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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779929/prescription-medication-use-and-antinuclear-antibodies-in-the-united-states-1999-2004
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Gregg E Dinse, Christine G Parks, Helen C S Meier, Caroll A Co, Edward K L Chan, Todd A Jusko, James Yeh, Frederick W Miller
BACKGROUND: Clinical reports link specific medications with the development of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), but population-based evidence is limited. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated associations between prescription medication use and ANA in a representative sample of the adult noninstitutionalized US population, first focusing on medications previously related to ANA and then considering all medications reported in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704913/effects-of-oral-contraceptives-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-korean-menopausal-women-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Han Saem Jeong, Soon Jun Hong, Sung Jae Choi, Jae-Hoon Kim, Gwan Gyu Song, Jae Hyun Jung
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease with a multifactorial etiology. The higher prevalence of RA in women than in men may originate from differences in sex hormone levels or types. Ethnicity may interact with hormonal factors to produce various observed differences in the prevalence of RA. Oral contraceptives (OCs) are a source of exogenous sex hormones and can affect the prevalence of RA. We investigated the effects of OCs on RA in Korean menopausal women using a national data set...
June 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696034/review-of-iodine-nutrition-in-iranian-population-in-the-past-quarter-of-century
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REVIEW
Hossein Delshad, Fereidoun Azizi
Context: Iodine deficiency is one of the most important health problems worldwide. The overall aim of this study was a narrative review of the past and present status of iodine nutrition in the Iranian population to gather and provide valuable background data in this field for future studies. Evidence Acquisition: For this narrative literature review study, published internal (SID, Iran doc, Iran medex) and international (Web of knowledge, Pubmed, SCOPUS) source studies were searched using the following medical subject heading terms: Iodine, IDD (iodine deficiency disorders), UIC (urinary iodine concentration), Goiter, IQ (intelligence quotient), thyroid hormone, Iodine and pregnancy, Iodine and breast feeding, as well as Iodized salt, reporting the prevalence of iodine deficiency and iodine nutrition status of different target populations in Iran over 25 years, between 1988 - 2014, were assessed...
October 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606182/review-dairy-foods-red-meat-and-processed-meat-in-the-diet-implications-for-health-at-key-life-stages
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D I Givens
Social and health care provision have led to substantial increases in life expectancy. In the UK this has become higher than 80 years with an even greater proportional increase in those aged 85 years and over. The different life stages give rise to important nutritional challenges and recent reductions in milk consumption have led to sub-optimal intakes of calcium by teenage females in particular when bone growth is at its maximum and of iodine during pregnancy needed to ensure that supply/production of thyroid hormones to the foetus is adequate...
April 2, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587423/iodine-and-pregnancy-a-qualitative-study-focusing-on-dietary-guidance-and-information
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Maria Bouga, Michael E J Lean, Emilie Combet
Iodine is essential for thyroid hormones synthesis and normal neurodevelopment; however, ~60% of pregnant women do not meet the WHO (World Health Organization) recommended intake. Using a qualitative design, we explored the perceptions, awareness, and experiences of pregnancy nutrition, focusing on iodine. Women in the perinatal period ( n = 48) were interviewed and filled in a food frequency questionnaire for iodine. Almost all participants achieved the recommended 150 μg/day intake for non-pregnant adults (99%), but only 81% met the increased demands of pregnancy (250 μg/day)...
March 26, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569117/twenty-year-trends-in-cardiovascular-risk-among-men-and-women-in-the-united-states
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Jung Ki Kim, Jennifer A Ailshire, Eileen M Crimmins
BACKGROUND: Relative to men, women have experienced slower improvement in mortality in the US in recent decades. AIMS: We investigated 20-year trends in cardiovascular risk for men and women age 40 and over in the US to determine whether there was differential change in risk for men and women. METHODS: Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), we estimated total cardiovascular risk, the prevalence of individual risk factors, and potential factors contributing to change in risk...
March 22, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514897/sex-differences-in-risk-factors-for-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Jeonghoon Ha, Jeongmin Lee, Kwanhoon Jo, Dong-Jun Lim, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Min-Hee Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in Korean adults and identify the risk factors for the occurrence of SCH by sex. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study used data from the Sixth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES VI), a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey, which comprises a health interview survey, a health examination survey and a nutrition survey. To examine SCH, the reference range of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) was defined using both the range provided by the test kit manufacturer (SCH-M) and a population-based range (SCH-P)...
