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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646548/targeted-calorie-message-promotes-healthy-beverage-consumption-better-than-charity-incentive
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Peggy Policastro, Taylor Palm, Janet Schwartz, Gretchen Chapman
OBJECTIVE: Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is cited as a major contributor to the U.S. obesity epidemic. The objective of this paper was to leverage insights from behavioral economics to examine whether nudges would entice college students to save meal calories by choosing water over SSBs. METHODS: Three message-based nudge interventions, with washout periods between, were used during the 7-week study. Calorie savings (self-interest), charity (prosocial), or charity-plus-calorie message posters were displayed in a college-based food franchise...
June 24, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645711/proteome-dynamics-during-post-desiccation-recovery-reveal-convergence-of-desiccation-and-gamma-radiation-stress-response-pathways-in-deinococcus-radiodurans
#2
Aman Kumar Ujaoney, Mahesh Kumar Padwal, Bhakti Basu
Deinococcus radiodurans is inherently resistant to both ionizing radiation and desiccation. Fifteen months of desiccation was found to be the LD50 dose for D. radiodurans. Desiccated cells of D. radiodurans entered 6h of growth arrest during post-desiccation recovery (PDR). Proteome dynamics during PDR were mapped by resolving cellular proteins by 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry. At least 41 proteins, represented by 51 spots on proteome profiles, were differentially expressed throughout PDR...
June 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639973/sugar-sweetened-beverages-and-cardiometabolic-health
#3
Vasanti S Malik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: It is widely accepted that sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) are implicated in weight gain and adverse cardiometabolic heath. To make informed recommendations about SSB, new evidence needs to be considered against existing literature. The present review will provide an update on the epidemiological and trial evidence linking intake of SSB to cardiometabolic outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: The weight of the evidence from prospective cohort studies supports a strong positive association between intake of SSB and weight gain and risk type 2 diabetes (T2D) and coronary heart disease (CHD) that is independent of adiposity...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628126/consumption-of-sugar-sweetened-beverages-and-type-2-diabetes-incidence-in-thai-adults-results-from-an-8-year-prospective-study
#4
K Papier, C D'Este, C Bain, C Banwell, S Seubsman, A Sleigh, S Jordan
BACKGROUND: The global prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is high and is increasing in countries undergoing rapid socio-economic development, including Thailand. Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake may contribute to the risk of developing T2DM. However, few studies have assessed this association in Asian populations, and the results have been inconsistent. We aimed to assess that association in a prospective study of Thai adults. METHODS: Data were from Thai Cohort Study participants surveyed in 2005, 2009 and 2013...
June 19, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620628/reduction-of-sugar-sweetened-beverage-consumption-in-elementary-school-students-using-an-educational-curriculum-of-beverage-sugar-content
#5
Jason Rauba, Ammar Tahir, Brett Milford, Ashley Toll, Valerie Benedict, Chi Wang, Lynn Chehab, Timothy Sanborn
Introduction: Given the known association between sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake and poorer health, we instituted an educational curriculum to reduce student consumption of SSBs. Methods: The program included third- to fifth-grade students. A simple demonstration using teaspoons of sugar or small candies showed students the quantity of added sugar in common beverages. This amount of sugar was compared to the daily limit recommended by the American Heart Association. Key principles were reinforced over a 4-month period...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619037/ifn-%C3%AE-1-with-th17-axis-cytokines-and-ifn-%C3%AE-define-different-subsets-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
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Vilija Oke, Susanna Brauner, Anders Larsson, Johanna Gustafsson, Agneta Zickert, Iva Gunnarsson, Elisabet Svenungsson
BACKGROUND: Interferon (IFN)-α is thought to have a pivotal role in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and type III IFNs (IFN-λ) were recently also associated with SLE. In this study, we measured levels of IFN-α, IFN-λ1, and related cytokines, such as IL-17A, IL-23, and interferon-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), in a Karolinska University Hospital cohort of patients with SLE and control subjects. The objective of the study was to investigate if cytokine measurements could identify different subsets of patients with active SLE and higher disease damage...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615444/the-human-mitochondrial-single-strand-dna-binding-protein-displays-distinct-kinetics-and-thermodynamics-of-dna-binding-and-exchange
#7
Yufeng Qian, Kenneth A Johnson
The human mitochondrial SSB (mtSSB) is a homo-tetrameric protein, involved in mtDNA replication and maintenance. Although mtSSB is structurally similar to SSB from Escherichia coli (EcoSSB), it lacks the C-terminal disordered domain but little is known about the biophysics of mtSSB-ssDNA interactions. Here, we characterized the kinetics and thermodynamics of mtSSB binding to ssDNA by equilibrium titrations and stopped-flow kinetic measurements. We show that the mtSSB tetramer can bind to ssDNA in two distinct binding modes: (SSB)30 and (SSB)60, defined by DNA binding site sizes of 30 and 60 nt, respectively...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615377/after-mexico-implemented-a-tax-purchases-of-sugar-sweetened-beverages-decreased-and-of-water-increased-difference-by-place-of-residence-household-composition-and-income-level
