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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914660/mediterranean-diet-impact-on-cardiovascular-diseases-a-narrative-review
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Anna V Mattioli, Pasquale Palmiero, Olivia Manfrini, Paolo E Puddu, Savina Nodari, Alessandra Dei Cas, Giuseppe Mercuro, Domenico Scrutinio, Pietro Palermo, Susanna Sciomer, Simona Di Francesco, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Novo, Roberto F E Pedretti, Annapaola Zito, Gianfranco Parati, Roberto Pedrinelli, Alberto Farinetti, Maria Maiello, Federica Moscucci, Raffaele L Tenaglia, Vincenzo Sucato, Marco Triggiani, Lucia Cugusi, Pietro Scicchitano, Pier S Saba, Marco M Ciccone
: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for more than 17 million deaths per year worldwide. It has been estimated that the influence of lifestyle on CVD mortality amounts to 13.7% for smoking, 13.2% for poor diet, and 12% for inactive lifestyle. These results deeply impact both the healthy status of individuals and their skills in working. The impact of CVD on productivity loss accounts for the 24% in total costs for CVD management.Mediterranean diet (MedD) can positively impact on natural history of CVD. It is characterized by a relatively high consumption of inexpensive and genuine food such as cereals, vegetables, legumes, nuts, fish, fresh fruits, and olive oil as the principal source of fat, low meat consumption and low-to-moderate consumption of milk, dairy products, and wine...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911936/exercise-training-in-patients-with-pulmonary-and-systemic-hypertension-a-unique-therapy-for-two-different-diseases
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REVIEW
Massimo Leggio, Augusto Fusco, Giorgio Limongelli, Luca Sgorbini
Pulmonary hypertension is a potentially life-threatening condition. Given its evolving definition, the incidence and prevalence of the disease is difficult to define, but registries suggest an increased global awareness. The management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension is highly specialised and requires multi-disciplinary input from a range of healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, respiratory physicians, rheumatologists, rehabilitation physicians and cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903960/biomarkers-of-food-intake-and-nutrient-status-are-associated-with-glucose-tolerance-status-and-development-of-type-2-diabetes-in-older-swedish-women
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Otto Savolainen, Mads Vendelbo Lind, Göran Bergström, Björn Fagerberg, Ann-Sofie Sandberg, Alastair Ross
Background: Diet is frequently associated with both the development and prevention of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but there is a lack of objective tools for assessing the relation between diet and T2D. Biomarkers of dietary intake are unconfounded by recall and reporting bias, and using multiple dietary biomarkers could help strengthen the link between a healthy diet and the prevention of T2D.Objective: The objective of this study was to explore how diet is related to glucose tolerance status (GTS) and to future development of T2D irrespective of common T2D and cardiovascular disease risk factors by using multiple dietary biomarkers...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903110/flavor-perception-and-preference-development-in-human-infants
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Catherine A Forestell
As most parents and caregivers are aware, feeding children a nutritionally balanced diet can be challenging. Children are born with a biological predisposition to prefer sweet and to avoid bitter foods such as green leafy vegetables. It has been hypothesized that this predisposition evolved to attract children to energy-dense foods while discouraging the consumption of toxins. Although this may have enhanced survival in environments historically characterized by food scarcity, it is clearly maladaptive in many of today's food environments where children are surrounded by an abundance of sweet-tasting, unhealthful foods and beverages that place them at risk for excessive weight gain...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894509/effects-of-polyphenol-intake-on-metabolic-syndrome-current-evidences-from-human-trials
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REVIEW
Gemma Chiva-Blanch, Lina Badimon
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors which severely increases the risk of type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Several epidemiological studies have observed a negative association between polyphenol intake and MetS rates. Nevertheless, there are relatively small numbers of interventional studies evidencing this association. This review is focused on human interventional trials with polyphenols as polyphenol-rich foods and dietary patterns rich in polyphenols in patients with MetS...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889235/genotoxic-potential-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-from-the-combustion-of-first-and-second-generation-biodiesel-fuels-the-fuelhealth-project
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Magdalena Kowalska, Aneta Wegierek-Ciuk, Kamil Brzoska, Maria Wojewodzka, Sylwia Meczynska-Wielgosz, Joanna Gromadzka-Ostrowska, Remigiusz Mruk, Johan Øvrevik, Marcin Kruszewski, Anna Lankoff
Epidemiological data indicate that exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) from traffic emissions is associated with higher risk of morbidity and mortality related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, accelerated progression of atherosclerotic plaques, and possible lung cancer. While the impact of DEPs from combustion of fossil diesel fuel on human health has been extensively studied, current knowledge of DEPs from combustion of biofuels provides limited and inconsistent information about its mutagenicity and genotoxicity, as well as possible adverse health risks...
