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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777199/influence-of-alcoholism-and-cholesterol-on-tspo-binding-in-brain-pet-11-c-pbr28-studies-in-humans-and-rodents
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Sung Won Kim, Corinde E Wiers, Ryan Tyler, Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Yeon Joo Jang, Amna Zehra, Clara Freeman, Veronica Ramirez, Elsa Lindgren, Gregg Miller, Elizabeth A Cabrera, Tyler Stodden, Min Guo, Şükrü B Demiral, Nancy Diazgranados, Luke Park, Jeih-San Liow, Victor Pike, Cheryl Morse, Leandro F Vendruscolo, Robert B Innis, George F Koob, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Nora D Volkow
Neuroinflammation appears to contribute to neurotoxicity observed with heavy alcohol consumption. To assess whether chronic alcohol results in neuroinflammation we used PET and [11 C]PBR28, a ligand that binds to the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO), to compare participants with an alcohol use disorder (AUD: n = 19) with healthy controls (HC: n = 17), and alcohol-dependent (n = 9) with -nondependent rats (n = 10). Because TSPO is implicated in cholesterol's transport for steroidogenesis, we investigated whether plasma cholesterol levels influenced [11 C]PBR28 binding...
May 3, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769200/long-chain-n-3-fatty-acids-attenuate-oncogenic-kras-driven-proliferation-by-altering-plasma-membrane-nanoscale-proteolipid-composition
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Natividad R Fuentes, Mohamed Mlih, Rola Barhoumi, Yang-Yi Fan, Paul Hardin, Trevor J Steele, Spencer Behmer, Ian A Prior, Jason Karpac, Robert S Chapkin
Ras signaling originates from transient nanoscale compartmentalized regions of the plasma membrane composed of specific proteins and lipids. The highly specific lipid composition of these nanodomains, termed nanoclusters, facilitates effector recruitment and therefore influences signal transduction. This suggests that Ras nanocluster proteolipid composition could represent a novel target for future chemoprevention interventions. There is evidence that consumption of fish oil containing long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5Δ5,8,11,14,17) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6Δ4,7,10,13,16,19) may reduce colon cancer risk in humans, yet the mechanism underlying this effect is unknown...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768511/12-year-trends-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors-2002-2005-through-2011-2014-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
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SeyedHossein Rabani, Mahsa Sardarinia, Samaneh Akbarpour, Fereidoun Azizi, Davood Khalili, Farzad Hadaegh
BACKGROUND: To examine the trend of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk factors among a Middle Eastern population with prevalent CVD during a median follow up of 12 years. METHODS: Patients with prevalent CVD (n = 282, men = 167), with a mean age of 60.76 years were evaluated in four study phases of the TLGS (Tehran lipid glucose study), 2002-2005, 2005-2008, 2008-2011, and 2011-2014. Trends of CVD risk factors were estimated using generalized estimation equation (GEE) models, by adjusting for gender, age and propensity scores...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768109/effects-of-phytosterol-supplementation-on-serum-levels-of-lipid-profiles-liver-enzymes-inflammatory-markers-adiponectin-and-leptin-in-patients-affected-by-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Ali Javanmardi, Majid Mohammad Shahi, Seyed Saeed Seyedian, Mohammad Hossein Haghighizadeh
OBJECTIVE: Considering the high prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and based on the evidence about the role of dietary cholesterol in liver inflammation, and also with regard to the effect of phytosterols on the metabolism of cholesterol, we aimed at exploring the therapeutic potential of phytosterol supplementation against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. METHOD: Thirty-eight patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were randomly divided into two groups: The phytosterol group (n = 19) received a 1...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766695/analysis-of-nutrition-and-nutritional-status-of-haemodialysis-patients
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Anna Bogacka, Anna Sobczak-Czynsz, Elżbieta Kucharska, Małgorzata Madaj, Katarzyna Stucka
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disease of civilization where nutrition is part of the treatment. Diet therapy is difficult as it is necessary to control the intake of: energy, protein and minerals – Na, K, Ca and P in the daily food rations (DFR). Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the nutritional status and diets of haemodialysis (HD) patients. Material and method: The study involved 141 haemodialysis patients, at the average age of 65...
