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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165623/effects-of-pharmacologic-and-nonpharmacologic-interventions-on-insomnia-symptoms-and-subjective-sleep-quality-in-women-with-hot-flashes-a-pooled-analysis-of-individual-participant-data-from-4-msflash-trials
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Katherine A Guthrie, Joseph C Larson, Kristine E Ensrud, Garnet L Anderson, Janet S Carpenter, Ellen W Freeman, Hadine Joffe, Andrea Z LaCroix, JoAnn E Manson, Charles M Morin, Katherine M Newton, Julie Otte, Susan D Reed, Susan M McCurry
Study Objectives: The Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health network conducted three randomized clinical trials (RCT) testing six interventions treating vasomotor symptoms (VMS), and also collected self-reported sleep outcomes. A fourth RCT assessed an intervention for insomnia symptoms among women with VMS. We describe these seven interventions' effects relative to control in women with comparably severe insomnia symptoms and VMS. Methods: We analyzed pooled individual-level data from 546 peri- and postmenopausal women with Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) >12, and ≥14 bothersome VMS/week across the four RCTs...
November 20, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163531/impaired-resolution-of-inflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Robert A Whittington, Emmanuel Planel, Niccolò Terrando
Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains the leading cause of dementia worldwide, and over the last several decades, the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of this neurodegenerative disorder has been increasingly elucidated. The initiation of the acute inflammatory response is counterbalanced by an active process termed resolution. This process is designed to restore homeostasis and promote tissue healing by the activation of neutrophilic apoptosis, promotion of neutrophil clearance by macrophages, and increasing anti-inflammatory cytokine levels, while concurrently leading to a diminution in pro-inflammatory mediators...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163455/designing-and-creating-a-synthetic-omega-oxidation-pathway-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-enables-production-of-medium-chain-%C3%AE-%C3%AF-dicarboxylic-acids
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Li Han, Yanfeng Peng, Yuangyuan Zhang, Wujiu Chen, Yuping Lin, Qinhong Wang
Medium-chain (C8-C14) α, ω-dicarboxylic acids (α, ω-DCAs), which have numerous applications as raw materials for producing various commodities and polymers in chemical industry, are mainly produced from chemical or microbial conversion of petroleum-derived alkanes or plant-derived fatty acids at present. Recently, significant attention has been gained to microbial production of medium-chain α, ω-DCAs from simple renewable sugars. Here, we designed and created a synthetic omega oxidation pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce C10 and C12 α, ω-DCAs from renewable sugars and fatty acids by introducing a heterogeneous cytochrome P450 CYP94C1 and cytochrome reductase ATR1...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163154/biotransformation-of-flavonoid-conjugates-with-fatty-acids-and-evaluations-of-their-functionalities
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Cynthia Q Sun, Keryn D Johnson, Herbert Wong, L Y Foo
Enzymatic conjugation with fatty acids including omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs) derived from fish oil to three citrus fruit-derived flavonoids: grapefruit extract, naringin, and neohesperidin dihydrochalcone were investigated. The conversions were achieved over 85% under the catalysis of lipase Novozyme 435 in acetone at 45°C at semi-preparative scale. The conjugates were purified via solvent partition and silica gel chromatography and achieved 90-98% in purity. The NMR analysis of the conjugates confirmed that the fatty acid carbon chain was linked onto the primary -OH group on the glucose moiety of the flavonoids...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163147/chronic-psychological-stress-was-not-ameliorated-by-omega-3-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa
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Joanne Bradbury, Stephen P Myers, Barbara Meyer, Lyndon Brooks, Jonathan Peake, Andrew J Sinclair, Con Stough
Background: Chronic psychological stress and mental health disorders are endemic in Western culture where population dietary insufficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids (n-3FA) from seafood have been observed. Objective: This study was designed to test for a causal relationship between one of the most active components of fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and chronic psychological stress. Method: A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel-assignment to two groups was designed (Trial Id: ACTRN12610000404022)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160148/are-pupils-programme-for-international-student-assessment-pisa-scores-associated-with-a-nation-s-fish-consumption
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Volker Schmiedel, Hans Vogt, Harald Walach
AIMS: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for neurodevelopment. Fish is a major source of these essential nutrients. We asked whether a nation's fish consumption is associated with its pupils' PISA scores as measures of school achievement, independent of economic status and breastfeeding. Method (Design and Setting): This was a regression analytic study based on published data. RESULTS: Data on fish consumption and PISA scores were available for 64 countries. A significant regression model explained 72% of the variance in PISA scores...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157509/psychometric-properties-of-basic-empathy-scale-among-female-juvenile-delinquents-and-school-youths
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Pedro Pechorro, Rachel E Kahn, Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves, James V Ray
Research on empathy often distinguishes between affective and cognitive empathy, but there is limited knowledge regarding the application or measurement of these two dimensions of empathy among female youth, especially forensic samples of female youth. The main aim of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Basic Empathy Scale (BES) among a Portuguese sample of female youths (N=377), composed of incarcerated female juvenile offenders (n=103) and school youths (n=274). The two-factor structure of the BES obtained a good fit among the school sample, but the fit among the forensic sample was poor...
