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Frédéric Leroy, Malaika Brengman, Wouter Ryckbosch, Peter Scholliers
The debate on meat's role in health and disease is a rowdy and dissonant one. This study uses the health section of the online version of The Daily Mail as a case study to carry out a quantitative and qualitative reflection on the related discourses in mass media during the first fifteen years of the 21st century. This period ranged from the fall-out of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis and its associated food safety anxieties, over the Atkins diet-craze in 2003 and the avian flu episode in 2007, to the highly influential publication of the report on colon cancer by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2015...
February 24, 2018: Appetite
Cherubino Di Lorenzo, Gianluca Coppola, Davide Di Lenola, Maurizio Evangelista, Giulio Sirianni, Paolo Rossi, Giorgio Di Lorenzo, Mariano Serrao, Francesco Pierelli
Introduction: Drug-resistant cluster headache (CH) is still an open clinical challenge. Recently, our group observed the clinical efficacy of a ketogenic diet (KD), usually adopted to treat drug-resistant epilepsies, on migraine. Aim: Here, we aim to detect the effect of KD in a group of drug-resistant chronic CH (CCH) patients. Materials and methods: Eighteen drug-resistant CCH patients underwent a 12-week KD (Modified Atkins Diet, MAD), and the clinical response was evaluated in terms of response (≥50% attack reduction)...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
David Osborn, Alexandra Burton, Rachael Hunter, Louise Marston, Lou Atkins, Thomas Barnes, Ruth Blackburn, Thomas Craig, Hazel Gilbert, Samira Heinkel, Richard Holt, Michael King, Susan Michie, Richard Morris, Steve Morris, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Omar, Irene Petersen, Robert Peveler, Vanessa Pinfold, Kate Walters
BACKGROUND: People with severe mental illnesses, including psychosis, have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to evaluate the effects of a primary care intervention on decreasing total cholesterol concentrations and cardiovascular disease risk in people with severe mental illnesses. METHODS: We did this cluster randomised trial in general practices across England, with general practices as the cluster unit. We randomly assigned general practices (1:1) with 40 or more patients with severe mental illnesses using a computer-generated random sequence with a block size of four...
January 15, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
Justin D Smith, Cady Berkel, Neil Jordan, David C Atkins, Shrikanth S Narayanan, Carlos Gallo, Kevin J Grimm, Thomas J Dishion, Anne M Mauricio, Jenna Rudo-Stern, Mariah K Meachum, Emily Winslow, Meg M Bruening
BACKGROUND: Pediatric obesity is a multi-faceted public health concern that can lead to cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and early mortality. Small changes in diet, physical activity, or BMI can significantly reduce the possibility of developing cardiometabolic risk factors. Family-based behavioral interventions are an underutilized, evidence-based approach that have been found to significantly prevent excess weight gain and obesity in children and adolescents. Poor program availability, low participation rates, and non-adherence are noted barriers to positive outcomes...
January 15, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
Hirokazu Oguni, Yasushi Ito, Yui Otani, Satoru Nagata
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a questionnaire survey on the efficacy and side effects of ketogenic diet (KD) therapy in patients with glucose transporter 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS) as well as issues associated with long-term KD therapy from the viewpoint of patients' families. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects were 34 patients whose ages at the time of the survey ranged between 2 and 50 years (median, 11 years). The ages at the diagnosis ranged between 3 months and 48 years and 5 months (median, 4 years and 10 months), and KD therapy was started within 5 months in all patients...
December 26, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Shahabeddin Rezaei, Ahmed Abdulahi Abdurahman, Amene Saghazadeh, Reza Shervin Badv, Maryam Mahmoudi
OBJECTIVES: Classical ketogenic diet (KD) and modified Atkins diet (MAD) are two types of KD commonly used for the treatment of intractable epilepsy throughout the world. Studies have shown the efficacy of these diets. However, no systematic review and meta-analysis study has to date compared the efficacy of KD and MAD in a time trend. Therefore, the objectives of the present study were to compare the short-term and long-term efficacy of classical KD and MAD in children and adolescents with epilepsy and to determine the efficacy of classical KD and MAD at multiple time points and in a time trend...
