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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319804/are-diabetes-guidelines-truly-evidence-based
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REVIEW
Matthew F Bouchonville, Sara Matani, Jason J DuBroff, Robert J DuBroff
The global epidemic of obesity and diabetes underscores the urgency to develop strategies to prevent cardiovascular (CV) disease in this vulnerable population. Clinical guidelines are intended to help the clinician manage these patients, but guidelines are often discordant among professional organizations and not always evidence based. Clinicians must rely upon the best available evidence, and therefore we critically reviewed the evidence behind the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2016 guidelines on the prevention of CV disease in diabetes...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319651/mediterranean-tomato-based-sofrito-protects-against-vascular-alterations-in-obese-zucker-rats-by-preserving-no-bioavailability
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Rosalia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Francesc Jiménez-Altayó, Laia Alsina, Yara Onetti, Jose F de Alvarenga, Carmen Claro, Elena Ogalla, Nuria Casals, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventos
SCOPE: Sofrito, a key component of the Mediterranean diet, provides nutritional interest due to its high content in bioactive compounds from tomato and olive oil, and especially to the lipid matrix in which these compounds are found. In this study, the potential beneficial effects of dietary intake of sofrito on obesity-related vascular alterations were explored in obese Zucker rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Obese and lean rats were fed a control diet supplemented or not with 2% (w/w) sofrito for 8 weeks...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317262/hydroxytyrosol-restores-proper-insulin-signaling-in-an-astrocytic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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M Carmen Crespo, Joao Tomé-Carneiro, Cristina Pintado, Alberto Dávalos, Francesco Visioli, Emma Burgos-Ramos
Recent epidemiological evidence demonstrated that diabetes is a risk factor for AD onset and development. Indeed, meta-analyses of longitudinal epidemiologic studies show that diabetes increases AD risk by 50-100%, being insulin resistance (IR) the main binding link between diabetes and AD. Astrocytes are the foremost cerebral macroglial cells and are responsible for converting glucose into lactate and transfer it to neurons that use it as fuel, but Aβ(1-42) impairs insulin signaling and glycogen storage. Recent prospective studies showed that the Mediterranean diet is associated with lower incidence of AD...
March 20, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315778/need-of-improvement-of-diet-and-life-habits-among-university-student-regardless-of-religion-professed
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Silvia Navarro-Prado, Emilio González-Jiménez, Javier S Perona, Miguel A Montero-Alonso, Marta López-Bueno, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle
At present, few studies have assessed the possible influence of culture and religion on healthy eating habits among the university population. The aim of this study was to identify differences in healthy and eating habits among university students of different religions. A cross-sectional study was performed with a sample population of 257 students (22.4 ± 4.76 y) at the campus of the University of Granada in Melilla (Spain). The quality of diet was assessed by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) and the adherence to the Mediterranean diet by a validated score (MDS)...
March 15, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303397/association-of-the-baltic-sea-and-mediterranean-diets-with-indices-of-sarcopenia-in-elderly-women-osptre-fps-study
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Masoud Isanejad, Joonas Sirola, Jaakko Mursu, Toni Rikkonen, Heikki Kröger, Marjo Tuppurainen, Arja T Erkkilä
PURPOSE: To examine whether higher adherence to Baltic Sea diet (BSD) and Mediterranean diet (MED) have beneficial association with sarcopenia indices in elderly women. METHODS: In total 554 women, aged 65-72 years belonging to OSTPRE-FPS study answered a questionnaire on lifestyle factors and 3-day food record at baseline in 2002. Food consumptions and nutrient intakes were calculated. Nine components were selected to calculate BSD score. MED score was calculated using eight components...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298699/searching-trans-resveratrol-in-fruits-and-vegetables-a-preliminary-screening
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Natividad Sebastià, Alegría Montoro, Zacarías León, Jose M Soriano
Resveratrol is a phytoalexin with potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic effects. The object of this work was to determine whether this promising compound was present in the typical fruits and vegetables used in the Mediterranean diet. Our results indicated the presence of trans-resveratrol in concentrations ranging from 0.2 µg/g in tomatoes and 3 lg/g. in strawberries.
