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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916904/impact-of-pre-pregnancy-bmi-on-b-vitamin-and-inflammatory-status-in-early-pregnancy-an-observational-cohort-study
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Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen, Arve Ulvik, Roy M Nilsen, Øivind Midttun, Christine Roth, Per Magnus, Camilla Stoltenberg, Stein Emil Vollset, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Per Magne Ueland
Maternal nutrition and inflammation have been suggested as mediators in the development of various adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with maternal obesity. We have investigated the relation between pre-pregnancy BMI, B vitamin status, and inflammatory markers in a group of healthy pregnant women. Cobalamin, folate, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, and riboflavin; and the metabolic markers homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, and 3-hydroxykynurenine/xanthurenic acid ratio (HK/XA); and markers of cellular inflammation, neopterin and kynurenine/tryptophan ratio (KTR) were determined in pregnancy week 18 and related to pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), in 2797 women from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa)...
November 30, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905104/biomarkers-of-folate-and-vitamin-b12-and-breast-cancer-risk-report-from-the-epic-cohort
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M Matejcic, J de Batlle, C Ricci, C Biessy, F Perrier, I Huybrechts, E Weiderpass, Boutron-Mc Ruault, C Cadeau, M His, D G Cox, H Boeing, R T Fortner, R Kaaks, P Lagiou, A Trichopoulou, V Benetou, R Tumino, S Panico, S Sieri, D Palli, F Ricceri, H B Bueno-de-Mesquita, G Skeie, P Amiano, M J Sánchez, M D Chirlaque, A Barricarte, J R Quirós, G Buckland, C H van Gils, P H Peeters, T J Key, E Riboli, B Gylling, A Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, M J Gunter, I Romieu, V Chajès
Epidemiological studies have reported inconsistent findings for the association between B vitamins and breast cancer (BC) risk. We investigated the relationship between biomarkers of folate and vitamin B12 and the risk of BC in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort. Plasma concentrations of folate and vitamin B12 were determined in 2,491 BC cases individually matched to 2,521 controls among women who provided baseline blood samples. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to estimate odds ratios by quartiles of either plasma B vitamin...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901035/homocysteine-reducing-b-vitamins-and-ischemic-heart-disease-a-separate-sample-mendelian-randomization-analysis
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J V Zhao, C M Schooling
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Observationally, homocysteine is positively associated with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and unhealthy lipids; folate and vitamin B12, which reduce homocysteine, are associated with lower IHD risk and healthy lipids. Randomized controlled trials have shown no benefits of folate and vitamin B12 for IHD. To clarify the role of these potential targets of intervention in IHD we assessed how genetically determined homocysteine, folate and vitamin-B12-affected IHD and lipids...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898035/dietary-b-vitamins-and-a-10-year-risk-of-dementia-in-older-persons
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Sophie Lefèvre-Arbogast, Catherine Féart, Jean-François Dartigues, Catherine Helmer, Luc Letenneur, Cécilia Samieri
B vitamins may lower the risk of dementia, yet epidemiological findings, mostly from countries with folic acid fortification, have remained inconsistent. We evaluated in a large French cohort of older persons the associations between dietary B vitamins and long-term incident dementia. We included 1321 participants from the Three-City Study who completed a 24 h dietary recall, were free of dementia at the time of diet assessment, and were followed for an average of 7.4 years. In Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for multiple potential confounders, including overall diet quality, higher intake of folate was inversely associated with the risk of dementia (p for trend = 0...
November 26, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890600/folate-status-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-a-2016-update
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Joel B Mason, San Yuan Tang
The consensus of epidemiologic evidence indicates that an abundant intake of foodstuffs rich in folate conveys protection against the development of colorectal cancer, and perhaps some other common cancers as well. Pre-clinical models substantiate that the relationship is a genuinely causal one. Pre-clinical models have also lent mechanistic insights into the biochemical and molecular pathways by which adequate folate exposure conveys these protective effects, although human studies are beginning to establish the relevance of our mechanistic understanding to human cancer biology...
