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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908227/improved-infant-hemoglobin-hb-and-blood-glucose-concentrations-the-beneficial-effect-of-maternal-vitamin-a-supplementation-of-malaria-infected-mothers-in-ebonyi-state-nigeria
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Michael O Elom, Joseph E Eyo, Fabian C Okafor, Amos Nworie, Victor U Usanga, Gerald N Attamah, Chibueze C Igwe
One hundred and fifty-two malaria-infected pregnant women whose pregnancies had advanced to the 6th month were randomised into two study groups - supplemented and placebo groups, after obtaining their approved consents. Ten thousand international units of vitamin A soft gels were administered to the supplemented group three times per week. Vitamin A soft gels devoid of their active ingredients were administered thrice weekly to the placebo group. Two hundred thousand international units of vitamin A was administered to the supplemented groups within 8 weeks postpartum...
December 1, 2016: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904548/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-gestational-diabetes-in-high-risk-women-results-from-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#2
Shole Shahgheibi, Fariba Farhadifar, Bahar Pouya
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is common in pregnancy, leading to increase in the frequency of preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, neonatal bacterial vaginosis, and gestational diabetes. The current study was designed and implemented to investigate the effect of vitamin D during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy in reducing the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women who are at high risk [history of GDM, birth macrosomia, family history, and high body mass index (BMI)]...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903519/dairy-intake-and-fecundability-in-2-preconception-cohort-studies
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Lauren A Wise, Amelia K Wesselink, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Heidi Cueto, Kristen A Hahn, Kenneth J Rothman, Katherine L Tucker, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Elizabeth E Hatch
BACKGROUND: Animal studies have shown that a high intake of galactose, a breakdown product of lactose, increases ovarian toxicity. Few epidemiologic studies, to our knowledge, have examined the association between dairy intake and fertility, and they have had conflicting findings. OBJECTIVE: We prospectively evaluated dairy intake in relation to fecundability among women who were planning for pregnancy. DESIGN: Data were derived from preconception cohort studies in Denmark (Snart Foraeldre) and North America [PRESTO (Pregnancy Study Online)] in which women completed a validated food-frequency questionnaire 10 d after enrollment...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903510/vitamin-d-supplementation-reduces-some-at1-aa-induced-downstream-targets-implicated-in-preeclampsia-including-hypertension
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Jessica L Faulkner, Lorena M Amaral, Denise C Cornelius, Mark W Cunningham, Tarek Ibrahim, Autumn Heep, Nathan Campbell, Nathan Usry, Kedra Wallace, Florian Herse, Ralf Dechend, Babbette D LaMarca
Autoantibodies to the angiotensin II (ANGII) type I receptor (AT1-AA) are associated with preeclampsia (PE). We found that Vitamin D supplementation reduced AT1-AA and blood pressure (MAP) in the RUPP rat model of PE. However, it was undetermined if the decrease in AT1-AA was the mechanism whereby Vitamin D lowered MAP or if it was through factors downstream of AT1-AA. Uterine artery resistance index, placental ET-1 and sFlt-1 are increased with AT1-AA induced hypertension and considered markers of PE in pregnant women...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898926/assessment-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-of-beef-cows-and-calves-across-seasons-and-geographical-locations
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C D Nelson, J L Powell, D M Price, M J Hersom, J V Yelich, M E Drewnoski, S L Bird, G Allen Bridges
Vitamin D is critical for the growth and development of calves and positively contributes to immune function of cattle. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations above 20 ng/mL have traditionally been considered adequate for growth and development of cattle, but recent evidence has indicated that concentrations below 30 ng/mL are insufficient for immunity. Because little information is available regarding vitamin D status of beef cattle, the objective of this study was to evaluate vitamin D status of beef cow-calf herds on pasture as affected by season and location...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889462/maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-levels-of-mercury-manganese-iron-and-copper-in-southern-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shih-Hui Huang, Ken-Pen Weng, Ching-Chiang Lin, Chung-Cheng Wang, Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Luo-Ping Ger, Ming-Tsang Wu
BACKGROUND: The effect of maternal exposure to essential minerals and heavy metals on fetus is an important issue, which affects women around the world. Few data are available on the concentration of both essential minerals and heavy metals in maternal/fetal medicine. The aims of this study were to (1) assess the correlation of mercury (Hg), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), and copper (Cu) in paired maternal/fetal blood samples, and (2) study potential confounding factors during pregnancy. METHODS: Our study recruited 145 healthy pregnant women with a mean age of 28...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888033/prenatal-intake-of-vitamins-and-allergic-outcomes-in-the-offspring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mariam Vahdaninia, Heather Mackenzie, Suzannah Helps, Taraneh Dean
BACKGROUND: Allergic diseases have seen a rise worldwide, with children suffering the highest burden. Thus, early prevention of allergic diseases is a public health priority. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of vitamin interventions during pregnancy on developing allergic diseases in offspring. METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, SCOPUS, World Health Organization's International Clinical Trials Registration, E-theses, and Web of Science...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886045/nutrition-one-carbon-metabolism-and-neural-tube-defects-a-review
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REVIEW
Kelei Li, Mark L Wahlqvist, Duo Li
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of severe congenital malformations, induced by the combined effects of genes and the environment. The most valuable finding so far has been the protective effect of folic acid supplementation against NTDs. However, many women do not take folic acid supplements until they are pregnant, which is too late to prevent NTDs effectively. Long-term intake of folic acid-fortified food is a good choice to solve this problem, and mandatory folic acid fortification should be further promoted, especially in Europe, Asia and Africa...