September 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887684/plant-based-nutrition-an-essential-component-of-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-and-management
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REVIEW
Hena Patel, Sonal Chandra, Sarah Alexander, Jeffrey Soble, Kim Allan Williams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to summarize and discuss the role of plant-based nutrition as an adjunct to the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Discussion of nutrition and the benefits of a plant-based diet should be highlighted during healthcare provider visits as an essential part of the overall CVD prevention and management care plan. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence from prospective cohort studies indicates that a high consumption of predominantly plant-based foods, such as fruit and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains, is associated with a significantly lower risk of CVD...
September 8, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886599/associations-between-greenness-impervious-surface-area-and-nighttime-lights-on-biomarkers-of-vascular-aging-in-chennai-india
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Kevin J Lane, Eleanor C Stokes, Karen C Seto, Sadagopan Thanikachalam, Mohan Thanikachalam, Michelle L Bell
BACKGROUND: India is undergoing rapid urbanization with simultaneous increases in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As urban areas become home to an increasing share of the world's population, it is important to understand relationships between the built environment and progression towards CVD. OBJECTIVE: We assessed associations between multiple measures of the built environment and biomarkers of early vascular aging (EVA) in the Population Study of Urban, Rural and Semiurban Regions for the Detection of Endovascular Disease and Prevalence of Risk Factors and Holistic Intervention Study (PURSE-HIS) in Chennai, India...
August 2, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869285/microbiota-a-mediator-to-transform-glucosinolate-precursors-in-cruciferous-vegetables-to-the-active-isothiocyanates
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REVIEW
Sicong Tian, Peng Lei, Xiaodong Liu, Xiaohong Zhang, Yujuan Shan
Isothiocyanates (ITCs), such as sulforaphane (SFN), exhibit powerful biological functions in fighting cancers, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. They normally exist as glucosinolates (GLSs) in cruciferous vegetables, which are not themselves bioactive until they are degraded by myrosinase to form the ITCs. Myrosinase co-exists in the same plants but is normally kept apart from GLSs in different apparatus. A key point is that myrosinase is temperature-sensitive and can be inactivated upon exposure to temperatures over 60°C, as typically occurs during cooking...
September 4, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867958/relationships-between-bioactive-compound-content-and%C3%A2-the-antiplatelet-and-antioxidant-activities-of-six-allium-vegetable-species
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Hebe Vanesa Beretta, Florencia Bannoud, Marina Insani, Federico Berli, Pablo Hirschegger, Claudio Rómulo Galmarini, Pablo Federico Cavagnaro
Allium sp. vegetables are widely consumed for their characteristic flavour. Additionally, their consumption may provide protection against cardiovascular disease due to their antiplatelet and antioxidant activities. Although antiplatelet and antioxidant activities in Allium sp. are generally recognised, comparative studies of antiplatelet and antioxidant potency among the main Allium vegetable species are lacking. Also, the relationship between organosulfur and phenolic compounds and these biological activities has not been well established...
June 2017: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864331/fruit-vegetable-and-legume-intake-and-cardiovascular-disease-and-deaths-in-18-countries-pure-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Victoria Miller, Andrew Mente, Mahshid Dehghan, Sumathy Rangarajan, Xiaohe Zhang, Sumathi Swaminathan, Gilles Dagenais, Rajeev Gupta, Viswanathan Mohan, Scott Lear, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Aletta E Schutte, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Alvaro Avezum, Yuksel Altuntas, Khalid Yusoff, Noorhassim Ismail, Nasheeta Peer, Jephat Chifamba, Rafael Diaz, Omar Rahman, Noushin Mohammadifard, Fernando Lana, Katarzyna Zatonska, Andreas Wielgosz, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Romaina Iqbal, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Rasha Khatib, Annika Rosengren, V Raman Kutty, Wei Li, Jiankang Liu, Xiaoyun Liu, Lu Yin, Koon Teo, Sonia Anand, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: The association between intake of fruits, vegetables, and legumes with cardiovascular disease and deaths has been investigated extensively in Europe, the USA, Japan, and China, but little or no data are available from the Middle East, South America, Africa, or south Asia. METHODS: We did a prospective cohort study (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology [PURE] in 135 335 individuals aged 35 to 70 years without cardiovascular disease from 613 communities in 18 low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries in seven geographical regions: North America and Europe, South America, the Middle East, south Asia, China, southeast Asia, and Africa...
August 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863390/more-than-clean-air-and-tranquillity-residential-green-is-independently-associated-with-decreasing-mortality
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Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh, David Faeh, Marco Kaufmann, Jean Marc Wunderli, Martin Röösli
Green space may improve health by enabling physical activity and recovery from stress or by decreased pollution levels. We investigated the association between residential green (greenness or green space) and mortality in adults using the Swiss National Cohort (SNC) by mutually considering air pollution and transportation noise exposure. To reflect residential green at the address level, two different metrics were derived: normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) for greenness, and high resolution land use classification data to identify green spaces (LU-green)...
