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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103405/altered-walking-strategy-and-increased-unsteadiness-in-participants-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-type-2-diabetes-relates-to-small-fibre-neuropathy-but-not-vitamin-d-deficiency
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M M Almurdhi, S J Brown, F L Bowling, A J M Boulton, Maria Jeziorska, Rayaz A Malik, Neil D Reeves
AIMS: To investigate alterations in walking strategy and dynamic sway (unsteadiness) in people with impaired glucose tolerance and people with Type 2 diabetes in relation to severity of neuropathy and vitamin D levels. METHODS: A total of 20 people with Type 2 diabetes, 20 people with impaired glucose tolerance and 20 people without either Type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (control group) underwent gait analysis using a motion analysis system and force platforms, and detailed assessment of neuropathy and serum 25 hydroxy-vitamin D levels...
January 19, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103309/folate-transporters-in-placentas-from-preterm-newborns-and-their-relation-to-cord-blood-folate-and-vitamin-b12-levels
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Erika Castaño, Lorena Caviedes, Sandra Hirsch, Miguel Llanos, Germán Iñiguez, Ana María Ronco
Folate deficiency during pregnancy has been related to low birth weight, preterm (PT) birth and other health risks in the offspring; however, it is unknown whether prematurity is related to low folate transport through the placenta due to altered expression of specific folate transporters. We determined placental expression (mRNA and protein concentrations by RT-qPCR and WB respectively) of specific folate transporters: RFC, PCFT/HCP1 and FOLR1 in chorionic (fetal) and basal (maternal) plates of placentas of PT pregnancies (PT, 32-36 weeks, n = 51)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102491/shedding-new-light-on-female-fertility-the-role-of-vitamin-d
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REVIEW
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Barbara Altieri, Cristina de Angelis, Stefano Palomba, Rosario Pivonello, Annamaria Colao, Francesco Orio
In the last decades several studies suggested that vitamin D is involved in the modulation of the reproductive process in women due to the expression of VDR and 1α-hydroxylase in reproductive tissues such as ovary, uterus, placenta, pituitary and hypothalamus. Vitamin D has also a role in the regulation of sex hormone steroidogenesis. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D might have a regulatory role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-associated symptoms, including ovulatory dysfunction, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism...
January 19, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102417/does-sunlight-protect-us-from-cancer
#4
Jacqueline E Marshall, Scott N Byrne
The Ultraviolet (UV) radiation contained in sunlight is a powerful mutagen and immune suppressant which partly explains why exposure to solar UV is the biggest risk factor for the development of cutaneous tumours. Evidence is building that sunlight may be protective against some internal malignancies. Because patients with these tumours are often vitamin D deficient, this has led some to propose that vitamin D supplementation will be beneficial in the treatment of these cancers. However, the results from already completed trials have been disappointing which has given weight to the argument that there must be something else about sunlight that explains its cancer-protecting properties...
January 19, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101997/the-ecology-of-anemia-anemia-prevalence-and-correlated-factors-in-adult-indigenous-women-in-argentina
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Laura G Goetz, Claudia Valeggia
OBJECTIVES: The Toba/Qom of Namqom are an indigenous community native to the Gran Chaco region of northern Argentina. Historically seminomadic foragers, the diet of peri-urban community members has rapidly changed from high-protein, high-fiber to hypercaloric, processed. This study aims to understand the impact of this nutritional transition on aspects of women's health by exploring the relationship between prevalence of anemia and current diet composition, place of birth, and reproductive history...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101774/newborn-screening-for-remethylation-disorders-and-vitamin-b12-deficiency-evaluation-of-new-strategies-in-cohorts-from-qatar-and-germany
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Gwendolyn Gramer, Ghassan Abdoh, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Noora Shahbeck, Rehab Ali, Laila Mahmoud, Junmin Fang-Hoffmann, Georg F Hoffmann, Hilal Al Rifai, Jürgen G Okun
BACKGROUND: Newborn screening is a precondition for early diagnosis and succeßsful treatment of remethylation disorders and classical homocystinuria (cystathionine-β-synthase deficiency). Newborn screening for classical homocystinuria using total homocysteine measurement in dried blood spots has been very successfully performed for many years for newborns from Qatar. METHODS: A new optimized newborn screening strategy for remethylation disorders and homocystinuria was developed and evaluated for newborns from Qatar using total homocysteine measurement as first-tier and methionine, methionine-phenylalanine-ratio and propionylcarnitine as second-tiers...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101619/-all-rounder-vitamin%C3%A2-d
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S Unholzer, A Rothmund, E Haen
BACKGROUND: Many indications are discussed for vitamin D substitution, such as osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cancer and psychiatric diseases. Also discussed is the fact that the majority of the German population suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. OBJECTIVE: Review of the study results for these individual diseases and a critical analysis of the currently established therapeutic reference range, which defines a vitamin D deficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was carried out in the statements of the German Society for Nutrition, in scientific publications and journals...
