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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774805/men-s-preconception-health-a-primary-health-care-viewpoint
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Anthony Paul O'Brien, John Hurley, Paul Linsley, Karen Anne McNeil, Richard Fletcher, John Robert Aitken
The purpose of this article is to theoretically explore men's preconception health as a mechanism to enhance fertility, as well as the health and well-being of the subject and his descendants. Premorbid risk factors and behaviors associated with stress, environmental toxins, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, lack of exercise/obesity, and the use of illicit drugs are all known to affect fecundity. While there are many health clinics available to women, where advice in areas such as postnatal care of the newborn, family planning, and couples fertility is provided, there are few, if any, equivalent health clinics available to men...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774489/the-role-of-lifestyle-in-male-infertility-diet-physical-activity-and-body-habitus
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REVIEW
Russell P Hayden, Ryan Flannigan, Peter N Schlegel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing attention to primary and secondary prevention of male infertility through modifiable lifestyle factors has gained traction amongst both patients and infertility specialists. In this review, the available evidence of modifiable lifestyle choices, specifically diet, physical activity, and body habitus, are evaluated. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies examining diet, exercise/physical activity, and body habitus are characterized by conflicting conclusions, difficult confounders, and imperfect end points to judge male reproductive potential...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769111/predictors-of-back-disorder-among-almeda-textile-factory-workers-north-ethiopia
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Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Asmelash Tekie Demoz, Haimanot Gebrehiwot Moges, Ansha Nega Ahmmed
OBJECTIVES: To guide the development of targeted interventions for the prevention of work-related back pain, this manuscript estimates the prevalence of back pain and its association with a variety of risk factors among Almeda textile factory production works from March to April 2015. An institutional-based cross-sectional study was carried out in Almeda textile factory, North Ethiopia. Randomly selected workers were administered a structured questionnaire about their socio-economic status, lifestyle, working conditions, back pain and selected risk factors...
May 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769106/peer-mentor-versus-teacher-delivery-of-a-physical-activity-program-on-the-effects-of-bmi-and-daily-activity-protocol-of-a-school-based-group-randomized-controlled-trial-in-appalachia
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Laureen H Smith, Rick L Petosa, Abigail Shoben
BACKGROUND: Rural Appalachian populations have poorer health and fewer positive health-related behaviors compared to other United States populations. Appalachians are the most sedentary U.S. population and teens are particularly sedentary. Obesity prevention through improving physical activity is a top priority in Rural Healthy People 2020. Obesity prevalence among Appalachian teens exceeds the national rates of 13.9% and has consistently been greater than 26%. Organized sports has not been effective at improving daily physical activity or health outcomes for Appalachian teens...
May 16, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768343/potential-common-factors-associated-with-predisposition-to-common-cold-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-japanese-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
#5
Michi Shibata, Taizo Iwane, Ryoko Higuchi, Kaname Suwa, Kei Nakajima
People worldwide frequently catch a common cold, which occasionally develops into secondary severe conditions such as pneumonia. However, it is unclear whether predisposition to the common cold is associated with the individual's characteristics including age, body weight, lifestyles, diets, and intestinal functions, besides exposure to a responsible pathogen. We addressed this issue epidemiologically considering many relevant clinical factors.We reviewed data from a cross-sectional study consisting of 39,524 apparently healthy Japanese aged 40 to 79 years (26,975 men and 12,549 women) who underwent a checkup in 2007...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768089/a-commentary-on-effects-of-regular-physical-activity-on-the-cognitive-performance-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-by-podolski-et-al-metab-syndr-relat-disord-2017-15-481-493
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Erin M Shellington, Sonja M Reichert, Robert J Petrella
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) imparts an increased risk for cognitive decline, specifically executive function, which is important to maintain for diabetes self-management. There is evidence to suggest that exercise improves cognition in healthy older adults; however, the literature in adults with T2DM is lacking. This commentary is in complement to Podolski et al.'s systematic review evaluating the effects of physical activity on cognitive function in adults with T2DM. We have included eight additional studies and further highlight their conclusions on the heterogeneity of the literature thus far...
May 16, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766791/immunometabolic-changes-in-hepatocytes-arising-from-obesity-and-the-practice-of-physical-exercise
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Paula Alves Monteiro, Wagner Prado, Thiago Ricardo Dos Santos Tenório, Luciane Magri Tomaz, David H St-Pierre, Fabio Santos Lira
Over the recent years, a particular interest was shown towards understanding the roles of excessive hepatic fat accumulation and the development of obesity-related diseases. While hepatic triacylglycerol accumulation seems to be a response to the systemic increase of insulin release, fatty acid metabolites contribute to the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). It is widely accepted that NAFLD is a polygenic and multifactorial disease under the influence of critical behavioral factors such as overeating and sedentary lifestyles...