October 25, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
Amal Satte, Eric Heath Kossoff, Mohamed Belghiti, Abderrahim Zerhouni, Hamid Ouhabi, Hassania Guerinech, Jamal Mounach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: African Health Sciences
Deng-Na Zhu, Ping Li, Jun Wang, Jun-Ying Yuan, Guang-Yu Zhang, Jiang-Fang Liang, Ming-Mei Wang, Yun-Xia Zhao, Shuang An, Na Ma, Dan-Dan Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of ketogenic diet (KD) on neurobehavioral development, emotional and social behaviors, and life ability in children with global developmental delay (GDD). METHODS: A prospective case-control study was performed for hospitalized children with GDD, who were randomly divided into KD treatment group (n=40) and conventional treatment group (n=37). The children in both groups were given comprehensive rehabilitation training, and those in the KD treatment group were given modified Atkins diet in addition to the comprehensive rehabilitation training...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
O F El Rashidy, M F Nassar, Y G El Gendy, S M Deifalla, S Gaballa
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Modified Atkins diet (MAD) is a less restrictive type of ketogenic diet (KD) as compared to the classic one. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of 9 months MAD treatment on the growth and seizure control in patients with intractable epilepsy as well as the quality of life (QoL) of their mothers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study included 15 patients with intractable epilepsy who could not tolerate their classic KD management plan...
October 16, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Brenda Leung, Romy Lauche, Matthew Leach, Yan Zhang, Holger Cramer, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: Special diets are frequently used by the public but reasons for use and characteristics of users remain unclear. AIM: To determine prevalence of the use of special diets, the individual characteristics associated with their use and reasons for use. METHODS: The secondary analysis used data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), a cross-sectional household interview survey of a nationally representative sample of non-hospitalized US adult populations ( n = 34,525)...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition and Health
S Hawkesworth, R J Silverwood, B Armstrong, T Pliakas, K Nanchahal, C Sartini, A Amuzu, G Wannamethee, J Atkins, S E Ramsay, J P Casas, R W Morris, P H Whincup, Karen Lock
BACKGROUND: Local neighbourhood environments can influence dietary behavior. There is limited evidence focused on older people who are likely to have greater dependence on local areas and may suffer functional limitations that amplify any neighbourhood impact. METHODS: Using multi-level ordinal regression analysis we investigated the association between multiple dimensions of neighbourhood food environments (captured by fine-detail, foot-based environmental audits and secondary data) and self-reported frequency of fruit and vegetable intake...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Pooja Mehta, Glenn T Furuta, Taryn Brennan, Michelle L Henry, Nancy Creskoff Maune, Shikha S Sundaram, Calies Menard-Katcher, Dan Atkins, Faith Takurukura, Sandra Giffen, Zhaoxing Pan, Angela M Haas
OBJECTIVE: Because both gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) are associated with malnutrition and feeding dysfunction, this study compares growth, nutrition and feeding behaviors in children with GERD and EoE. METHODS: Subjects aged 1-7 with GERD or EoE were enrolled in a prospective study. Assessments included length/height, weight, 3-day food diary, serum biomarkers of nutrition, and the Behavioral Pediatric Feeding Assessment Scale (BPFAS)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Omnia El-Rashidy, Farida El-Baz, Yasmin El-Gendy, Randa Khalaf, Dina Reda, Khaled Saad
Many diet regimens were studied for patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past few years. Ketogenic diet is gaining attention due to its proven effect on neurological conditions like epilepsy in children. Forty-five children aged 3-8 years diagnosed with ASD based on DSM-5 criteria were enrolled in this study. Patients were equally divided into 3 groups, first group received ketogenic diet as modified Atkins diet (MAD), second group received gluten free casein free (GFCF) diet and the third group received balanced nutrition and served as a control group...
December 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
Maurizio Elia, Joerg Klepper, Baerbel Leiendecker, Hans Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Although a larger number of antiepileptic drugs became available in the last decades, epilepsy remains drug-resistant in approximately a third of patients. Ketogenic diet (KD), first proposed at the beginning of the last century, is complex and has anticonvulsant effects, yet not completely understood. Over the last decades, different types of ketogenic diets (KDs) have been developed, namely classical KD and modified Atkins diet (MAD). They offer an effective alternative for children and adults with drug-resistant epilepsies...
