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Shengjie Li, Danhui Li, Mingxi Shao, Wenjun Cao, Xinghuai Sun
Although vitamins play a major role in health, and their deficiency may be linked to symptoms of optic-nerve dysfunction, the association between serum vitamin levels and glaucoma in humans remains controversial. In this study, articles in the PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE databases were searched up to 25March 2017. Nine studies on primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), four studies on normal tension glaucoma (NTG), and six studies on exfoliative glaucoma (EXG) were retrieved. The combined results showed no differences in the levels of serum vitamin B₆ between POAG (p = 0...
June 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628687/the-infatuation-with-biotin-supplementation-is-there-truth-behind-its-rising-popularity-a-comparative-analysis-of-clinical-efficacy-versus-social-popularity
#2
Teo Soleymani, Kristen Lo Sicco, Jerry Shapiro
<p>Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7 or vitamin H, is a water-soluble B vitamin that acts as an essential cofactor for several carboxylases involved in the cellular metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids, and gluconeogenesis. Although there exists an incredible amount of social media hype and market advertising touting its efficacy for the improvement of hair quantity and quality, biotin's efficacy for hair remains largely unsubstantiated in scientific literature. We reviewed all pertinent scientific literature regarding the efficacy of biotin supplementation for hair growth and quality improvement, and we also investigated its popularity in society defined as a function of market analytics...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628360/genetic-risk-factors-for-folate-responsive-neural-tube-defects
#3
Anne M Molloy, Faith Pangilinan, Lawrence C Brody
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are the most severe congenital malformations of the central nervous system. The etiology is complex, with both genetic and environmental factors having important contributions. Researchers have known for the past two decades that maternal periconceptional use of the B vitamin folic acid can prevent many NTDs. Though this finding is arguably one of the most important recent discoveries in birth defect research, the mechanism by which folic acid exerts this benefit remains unknown. Research to date has focused on the hypothesis that an underlying genetic susceptibility interacts with folate-sensitive metabolic processes at the time of neural tube closure...
June 19, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627191/-associations-between-insulin-resistance-and-three-b-vitamins-in-european-adolescents-the-helena-study
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Iris Iglesia, Marcela González-Gross, Inge Huybrechts, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Denes Molnar, Yannis Manios, Kurt Widhalm, Frédéric Gottrand, Anthony Kafatos, Asensión Marcos, Alejandro De la O Puerta, Catherine Leclercq, Stefaan De Henauw, Peter Stehle, Mathilde Kersting, Theodora Mouratidou, Luis Alberto Moreno
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether adolescents with high body mass index (BMI), or fat mass index (FMI), in combination with insulin resistance (assessed with the Homeostatic Model Assessment [HOMA] index), had also lower blood vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12 concentrations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Six hundred and fifteen adolescents from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) study, with data on B-vitamins (both intakes and status), and BMI, FMI, HOMA, were selected...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625322/effect-of-b-vitamins-from-diet-on-hypertension
#5
Ruru Liu, Baibing Mi, Yaling Zhao, Qiang Li, Hong Yan, Shaonong Dang
BACKGROUND: In western populations, a higher level of dietary B vitamins intake has been associated with a lower risk of hypertension. However, data in Chinese is limited, whose B vitamins consumption is low and rates of hypertension are high. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate whether the three B vitamins are associated with hypertension in rural Chinese. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey among 2241 rural Chinese aged 18-80 years was conducted in northwestern China in 2010...
February 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620818/effects-of-atorvastatin-and-simvastatin-on-oxidative-stress-in-diet-induced-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-wistar-albino-rats-a-comparative-study
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T Nikolic, V Zivkovic, I Srejovic, I Stojic, N Jeremic, J Jeremic, K Radonjic, S Stankovic, R Obrenovic, D Djuric, V Jakovljevic
Considering the well-known antioxidant properties of statins, it seems important to assess their impact on major markers of oxidative stress (superoxide anion radical, nitric oxide, and index of lipid peroxidation) to compare the antioxidative potentials of atorvastatin and simvastatin during the different degrees of hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) in rats. This study was conducted on adult male Wistar albino rats (n = 90; 4 weeks old; 100 ± 15 g body mass) in which HHcy was achieved by dietary manipulation...
June 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608247/tryptophan-status-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-the-influence-of-supplementation-on-its-level
#7
Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska, Jagoda Jóźwik-Pruska, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund
Recent reports show that the worldwide incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is dramatically increasing, although ASD etiology and pathogenesis are still far to be fully elucidated. Some dietary-derived essential compounds, such as the amino acid tryptophan, appear to be impaired in patients with ASD. Tryptophan (Trp) plays a significant role in the human organism and serves as a precursor for a wide range of bioactive compounds, including major neurotransmitters. Research indicates that tryptophan might be deficient in subjects with ASD...
