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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150366/optimal-ultrasound-criteria-for-grading-stenosis-of-the-superficial-femoral-artery
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Mingjie Gao, Yang Hua, Xinyu Zhao, Lingyun Jia, Jie Yang, Beibei Liu
This retrospective study determined the duplex ultrasound scanning criteria for detecting 50%-69% and 70%-99% stenosis of the superficial femoral artery (SFA). Examinations of 278 limbs in 185 patients with peripheral arterial disease were performed. Duplex ultrasound scanning was used to measure the diameter of the vascular lumen, the peak systolic velocity (PSV) at the stenotic segment of the SFA (PSVst), the segment proximal to the stenosis (PSVpro) and the popliteal artery (PSVpop, distal to the stenosis)...
November 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149184/health-effects-of-saturated-and-trans-fatty-acid-intake-in-children-and-adolescents-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Lisa Te Morenga, Jason M Montez
BACKGROUND: Elevated cholesterol has been linked to cardiovascular disease in adults and preclinical markers of atherosclerosis in children, thus reducing saturated (SFA) and trans-fatty acids (TFA) intake from an early age may help to reduce cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. The aim of this review is to examine the evidence for health effects associated with reducing SFA and TFA intake in free-living children, adolescents and young adults between 2 to 19 years of age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147102/the-relationships-between-muscle-fiber-characteristics-intramuscular-fat-content-and-fatty-acid-compositions-in-m-longissimus-lumborum-of-hanwoo-steers
#3
Seon-Tea Joo, Sung-Hyun Joo, Young-Hwa Hwang
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between muscle fiber characteristics, intramuscular fat (IMF) content, and fatty acids composition in longissimus lumborum (LL) muscle from Hanwoo steers. The LL muscles were obtained from four quality grades (QG) carcasses and subjected to histochemical analysis. There were significant (p<0.05) differences in fiber number percentage (FNP) and fiber area percentage (FAP) of muscle fiber types among muscles from four QGs. Both FNP and FAP of type I increased while those of type IIB decreased with increasing QG from QG 2 to QG 1(++) (p<0...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146270/retrospective-cohort-study-on-angio-seal-closure-device-safety-and-effectiveness-in-antegrade-superficial-femoral-artery-punctures-a-comparison-with-antegrade-common-femoral-artery-punctures
#4
Tarig Adlan, Yousef Shahin, Peter Kember, John Isaacs, Richard Seymour
PURPOSE: This retrospective study evaluates the effectiveness and safety of the Angio-Seal closure device in superficial femoral artery (SFA) antegrade punctures compared to common femoral artery (CFA) antegrade punctures. METHODS: Over a period of 46 months from January 2012, consecutive patients who underwent antegrade CFA or SFA punctures using Angio-Seal as a closure device in a single centre were studied. Patients were identified by reading all the individual reports on our radiology system for all patients who underwent any angiographic examination during the study period, and their individual case notes were subsequently reviewed...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145892/association-between-plasma-phospholipid-saturated-fatty-acids-and-metabolic-markers-of-lipid-hepatic-inflammation-and-glycaemic-pathways-in-eight-european-countries-a-cross-sectional-analysis-in-the-epic-interact-study
#5
Ju-Sheng Zheng, Stephen J Sharp, Fumiaki Imamura, Albert Koulman, Matthias B Schulze, Zheng Ye, Jules Griffin, Marcela Guevara, José María Huerta, Janine Kröger, Ivonne Sluijs, Antonio Agudo, Aurelio Barricarte, Heiner Boeing, Sandra Colorado-Yohar, Courtney Dow, Miren Dorronsoro, Pia T Dinesen, Guy Fagherazzi, Paul W Franks, Edith J M Feskens, Tilman Kühn, Verena Andrea Katzke, Timothy J Key, Kay-Tee Khaw, Maria Santucci de Magistris, Francesca Romana Mancini, Elena Molina-Portillo, Peter M Nilsson, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Domenico Palli, Jose Ramón Quirós, Olov Rolandsson, Fulvio Ricceri, Annemieke M W Spijkerman, Nadia Slimani, Giovanna Tagliabue, Anne Tjonneland, Rosario Tumino, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Claudia Langenberg, Elio Riboli, Nita G Forouhi, Nicholas J Wareham
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that individual circulating saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are heterogeneous in their associations with cardio-metabolic diseases, but evidence about associations of SFAs with metabolic markers of different pathogenic pathways is limited. We aimed to examine the associations between plasma phospholipid SFAs and the metabolic markers of lipid, hepatic, glycaemic and inflammation pathways. METHODS: We measured nine individual plasma phospholipid SFAs and derived three SFA groups (odd-chain: C15:0 + C17:0, even-chain: C14:0 + C16:0 + C18:0, and very-long-chain: C20:0 + C22:0 + C23:0 + C24:0) in individuals from the subcohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct case-cohort study across eight European countries...