August 29, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856164/the-relationship-between-clinical-parameters-and-lifestyle-variables-among-patients-with-severity-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-a-cross-sectional-analysis-based-on-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-stenosis
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Hossein Mohseni Pouya, Sima Esmaeili Shahmirzadi, Khadijeh Hajimiri, Fereshteh Majlessi, Mohsen Bagheri
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death all over the world. Lifestyle can have an important role not only in reducing risk factors but also in the prevention and treatment of coronary heart diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between clinical parameters and various aspects of patients' lifestyles according to the severity of their coronary artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a descriptive, analytic study carried out on 220 patients undergoing coronary angiography at Mazandaran Heart Center...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845530/association-between-the-antioxidant-uric-acid-and-depression-and-antidepressant-medication-use-in-96-989-individuals
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M K Wium-Andersen, C J Kobylecki, S Afzal, B G Nordestgaard
OBJECTIVE: In the last decade, several studies have suggested that depression is accompanied by increased oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant defenses. We tested the hypothesis that high levels of the antioxidant uric acid are associated with lower risk of hospitalization with depression and use of prescription antidepressant medication. METHOD: We examined plasma levels of the antioxidant uric acid in 96 989 individuals from two independent cohort studies...
August 28, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840462/a-heart-healthy-diet-recent-insights-and-practical-recommendations
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REVIEW
Monica Dinu, Giuditta Pagliai, Francesco Sofi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to review the current evidence on the relationship between diet and heart, giving practical recommendations for cardiovascular prevention. RECENT FINDINGS: A heart-healthy diet should maximize the consumption of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and legumes and discourage the consumption of meat and meat products as well as refined and processed foods. Plant-based diets fully meet these criteria, and the evidence supporting the protective effect of these dietary patterns evolved rapidly in recent years...
August 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836619/beyond-gut-feelings-how-the-gut-microbiota-regulates-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Francine Z Marques, Charles R Mackay, David M Kaye
Hypertension is the leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, and is estimated to cause 9.4 million deaths globally every year. The pathogenesis of hypertension is complex, but lifestyle factors such as diet are important contributors to the disease. High dietary intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with reduced blood pressure and lower cardiovascular mortality. A critical relationship between dietary intake and the composition of the gut microbiota has been described in the literature, and a growing body of evidence supports the role of the gut microbiota in the regulation of blood pressure...
August 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828044/nutritional-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-north-west-households-in-iran-is-knowledge-likely-to-become-practice
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Sakineh Nouri Saeidlou, Fariba Babaei, Parvin Ayremlou
BACKGROUND: Nutritional factors have an important role in the incidence of non-communicable diseases and they are strong predictors of cardiovascular risk among adolescents. This study was conducted to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of urban and rural households towards the principles of nutrition in West Azerbaijan Province. DESIGN AND METHODS: This cross sectional population based study was conducted among 455 urban and rural households. The sampling method at households' level in each area was the single stage cluster sampling...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825653/longitudinal-associations-of-high-fructose-diet-with-cardiovascular-events-and-potential-risk-factors-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
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Zahra Bahadoran, Parvin Mirmiran, Maryam Tohidi, Fereidoun Azizi
The relationship between fructose and cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains controversial. In this study, we aimed to assess possible association of dietary intakes of fructose with the risk of CVD events in a prospective population-based study. Participants without CVD (n = 2369) were recruited from the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study and followed a mean of 6.7 years. Dietary data were collected using a validated 168 item semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Dietary total fructose (TF) intake was calculated by sum of natural fructose (NF) in fruits and vegetables and added fructose (AF) in commercial foods...
August 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820277/natural-phospholipids-occurrence-biosynthesis-separation-identification-and-beneficial-health-aspects
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Abdelmoneim H Ali, Xiaoqiang Zou, Sherif M Abed, Sameh A Korma, Qingzhe Jin, Xingguo Wang
During the last years, phospholipids (PLs) have attracted great attention because of their crucial roles in providing nutritional values, technological and medical applications. There are considerable proofs that PLs have unique nutritional benefits on human health, such as reducing cholesterol absorption, improving liver functions, and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. PLs are the main structural lipid components of cell and organelle membranes in all living organisms, and therefore, they occur in all organisms and the derived food products...
August 18, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811706/therapeutic-potential-of-flavonoids-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-comprehensive-review
#20
REVIEW
Ali Salaritabar, Behrad Darvishi, Farzaneh Hadjiakhoondi, Azadeh Manayi, Antoni Sureda, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Leo R Fitzpatrick, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee
The inflammatory process plays a central role in the development and progression of numerous pathological situations, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disorders. IBDs involve inflammation of the gastrointestinal area and mainly comprise Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Both pathological situations usually involve recurring or bloody diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss. There is at present no pharmacological cure for CD or UC...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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