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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756514/ilex-paraguariensis-extends-lifespan-and-increases-an-ability-to-resist-environmental-stresses-in-drosophila
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Prakshit Niraula, Saurav Ghimire, Hanna Lee, Man Su Kim
Aging is a complex process resulting in: i) a decline in body functions and capacity to withstand environmental stress and ii) an increased susceptibility to diseases including, but not limited to, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Among a number of herbal products used to alleviate symptoms associated with aging is Ilex paraguariensis (IP). This product has been reported to have anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. However, its effect on an organisms' longevity has not been thoroughly studied to date...
May 14, 2018: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722909/atypical-antipsychotic-exposure-may-not-differentiate-metabolic-phenotypes-of-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Kristen M Ward, Larisa Yeomans, Cora McHugh, A Zarina Kraal, Stephanie A Flowers, Amy E Rothberg, Alla Karnovsky, Arun Das, Vicki L Ellingrod, Kathleen A Stringer
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Patients with schizophrenia are known to have higher rates of metabolic disease than the general population. Contributing factors likely include lifestyle and atypical antipsychotic (AAP) use, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. The objective of this study was to identify metabolomic variability in adult patients with schizophrenia who were taking AAPs and grouped by fasting insulin concentration, our surrogate marker for metabolic risk. DESIGN: Metabolomics analysis...
May 3, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709994/prognostic-value-of-frailty-and-diastolic-dysfunction-in-elderly-patients
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Kenya Kusunose, Yuichiro Okushi, Hirotsugu Yamada, Susumu Nishio, Yuta Torii, Yukina Hirata, Yoshihito Saijo, Takayuki Ise, Koji Yamaguchi, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: High prevalence of frailty and of diastolic dysfunction (DD) in heart failure and high mortality in frail adults have been noted. We characterized frailty by quantifying differences on echocardiography, and assessed the added prognostic utility of frailty and DD grade in an elderly population.Methods and Results:One hundred and ninety-one patients ≥65 years who had at least 1 cardiovascular risk factor were prospectively recruited for clinically indicated echocardiography at the present institute...
April 28, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623594/combination-treatment-of-sglt2-inhibitors-and-glp-1-receptor-agonists-symbiotic-effects-on-metabolism-and-cardiorenal-risk
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REVIEW
Edison Goncalves, David S H Bell
INTRODUCTION: When treating type 2 diabetes, drugs that cause hypoglycemia and weight gain should, if possible, be avoided. In addition, due to the increased incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease, cardiac events and heart failure, as well as the accelerated renal decompensation that may occur with type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemic agents that have the potential to lower cardiac and renal risk should be utilized as early as possible in the course of the disease. METHODS: This is a literature review of the efficacy of combined treatment with a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist and a sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor in lowering glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level, cardiac risk, cardiac events and renal decompensation...
April 5, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617006/relevance-of-b-lines-on-lung-ultrasound-in-volume-overload-and-pulmonary-congestion-clinical-correlations-and-outcomes-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Marc M Saad, Jeanne Kamal, Elias Moussaly, Boutros Karam, Wissam Mansour, Emad Gobran, Saqib Hussen Abbasi, Ahmed Mahgoub, Puja Singh, Ross Hardy, Devjani Das, Cara Brown, Monica Kapoor, Seleshi Demissie, Morton J Kleiner, Elie El Charabaty, Suzanne E El Sayegh
BACKGROUND: Volume overload in patients on hemodialysis (HD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. B-lines detected on lung ultrasound (BLUS) assess extravascular lung water. This raises interest in its utility for assessing volume status and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: End-stage renal disease patients on HD at the Island Rehab Center being older than 18 years were screened. Patients achieving their dry weight (DW) had a lung ultrasound in a supine position...
2018: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575002/a-defined-plant-based-diet-utilized-in-an-outpatient-cardiovascular-clinic-effectively-treats-hypercholesterolemia-and-hypertension-and-reduces-medications
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Rami S Najjar, Carolyn E Moore, Baxter D Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major economic burden in the United States. CVD risk factors, particularly hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, are typically treated with drug therapy. Five-year efficacy of such drugs to prevent CVD is estimated to be 5%. Plant-based diets have emerged as effective mitigators of these risk factors. HYPOTHESIS: The implementation of a defined, plant-based diet for 4 weeks in an outpatient clinical setting may mitigate CVD risk factors and reduce patient drug burden...