November 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136632/saturated-fat-intake-is-related-to-heart-rate-variability-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary%C3%A2-syndrome
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Scheila K Graff, Fernanda M Mario, Jose A Magalhães, Ruy S Moraes, Poli Mara Spritzer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There is a heightened risk for cardiovascular diseases in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Alterations in heart rate variability (HRV) may reflect subclinical cardiovascular disease, with a putative association between HRV and dietary fat. This study evaluated HRV in PCOS and control women based on the dietary intake of saturated fatty acid (SFA). METHODS: Biochemical/hormonal profile, resting metabolic rate, physical activity, HRV in response to the Stroop test, and dietary intake were assessed in 84 PCOS and 54 control women stratified by median SFA intake in the PCOS group (8...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132009/temperature-and-metal-exposure-affect-membrane-fatty-acid-composition-and-transcription-of-desaturases-and-elongases-in-fathead-minnow-muscle-and-brain
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Mariem Fadhlaoui, Fabien Pierron, Patrice Couture
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that metal exposure affected the normal thermal response of cell membrane FA composition and of elongase and desaturase gene transcription levels. To this end, muscle and brain membrane FA composition and FA desaturase (fads2, degs2 and scd2) and elongase (elovl2, elovl5 and elovl6) gene transcription levels were analyzed in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) acclimated for eight weeks to 15, 25 or 30°C exposed or not to cadmium (Cd, 6μg/l) or nickel (Ni, 450 6μg/l)...
November 10, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131568/diisonitrile-natural-product-sf2768-functions-as-a-chalkophore-that-mediates-copper-acquisition-in-streptomyces-thioluteus
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Lijuan Wang, Mengyi Zhu, Qingbo Zhang, Xu Zhang, Panlei Yang, Zihui Liu, Yun Deng, Yiguang Zhu, Xueshi Huang, Li Han, Shengqing Li, Jing He
A non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) gene cluster (sfa) was identified in Streptomyces thioluteus to direct the biosynthesis of the diisonitrile antibiotic SF2768. Its biosynthetic pathway was reasonably proposed based on bioinformatics analysis, metabolic profiles of mutants and the elucidation of the intermediate and shunt product structures. Bioinformatics-based alignment found a putative ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter related to iron import within the biosynthetic gene cluster, which implied that the product might be a siderophore...
November 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129737/endotoxemia-is-modulated-by-quantity-and-quality-of-dietary-fat-in-older-adults
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Javier Lopez-Moreno, Sonia Garcia-Carpintero, Francisco Gomez-Delgado, Rosa Jimenez-Lucena, Cristina Vals-Delgado, Juan F Alcala-Diaz, Irene Roncero-Ramos, Oriol A Rangel-Zuñiga, Elena M Yubero-Serrano, Maria M Malagon, Jose M Ordovas, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Jose Lopez-Miranda, Antonio Camargo
BACKGROUND: Aging is an important determinant of the rate of atherosclerosis development, mainly through low-grade inflammation. Diet, and particularly its fat content, modulates the inflammatory response in fasting and postprandial states. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the effects of dietary fat on endotoxemia in healthy older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty healthy older adults were randomized to three diets, lasting three-weeks each, using a crossover design: 1...
