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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217995/the-alteration-of-irisin-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-axis-parallels-severity-of-distress-disorder-in-bronchial-asthma-patients
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Magdolna E Szilasi, Krisztian Pak, Laszlo Kardos, Viktoria E Varga, Ildiko Seres, Angela Mikaczo, Andrea Fodor, Maria Szilasi, Gabor Tajti, Csaba Papp, Rudolf Gesztelyi, Judit Zsuga
Distress disorder (a collective term for generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder) is a well-known co-morbidity of bronchial asthma. The irisin-brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) axis is a pathway that influences several neurobehavioral mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of distress disorder. Thus, the aim of the present study was to quantify the serum irisin and BDNF concentrations in order to investigate the possible link between the irisin/BDNF axis and distress disorder in an asthma patient cohort...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217479/distinct-lipidomic-profiles-in-models-of-physiological-and-pathological-cardiac-remodeling-and-potential-therapeutic-strategies
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Yow Keat Tham, Kevin Huynh, Natalie A Mellett, Darren C Henstridge, Helen Kiriazis, Jenny Y Y Ooi, Aya Matsumoto, Natalie L Patterson, Junichi Sadoshima, Peter J Meikle, Julie R McMullen
Cardiac myocyte membranes contain lipids which remodel dramatically in response to heart growth and remodeling. Lipid species have both structural and functional roles. Physiological and pathological cardiac remodeling have very distinct phenotypes, and the identification of molecular differences represent avenues for therapeutic interventions. Whether the abundance of specific lipid classes is different in physiological and pathological models was largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether distinct lipids are regulated in settings of physiological and pathological remodeling, and if so, whether modulation of differentially-regulated lipids could modulate heart size and function...
December 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215971/a-mediterranean-style-dietary-intervention-supplemented-with-fish-oil-improves-diet-quality-and-mental-health-in-people-with-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial-helfimed
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Natalie Parletta, Dorota Zarnowiecki, Jihyun Cho, Amy Wilson, Svetlana Bogomolova, Anthony Villani, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Theo Niyonsenga, Sarah Blunden, Barbara Meyer, Leonie Segal, Bernhard T Baune, Kerin O'Dea
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether a Mediterranean-style diet (MedDiet) supplemented with fish oil can improve mental health in adults suffering depression. METHODS: Adults with self-reported depression were randomized to receive fortnightly food hampers and MedDiet cooking workshops for 3 months and fish oil supplements for 6 months, or attend social groups fortnightly for 3 months. Assessments at baseline, 3 and 6 months included mental health, quality of life (QoL) and dietary questionnaires, and blood samples for erythrocyte fatty acid analysis...
December 7, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203442/n-3-pufa-diet-enrichment-prevents-amyloid-beta-induced-depressive-like-phenotype
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M G Morgese, S Schiavone, E Mhillaj, M Bove, P Tucci, L Trabace
Among neuropsychiatric diseases, depression is one of the most prevalent. Many pathologies have been indicated as comorbid with depression and in particular, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's diseases (AD). In this regard, several evidences endorse a strong relationship between depression and AD, so much that this mental illness has been proposed either as a risk factor for AD or as a prodromic AD phase. Furthermore, amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide, the main constituent of amyloid plaques commonly considered the principal hallmark of AD brains, has been shown to be increased, in its soluble form, in depressed patients...
December 1, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203197/safety-evaluation-of-dietary-levels-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-in-growing-calves
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Pietro Celi, Scot Williams, Mark Engstrom, Joe McGrath, James La Marta
The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of 25-OH-D3 addition to the diet of bovine calves. The investigation was conducted as a feeding experiment for 90 days. 40 calves were allotted to four groups: T1 - control group which received 30 IU vitamin D3/kg feed, and three experimental groups, which received 25-OH-D3 in increasing dosages: T2 - 25-OH-D3 at 1.7 μg/kg, T3 - 25-OH-D3 at 5.1 μg/kg and T4 - 25-OH-D3 at 8.5 μg/kg. All calves in the four groups gained weight continually: no growth depression was observed...
