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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820448/vitamin-d-status-of-residents-in-taiyuan-china-and-influencing-factors
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Xiaoning Yan, Jasmine S Thomson, Ruibao Zhao, Ruifang Zhu, Zhaolin Wang, Na Zhang, Jane Coad
High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency has been reported worldwide. Residents of Taiyuan, China, were predicted to be at high risk of vitamin D deficiency due to its high latitude, heavy air pollution, and cultural sun avoidance. This study investigated the vitamin D status of office workers, and explored the potential determinants of capillary 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration as well as the relationship between 25(OH)D and metabolic syndrome. Two hundred participants, aged 20 to 80 years, were recruited...
August 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818597/is-there-a-j-shaped-relationship-between-the-fatty-liver-index-and-risk-of-microalbuminuria-in-the-general-population
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Jong Wook Choi, Il Hwan Oh, Chang Hwa Lee, Joon-Sung Park
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether the fatty liver index (FLI), as a clinical indicator of hepatic fat accumulation based on body mass index, gamma-glutamyl-transferase, triglycerides, and waist circumference, has an association with microalbuminuria. METHODS: We analyzed anthropometric and biochemical data from a nation-wide, population-based, cross-sectional study. A total of 1605 participants included were healthy native Korean 40years or older and divided into quintiles according to their log-FLI and sex...
August 14, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814977/worse-inflammatory-profile-in-omnivores-than-in-vegetarians-associates-with-the-gut-microbiota-composition
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Ana Carolina Franco-de-Moraes, Bianca de Almeida-Pititto, Gabriel da Rocha Fernandes, Everton Padilha Gomes, Alexandre da Costa Pereira, Sandra Roberta G Ferreira
AIMS: To describe the abundance of major phyla and some genera in the gut microbiota of individuals according to dietary habits and examine their associations with inflammatory markers, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk profile. METHODS: A total of 268 non-diabetic individuals were stratified into groups of dietary types (strict vegetarians, lacto-ovo-vegetarians, and omnivores). The taxonomic composition and phylogenetic structure of the microbiota were obtained through the analysis of the 16S rRNA gene...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813537/metabolite-patterns-predicting-sex-and-age-in-participants-of-the-karlsruhe-metabolomics-and-nutrition-karmen-study
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Manuela J Rist, Alexander Roth, Lara Frommherz, Christoph H Weinert, Ralf Krüger, Benedikt Merz, Diana Bunzel, Carina Mack, Björn Egert, Achim Bub, Benjamin Görling, Pavleta Tzvetkova, Burkhard Luy, Ingrid Hoffmann, Sabine E Kulling, Bernhard Watzl
Physiological and functional parameters, such as body composition, or physical fitness are known to differ between men and women and to change with age. The goal of this study was to investigate how sex and age-related physiological conditions are reflected in the metabolome of healthy humans and whether sex and age can be predicted based on the plasma and urine metabolite profiles. In the cross-sectional KarMeN (Karlsruhe Metabolomics and Nutrition) study 301 healthy men and women aged 18-80 years were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812403/text-messaging-sms-as-a-tool-to-facilitate-weight-loss-and-prevent-metabolic-deterioration-in-clinically-healthy-overweight-and-obese-subjects-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Vija Silina, Mesfin K Tessma, Silva Senkane, Gita Krievina, Guntis Bahs
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether SMS text messaging facilitates a reduction of weight and waist circumference (WC) and favourable changes in lipid profile and insulin levels in clinically healthy overweight and obese subjects. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. SETTING AND INTERVENTION: Primary care health centre in Riga, Latvia. Text messaging once in two weeks. SUBJECTS: A total of 123 overweight and obese men and women aged 30-45 years with no cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) or diabetes...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805669/effect-of-mediterranean-diet-and-antioxidant-formulation-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-randomized-study
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Ludovico Abenavoli, Marta Greco, Natasa Milic, Francesca Accattato, Daniela Foti, Elio Gulletta, Francesco Luzza
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease worldwide, characterized by liver fatty acid accumulation and fibrosis, not due to excessive alcohol consumption. Notably, nutritional habits have been reported to be implicated in the onset and severity of the hepatic damage, while the Mediterranean diet has shown beneficial effects on NAFLD. Free radicals and oxidative stress were suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis and progression of NAFLD, and several data highlighted the efficacy of antioxidant supplementation in its treatment...
