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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934333/supermarket-purchase-contributes-to-nutrition-related-non-communicable-diseases-in-urban-kenya
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Kathrin M Demmler, Stephan Klasen, Jonathan M Nzuma, Matin Qaim
BACKGROUND: While undernutrition and related infectious diseases are still pervasive in many developing countries, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD), typically associated with high body mass index (BMI), is rapidly rising. The fast spread of supermarkets and related shifts in diets were identified as possible factors contributing to overweight and obesity in developing countries. Potential effects of supermarkets on people's health have not been analyzed up till now. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the effects of purchasing food in supermarkets on people's BMI, as well as on health indicators such as fasting blood glucose (FBG), blood pressure (BP), and the metabolic syndrome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922262/sugar-in-infants-children-and-adolescents-a-position-paper-of-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-committee-on-nutrition
#2
Nataša Fidler Mis, Christian Braegger, Jiri Bronsky, Cristina Campoy, Magnus Domellöf, Nicholas D Embleton, Iva Hojsak, Jessie Hulst, Flavia Indrio, Alexandre Lapillonne, Walter Mihatsch, Christian Molgaard, Rakesh Vora, Mary Fewtrell
The consumption of sugars, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs; beverages or drinks that contain added caloric sweeteners (i.e. sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit-juice concentrates), in European children and adolescents exceeds current recommendations. This is of concern because there is no nutritional requirement for free sugars, and infants have an innate preference for sweet taste, which may be modified and reinforced by pre- and postnatal exposures. Sugar containing beverages/free sugars increase the risk for overweight/obesity and dental caries, can result in poor nutrient supply and reduced dietary diversity and may be associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular risk, and other health effects...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917226/energy-intake-in-the-first-week-in-an-emergency-intensive-care-unit-may-not-influence-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-overweight-japanese-patients
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Satomi Ichimaru, Maren Sono, Ryutaro Seo, Koichi Ariyoshi, Teruyoshi Amagai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition recommends hypocaloric feeding for critically ill patients with a BMI of >=30.0 kg/m2. However, the cut-off value of obesity in Japan is BMI >25.0 kg/m2, due to the higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular risk factors, even at a lower BMI than in Western populations. Thus, the optimal energy intake for critically ill, overweight Asian patients is unknown. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review was conducted in patients with BMI of >=25...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914448/significant-burden-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-advanced-fibrosis-in-the-us-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-2011-2014-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#4
R J Wong, B Liu, T Bhuket
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in the US. Understanding the epidemiology of NAFLD, with specific focus on individuals with hepatic fibrosis is important to guide healthcare resource planning. AIM: To evaluate prevalence and predictors of hepatic fibrosis among US adults with NAFLD. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study using data from the updated 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a national, stratified, multistage sampling survey of non-institutionalised US adults age ≥ 20...
September 15, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914421/acid-base-safety-during-the-course-of-a-very-low-calorie-ketogenic-diet
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Diego Gomez-Arbelaez, Ana B Crujeiras, Ana I Castro, Albert Goday, Antonio Mas-Lorenzo, Ana Bellon, Cristina Tejera, Diego Bellido, Cristobal Galban, Ignacio Sajoux, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Felipe F Casanueva
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Very low-calorie ketogenic (VLCK) diets have been consistently shown to be an effective obesity treatment, but the current evidence for its acid-base safety is limited. The aim of the current work was to evaluate the acid-base status of obese patients during the course of a VLCK diet. METHOD: Twenty obese participants undertook a VLCK diet for 4 months. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters, and venous blood gases were obtained on four subsequent visits: visit C-1 (baseline); visit C-2, (1-2 months); maximum ketosis; visit C-3 (2-3 months), ketosis declining; and visit C-4 at 4 months, no ketosis...
September 15, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911532/bioactive-phytochemicals-in-barley
#6
REVIEW
Emmanuel Idehen, Yao Tang, Shengmin Sang
Epidemiological studies have consistently shown that regular consumption of whole grain barley reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases. The presence of barley fiber, especially β-glucan in whole grain barley, has been largely credited for these health benefits. However, it is now widely believed that the actions of the fiber component alone do not explain the observed health benefits associated with the consumption of whole grain barley. Whole grain barley also contains phytochemicals including phenolic acids, flavonoids, lignans, tocols, phytosterols, and folate...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906359/relationship-between-sleep-duration-and-framingham-cardiovascular-risk-score-and-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-koreans
#7
Eui Im, Gwang-Sil Kim
Studies have shown sleep duration to be related to the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and hypertension. However, whether sleep duration is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and the prevalence of CVD irrespective of conventional CV-risk factor, such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, has not been well established for the Korean population.A total of 23,878 individuals aged 18 years or older from the 2007-2010 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905462/referrals-to-dietitians-nutritionists-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-australian-gp-registrars-clinical-practice
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Katie J Mulquiney, Amanda Tapley, Mieke L van Driel, Simon Morgan, Andrew R Davey, Kim M Henderson, Neil A Spike, Rohan H Kerr, Jane F Watson, Nigel F Catzikiris, Parker J Magin
AIM: The present study aimed to describe referral patterns of general practitioner (GP) registrars to dietitians/nutritionists. There is a paucity of research regarding GP referral patterns to dietitians/nutritionists. Limited data show increasing referrals from established GPs to dietitians/nutritionists. There are no data on GP registrar (trainee) referrals. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study...