January 18, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101471/association-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-thyroid-function-in-postmenopausal-women
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Mitra Niafar, Leili Pourafkari, Saina Aminmozaffari, Nader D Nader
Pupose: Although there are reports of vitamin D (VitD) insufficiency in immune-mediated hypothyroidism, an association between VitD and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels has yet to be shown. We aim to examine VitD and TSH levels among postmenopausal women, as both conditions are more prevalent in elderly women. Methods: The clinic records of postmenopausal women during their routine maintenance visits were reviewed. All patients were examined for the symptoms related to thyroid function and osteoporosis...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101343/effect-of-1-25-oh-2d3-on-transdifferentiation-of-rat-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-induced-by-high-glucose
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Hongtao Hu, Shen Xu, Shuang Hu, Yue Gao, Hua Shui
Deficiency in vitamin D and its active metabolite is a characteristic of chronic kidney diseases (CKDs). Previous studies have reported that 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3], the active form of vitamin D, can attenuate renal interstitial fibrosis. The present study aimed to explore the effect of 1,25(OH)2D3 on the transdifferentiation of NRK-52E rat renal tubular epithelial cells (RTECs) induced by high glucose, as well as the expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and production of angiotensin (Ang) II...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101293/establishing-the-prevalence-of-low-vitamin-d-in-non-immunoglobulin-e-mediated-gastrointestinal-food-allergic-children-in-a-tertiary-centre
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Ru-Xin Foong, Rosan Meyer, Robert Dziubak, Adriana Chebar Lozinsky, Heather Godwin, Kate Reeve, Syeda Tahmida Hussain, Romman Nourzaie, Neil Shah
BACKGROUND: There is no data on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children with non-immunoglobulin-E (IgE) mediated gastrointestinal food allergy. The aims of our study were to understand the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in children with non-IgE mediated gastrointestinal food allergy and identify predisposing factors. METHODS: This was a retrospective study which looked at data from Great Ormond Street Hospital from January 2002 to September 2015...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100881/transporters-for-the-intestinal-absorption-of-cholesterol-vitamin-e-and-vitamin-k
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Yoshihide Yamanashi, Tappei Takada, Ryoya Kurauchi, Yusuke Tanaka, Toko Komine, Hiroshi Suzuki
Humans cannot synthesize fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin K. For this reason, they must be obtained from the diet via intestinal absorption. As the deficiency or excess of these vitamins has been reported to cause several types of diseases and disorders in humans, the intestinal absorption of these nutrients must be properly regulated to ensure good health. However, the mechanism of their intestinal absorption remains poorly understood. Recent studies on cholesterol using genome-edited mice, genome-wide association approaches, gene mutation analyses, and the development of cholesterol absorption inhibitors have revealed that several membrane proteins play crucial roles in the intestinal absorption of cholesterol...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100816/diets-derived-from-maize-monoculture-cause-maternal-infanticides-in-the-endangered-european-hamster-due-to-a-vitamin-b3-deficiency
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Mathilde L Tissier, Yves Handrich, Odeline Dallongeville, Jean-Patrice Robin, Caroline Habold
From 1735 to 1940, maize-based diets led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people from pellagra, a complex disease caused by tryptophan and vitamin B3 deficiencies. The current cereal monoculture trend restricts farmland animals to similarly monotonous diets. However, few studies have distinguished the effects of crop nutritional properties on the reproduction of these species from those of other detrimental factors such as pesticide toxicity or agricultural ploughing. This study shows that maize-based diets cause high rates of maternal infanticides in the European hamster, a farmland species on the verge of extinction in Western Europe...