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M Arantxa Colchero, Mariana Molina, Carlos M Guerrero-López
Background: In January 2014, Mexico implemented a tax on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) purchases of 1 peso/L.Objective: We examined the heterogeneity of changes in nonalcoholic beverage (SSB and bottled water) purchases after the tax was implemented by household income, urban and rural strata, and household composition.Methods: We used 4 rounds of the National Income and Expenditure Surveys: 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. Changes in purchases in per capita liters per week were estimated with the use of 2-part models to adjust for nonpurchases...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610655/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Ana-Luisa Stefanski, Christian Tomiak, Uwe Pleyer, Thomas Dietrich, Gerd Rüdiger Burmester, Thomas Dörner
BACKGROUND: Sjögren's syndrome is one of the more common inflammatory rheumatological diseases, with a prevalence of at least 0.4% in Germany. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. Special attention is drawn to updated classification criteria and current treatment recommendations. RESULTS: Sjögren's syndrome has a wide variety of presentations, ranging from the local involvement of exocrine glands with keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia (the leading signs of the disease) to the systemic, extraglandular involvement of multiple organs...
May 26, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609781/a-data-driven-structural-model-of-hssb1-nabp2-obfc2b-self-oligomerization
#10
Christine Touma, Mark N Adams, Nicholas W Ashton, Michael Mizzi, Serene El-Kamand, Derek J Richard, Liza Cubeddu, Roland Gamsjaeger
The maintenance of genome stability depends on the ability of the cell to repair DNA efficiently. Single-stranded DNA binding proteins (SSBs) play an important role in DNA processing events such as replication, recombination and repair. While the role of human single-stranded DNA binding protein 1 (hSSB1/NABP2/OBFC2B) in the repair of double-stranded breaks has been well established, we have recently shown that it is also essential for the base excision repair (BER) pathway following oxidative DNA damage. However, unlike in DSB repair, the formation of stable hSSB1 oligomers under oxidizing conditions is an important prerequisite for its proper function in BER...
June 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608806/targeting-overconsumption-of-sugar-sweetened-beverages-vs-overall-poor-diet-quality-for-cardiometabolic-diseases-risk-prevention-place-your-bets
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REVIEW
Benoit J Arsenault, Benoît Lamarche, Jean-Pierre Després
Chronic overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is amongst the dietary factors most consistently found to be associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in large epidemiological studies. Intervention studies have shown that SSB overconsumption increases intra-abdominal obesity and ectopic lipid deposition in the liver, and also exacerbates cardiometabolic risk. Similar to the prevalence of obesity and T2D, national surveys of food consumption have shown that chronic overconsumption of SSBs is skyrocketing in many parts of the world, yet with marked heterogeneity across countries...
June 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607160/a-pria-mutant-expressed-in-two-pieces-has-almost-full-activity-in-e-coli-k-12
#12
Maxime Leroux, Niketa Jani, Steven J Sandler
The ability to restart broken DNA replication forks is essential across all domains of life. In Escherichia coli, the priA, priB, priC and dnaT genes encode the Replication Restart Proteins (RRPs) to accomplish this task. PriA plays a critical role in Replication Restart such that its absence reveals a dramatic phenotype: poor growth, high basal levels of SOS expression, poorly partitioned nucleoids (Par(-)), UV sensitivity and recombination deficiency. PriA has 733 amino acids and its structure is composed of six domains that enable it to bind to DNA replication fork-like structures, re-model the strands of DNA, interact with SSB (single-stranded DNA binding protein), PriB and DnaT, and display ATPase, helicase and translocase activities...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606573/a-modeling-study-of-beverage-substitution-and-obesity-outcomes-among-australian-adults
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Miaobing Zheng, Zhixian Sui, Zhangrong Li, Anna Rangan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the cross-sectional associations among sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, its substitution with beverage alternatives, and obesity outcomes in an Australian population. METHODS: We used data from 9341 adults ages ≥19 y from the 2011-2012 Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. Multivariate linear regression with adjustment for covariates was used to examine the associations between SSB consumption and body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC)...
July 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605670/ssb-recruitment-of-exonuclease-i-aborts-template-switching-in-escherichia-coli
#14
Laura T Laranjo, Stephen J Gross, Danna M Zeiger, Susan T Lovett
Misalignment of a nascent strand and the use of an alternative template during DNA replication, a process termed "template-switching", can give rise to frequent mutations and genetic rearrangements. Mutational hotspots are frequently found associated with imperfect inverted repeats ("quasipalindromes" or "QPs") in many organisms, including bacteriophage, bacteria, yeast and mammals. Evidence suggests that QPs mutate by a replication template-switch whereby one copy of the inverted repeat templates synthesis of the other...
