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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433616/investigating-the-link-between-benign-prostatic-hypertrophy-bmi-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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B Shivananda Nayak, Khaleel Sinanan, Shivang Sharma, Vashista Shripat, Rukaiya Sidat, Safiyah Siddiqui, Niketa Sieunarine, Seymour Sieunarine
AIMS: To investigate the link between benign prostatic hypertrophy, BMI and type 2 diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was the retrospective study conducted at the urology clinic of NCRHA and SWRHA, in Trinidad. Data was obtained from 85 patients with high PSA values (>4.0ng/mL). The data collected were age, ethnicity, weight, height, lifestyle and their most recent blood sugar levels were recorded. Ultrasound reports of patients diagnosed with BPH were also analyzed to gather data on whether their hyperplasia was benign or malignant...
April 15, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430937/high-sugar-but-not-high-fat-food-activates-supraoptic-oxytocin-neurones-in-the-male-rat
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Catherine Hume, Nancy Sabatier, John Menzies
Oxytocin is a potent anorexigen and is believed to have a role in satiety signalling. We developed rat models to study the activity of oxytocin neurones in response to voluntary consumption or oral gavage of foods using c-Fos immunohistochemistry and in vivo electrophysiology.Using c-Fos expression as an indirect marker of neural activation, we showed that the percentage of magnocellular oxytocin neurones expressing c-Fos increased with voluntary consumption of sweetened condensed milk (SCM). To model the effect of food in the stomach, we gavaged anaesthetised rats with SCM...
April 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430116/ghrelin-expression-and-significance-in-92-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tianyi Ma, Yujiang Su, Shijuan Lu, Moshui Chen, Jianghua Zhong, Zhihong Zhou, Dingjun Sun, Hui Yang, Xue Ao
OBJECTIVE: Ghrelin is a polypeptide that is closely associated with many cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, and heart failure. This article aims to understand the expression of ghrelin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: A total of 182 patients with non-valvular heart diseases were recruited, among whom 92 had AF and 90 had sinus arrhythmia (SA). The serum ghrelin amount was tested by the ELASA method. Moreover, blood sugar, lipids, liver function, and renal function were tested...
April 10, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429081/cognitive-and-mood-improvements-following-acute-supplementation-with-purple-grape-juice-in-healthy-young-adults
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C F Haskell-Ramsay, R C Stuart, E J Okello, A W Watson
PURPOSE: Berry-derived phenolic compounds found in grapes have been associated with a number of health benefits, including the augmentation of human brain function and cognition. Previous intervention studies of Concord grape juice have demonstrated improvement to memory and driving ability following 3- to 4-month supplementation in middle-aged and older adults. However, no studies to date have demonstrated acute cognitive benefits of grape juice, and investigation of these effects in young adults is lacking...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428736/simple-sugar-supplementation-abrogates-exercise-induced-increase-in-hepcidin-in-young-men
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Maja Tomczyk, Jakub Kortas, Damian Flis, Wojciech Skrobot, Rafal Camilleri, Jedrzej Antosiewicz
BACKGROUND: At present many young people experience too much body iron accumulation. The reason of this phenomenon is not clear. There is accumulating evidences that not proper diet and lack of exercise could be a main contributing factors. This investigation assessed the effects of a diet rich in simple sugars (glucose or fructose) on exercise-induced hepcidin which is hormone regulating iron metabolism. METHODS: A group of physically active young men completed an incremental exercise test before and after a 3-day diet supplemented with fructose (4 g/kg BM) or glucose (4 g/kg BM)...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424779/the-effectiveness-of-various-salacca-vinegars-as-therapeutic-agent-for-management-of-hyperglycemia-and-dyslipidemia-on-diabetic-rats
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Elok Zubaidah, Widya Dwi Rukmi Putri, Tiara Puspitasari, Umi Kalsum, Dianawati Dianawati
The aim of this study was to explore the potency of salacca vinegar made from various Indonesian salacca fruit extracts as therapeutic agent for hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia for STZ-induced diabetic rats. The rats were grouped into untreated rats, STZ-induced diabetic rats without treatment, and STZ-induced diabetic rats treated with Pondoh salacca vinegar, Swaru salacca vinegar, Gula Pasir salacca vinegar, Madu salacca vinegar, or Madura salacca vinegar. Parameter observed included blood glucose, total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), triglyceride (TG), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and pancreas histopathology of the samples...
