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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342856/reproductive-endocrinology-of-vitamin-d
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Mette Lorenzen, Ida Marie Boisen, Li Juel Mortensen, Beate Lanske, Anders Juul, Martin Blomberg Jensen
Vitamin D is a versatile hormone with several functions beyond its well-established role in maintenance of skeletal health and calcium homeostasis. The effects of vitamin D are mediated by the vitamin D receptor, which is expressed together with the vitamin D metabolizing enzymes in the reproductive tissues. The reproductive organs are therefore responsive to and able to metabolize vitamin D locally. The exact role remains to be clarified but several studies have suggested a link between vitamin D and production/release of reproductive hormones into circulation, which will be the main focus of this review...
March 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340119/the-risk-of-nephrolithiasis-is-causally-related-to-inactive-matrix-gla-protein-a-marker-of-vitamin-k-status-a-mendelian-randomization-study-in-a-flemish-population
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Fang-Fei Wei, Lutgarde Thijs, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Lotte Jacobs, Wen-Yi Yang, Erika Salvi, Lorena Citterio, Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Nadja E A Drummen, Azusa Hara, Paolo Manunta, Yan Li, Peter Verhamme, Karel Allegaert, Daniele Cusi, Cees Vermeer, Jan A Staessen
Background.: Vitamin K (VK)-dependent γ-glutamate carboxylation and serine phosphorylation activate matrix Gla protein (MGP) to a potent locally acting inhibitor of calcification. Nephrolithiasis represents a process of unwanted calcification associated with substantial mortality and high recurrence rates. We hypothesized that the risk of nephrolithiasis increases with VK shortage, as exemplified by higher plasma levels of desphospho-uncarboxylated MGP (dp-ucMGP). Methods...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339536/successful-nutrition-policy-improvement-of-vitamin-d-intake-and-status-in-finnish-adults-over-the-last-decade
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Susanna Raulio, Iris Erlund, Satu Männistö, Sirpa Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, Jouko Sundvall, Heli Tapanainen, Erkki Vartiainen, Suvi M Virtanen
Due to vitamin D intake below recommendation (10 µg/day) and low (<50 nmol/l) serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25(OH)D) concentration in Finnish population, the fortification of liquid dairy products with 0.5 µg vitamin D/100 g and fat spreads with 10 µg/100 g started in Finland in December 2002. In 2010, the fortification recommendation was doubled. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the vitamin D intake and status have improved among Finnish adults as a consequence of these nutrition policy actions...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337028/modifiable-risk-factors-of-maternal-postpartum-weight-retention-an-analysis-of-their-combined-impact-and-potential-opportunities-for-prevention
#4
J L Hollis, S R Crozier, H M Inskip, C Cooper, K M Godfrey, N C Harvey, C E Collins, S M Robinson
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy triggers a physiological change in weight status. Postpartum weight retention in the childbearing years can substantially alter a woman's weight gain trajectory, with several potential contributing factors identified. Most research has relied on women's recall of pre-pregnancy weight during pregnancy or later, and not considered risk factors in combination. Using measured pre-pregnancy weight, this study aimed to examine the associations of maternal postpartum weight retention with parity, pre-pregnancy BMI, excessive gestational weight gain (GWG), maternal serum vitamin D concentration and dietary Glycaemic Index in early and late pregnancy and breastfeeding duration, including analysis of the combined impact of potentially modifiable risk factors...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336109/multivitamin-mineral-supplements-rationale-and-safety
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REVIEW
Hans K Biesalski, Jana Tinz
Multivitamin/mineral supplements (MVMs) are widely used in many populations. MVMs, together with iron and folic acid, are recommended for pregnant women to improve birth outcome and to reduce low-birthweight and rates of miscarriage. However, MVM use is common in the general population as well. The aim of the present review was to evaluate the safety of long-term use of these supplements. To examine the safety of MVM use, we performed a literature search for randomized controlled studies involving supplementation with a combination of at least nine vitamins and three minerals at a maximum concentration of 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance...
April 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334009/vitamin-d-status-and-the-prevalence-of-deficiency-in-lactating-women-from-eight-provinces-and-municipalities-in-china
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Yao Zhao, Yingjie Yu, Hong Li, Zhirong Chang, Yongjin Li, Yifan Duan, Jie Wang, Shan Jiang, Zhenyu Yang, Shi-An Yin
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has become prevalent worldwide in recent years. However, less evidence was available for lactating women. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to understand vitamin D status and prevalence of deficiency in lactating women and associated risk factors for vitamin D deficiency from eight provinces and municipalities in China. METHODS: Lactating women within 1-10 months postpartum were recruited in 2011-2013 from eight provinces and municipalities in China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333089/south-asian-ethnicity-is-related-to-the-highest-risk-of-vitamin-b12-deficiency-in-pregnant-canadian-women
#7
Marta Jeruszka-Bielak, Carly Isman, Theresa H Schroder, Wangyang Li, Tim J Green, Yvonne Lamers
Vitamin B12 (B12) adequacy during pregnancy is crucial for maternal health and optimal fetal development; however, suboptimal B12 status has been reported in pregnant Canadian women. Methylmalonic acid (MMA) is a sensitive indicator of B12 status. Since few studies have measured MMA during pregnancy in Canadian women, the objective of this study was to evaluate B12 status in pregnant women living in Metro Vancouver, using both plasma total B12 and MMA. We recruited a convenience sample of 320 pregnant women between 20 and 35 gestational weeks from local healthcare facilities...