September 14, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902317/-methodological-design-of-the-national-health-and-nutrition-survey-2016
#9
Martín Romero-Martínez, Teresa Shamah-Levy, Lucía Cuevas-Nasu, Ignacio Méndez Gómez-Humarán, Elsa Berenice Gaona-Pineda, Luz María Gómez-Acosta, Juan Ángel Rivera-Dommarco, Mauricio Hernández-Ávila
Objective: Describe the design methodology of the halfway health and nutrition national survey (Ensanut-MC) 2016. Materials and methods: The Ensanut-MC is a national probabilistic survey whose objective population are the inhabitants of private households in Mexico. The sample size was determined to make inferences on the urban and rural areas in four regions. Describes main design elements: target population, topics of study, sampling procedure, measurement procedure and logistics organization...
May 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894623/ethnopharmacological-values-of-cassava-and-its-potential-for-diabetes-and-dyslipidemia-management-knowledge-survey-and-critical-review-of-report
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Ezekiel Uba Nwose, Bonaventure C Onodu, Anayochukwu Edward Anyasodor, Mathew O Sedowo, John N Okuzor, Richard J Culas
BACKGROUND: Beyond nutritional values are the pharmacological potentials of cassava comparative with other staple carbohydrate plant-based foods such as wheat. The knowledge of applicability to diabetes and its cardiovascular complications management seems not just limited but unacknowledged. As a preliminary study, a community's knowledge of pharmacological value of cassava is investigated. METHODS: Descriptive observational study using questionnaire-based "cross-sectional" survey was conducted...
July 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890945/teach-kitchen-a-chronological-review-of-accomplishments
#11
Jung Hee Chae, Benjamin E Ansa, Selina A Smith
BACKGROUND: The Eating and Cooking Healthy (TEACH) Kitchen was founded at the Medical College of Georgia in 2015 as a nutrition-based intervention to combat the high prevalence of obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases in the area of Augusta, Georgia. Despite the importance of diet in the management of chronic diseases, inadequate nutrition education among patients and healthcare providers presents a barrier. The purpose of TEACH Kitchen is to address this gap. METHODS: TEACH Kitchen is as a student-led initiative that promotes healthy cooking among medical students and patients with chronic diseases...
2017: Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886707/health-outcomes-of-non-nutritive-sweeteners-analysis-of-the-research-landscape
#12
REVIEW
Szimonetta Lohner, Ingrid Toews, Joerg J Meerpohl
BACKGROUND: Food products containing non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs) instead of sugar have become increasingly popular in the last decades. Their appeal is obviously related to their calorie-free sweet taste. However, with the dramatic increase in their consumption, it is reasonable and timely to evaluate their potential health benefits and, more importantly, potential adverse effects. The main aim of this scoping review was to map the evidence about health outcomes possibly associated with regular NNS consumption by examining the extent, range, and nature of research activity in this area...
September 8, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873709/yacon-syrup-food-applications-and-impact-on-satiety-in-healthy-volunteers
#13
Maria de Fátima Gomes da Silva, Ana Paula Dionísio, Antônio Augusto Ferreira Carioca, Lia Silveira Adriano, Claudia Oliveira Pinto, Fernando Antonio Pinto de Abreu, Nedio Jair Wurlitzer, Idila Maria Araújo, Deborah Dos Santos Garruti, Dorasilvia Ferreira Pontes
Syrup obtained from yacon roots could be well positioned as a nutritional product due to its high fructooligosaccharides (FOS) content. Considering this, we examined the potential food applications of yacon syrup, using the focal group methodology, and its sensorial acceptability when incorporated in yogurt. The beneficial effects of the consumption of yacon syrup were studied over a 2-week period in a double-blind placebo-controlled experiment (namely Test A) and other consistent of only one day of yacon syrup consumption (namely Test B) were also evaluated...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873008/induction-of-adipose-and-hepatic-swell1-expression-is-required-for-maintaining-systemic-insulin-sensitivity-in-obesity
#14
Litao Xie, Yanhui Zhang, Susheel Gunasekar, Anil Mishra, Lei Cao, Rajan Sah
Obesity is associated with a loss of insulin-sensitivity and systemic dysglycemia, resulting in Type 2 diabetes, however the molecular mechanisms underlying this association are unclear. Through adipocyte patch-clamp studies, we recently showed that SWELL1 is required for the Volume-Regulated Anion Current (VRAC) in adipocytes and that SWELL1-mediated VRAC is activated by both mechanical and pathophysiological adipocyte expansion. We also demonstrated that adipocyte SWELL1 is required for maintaining insulin signaling and glucose homeostasis, particularly in the setting of obesity...