November 24, 2016: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884302/folic-acid-supplementation-and-chronic-kidney-disease-progression
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Christina M Wyatt, J David Spence
In contrast to prior studies demonstrating no benefit or even increased harm from B vitamin supplementation in patients with chronic kidney disease, a large randomized trial from China recently demonstrated small but statistically significant reductions in the risk of first stroke and chronic kidney disease progression with the addition of folic acid to enalapril in adults with hypertension. Differences in the study population and study intervention may explain these discordant results.
December 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872106/mthfd1-polymorphisms-modify-the-associations-of-plasma-glycine-and-serine-with-risk-of-ami-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris-in-wenbit
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Yunpeng Ding, Eva R Pedersen, Gard F T Svingen, Øyvind Helgeland, Jesse F Gregory, Kjetil H Løland, Klaus Meyer, Grethe S Tell, Per M Ueland, Ottar K Nygård
BACKGROUND: -Serine and glycine interconversion and methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1 (MTHFD1)-mediated one-carbon transfer are the major sources of methyl groups for one-carbon metabolism. Recently, plasma glycine and a common polymorphism in MTHFD1 have been associated with risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It is therefore of interest to explore if these two pathways interact in relation to AMI. METHODS AND RESULTS: -A total of 2571 participants in the Western Norway B Vitamin Intervention Trial (WENBIT) undergoing coronary angiography for stable angina pectoris were studied...
November 21, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864850/hyperhomocysteinemia-in-greyhounds-and-its-association-with-hypofolatemia-and-other-clinicopathologic-variables
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R M Heilmann, N Grützner, M C Iazbik, R Lopes, C S Bridges, J S Suchodolski, C G Couto, J M Steiner
BACKGROUND: Folate and cobalamin are essential cofactors for homocysteine (HCY) metabolism. Hyperhomocysteinemia, a multifactorial condition, may reflect B vitamin deficiency and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, and neurodegenerative and chronic gastrointestinal diseases in humans. Hyperhomocysteinemia has been reported in Greyhounds with suspected chronic enteropathy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the frequencies of and the association between hypofolatemia and hyperhomocysteinemia in Greyhounds...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854316/causes-consequences-and-public-health-implications-of-low-b-vitamin-status-in-ageing
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REVIEW
Kirsty Porter, Leane Hoey, Catherine F Hughes, Mary Ward, Helene McNulty
The potential protective roles of folate and the metabolically related B-vitamins (vitamins B12, B6 and riboflavin) in diseases of ageing are of increasing research interest. The most common cause of folate and riboflavin deficiencies in older people is low dietary intake, whereas low B12 status is primarily associated with food-bound malabsorption, while sub-optimal vitamin B6 status is attributed to increased requirements in ageing. Observational evidence links low status of folate and the related B-vitamins (and/or elevated concentrations of homocysteine) with a higher risk of degenerative diseases including cardiovascular disease (CVD), cognitive dysfunction and osteoporosis...
November 16, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845713/novel-approaches-to-investigate-one-carbon-metabolism-and-related-b-vitamins-in-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Amy McMahon, Helene McNulty, Catherine F Hughes, J J Strain, Mary Ward
Hypertension, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, is the world's leading cause of preventable, premature death. A common polymorphism (677C→T) in the gene encoding the folate metabolizing enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is associated with increased blood pressure, and there is accumulating evidence demonstrating that this phenotype can be modulated, specifically in individuals with the MTHFR 677TT genotype, by the B-vitamin riboflavin, an essential co-factor for MTHFR. The underlying mechanism that links this polymorphism, and the related gene-nutrient interaction, with hypertension is currently unknown...