June 3, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605141/anti-ena-antibody-profiles-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#15
Christine M Litwin, Angela R Rourk
BACKGROUND: The presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) has been described following hepatitis C virus (HCV). Very few studies have investigated the presence of anti-extractable nuclear antigens (ENA) in HCV infection. METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of ENA antibodies in 100 patients with HCV infection compared to the prevalence of ENA antibodies in 100 healthy control patients. Sera from patients were tested for ENA using a multiplex microbead immunoassay...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590137/monitoring-the-retention-of-human-pcna-at-primer-template-junctions-by-proteins-that-bind-single-stranded-dna
#16
Mark Hedglin, Mahesh Aitha, Stephen J Benkovic
In humans, PCNA sliding clamps encircling DNA coordinate various aspects of DNA metabolism throughout the cell cycle. A critical aspect of this is restricting PCNA to the vicinity of its DNA target site. For example, PCNA must be maintained at/near primer/template (P/T) junctions during DNA synthesis. With a diverse array of cellular factors implicated, many of which interact with PCNA, DNA, or both, it is unknown how this critical feat is achieved. Furthermore, current biochemical assays that examine the retention of PCNA near P/T junctions are inefficient, discontinuous, qualitative, and significantly deviate from physiologically-relevant conditions...
June 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588104/a-content-analysis-of-outdoor-non-alcoholic-beverage-advertisements-in-ghana
#17
Marie A Bragg, Tamara Hardoby, Natasha G Pandit, Yemi R Raji, Gbenga Ogedegbe
OBJECTIVES: This was a two-part descriptive study designed to (1) assess the marketing themes and sugar content of beverages promoted in outdoor advertisements (ads) within a portion of Accra, Ghana and (2) quantify the types of ads that appeared along the Accra-Cape Coast Highway. SETTING: A 4.7 km(2) area of Accra, Ghana and a 151 km region along the highway represented the target areas for collecting photos of outdoor beverage ads. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Number and types of beverage ads, sugar content of beverage products featured in ads and marketing themes used in ads...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587533/public-attitudes-and-support-for-a-sugar-sweetened-beverage-tax-in-america-s-heartland
#18
Laurel E Curry, Todd Rogers, Pam Williams, Ghada Homsi, Jeff Willett, Carol L Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Policy and environmental strategies are part of a comprehensive approach to obesity prevention. We investigated the association between public attitudes about how the environment influences health and support for a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax in Kansas. METHOD: We collected data via a 2014 representative dual-frame (cellular and landline) telephone survey of 2,203 adult Kansans regarding healthy eating policy support and beliefs about obesity causes and solutions...
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586472/maternal-consumption-of-artificially-sweetened-beverages-during-pregnancy-and-offspring-growth-through-7-years-of-age-a-prospective-cohort-study
#19
Yeyi Zhu, Sjurdur F Olsen, Pauline Mendola, Thorhallur I Halldorsson, Shristi Rawal, Stefanie N Hinkle, Edwina H Yeung, Jorge E Chavarro, Louise G Grunnet, Charlotta Granström, Anne A Bjerregaard, Frank B Hu, Cuilin Zhang
Background: Artificial sweeteners are widely replacing caloric sweeteners. Data on long-term impact of artificially sweetened beverage (ASB) consumption during pregnancy on offspring obesity risk are lacking. We prospectively investigated intake of ASBs and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) during pregnancy in relation to offspring growth through age 7 years among high-risk children born to women with gestational diabetes. Methods: In a prospective study of 918 mother-singleton child dyads from the Danish National Birth Cohort, maternal dietary intake was assessed by a food frequency questionnaire during pregnancy...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586351/reducing-us-cardiovascular-disease-burden-and-disparities-through-national-and-targeted-dietary-policies-a-modelling-study
#20
Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Piotr Bandosz, Colin D Rehm, Jose Penalvo, Laurie Whitsel, Tom Gaziano, Zach Conrad, Parke Wilde, Renata Micha, Ffion Lloyd-Williams, Simon Capewell, Dariush Mozaffarian, Martin O'Flaherty
BACKGROUND: Large socio-economic disparities exist in US dietary habits and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. While economic incentives have demonstrated success in improving dietary choices, the quantitative impact of different dietary policies on CVD disparities is not well established. We aimed to quantify and compare the potential effects on total CVD mortality and disparities of specific dietary policies to increase fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and reduce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in the US...
June 2017: PLoS Medicine
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