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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785527/birth-intervals-and-health-in-adulthood-a-comparison-of-siblings-using-swedish-register-data
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Kieron J Barclay, Martin Kolk
A growing body of research has examined whether birth intervals influence perinatal outcomes and child health as well as long-term educational and socioeconomic outcomes. To date, however, very little research has examined whether birth spacing influences long-term health. We use contemporary Swedish population register data to examine the relationship between birth-to-birth intervals and a variety of health outcomes in adulthood: for men, height, physical fitness, and the probability of falling into different body mass index categories; and for men and women, mortality...
May 21, 2018: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776012/evolving-self-view-and-body-image-concerns-in-female-post-operative-bariatric-surgery-patients
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Tamara O Perdue, Ann Schreier, Melvin Swanson, Janice Neil, Robert Carels
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This research study explores the experience of post-operative bariatric surgery patients as they adjust to diminished weight and differentiates that adjustment from the more general concept of body image. BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is an effective way to reduce weight and co-morbidities associated with obesity. Complete success requires that patients must adjust psychologically as they lose weight. If this does not occur, bariatric patients may experience a 'mind-body lag' in which the patient's internal body image lags behind the external changes...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763604/attenuation-of-macrophage-accumulation-and-polarisation-in-obese-diabetic-mice-by-a-small-molecule-significantly-improved-insulin-sensitivity
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Sandip Mukherjee, Snehasis Das, Dipanjan Chattopadhyay, Shuvasree Sarkar, Subhendu Kumar Chatterjee, Dhrubajyoti Talukdar, Sutapa Mukherjee, Subeer S Majumder, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Mihir K Chaudhuri, Samir Bhattacharya
Accumulation and polarization of anti-inflammatory M2 to proinflammatory M1 macrophage in the adipose tissue of obese diabetic mice is an important pathogenic signature. It worsens lipid induced inflammation and insulin resistance. Here we demonstrate that a small molecule, a peroxyvanadate compound i.e. DmpzH [VO(O2 )2 (dmpz)] or dmp, could robustly decrease macrophage infiltration, accumulation and their polarization in high fat diet (HFD) induced obese diabetic mice. In searching the underlying mechanism it was revealed that SIRT1 level was strikingly low in the inflamed adipose tissue of HFD mice as compared to mice fed with standard diet (SD)...
May 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733003/timeline-of-changes-in-adaptive-physiological-responses-at-the-level-of-energy-expenditure-with-progressive-weight-loss
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Siren Nymo, Silvia R Coutinho, Linn-Christin H Torgersen, Ola J Bomo, Ingrid Haugvaldstad, Helen Truby, Bård Kulseng, Catia Martins
Diet-induced weight loss (WL) is associated with reduced resting and non-resting energy expenditure (EE), driven not only by changes in body composition but also potentially by adaptive thermogenesis (AT). When exactly this happens, during progressive WL, remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the timeline of changes in RMR and exercise-induced EE (EIEE), stemming from changes in body composition v. the presence of AT, during WL with a very-low-energy diet (VLED). In all, thirty-one adults (eighteen men) with obesity (BMI: 37 (sem 4·5) kg/m2; age: 43 (sem 10) years) underwent 8 weeks of a VLED, followed by 4 weeks of weight maintenance...
May 7, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730076/changing-the-quality-of-life-in-old-age-bariatric-patients-cross-sectional-study-for-79-old-age-patients
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Elie Chouillard, Salman Alsabah, Elias Chahine, Elias Saikaly, Tarek Debs, Radwan Kassir
PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery is being safely performed in elderly patients. However, current recommendations lack precise indications for bariatric surgery and fail to define an upper age limit for surgical procedure, leaving the field wide open to case by case assessment according to patient's physiological age and benefit-to-risk balance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of life of obese patients older than 60 years one year after bariatric surgery, and to compare the variation of their nutritional parameters to those of matched younger patients...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718979/diet-induced-obesity-alters-muscle-spindle-afferent-function-in-adult-mice
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Lubayna S Elahi, Krystle N Shamai, Adam M Abtahie, Adam M Cai, Shreejit Padmanabhan, Martina Bremer, Katherine A Wilkinson
Populations with obesity are more likely to fall and exhibit balance instability. The reason for this is likely multifactorial, but there is some evidence that sensory function is impaired during obesity. We tested the hypothesis that muscle proprioceptor function is compromised in a mouse model of diet induced obesity. An in vitro muscle-nerve preparation was used to record muscle spindle afferent responses to physiological stretch and sinusoidal vibration. We compared the responses of C57/Bl6 male and female mice on a control diet (10% kcal fat) with those eating a high fat diet (HFD; 60% kcal fat) for 10 weeks (final age 14-15 weeks old)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683141/development-of-subject-specific-proximal-femur-finite-element-models-of-older-adults-with-obesity-to-evaluate-the-effects-of-weight-loss-on-bone-strength
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S L Schoell, A A Weaver, D P Beavers, Leon Lenchik, A P Marsh, W J Rejeski, J D Stitzel, K M Beavers
Study background: Recommendation of intentional weight loss in older adults remains controversial, due in part to the loss of bone mineral density (BMD) known to accompany weight loss. While finite element (FE) models have been used to assess bone strength, these methods have not been used to study the effects of weight loss. The purpose of this study is to develop subject-specific FE models of the proximal femur and study the effect of intentional weight loss on bone strength. Methods: Computed tomography (CT) scans of the proximal femur of 25 overweight and obese (mean BMI=29...