November 9, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124099/data-on-the-expression-and-insulin-stimulated-phosphorylation-of-irs-1-by-mir-96-in-l6-glut4myc-myocytes
#10
Won-Mo Yang, Kyung-Ho Min, Yi-Seul Son, Se-Whan Park, Wan Lee
Diets containing a high saturated fatty acid (SFA) increase the risk of metabolic diseases, and microRNAs (miRNAs) induced by SFA have been implicated in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. In a previous report, miR-96 is found to be upregulated by SFA and involved in the suppression of insulin signaling intermediates, leading to insulin resistance in hepatocytes (Yang et al., 2016) [1]. This article presents the accompanying data collected from L6-GLUT4myc myocytes to determine the effects of miR-96 on insulin signaling in skeletal muscle cells...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122964/enhanced-muscle-blood-flow-with-intermittent-pneumatic-compression-of-the-lower-leg-during-plantar-flexion-exercise-and-recovery
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Kathryn A Zuj, Chekema N Prince, Richard L Hughson, Sean D Peterson
This study tested the hypothesis that intermittent compression of the lower limb would increase blood flow during exercise and post-exercise recovery. Data were collected from 12 healthy individuals (8 men) who performed three minutes of standing plantar flexion exercise. Three conditions were tested: no applied compression (NoComp), compression during the exercise period only (ExComp), and compression during two minutes of standing post-exercise recovery (RecComp). Doppler ultrasound was used to determine superficial femoral artery (SFA) blood flow responses...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121115/the-response-of-gene-expression-associated-with-lipid-metabolism-fat-deposition-and-fatty-acid-profile-in-the-longissimus-dorsi-muscle-of-gannan-yaks-to-different-energy-levels-of-diets
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Chao Yang, Jianbin Liu, Xiaoyun Wu, Pengjia Bao, Ruijun Long, Xian Guo, Xuezhi Ding, Ping Yan
The energy available from the diet, which affects fat deposition in vivo, is a major factor in the expression of genes regulating fat deposition in the longissimus dorsi muscle. Providing high-energy diets to yaks might increase intramuscular fat deposition and fatty acid concentrations under a traditional grazing system in cold seasons. A total of fifteen adult castrated male yaks with an initial body weight 274.3 ± 3.14 kg were analyzed for intramuscular adipose deposition and fatty acid composition. The animals were divided into three groups and fed low-energy (LE: 5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108676/the-fatty-acid-content-of-plankton-is-changing-in-subtropical-coastal-waters-as-a-result-of-oa-results-from-a-mesocosm-study
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Tifeng Wang, Shanying Tong, Nana Liu, Futian Li, Mark L Wells, Kunshan Gao
Ocean Acidification (OA) effects on marine plankton are most often considered in terms of inorganic carbon chemistry, but decreasing pH may influence other aspects of cellular metabolism. Here we present the effects of OA on the fatty acid (FA) content and composition of an artificial phytoplankton community (Phaeodactylum tricornutum, Thalassiosira weissflogii, and Emiliania huxleyi) in a fully replicated, ∼4 m(3) mesocosm study in subtropical coastal waters (Wuyuan Bay, China, 24.52°N, 117.18°E) at present day (400 μatm) and elevated (1000 μatm) pCO2 concentrations...
November 3, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098425/greater-expression-of-postprandial-inflammatory-genes-in-humans-after-intervention-with-saturated-when-compared-to-unsaturated-fatty-acids
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Milena Monfort-Pires, Amanda Rabello Crisma, Silvana Bordin, Sandra Roberta G Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation plays a key role in the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. Fatty acids and fiber intake can selectively alter gene expression by modifying inflammation. PURPOSE: We compared the postprandial expression of inflammatory genes after 2 distinct high-fat breakfast meals, before and after 1-month dietary interventions. METHODS: This crossover clinical trial included 18 individuals at low-to-moderate cardiometabolic risk participating in evaluations before and after two 4-week breakfast interventions-one rich in saturated fatty acids (SFA) and the other in unsaturated fatty acids (unSFA) and fiber...