November 11, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817128/l-arginine-and-b-vitamins-improve-endothelial-function-in-subjects-with-mild-to-moderate-blood-pressure-elevation
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Daniel Menzel, Hermann Haller, Manfred Wilhelm, Horst Robenek
PURPOSE: The aim of this trial was to investigate the influence of a dietetic product consisting of a unique combination of L-arginine with the vitamins B6, folic acid and B12 (Telcor(®) Arginin plus) on endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: Subjects aged 40-65 years with mild to moderate blood pressure (BP) elevation not treated with anti-hypertensive drugs were randomly assigned to either the dietetic product (n = 40) or a matching placebo (n = 41) for 3 months with open follow-up for a further 3 months...
November 5, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807106/does-abiotic-stress-cause-functional-b-vitamin-deficiency-in-plants
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REVIEW
Andrew D Hanson, Guillaume A Beaudoin, Donald R McCarty, Jesse F Gregory
B vitamins are the precursors of essential metabolic cofactors but are prone to destruction under stress conditions. It is therefore a priori reasonable that stressed plants suffer B vitamin deficiencies and that certain stress symptoms are metabolic knock-on effects of these deficiencies. Given the logic of these arguments, and the existence of data to support them, it is a shock to realize that the roles of B vitamins in plant abiotic stress have had minimal attention in the literature (100-fold less than hormones) and continue to be overlooked...
December 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797671/nutritional-correlates-of-human-oral-microbiome
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Ikuko Kato, Adrian Vasquez, Gregory Moyerbrailean, Susan Land, Zora Djuric, Jun Sun, Ho-Sheng Lin, Jeffrey L Ram
BACKGROUND: Despite many potential effects of the oral microbiome on oral and systemic health, scant information is available regarding the associations between diet and the oral microbiome. METHODS: Oral rinse DNA samples from 182 participants in a population-based case-control study for colorectal cancer were used to amplify a V3-V4 region of bacterial 16S rRNA gene. The amplicons were sequenced using Illumina MiSeq paired end chemistry on 2 runs, yielding approximately 33 million filtered reads that were assigned to bacterial classes...
October 31, 2016: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785373/comparison-of-the-action-of-diclofenac-alone-versus-diclofenac-plus-b-vitamins-on-mobility-in-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Mauro Geller, Marco Antonio Mibielli, Carlos Pereira Nunes, Adenilson de Souza da Fonseca, Stephanie Wrobel Goldberg, Lisa Oliveira
Objective: To assess results of the finger-to-floor distance (FFD) and the Schober test performed during the DOLOR study, and to verify correlation between Visual Analog Pain Scale scores (VAS) with these measures. Research design and methods: Previously tabulated data from the Clinical Research Forms of the DOLOR study were analyzed (statistical significance defined with a two-tailed p value < 0.05 and confidence interval of 95%). For continuous variables, the Student's T- test or analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used, and differences between pre-treatment and Visits 2, 3, and 4 in the absolute number and percentage of patients with no change, improvement, or worsening of the Schober test and the FFD test scores were calculated, and the results were analyzed with the Chi-squared test...
2016: Journal of drug assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783031/association-of-mthfr-slc19a1-genetic-polymorphism-serum-folate-vitamin-b12-and-hcy-status-with-cognitive-functions-in-chinese-adults
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Can Cai, Rong Xiao, Nicholas Van Halm-Lutterodt, Jie Zhen, Xiaochen Huang, Yao Xu, Shuying Chen, Linhong Yuan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Studies have indicated a relationship between either gene polymorphism or in vivo B vitamins' nutritional status with cognition in the elderly. However, the combined effects of MTHFR and SLC19A1gene polymorphism with serum folate and vitamin B12 levels on cognition in Chinese adult population remain unclear. METHODS: Demographic information of 426 Chinese adults aged from 55 to 90 were collected by a well designed self-administered questionnaire...
