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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318254/phosphate-fertilizer-and-growing-environment-changes-the-phytochemicals-oil-quality-and-nutritional-composition-of-roundup-ready-gm-and-conventional-soybean
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Tatiane Scilewski da Costa Zanatta, Roberta Manica-Berto, Cristiano Dietrich Ferreira, Michele Maciel Crizel Cardozo, Cesar Valmor Rombaldi, Rui Carlos Zambiazi, Álvaro Renato Guerra Dias
The phosphorus intake (P), genotype, and growth environment in soybean cultivation can affect the composition of the bean. This experiment was conducted in two locations (microregion I and microregion II) by using a randomized complete block design, including conventional soybean cultivars (BRS Sambaíba), genetically modified cultivars (Msoy 9144 Roundup Ready-RR), and varying doses of phosphorus fertilizer (0, 60, 120, and 240 kg/ ha P2O5). Soybeans were evaluated for chemical composition, total phenols, phytic acid, individual isoflavones, antioxidant activity, oil quality, fatty acid profile, total carotenoids, and individual tocopherols...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317317/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-caffeine-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Mahshad Kolahdouzan, Mazen J Hamadeh
Caffeine is the most widely used psychostimulant in Western countries, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic properties. In Alzheimer's disease (AD), caffeine is beneficial in both men and women, in humans and animals. Similar effects of caffeine were observed in men with Parkinson's disease (PD); however, the effect of caffeine in female PD patients is controversial due to caffeine's competition with estrogen for the estrogen-metabolizing enzyme, CYP1A2. Studies conducted in animal models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) showed protective effects of A2A R antagonism...
April 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314639/acute-dark-chocolate-ingestion-is-beneficial-for-hemodynamics-via-enhancement-of-erythrocyte-deformability-in-healthy-humans
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Jana Radosinska, Martina Horvathova, Karel Frimmel, Jana Muchova, Maria Vidosovicova, Rastislav Vazan, Iveta Bernatova
Erythrocyte deformability is an important property of erythrocytes that considerably affects blood flow and hemodynamics. The high content of polyphenols present in dark chocolate has been reported to play a protective role in functionality of erythrocytes. We hypothesized that chocolate might influence erythrocytes not only after repeated chronic intake, but also immediately after its ingestion. Thus, we determined the acute effect of dark chocolate and milk (with lower content of biologically active substances) chocolate intake on erythrocyte deformability...
March 7, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314621/docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-an-essential-nutrient-and-a-nutraceutical-for-brain-health-and-diseases
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Grace Y Sun, Agnes Simonyi, Kevin L Fritsche, Dennis Y Chuang, Mark Hannink, Zezong Gu, C Michael Greenlief, Jeffrey K Yao, James C Lee, David Q Beversdorf
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) enriched in phospholipids in the brain and retina, is known to play multi-functional roles in brain health and diseases. While arachidonic acid (AA) is released from membrane phospholipids by cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), DHA is linked to action of the Ca(2+)-independent iPLA2. DHA undergoes enzymatic conversion by 15-lipoxygenase (Alox 15) to form oxylipins including resolvins and neuroprotectins, which are powerful lipid mediators. DHA can also undergo non-enzymatic conversion by reacting with oxygen free radicals (ROS), which cause the production of 4-hydoxyhexenal (4-HHE), an aldehyde derivative which can form adducts with DNA, proteins and lipids...
March 10, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303426/the-mechanisms-of-air-pollution-and-particulate-matter-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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Antonella Fiordelisi, Prisco Piscitelli, Bruno Trimarco, Enrico Coscioni, Guido Iaccarino, Daniela Sorriento
Clinical and epidemiological studies demonstrate that short- and long-term exposure to air pollution increases mortality due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Given the increased industrialization and the increased sources of pollutants (i.e., cars exhaust emissions, cigarette smoke, industry emissions, burning of fossil fuels, incineration of garbage), air pollution has become a key public health issue to solve. Among pollutants, the particulate matter (PM) is a mixture of solid and liquid particles which differently affects human health depending on their size (i...
March 16, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302075/renal-effects-of-metallothionein-induction-by-zinc-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Moritz Schanz, Lea Schaaf, Juergen Dippon, Dagmar Biegger, Peter Fritz, Mark Dominik Alscher, Martin Kimmel
BACKGROUND: Metallothionein (MTT) is an endogenous antioxidant that can be induced by both zinc (Zn) and ischemia. In kidneys, increased MTT expression exerts a putative protective role in diabetes and hypoxia. Our goal was to further investigate the behavior of MTT under the influence of Zn and hypoxia in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: MTT expression was measured in vitro in cell cultures of proximal tubular cells (LCC-PK1) by immune-histochemistry and real-time PCR after incubation with increasing concentrations of Zn under hypoxic and non-hypoxic conditions...