November 2, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098362/conventional-and-new-ways-of-governing-forest-threats-a-study-of-stakeholder-coherence-in-sweden
#15
Louise Eriksson
Based on a framework for analyzing stakeholder coherence horizontally and vertically, the present study examined the governance of forest threats in Sweden. Opinions of forest risk governance in stakeholder groups with and without a connection to private forestry were compared (n = 2496) and the opinions were analyzed in relation to current governance practices. More specifically, forest threat appraisals, trust in the Swedish Forest Agency (SFA), and the acceptability of forest risk policy measures directed at private forest owners were assessed...
November 2, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094243/alleviation-of-cardiac-damage-by-dietary-fenugreek-trigonella-foenum-graecum-seeds-is-potentiated-by-onion-allium-cepa-in-experimental-diabetic-rats-via-blocking-renin-angiotensin-system
#16
Seetur R Pradeep, Krishnapura Srinivasan
Hyperglycemia is one of the metabolic and homeostatic abnormalities that increase the cardiovascular mortality in diabetic patients by increased oxidative stress. We have recently reported amelioration of oxidative stress in cardiac tissue by dietary fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds and onion (Allium cepa) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The mechanistic aspects of the cardio-protective influence of dietary fenugreek seeds (10%) and onion (3% powder) both individually and in combination on hyperglycemia-mediated cardiac damage was further investigated in this study on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
November 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094199/relation-between-plasma-phospholipid-oleic-acid-and-risk-of-heart-failure
#17
Scott J Morin, John M Gaziano, Luc Djoussé
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although the association between monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and risk factors for heart failure (HF) has been reported, it is unclear whether oleic acid, the predominant MUFA in olive oil, plays a role in the development of HF. Consequently, we sought to examine the relation of plasma phospholipid oleic acid with HF in a male cohort. In a secondary analysis, we examined the relation of the ratio of plasma monounsaturated-to-saturated fatty acids (MUFA: SFA) with HF...
November 1, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092536/modeling-of-reverberant-room-responses-for-two-dimensional-spatial-sound-field-analysis-and-synthesis
#18
Mingsian R Bai, Yi Li, Yi-Hao Chiang
A unified framework is proposed for analysis and synthesis of two-dimensional spatial sound field in reverberant environments. In the sound field analysis (SFA) phase, an unbaffled 24-element circular microphone array is utilized to encode the sound field based on the plane-wave decomposition. Depending on the sparsity of the sound sources, the SFA stage can be implemented in two manners. For sparse-source scenarios, a one-stage algorithm based on compressive sensing algorithm is utilized. Alternatively, a two-stage algorithm can be used, where the minimum power distortionless response beamformer is used to localize the sources and Tikhonov regularization algorithm is used to extract the source amplitudes...
October 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091111/adding-palm-oil-to-the-diet-of-sheep-alters-fatty-acids-profile-on-yogurt-benefits-to-consumers
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Anderson E Bianchi, Aleksandro S DA Silva, Angelisa H Biazus, Neila S P S Richards, Luis G Pellegrini, Matheus D Baldissera, Vicente P Macedo, André L F DA Silveira
The aim of this study was to modify the fatty acid profile of yogurt from sheep milk by the inclusion of different concentrations of palm oil into their diet. Thus, thirty-six sheep during lactation were separated in four groups with nine animals each, as described below: the group T0 (0%); the group T2 (inclusion of 2% of palm oil); the group T4 (inclusion of 4% of palm oil) and the group T6 (inclusion of 6% of palm oil). After 60 days of the supplementation, milk samples were collected and yogurt was produced, which was evaluated regarding the concentration of saturated fatty acids (SFA), monounsaturated fatty acids (MFA), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PFA)...
October 26, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083445/the-gene-diet-associations-in-postmenopausal-women-with-newly-diagnosed-dyslipidemia
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B Grygiel-Górniak, E Kaczmarek, M Mosor, J Przysławski, J Nowak
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between polymorphisms of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor - PPAR gamma-2 (Pro12Ala, C1431T) and beta 3-adrenergic receptor - ADRB3 (Trp64Arg) and dietary habits in a group of postmenopausal women who were not under hypolipidemic treatment. DESIGN: Genetic, nutritional and anthropometric parameters were measured in 213 dyslipidemic (LDL ≥115 mg/dL) and 58 normolipidemic (LDL<115) postmenopausal women...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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