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298537/obesity-mediates-the-association-between-mediterranean-diet-consumption-and-insulin-resistance-and-inflammation-in-us-adults
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Yong-Moon Park, Jiajia Zhang, Susan E Steck, Teresa T Fung, Linda J Hazlett, Kyungdo Han, Seung-Hyun Ko, Anwar T Merchant
Background: The inverse association between Mediterranean diet (Med-diet) consumption and insulin resistance or inflammatory markers is well known. However, the extent to which obesity may act directly on or mediate this association is unclear.Objective: We aimed to investigate whether the associations between Med-diet consumption and markers of insulin resistance and inflammation are mediated by body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference (WC) in a representative US population.Methods: We used cross-sectional data from 4700 adults aged 20-90 y without any previous diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hypertension based on the NHANES III, 1988-1994...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298270/nutritional-approaches-to-achieve-weight-loss-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Christine C Hsu, Erik Ness, Kris V Kowdley
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can range in spectrum from simple hepatic steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is characterized by lipotoxicity, hepatocellular ballooning, and inflammation and can progress to cirrhosis. Weight loss is the cornerstone treatment for NAFLD and NASH. Various randomized controlled trials have shown that weight loss of ≥5-10% leads to significant improvements in hepatic steatosis. Diets high in sodium and fructose have been implicated in the pathogenesis of NAFLD...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288977/prediction-of-cardiovascular-disease-by-the-framingham-regicor-equation-in-the-high-risk-predimed-cohort-impact-of-the-mediterranean-diet-across-different-risk-strata
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Antonio J Amor, Mercè Serra-Mir, Miguel A Martínez-González, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Montserrat Fitó, Ramón Estruch, Lluis Serra-Majem, Fernando Arós, Nancy Babio, Emilio Ros, Emilio Ortega
BACKGROUND: The usefulness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) predictive equations in different populations is debatable. We assessed the efficacy of the Framingham-REGICOR scale, validated for the Spanish population, to identify future CVD in participants, who were predefined as being at high-risk in the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) study-a nutrition-intervention primary prevention trial-and the impact of adherence to the Mediterranean diet on CVD across risk categories...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285975/monounsaturated-fatty-acids-might-be-key-factors-in-the-mediterranean-diet-that-suppress-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-the-tomorrow-study
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Yoshinari Matsumoto, Yuko Sugioka, Masahiro Tada, Tadashi Okano, Kenji Mamoto, Kentaro Inui, Daiki Habu, Tatsuya Koike
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The Mediterranean diet is reportedly effective in suppressing disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the key elements responsible for this effect remain unknown. The presented study therefore aimed to identify such elements. METHODS: This study included 208 consecutive patients with RA (RA group) and 205 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers (controls) from the prospective "TOMORROW" cohort study that has been ongoing since 2010 were included in this study...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283824/prospective-association-between-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-and-risk-of-depressive-symptoms-in-the-french-su-vi-max-cohort
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Moufidath Adjibade, Karen E Assmann, Valentina A Andreeva, Cédric Lemogne, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot
PURPOSE: This study examines whether adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (MD) measured by several dietary indexes was associated with incident depressive symptoms in a large French cohort. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 3523 participants from the Supplémentation en Vitamines et Minéraux Antioxydants (SU.VI.MAX) cohort who had at least three dietary records at baseline during the first 2 years of follow-up (1994-1996), free of depression at the beginning of the study (1996-1997) and available Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) data at the end of follow-up (2007-2009)...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276908/validation-of-a-literature-based-adherence-score-to-mediterranean-diet-the-medi-lite-score
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Francesco Sofi, Monica Dinu, Giuditta Pagliai, Rossella Marcucci, Alessandro Casini
Numerous studies have demonstrated a relationship between adherence to Mediterranean diet and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. The aim of this study was to validate a novel instrument to measure adherence to Mediterranean diet based on the literature (the MEDI-LITE score). Two-hundred-and-four clinically healthy subjects completed both the MEDI-LITE score and the validated MedDietScore (MDS). Significant positive correlation between the MEDI-LITE and the MDS scores was found in the study population (R = ...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275099/the-mediterranean-diet-score-is-more-strongly-associated-with-favorable-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-over-2-years-than-other-diet-quality-indexes-in-puerto-rican-adults