October 24, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770020/early-micronutrient-supplementation-protects-against-early-stress-induced-cognitive-impairments
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Eva F G Naninck, J Efraim Oosterink, Kit-Yi Yam, Lennart P de Vries, Henk Schierbeek, Johannes B van Goudoever, Rikst-Nynke Verkaik-Schakel, Josèe A Plantinga, Torsten Plosch, Paul J Lucassen, Aniko Korosi
Early-life stress (ES) impairs cognition later in life. Because ES prevention is problematic, intervention is needed, yet the mechanisms that underlie ES remain largely unknown. So far, the role of early nutrition in brain programming has been largely ignored. Here, we demonstrate that essential 1-carbon metabolism-associated micronutrients (1-CMAMs; i.e., methionine and B vitamins) early in life are crucial in programming later cognition by ES. ES was induced in male C57Bl/6 mice from postnatal d (P)2-9. 1-CMAM levels were measured centrally and peripherally by using liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy...
October 21, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759035/mdrna-seq-analysis-of-marine-microbial-communities-from-the-northern-red-sea
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Shengwei Hou, Ulrike Pfreundt, Dan Miller, Ilana Berman-Frank, Wolfgang R Hess
Metatranscriptomic differential RNA-Seq (mdRNA-Seq) identifies the suite of active transcriptional start sites at single-nucleotide resolution through enrichment of primary transcript 5' ends. Here we analyzed the microbial community at 45 m depth at Station A in the northern Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, during 500 m deep mixing in February 2012 using mdRNA-Seq and a parallel classical RNA-Seq approach. We identified promoters active in situ for five different pico-planktonic genera (the SAR11 clade of Alphaproteobacteria, Synechococcus of Cyanobacteria, Euryarchaeota, Thaumarchaeota, and Micromonas as an example for picoeukaryotic algae), showing the applicability of this approach to highly diverse microbial communities...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754376/associations-of-milk-consumption-and-vitamin-b%C3%A2-and-%C3%AE-12-derived-from-milk-with-fitness-anthropometric-and-biochemical-indices-in-children-the-healthy-growth-study
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George Moschonis, Ellen G H M van den Heuvel, Christina Mavrogianni, Cécile M Singh-Povel, Michalis Leotsinidis, Yannis Manios
The benefits of dairy consumption seem to extend beyond its significant contribution to ensuring nutrient intake adequacy as indicated by the favourable associations with several health outcomes reported by different studies. The aims of the present study were to examine the associations of milk consumption with fitness, anthropometric and biochemical indices in children and further explore whether the observed associations are attributed to vitamins B₂ and B12 derived from milk. A representative subsample of 600 children aged 9-13 years participating in the Healthy Growth Study was examined...
October 13, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748414/prospective-study-of-serum-b-vitamins-levels-and-oesophageal-and-gastric-cancers-in-china
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Jiansong Ren, Gwen Murphy, Jinhu Fan, Sanford M Dawsey, Philip R Taylor, Jacob Selhub, Youlin Qiao, Christian C Abnet
B vitamins play an essential role in DNA synthesis and methylation, and may protect against oesophageal and gastric cancers. In this case-cohort study, subjects were enrolled from the General Population Nutrition Intervention Trial in Linxian, China. Subjects included 498 oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs), 255 gastric cardia adenocarcinomas (GCAs), and an age- and sex-matched sub-cohort of 947 individuals. Baseline serum riboflavin, pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), folate, vitamin B12, and flavin mononucleotide (FMN) were measured for all subjects...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727100/the-dietary-quality-of-food-pantry-users-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-of-existing-literature
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Anja Simmet, Julia Depa, Peter Tinnemann, Nanette Stroebele-Benschop
Users of food pantries often have a long history of food insecurity and may be vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies. The quality of their diets is not well researched. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize the published evidence about the dietary quality of food pantry users. Systematic database searches of PubMed, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and Psychology Behavioral Sciences Collection, and hand searches of references were conducted to identify cross-sectional, cohort, and intervention studies reporting baseline data, conducted in high-income countries and published between 1980 and 2015, which reported on the nutritional adequacy of individuals who have used a food pantry at least once in the previous 12 months...
October 7, 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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