2017: International journal of food science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422560/effect-of-physical-activity-intervention-in-prediabetes-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Radhika Aditya Jadhav, Animesh Hazari, Ashma Monterio, Sampath Kuman, Arun G Maiya
BACKGROUND: Prediabetes is a strong risk factor for the development of Type2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Modification in lifestyle plays an important role to avoid the prognosis of T2DM and its complications in future. The aim of our study was to focus on the effectiveness of physical activity (PA) intervention program on different outcome measures in individuals with prediabetes. The effort of the present review was to contribute to the existing literature by strengthening the evidence pointing towards the positive impact of physical activity in individuals with prediabetes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422552/rapid-assessment-of-avoidable-blindness-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-gilan-province-iran
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Marzieh Katibeh, Hassan Behboudi, Siamak Moradian, Yousef Alizadeh, Ramin Beiranvand, Hamideh Sabbaghi, Hamid Ahmadieh
PURPOSE: To conduct an assessment of avoidable blindness and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Gilan, 2014. METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based survey was performed on a representative sample of urban and rural individuals aged ≥50 years of the province. Blindness was defined as presenting visual acuity (PVA) <3/60 in the better eye. Moderate visual impairment (MVI) and severe visual impairment (SVI) were defined as 6/60 ≤ PVA <6/18 and 3/60 ≤ PVA <6/60 in the better eye, respectively...
April 19, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421604/comparison-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-based-on-the-new-iadpsg-2010-gestational-diabetes-criteria-and-maternal-body-mass-index
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Shan Jiang, David Chipps, Wah N Cheung, Max Mongelli
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes (GDM) have been controversial following the International Association for Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) 2010 recommendations to lower the diagnostic fasting blood sugar level threshold. AIM: To assess the pregnancy-related outcomes of women according to the different diagnostic criteria for GDM adjusting for body mass index categories. METHOD: A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted on 4081 pregnant women with positive 50 g glucose challenge test but without pre-gestational diabetes...
April 19, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420579/clustering-of-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-iranian-adult-population-a-growing-problem-in-the-north-of-iran
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K Hajian-Tilaki, B Heidari, A R Firouzjahi
INTRODUCTION: The clustering of components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major concern in a transition population because of dramatic changing toward modern life styles. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of clustering of various combinations of MetS and its association with obesity. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: In a population- based cross-sectional study, a representative samples of 1000 adults were recruited in Babol, the north of Iran. The demographic data, blood pressure, body mass index and waist circumference (WC) were measured with standard method...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419828/hypoglycemic-and-hypolipidemic-effects-of-a-polysaccharide-from-flower-buds-of-lonicera-japonica-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Dongying Wang, Xiangmei Zhao, Yulan Liu
Hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia are classic features for diabetes mellitus (DM). In this study, one fraction of the crude polysaccharides extracted from Lonicera japonica flower buds (LJP) were investigated for its hypolipidaemic and hypoglycaemic activities by means of streptozotocin (STZ)-inducd diabetic rats. Interestingly, after orally administrated with 800mg/kg body weight (B.W.) LJP for 42 days, the food and water intake and the levels of sugar and insulin in blood for the diatebic rats were drastically decreased, while the contents of liver and skeletal muscle glycogen and the concentrations of hepatic pyruvate kinase and hexokinase were obviously increased (p<0...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417465/effects-of-rare-sugar-d-allulose-on-heat-induced-gelation-of-surimi-prepared-from-marine-fish
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Masahiro Ogawa, Masaki Inoue, Shigeru Hayakawa, Siwaporn O'Charoen, Makiko Ogawa
BACKGROUND: d-allulose (Alu), the C3-epimer of D-fructose, is noncalorie sweetener (0.39 kcal g(-1) ) with a suppressive effect on postprandial blood glucose elevation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Alu used as sweetener and gel improver instead of sucrose on heat-induced gelation of surimi. RESULTS: The puncture test of a heat-induced surimi gel showed that the surimi gel with 50 g kg(-1) . Alu had 15 and 6 % higher gel strength than the counterpart gel with sucrose (Suc) and that with sorbitol (Sor), respectively...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416868/a-synergistic-effect-of-cremophor-and-beta-glucosylceramide-to-exert-liver-and-sugar-protection
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Yehudit Shabat, Yaron Ilan
Many commonly used drugs carry the potential to induce hepatotoxicity, and a large number of foods and beverages induce an increase in blood sugar levels. A change in lifestyle by omitting these compounds is not applicable in many circumstances. β-Glucosylceramide (GC) is a naturally occurring glycosphingolipid that exerts an effect on the immune system. Cremophor EL (CrEL) is a synthetic, nonionic surfactant that is used as a vehicle for the administration of water-insoluble compounds. The aim of the present study was to determine the synergistic effect of oral administration of the combination of GC and CrEL (GCC) when added to potential toxic substrates or to sugar-enriched compounds...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414603/cardiovascular-findings-in-ponies-with-equine-metabolic-syndrome