January 25, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100326/-feeding-difficulty-and-developmental-delay-for-8-months-and-nystagmus-for-4-months-in-an-infant
#13
Jie Zhu, Fei Yu
Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive hereditary disease and is a congenital metabolic disorder of neurotransmitter biosynthesis. It is mainly manifested as hypotonia, oculogyric crisis, autonomic dysfunction, and developmental delay. This article reports a boy manifested as delayed motor development, hypotonia, and oculogyric crisis. Gene screening for metabolic disorders revealed new compound heterozygous mutations, c.1063dupA (p.I355fs) and c.250A>C (p.S84R), in the exon of DDC gene...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099429/vitamin-d-insufficiency-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Danielle W Lowe, Bruce W Hollis, Carol L Wagner, Thomas Bass, David A Kaufman, Michael J Horgan, Laurence M Givelichian, Koravangatta Sankaran, Jerome Y Yager, Lakshmi D Katikaneni, Don Wiest, Dorothea Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has neuroprotective and immunomodulatory properties, and deficiency is associated with worse stroke outcomes. Little is known about effects of hypoxia-ischemia or hypothermia treatment on vitamin D status in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). We hypothesized vitamin D metabolism would be dysregulated in neonatal HIE altering specific cytokines involved in Th17 activation, which might be mitigated by hypothermia. METHODS: We analyzed short term relationships between 25(OH) and 1,25(OH)2 vitamin D, vitamin D binding protein, and cytokines related to Th17 function in serum samples from a multicenter randomized controlled trial of hypothermia 33(0)C for 48h after HIE birth versus normothermia in 50 infants with moderate to severe HIE...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099399/the-association-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-with-biomarkers-of-hemolysis-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Samuel A Adegoke, Josefina A P Braga, Adekunle D Adekile, Maria S Figueiredo
Although vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has been linked to anemia among sickle cell disease (SCD), its relationship with hemolysis is unclear. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and biomarkers of hemolysis (hemoglobin [Hb]/hematocrit, reticulocyte percentage, absolute reticulocyte, and lactate dehydrogenase [LDH] levels) in 36 hydroxyurea-naive SCD children were quantified. Correlations were significantly positive with Hb/hematocrit (r=0.40, P=0.017; r=0.45, P=0.006, respectively); inverse with reticulocyte percentage, absolute reticulocyte, and LDH (r=-0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099128/bone-health-assessment-of-food-allergic-children-on-restrictive-diets-a-practical-guide
#16
Artemis E Doulgeraki, Emmanouel M Manousakis, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Food allergy in childhood is on the rise globally and is managed with avoidance diets; recent case reports of food allergic children with nutritional rickets in the literature highlight the importance of close monitoring of bone health in this population. METHODS: There is no consensus as yet with regard to bone health evaluation in food allergic children; therefore, extensive literature search was performed and the existing evidence is presented, along with a relevant algorithm...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098786/retinoic-acid-and-its-role-in-modulating-intestinal-innate-immunity
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REVIEW
Paulo Czarnewski, Srustidhar Das, Sara M Parigi, Eduardo J Villablanca
Vitamin A (VA) is amongst the most well characterized food-derived nutrients with diverse immune modulatory roles. Deficiency in dietary VA has not only been associated with immune dysfunctions in the gut, but also with several systemic immune disorders. In particular, VA metabolite all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) has been shown to be crucial in inducing gut tropism in lymphocytes and modulating T helper differentiation. In addition to the widely recognized role in adaptive immunity, increasing evidence identifies atRA as an important modulator of innate immune cells, such as tolerogenic dendritic cells (DCs) and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs)...
January 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098641/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-sepsis-body-humors-imbalance-or-sepsis-epiphenomenon
#18
George Briassoulis, Stavroula Ilia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098047/vitamin-a-deficiency-suppresses-fish-immune-function-with-differences-in-different-intestinal-segments-the-role-of-transcriptional-factor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signalling-pathways
#19
Li Zhang, Lin Feng, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
The present study investigated the effects of dietary vitamin A on immune function in the proximal intestine (PI), mid intestine (MI) and distal intestine (DI) of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Fish were fed graded levels of dietary vitamin A for 10 weeks, and then a challenge test using an injection of Aeromonas hydrophila was conducted for 14 d. The results showed that, compared with the optimum vitamin A level, vitamin A deficiency significantly decreased fish growth performance, increased enteritis morbidity, decreased intestinal innate humoral immune response and aggravated intestinal inflammation...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096657/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-the-risk-of-tuberculosis-a-meta-analysis
#20
Shao-Jun Huang, Xian-Hua Wang, Zhi-Dong Liu, Wen-Li Cao, Yi Han, Ai-Guo Ma, Shao-Fa Xu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To conduct meta-analyses of all published studies on various aspects of association between vitamin D and tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: PubMed and Web of Knowledge were searched for all properly controlled studies on vitamin D and TB. Pooled odds ratio, mean difference or standardized mean difference, and its corresponding 95% confidence interval were calculated with the Cochrane Review Manager 5.3. RESULTS: A significantly lower vitamin D level was found in TB patients vs controls; vitamin D deficiency (VDD) was associated with an increased risk of TB, although such an association was lacking in the African population and in the human immunodeficiency virus-infected African population...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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