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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531967/climate-response-of-oak-quercus-spp-an-evidence-of-a-bioclimatic-boundary-induced-by-the-carpathians
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Constantin Nechita, Ionel Popa, Ólafur Eggertsson
Tree-ring information and climate response data were applied to investigate the potential of the Carpathian Mountains to influence tree-growth patterns. Recent studies reveal the importance of constructing a dense spatial network of oak tree-ring chronologies in this area, which may be the key to linking the North Central European and East Mediterranean tree records. We establish sixteen oak (Quercus robur L.) and sessile oak (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) site chronologies along a longitudinal gradient (from 22...
May 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531966/how-do-disturbances-and-climate-effects-on-carbon-and-water-fluxes-differ-between-multi-aged-and-even-aged-coniferous-forests
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Xuguang Tang, Hengpeng Li, Mingguo Ma, Li Yao, Matthias Peichl, Altaf Arain, Xibao Xu, Michael Goulden
Disturbances and climatic changes significantly affect forest ecosystem productivity, water use efficiency (WUE) and carbon (C) flux dynamics. A deep understanding of terrestrial feedbacks to such effects and recovery mechanisms in forests across contrasting climatic regimes is essential to predict future regional/global C and water budgets, which are also closely related to the potential forest management decisions. However, the resilience of multi-aged and even-aged forests to disturbances has been debated for >60years because of technical measurement constraints...
May 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531783/prototypical-versus-contemporary-mediterranean-diet
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W Rizza, L De Gara, R Antonelli Incalzi, C Pedone
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To investigate the evolution of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) in a delimited area of Southern Italy, by comparing the diet adopted 60-70 years ago (Prototypical Mediterranean Diet, PMD) with the contemporary one (Contemporary Mediterranean Diet, CMD), and to verify to what extent they fitted the recommendations of the Italian and the USDA dietary guidelines. METHODS: We recruited a total of 106 participants, divided in two groups. PMD group included 52 women aged >80 years, with a good cognitive function and full independence in basic and instrumental activities of daily living...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531617/the-effects-of-mediterranean-diet-on-cognitive-function-and-dementia-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Sara Petersson, Elena Philippou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531616/adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-has-a-mediating-effect-inflammation-as-regards-cardiovascular-disease-risk-the-10-year-2002-12-follow-up-of-attica-study
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Ekavi N Georgoysopoulou, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Christos Pitsavos, Aikaterini Kalogeropoulou, Maria Ntertimani, Evangelia Pitaraki, Christina Chrysohoou, Ioannis Skoumas, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Christodoulos Stefanadis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531596/comparative-study-on-successful-aging-between-the-elderly-inhabitants-of-mani-and-those-living-on-the-mediterranean-islands-the-medis-study
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Alexandra Foscolou, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Anargiros Mariolis, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Nikos Tsakountakis, Akis Zeimbekis, Vassiliki Bountziouka, Efthimios Gotsis, George Metallinos, Dimitra Tyrovola, Antonia-Leda Matalas, Christos Lionis, Evangelos Polychronopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531591/mediterranean-diet-10-year-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-acs-greecs-study
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Asimenia Kouroupi, Venetia Notara, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Nikos Vasiliou, Εleni Kalli, Μargarita Verdi, Εlena Tsobanaki, Mosxo Michalopoulou, Μarifei Bali, Evaggelos Papataksiarchis, Georgia Kouli, Dimitra Tzanoglou, Yannis Mantas, Yannis Kogias, Petros Stravopodis, George Papanagnou, Spiros Zombolos, Christos Pitsavos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531579/mediterranean-diet-and-ten-year-type-2-diabetes-risk-potential-mediation-of-the-relationship-from-inflammatory-factors-results-from-attica-study-2002-2012
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Efi Koloverou, Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Christos Pitsavos, Ekavi Georgousopoulou, Christina Chrysohoou, Ioannis Skoumas, Vassiliki Metaxa, Dimitris Tousoulis, Christodoulos Stefanadis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531578/improvement-in-liver-function-after-an-intervention-based-on-the-mediterranean-diet-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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Christina N Katsagoni, Aggeliki Egkomiti, Mariviki Papageorgiou, Panagiota Ioannidou, Elizabeth Fragopoulou, George Papatheodoridis, Meropi Kontogianni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531379/the-association-between-an-inflammatory-diet-and-global-cognitive-function-and-incident-dementia-in-older-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-memory-study
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Kathleen M Hayden, Daniel P Beavers, Susan E Steck, James R Hebert, Fred K Tabung, Nitin Shivappa, Ramon Casanova, JoAnn E Manson, Claudia B Padula, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Linda G Snetselaar, Oleg Zaslavsky, Stephen R Rapp
INTRODUCTION: The Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diets have been associated with lower dementia risk. We evaluated dietary inflammatory potential in relation to mild cognitive impairment (MCI)/dementia risk. METHODS: Baseline food frequency questionnaires from n = 7085 women (aged 65-79 years) were used to calculate Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) scores that were categorized into four groups. Cognitive function was evaluated annually, and MCI and all-cause dementia cases were adjudicated centrally...
