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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933748/dietary-composition-independent-of-weight-loss-in-the-management-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Tannaz Eslamparast, Puneeta Tandon, Maitreyi Raman
Poor dietary composition is an important factor in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The majority of NAFLD patients follow diets with overconsumption of simple carbohydrates, total and saturated fat, with reduced intake of dietary fiber and omega-3 rich foods. Although lifestyle modifications including weight loss and exercise remain the keystone of NAFLD management, modifying dietary composition with or without a calorie-restricted diet may also be a feasible and sustainable strategy for NAFLD treatment...
July 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915355/thiamin-deficiency-on-fetal-brain-development-with-and-without-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Olena Kloss, Michael Eskin, Miyoung Suh
Adequate thiamin levels are crucial for optimal health, through maintenance of homeostasis and viability of metabolic enzymes, which require thiamine as a co-factor. Thiamin deficiency occurs during pregnancy when dietary intake is inadequate or excessive alcohol is consumed. Thiamin deficiency leads to brain dysfunction due to its involvement in synthesis of myelin and neurotransmitters (eg. acetylcholine, γ-aminobutyric acid, glutamate), and increases oxidative stress by decreasing the production of reducing agents...
September 15, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911936/exercise-training-in-patients-with-pulmonary-and-systemic-hypertension-a-unique-therapy-for-two-different-diseases
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REVIEW
Massimo Leggio, Augusto Fusco, Giorgio Limongelli, Luca Sgorbini
Pulmonary hypertension is a potentially life-threatening condition. Given its evolving definition, the incidence and prevalence of the disease is difficult to define, but registries suggest an increased global awareness. The management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension is highly specialised and requires multi-disciplinary input from a range of healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, respiratory physicians, rheumatologists, rehabilitation physicians and cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910176/alcohol-use-and-psychosocial-stressors-in-the-norwegian-workforce
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Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Johannes Gjerstad, Michael R Frone
BACKGROUND: Although alcohol use can have detrimental effects for employees, little is known about the prevalence, distribution, and correlates in the Norwegian workforce. AIMS: To determine the overall and the work-related prevalence of weekly alcohol use, and to establish associations between psychosocial work stressors and alcohol use among Norwegian employees. METHODS: Data were from a 2015 national probability sample of 1,608 Norwegian employees (response rate 32%)...
September 14, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906127/cluster-headache-clinical-pattern-and-a-new-severity-scale-in-a-swedish-cohort
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Anna Steinberg, Carmen Fourier, Caroline Ran, Elisabet Waldenlind, Christina Sjöstrand, Andrea Carmine Belin
Background The aim of this study was to investigate clinical features of a cluster headache cohort in Sweden and to construct and test a new scale for grading severity. Methods Subjects were identified by screening medical records for the ICD 10 code G44.0, that is, cluster headache. Five hundred participating research subjects filled in a questionnaire including personal, demographic and medical aspects. We constructed a novel scale for grading cluster headache in this cohort: The Cluster Headache Severity Scale, which included number of attacks per day, attack and period duration...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895569/the-effects-of-the-monoamine-stabilizer-osu6162-on-binge-like-eating-and-cue-controlled-food-seeking-behavior-in-rats
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K Feltmann, C Giuliano, B J Everitt, P Steensland, J Alsiö
Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive consumption of palatable food and an increased sensitivity to food cues. Patients with BED display an addiction-like symptomatology and the dopamine system might be a potential treatment target. The clinically safe monoamine stabilizer (-)-OSU6162 (OSU6162) restores dopaminergic dysfunction in long-term alcohol drinking rats and shows promise as a novel treatment for alcohol use disorder. Here, the effects of OSU6162 on consummatory (binge-like eating) and appetitive (cue-controlled seeking) behavior motivated by chocolate-flavored sucrose pellets were evaluated in non-food-restricted male Lister Hooded rats...
