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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938794/association-between-plant-based-diets-and-plasma-lipids-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yoko Yokoyama, Susan M Levin, Neal D Barnard
Context: Although a recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials showed that adoption of a vegetarian diet reduces plasma lipids, the association between vegetarian diets and long-term effects on plasma lipids has not been subjected to meta-analysis. Objective: The aim was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials that have examined associations between plant-based diets and plasma lipids. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for articles published in English until June 2015...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926931/comparison-of-sociodemographic-and-nutritional-characteristics-between-self-reported-vegetarians-vegans-and-meat-eaters-from-the-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-study
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Benjamin Allès, Julia Baudry, Caroline Méjean, Mathilde Touvier, Sandrine Péneau, Serge Hercberg, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot
BACKGROUND: There is a growing trend for vegetarian and vegan diets in many Western countries. Epidemiological evidence suggesting that such diets may help in maintaining good health is rising. However, dietary and sociodemographic characteristics of vegetarians and vegans are not well known. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe sociodemographic and nutritional characteristics of self-reported, adult vegetarians and vegans, compared to meat-eaters, from the French NutriNet-Santé study...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925645/vitamin-b12-deficiency-recognition-and-management
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Robert C Langan, Andrew J Goodbred
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common cause of megaloblastic anemia, various neuropsychiatric symptoms, and other clinical manifestations. Screening average-risk adults for vitamin B12 deficiency is not recommended. Screening may be warranted in patients with one or more risk factors, such as gastric or small intestine resections, inflammatory bowel disease, use of metformin for more than four months, use of proton pump inhibitors or histamine H2 blockers for more than 12 months, vegans or strict vegetarians, and adults older than 75 years...
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924423/vegan-diets-practical-advice-for-athletes-and-exercisers
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REVIEW
David Rogerson
With the growth of social media as a platform to share information, veganism is becoming more visible, and could be becoming more accepted in sports and in the health and fitness industry. However, to date, there appears to be a lack of literature that discusses how to manage vegan diets for athletic purposes. This article attempted to review literature in order to provide recommendations for how to construct a vegan diet for athletes and exercisers. While little data could be found in the sports nutrition literature specifically, it was revealed elsewhere that veganism creates challenges that need to be accounted for when designing a nutritious diet...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918774/dietary-patterns-and-depressive-symptoms-in-a-uk-cohort-of-men-and-women-a-longitudinal-study
#5
Kate Northstone, Carol Joinson, Pauline Emmett
OBJECTIVE: There is evidence to suggest that individual components of dietary intake are associated with depressive symptoms. Studying the whole diet, through dietary patterns, has become popular as a way of overcoming intercorrelations between individual dietary components; however, there are conflicting results regarding associations between dietary patterns and depressive symptoms. We examined the associations between dietary patterns extracted using principal component analysis and depressive symptoms, taking account of potential temporal relationships...
September 18, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917239/screening-for-inadequate-dietary-vitamin-b-12-intake-in-south-asian-women-using-a-nutrient-specific-semi-quantitative-food-frequency-questionnaire
#6
Gael Janine Mearns, Elaine Carolyn Rush
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A high prevalence of vitamin B-12 (B-12) deficiency among young women of South Asian origin predisposes to significant health risks for these women and their future offspring. Vegetarian or low-meat based dietary practices contribute to B-12 deficiency. This study validated a nutrient-specific, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (B12FFQ), developed to estimate dietary B-12 intake in South Asian women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The B12FFQ was developed, then tested in 60 apparently healthy South Asian women aged 18-50 years, living in Auckland, New Zealand...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904591/representations-of-death-among-italian-vegetarians-an-ethnographic-research-on-environment-disgust-and-transcendence
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Ines Testoni, Tommaso Ghellar, Maddalena Rodelli, Loriana De Cataldo, Adriano Zamperini
This paper focuses on the motives for vegetarian choices in contemporary Italian food culture, with specific reference to the role of the representations of death. The study adopts a qualitative research design aimed at an in-depth exploration of the reasons for avoiding meat, following an ethnographic method. Twenty-two participants (55% women, 45% men) aged 19-74, all vegetarians or vegans, mainly from Northern and Central Italy, were involved. Data from the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis were examined according to the qualitative thematic analysis: the results show the role of death in the construction of disgust towards meat, running parallel with an emphasis on spirituality, ethical treatment of animals and the environment as reasons for avoiding meat, in particular, the concern-generating disgust and its relationship with the representation of death as a contaminating essence...