May 19, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531209/the-dynamics-of-a-mediterranean-coralligenous-sponge-assemblage-at-decennial-and-millennial-temporal-scales
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Marco Bertolino, Gabriele Costa, Mirko Carella, Riccardo Cattaneo-Vietti, Carlo Cerrano, Maurizio Pansini, Gianluca Quarta, Lucio Calcagnile, Giorgio Bavestrello
This paper concerns the changes occurred over both decennial and millennial spans of time in a sponge assemblage present in coralligenous biogenic build-ups growing at 15 m depth in the Ligurian Sea (Western Mediterranean). The comparison of the sponge diversity after a time interval of about 40 years (1973-2014) showed a significant reduction in species richness (about 45%). This decrease affected mainly the massive/erect sponges, and in particular the subclass Keratosa, with a species loss of 67%, while the encrusting and cavity dwelling sponges lost the 36% and 50%, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531204/messinian-age-and-savannah-environment-of-the-possible-hominin-graecopithecus-from-europe
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Madelaine Böhme, Nikolai Spassov, Martin Ebner, Denis Geraads, Latinka Hristova, Uwe Kirscher, Sabine Kötter, Ulf Linnemann, Jérôme Prieto, Socrates Roussiakis, George Theodorou, Gregor Uhlig, Michael Winklhofer
Dating fossil hominids and reconstructing their environments is critically important for understanding human evolution. Here we date the potentially oldest hominin, Graecopithecus freybergi from Europe and constrain the environmental conditions under which it thrived. For the Graecopithecus-bearing Pikermi Formation of Attica/Greece, a saline aeolian dust deposit of North African (Sahara) provenance, we obtain an age of 7.37-7.11 Ma, which is coeval with a dramatic cooling in the Mediterranean region at the Tortonian-Messinian transition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529921/mediterranean-lifestyle-and-cardiovascular-disease-prevention
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Ekavi N Georgousopoulou, Duane D Mellor, Nenad Naumovski, Evangelos Polychronopoulos, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Suzanne Piscopo, Giuseppe Valacchi, Foteini Anastasiou, Akis Zeimbekis, Vassiliki Bountziouka, Efthimios Gotsis, George Metallinos, Dimitra Tyrovola, Alexandra Foscolou, Josep-Antoni Tur, Antonia-Leda Matalas, Christos Lionis, Labros Sidossis, Demosthenes Panagiotakos
BACKGROUND: Adherence to a Mediterranean dietary pattern is a well-established protective factor against cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, diet quality is only one aspect of the overall healthy lifestyle adopted by Mediterranean populations. The latter has never been evaluated as a multi-factorial composite lifestyle. Thus, the aim of the present study was to provide a broader picture of the Mediterranean lifestyle and its effects on CVD risk, among elderly individuals. METHODS: During 2005-2015, 2,749 older (aged 65-100 years) from 21 Mediterranean islands (MEDIS) and the rural Mani region (Peloponnesus) of Greece were voluntarily enrolled onto the study...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529038/plastic-debris-in-the-mediterranean-sea-types-occurrence-and-distribution-along-adriatic-shorelines
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Cristina Munari, Marco Scoponi, Michele Mistri
Small plastic debris in sediments from five beaches were investigated to evaluate their occurrence and abundance in the Northern Adriatic coast for the first time. Plastic debris extracted from sediments were counted, weighted and identified by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). A total of 1345 items of debris (13.491g) were recorded, with a mean density of 12.1 items kg(-1) d.w. and 0.12gkg(-1) d.w. Fragments were the most frequent type of small plastics debris detected. In terms of abundance, microplastics (<5mm) accounted for 61% of debris, showing their wide distribution on Adriatic coasts, even far-away from densely populated areas...
