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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
#2
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...
September 25, 2017: 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...
September 27, 2017: 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918836/role-of-microalbuminuria-in-predicting-cardiovascular-mortality-in-individuals-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Tushar A Tuliani, Maithili Shenoy, Kevin Belgrave, Abhishek Deshmukh, Sadip Pant, Anthony Hilliard, Luis Afonso
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is related to cardiovascular mortality (CVM). We explored the role of microalbuminuria (MIA) as a predictor of long-term CVM in population with and without SCH with normal kidney function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the National Health and Nutrition Education Survey - III database (n = 6,812). Individuals younger than 40 years, thyroid-stimulating hormone levels ≥20 and ≤0.35mIU/L, estimated glomerular filtration rate <60mL/minute/1...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845434/phytotherapy-and-nutritional-supplements-on-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
C M Lopes, A Dourado, R Oliveira
Breast cancer is the most frequent type of nonskin malignancy among women worldwide. In general, conventional cancer treatment options (i.e., surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy, and hormone therapy) are not completely effective. Recurrence and other pathologic situations are still an issue in breast cancer patients due to side effects, toxicity of drugs in normal cells, and aggressive behaviour of the tumours. From this point of view, breast cancer therapy and adjuvant methods represent a promising and challenging field for researchers...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844365/the-relationship-between-history-of-hormonal-contraceptive-use-and-iron-status-among-women-in-tanzania-a-population-based-study
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Zelalem T Haile, Caroline Kingori, Asli K Teweldeberhan, Bhakti Chavan
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 30% of the Tanzanian women in the reproductive age group are iron deficient. At population-level, there is a dearth of research on the relationship between hormonal contraceptive use and iron deficiency. The study objective was to examine the relationship between history of hormonal contraceptive use and iron status among women in Tanzania. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study analysis including 4186 women who participated in the population-based 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey...
October 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843511/the-relationship-between-reproductive-and-biochemical-ageing-at-the-time-of-the-menopausal-transition
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Annamaria Zsakai, Rita Sipos, Krisztina Takacs-Vellai, Attila Szabo, Eva B Bodzsar
The biochemical ageing status of women in the menopausal transition was studied using quantitative analysis of age- and autophagy-related gene activities (CDC42 and MAP1LC3 genes were selected as target genes). Free estradiol and progesterone levels in saliva were estimated. General linear models were used to determine the relationship between lifestyle, health status, socioeconomic factors and CDC42 and MAP1LC3 gene expression levels. Gene expression analysis revealed (1) an increasing expression of CDC42 gene after 45years in women, (2) expression level of CDC42 gene associated with menopausal status, (3) while endocrine status was found to associate with the expression of both of the studied age-related genes, (4) the "never used hormonal contraceptives" and "obese nutritional status" were the strongest factors for increased level of age-related gene expressions, and (5) changes in gene expression levels by ageing should be studied by considering not only chronological, but also biological ages...
August 24, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770411/effect-of-iodine-nutrition-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-an-iodine-sufficient-area-in-china
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Yue Xiao, Huakun Sun, Chenyan Li, Yongze Li, Shiqiao Peng, Chenling Fan, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan
Many studies focused on the association between thyroid disease and pregnancy outcomes. The present study explored the effect of iodine nutrition during the first trimester on pregnancy outcomes. One thousand five hundred sixty-nine pregnant, euthyroid women at ≤12 weeks of gestation in an iodine-sufficient area in China were recruited. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for iodine nutrition during pregnancy, participants were divided into four groups: adequate iodine (median urinary iodine concentration (UIC), 150-249 μg/L), mild deficiency (UIC, 100-150 μg/L), moderate and severe deficiency (UIC, <100 μg/L), and more than adequate and excessive (UIC, ≥250 μg/L) groups...