April 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512826/risk-factors-for-discontinuation-of-thyroid-hormone-replacement-therapy-in-early-pregnancy-a-study-from-the-norwegian-mother-and-child-cohort-study-and-the-medical-birth-registry-of-norway
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Anna S Frank, Angela Lupattelli, Hedvig Nordeng
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 3-5% of pregnant women have hypothyroidism. Despite the potential impact of untreated hypothyroidism on infant neurodevelopment, few studies have investigated the risk factors associated with discontinuation of thyroid hormone replacement therapy (THRT) in pregnancy. We aimed to identify such factors in a population of women using THRT prior to pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study were linked to records in the Medical Birth Registry of Norway...
March 7, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352147/pre-conception-maternal-erythrocyte-saturated-to-unsaturated-fatty-acid-ratio-predicts-pregnancy-after-natural-cycle-frozen-embryo-transfer
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Christopher C Onyiaodike, Heather M Murray, Ruiqi Zhang, Barbara J Meyer, Fiona Jordan, E Ann Brown, Robert J B Nibbs, Helen Lyall, Naveed Sattar, Scott M Nelson, Dilys J Freeman
The environment for embryo implantation and fetal growth and development is affected by maternal nutritional, metabolic and health status. The aim of this prospective, cohort study was to test whether plasma metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers can predict pregnancy resulting from in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Women with a natural menstrual cycle undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET) were recruited and fasting baseline blood samples were collected a mean of 3.4 days prior to the luteinising hormone (LH) surge and a non-fasting blood sample was taken on the day of FET...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246381/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-breastfeeding-anatomy-and-physiology-of-lactation
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Natasha K Sriraman
Breastmilk is the physiologic norm for infant nutrition. Despite recommendations from major health organizations, many women in the U.S. are not achieving this metric. Understanding breast anatomy and lactation physiology will allow physicians to gain knowledge of the processes, which control lactation enabling physicians to appropriately manage the breastfeeding dyad. The interplay of hormones involved in lactation and milk management affect milk initiation, as well as ongoing milk production (galactopoesis)...
December 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206770/the-cross-sectional-association-between-chemerin-and-bone-health-in-peri-pre-and-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-epic-potsdam-study
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Juliane Menzel, Ronald Biemann, Krasimira Aleksandrova, Matthias B Schulze, Heiner Boeing, Berend Isermann, Cornelia Weikert
OBJECTIVE: Recent in vitro data suggested that the novel adipokine chemerin may influence bone health. However, only limited evidence of the relationship between chemerin and bone health in humans is available. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the association between chemerin and broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) in peri/premenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Data from the German population-based European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam cohort comprising 404 peri/premenopausal and 279 postmenopausal women were analyzed...
December 4, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178904/nutritional-supplements-and-herbal-medicines-for-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Susan Arentz, Caroline A Smith, Jason Abbott, Alan Bensoussan
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common, reproductive endocrinopathy associated with serious short and long term health risks. Many women with PCOS use ingestible complementary medicines. This systematic review examined the effect on menstrual regulation and adverse effects from randomised controlled trials. METHODS: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared herbal or nutritional supplements to placebo or active controls in women with PCOS were eligible for inclusion...
November 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159927/hormonal-contraceptive-use-and-vitamin-a-deficiency-among-women-in-tanzania
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Zelalem T Haile, Asli K Teweldeberhan, Bhakti Chavan, John Francescon
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between hormonal contraceptive use and vitamin A deficiency among women in Tanzania. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from 8231 women who participated in the 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey. Both descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were performed. RESULTS: Overall, 1291 (weight percentage 17.8%) women reported a history of hormonal contraceptive use. The weighted prevalence of vitamin A deficiency was 36...