June 12, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602467/intake-of-b-vitamins-and-impairment-in-physical-function-in-older-adults
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Ellen A Struijk, Alberto Lana, Pilar Guallar-Castillón, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Esther Lopez-Garcia
BACKGROUND: The effect of vitamin B intake on physical function is not well known. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prospective association of the intake of vitamins B6, B12 and folate with physical function impairment in older adults. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study with 1630 participants from the Seniors-ENRICA study, a cohort of community-dwelling adults aged ≥60 years who were free of physical function impairment at baseline...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587068/genetic-variants-involved-in-one-carbon-metabolism-polymorphism-frequencies-and-differences-in-homocysteine-concentrations-in-the-folic-acid-fortification-era
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Josiane Steluti, Aline M Carvalho, Antonio A F Carioca, Andreia Miranda, Gilka J F Gattás, Regina M Fisberg, Dirce M Marchioni
Folate and other B vitamins are essential co-factors of one-carbon metabolism, and genetic variants, such as polymorphisms, can alter the metabolism. Furthermore, the adoption of food fortification with folic acid showed a decrease of homocysteine concentration. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequencies of the polymorphisms of enzymes and carrier proteins involved in one-carbon metabolism, and to evaluate homocysteine concentrations in the presence of these genetic variants in a population exposed to mandatory food fortification with folic acid...
May 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574605/b-vitamins-and-hip-fracture-secondary-analyses-and-extended-follow-up-of-two-large-randomized-controlled-trials
#10
M Garcia Lopez, K H Bønaa, M Ebbing, E F Eriksen, C G Gjesdal, O Nygård, G S Tell, P M Ueland, H E Meyer
Elevated plasma homocysteine levels are associated with increased risk of fractures in observational studies. However, it is unsettled if homocysteine-lowering treatment affects fracture risk. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of an intervention with B-vitamins on the risk of hip fracture in a secondary analysis of combined data from two large randomized controlled trials originally designed to study cardiovascular diseases. Both trials had identical design, intervention and primary objective...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565892/metabolic-surgery-and-nutritional-deficiencies
#11
Christine Stroh, Thomas Manger, Frank Benedix
The increasing prevalence of morbid obesity in Germany is associated with an increasing number of metabolic surgical interventions. Short-term surgical and long-term metabolic complications such as nutrient deficiencies can be considered as the main risks of metabolic surgery with its malabsorptive but also restrictive procedures. The aim of this review is to characterize the most relevant metabolic complications specific for the various bariatric procedures, which, subsequently, require a permanent surveillance and supplementation, respectively...
May 30, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560503/effect-of-increasing-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-by-dietary-intervention-on-nutritional-biomarkers-and-attitudes-to-dietary-change-a-randomised-trial
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Susan J Duthie, Garry G Duthie, Wendy R Russell, Janet A M Kyle, Jennie I Macdiarmid, Vanessa Rungapamestry, Sylvia Stephen, Cristina Megias-Baeza, Joanna J Kaniewska, Lindsey Shaw, Lesley Milne, David Bremner, Karen Ross, Philip Morrice, Lynn P Pirie, Graham Horgan, Charles S Bestwick
PURPOSE: Low fruit and vegetable consumption is linked with an increased risk of death from vascular disease and cancer. The benefit of eating fruits and vegetables is attributed in part to antioxidants, vitamins and phytochemicals. Whether increasing intake impacts on markers of disease remains to be established. This study investigates whether increasing daily intake of fruits, vegetables and juices from low (approx. 3 portions), to high intakes (approx. 8 portions) impacts on nutritional and clinical biomarkers...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550206/the-pseudoenzyme-pdx1-2-sustains-vitamin-b6-biosynthesis-as-a-function-of-heat-stress
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Elisa Dell'Aglio, Svetlana Boycheva, Teresa B Fitzpatrick
Plants sense temperature changes and respond by altering growth and metabolic activity to acclimate to the altered environmental conditions. The B vitamins give rise to vital coenzymes that are indispensable for growth and development but their inherent reactive nature renders them prone to destruction especially under stress conditions. Therefore, plant survival strategies would be expected to include mechanisms to sustain B vitamin supply under demanding circumstances. Here, using the example of vitamin B6, we investigate the regulation of biosynthesis across eudicot and monocot species under heat stress...
May 26, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546443/astronaut-ophthalmic-syndrome
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Sara R Zwart, Charles R Gibson, Jesse F Gregory, Thomas H Mader, Patrick J Stover, Steven H Zeisel, Scott M Smith
During and after missions on the International Space Station, some astronauts experience ophthalmic changes, including choroidal folds, optic disc edema, cotton-wool spots, globe flattening, and refraction changes. Astronauts with ophthalmic issues had significantly higher plasma concentrations of metabolites that are associated with the 1-carbon metabolic pathway than those without ophthalmic issues. We hypothesized that genetic differences might explain the metabolite differences. Indeed, genetics and B vitamin status were significant predictors of ophthalmic issues...