March 16, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301692/vitamin-c-supplementation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Lena Al-Khudairy, Nadine Flowers, Rebecca Wheelhouse, Obadah Ghannam, Louise Hartley, Saverio Stranges, Karen Rees
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient and powerful antioxidant. Observational studies have shown an inverse relationship between vitamin C intake and major cardiovascular events and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Results from clinical trials are less consistent. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of vitamin C supplementation as a single supplement for the primary prevention of CVD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases on 11 May 2016: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in the Cochrane Library; MEDLINE (Ovid); Embase Classic and Embase (Ovid); Web of Science Core Collection (Thomson Reuters); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE); Health Technology Assessment Database and Health Economics Evaluations Database in the Cochrane Library...
March 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300773/the-low-fodmap-diet-many-question-marks-for-a-catchy-acronym
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REVIEW
Giulia Catassi, Elena Lionetti, Simona Gatti, Carlo Catassi
FODMAP, "Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides And Polyols", is a heterogeneous group of highly fermentable but poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates and polyols. Dietary FODMAPs might exacerbate intestinal symptoms by increasing small intestinal water volume, colonic gas production, and intestinal motility. In recent years the low-FODMAP diet for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has gained increasing popularity. In the present review we aim to summarize the physiological, clinical, and nutritional issues, suggesting caution in the prolonged use of this dietary treatment on the basis of the existing literature...
March 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298268/effects-of-dietary-flavonoids-on-reverse-cholesterol-transport-hdl-metabolism-and-hdl-function
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REVIEW
Courtney L Millar, Quinn Duclos, Christopher N Blesso
Strong experimental evidence confirms that HDL directly alleviates atherosclerosis. HDL particles display diverse atheroprotective functions in reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiapoptotic processes. In certain inflammatory disease states, however, HDL particles may become dysfunctional and proatherogenic. Flavonoids show the potential to improve HDL function through their well-documented effects on cellular antioxidant status and inflammation. The aim of this review is to summarize the basic science and clinical research examining the effects of dietary flavonoids on RCT and HDL function...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298158/intake-of-saffron-reduces-%C3%AE-radiation-induced-genotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-in-mice
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Apurva Koul, Suresh K Abraham
Saffron (SAF), the dried stigmas of Crocus sativus is commonly used for flavouring and coloring food. Studies on bioactivity of SAF have demonstrated its in vivo antioxidant activity. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of SAF intake on γ-radiation (RAD) induced: (a) chromosomal damage, (b) oxidative stress in liver and brain and (c) histopathological effects in the intestinal cells and male germ cells in mice. Freeze-dried aqueous extract of SAF was used for the experiments. Our preliminary cell-free DNA nicking assay using pBR322 DNA revealed protective effects of freeze-dried SAF extract against hydroxyl radical induced DNA damage...
March 15, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297743/a-simple-headspace-gc-ms-method-for-the-quantitative-determination-of-the-release-of-the-antioxidants-butylated-hydroxyanisole-and-butylated-hydroxytoluene-from-chewing-gum
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Enrico Davoli, Antonio Bastone, Giancarlo Bianchi, Mario Salmona, Luisa Diomede
RATIONALE: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are widely used to prevent oxidation and rancidity in foodstuffs, pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetic formulations. Although their safety has been thoroughly investigated, possible endocrine side-effects have been suggested. A useful method for the determination of BHA and BHT in foods is needed to estimate their daily intake through the diet. METHODS: We selected commercial chewing gum as a model of complex food matrix and developed a new method based on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry...
March 15, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295656/effect-of-dietary-polyphenol-rich-grape-seed-on-growth-performance-antioxidant-capacity-and-ileal-microflora-in-broiler-chicks
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S H Abu Hafsa, S A Ibrahim
In this study, we examined the effect of dietary supplementation with grape seed (GS) on the performance, carcass traits, plasma biochemistry, antioxidant status and ileal microflora in broilers. Experiment diets included a control diet (without additive) and three levels of GS powder (10, 20 and 40 g/kg of diet). Each diet was fed to a total of 300 one-day-old Cobb-500 chicks for 42 days. The addition of 20 g/kg of GS to the basal diet increased final body weight and body weight gain, improved the feed conversion ratio and did not affect feed intake...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293540/inverse-association-between-dietary-intake-of-selected-carotenoids-and-vitamin-c-and-risk-of-lung-cancer
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Martine Shareck, Marie-Claude Rousseau, Anita Koushik, Jack Siemiatycki, Marie-Elise Parent
While diets rich in fruit and vegetables appear to reduce lung cancer risk, the evidence for individual carotenoid and vitamin intakes has been judged too limited to reach firm conclusions. Data from a case-control study of lung cancer (Montreal, QC, Canada, 1996-2002) were used to investigate the role of dietary intakes of β-carotene, α-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein/zeaxanthin, lycopene, and vitamin C in lung cancer risk. In-person interviews elicited dietary information from 1,105 incident cases and 1,449 population controls...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293041/association-of-socioeconomic-stratification-with-plasmatic-markers-of-lipoperoxidation-and-antioxidants-in-venezuelan-school-age-children
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Nelina Ruiz-Fernández, Virgilio Bosch, Maria Isabel Giacopini
OBJETIVE: To establish association between socioeconomic status and plasmatic markers of lipoperoxidation and antioxidants in Venezuelan school-age children from the middle-class and in critical poverty. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with a sample of 114 school-age children (aged 7-9). The socioeconomic status, dietary intake of macro and micro-nutrients, weight, height, lipid profile, indicators of lipid peroxidation and enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants were determined...