August 2017: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898273/the-association-of-dietary-pattern-and-breast-cancer-in-jiangsu-china-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Shurong Lu, Yun Qian, Xingyu Huang, Hao Yu, Jie Yang, Renqiang Han, Jian Su, Wencong Du, Jinyi Zhou, Meihua Dong, Xiaojin Yu, Fränzel J B van Duijnhoven, Ellen Kampman, Ming Wu
This study aims to examine the association of breast cancer with dietary patterns among Chinese women. A population-based case-control study was conducted in Jiangsu, China. Newly diagnosed primary breast cancer patients were recruited as cases (n = 818). Controls (n = 935), selected from the general population, were frequency matched to cases. A validated food frequency questionnaire was used to assess dietary intake. Dietary patterns were identified by factor analysis and multivariable odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893036/oral-candidal-carriage-in-subjects-with-pure-vegetarian-and-mixed-dietary-habits
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Shankargouda Patil, Roopa S Rao, A Thirumal Raj, D S Sanketh, Sachin Sarode, Gargi Sarode
INTRODUCTION: Candida albicans being a part of the normal oral microbial flora is one of the most commonly isolated species from the oral cavity. Recent studies have shown a steady rise in the number of non C. albicans species, which are relatively resistant to common antifungal agents and are being recognized as potential pathogens. It is vital to ascertain the predisposing factors leading to such a shift in the oral candidal flora. AIM: To estimate the prevalence of candidal species among vegetarians and non-vegetarians...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891681/lacto-vegetarian-diet-and-correlation-of-fasting-blood-sugar-with-lipids-in-population-practicing-sedentary-lifestyle
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Ardhendu Bhusan Praharaj, Ramesh Kumar Goenka, Sujata Dixit, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Shantanu Kumar Kar, Sapna Negi
Rising burden of diabetes in India requires quick intervention that integrates policies and programs for effective prevention and control of disease. This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to observe effect of diet in two Indian communities practicing sedentary lifestyle. Fasting blood samples were analyzed for blood sugar, glycated-hemoglobin (HbA1C), and lipid profile. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) measurements were recorded. Diabetes incidence was lower in lacto-vegetarian (1...
September 11, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890390/examining-the-veggie-personality-results-from-a-representative-german-sample
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Tamara M Pfeiler, Boris Egloff
An increasing proportion of people choose to follow a vegetarian diet. To date, however, little is known about if and how individual differences in personality relate to following a vegetarian diet. In the two studies presented here, we aimed to (1) estimate the prevalence of self-defined vegetarians in two waves of a German representative sample (N = 4496 and 5125, respectively), (2) analyze the effect of socio-demographic variables on dietary behavior, and (3) examine individual differences between vegetarians and meat eaters in personality traits, political attitudes, and health-related variables...
September 7, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885565/tracking-dietary-patterns-over-20-years-from-childhood-through-adolescence-into-young-adulthood-the-saskatchewan-pediatric-bone-mineral-accrual-study
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Elham Z Movassagh, Adam D G Baxter-Jones, Saija Kontulainen, Susan J Whiting, Hassanali Vatanparast
Dietary patterns established during adolescence might play a role in adulthood disease. We examined the stability of dietary patterns (DPs) from childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood (from age 8 to 34 years). Data from 130 participants (53 females) of Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (aged 8-15 years, at baseline) were included. Multiple 24-h recalls were collected annually from 1991 to 1997, 2002 to 2005, and 2010 and 2011. Using principal component analysis, "Vegetarian-style", "Western-like", "High-fat, high-protein", "Mixed", and "Snack" DPs were derived at baseline...
September 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880219/influence-of-skeletal-muscle-carnosine-content-on-fatigue-during-repeated-resistance-exercise-in-recreationally-active-women
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Alyssa N Varanoske, Jay R Hoffman, David D Church, Ran Wang, Kayla M Baker, Sarah J Dodd, Nicholas A Coker, Leonardo P Oliveira, Virgil L Dawson, David H Fukuda, Jeffrey R Stout
Carnosine is a naturally occurring intramuscular dipeptide that is thought to attenuate fatigue during high-intensity exercise. Carnosine content is influenced by various factors, including gender and diet. Despite research reporting that carnosine content is lower in women compared to men and lower in vegetarians compared to omnivores, no investigations have examined carnosine content in women based on dietary protein intake and its effect on muscle fatigue. Twenty recreationally active women were assigned to either a high (HI; n = 5), moderate (MOD; n = 10), or low (LO; n = 5) group based upon intramuscular carnosine content of the vastus lateralis...