2018: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765328/long-term-consumption-of-cuban-policosanol-lowers-central-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-improves-lipid-profile-with-enhancement-of-lipoprotein-properties-in-healthy-korean-participants
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Suk-Jeong Kim, Dhananjay Yadav, Hye-Jeong Park, Jae-Ryong Kim, Kyung-Hyun Cho
Metabolic syndrome is closely associated with higher risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and stroke. The aim of the present study was to investigate the long-term effects of policosanol supplementation on blood pressure (BP) and the lipid profile in healthy Korean participants with pre-hypertension (systolic 120-139 mmHg, diastolic 85-89 mmHg). This randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled trial included 84 healthy participants who were randomly assigned to three groups receiving 10 mg of policosanol, 20 mg of policosanol, or placebo for 24 weeks...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764315/effects-of-egg-consumption-and-choline-supplementation-on-plasma-choline-and-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-a-young-population
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Bruno S Lemos, Isabel Medina-Vera, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Maria Luz Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Plasma trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) concentrations have been associated with cardiovascular disease risk. Eggs are a rich source of choline, which is a precursor of TMAO. OBJECTIVE: The effects of egg intake versus daily choline supplementation were evaluated on plasma choline and TMAO in a young, healthy population. METHODS: Thirty participants (14 males, 16 females; 25.6 ± 2.3 years; body mass index = 24.3 ± 2.9 kg/m2 ) were enrolled in this 13-week crossover intervention...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762481/buckwheat-and-cvd-risk-markers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Liangkui Li, Georg Lietz, Chris Seal
The effects of buckwheat intake on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have not been systematically investigated. The aim of the present study was to comprehensively summarize studies in humans and animals, evaluating the impact of buckwheat consumption on CVD risk markers and to conduct a meta-analysis of relevant data. Thirteen randomized, controlled human studies, two cross-sectional human studies and twenty-one animal studies were identified. Using random-effects models, the weighted mean difference of post-intervention concentrations of blood glucose, total cholesterol and triglycerides were significantly decreased following buckwheat intervention compared with controls [differences in blood glucose: -0...
May 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754388/consumption-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-fermentum-mtcc-5898-fermented-milk-attenuates-dyslipidemia-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-male-rats-fed-on-cholesterol-enriched-diet
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Radha Yadav, Suhail Hakeem Khan, Sanusi Bello Mada, Sunita Meena, Rajeev Kapila, Suman Kapila
There is a growing and alarming prevalence that increased serum cholesterol is closely related to increased cardiovascular disease risk. Probiotic consumption could be a safe and natural strategy to combat. Therefore, we sought to examine the cholesterol-lowering potential of co-supplementation of probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus fermentum MTCC: 5898-fermented buffalo milk (2.5% fat) in rats fed cholesterol-enriched diet. Male Wistar rats were divided into three groups on the basis of feed, viz. group 1, fed standard diet (SD); group 2, fed cholesterol-enriched diet (CED); and group 3, fed cholesterol-enriched diet along with L...
May 13, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753234/effect-of-short-term-hazelnut-consumption-on-dna-damage-and-oxidized-ldl-in-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-hyperlipidemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Federica Guaraldi, Valeria Deon, Cristian Del Bo', Stefano Vendrame, Marisa Porrini, Patrizia Riso, Ornella Guardamagna
Children with primary hyperlipidemia are prone to develop premature atherosclerosis, possibly associated with increased oxidative stress. Nutritional therapy is the primary strategy in the treatment of hyperlipidemia and associated conditions. Dietary interventions with bioactive-rich foods, such as nuts, may contribute to the modulation of both lipid profile and the oxidative/antioxidant status. Our study aimed to assess the impact of a dietary intervention with hazelnuts on selected oxidative stress markers in children and adolescents with primary hyperlipidemia...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751583/blood-pressure-lowering-effect-of-cuban-policosanol-is-accompanied-by-improvement-of-hepatic-inflammation-lipoprotein-profile-and-hdl-quality-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Kyung-Hyun Cho, Dhananjay Yadav, Suk-Jeong Kim, Jae-Ryong Kim
We investigated the antihypertensive effect of policosanol on spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). For this, we analyzed blood pressure, blood lipid, and lipoprotein properties in male SHR after consumption of Cuban policosanol (PCO). The experimental groups were as follows: normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) control, SHR group fed normal diet (ND), SHR group fed 20 mg of PCO, SHR group fed 100 mg of PCO, and SHR group fed 200 mg of PCO per kg of body weight. After eight weeks, the SHR control group showed gradual increases up to 21% in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) compared with values at week 0...
May 3, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741558/effect-of-a-high-egg-diet-on-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-the-diabetes-and-egg-diabegg-study-randomized-weight-loss-and-follow-up-phase
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Nicholas R Fuller, Amanda Sainsbury, Ian D Caterson, Gareth Denyer, Mackenzie Fong, James Gerofi, Chloris Leung, Namson S Lau, Kathryn H Williams, Andrzej S Januszewski, Alicia J Jenkins, Tania P Markovic
Background: Some country guidelines recommend that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) limit their consumption of eggs and cholesterol. Our previously published 3-mo weight-maintenance study showed that a high-egg (≥12 eggs/wk) diet compared with a low-egg diet (<2 eggs/wk) did not have adverse effects on cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with T2D. Objective: The current study follows the previously published 3-mo weight-maintenance study and assessed the effects of the high-egg compared with the low-egg diets as part of a 3-mo weight-loss period, followed by a 6-mo follow-up period for a total duration of 12 mo...
May 7, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740562/effects-of-exercise-training-on-stroke-risk-factors-homocysteine-concentration-and-cognitive-function-according-the-apoe-genotype-in-stroke-patients
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Jun-Hee Lee, Sang-Min Hong, Yun-A Shin
The apolipoprotein E ( APOE ) gene has been suggested to be associated with stroke and dementia. However, the effects of exercise training on dementia according to the APOE genotype are not consistent to those reported by previous studies. Therefore, we examined the effects of exercise training on stroke risk factors including blood pressure, lipid profiles, homocysteine (Hcy) concentrations, and cognitive function according to the APOE genotype in stroke patients. We examined the stroke risk factors, Hcy, and cognitive function in 28 ischemic stroke patients before and after 6 months of exercise training...