March 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331532/vitamin-d-a-possible-modifying-factor-linking-obesity-to-vascular-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
#8
Jwa-Kyung Kim, Mi Jin Park, Young Rim Song, Hyung Jik Kim, Sung Gyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for increased cardiovascular disease. Whether vitamin D deficiency modifies this association is unclear. Here, we examined the association of obesity and vitamin D deficiency with vascular calcification score (VCS) in incident end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 213 ESRD patients. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels below 10 ng/mL, and obesity was defined as a percentage of body fat (PBF) higher than the sex-specific median value in the cohort (>26...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331419/falsely-elevated-serum-vitamin-b12-levels-were-associated-with-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-chronic-viral-liver-disease
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Takaaki Sugihara, Masahiko Koda, Toshiaki Okamoto, Kenichi Miyoshi, Tomomitsu Matono, Kenji Oyama, Keiko Hosho, Jun-Ichi Okano, Hajime Isomoto, Yoshikazu Murawaki
BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 is stored primarily in the liver, and highly elevated serum vitamin B12 levels occur in acute hepatitis and severe alcoholic liver disease. We evaluated the relationship between vitamin B12 levels and liver disease severity and long term prognosis in patients with chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. METHODS: We enrolled 90 patients (57 men, 33 women) with chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis who admitted to our hospital as a prospective cohort study...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330721/changes-in-the-human-transcriptome-upon-vitamin-d-supplementation
#10
Yvonne Pasing, Christopher Graham Fenton, Rolf Jorde, Ruth Hracky Paulssen
Vitamin D is hydroxylated in the liver and kidneys to its active form, which can bind to the vitamin D receptor (VDR). The VDR is present in a wide variety of different cells types and tissues and acts as a transcription factor. Although activation of the VDR is estimated to regulate expression of up to 5% of the human genome, our study is the first analysing gene expression after supplementation in more than 10 subjects. Subjects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) received either vitamin D3 (n47) in a weekly dose of 20,000 IU or placebo (n 47) for a period of three to five years...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329059/anticoagulation-for-pregnant-women-with-mechanical-heart-valves-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rohan D'Souza, Jackie Ostro, Prakesh S Shah, Candice K Silversides, Ann Malinowski, Kellie E Murphy, Mathew Sermer, Nadine Shehata
Aims: To review maternal and foetal outcomes in women with mechanical heart valves (MHVs) treated with vitamin-K antagonists (VKAs), first-trimester heparin followed by VKAs (sequential treatment), low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) during pregnancy, in order to inform practice. Methods and results: Medline, Embase and Central were searched from inception until February 2016. Two reviewers independently screened 1786 titles, reviewed 110 full-texts and extracted data and assessed risk-of-bias from 46 articles...
March 9, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326899/prevalence-and-predictors-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-non-pharmacological-interventions-use-for-menopausal-symptoms-within-the-uk-collaborative-trial-of-ovarian-cancer-screening
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A Gentry-Maharaj, C Karpinskyj, C Glazer, M Burnell, K Bailey, S Apostolidou, A Ryan, A Lanceley, L Fraser, I Jacobs, M S Hunter, U Menon
OBJECTIVES: The negative publicity about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) has led to increased use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and non-pharmacological interventions (NPI) for menopausal symptom relief. We report on the prevalence and predictors of CAM/NPI among UK postmenopausal women. METHOD: Postmenopausal women aged 50-74 years were invited to participate in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). A total of 202 638 women were recruited and completed a baseline questionnaire...
March 22, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326673/benefits-of-intralesional-injections-of-sodium-thiosulfate-in-the-treatment-of-calciphylaxis
#13
Kirsi Isoherranen, Laura Bouchard, Nicolas Kluger
Calciphylaxis (CPX) is a rare calcifying thrombotic vasculopathy responsible for painful necrotic ulcers, with a high mortality rate, and its management is often difficult. Recently, intravenous infusions of sodium thiosulfate (STS) have shown efficacy. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of intralesional STS (IL STS) in four patients. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of IL STS in a prospective mono-centric open study that included four patients with a biopsy-proven cutaneous CPX. Four women (55-84 years old, mean age: 71·2 years) with a uremic (n = 1) or non-uremic CPX (n = 3) and primary hyperparathyroidism induced by teriparatide or after the initiation of oral anti-vitamin K were treated by IL STS (250 mg/ml)...