September 7, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867414/is-the-practice-of-yoga-or-meditation-associated-with-a-healthy-lifestyle-results-of-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-of-28-695-australian-women
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Holger Cramer, David Sibbritt, Crystal L Park, Jon Adams, Romy Lauche
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between yoga/meditation practice and health behavior in Australian women. METHODS: Women aged 19-25years, 31-36years, and 62-67years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) were surveyed regarding smoking, alcohol or drug use, physical activity and dietary behavior; and whether they practiced yoga/meditation on a regular basis. Associations of health behaviors with yoga/meditation practice were analyzed using multiple logistic regression modelling...
October 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867091/food-synergies-for-improving-bioavailability-of-micronutrients-from-plant-foods
#15
K Madhavan Nair, Little Flower Augustine
Plant foods are endowed with micronutrients but an understanding of bioavailability is essential in countries primarily dependent on plant based foods. Bioavailability depends majorly on food synergies. This review examines the nature of certain food synergies and methods to screen and establish it as a strategy to control micronutrient deficiency in the populations. Strong evidence on the synergistic effect of inclusion of vitamin C rich fruits and non-vegetarian foods in enhancing the bioavailability of iron has been demonstrated...
January 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859869/conservatism-predicts-lapses-from-vegetarian-vegan-diets-to-meat-consumption-through-lower-social-justice-concerns-and-social-support
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Gordon Hodson, Megan Earle
Lapses from vegetarian and vegan (i.e., veg*n) food choices to meat consumption are very common, suggesting that sustaining veg*nism is challenging. But little is known about why people return to eating animals after initially deciding to avoid meat consumption. Several potential explanatory factors include personal inconvenience, meat cravings, awkwardness in social settings, or health/nutrition concerns. Here we test the degree to which political ideology predicts lapsing to meat consumption. Past research demonstrates that political ideology predicts present levels of meat consumption, whereby those higher in right-wing ideologies eat more animals, even after controlling for their hedonistic liking of meat (e...
August 30, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856433/effects-of-orthodox-religious-fasting-on-human-health-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Theocharis Koufakis, Spyridon Ν Karras, Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Eleni Angeloudi, Pantelis Zebekakis, Kalliopi Kotsa
PURPOSE: Different studies have pointed towards a positive effect of religious fasting on human health. Orthodox fasting (OF) regime could be characterized as a periodical vegetarian diet, demonstrating several common characteristics with the typical Mediterranean diet. The present systematic review aimed to synthesize available results regarding the potential impact of OF on human health. METHODS: Key biomedical databases were searched to identify studies examining the effects of OF on humans...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851558/consumer-lay-theories-on-healthy-nutrition-a-q-methodology-application-in-germany
#18
Nadine Yarar, Ulrich R Orth
Food is an important driver of individual health, and an important subject in public policy and health intervention research. Viewpoints on what constitutes healthy nutrition, however, are manifold and highly subjective in nature, suggesting there is no one-size-fits-all behavioral change intervention. This research explores fundamental lay theories regarding healthy nutrition with consumers in Germany. The study aimed at identifying and characterizing distinct groups of consumers based on similarities and differences in the lay theories individuals hold by means of Q methodology...
August 26, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847054/-dietary-patterns-among-preschoolers-and-its-association-with-education-level-of-the-parents
#19
S Q Yan, H Cao, C L Gu, Y Q Xu, L L Ni, H H Tao, T Shao, F B Tao
Objective: To identify the dietary patterns among preschoolers in Ma'anshan, and to investigate its association with the education levels of the parents. Methods: A total of 16 439 children aged 3-6 were recruited from 91 kindergartens in Ma'anshan city to participate in the study. Food frequency and socio-demographic information were collected through questionnaire survey. Dietary data was collected using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), and principal-components analysis was used to derive the dietary patterns...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841661/association-between-self-reported-vegetarian-diet-and-the-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-the-french-nutrinet-cohort
#20
Camille Buscail, Jean-Marc Sabate, Michel Bouchoucha, Marion J Torres, Benjamin Allès, Serge Hercberg, Robert Benamouzig, Chantal Julia
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in using diet counselling in the management of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Among new emerging diets, vegetarian diets (VD) seem to be experiencing an important popularity, partly because of their alleged health benefits. A recent study performed among a rural Indian population showed that predominant VD could be associated with IBS. OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study aimed at assessing the association between the VD and IBS, among a large French cohort, the NutriNet-santé study...
2017: PloS One
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