August 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796097/comparison-of-two-different-grafts-in-nasal-framework-reconstruction-of-binder-syndrome-cartilage-and-silicone
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Le Tian, Jianjun You, Huan Wang, Bo Zhang, Yihao Xu, Xiaona Lu, Fei Fan
BACKGROUND: Binder syndrome is a rare congenital malformation with a flat facial profile especially a depressed nose. Rhinoplasty plays an important part in the multidisciplinary surgical protocol. Different materials have been proposed to reconstruct nasal framework. But fewer evidence concerns which graft can achieve more stable and appreciated nasal contour. In this article, the authors reported surgical details and experience of nasal framework reconstruction of Binder syndrome, compare the esthetic outcomes of 2 grafts: autologous costal cartilage and L-shaped silicone covered with auricular cartilage...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790040/two-tales-of-cardiovascular-risks-middle-aged-women-living-in-sweden-and-scotland-a-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Carina Wennerholm, Catherine Bromley, AnnaKarin Johansson, Staffan Nilsson, John Frank, Tomas Faresjö
OBJECTIVES: To compare cardiovascular risk factors as well as rates of cardiovascular diseases in middle-aged women from urban areas in Scotland and Sweden. DESIGN: Comparative cross-sectional study. SETTING: Data from the general population in urban areas of Scotland and the general population in two major Swedish cities in southeast Sweden, south of Stockholm. PARTICIPANTS: Comparable data of middle-aged women (40-65 years) from the Scottish Health Survey (n=6250) and the Swedish QWIN study (n=741) were merged together into a new dataset (n=6991 participants)...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789729/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-is-associated-with-the-gut-microbiota-pattern-and-gastrointestinal-characteristics-in-an-adult-population
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Evdokia K Mitsou, Aimilia Kakali, Smaragdi Antonopoulou, Konstantinos C Mountzouris, Mary Yannakoulia, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Adamantini Kyriacou
This study aimed to explore the potential associations of adherence to the Mediterranean diet with gut microbiota characteristics and gastrointestinal symptomatology in an adult population. Other long-term dietary habits (e.g. consumption of snacks and junk food or stimulant intake) were also evaluated in terms of the gut microbiota profile. Participants (n 120) underwent anthropometric, dietary, physical activity and lifestyle evaluation. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was assessed using a Mediterranean diet score, the MedDietScore, and subjects were classified into three tertiles according to individual adherence scoring...
June 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789613/risk-factors-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-hypertensive-patients-at-hawassa-university-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-southern-ethiopia
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Agete Tadewos, Tariku Egeno, Antenah Amsalu
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among hypertensive patients in Ethiopia is very scarce, and the nature and the burden of MetS among these patients has not been well investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the pattern and risk factors of MetS in hypertensive patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital from September 2015 to June 2016. Data on socio-demographic, clinical and anthropometric characteristics were collected from 238 hypertensive participants using WHO stepwise technique...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782659/serum-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-levels-in-turkish-adolescent-girls-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-the-correlation-with-clinical-biochemical-parameters
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Esra Isci Bostanci, Sibel Ozler, Nafiye Karakas Yilmaz, Huseyin Yesilyurt
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy among the female adolescents and young women. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (serum 25(OH) D) levels and metabolic parameters and other characteristics of the PCOS and non-PCOS adolescents. DESIGN: Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: We analyzed 31 girls with PCOS as defined with the Rotterdam criteria and 35 girls were non-PCOS controls...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781162/outpatient-cardiac-rehabilitation-effects-on-patient-improvement-outcomes
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Fergus W Gardiner, Elizabeth Regan, Ezekiel U Nwose, Phillip T Bwititi, Judith Crockett, Lexin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program had positive effects on the patient medically as well as effects on pathological risk factors, functional capacity, and mental health; and the extent to which targets for blood pressure (BP) control in patients with hypertension (HT) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are achieved. METHODOLOGY: CR participant data was collected from 1st June 2014 until 31st December 2015 (19 months), which included: demographics, medical history, social history, medications, lipid profiles and anthropometric measurements...
July 27, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780920/left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-without-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-obese-children-and-adolescents-a-tissue-doppler-imaging-and-cardiac-troponin-i-study
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Sonia A El Saiedi, Marwa F Mira, Sahar A Sharaf, Maysoun M Al Musaddar, Rania M H El Kaffas, Antoine F AbdelMassih, Ihab H Y Barsoum
BACKGROUND: Obesity increases the risk for various cardiovascular problems. Increase in body mass index is often an independent risk factor for the development of elevated blood pressure and clustering of various cardiovascular risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To determine early markers of left ventricular affection in obese patients before the appearance of left ventricular hypertrophy. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated 42 obese patients and 30 healthy controls...
August 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774298/metabolic-syndrome-and-parental-history-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-young-adults-in-urban-ghana
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Kwame Yeboah, Kennedy Konlan Dodam, Patrick Kormla Affrim, Linda Adu-Gyamfi, Anormah Rashid Bado, Richard N A Owusu Mensah, Afua Bontu Adjei, Ben Gyan
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in young adults poses significant cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk for later years. Parental history of CVDs is known to affect the prevalence of CVD risk in adulthood. In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of MetS in young adults and its relationship with parental CVDs is largely unknown. We studied the gender-specific prevalence of MetS and its association with parental history of diabetes, hypertension and CVDs in young adults resident in urban Ghana...