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Josiemer Mattei, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, Sherman J Bigornia, Sabrina E Noel, Katherine L Tucker
Background: Multiple diet quality scores have been used to evaluate adherence to specific dietary recommendations or to consumption of healthful foods and nutrients. It remains unknown which score can more strongly predict longitudinal changes in cardiometabolic risk factors.Objective: We aimed to determine associations of 5 diet quality scores [AHA diet score (AHA-DS), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2005, Mediterranean diet score (MeDS), and Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI)] with 2-y changes in cardiometabolic risk factors in adults 45-75 y old...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274382/legal-priorities-for-prevention-of-non-communicable-diseases-innovations-from-who-s-eastern-mediterranean-region
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REVIEW
L O Gostin, H Abou-Taleb, S A Roache, A Alwan
OBJECTIVES: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally and in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR). This paper reports on a research collaboration between the WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Office (EMRO) and the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University that aims to identify (1) regionally relevant, cost-effective and affordable legal interventions to prevent NCDs, and (2) methods to strengthen implementation and enforcement...
March 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265762/association-of-lifestyle-behaviours-with-self-esteem-through-health-related-quality-of-life-in-spanish-adolescents
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Emily Knox, Jose Joaquin Muros
The present research examined the association of Mediterranean diet adherence and physical activity with self-esteem through five components of health-related quality of life. Data were collected from 456 adolescents attending one of five schools in Granada, Spain using a cluster-randomised design. Participants completed questionnaires on Mediterranean diet adherence, physical activity, self-esteem and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Models were constructed to identify associations between Mediterranean diet adherence and physical activity on self-esteem...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265659/effects-on-health-outcomes-of-a-mediterranean-diet-with-no-restriction-on-fat-intake
#16
Hanna E Bloomfield, Nancy Greer, Robert Kane, Timothy J Wilt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265658/effects-on-health-outcomes-of-a-mediterranean-diet-with-no-restriction-on-fat-intake
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Angeliki Papadaki, J Alfredo Martinez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265657/effects-on-health-outcomes-of-a-mediterranean-diet-with-no-restriction-on-fat-intake
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Miguel A Martínez-González, Ramón Estruch, Dolores Corella, Emilio Ros, Montse Fitó, Lukas Schwingshackl, Jordi Salas-Salvadó
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262323/soft-drink-consumption-and-gestational-diabetes-risk-in-the-sun-project
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Mikel Donazar-Ezcurra, Cristina Lopez-Del Burgo, Miguel A Martinez-Gonzalez, Francisco J Basterra-Gortari, Jokin de Irala, Maira Bes-Rastrollo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) prevalence is increasing worldwide. To the best of our knowledge the specific evaluation of soft drink consumption as a risk factor for developing GDM has only been conducted in the Nurses' Health Study II. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of GDM according to soft drink consumption in the SUN project. DESIGN: The "Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra" (SUN) project is a prospective and dynamic cohort which included data of 3396 women who notified at least one pregnancy between December 1999 and March 2012...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260236/mediterranean-diet-adherence-and-risk-of-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-results-of-a-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
#20
Piet A van den Brandt, Maya Schulpen
The Mediterranean Diet (MD) has been associated with reduced mortality and risk of cardiovascular diseases, but there is only limited evidence on cancer. We investigated the relationship between adherence to MD and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer (and estrogen/progesterone receptor subtypes, ER/PR). In the Netherlands Cohort Study, 62,573 women aged 55-69 years provided information on dietary and lifestyle habits in 1986. Follow-up for cancer incidence until 2007 (20.3 years) consisted of record linkages with the Netherlands Cancer Registry and the Dutch Pathology Registry PALGA...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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