May 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766773/effects-of-a-structured-physical-activity-program-on-habitual-physical-activity-and-body-composition-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Anna Masajtis-Zagajewska, Katarzyna Muras, Michał Nowicki
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we compared the effects of an individualized physical activity program on lifestyle, metabolic profile, body composition, and quality of life in kidney transplant recipients and patients with chronic kidney disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included 24 kidney transplant recipients and 15 patients with chronic kidney disease at stage 3/4. Body composition (impedance spectroscopy) and habitual physical activity (accelerometry) assessed at baseline were used to prepare the individualized physical activity program...
May 16, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765005/heart-rate-recovery-physical-activity-level-and-functional-status-in-subjects-with-copd
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Andrea A Morita, Laís K O Silva, Gianna W Bisca, Joice M Oliveira, Nidia A Hernandes, Fabio Pitta, Karina C Furlanetto
BACKGROUND: A normal heart rate reflects the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic nervous system. When the difference between heart rate at the end of an exercise test and after 1 min of recovery, known as the 1-min heart rate recovery, is ≤ 12 beats/min, this may indicate an abnormal delay. We sought to compare physical activity patterns and subjects' functional status with COPD with or without delayed 1-min heart rate recovery after the 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
May 15, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762052/effects-of-physical-exercise-on-adiponectin-leptin-and-inflammatory-markers-in-childhood-obesity-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Felice Sirico, Antonio Bianco, Giovanni D'Alicandro, Clotilde Castaldo, Stefania Montagnani, Rocco Spera, Franca Di Meglio, Daria Nurzynska
BACKGROUND: New findings on adipose tissue physiology and obesity-associated inflammation status suggest that modification of the adipokine level can be relevant for the long-term prevention of obesity-associated chronic disease. OBJECTIVES: The scope of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of physical exercise in reducing the systemic inflammation related to obesity in children. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis of controlled randomized trials, identified through electronic database search, which investigated the effect of physical exercise, without concomitant dietary intervention, on adiponectin, leptin, and/or other inflammatory markers in children up to age 18 years with a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile for age and sex...
May 15, 2018: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759127/fibromyalgia-in-primary-care
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REVIEW
Jay B Higgs
Fibromyalgia is a common disorder and has substantial impact on quality of life. The cause remains unknown, but current evidence points to multifactorial involvement of pain processing. Clinical diagnosis is aided by evidence-based diagnostic criteria with subscores for widespread pain and symptom severity. Nonpharmacologic treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep hygiene, and regular aerobic exercise, form the cornerstone of management. Pharmacologic intervention is an important adjunct, but benefit is variable...
June 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758940/self-reported-physical-activity-is-associated-with-tau-burden-measured-by-positron-emission-tomography
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Belinda M Brown, Stephanie R Rainey-Smith, Vincent Dore, Jeremiah J Peiffer, Samantha C Burnham, Simon M Laws, Kevin Taddei, David Ames, Colin L Masters, Christopher C Rowe, Ralph N Martins, Victor L Villemagne
Numerous animal studies have reported exercise reduces the accumulation of Alzheimer's disease pathology, including amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau. Furthermore, we previously reported a relationship between higher levels of physical activity (PA) and lower brain Aβ burden in a human population. The recent advent of tau positron emission tomography (PET) tracers enables us to extend our investigations into the evaluation of the relationship between PA and brain tau burden. Utilizing data from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study, we have examined the cross-sectional relationship between habitual PA and PET-quantified tau burden...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757226/inflammation-not-cholesterol-is-a-cause-of-chronic-disease
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REVIEW
Alexandros Tsoupras, Ronan Lordan, Ioannis Zabetakis
Since the Seven Countries Study, dietary cholesterol and the levels of serum cholesterol in relation to the development of chronic diseases have been somewhat demonised. However, the principles of the Mediterranean diet and relevant data linked to the examples of people living in the five blue zones demonstrate that the key to longevity and the prevention of chronic disease development is not the reduction of dietary or serum cholesterol but the control of systemic inflammation. In this review, we present all the relevant data that supports the view that it is inflammation induced by several factors, such as platelet-activating factor (PAF), that leads to the onset of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) rather than serum cholesterol...
May 12, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756977/effects-of-red-wine-grape-juice-and-resveratrol-consumption-on-bone-parameters-of-wistar-rats-submitted-to-high-fat-diet-and-physical-training
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Letícia Monteiro da Fonseca Cardoso, Nina Da Matta Alvarez Pimenta, Raiza Da Silva Ferreira Fiochi, Bruna Ferreira Mota Mota, Juliana Arruda de Souza Monnerat, Cristiane Correia Teixeira, Renata Beatriz Da Rocha Ramalho, Isabelle Waleska Maldronato, Manuela Dolisnky, Gilson Teles Boaventura, Vilma Blondet, Sergio Girão Barroso, Carlos Alberto Soares da Costa, Gabrielle De Souza Rocha
INTRODUCTION: intake of diets with high saturated fat may produce deleterious effects on bone mineralization. Lifestyle changes help reduce the bone loss observed in osteoporosis. Resveratrol, present in grape juice and red wine, has osteogenic and osteoinductive effects, being potentially beneficial for bone health. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effects of red grape juice, red wine and resveratrol consumption on bone parameters in Wistar rats submitted to a high-fat diet and physical training...
