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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635579/-fish-oil-in-pregnancy-can-it-prevent-asthma-in-children
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P L P Brand, M B Katan
Taking fish oil supplements in the third trimester of pregnancy was associated with significantly less wheezing or asthma in the child at the age of 3-5 years, according to a randomized clinical trial by Bisgaard et al., NEJM 2017. However, the results of this study should be interpreted with caution. The primary end points were modified at a late stage in the study, and two primary end points, eczema in the first 3 years of life and allergic sensitization at 18 months of age, were demoted to secondary end points, and showed no significant effect of treatment...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625107/associations-between-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-25-oh-d-and-psychological-distress-among-inuit-in-canada
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Hans-Ragnar Skogli, Dominique Geoffroy, Hope A Weiler, Grethe S Tell, Laurence J Kirmayer, Grace M Egeland
BACKGROUND: Inuit in Canada have experienced dietary changes over recent generations, but how this relates to psychological distress has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how nutritional biomarkers are related to psychological distress. DESIGN: A total of 36 communities in northern Canada participated in the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey (2007-2008). Of 2796 households, 1901 (68%) participated; 1699 Inuit adults gave blood samples for biomarker analysis and answered the Kessler 6-item psychological distress questionnaire (K6)...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625031/inadequate-dietary-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-intake-among-indonesian-pregnant-women-is-associated-with-lower-newborn-weights-in-urban-jakarta
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Dudung Angkasa, Victor Tambunan, Helda Khusun, Fiastuti Witjaksono, Rina Agustina
BACKGROUND: Omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy has been confirmed to affect newborn birth outcomes in the developed world. However, the association between maternal omega-3 fatty acid intake and birth size is unknown in developing countries. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of maternal omega-3 fatty acid intake with newborn birth size. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted, involving 282 pregnant women aged 19-40 years who had a gestational age of >32 weeks and received antenatal care at 10 health centres and one referral hospital in East Jakarta, Indonesia...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615451/molecular-mechanisms-of-signaling-via-the-docosanoid-neuroprotectin-d1-for-cellular-homeostasis-and-neuroprotection
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Aram Asatryan, Nicolas G Bazan
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid family member that is enriched in the nervous system, generates bioactive docosanoids that can counteract disruptions of cellular homeostasis. Docosanoids include neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1), which is decreased in the CA1 hippocampal area of patients with early-stage Alzheimers disease (AD). We summarize here how NPD1 elicits neuroprotection by up-regulating c-REL, a nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB subtype that, in turn, enhances expression of BIRC3 (baculoviral IAP repeat-containing protein 3, or cIAP2) in retinal cells...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608438/a-randomized-clinical-trial-investigating-the-efficacy-of-targeted-nutrition-as-adjunct-to-exercise-training-in-copd
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Coby van de Bool, Erica P A Rutten, Ardy van Helvoort, Frits M E Franssen, Emiel F M Wouters, Annemie M W J Schols
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the efficacy of nutritional supplementation to enhance exercise training responses in COPD patients with low muscle mass is limited. The objective was to study if nutritional supplementation targeting muscle derangements enhances outcome of exercise training in COPD patients with low muscle mass. METHODS: Eighty-one COPD patients with low muscle mass, admitted to out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation, randomly received oral nutritional supplementation, enriched with leucine, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids (NUTRITION) or PLACEBO as adjunct to 4 months supervised high intensity exercise training...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603896/dietary-pattern-associated-with-frailty-results-from-nutrition-and-health-survey-in-taiwan
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Yen-Li Lo, Yao-Te Hsieh, Li-Lin Hsu, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Hsing-Yi Chang, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Ching-Yu Chen, Wen-Harn Pan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether dietary patterns are associated with frailty phenotypes in an elderly Taiwanese population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT), 2014-2016. PARTICIPANTS: Noninstitutionalized Taiwanese nationals aged 65 years and older enrolled in the NAHSIT (N = 923). MEASUREMENTS: Dietary intake was assessed using a 79-item food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562117/omega-3-versus-isoflavones-in-the-control-of-vasomotor-symptoms-in-postmenopausal-women
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S Palacios, M Lilue, A Mejia, C Menendez
Determine the efficacy and tolerability of omega-3 fatty acids versus soybean isoflavones in reducing the vasomotor symptoms (VMSs) frequency in postmenopausal women. A randomized, prospective, two-arm study was performed in healthy postmenopausal women aged 45-65. The two arms were: two capsules/day of omega-3 (425 mg of omega-3/capsule) administered orally (n = 38) and two tablets/day of soybean isoflavones (54.4 mg of isoflavones/tablet) (n = 30), over 16 weeks. The mean baseline frequency of moderate and severe VMSs per week in the omega-3 group was 24...