May 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523235/effects-of-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-versus-oral-levodopa-carbidopa-on-b-vitamin-levels-and-neuropathy
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Sebastian Loens, Elena Chorbadzhieva, Alexandra Kleimann, Dirk Dressler, Christoph Schrader
OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible interactions between levodopa therapy and plasma levels of B vitamins in patients with advanced idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) in the context of either oral levodopa therapy or levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG). Secondly, to determine the prevalence of neuropathy and its relation to plasma levels of B vitamins and homocysteine. METHODS: Medication doses, neurographies, and serum levels of pyridoxine, cobalamin, folate, and homocysteine of eight LCIG and 13 orally treated advanced IPD patients matched for age, Hoehn & Yahr stage, and UPRDS III were collected...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523048/what-to-eat-for-a-better-sleep-in-haemodialysis-patients-potential-role-of-b-vitamins-intake-and-appetite
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Dilek Ongan, Aysun Yuksel
OBJECTIVE: Sleeping disorders are common among Haemodialysis-HD patients. In addition to well-known factors, food consumption impact on sleep quality needs being discovered. Aim was to examine the nutrition-related factors that may influence sleep quality in HD patients. METHODS: One hundred and three patients in three HD centres participated. Data were collected with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index-PSQI and Questionnaire Form about socio-demographic characteristics and appetite...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505069/b-vitamin-intake-from-diet-and-supplements-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-middle-aged-women-results-from-the-prospective-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
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Manon Egnell, Philippine Fassier, Lucie Lécuyer, Laurent Zelek, Marie-Paule Vasson, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel, Pilar Galan, Mélanie Deschasaux, Mathilde Touvier
Experimental studies suggest a protective effect of B-vitamins on breast cancer risk, potentially modulated by alcohol intake. However, epidemiological studies are limited, especially regarding non-folate B-vitamins. Furthermore, few studies included quantitative assessment of supplemental intake. This prospective study aimed to investigate the associations between intakes of B-vitamins (dietary, supplemental, total) and breast cancer risk. 27,853 women aged ≥45 years from the NutriNet-Santé cohort (2009-2016) were included, with a median follow-up time of 4...
May 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499901/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-nutrient-status-supplementation-and-mechanisms-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Sumedha Mitra, Radhika Natarajan, Douglas Ziedonis, Xiaoduo Fan
Over 50 million people around the world suffer from schizophrenia, a severe mental illness characterized by misinterpretation of reality. Although the exact causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, studies have indicated that inflammation and oxidative stress may play an important role in the etiology of the disease. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are crucial for normal central nervous development and proper functioning of neural networks and neurotransmitters. Patients with schizophrenia tend to have abnormal immune activation resulting in elevated pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, ultimately leading to functional brain impairments...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479390/arsenic-metabolism-and-one-carbon-metabolism-at-low-moderate-arsenic-exposure-evidence-from-the-strong-heart-study
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Miranda Jones Spratlen, Mary V Gamble, Maria Grau-Perez, Chin-Chi Kuo, Lyle G Best, Joseph Yracheta, Kevin Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Meghan Hall, Jason G Umans, Amanda Fretts, Ana Navas-Acien
B-vitamins involved in one-carbon metabolism (OCM) can affect arsenic metabolism efficiency in highly arsenic exposed, undernourished populations. We evaluated whether dietary intake of OCM nutrients (including vitamins B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12) was associated with arsenic metabolism in a more nourished population exposed to lower arsenic than previously studied. Dietary intake of OCM nutrients and urine arsenic was evaluated in 405 participants from the Strong Heart Study. Arsenic exposure was measured as the sum of iAs, monomethylarsonate (MMA) and dimethylarsenate (DMA) in urine...
May 4, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478836/interleukin-1beta-may-act-on-hepatocytes-to-boost-plasma-homocysteine-the-increased-cardiovascular-risk-associated-with-elevated-homocysteine-may-be-mediated-by-this-cytokine
#20
Mark F McCarty, James H O'Keefe, James J DiNicolantonio
The results of multi-center trials of B vitamin supplementation reveal that, whereas moderately elevated homocysteine predicts increased risk for coronary disease, it does not play a mediating role in this regard. This essay proposes that interleukin-1beta can act on hepatocytes to suppress expression of the hepatocyte-specific forms of methionine adenosyltransferase; this in turn can be expected to decrease hepatic activity of cystathionine-β-synthase, leading to an increase in plasma homocysteine. It is further proposed that interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) is a true mediating risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and that elevated homocysteine predicts coronary disease because it can serve as a marker for increased IL-1β activity...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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