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Natalie Heliczer, Vinzenz Gerber, Rupert Bruckmaier, Johannes H van der Kolk, Cristobal Navas de Solis
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hypertension, high sympathetic tone, resting and exercising arrhythmias, and echocardiographic changes consistent with hypertensive cardiomyopathy were associated with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) in ponies. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. ANIMALS 19 privately owned ponies with a diagnosis of EMS (history of laminitis, body condition score ≥ 7/9, cresty neck score ≥ 3/5, and abnormal oral sugar test result; cases) and 20 healthy control ponies. PROCEDURES Heart rate (HR), noninvasively measured arterial blood pressure (BP), markers of autonomic tone (splenic volume and HR variability), 24-hour and exercising ECGs, and echocardiograms were compared between cases and controls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413488/the-effects-of-glp-1-analogues-on-pre-diabetes-of-the-children
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Qing-Xia Zhou, Zi-Yu Wang, Hua-Feng Zhao, Shan Wang
The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues in children of pre-diabetes to delay or reverse the development of pre-diabetes into the state of diabetes by early intervention. Prospective and randomized controlled clinical trials were performed in 42 cases of newly diagnosed pre-diabetes in children. The sample size was randomly divided into the two groups. The first group included 21 subjects comprising the lifestyle intervention group, i.e., control group, and the second group included 21 subjects comprising the lifestyle intervention+GLP-1 analogues liraglutide group, i...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413419/role-of-vitamin-d-on-glycemic-control-and-oxidative-stress-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Mostafa Saif-Elnasr, Iman M Ibrahim, Manal M Alkady
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency may play a key role in the development of impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and metabolic syndrome. Several studies have shown that Vitamin D has an antioxidant property. We aimed to investigate 25-hydroxy Vitamin D (25[OH]D) levels in patients with T2DM and in nondiabetic healthy controls and to ascertain the impact of 25(OH)D levels on glycemic control and oxidative stress in T2DM patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty male patients with T2DM and twenty age- and socioeconomic status-matched male healthy controls were included in the study...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413327/effects-of-ginseng-on-two-main-sex-steroid-hormone-receptors-estrogen-and-androgen-receptors
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Joonwoo Park, Heewon Song, Si-Kwan Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Dong-Kwon Rhee, YoungJoo Lee
Ginseng has been used in China for at least two millennia and is now popular in over 35 countries. It is one of the world's popular herbs for complementary and alternative medicine and has been shown to have helpful effects on cognition and blood circulation, as well as anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetic effects, among many others. The pharmacological activities of ginseng are dependent mainly on ginsenosides. Ginsenosides have a cholesterol-like four trans-ring steroid skeleton with a variety of sugar moieties...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411960/age-and-gender-influences-on-the-needs-concerns-and-strategies-of-cabg-caregivers
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Margo A Halm
BACKGROUND: Caring for coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery patients can be challenging. No studies have explored caregiver burden by age and gender. OBJECTIVE: To describe age and gender-specific concerns, needs and strategies during the first 3 months. METHODS: Themes for burden concerns, needs and strategies were derived from interviews of 32 CABG caregivers using constant comparative analysis. RESULTS: Age-specific themes related to motivating exercise (<70), applying support hose, and self-reliance (>70)...
April 12, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411496/exposure-to-environmental-noise-and-risk-for-male-infertility-a%C3%A2-2population-based-cohort-study
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Kyoung-Bok Min, Jin-Young Min
BACKGROUND: Noise is associated with poor reproductive health. A number of animal studies have suggested the possible effects of exposure to high noise levels on fertility; to date, a little such research has been performed on humans. OBJECTIVES: We examined an association between daytime and nocturnal noise exposures over four years (2002-2005) and subsequent male infertility. METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (2002-2013), a population-wide health insurance claims dataset...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410598/prevalence-of-overweight-and-obesity-among-police-officers-in-riyadh-city-and-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Abdullah S Alghamdi, Mohammed A Yahya, Ghedeir M Alshammari, Magdi A Osman
BACKGROUND: Despite the prevalence of overweight and obesity and increases in associated diseases such as diabetes and heart disease in the Saudi population, no studies have addressed the spread of obesity among Saudi police officers. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associations with biochemical parameters among the police in Riyadh. METHOD: The study involved a cross-sectional survey of 160 police officers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
April 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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