November 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156608/fatty-acids-antioxidants-and-physical-activity-in-brain-aging
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REVIEW
Hércules Rezende Freitas, Gustavo da Costa Ferreira, Isis Hara Trevenzoli, Karen de Jesus Oliveira, Ricardo Augusto de Melo Reis
Polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants are important mediators in the central nervous system. Lipid derivatives may control the production of proinflammatory agents and regulate NF-κB activity, microglial activation, and fatty acid oxidation; on the other hand, antioxidants, such as glutathione and ascorbate, have been shown to signal through transmitter receptors and protect against acute and chronic oxidative stress, modulating the activity of different signaling pathways. Several authors have investigated the role of these nutrients in the brains of the young and the aged in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and during brain aging due to adiposity- and physical inactivity-mediated metabolic disturbances, chronic inflammation, and oxidative stress...
November 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156152/limited-effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-the-quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-traumatic-injury-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hiroko Noguchi, Daisuke Nishi, Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Tomohito Hamazaki, Yutaka J Matsuoka
Empirical evidence is divided on whether n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels are associated with quality of life (QOL). This study investigated the effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on QOL in survivors of traumatic injury. In this secondary analysis of a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, we recruited 110 trauma patients (82% men; mean age, 39.6 years) in an intensive care unit. Fifty-three received DHA-rich supplements and 57 received placebo for 12 weeks. We used the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) to assess QOL at the end of intervention...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155646/combination-treatment-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-and-all-trans-retinoic-acid-atra-inhibit-il-17-and-ror%C3%AE-t-gene-expression-in-pbmcs-of-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Ateke Mousavi Nasl-Khameneh, Abbas Mirshafiey, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi, Reza Chahardoli, Maryam Mahmoudi, Karim Parastouei, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi
OBJECTIVES: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disorder with a complex autoimmune pathophysiology. Its initiation and progression correlate with IL-17 and the related transcription factor, RORγt. All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is a bioactive derivative of vitamin A, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an active metabolite of omega-3 fatty acid; both have immunomodulatory effects in many immune disorders. This study investigated the effects of DHA and ATRA individually and in combination on IL-17 and RORγt gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients who were receiving interferon beta (IFN-β)...
November 18, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154839/participation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidative-activity-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-on-indomethacin-induced-gastric-injury-model
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Elizabeth Arlen Pineda-Peña, Yoalli Martínez-Pérez, Marina Galicia-Moreno, Araceli Navarrete, José Segovia, Pablo Muriel, Liliana Favari, Gilberto Castañeda-Hernández, Aracely Evangelina Chávez-Piña
Adverse gastrointestinal (GI) effects caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including indomethacin, are recognized as the major limitation to their clinical use. NSAID-induced gastric damage is generated by cyclooxygenase inhibition, activation of inflammatory processes, and oxidative stress. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, has shown gastroprotective effects; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects have not been fully explained. As a result, the aim of this study was to examine DHA's anti-inflammatory and antioxidative actions in a mouse model of indomethacin-induced gastric injury...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153456/association-of-mortality-with-ocular-diseases-and-visual-impairment-in-the-age-related-eye-disease-study-2-age-related-eye-disease-study-2-report-number-13
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Chandana Papudesu, Traci E Clemons, Elvira Agrón, Emily Y Chew
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association of mortality with visual acuity (VA) impairment, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cataract surgery. DESIGN: Cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Participants with at least intermediate AMD enrolled in a randomized controlled clinical trial of lutein/zeaxanthin and/or omega-3 fatty acids, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), for treatment of AMD and cataract. METHODS: Baseline and annual eye examinations included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) assessments, slit-lamp examinations, and stereoscopic fundus photographs that were centrally graded for development of late AMD (central geographic atrophy or neovascular AMD) or pseudophakia...