March 25, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491318/the-anticipated-renoprotective-effects-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors
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Marie Ito, Tetsuhiro Tanaka
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), which is specifically expressed on the apical side of proximal tubular cells, is involved in the reabsorption of most of the glucose filtered by the glomeruli, and its inhibitors are gaining publicity as potent antihyperglycemic drugs. In some clinical trials, SGLT2 inhibitors exerted cardiovascular and kidney protective effects, which appeared to be partly independent of the original glucose-lowering effect. SGLT2 inhibitors have both direct and indirect renoprotective effects...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473039/surfactant-protein-d-in-respiratory-and-non-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
Grith L Sorensen
Surfactant protein D (SP-D) is a multimeric collectin that is involved in innate immune defense and expressed in pulmonary, as well as non-pulmonary, epithelia. SP-D exerts antimicrobial effects and dampens inflammation through direct microbial interactions and modulation of host cell responses via a series of cellular receptors. However, low protein concentrations, genetic variation, biochemical modification, and proteolytic breakdown can induce decomposition of multimeric SP-D into low-molecular weight forms, which may induce pro-inflammatory SP-D signaling...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470134/the-effect-of-aronia-berry-on-type-1-diabetes-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Yong-Deok Jeon, Sa-Haeng Kang, Kwang-Hyun Moon, Jeong-Ho Lee, Dae-Geun Kim, Wook Kim, Jong-Sung Kim, Byung-Yong Ahn, Jong-Sik Jin
The number of diabetic patients worldwide is increasing, and complications such as stroke and cardiovascular disease are becoming a serious cause of death. Diabetes mellitus is classified into two types according to the etiopathogenic mechanism and insulin dependence. Type 1 diabetes (T1D), an insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, is caused by damage and destruction of pancreatic β cells that produce insulin. It is a disease that is characterized by hyperglycemia and hypoinsulinemia. Aronia berry has been used as a medicinal food in Europe...
March 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334983/an-individually-tailored-family-centered-intervention-for-pediatric-obesity-in-primary-care-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-type-ii-hybrid-effectiveness-implementation-trial-raising-healthy-children-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316855/the-role-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-applied-clinical-nutrition-and-nutritional-supplements-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Mark Houston
Numerous clinical trials suggest that we have reached a limit in our ability to decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) utilizing the traditional diagnostic evaluation, prevention and treatment strategies for the top five cardiovascular risk factors of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking. About 80% of heart disease (heart attacks, angina, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure) can be prevented by optimal nutrition, optimal exercise, optimal weight and body composition, mild alcohol intake and avoiding smoking...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313752/recent-science-and-clinical-application-of-nutrition-to-coronary-heart-disease
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Mark Houston, Deanna Minich, Stephen T Sinatra, Joel K Kahn, Mimi Guarneri
One of the greatest threats to mortality in industrialized societies continues to be coronary heart disease (CHD). Moreover, the ability to decrease the incidence of CHD has reached a limit utilizing traditional diagnostic evaluations and prevention and treatment strategies for the top five cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, and smoking). It is well known that about 80% of CHD can be prevented with optimal nutrition, coupled with exercise, weight management, mild alcohol intake, and smoking cessation...
March 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306658/elevating-adipose-eosinophils-in-obese-mice-to-physiologically-normal-levels-does-not-rescue-metabolic-impairments
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W Reid Bolus, Kristin R Peterson, Merla J Hubler, Arion J Kennedy, Marnie L Gruen, Alyssa H Hasty
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a metabolic disorder that has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and leads to increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, certain cancers, and various other diseases. Obesity and its comorbidities are associated with impaired adipose tissue (AT) function. In the last decade, eosinophils have been identified as regulators of proper AT function. Our study aimed to determine whether normalizing the number of AT eosinophils in obese mice, to those of lean healthy mice, would reduce obesity and/or improve metabolic fitness...
February 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228954/combination-of-berberine-and-evodiamine-inhibits-intestinal-cholesterol-absorption-in-high-fat-diet-induced-hyperlipidemic-rats
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Xin Zhou, Fengying Ren, Hong Wei, Liyun Liu, Tao Shen, Shijun Xu, Jiangping Wei, Jiayue Ren, Hengfan Ni
BACKGROUND: Hyperlipidemia characterized of elevated serum lipid levels is a prevalent disease frequently resulting in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Berberine and evodiamine are herbal products of traditional Chinese herb Coptis chinensis and Evodia rutaecarpa, which are indicated to exert regulation of lipid metabolism. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the lipid-lowering effect of berberine and evodiamine combination in hyperlipidemic rats. METHOD: The rat model of hyperlipidemia was established by providing high-fat-diet (HFD) for 4 weeks...