December 1, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200376/anesthetic-considerations-for-patients-on-antidepressant-therapy-part-i
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Mana Saraghi, Leonard R Golden, Elliot V Hersh
Millions of patients take antidepressant medications in the United States for the treatment of depression or anxiety disorders. Some antidepressants are prescribed off-label to treat problems such as chronic pain, low energy, and menstrual symptoms. Antidepressants are a broad and expansive group of medications, but the more common drug classes include tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. A miscellaneous or "atypical" category covers other agents...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197739/a-meta-analysis-of-the-use-of-probiotics-to-alleviate-depressive-symptoms
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Qin Xiang Ng, Christina Peters, Collin Yih Xian Ho, Donovan Yutong Lim, Wee-Song Yeo
INTRODUCTION: Some preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated the positive impact of probiotic supplementation on depressive symptoms. This paper aims to provide an updated meta-analysis on the topic. METHODS: Using the keywords [probiotics OR gut OR microflora OR microbiome OR bacteria OR yeast OR yoghurt OR lactobacillus OR bifidobacterium] AND [mood OR depression OR MDD OR suicide], a preliminary search on the PubMed, Ovid, Clinical Trials Register of the Cochrane Collaboration Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group (CCDANTR) and Cochrane Field for Complementary Medicine database yielded 917 papers published in English between 1-Jan-1960 and 1-June-2017...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197704/participation-in-the-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-and-maternal-depressive-symptoms-moderation-by-program-perception
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Rachel S Bergmans, Lawrence M Berger, Mari Palta, Stephanie A Robert, Deborah B Ehrenthal, Kristen Malecki
RATIONALE: Previous studies have observed an association between participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and depression, which is contrary to SNAP's potential to alleviate food insecurity and financial strain. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the impact of change in SNAP participation status on maternal depression, and whether perceptions of government assistance moderate this association. METHODS: Data were from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS)...
November 22, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180887/ingested-capsaicinoids-can-prevent-low-fat-high-carbohydrate-diet-and-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-by-regulating-the-nadph-oxidase-and-nrf2-pathways
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Kazim Sahin, Cemal Orhan, Mehmet Tuzcu, Nurhan Sahin, Oguzhan Ozdemir, Vijaya Juturu
Objective: Capsaicinoids (CAPs), most commonly found in chili peppers, have a multitude of pharmacological and physiological effects, such as anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and anticancer effects. In the present study, we set out to investigate the hypothesis that CAPs mitigate obesity in rats and the possible mechanisms thereof. Materials and methods: Rats were divided into six groups, including control (±10 mg CAPs/kg body weight [BW]), low-fat-high-sucrose diet (±10 mg CAPs/kg BW), and high-fat diet (±10 mg CAPs/kg BW)...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178012/administration-of-allium-cepa-l-bulb-attenuates-stress-produced-anxiety-and-depression-and-improves-memory-in-male-mice
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Noreen Samad, Ayesha Saleem
In view of anxiolytic, antidepressant and memory strengthen properties of Allium cepa (AC; onion) bulb in various investigations; we aimed to evaluate the useful effects of onion on single immobilization stress -induced biochemical and behavioral changes. Mice in test group were treated with AC powder (200 mg/kg/day), dissolved in water, while the control group were received drinking water for 14 days. After 14 days control and AC treated mice were further divided into unstressed and stressed groups. Animals in the stressed group were subjected to immobilization stress for 2 h...
November 25, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177955/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-proof-of-concept-trial-of-creatine-monohydrate-as-adjunctive-treatment-for-bipolar-depression
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Ricardo Alexandre Toniolo, Michelle Silva, Francy de Brito Ferreira Fernandes, José Antonio de Mello Siqueira Amaral, Rodrigo da Silva Dias, Beny Lafer
Depressive episodes are a major cause of morbidity and dysfunction in individuals suffering from bipolar disorder. Currently available treatments for this condition have limited efficacy and new therapeutic options are needed. Extensive research in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder points to the existence of mitochondrial and bioenergetic dysfunction. We hypothesized that creatine monohydrate, a nutraceutical that works as a mitochondrial modulator, would be effective as an adjunctive therapy for bipolar depression...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174273/placentophagy-s-effects-on-mood-bonding-and-fatigue-a-pilot-trial-part-2
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Sharon M Young, Laura K Gryder, Chad Cross, David Zava, David W Kimball, Daniel C Benyshek
BACKGROUND: Human maternal placentophagy is gaining popularity among a growing number of women who believe it provides maternal benefits, including prevention of postpartum blues/depression, improved maternal bonding, and reduced fatigue. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study (N=27) in which participants consumed either their processed, encapsulated placenta (n=12), or similarly prepared placebo (n=15). Maternal mood, bonding, and fatigue were assessed via validated scales across four time points during late pregnancy and early postpartum...