April 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144833/low-dietary-fiber-intake-increases-collinsella-abundance-in-the-gut-microbiota-of-overweight-and-obese-pregnant-women
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Luisa F Gomez-Arango, Helen L Barrett, Shelley A Wilkinson, Leonie K Callaway, H David McIntyre, Mark Morrison, Marloes Dekker Nitert
The gut microbiota contributes to the regulation of glucose metabolism in pregnancy. Abundance of the genus Collinsella is positively correlated with circulating insulin; however, it is unclear what determines Collinsella abundance. This study aims to validate the correlation between Collinsella and insulin and to elucidate if macronutrient intake alters Collinsella abundance and gut microbiota composition. Gut microbiota profiles were assessed by 16S rRNA sequencing in 57 overweight and 73 obese pregnant women from the SPRING (Study of PRobiotics IN Gestational diabetes) trial at 16 weeks gestation and correlated with metabolic hormone levels and macronutrient intake...
November 16, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127229/relationship-between-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-spinal-osteoarthritis-a-nationwide-health-survey-analysis-of-the-elderly-korean-population
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Jung-Ho Park, Jae-Young Hong, Kyungdo Han, Seung-Woo Han, Eun Mi Chun
OBJECTIVES: To identify the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on spinal osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS AND DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of a nationwide survey was performed. SETTING: This study collected data from the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2012). PARTICIPANTS: After excluding ineligible respondents, the total number of participants in this study was 4265 females...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124437/optimal-vitamin-d-intake-for-preventing-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-insufficiency-in-young-japanese-women
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Hiroaki Ohta, Tatsuhiko Kuroda, Naoko Tsugawa, Yoshiko Onoe, Toshio Okano, Masataka Shiraki
Populations of East Asian countries have been known to have low calcium intakes and low serum 25(OH)D concentrations, suggesting that Ca and vitamin D (VitD)-deficiencies are commonly observed. These nutritional imbalances may lead to low peak bone mass (PBM). The low PBM seen in Ca/VitD-deficient individuals may lead to osteoporosis, as well as an increased risk of fracture. A survey was conducted in young Japanese women (n = 296, 21.2 ± 2.3 years old) on their Ca/VitD intakes and serum 25(OH)D levels, which demonstrated a significant positive correlation between VitD intake and serum 25(OH)D levels (R 2 = 0...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076960/effects-of-combined-strength-and-endurance-training-on-physical-performance-and-biomarkers-of-healthy-young-women
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Heikki KyrÖlÄinen, Anthony C Hackney, Riikka Salminen, Johanna Repola, Keijo HÄkkinen, Jari Haimi
Cardiovascular fitness has decreased and obesity has increased in youth-adults world-wide during the last ten years. Therefore, there is an urgent need to find out optimal exercise training programs for improving physical performance and health outcomes, especially, among sedentary women. Subjects were 25-30-year-old females with very low physical activity, and 65 % of them were overweight (BMI >25). They performed endurance and strength training three times a week for nine weeks. Independent strength training and instructed endurance training by indoor cycling were prescribed...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953079/associations-between-type-and-route-of-hormone-use-on-urinary-incontinence-and-pelvic-organ-prolapse-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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Olivia Orlinda Cardenas-Trowers, Mark Borgstrom, Ilana Addis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between type and route of hormone use and urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS: The authors used the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey database for data from 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, and 2011-2012. Seven thousand sixty-six of the women included were premenopausal, and 5387 were postmenopausal. Premenopausal women were younger than 51 years and reported menstrual periods in the last 12 months...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952611/associations-between-fruits-vegetables-vitamin-a-%C3%AE-carotene-and-flavonol-dietary-intake-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-elderly-women-in-korea-the-fifth-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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E-K Kim, H Kim, O Kwon, N Chang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the principal causes of blindness. This study investigated the association between diet and the prevalence of AMD in elderly Korean women. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Study subjects were women aged ⩾65 years (n=1008) from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2012). The presence of early- and late-onset AMD was determined on the basis of a fundus photograph from a health examination survey...
January 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935430/-health-care-needs-and-barriers-in-seeking-medical-care-for-global-health-and-sexual-and-reproductive-health-among-students-from-f%C3%A3-lix-houphou%C3%A3-t-boigny-university-abidjan-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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M Inghels, P A Coffie, J Larmarange
BACKGROUND: In Ivory Coast, little is known about health needs and health access barriers among young people. The aim of this study was to describe health provision, health needs and barriers when seeking medical care, with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health, and the acceptability of a medical examination for students attending their first year at the Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. METHODS: We conducted a representative cross-sectional study among second year students who were selected by two-stage equiprobable random sampling...
September 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
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