2018: Journal of osteoporosis and physical activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680113/changes-in-school-food-preparation-methods-result-in-healthier-cafeteria-lunches-in-elementary-schools
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Timothy K Behrens, Mina L Liebert, Hannah J Peterson, Jennifer Howard Smith, Jay T Sutliffe, Aubrey Day, Jodi Mack
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a districtwide food best practices and preparation changes in elementary schools lunches, implemented as part of the LiveWell@School childhood obesity program, funded by LiveWell Colorado/Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative. METHODS: Longitudinal study examining how school changes in best practices for food preparation impacted the types of side items offered from 2009 to 2015 in elementary school cafeterias in a high-need school district in southern Colorado...
May 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673873/before-the-beginning-nutrition-and-lifestyle-in-the-preconception-period-and-its-importance-for-future-health
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REVIEW
Judith Stephenson, Nicola Heslehurst, Jennifer Hall, Danielle A J M Schoenaker, Jayne Hutchinson, Janet E Cade, Lucilla Poston, Geraldine Barrett, Sarah R Crozier, Mary Barker, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Janis Baird, Gita D Mishra
A woman who is healthy at the time of conception is more likely to have a successful pregnancy and a healthy child. We reviewed published evidence and present new data from low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries on the timing and importance of preconception health for subsequent maternal and child health. We describe the extent to which pregnancy is planned, and whether planning is linked to preconception health behaviours. Observational studies show strong links between health before pregnancy and maternal and child health outcomes, with consequences that can extend across generations, but awareness of these links is not widespread...
April 16, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667152/falls-in-mexican-older-adults-aged-60-years-and-older
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Luis M Valderrama-Hinds, Soham Al Snih, Nai-Wei Chen, Martin A Rodriguez, Rebeca Wong
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major cause of disability, morbidity, institutionalization, and mortality in older adults. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to examine the risk factors for falls among Mexican older adults aged 60 years and older. METHODS: This study included 6247 participants and their spouse or partner aged 60 years and older from the Mexican Health and Aging Study, an ongoing longitudinal study (2001-2012) conducted in Mexico...
April 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665258/health-related-quality-of-life-and-fall-risk-associated-with-age-related-body-composition-changes-sarcopenia-obesity-and-sarcopenic-obesity
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Zeynel Abidin Öztürk, İbrahim Halil Türkbeyler, Azer Abiyev, Seval Kul, Bahadır Edizer, Funda Datli Yakaryılmaz, Gülçimen Soylu
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia, obesity, and sarcopenic obesity are various features of the aging process that can cause important health issues. The present study was undertaken to investigate the interrelationship between those body composition changes including their clinical components and the quality of life variables. METHODS: 423 individuals aged 65 years or more were included in this cross-sectional study. Sarcopenia was diagnosed according to The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria...
April 17, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663085/prevalence-of-overweight-obesity-among-7-year-old-children-who-childhood-obesity-surveillance-initiative-in-slovakia-trends-and-differences-between-selected-european-countries
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Ľubica Tichá, Valéria Regecová, Katarína Šebeková, Darina Sedláková, Jana Hamade, Ľudmila Podracká
The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the prevalence and time trends of overweight/obesity in Slovak children by applying WHO, IOTF, and the national criteria; (2) to compare the prevalence between selected European countries; and (3) to evaluate the central obesity by the waist-to-height ratio. The survey was performed within the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative. The weight, height, waist, and hip were measured in 2795 children at the age of 7-7.99 years (50.1% boys; 55.5% in rural areas)...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649378/poor-sleep-quality-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-postmenopausal-women-with-and-without-metabolic-syndrome
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Christopher E Kline, Martica H Hall, Daniel J Buysse, Conrad P Earnest, Timothy S Church
BACKGROUND: Poor sleep quality has previously been shown to be related to insulin resistance in apparently healthy adults. However, it is unclear whether an association between sleep quality and insulin resistance exists among adults with metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: Participants included 347 overweight/obese postmenopausal women without type 2 diabetes (age: 57.5 ± 6.5 years; body mass index [BMI]: 31.7 ± 3.7 kg/m2 ; 54% with MetS). Sleep quality was assessed with the six-item Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale; values were categorized into quartiles...