December 11, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205757/enhancing-metabolic-monitoring-for-children-and-adolescents-using-second-generation-antipsychotics
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Mary Coughlin, Catherine L Goldie, Deborah Tregunno, Joan Tranmer, Marina Kanellos-Sutton, Sarosh Khalid-Khan
The prevalence of children and adolescents using second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) has increased significantly in recent years. In this population, SGAs are used to treat mood and behavioural disorders although considered 'off-label' or not approved for these indications. Metabolic monitoring is the systematic physical health assessment of antipsychotic users utilized to detect cardiovascular and endocrine side effects and prevent adverse events such as weight gain, hyperglycaemia, hyperlipidemia, and arrhythmias...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168985/association-between-diet-quality-and-measures-of-body-adiposity-using-the-rate-your-plate-survey-in-patients-presenting-for-coronary-angiography
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Lisa Ganguzza, Calvin Ngai, Laura Flink, Kathleen Woolf, Yu Guo, Eugenia Gianos, Joseph Burdowski, James Slater, Victor Acosta, Tamsin Shephard, Binita Shah
BACKGROUND: Diet is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease; however, dietary patterns are historically difficult to capture in the clinical setting. Healthcare providers need assessment tools that can quickly summarize dietary patterns. Research should evaluate the effectiveness of these tools, such as Rate Your Plate (RYP), in the clinical setting. HYPOTHESIS: RYP diet quality scores are associated with measures of body adiposity in patients referred for coronary angiography...
January 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167745/the-use-of-smartphones-to-influence-lifestyle-changes-in-overweight-and-obese-youth-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-single-arm-study-pilot-and-feasibility-study-protocol-smart-heart-trial
#17
Meghan Rombeek, Stefanie De Jesus, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Eva Welisch, Harry Prapavessis, Jamie A Seabrook, Kambiz Norozi
Background: Both obesity and congenital heart disease (CHD) are risk factors for the long-term cardiovascular health of children and adolescents. The addition of smart mobile technology to conventional lifestyle counseling for weight management offers great potential to appeal to technologically literate youth and can address a large geographical area with minimal burden to participants. This pilot study seeks to examine the influence of a 1-year lifestyle intervention on nutrition and physical activity-related health outcomes in overweight or obese children and adolescents with CHD...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061555/social-media-promoted-weight-loss-among-an-occupational-population-cohort-study-using-a-wechat-mobile-phone-app-based-campaign
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Chao He, Shiyan Wu, Yingying Zhao, Zheng Li, Yanyan Zhang, Jia Le, Lei Wang, Siyang Wan, Changqing Li, Yindong Li, Xinying Sun
BACKGROUND: Being overweight and obese are major risk factors for noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is high throughout the world and these issues are very serious in the Shunyi District in China. As mobile technologies have rapidly developed, mobile apps such as WeChat are well accepted and have the potential to improve health behaviors. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a mobile app (WeChat) as an intervention on weight loss behavior...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954704/assessing-modified-risk-tobacco-and-nicotine-products-description-of-the-scientific-framework-and-assessment-of-a-closed-modular-electronic-cigarette
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James Murphy, Marianna Gaca, Frazer Lowe, Emmanuel Minet, Damien Breheny, Krishna Prasad, Oscar Camacho, Ian M Fearon, Chuan Liu, Christopher Wright, Kevin McAdam, Christopher Proctor
Cigarette smoking causes many human diseases including cardiovascular disease, lung disease and cancer. Novel tobacco products with reduced yields of toxicants compared to cigarettes, such as tobacco-heating products, snus and electronic cigarettes, hold great potential for reducing the harms associated with tobacco use. In the UK several public health agencies have advocated a potential role for novel products in tobacco harm reduction. Public Health England has stated that "The current best estimate is that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking" and the Royal College of Physicians has urged public health to "Promote e-cigarettes widely as substitute for smoking"...
September 22, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923394/a-contemporary-phone-based-cardiac-coaching-program-evolution-and-cross-cultural-utility
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Peita Price, Mark Tacey, Voula Koufariotis, Daniela Stramandinoli, Ruth Vincent, Leeanne Grigg, Dominica Zentner
BACKGROUND: The Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) Cardiac Coach Program at Royal Melbourne Hospital has evolved to include a Greek and Italian service, developed in response to the diverse local community and supported by evidence that Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups both perceive health and respond to health care services and information, differently. This paper aims to evaluate if a phone-based cardiac coaching program can be adapted to the Greek and Italian populations using the English cohort as a comparator...
August 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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