May 31, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560258/vulnerability-to-omega-3-deprivation-in-a-mouse-model-of-nmda-receptor-hypofunction
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Rehnuma Islam, Marc-Olivier Trépanier, Marija Milenkovic, Wendy Horsfall, Ali Salahpour, Richard P Bazinet, Amy J Ramsey
Several studies have found decreased levels of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain and blood of schizophrenia patients. Furthermore, dietary ω-3 supplements may improve schizophrenia symptoms and delay the onset of first-episode psychosis. We used an animal model of NMDA receptor hypofunction, NR1KD mice, to understand whether changes in glutamate neurotransmission could lead to changes in brain and serum fatty acids. We further asked whether dietary manipulations of ω-3, either depletion or supplementation, would affect schizophrenia-relevant behaviors of NR1KD mice...
2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550831/-relevance-of-omega-3-and-omega-6-omega-3-ratio-in-preventing-cognitive-impairment
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Belina Nunes, Cristina Pinho, Cláudia Sousa, Alan Rocha Melo, Narcisa Bandarra, Maria Carolina Silva
INTRODUCTION: The epidemiological and social relevance of dementia and mild cognitive impairment increases with life expectancy and prevalence of metabolic disorders. The recognition of an important role for dietary nutrients on cognitive functioning opens new preventive strategies. This work analyses the association between erythrocyte omega-3 index and omega-6 / omega-3 ratio and cognitive performance/ mild cognitive impairment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We selected a random sample of individuals registered at a health centre aged ≥ 55 years...
March 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549983/the-effect-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-pregnancy-outcomes-by-smoking-status
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Spencer G Kuper, Adi R Abramovici, Victoria C Jauk, Lorie M Harper, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita
BACKGROUND: Smoking during pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes such as preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and low birth weight. Because smoking causes oxidative stress, some have suggested using antioxidants to counteract the effects of oxidative stress. Smokers have lower serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids, an important antioxidant, and thus, investigating whether omega-3 supplementation in smokers reduces adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes represents an important area of research...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542667/-ign-complementary-alternative-medicine-in-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-mood-disorders
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María Pilar Pérez Carmona
The Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) have been increasingly used by patients such as children and adolescents. The Ministry of Health in Chile (MINSAL) has recognized and regulated some CAM, although there is still unknown their effectiveness and safety of these. OBJECTIVE: Review the available evidence regarding the use of CAM in adolescents with the attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) and mood disorders. METHODOLOGY: A review of the related literature about this topic on PubMed, focus on the last 10 years and using as a keywords Complementary/Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, Mood disorders, and Children/Adolescents...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542024/omega-6-omega-3-pufa-ratio-pain-functioning-and-distress-in-adults-with-knee-pain
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Kimberly T Sibille, Christopher King, Timothy J Garrett, Toni L Glover, Hang Zhang, Huaihou Chen, Divya Reddy, Burel R Goodin, Adriana Sotolongo, Megan E Petrov, Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Matthew Herbert, Emily J Bartley, Jeffrey C Edberg, Roland Staud, David T Redden, Laurence A Bradley, Roger B Fillingim
OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with inflammation, chronic pain, functional limitations, and psychosocial distress. High Omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with lower levels of inflammatory mediators, anti-nociception, and adaptive cognitive/emotional functioning. High Omega-6 (n-6) PUFAs are associated with inflammation, nociception, and psychological distress. While findings related to n-3 supplementation in knee OA are mixed, consideration of the n-6:n-3 ratio and additional outcome measures may provide improved understanding of the potential relevance of these fatty acids in OA...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526915/dietary-behaviors-in-psoriasis-patient-reported-outcomes-from-a-u-s-national-survey
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Ladan Afifi, Melissa J Danesh, Kristina M Lee, Kevin Beroukhim, Benjamin Farahnik, Richard S Ahn, Di Yan, Rasnik K Singh, Mio Nakamura, John Koo, Wilson Liao
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis patients demonstrate high interest in the role of diet on their skin condition. However, data are lacking to describe dietary interventions among psoriasis patients and associated outcomes. This study aims to identify common dietary habits, interventions and perceptions among patients with psoriasis, and to examine patient-reported skin outcomes in response to these interventions. METHODS: We administered a 61-question survey to the National Psoriasis Foundation membership asking psoriasis patients about dietary habits, modifications, skin responses, and perceptions...