August 2, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751811/the-association-between-serum-ferritin-and-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-women-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2012
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Hyun Yoon, Nan Young Bae, Mi Young Gi, Bu Yeon Park, Jeong Min Seong
The present study was conducted to assess the association between serum ferritin and 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Korean women. The data of a total of 9,256 adults (6,960 women without MetS and 2,296 women with MetS) aged ≥20 years from the Fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES V) (2010-2012) were analyzed. A covariance test adjusted for covariates was performed for serum ferritin levels in relation to vitamin D (vitamin D deficiency, 25(OH)D <10...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701045/investigating-chemical-composition-and-indications-of-hydrosol-soft-drinks-aromatic-waters-used-in-persian-folk-medicine-for-women-s-hormonal-and-reproductive-health-conditions
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Azadeh Hamedi, Mehdi Afifi, Hamed Etemadfard
Hydrosol soft drinks in Persian nutrition culture are produced as side products of the essential oil industry to be used as safe remedies for treatment of some ailments. This study investigated hydrosols for women's hormonal health conditions. Detailed information was gathered by questionnaires. Chemical constituents of these mono- or poly-herbal hydrosols were identified after liquid/liquid extraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Hierarchical cluster and K-means analysis (SPSS software) were used to find their relevance...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698314/association-of-perceived-tinnitus-with-duration-of-hormone-replacement-therapy-in-korean-postmenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Seong-Su Lee, Kyung-do Han, Young-Hoon Joo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and tinnitus in South Korea using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) (2010-2012). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of a nationwide health survey. METHODS: KNHANES is a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of South Korea population. Only postmenopausal women aged 19-65 years were included in the study (n=2736)...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653126/impact-of-metabolic-hormones-secreted-in-human-breast-milk-on-nutritional-programming-in-childhood-obesity
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REVIEW
Pilar Amellali Badillo-Suárez, Maricela Rodríguez-Cruz, Xóchitl Nieves-Morales
Obesity is the most common metabolic disease whose prevalence is increasing worldwide. This condition is considered a serious public health problem due to associated comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Perinatal morbidity related to obesity does not end with birth; this continues affecting the mother/infant binomial and could negatively impact on metabolism during early infant nutrition. Nutrition in early stages of growth may be essential in the development of obesity in adulthood, supporting the concept of "nutritional programming"...
September 2017: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610682/menopausal-hormone-therapy-may-increase-non-allergic-rhinitis-among-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2012
#17
Ji Ho Choi, Se Hwan Hwang, Jeffrey D Suh, Jin Kook Kim, Seok-Chan Hong, Young Chang Lim, Soo-Nyung Kim, Jae Hoon Cho
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and chronic rhinitis. METHODS: The data used in this study were derived from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The analysis included 2967 postmenopausal women under 70 years of age, and there were no missing data. Questionnaire responses regarding MHT, current life habits, reproductive history, and rhinitis were reviewed. The levels of total immunoglobulin E (IgE) and specific IgE for Dermatophagoides farinae, cockroaches, and dogs were measured, using approximately 10% of all samples...
August 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505102/bone-protective-effects-of-dried-plum-in-postmenopausal-women-efficacy-and-possible-mechanisms
#18
REVIEW
Bahram H Arjmandi, Sarah A Johnson, Shirin Pourafshar, Negin Navaei, Kelli S George, Shirin Hooshmand, Sheau C Chai, Neda S Akhavan
Osteoporosis is an age-related chronic disease characterized by a loss of bone mass and quality, and is associated with an increased risk of fragility fractures. Postmenopausal women are at the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis due to the cessation in ovarian hormone production, which causes accelerated bone loss. As the demographic shifts to a more aged population, a growing number of postmenopausal women will be afflicted with osteoporosis. Certain lifestyle factors, including nutrition and exercise, are known to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and therefore play an important role in bone health...
May 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494594/caring-for-baby-s-teeth-starts-before-birth
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EDITORIAL
L Paglia
Care for a child's teeth and gums can start even before the baby is born. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes, among these the rise of estrogen and progesterone increases the risk of developing oral health problems, like gingivitis and periodontitis.The presence of maternal periodontal diseases and active infections has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and foetal loss. Therefore, it is important to educate pregnant women about their oral hygiene and the importance of taking care of their newborn's oral health...
March 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430972/identifying-subpopulations-vulnerable-to-the-thyroid-blocking-effects-of-perchlorate-and-thiocyanate
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Jenica McMullen, Akhgar Ghassabian, Brenda Kohn, Leonardo Trasande
Context: Common environmental contaminants can disrupt normal thyroid function, which plays essential but varying roles at different ages. Objective: To evaluate the relationship of perchlorate, thiocyanate, and nitrate, three sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) inhibitors, and thyroid function in different age-sex-stratified populations. Design, Setting, Participants, and Intervention: This was a cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2009 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey evaluating the exposure to perchlorate, thiocyanate, and nitrate in 3151 participants aged 12 to 80...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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