August 3, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771440/association-between-urinary-phthalates-and-metabolic-abnormalities-in-obese-thai-children-and-adolescents
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Tansit Saengkaew, Chutima Jantarat, Wichit Nosoognoen, Vichit Supornsilchai
BACKGROUND: Several endocrine disruptors (including phthalates) are considered to be a cause of obesity. However, the current evidence has not conclusively established an association between phthalates and metabolic abnormalities, especially in children. The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between urinary phthalate metabolites and metabolic abnormalities in obese Thai children and adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional case-control study was conducted in participants aged 7-18 years and divided into two groups: normal weight and overweight/obesity...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760596/serum-resistin-levels-inversely-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-indices-in-type-2-diabetics-from-central-mexico
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Dania G Solis-Cano, Leonardo M Porchia, M Elba Gonzalez-Mejia, Ricardo Pérez-Fuentes, Guadalupe Ruiz-Vivanco, Adriana Nieva-Vazquez, Enrique Torres-Rasgado
AIMS: Since, resistin has been associated with coronary heart disease and with the progression of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), our objective was to determine the correlation between resistin and cardiovascular risk (CVR) in subjects with increasing degrees of hyperglycemia. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional study design, the anthropometric and biochemical profiles were collected from 180 subjects from Puebla, Mexico. Subjects were separated into Normoglycemic (NGT), pre-diabetic (PT2D), or T2D...
July 25, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760427/anthropometric-and-lipid-profile-of-individuals-with-severe-obesity-carrying-the-fatty-acid-binding-protein-2-thr54-allele
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Natalia Luiza Kops, Jaqueline D Correia Horvath, Mariana L Dias de Castro, Rogério Friedman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the anthropometric and lipid profiles of individuals being considered for bariatric surgery, taking into account the presence of the Thr54 allele of the fatty acid-binding protein-2 (FABP-2) gene (rs1799883), and dietary intake. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 120 participants being evaluated for bariatric surgery were asked to keep 24-h dietary records (R24 h) for 3 d, and to collect a 24-h urine sample for measurement of urea (as an assessment of the adequacy of food records) during day 3 of the diet record; a fasting blood sample for laboratory and genetic evaluations was collected...
September 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759535/relationship-between-physical-fitness-at-the-end-of-pre-season-and-the-in-season-game-performance-in-japanese-female-professional-baseball-players
#18
Yuya Watanabe, Yosuke Yamada, Tsukasa Yoshida, Tomoyuki Matsui, Kazuya Seo, Yoshikazu Azuma, Machiko Hiramoto, Yuichiro Miura, Hideaki Fukushima, Akito Shimazu, Toshiaki Eto, Homare Saotome, Noriyuki Kida, Toru Morihara
This study examined anthropometric and fitness profiles of Japanese female professional baseball players and investigated the relationship between players' physical fitness and in-season game performance. Fifty-seven players who were registered in the Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) participated. Height, weight, grip strength, back strength, knee-extension and -flexion strength, hamstring extensibility, vertical jump height, and horizontal jump distance were measured at pre-season (February and March) in 2013...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758956/fruit-and-vegetable-intake-patterns-and-their-associations-with-sociodemographic-characteristics-anthropometric-status-and-nutrient-intake-profiles-among-malaysian-children-aged-1-6-years
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Kar Hau Chong, Shoo Thien Lee, Swee Ai Ng, Ilse Khouw, Bee Koon Poh
This study aimed to assess fruit and vegetable intake patterns and their associations with sociodemographic characteristics, anthropometric status and nutrient intake profiles among Malaysian children aged 1-6 years. Using the Malaysian dataset of South East Asian Nutrition Surveys (SEANUTS Malaysia), a total of 1307 children aged 1-6 years with complete datasets were included in this analysis. Dietary intake was assessed using age-specific, validated food frequency questionnaires. On average, Malaysian children consumed 0...
July 31, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754390/bariatric-surgery-induced-lower-angiopoietin-like-2-protein-is-associated-with-improved-cardiometabolic-profile
#20
Marie-Eve Piché, Nathalie Thorin-Trescases, Audrey Auclair, Simon Marceau, Julie Martin, Annik Fortier, Eric Thorin, Paul Poirier
BACKGROUND: Plasma angiopoietin-like 2 (Angptl2), a proinflammatory protein, has been associated with obesity and diabetes. Whether weight loss induced by bariatric surgery and associated improvement of the cardiometabolic risk profile influence circulating Angptl2 levels is unknown. We tested whether biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) surgery alters plasma Angptl2 concentrations. METHODS: Severely obese patients (n = 73; body mass index: 49...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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