November 23, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173692/socioeconomic-and-therapy-factor-influence-on-self-reported-fatigue-anxiety-and-depression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Mirjana Lapčević, Mira Vuković, Branislav S Gvozdenović, Vesna Mioljević, Snežana Marjanović
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue, anxiety and depression are very frequent symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). GOALS: In this study we evaluated the influence of socioeconomic characteristics, therapy and comorbidities on the self-reported high fatigue, anxiety and depression in patients with RA. METHOD: Multicenter cross-sectional study was performed in 22 health institutions in Serbia during the period from April-August 2014 in population of older RA patients...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173527/mindfulness-based-interventions-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Megan M Hood, Sharon Jedel
Mindfulness-based interventions may be beneficial psychosocial treatments for improving the health and well-being of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. This article reviews eight studies, assessing seven psychosocial interventions, which include mindfulness and/or meditation components. Strongest effects of the interventions were found in quality of life and anxiety/depression, with inconsistent or minimal changes in other psychosocial areas, such as perceived stress and in disease-related outcomes and other physiologic functioning...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171639/nutritional-supplements-in-depressive-disorders
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Mónica Martínez-Cengotitabengoa, Ana González-Pinto
There is increasing evidence about the role of nutrients in mental health. An adequate intake of nutrients contributes to better overall health and mental health in particular. Major depression is a severe mental illness with a high prevalence for which effective treatments exist but not in all cases the patient’s remission is achieved. Therefore, it is increasingly aimed at optimizing the supply of nutrients necessary for adequate brain functioning as adjunctive therapy to antidepressant treatment in depressive disorders...
September 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169581/vitamin-d-status-is-associated-with-executive-function-a-decade-later-data-from-the-women-s-healthy-ageing-project
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Alicia M Goodwill, Stephen Campbell, Steven Simpson, Maria Bisignano, Cherie Chiang, Lorraine Dennerstein, Cassandra Szoeke
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults. However, there is a paucity of studies assessing whether this association manifests from midlife. Given the long prodromal stage of dementia, we investigated the association between midlife vitamin D and cognition 10 years later. STUDY DESIGN: 252 participants (aged 55-67 years) from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project had baseline (2002) vitamin D and neuropsychological measures assessed...
January 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166576/the-beneficial-health-aspects-of-sea-buckthorn-elaeagnus-rhamnoides-l-a-nelson-oil
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REVIEW
Beata Olas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL CONTEXT: Plant oils are known to have biological activity. This review paper summarizes the current knowledge of the composition of sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A.Nelson) seed and pulp oil and its beneficial health aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals have found sea buckthorn oil to have a variety of beneficial properties to human health, and indicate that it may be a valuable component of human and animal nutrition...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166568/camel-whey-protein-protects-lymphocytes-from-apoptosis-via-the-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-atf-3-and-hsp-70-signaling-pathways-in-heat-stressed-male-mice
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Gamal Badr, Nancy K Ramadan, Hanem S Abdel-Tawab, Samia F Ahmed, Mohamed H Mahmoud
Heat stress (HS) is an environmental factor that depresses the immune systems mediating dysfunctional immune cells. Camel whey protein (CWP) can scavenge free radicals and enhance immunity. The present study investigated the impact of dietary supplementation with CWP on immune dysfunction induced by exposure to HS. Male mice (n = 45) were divided into three groups: control group; HS group; and HS mice that were orally administered CWP (HS+CWP group). The HS group exhibited elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α) as well as a significant reduction in the IL-2 and IL-4 levels...
November 22, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163162/a-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-trial-on-effects-of-a-vitis-vinifera-extract-on-cognitive-function-in-healthy-older-adults
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Gioacchino Calapai, Francesco Bonina, Andrea Bonina, Luisa Rizza, Carmen Mannucci, Vincenzo Arcoraci, Germana Laganà, Angela Alibrandi, Concetta Pollicino, Santi Inferrera, Umberto Alecci
Introduction: Gradual population aging is creating a new set of needs in the general population. Memory capacity decreases with age, and memory deficits are considered an early symptom of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), one of the most prevalent cognitive disorders in older people. Numerous studies have shown that grape polyphenolic compounds (GPs) are able to attenuate cognitive impairment and reduce brain lesions in experimental AD animal models. These GP effects are associated with improvement in brain antioxidant status and prevention of free radical-induced neuronal damage...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155264/modulation-of-adrenal-steroidogenesis-by-testosterone-in-the-lizard-coleonyx-elegans
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Rocco V Carsia, Patrick J McIlroy, Henry B John-Alder
Our previous work with adrenocortical cells from several Sceloporus lizard species suggests that gonadal hormones influence the steroidogenic capacity and the sensitivity to ACTH. However, there are discrepancies in these cellular response parameters suggesting that the effects of gonadal hormones on adrenocortical function vary with species, sex, age, season, and environmental/experimental conditions. To gain further insight into these complex interactions, here we report studies on Coleonyx elegans, Eublepharidae (Yucatán Banded Gecko), which is only distantly related to Sceloporus lizards via a basal common ancestor and in captivity, reproduces throughout the year...
November 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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