgae have the potential to synthesize and accumulate lipids which contain high value fatty acids intended for nutrition and biodiesel applications. Nevertheless, lipid extraction methods for microalgae cells are not well established and there is not a standard analytical methodology to extract fatty acids from lipid-producing microalgae. In this paper, current lipid extraction procedures employing organic solvents (chloroform/methanol, 2:1 and 1:2, v/v), sodium hypochlorite solution (NaClO), acid-catalysed hot-water extraction and the saponification process [2...
June 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590140/a-case-series-comparison-of-semantically-focused-vs-phonologically-focused-cued-naming-treatment-in-aphasia
#16
Yael Neumann
There is a lack of clarity in the field regarding how to best predict which naming treatment will be most beneficial for a particular individual with aphasia. The purpose of this study was to elucidate whether or not semantic or phonological therapy differentially impacts on outcomes for people with a range of different aphasic profiles when given both therapies. A single-participant design, with multiple repeated baselines for naming, replicated across four participants, was used. Participants were provided with a counterbalanced order of Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) and Phonological Components Analysis (PCA) treatment...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589948/associations-between-fatty-acids-and-low-grade-inflammation-in-children-from-the-lisaplus-birth-cohort-study
#17
C Harris, H Demmelmair, A von Berg, I Lehmann, C Flexeder, B Koletzko, J Heinrich, M Standl
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Assessing fatty acid (FA) composition in relation to inflammatory markers can shed light on the role of different FA and their metabolism in low-grade inflammation. Existing exploratory studies in children are scarce, and findings inconsistent. We hence aim to analyse associations of FA with common inflammatory markers, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), in 10-year-old children. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Complete data were available for 958 participants from the 10-year follow-up of the LISAplus (Influence of Lifestyle-Related Factors on the Immune System and the Development of Allergies in Childhood plus the Influence of Traffic Emissions and Genetics) birth cohort study...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585329/effect-of-linseed-supplementation-and-slaughter-age-on-meat-quality-of-grazing-crossbred-galician-x-burguete-foals
#18
Rubén Domínguez, Mirian Pateiro, Santiago Crecente, Marta Ruiz, María V Sarriés, José M Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of finishing diet (control concentrate vs. linseed concentrate) and slaughter age (13 vs. 26 months) on meat and nutritional quality of foal meat. For this study, 46 foals from crossing Galicia Mountain x Burguete breeds were used. RESULTS: The obtained results showed that slaughter age had influence on chemical composition and colour parameters. Foals slaughtered at the age of 13 months had lower content of intramuscular fat and higher cholesterol contents than those slaughtered at 26 months of age...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585093/serum-fatty-acid-profile-in-psoriasis-and-its-comorbidity
#19
Hanna Myśliwiec, Anna Baran, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Piotr Myśliwiec, Anna Justyna Milewska, Adrian Chabowski, Iwona Flisiak
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is accompanied by metabolic disturbances and cardio-metabolic disorders. Fatty acids (FAs) might be a link between psoriasis and its comorbidity. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum concentrations of FAs and to investigate their association with the disease activity, markers of inflammation and possible involvement in psoriatic comorbidity: obesity, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. We measured 14 total serum fatty acids content and composition by gas-liquid chromatography and flame-ionization detector after direct in situ transesterification in 85 patients with exacerbated plaque psoriasis and in 32 healthy controls...
June 5, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578051/will-seabass-dicentrarchus-labrax-quality-change-in-a-warmer-ocean
#20
Vera Barbosa, Ana Luísa Maulvault, Ricardo N Alves, Patrícia Anacleto, Pedro Pousão-Ferreira, Maria Luísa Carvalho, Maria Leonor Nunes, Rui Rosa, António Marques
The impacts of climate change on seafood quality, safety and human health are still unknown. The present study investigated the effect of warming on fatty acids and elements content in two tissues (muscle and liver) of the relevant commercial seabass species (Dicentrarchus labrax). After exposing fish to increased seawater temperature for a period of 60days, higher saturated fatty acid (SFA) levels were observed in fish muscle (2.16% increase); whereas lower SFA levels were observed in fish liver (5.42% decrease)...
July 2017: Food Research International
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