September 5, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869919/cardiometabolic-health-in-asians-with-diabetes-in-the-us
#15
Andy Menke, Sarah Casagrande, Catherine C Cowie
AIMS: Asians develop diabetes at lower levels of adiposity than people of other race/ethnicities. However, there is limited data investigating the health of US Asians with diabetes. We compared cardiovascular risk factors in US Asians to other race/ethnicities stratified by diabetes status. METHODS: Among 4645 adults in the 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a cross-sectional survey of the US population, odds ratios were calculated for obesity, hypertension, and elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol associated with race/ethnicity after adjustment for age, sex, income, education, smoking, alcohol consumption, and health insurance...
August 12, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868828/in-vitro-effect-of-fatty-acids-identified-in-the-plasma-of-obese-adolescents-on-the-function-of-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#16
Claudia Velasquez, Juan Sebastian Vasquez, Norman Balcazar
BACKGROUND: The increase in circulating free fatty acid (FFA) levels is a major factor that induces malfunction in pancreatic β-cells. We evaluated the effect of FFAs reconstituted according to the profile of circulating fatty acids found in obese adolescents on the viability and function of the murine insulinoma cell line (mouse insulinoma [MIN6]). METHODS: From fatty acids obtained commercially, plasma-FFA profiles of three different youth populations were reconstituted: obese with metabolic syndrome; obese without metabolic syndrome; and normal weight without metabolic syndrome...
August 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866631/association-of-gender-specific-risk-factors-in-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-diseases-an-nhanes-based-cross-sectional-study
#17
Xiu-E Zhang, Bei Cheng, Qian Wang, Jing-Jing Wan
In the present cross-sectional study, based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES, 2007-2010) cohorts, various risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) were analyzed (n=12,153). The variables analyzed include, demographics, comorbidities associated with MetS or CVD, behavioral and dietary factors, while the primary endpoints were the prevalence of MetS and CVD. The prevalence of MetS and CVD was slightly higher in males as compared with females (42...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865618/application-of-seaweeds-to-develop-new-food-products-with-enhanced-shelf-life-quality-and-health-related-beneficial-properties
#18
Shahin Roohinejad, Mohamed Koubaa, Francisco J Barba, Sania Saljoughian, Mehrnoush Amid, Ralf Greiner
Edible seaweeds are a good source of antioxidants, dietary fibers, essential amino acids, vitamins, phytochemicals, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and minerals. Many studies have evaluated the gelling, thickening and therapeutic properties of seaweeds when they are used individually. This review gives an overview on the nutritional, textural, sensorial, and health-related properties of food products enriched with seaweeds and seaweed extracts. The effect of seaweed incorporation on properties of meat, fish, bakery, and other food products were highlighted in depth...
September 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864989/the-long-term-effects-of-the-periconceptional-period-on-embryo-epigenetic-profile-and-phenotype-the-paternal-role-and-his-contribution-and-how-males-can-affect-offspring-s-phenotype-epigenetic-profile
#19
Emma S Lucas, Adam J Watkins
The number of adults afflicted with heart disease, obesity and diabetes, central components of metabolic disorder, has grown rapidly in recent decades, affecting up to one quarter of the world's population. Typically, these diseases are attributed to lifestyle factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking. However, studies have now identified strong associations between patterns of growth during foetal and neonatal life and an increase predisposition towards developing heart disease, obesity and diabetes in adult life...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863873/evaluation-of-the-associations-between-immunoglobulin-e-levels-and-the-number-of-natural-teeth
#20
Kyungdo Han, Eunjoo Lee, Jun-Beom Park
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the association between the number of natural teeth and the total serum immunoglobulin E (IgE), allergen-specific IgE against Dermatophagoides farina, allergen-specific IgE against cockroaches, or allergen-specific IgE against dogs with nationally representative data using the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). METHODS: This study involved a cross-sectional analysis using KNHANES data from 2010...
August 29, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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