October 27, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755757/need-to-improve-awareness-and-treatment-compliance-in-high-risk-patients-for-diabetic-complications-in-nepal
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Raju P Sapkota, Tirthalal Upadhyaya, Govind Gurung, Mike Parker, Rajiv Raman, Shahina Pardhan
Objective/introduction: It is known that knowledge, awareness, and practice influence diabetic control. We compared factors pertaining to healthy lifestyle (exercising, avoiding smoking), self-help (attending appointments, following treatment regimens), and diabetic awareness in high-risk patients for diabetic complications, specifically, those on insulin versus non-insulin treatment, and also those with a longer diabetic duration (≥5 years) versus a shorter duration. Methods: 200 consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes (52...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755173/patients-perspectives-on-and-experiences-of-home-exercise-programmes-delivered-with-a-mobile-application
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Hillary Abramsky, Puneet Kaur, Mikale Robitaille, Leanna Taggio, Paul K Kosemetzky, Hillary Foster, Barbara E Gibson Bmr Pt MSc PhD, Maggie Bergeron, Patrick Jachyra
Purpose: We explored patients' perspectives on home exercise programmes (HEPs) and their experiences using a mobile application designed to facilitate home exercise. Method: Data were generated using qualitative, semi-structured, face-to-face interviews with 10 participants who were receiving outpatient physiotherapy. Results: Establishing a therapeutic partnership between physiotherapists and patients enabled therapists to customize the HEPs to the patients' lifestyles and preferences. Analysis suggests that using the mobile application improved participants' ability to integrate the HEP into their daily life and was overwhelmingly preferred to traditional paper handouts...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752846/it-s-like-balancing-on-a-slackline-a-description-of-how-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-describe-themselves-in-relation-to-physical-activity
#17
Annika Bay, Kristina Lämås, Malin Berghammer, Camilla Sandberg, Bengt Johansson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To illuminate how adults with CHD describe themselves in relation to physical activity. BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) have reduced exercise capacity and do not reach the recommended daily level of physical activity. With this in view, it is of immense importance to investigate how this population experiences physical activity. DESIGN: Qualitative study with semi-structured interviews analysed with qualitative content analysis...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747089/effects-of-high-intensity-interval-training-on-optic-nerve-head-and-macular-perfusion-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-healthy-adults
#18
Boris Schmitz, Pieter Nelis, Florian Rolfes, Maged Alnawaiseh, Andreas Klose, Michael Krüger, Nicole Eter, Stefan-Martin Brand, Florian Alten
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been identified to be efficient for increasing health-related fitness in general and in lifestyle-induced chronic diseases such as hypertension, obesity and metabolic syndrome. This study aimed to evaluate HIIT effects on optic nerve head (ONH) and macular perfusion in healthy adults using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Fifty-eight healthy participants (22.0 ± 2.02 years, 40 females (69...
April 26, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746878/effect-of-short-bouts-of-high-intensity-activity-on-glucose-among-adults-with-prediabetes-a-pilot-randomized-crossover-study
#19
Jennifer L Gay, David M Buchner, Melissa L Erickson, Adolphia Lauture
AIM: Few data exist on the effects of vigorous-intensity activity on blood glucose. The study aim was to determine the effects of 2-min and 4-min bouts of vigorous-intensity stair climbing on glucose levels. METHODS: Nine overweight/obese adults with prediabetes (40-64 years, HbA1C 5.7%-6.4%) participated in a randomized cross-over design with three conditions on consecutive days: control; 2-min bouts of stair climbing once per hour for 8 hours; and 4-min bouts of stair climbing once every 2 hours for 8 hours, with the two activity days randomized in order...
May 7, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745325/life-style-and-peptic-ulcer-disease
#20
Berrak C Yegen
The risk of developing peptic ulcer disease (PUD) was shown to be associated with genetic inheritance, life-style and social status of the patients. Unhealthy lifestyle habits and failure in coping with stress have been closely associated with the occurrence of PUD. In contrary, limiting the use of analgesic drugs and glucocorticoids, controlling environmental and socioeconomic factors that predispose to H. Pylori infection, having a balanced diet, exercising regularly, coping successfully with stress, avoiding smoking, limiting alcohol intake and getting sufficient night sleep are essential in prevention and healing of PUD...
May 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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