December 30, 2016: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286015/rutin-protects-against-h2o2-triggered-impaired-relaxation-of-placental-arterioles-and-induces-nrf2-mediated-adaptation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-exposed-to-oxidative-stress
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Mireille M J P E Sthijns, Paul M Schiffers, Ger M Janssen, Kristien J A Lemmens, Bart Ides, Philippe Vangrieken, Freek G Bouwman, Edwin C Mariman, Irina Pader, Elias S J Arnér, Katarina Johansson, Aalt Bast, Guido R M M Haenen
BACKGROUND: Rutin intake is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The exact mechanism by which rutin can protect against CVD development is still enigmatic. Since, rutin is a compound with a relatively short half-life, the direct antioxidant effect of rutin cannot explain the long-lasting effect on human health. We hypothesized that rutin next to its direct antioxidant effect that improves endothelial function, may also induce an adaptive response in endogenous antioxidant systems...
March 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283863/clinical-and-metabolic-response-to-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-endometrial-hyperplasia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Zohreh Tabassi, Sedigheh Bagheri, Mansooreh Samimi, Hamid Reza Gilasi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Maryam Chamani, Zatollah Asemi
There was inconsistent evidence showing that vitamin D intake may be associated with reduced cancer risk due to optimized metabolic profile and reduced oxidative stress. However, we are not aware of any study evaluating the effects of vitamin D supplementation on clinical response and metabolic status of patients with endometrial hyperplasia (EH). This research was done to evaluate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on clinical response and metabolic status of patients with EH. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 women diagnosed with EH...
March 10, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281876/caffeine-intake-decreases-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-experimental-liver-diseases-induced-by-thioacetamide-biochemical-and-histological-study
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Mona G Amer, Nehad F Mazen, Ahmed M Mohamed
Liver disease remains a significant global health problem. Increased caffeine consumption has been associated with a lower prevalence of chronic liver disease. This study aimed to investigate the modifying effects of caffeine on liver injury induced by thioacetamide (TAA) administration in male rats and the possible underlying mechanisms. Forty adult male rats were equally classified into four groups: control group, received only tap water; caffeine-treated group, received caffeine (37.5 mg/kg per day); TAA-treated group, received intraperitoneal (i...
March 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278681/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-indirect-antioxidant-activity-of-sulforaphane-in-redox-imbalance-vanadium-induced
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Giuseppa Visalli, Alessio Facciolà, Maria Paola Bertuccio, Isa Picerno, Angela Di Pietro
Owing to sulforaphane presence, a dietary consumption of Brassicaceae prevents chronic diseases. This hormetic compound induces adaptive stress response at subtoxic doses, while doses that exceed the cellular defence are toxic. In HepG2, Caco-2 and Vero cells, we investigated the sulforaphane (SFN) (5 μM) role in counteracting redox imbalance induced by VOSO4 [V(IV)]. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) test showed a dose-dependent viability reduction (r < -0.95; p < 0...
February 8, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277962/oxidative-challenges-of-avian-migration-a-comparative-field-study-on-a-partial-migrant
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Cas Eikenaar, Emma Källstig, Martin N Andersson, Amparo Herrera-Dueñas, Caroline Isaksson
Most avian migrants alternate flight bouts, characterized by high metabolic rates, with stopovers, periods of fuel replenishment through hyperphagia. High-energy metabolism and excessive calorie intake shift the balance between damaging prooxidants and antioxidants toward the former. Hence, migration likely affects the oxidative balance of birds. Migratory flight indeed appears to cause oxidative damage; however, whether migration affects the oxidative state of birds at stopover is unclear. Therefore, we compared total nonenzymatic antioxidant capacity (AOX) and malondialdehyde concentration (MDA; a measure of lipid peroxidation) in the plasma of migrant and resident common blackbirds...
March 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274436/red-raspberry-rubus-idaeus-l-intake-decreases-oxidative-stress-in-obese-diabetic-db-db-mice
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Giuliana D Noratto, Boon P Chew, Liezl M Atienza
Red raspberry fruit intake was investigated on obese diabetic (db/db) mice for 8weeks. Animals fed isocaloric diets (5.3% freeze-dried raspberry, or control) were assessed for obesity-diabetes-disease risk biomarkers. Results showed that raspberry intake improved antioxidant status and lessened plasma interleukin (IL)-6 (0.3-fold of control, p<0.1); most likely through enhancing glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity in liver (4.3-fold of control), and in blood (2.1-fold of control). Other disease-risk biomarkers were similar between groups (p>0...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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