April 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738655/-dietary-patterns-and-metabolic-syndrome-components-in-women-with-excess-weight-18-to-45-years-old
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Zugey Hernández-Ruiz, Sonia Rodríguez-Ramírez, Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Eric Monterrubio-Flores
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome (MS) components in adult women with excess weight. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study with anthropometric, dietary, biochemical and blood pressure data. Dietary patterns were identified by factor analysis and multiple logistic regression models were used to analyze associations. RESULTS: The prevalence of altered glucose was 14.6%, of hypertriglyceridemia 40...
March 2018: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738346/red-meat-consumption-and-serum-lipids-and-fatty-acids-in-toddlers-secondary-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ewa A Szymlek-Gay, Andrew R Gray, Anne-Louise M Heath, Elaine L Ferguson, C Murray Skeaff
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of promoting increased lean red meat consumption on serum concentrations of total and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and serum fatty acid composition, among toddlers. METHODS: In a 20-wk randomized controlled trial healthy 12-20-mo-old children were assigned to: Red Meat (n = 90; parents were encouraged to add 56 g/d of lean red meat to their toddler's usual diet), or Control (n = 90) groups. Food and nutrient intakes were assessed with 3-d weighed food records (baseline, wk 4, and wk 20)...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737804/effects-of-palm-olein-and-olive-oil-on-serum-lipids-in-a-chinese-population-a-randomized-double-blind-cross-over-trial
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Guiju Sun, Hui Xia, Yuexin Yang, Shushu Ma, Haiteng Zhou, Guofang Shu, Shaokang Wang, Xian Yang, Huali Tang, Fengling Wang, Yaqiong He, Rong Ding, Hong Yin, Yanyan Wang, Yang Yang, Hangju Zhu, Ligang Yang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: As the most widely produced edible vegetable oil, palm oil is known as to contain a high level of saturated fatty acid, which was thought to adversely affect serum lipid profiles. However, recent studies have shown no influence or benefits of palm oil on serum lipids. The potential nutritional value of palm oil is attributed to the high mono-unsaturation at the crucial sn2-position of the oil's triacylglycerols, as with the so-called 'healthy' olive oil (OO)...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735791/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-not-associated-with-fatty-liver-in-a-mexican-population
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Fabiola López-Bautista, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Luz Y Ruiz-Vargas, Guillermo Cardoso-Saldaña, Juan G Juárez-Rojas, Aida Medina-Urrutia, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández, José M Rodríguez-Pérez, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Association of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) with fatty liver (FL) disease is controversial. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association of VDD with FL. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Data on cardiovascular risk factors, medications, alcohol intake, smoking, diet, and physical activity were obtained. Biochemical, anthropometric, and blood pressure variables were measured. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was quantified through chemoluminescence...
April 9, 2018: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734946/positively-increased-visceral-adiposity-index-in-hyperuricemia-free-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Dongfeng Gu, Yanan Ding, Yunfeng Zhao, Shuzhai Miao, Qingshan Qu
BACKGROUND: Visceral adiposity index (VAI) was closely associated with metabolic syndrome, however almost no research focused on VAI and hyperuricemia, therefore, this study was conducted to determine the relationship of VAI and hyperuricemia free of metabolic syndrome and estimate the power of VAI as predictor for hyperuricemia. METHODS: A cross-sectional research coming from a health check-up program was conducted. All participants were divided into four groups according to VAI quartiles...
May 7, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730084/effectiveness-of-nurse-led-patient-centered-care-behavioral-risk-modification-on-secondary-prevention-of-coronary-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Chung-Yan Chiang, Kai-Chow Choi, Ka-Ming Ho, Sau-Fung Yu
BACKGROUND: Despite establishment of advocacies centered on using patient-centered care to improve disease-related behavioral changes and health outcomes, studies have seldom discussed incorporation of patient-centered care concept in the design of secondary cardiac prevention. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to identify, appraise, and examine existing evidence on the effectiveness of nurse-led patient-centered care for secondary cardiac prevention in patients with coronary heart disease...
April 22, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728371/ideal-cardiovascular-health-metrics-in-couples-a-community-based-study
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Sebhat Erqou, Oluremi Ajala, Claudia E Bambs, Andrew D Althouse, Michael S Sharbaugh, Jared Magnani, Aryan Aiyer, Steven E Reis
BACKGROUND: Determination of the correlation of ideal cardiovascular health variables among spousal or cohabitating partners may guide the development of couple-based interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. METHOD AND RESULTS: We used data from the HeartSCORE (Heart Strategies Concentrating on Risk Evaluation) study. Ideal cardiovascular health, defined by the American Heart Association, comprises nonsmoking, body mass index <25 kg/m2 , physical activity at goal, diet consistent with guidelines, untreated total cholesterol <200 mg/dL, untreated blood pressure <120/80 mm Hg, and untreated fasting glucose <100 mg/dL...
May 4, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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