November 16, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152307/coagulation-profile-of-sudanese-children-with-homozygous-sickle-cell-disease-and-the-effect-of-treatment-with-omega-3-fatty-acid-on-the-coagulation-parameters
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Shiekh Awoda, Ahmed A Daak, Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Kebreab Ghebremeskel, Mustafa I Elbashir
Background: It has been reported that patients with SCD do have an abnormal coagulation profile. Coagulopathy is thought to be one of the key factors that contribute to the vaso-occlusive crisis that characterises sickle cell disease (SCD). In this study, we investigated whether Sudanese sickle cell patients have an abnormal coagulation profile. In addition, the effect of treatment with either omega-3 fatty acids or hydroxyurea on coagulation profile was assessed. Methods: Homozygous SCD patients untreated (n = 52), omega-3 treated (n = 44), hydroxyurea (HU) treated (n = 8) and healthy (HbAA) controls (n = 52) matched for age (4-20 years), gender and socioeconomic status were enrolled...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151597/association-of-plasma-phospholipid-polyunsaturated-and-trans-fatty-acids-with-body-mass-index-results-from-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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T A Hastert, M C de Oliveira Otto, F Lê-Scherban, B T Steffen, L M Steffen, M Y Tsai, D R Jacobs, A Baylin
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Previous research has focused on associations between dietary fat and body mass index (BMI), but the contributions of different types of fat to BMI remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to estimate whether plasma phospholipid omega-3 (n-3), omega-6 (n-6), or trans fatty acids are associated with BMI at baseline and with subsequent BMI changes over time; and whether total phospholipid n-6 or trans fatty acids modify any association between phospholipid n-3 and BMI...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151497/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-and-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Tomoko Nakao, Hiroyuki Morita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150418/immune-enhancing-formulas-for-patients-with-cancer-undergoing-esophagectomy-systematic-review-protocol
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Astrid Naranjo, Elizabeth Isenring, Laisa Teleni
BACKGROUND: Adult patients with an esophageal cancer can potentially be compromised with postoperative leaks or fistulae if patients' nutritional status is in a vulnerable stage. Currently in Australia, there is a growing need for clinicians to know whether use of immune-enhancing formulas (IEFs) containing Arg, omega-3, and RNA are a cost-effective approach compared with isonitrogenous-isocaloric formulas to reduce postoperative infectious complications in esophagectomy patients. Since IEFs may carry higher costs, this has led to inconsistencies in practice among clinicians and hospitals...
November 17, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149110/-does-omega-3-supplementation-after-the-age-of-65-influence-cognitive-function-results-of-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
J Baleztena, M Arana, M Bes-Rastrollo, M C Castellanos, M J Gozalo, M Ruiz-Canela
BACKGROUND: The percentage of the older population is progressively increasing as are diseases associated with aging such as cognitive decline (CD) and dementia. Observational epidemiological studies suggest that diets rich in omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (w3-PUFA) might reduce the risk of CD and dementia. The main objective was to assess whether there is sufficient scientific evidence about the relationship between w3-PUFA supplementation in patients aged 65 or older and cognitive performance...
November 17, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147838/the-reactive-proactive-aggression-questionnaire-measurement-invariance-and-reliability-among-a-school-sample-of-portuguese-youths
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Pedro Pechorro, Lara Ayala-Nunes, Rachel Kahn, Cristina Nunes
Aggression is an important risk factor for various forms of problem behaviors in adolescence, and research has often distinguished between reactive and proactive forms of aggression. The aim of the present study was to compare the psychometric properties (i.e., structural invariance, internal consistency, and criterion validity) of the Reactive-Proactive Aggression Questionnaire (RPQ) between males and females among a mixed-gender school sample of 782 Portuguese youth (M = 15.87 years, SD = 1.72). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that a two-factor first-order structure obtained the best fit and cross-gender measurement invariance was demonstrated after excluding item 21...
November 17, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143135/the-mediating-role-of-spirituality-meaning-peace-faith-between-psychological-distress-and-mental-adjustment-in-cancer-patients
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Paula Jimenez-Fonseca, Urbano Lorenzo-Seva, Pere Joan Ferrando, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Carmen Beato, Teresa García, María Del Mar Muñoz, Avinash Ramchandani, Ismael Ghanem, Alejandra Rodríguez-Capote, Carlos Jara, Caterina Calderon
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were (a) to determine the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale and (b) to provide that FACIT scores behave one-dimensional to establish the mediating role of spiritual well-being in psychological distress and mental adjustment in a sample of patients with non-metastatic, resected cancer. METHOD: A total of 504 consecutive patients completed the FACIT-Sp, Brief Symptom Inventory, and Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer scales...
November 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141517/protective-effects-of-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-organophosphate-poisoning
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Bahattin Avci, S Sirri Bilge, Gokhan Arslan, Omer Alici, Ozge Darakci, Turkhan Baratzada, Engin Ciftcioglu, Turker Yardan, Ayhan Bozkurt
In this study, we aimed to study the possible preventive effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a dietary omega-3 fatty acid, on toxicity caused by chlorpyrifos (CPF). Six groups of Sprague Dawley rats (200-250 g) consisting of equal numbers of males and females (n = 8) were assigned to study. The rats were orally given for 5 days. The control group was administered pure olive oil, which was the vehicle for CPF. The CPF challenge groups were administered oral physiological saline, pure olive oil, or DHA (50, 100 and 400 mg/kg dosages) for 5 days...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
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