August 9, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Mohammad Zare, Ali Asghar Okhovat, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Jafar Mehvari, Mohammad Reza Najafi, Mohammad Saadatnia
Background: The usefulness of the modified Atkins diet (mAD) in refractory epilepsy in adults has been rarely investigated. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of mAD in adult with refractory epilepsy. Methods: In a controlled randomized clinical trial, we enrolled 66 refractory adult epileptic cases from February 2010 to December 2012. The patients were randomly divided into two groups, case groups (22 patients) used antiepileptic drugs and mAD and control group (32 patients) only use antiepileptic drugs. The primary outcome was at least 50% decrement in seizure frequency after 2 months of therapy...
April 4, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
Stephen D Anton, Azumi Hida, Kacey Heekin, Kristen Sowalsky, Christy Karabetian, Heather Mutchie, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Todd M Manini, Tracey E Barnett
The present review examined the evidence base for current popular diets, as listed in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report, on short-term (≤six months) and long-term (≥one year) weight loss outcomes in overweight and obese adults. For the present review, all diets in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings for "Best Weight-Loss Diets", which did not involve specific calorie targets, meal replacements, supplementation with commercial products, and/or were not categorized as "low-calorie" diets were examined...
July 31, 2017: Nutrients
Kelly Roehl, Sarika L Sewak
Ketogenic diet (KD) therapy is an established form of treatment for both pediatric and adult patients with intractable epilepsy. Ketogenic diet is a term that refers to any diet therapy in which dietary composition would be expected to result in a ketogenic state of human metabolism. While historically considered a last-resort therapy, classic KDs and their modified counterparts, including the modified Atkins diet and low glycemic index treatment, are gaining ground for use across the spectrum of seizure disorders...
August 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Amal M Mahfoz, Ali F Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A Afify, Naiyer Shahzad, Ibrahim A A Ibrahim, Naser A ElSawy, Ghazi A Bamagous, Saeed S Al Ghamdi
Status epilepticus (SE) is considered one of the major serious forms of epilepsy with high mortality rate. Since the currently available antiepileptic drugs have low efficacy and high adverse effects, new more efficient and safe therapies are critically needed. There is increasing evidence supporting dietary and alternative therapies for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and omega-3 fatty acids. Recent studies have shown significant prophylactic and therapeutic potential of vitamin D (vit-D) use in many neurological disorders...
October 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
A Debebe, V Medina, C-Y Chen, I M Mahajan, C Jia, D Fu, L He, N Zeng, B W Stiles, C-L Chen, M Wang, K-R Aggarwal, Z Peng, J Huang, J Chen, M Li, T Dong, S Atkins, Z Borok, W Yuan, K Machida, C Ju, M Kahn, D Johnson, B L Stiles
Obesity confers an independent risk for carcinogenesis. In the liver, steatosis often proceeds cancer formation; however, the mechanisms by which steatosis promotes carcinogenesis is unknown. We hypothesize that steatosis alters the microenvironment to promote proliferation of tumor initiating cells (TICs) and carcinogenesis. We used several liver cancer models to address the mechanisms underlying the role of obesity in cancer and verified these findings in patient populations. Using bioinformatics analysis and verified by biochemical assays, we identified that hepatosteatosis resulting from either Pten deletion or transgenic expression of HCV core/NS5A proteins, promotes the activation of Wnt/β-catenin...
October 26, 2017: Oncogene
Amirhossein Sahebkar, Matteo Pirro, Maciej Banach, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Stephen L Atkin, Arrigo F G Cicero
Artichoke is a component of the Mediterranean diet. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to determine if artichoke extract supplementation affected human lipid parameters. The search included PubMed-Medline, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases up to March 28, 2017, to identify RCTs investigating the impact of artichoke extracts on plasma lipid levels. Quantitative data synthesis was performed using a random-effects model, with weighed mean difference (WMD) and 95% confidence interval (CI) as summary statistics...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
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