September 12, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892777/adherence-to-the-world-cancer-research-fund-american-institute-for-cancer-research-recommendations-and-colorectal-cancer-risk
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Federica Turati, Francesca Bravi, Matteo Di Maso, Cristina Bosetti, Jerry Polesel, Diego Serraino, Michela Dalmartello, Attilio Giacosa, Maurizio Montella, Alessandra Tavani, Eva Negri, Carlo La Vecchia
BACKGROUND: The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) released in 2007 eight recommendations for cancer prevention on body fatness, diet and physical activity. Our aim is to evaluate the relation between adherence to these recommendations and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. METHODS: We pooled data from two Italian case-control studies including overall 2419 patients with CRC and 4723 controls. Adherence to the WCRF/AICR guidelines was summarised through a score incorporating seven of the WCRF/AICR recommendations, with higher scores indicating higher adherence to the guidelines...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892122/effects-of-prenatal-alcohol-consumption-on-cognitive-development-and-adhd-related-behaviour-in-primary-school-age-a-multilevel-study-based-on-meconium-ethyl-glucuronide
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Anna Eichler, Linda Hudler, Juliane Grunitz, Jennifer Grimm, Eva Raabe, Tamme W Goecke, Peter A Fasching, Matthias W Beckmann, Oliver Kratz, Gunther H Moll, Johannes Kornhuber, Hartmut Heinrich
BACKGROUND: Alcohol intake during pregnancy is considered to be a risk factor for child development. Child biomarkers of intrauterine alcohol exposure have been rarely studied. We investigated whether a meconium alcohol metabolite (ethyl glucuronide, EtG) was associated with cognitive development, ADHD-related behaviour and neurophysiological markers of attention and executive control of children at primary-school age. METHODS: Mothers provided self-report on prenatal alcohol consumption during their 3rd trimester...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886172/use-of-alcohol-and-drugs-with-addiction-potential-among-older-women-and-men-in-a-population-based-study-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study-2006-2008-hunt3
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Kjerstin Tevik, Geir Selbæk, Knut Engedal, Arnfinn Seim, Steinar Krokstad, Anne-S Helvik
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the consumption habits of older adults in Norway with respect to alcohol and the use of drugs with addiction potential, such as benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics and opioids, among regular drinkers. We studied the prevalence of self-reported consumption of alcohol on a regular basis in community-living older men and women (≥ 65 years). Furthermore, we investigated the prevalence of dispensed prescribed drugs with addiction potential in older men and women who were regular drinkers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876011/a-study-of-the-prebiotic-like-effects-of-tomato-juice-consumption-in-rats-with-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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F J García-Alonso, R González-Barrio, G Martín-Pozuelo, N Hidalgo, I Navarro-González, D Masuero, E Soini, U Vrhovsek, M J Periago
Gut microbiota may play a role in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. We investigated whether tomato juice consumption for 5 weeks could ameliorate high-fat diet-induced alterations in certain intestinal bacterial groups and products arising from their metabolism (short-chain fatty acids and microbial phenolic catabolites). For this, we used a rat model with NAFLD induced by a high-fat diet, involving four experimental groups: NA (standard diet and water), NL (standard diet and tomato juice), HA (high-fat diet and water) and HL (high-fat diet and tomato juice)...
September 6, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869773/antioxidant-consumption-is-associated-with-decreased-odds-of-congenital-limb-deficiencies
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Nelson D Pace, Tania A Desrosiers, Suzan L Carmichael, Gary M Shaw, Andrew F Olshan, Anna Maria Siega-Riz
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1 in 2000 infants is born with a limb deficiency in the US. Research has shown that women's periconceptional diet and use of vitamin supplements can affect risk of birth defects. We investigated whether maternal consumption of nutritional antioxidants was associated with occurrence of transverse limb deficiency (TLD) and longitudinal limb deficiencies (LLD). METHODS: We analysed case-control data from mothers and their singleton infants with TLD (n = 566), LLD (n = 339), or no malformation (controls; n = 9384) in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (1997-2009)...
September 4, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869676/alcohol-improves-cerebellar-learning-deficit-in-myoclonus-dystonia-a-clinical-and-electrophysiological-investigation
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Anne Weissbach, Elisa Werner, Julien F Bally, Sinem Tunc, Sebastian Löns, Dagmar Timmann, Kirsten E Zeuner, Vera Tadic, Norbert Brüggemann, Anthony Lang, Christine Klein, Alexander Münchau, Tobias Bäumer
OBJECTIVES: To characterize neurophysiological subcortical abnormalities in myoclonus-dystonia and their modulation by alcohol administration. METHODS: Cerebellar associative learning and basal ganglia-brainstem interaction were investigated in 17 myoclonus-dystonia patients with epsilon-sarcoglycan (SGCE) gene mutation and 21 age- and sex-matched healthy controls by means of classical eyeblink conditioning and blink reflex recovery cycle before and after alcohol intake resulting in a breath alcohol concentration of 0...
September 4, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865912/inhibition-of-ampa-receptor-and-camkii-activity-in-the-lateral-habenula-reduces-depressive-like-behavior-and-alcohol-intake-in-rats
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Jing Li, Seungwoo Kang, Rao Fu, Liangzhi Wu, Wei Wu, Hongwei Liu, Danielle Gregor, Wanhong Zuo, Alex Bekker, Jiang-Hong Ye
Depression is a well-known risk factor for developing relapse drinking, but the neuronal mechanisms underlying the interactions between depression and alcohol use disorders remain elusive. Accumulating evidence has associated depression with hyperactivity of the lateral habenula (LHb), an epithalamic structure in the brain that encodes aversive signals. Glutamate receptors contribute substantially to the excitability of LHb neurons. Glutamatergic synapses in LHb neurons largely express GluA1-containing α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors (AMPAR) that can be modulated by Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein II (CaMKII)...