May 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528685/igf-i-deficiency-longevity-and-cancer-protection-of-patients-with-laron-syndrome
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Zvi Laron, Rivka Kauli, Lena Lapkina, Haim Werner
Laron syndrome (LS) is a unique model of congenital IGF-I deficiency. It is characterized by dwarfism and obesity, and is caused by deletion or mutations of the growth hormone receptor (GH-R) gene. It is hypothesized that LS is an old disease originating in Indonesia and that the mutated gene spread to South Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean region and South America.
April 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527744/abundance-and-composition-of-near-surface-microplastics-and-plastic-debris-in-the-stockholm-archipelago-baltic-sea
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Berit Gewert, Martin Ogonowski, Andreas Barth, Matthew MacLeod
We collected plastic debris in the Stockholm Archipelago using a manta trawl, and additionally along a transect in the Baltic Sea from the island of Gotland to Stockholm in a citizen science study. The samples were concentrated by filtration and organic material was digested using hydrogen peroxide. Suspected plastic material was isolated by visual sorting and 59 of these were selected to be characterized with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Polypropylene and polyethylene were the most abundant plastics identified among the samples (53% and 24% respectively)...
May 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527144/the-effects-of-experimentally-supplied-lead-nitrate-on-three-common-mediterranean-moss-species
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Jennifer Cogolludo, Belén Estébanez, Nagore G Medina
We assess here, through an experimental simulation using lead nitrate, the response to lead deposition of three common Mediterranean bryophyte species in the family Pottiaceae. Five concentrations of lead nitrate (from 0 to 10(-3) M) were sprayed for 4 months on plants belonging to Tortula muralis (reported as toxitolerant), Syntrichia ruralis (medium-tolerant), and Tortula subulata (less tolerant). The three species showed a remarkably high tolerance to lead nitrate, with a low incidence of damage even at concentrations as high as 10(-4) M...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526288/the-association-between-mid-facial-morphology-and-climate-in-northeast-europe-differs-from-that-in-north-asia-implications-for-understanding-the-morphology-of-late-pleistocene-homo-sapiens
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Andrej A Evteev, Alla A Movsesian, Alexandra N Grosheva
The climate of northeastern Europe is likely to resemble in many ways Late Pleistocene periglacial conditions in Europe, but there have been relatively few studies exploring the association between climate and morphology in the mid-face of modern northeastern European populations. To fill this gap, we sampled 540 male skulls from 22 European and Near Eastern groups, including 314 skulls from 11 populations from northeastern Europe, to test for possible climate-morphology association at the continental scale...
June 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525980/the-distribution-of-mitochondrial-dna-haplogroup-h-in-southern-iberia-indicates-ancient-human-genetic-exchanges-along-the-western-edge-of-the-mediterranean
#19
Candela L Hernández, Jean M Dugoujon, Andrea Novelletto, Juan N Rodríguez, Pedro Cuesta, Rosario Calderón
BACKGROUND: The structure of haplogroup H reveals significant differences between the western and eastern edges of the Mediterranean, as well as between the northern and southern regions. Human populations along the westernmost Mediterranean coasts, which were settled by individuals from two continents separated by a relatively narrow body of water, show the highest frequencies of mitochondrial haplogroup H. These characteristics permit the analysis of ancient migrations between both shores, which may have occurred via primitive sea crafts and early seafaring...
May 19, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525940/spray-pesticide-applications-in-mediterranean-citrus-orchards-canopy-deposition-and-off-target-losses
#20
Cruz Garcerá, Enrique Moltó, Patricia Chueca
Only a portion of the water volume sprayed is deposited on the target when applying plant protection products with air-assisted axial-fan airblast sprayers in high growing crops. A fraction of the off-target losses deposits on the ground, but droplets also drift away from the site. This work aimed at assessing the spray distribution to different compartments (tree canopy, ground and air) during pesticide applications in a Mediterranean citrus orchard. Standard cone nozzles (Teejet D3 DC35) and venturi drift reducing nozzles (Albuz TVI 80 03) were compared...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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