March 20, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643156/indecho-study-cohort-study-investigating-birth-size-childhood-growth-and-young-adult-cardiovascular-risk-factors-as-predictors-of-midlife-myocardial-structure-and-function-in-south-asians
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Senthil K Vasan, Ambuj Roy, Viji Thomson Samuel, Belavendra Antonisamy, Santosh K Bhargava, Anoop George Alex, Bhaskar Singh, Clive Osmond, Finney S Geethanjali, Fredrik Karpe, Harshpal Sachdev, Kanhaiya Agrawal, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Nikhil Tandon, Nihal Thomas, Prasanna S Premkumar, Prrathepa Asaithambi, Sneha F X Princy, Sikha Sinha, Thomas Vizhalil Paul, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Caroline H D Fall
INTRODUCTION: South Asians have high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidaemia and central obesity). Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and dysfunction are features of these disorders and important predictors of CVD mortality. Lower birth and infant weight and greater childhood weight gain are associated with increased adult CVD mortality, but there are few data on their relationship to LV function. The IndEcho study will examine associations of birth size, growth during infancy, childhood and adolescence and CVD risk factors in young adulthood with midlife cardiac structure and function in South Asian Indians...
April 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624960/associated-factors-with-sarcopenia-among-mexican-elderly-2012-national-health-and-nutrition-survey
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Background: Sarcopenia involves the loss of skeletal muscle mass and age-related functionality; it diminishes physical independence, health and quality of life. In 2016 it was added to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). Information about the frequency of sarcopenia among Mexican older adults is scarce. The objective was to analyze associated factors with sarcopenia in Mexican older adults through the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey data. Methods: Cross-sectional study which included subjects of 60 years of age or more with simultaneous information on health and anthropometry questionnaires from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey...
2018: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622982/cardiovascular-disease-and-abo-blood-groups-in-africans-are-blood-group-a-individuals-at-higher-risk-of-ischemic-disease-a-pilot-study
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Djibril Marie Ba, Mamadou Saidou Sow, Aminata Diack, Khadidiatou Dia, Mouhamed Cherif Mboup, Pape Diadie Fall, Moussa Daouda Fall
Background: Since the discovery of the ABO blood group system by Karl Landsteiner in 1901, several reports have suggested an important involvement of the ABO blood group system in the susceptibility to thrombosis. Assessing that non-O blood groups in particular A blood group confer a higher risk of venous and arterial thrombosis than group O.Epidemiologic data are typically not available for all racial and ethnics groups.The purpose of this pilot study was to identify a link between ABO blood group and ischemic disease (ID) in Africans, and to analyze whether A blood group individuals were at higher risk of ischemic disease or not...
December 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597236/extra-skeletal-effects-of-vitamin-d
#17
Roger Bouillon
There are very solid data to confirm that the vitamin D endocrine system is important not only for calcium transport or bone homeostasis but also for operational functions in most cells of the body. Preclinical studies convincingly demonstrated coherent actions of the vitamin D endocrine system on the proliferation/differentiation of most cells (and thus possibly on the evolution of cancer). The most plausible target tissues include skeletal and cardiac muscle, all immune cells, many cells involved in cardiovascular homeostasis, brain cells, and reproductive tissues...
2018: Frontiers of Hormone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587356/dietary-patterns-and-their-relationship-with-frailty-in-functionally-independent-older-adults
#18
Mónica Machón, Maider Mateo-Abad, Kalliopi Vrotsou, Xabier Zupiria, Carolina Güell, Leonor Rico, Itziar Vergara
The impact of dietary patterns rather than single foods or nutrients on health outcomes is increasingly recognized. This cross-sectional study examines the dietary patterns of 527 non-institutionalized functionally independent older people aged ≥70 years from Gipuzkoa (Spain). Sociodemographic characteristics, health status, anthropometric measures and dietary data are collected. Multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) and cluster analysis are performed to identify dietary patterns and groups of individuals...
March 24, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584742/patient-and-physician-characteristics-affect-adherence-to-screening-mammography-a-population-based-cohort-study
#19
Daniela Katz, Angela J Tengekyon, Natan R Kahan, Ronit Calderon-Margalit
BACKGROUND: Screening mammograms are widely recommended biennially for women between the ages of 50 and 74. Despite the benefits of screening mammograms, full adherence to recommendations falls below 75% in most developed countries. Many studies have identified individual (obesity, smoking, socio-economic status, and co-morbid conditions) and primary-care physician parameters (physician age, gender, clinic size and cost) that influence adherence, but little data exists from large population studies regarding the interaction of these individual factors...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572589/low-flow-anaesthesia-with-a-fixed-fresh-gas-flow-rate
#20
Seyma Bahar, Mahmut Arslan, Aykut Urfalioglu, Gokce Gisi, Gozen Oksuz, Bora Bilal, Hafize Oksuz, Adem Doganer
During the wash-in period in low flow anaesthesia (LFA), high fresh gas flow is used to achieve the desired agent concentration. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the safety of fixed 1 L/min fresh gas flow desflurane anaesthesia in both the wash-in and maintenance periods in patients including the obese ones. 104 patients undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia were included. After endotracheal intubation, fresh gas flow was reduced to 1 L/min and the desflurane vaporizer was set at 18%. The time from opening the vaporizer to end-tidal desflurane concentration reaching 0...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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