November 23, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881297/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-vitamin-e-co-supplementation-on-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-pregnancy-outcomes-in-gestational-diabetes
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Mehri Jamilian, Shahrzad Hashemi Dizaji, Fereshteh Bahmani, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Maryam Karamali, Maryam Akbari, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVES: Limited data are available for assessing the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E co-supplementation on metabolic profiles and pregnancy outcomes in gestational diabetes (GDM). This study was designed to determine the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E co-supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress, inflammation and pregnancy outcomes in women with GDM. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted in 60 patients with GDM who were not taking oral hypoglycemic agents...
November 21, 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867887/cross-sectional-study-of-nutritional-markers-in-pregnancy
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Subhadra Sharma, Jai Bhagwan Sharma, Manisha Yadav, B R Usha, Sunesh Kumar, A K Mukhopadhyay
OBJECTIVES: To note the value of serum Vitamin B12, folic acid, and ferritin in normal and high-risk pregnancies (HRPs) in patients attending antenatal clinic at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study where a total of 282 patients attending Gynaecology Outpatient Department at AIIMS, New Delhi, India were recruited. Among the 282 subjects, 251 were pregnant, and 31 were controls. The serum was tested for serum Vitamin B12, serum folic acid, and serum ferritin levels using Beckman Coulter Access 2 immunoassay...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865346/maternal-fat-soluble-vitamins-brain-development-and-regulation-of-feeding-behavior-an-overview-of-research
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REVIEW
Diana Sánchez-Hernández, G Harvey Anderson, Abraham N Poon, Emanuela Pannia, Clara E Cho, Pedro S P Huot, Ruslan Kubant
Recent research shows a link between vitamin intake during pregnancy and offspring health. Inadequate intakes of water-soluble vitamins during pregnancy lead to obesity and characteristics of the metabolic syndrome, concurrent with altered developments in food intake regulatory pathways. Few studies, however, have reported on the effects of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) on the development of food intake regulatory pathways. The majority of studies to date have focused on associations between inadequate and high intakes of folic acid and vitamin D and neurocognitive development of the offspring...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862673/vitamin-d-restores-angiogenic-balance-and-decreases-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-in-a-rat-model-of-pre-eclampsia
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Jing Song, Yue Li, Ruifang An
AIM: Deficiency of vitamin D is correlated with pre-eclampsia (PE), a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, and is characterized by angiogenic imbalance and inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether vitamin D supplementation can restore the angiogenic balance and ameliorate inflammation in a rat model of PE. METHODS: PE was induced using l-nitroarginine methylester. Normal pregnant and PE-induced rats were supplemented with vitamin D on gestation days 14-19...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862146/maternal-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-is-inversely-correlated-with-fetal-serotonin
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Padma Murthi, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Martha Lappas, Harmeet Singh, Joanne Mockler, Rahana Rahman, Rebecca Lim, Bryan Leaw, James Doery, Euan M Wallace, Peter R Ebeling
OBJECTIVE: Maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been linked to impaired neurocognitive development in childhood. The mechanism by which vitamin D affects childhood neurocognition is unclear but may be via interactions with serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in fetal brain development. In this study we aimed to explore associations between maternal and fetal vitamin D concentrations, and fetal serotonin concentrations at term. STUDY DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS: Serum 25-hydroxyitamin D (25(OH)D, nmol/L) and serotonin (5-HT, nmol/L) concentrations were measured in maternal and umbilical cord blood from mother-infant pairs (n=64)...