March 21, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326519/influence-of-diet-on-the-risk-of-developing-endometriosis
#14
Joanna Jurkiewicz-Przondziono, Magdalena Lemm, Anna Kwiatkowska-Pamuła, Ewa Ziółko, Mariusz K Wójtowicz
Endometriosis is a hormone-dependent chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of endometrium beyond the uterine cavity. The disease affects 5-15% of women of child-bearing age, 30-50% of whom suffer from infertility. Understanding the role of dietary factors in the development of endometriosis is critical to development of effective dietary instructions for prevention. Existing studies concerning nutrition and endometriosis suggest that diet is a potentially modifiable risk factor for endometriosis...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326301/association-of-serum-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-concentration-and-arterial-stiffness-among-korean-adults-in-single-center
#15
Jung Hae Lee, Heuy Sun Suh
BACKGROUND: There are growing concerns about the role of vitamin D deficiency in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we investigated the correlation between serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25[OH]D) and arterial stiffness among Korean adults. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 302 people (115 women and 187 men) who visited a tertiary hospital from January 2015 to December 2016. Serum 25(OH)D was measured using the radioimmunoassay technique, and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) was measured using an automatic wave analyzer...
February 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325646/psychometrics-of-the-self-efficacy-consumption-of-fruit-and-vegetables-scale-in-african-american-women
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Lisaann S Gittner, Kevin B Gittner
PURPOSE: Assess the psychometric properties of the Self-Efficacy Consumption of Fruit and Vegetable Scale (F/V scale) in African American women. SETTING: Midwestern Health Maintenance Organization. SUBJECTS: 221 African American women age 40-65 with BMI≥30 MEASURES: F/V scale was compared to eating efficacy/availability subscale reported on the WEL and mean micronutrient intake (vitamins A, C, K, folate, potassium, and beta-carotene reported on 3-day food records...
March 8, 2017: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323928/physical-activity-vitamin-d-and-incident-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-in-whites-and-blacks-the-aric-study
#17
Kathleen Chin, Di Zhao, Martin Tibuakuu, Seth S Martin, Chiadi E Ndumele, Roberta Florido, B Gwen Windham, Eliseo Guallar, Pamela L Lutsey, Erin D Michos
Context: Physical activity (PA) is associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels. Both are associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), but their joint association with ASCVD risk is unknown. Objective: To examine the dose-response between PA and 25(OH)D, and to assess effect modification of 25(OH)D and PA with ASCVD risk. Design: Cross-sectional and prospective study using Poisson and linear regression. Setting: Community-dwelling Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323044/medium-doses-of-vitamin-d-decrease-falls-and-higher-doses-of-daily-vitamin-d3-increase-falls-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Lynette M Smith, Gallagher J Christopher, Suiter Corinna
Falls are a serious health problem in the aging population. Because low levels of vitamin D have been associated with increased fall rates, many trials have been performed with vitamin D; two meta-analyses showed either a small effect or no effect of vitamin D on falls. We conducted a study of the effect of vitamin D on serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and data on falls was collected as a secondary outcome. In a 12-month double blind randomized placebo trial, elderly women, mean age 66 years, were randomized to one of seven daily oral doses of vitamin D or placebo...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323043/high-dose-vitamin-d-may-improve-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-postmenopausal-women
#19
Johanna Oberg, Margareta Verelst, Rolf Jorde, Kevin Cashman, Guri Grimnes
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common in postmenopausal women, and have been reported inversely associated with vitamin D intake and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D levels. The aim of this study was to investigate if high dose vitamin D supplementation would affect LUTS in comparison to standard dose. In a randomized controlled study including 297 postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density, the participants were allocated to receive capsules of 20 000 IU of vitamin D3 twice a week (high dose group) or similar looking placebo (standard dose group)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322423/uptake-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anti-coagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Matylda Zimny, Steffen Blum, Peter Ammann, Paul Erne, Giorgio Moschovitis, Marcello Di Valentino, Dipen Shah, Jürg Schläpfer, Cyrill Vogt, Alexandra Tabord, Michael Kühne, Christian Sticherling, Stefan Osswald, David Conen
AIMS: We aimed to assess the uptake of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) among patients with atrial fibrillation between 2010 and 2015 in Switzerland. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational cohort study. At the baseline examination and during yearly follow-ups, we used questionnaires to obtain information about clinical characteristics and antithrombotic treatment. Stroke risk was assessed using the CHA2DS2-VASc score. RESULTS: 1545 patients were enrolled across seven centres in Switzerland...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
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