June 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522317/the-association-among-cytochrome-p450-3a-progesterone-receptor-polymorphisms-plasma-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-concentrations-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Martha L Bustos, Steve N Caritis, Kathleen A Jablonski, Uma M Reddy, Yoram Sorokin, John M Thorp, Michael W Varner, Ronald J Wapner, Jay D Iams, Marshall W Carpenter, Alan M Peaceman, Brian M Mercer, Anthony Sciscione, Dwight J Rouse, Susan M Ramin
BACKGROUND: Infants born <37 weeks' gestation are of public health concern since complications associated with preterm birth are the leading cause of mortality in children <5 years of age and a major cause of morbidity and lifelong disability. The administration of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate reduces preterm birth by 33% in women with history of spontaneous preterm birth. We demonstrated previously that plasma concentrations of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate vary widely among pregnant women and that women with 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate plasma concentrations in the lowest quartile had spontaneous preterm birth rates of 40% vs rates of 25% in those women with higher concentrations...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521737/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-mediterranean-diet-adherence-screener-medas-questionnaire
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Katrin Hebestreit, Maryam Yahiaoui-Doktor, Christoph Engel, Walter Vetter, Michael Siniatchkin, Nicole Erickson, Martin Halle, Marion Kiechle, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND: Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) have been shown in different at-risk populations. A German translation of the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS) from the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) consortium was used in the LIBRE study, investigating effects of lifestyle-intervention on women with BRCA1/2 mutations. The purpose of the present study is to validate the MEDAS German version. METHODS: LIBRE is a multicentre (three university hospitals during this pilot phase), unblinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516251/-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-diagnostics-and-new-treatment-principles
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U Kassner, M Dippel, E Steinhagen-Thiessen
Severe hypertriglyceridemia is defined at a plasma triglyceride (TG) concentration of >885 mg/dl and may result - in particular when clinical symptoms appear before the age of 40 - from "large variant" mutations in genes which influence the function of the lipoprotein lipase (LPL). For diagnosis, secondary factors have to be excluded and treated before further genetic tests are considered. Typical symptoms in almost all patients are recurrent, sometimes severe abdominal pain attacks, which can result in acute pancreatitis, the most important, sometimes life-threatening complication...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515269/effect-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-neuropathy-in-type-1-diabetes-a-12-month-pilot-trial
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Evan J H Lewis, Bruce A Perkins, Leif E Lovblom, Richard P Bazinet, Thomas M S Wolever, Vera Bril
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that 12 months of seal oil omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) supplementation will stop the known progression of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: Individuals with T1DM and evidence of DSP as determined by a Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Score ≥1 were recruited to participate in a single-arm, open-label trial of seal oil ω-3 PUFA supplementation (10 mL·d(-1); 750 mg eicosapentaenoic acid, 560 mg docosapentaenoic acid, and 1,020 mg docosahexaenoic acid) for 1 year...
May 17, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504119/the-ratio-of-1-3-linoleic-acid-to-alpha-linolenic-acid-is-optimal-for-oligodendrogenesis-of-embryonic-neural-stem-cells
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Hossein Hejr, Majid Ghareghani, Kazem Zibara, Maryam Ghafari, Farzad Sadri, Zinab Salehpour, Azadeh Hamedi, Koresh Negintaji, Hassan Azari, Amir Ghanbari
During neural development, embryonic neural stem cells (eNSCs) differentiate toward glial, oligodendrocytic, and neuronal cells. Dysregulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) induce a wide range of neurological and developmental disorders. In this study, we investigated the effect of various concentrations and ratios of linoleic acid (LA) and alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which belong respectively to omega-6 and omega-3 PUFAs, on the proliferation and differentiation of eNSCs.Results showed that low (25 and 50μM) or high (100 and 200μM) concentrations of ALA, but not LA, and the ratio of 1:3 of LA/ALA significantly increased neurospheres size, frequency and cell numbers, in comparison to controls...
May 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493486/pansteatitis-in-polluted-olifants-river-impoundments-nutritional-perspectives-on-fish-in-a-eutrophic-lake-lake-loskop-south-africa
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K D A Huchzermeyer, S Woodborne, G Osthoff, A Hugo, A C Hoffman, H Kaiser, J C A Steyl, J G Myburgh
This study compares the aetiology of pansteatitis in Lake Loskop, relative to two other impoundments along the Olifants River. Macroscopic and microscopic pathology, age determination and analysis of stomach content, fatty acids and stable isotopes explain the high prevalence of pansteatitis in Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters) and several other species in Lake Loskop. All the dietary indicator comparisons between pansteatitis-affected and healthy fish fail to support a systemic cause. Pansteatitis in Lake Loskop was linked to size and weight of O...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492102/determinants-of-fluid-intelligence-in-healthy-aging-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-status-and-frontoparietal-cortex-structure
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Marta K Zamroziewicz, Erick J Paul, Chris E Zwilling, Aron K Barbey
INTRODUCTION: Accumulating evidence indicates that cognitive decline depends not only upon changes in brain health, but critically, also upon nutritional status. Decline in fluid intelligence, one of the most debilitating aspects of cognitive aging, has been linked to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) status; however, it is not known whether this phenomenon results from specific omega-3 PUFAs acting on particular aspects of brain health. Therefore, this study aims to explore whether particular patterns of omega-3 PUFAs influence fluid intelligence by supporting specific neural structures...
May 11, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
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