November 12, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860192/metabolite-profiling-of-whole-murine-embryos-reveals-metabolic-perturbations-associated-with-maternal-valproate-induced-neural-tube-closure-defects
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Darya Akimova, Bogdan J Wlodarczyk, Ying Lin, M Elizabeth Ross, Richard H Finnell, Qiuying Chen, Steven S Gross
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA) is prescribed therapeutically for multiple conditions, including epilepsy. When taken during pregnancy, VPA is teratogenic, increasing the risk of several birth and developmental defects including neural tube defects (NTDs). The mechanism by which VPA causes NTDs remains controversial and how VPA interacts with folic acid (FA), a vitamin commonly recommended for the prevention of NTDs, remains uncertain. We sought to address both questions by applying untargeted metabolite profiling analysis to neural tube closure (NTC) stage mouse embryos...
November 18, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853271/foetal-programming-by-methyl-donor-deficiency-produces-steato-hepatitis-in-rats-exposed-to-high-fat-diet
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Anaïs Bison, Aude Marchal-Bressenot, Zhen Li, Ilef Elamouri, Eva Feigerlova, Lu Peng, Remi Houlgatte, Bernard Beck, Gregory Pourié, Jean-Marc Alberto, Remy Umoret, Guillaume Conroy, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Jean-Louis Guéant, Rosa-Maria Guéant-Rodriguez
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a manifestation of metabolic syndrome, which emerges as a major public health problem. Deficiency in methyl donors (folate and vitamin B12) during gestation and lactation is frequent in humans and produces foetal programming effects of metabolic syndrome, with small birth weight and liver steatosis at day 21 (d21), in rat pups. We investigated the effects of fetal programming on liver of rats born from deficient mothers (iMDD) and subsequently subjected to normal diet after d21 and high fat diet (HF) after d50...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851719/the-correlation-between-serum-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-preterm-birth
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Lixia Yang, Shilei Pan, Yufeng Zhou, Xiaoyang Wang, Aikai Qin, Yuxin Huang, Suxia Sun
BACKGROUND Preterm birth is an important cause of death and developmental disorder in neonates. Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to regulate body inflammatory factor levels that stimulate elevation of uterine contraction hormones, such as prostaglandin, thus causing preterm birth. However, current observations regarding the relationship between vitamin D and preterm birth are inconsistent. We performed a nested case-control study to investigate the effect of vitamin D on preterm birth. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective cohort study included 200 cases of pregnant women in our hospital from May 2013 to May 2015...
November 16, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847992/-esc-guidelines-on-atrial-fibrillation-2016-summary-of-the-most-relevant-recommendations-and-modifications
#17
L Eckardt, K G Häusler, U Ravens, M Borggrefe, P Kirchhof
The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on atrial fibrillation (AF) developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) were published in August 2016. These guidelines replace the revised guidelines from 2012 and contain some interesting new aspects. The topics range from the pathophysiology through diagnostics, therapy and stroke prevention up to special clinical situations, such as atrial fibrillation in cardiopathy, sport and pregnancy. Early screening, patient informed consent, individualized therapy and the modification of factors promoting atrial fibrillation are of particular importance...
December 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843556/seasonality-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-south-australian-population-study
#18
Petra E Verburg, Graeme Tucker, Wendy Scheil, Jan Jaap H M Erwich, Gus A Dekker, Claire T Roberts
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there is a seasonal variation in the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study of 60 306 eligible South Australian live-born singletons during 2007-2011 recorded in the South Australian Perinatal Statistics Collection (SAPSC) examined the incidence of GDM in relation to estimated date of conception (eDoC). Fourier series analysis was used to model seasonal trends...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843161/adding-interventions-to-mass-measles-vaccinations-in-india
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Mira Johri, Stéphane Verguet, Shaun K Morris, Jitendar K Sharma, Usha Ram, Cindy Gauvreau, Edward Jones, Prabhat Jha, Mark Jit
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the impact on mortality of offering a hypothetical set of technically feasible, high-impact interventions for maternal and child survival during India's 2010-2013 measles supplementary immunization activity. METHODS: We developed Lives Saved Tool models for 12 Indian states participating in the supplementary immunization, based on state- and sex-specific data on mortality from India's Million Deaths Study and on health services coverage from Indian household surveys...
October 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832646/the-impact-of-a-standardized-oral-multinutrient-supplementation-on-embryo-quality-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#20
Kazem Nouri, Katharina Walch, Andrea Weghofer, Martin Imhof, Christian Egarter, Johannes Ott
The role of micronutrients in fertility has recently gained increased attention. We aimed to test the impact of a standardized, multinutrient supplementation on outcomes after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in a pilot study. One hundred women undergoing IVF/ICSI were prospectively included and randomized to receive either a multinutrient supplementation named PROfertil® female that included folic acid, selenium, vitamin E, catechins, glycyrrhizin, diosgenin, damiana and omega-3-fatty acids (study group; n = 50), or 400 µg folic acid (control group; n = 50)...
November 11, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
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