August 31, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864261/the-efficacy-of-naltrexone-on-alcohol-preference-and-seeking-behaviour-is-dependent-on-light-cycle
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Jonathan Henry W Jacobsen, Femke Ta Buisman-Pijlman, Sanam Mustafa, Kenner C Rice, Mark R Hutchinson
Circadian rhythm affects drug-induced reward behaviour and the innate immune system. Peaks in reward-associated behaviour and immune responses typically occur during the active (dark) phase of rodents. While the role of the immune system, specifically, Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4, an innate immune receptor) in drug-induced reward is becoming increasingly appreciated, it is unclear whether its effects vary according to light-cycle. Therefore, the aim of this study was to characterise the effects of the phase of the light-cycle and the state of the innate immune system on alcohol reward behaviour and subsequently determine whether the efficacy of targeting the immune component of drug reward depends upon the light-cycle...
August 29, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858384/reduced-levels-of-mglu2-receptors-within-the-prelimbic-cortex-not-associated-with-elevated-glutamate-transmission-or-high-alcohol-drinking
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Zheng-Ming Ding, Cynthia M Ingraham, Sheketha R Hauser, Amy W Lasek, Richard L Bell, William J McBride
BACKGROUND: A Grm2 cys407* stop codon mutation, which results in a loss of the metabotropic glutamate 2 (mGlu2) receptor protein, was identified as being associated with high alcohol drinking by alcohol preferring (P) rats. The objectives of the current study were to characterize the effects of reduced levels of mGlu2 receptors on glutamate transmission and alcohol drinking. METHODS: Quantitative no-net-flux microdialysis was used to test the hypothesis that basal extracellular glutamate levels in the prelimbic (PL) cortex and nucleus accumbens shell (NACsh) will be higher in P than Wistar rats...
August 31, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854571/effectiveness-of-a-web-based-intervention-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption-among-french-hazardous-drinkers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juliette Guillemont, Chloé Cogordan, Bertrand Nalpas, Viêt Nguyen-Thanh, Jean-Baptiste Richard, Pierre Arwidson
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based intervention to reduce alcohol consumption among hazardous drinkers. A two-group parallel randomized controlled trial was conducted among adults identified as hazardous drinkers according to the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. The intervention delivers personalized normative feedback and some general information about alcohol. Participants can review their motivations and fears regarding reducing their alcohol intake, set individual goals and monitor their progress via a consumption diary and other tools...
August 1, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845959/sleep-disorders-restless-legs-syndrome
#17
Deepa Burman
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common disorder that often is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Patients with RLS describe an urge to move their legs, especially in the evenings and during periods of inactivity. The prevalence of clinically significant RLS is approximately 2% to 3% in adults in Europe and North America. RLS can be an independent disorder or may occur in conjunction with other conditions (eg, iron deficiency, pregnancy, chronic renal failure). Diagnosis is based on clinical history. Routine polysomnography typically is not recommended unless there is suspicion of other sleep disorders (eg, obstructive sleep apnea)...
September 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838765/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-dietary-pattern-and-incidence-of-nephrolithiasis-in-the-seguimiento-universidad-de-navarra-follow-up-sun-cohort
#18
Alessandro Leone, Alejandro Fernández-Montero, Carmen de la Fuente-Arrillaga, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Simona Bertoli, Alberto Battezzati, Maira Bes-Rastrollo
BACKGROUND: Diet plays an important role in the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis. Limited data are available to investigate the association between a Mediterranean dietary pattern and risk for nephrolithiasis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 16,094 men and women without a history of nephrolithiasis who participated in the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Follow-up (SUN) Project. PREDICTORS: A validated 136-item food frequency questionnaire was used to assess baseline adherence to a Mediterranean dietary pattern that is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, and legumes, but moderate in alcohol and low in meats, saturated fats, and sugars...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830568/increasing-the-provision-of-preventive-care-by-community-healthcare-services-a-stepped-wedge-implementation-trial
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John Wiggers, Kathleen McElwaine, Megan Freund, Libby Campbell, Jenny Bowman, Paula Wye, Luke Wolfenden, Danika Tremain, Daniel Barker, Carolyn Slattery, Karen Gillham, Kate Bartlem
BACKGROUND: Although clinical guidelines recommend the provision of care to reduce client chronic disease risk behaviours, such care is provided sub-optimally by primary healthcare providers. A study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of an intervention in increasing community-based clinician implementation of multiple elements of recommended preventive care for four risk behaviours. METHODS: A three-group stepped-wedge trial was undertaken with all 56 community-based primary healthcare facilities in one health district in New South Wales, Australia...
August 22, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827047/high-drinking-in-the-dark-hdid-mice-are-sensitive-to-the-effects-of-some-clinically-relevant-drugs-to-reduce-binge-like-drinking
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John C Crabbe, Angela R Ozburn, Pamela Metten, Amanda Barkley-Levenson, Jason P Schlumbohm, Stephanie E Spence, Wyatt R Hack, Lawrence C Huang
BACKGROUND: There is a serious public health need for better understanding of alcohol use disorder disease mechanisms and for improved treatments. At this writing, only three drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration as medications to treat alcohol use disorders - disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate. Binge drinking is a form of abusive alcohol drinking defined by the NIAAA as a drinking to blood alcohol levels (BALs)>0.08% during a period of approximately 2h. To model genetic risk for binge-like drinking, we have used selective breeding to create a unique animal model, High Drinking in the Dark (HDID) mice...
September 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
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