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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209689/could-a-vitamin-d-deficiency-cause-a-combined-long-term-fev1-and-bone-mineral-density-deterioration-in-female-asthmatics
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B Sposato, M Scalese, L Petruzzelli, E Baldini, N Nikiforakis, M Tosti Balducci
OBJECTIVES: We already know that asthma is associated to osteoporosis/osteopenia and characterized by an accelerated lung function decline. Our study aimed at assessing whether lung function decline and bone mineral density (BMD) deterioration in time were associated in a group of female long-standing asthmatics. We also tried to understand whether these two aspects were related to ICS treatment and vitamin D levels. METHODS: 35 female asthmatics were retrospectively analysed...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204115/a-randomized-double-blind-study-assessing-changes-in-cognitive-function-in-indian-school-children-receiving-a-combination-of-bacopa-monnieri-and-micronutrient-supplementation-vs-placebo
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Tora Mitra-Ganguli, Soumik Kalita, Sakshi Bhushan, Con Stough, James Kean, Nan Wang, Vidhu Sethi, Anuradha Khadilkar
Several studies have indicated a chronic cognitive enhancing effect of Bacopa monnieri across different ages and cognitive impairment associated with vitamin and mineral deficiencies in children. Therefore, we investigated the effects of 4-month supplementation with a combination of B. monnieri extract and multiple micronutrients on cognitive functions in Indian school children aged 7-12 years. This was a randomized, double-blind, parallel design, single-center study in which 300 children were randomized to receive a beverage either fortified with B...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188889/vitamin-b12-intake-and-related-biomarkers-associations-in-a-dutch-elderly-population
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J P van Wijngaarden, R A M Dhonukshe-Rutten, E M Brouwer-Brolsma, A W Enneman, K M A Swart, S C van Dijk, P H In 't Veld, N M van Schoor, N van der Velde, R de Jonge, P Lips, A G Uitterlinden, L C P G M de Groot
BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 status is measured by four plasma/ serum biomarkers: total vitamin B12 (total B12), holotranscobalamin (holoTC), methylmalonic acid (MMA) and homocysteine (tHcy). Associations of B12 intake with holoTC and tHcy and associations between all four biomarkers have not been extensively studied. A better insight in these associations may contribute to an improved differentiation between vitamin B12 deficiency and a normal vitamin B12 status. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates associations between vitamin B12 intake and biomarkers and associations between biomarkers...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176817/individual-and-community-factors-contributing-to-anemia-among-women-in-rural-baja-california-mexico
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Molly A Moor, Miguel A Fraga, Richard S Garfein, Hooman H Rashidi, John Alcaraz, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, John P Elder, Stephanie K Brodine
INTRODUCTION: Anemia is a public health concern among women in rural Baja California, Mexico. The purpose of this study was to identify the individual and community factors contributing to the disproportionately high prevalence of anemia among women in this region. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 118 women (15-49 years) was performed in a rural colonia (small settlement) in Baja California, Mexico in 2012. Participants completed a survey comprised of demographic, socioeconomic, health, and dietary questions and provided a capillary blood sample...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126718/vitamin-d-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-retrospective-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Leyre Riancho-Zarrabeitia, Maite Cubería, Pedro Muñoz, Marcos López-Hoyos, Silvia García-Canale, Mayte García-Unzueta, José L Hernández, Víctor M Martínez-Taboada
OBJECTIVES: (a) To determine serum 25-OH vitamin D (vitD) levels in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and to compare them with patients with positive antiphospholipid serology who do not meet clinical criteria for APS, and with healthy controls. (b) To analyze the association of vitD levels with both the clinical manifestations and the immunological profile of patients with primary APS. (c) To perform a meta-analysis evaluating potential differences in serum vitD levels between APS and controls as well as the frequency of vitD deficiency in APS patients...
October 12, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123343/multiple-nutritional-deficiencies-in-cerebral-palsy-compounding-physical-and-functional-impairments
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P G Hariprasad, K E Elizabeth, Mathew J Valamparampil, D Kalpana, T S Anish
Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a spectrum of disorders causing physical and intellectual morbidity. Macro and micro nutrient deficiencies often contribute to the subnormal physical and mental capabilities of them. Objectives: To assess the growth, nutritional status, physical and functional ability and quality of life in cerebral palsy children and to determine any relation with their gross motor and functional capabilities. Method: The study was conducted at a Tertiary Care Centre, with the participants in the age group 1-16 years...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092879/eggs-early-in-complementary-feeding-increase-choline-pathway-biomarkers-and-dha-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-ecuador
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Lora L Iannotti, Chessa K Lutter, William F Waters, Carlos Andres Gallegos Riofrío, Carla Malo, Gregory Reinhart, Ana Palacios, Celia Karp, Melissa Chapnick, Katherine Cox, Santiago Aguirre, Luis Narvaez, Fernando López, Rohini Sidhu, Pamela Kell, Xuntian Jiang, Hideji Fujiwara, Daniel S Ory, Rebecca Young, Christine P Stewart
Background: Choline status has been associated with stunting among young children. Findings from this study showed that an egg intervention improved linear growth by a length-for-age z score of 0.63.Objective: We aimed to test the efficacy of eggs introduced early in complementary feeding on plasma concentrations of biomarkers in choline pathways, vitamins B-12 and A, and essential fatty acids.Design: A randomized controlled trial, the Lulun ("egg" in Kichwa) Project, was conducted in a rural indigenous population of Ecuador...
December 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063654/improvements-in-peripheral-vascular-function-with-vitamin-d-treatment-in-deficient-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Livia Deda, Yonatan Yeshahayu, Shama Sud, Meaghan Cuerden, David Zi Cherney, Etienne B Sochett, Farid H Mahmud
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is prevalent in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and is associated with diabetes-related vascular complications in adulthood. The objective of this clinical trial was to assess VitD treatment on endothelial function (EF) and markers of renal inflammation, in this patient group. METHODS: Adolescents with T1D with suboptimal levels of VitD (<37.5 nmol/L) were treated for 12 to 24 weeks with a VitD analog (VitD3 ) at doses of 1000 or 2000 IU daily...
October 23, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031688/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-poor-breast-cancer-prognostic-features-in-postmenopausal-women
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Benedito de Sousa Almeida-Filho, Heloisa De Luca Vespoli, Eduardo Carvalho Pessoa, Murilo Machado, Jorge Nahas-Neto, Eliana Aguiar Petri Nahas
This study aimed to evaluate the association between pretreatment vitamin D (VD) deficiency with breast cancer prognostic features in Brazilian postmenopausal women. An analytical cross sectional study was conducted with 192 women, aged 45-75 years, attended at University Hospital. Women with recent diagnosis of breast cancer, in amenorrhea >12months and age ≥45 years, without medication use or clinical conditions that interfere with VD values were included. Clinical and anthropometric data were collected...
November 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025167/vitamin-b-12-deficiency-may-coexist-with-endocrine-causes-of-hyperpigmentation
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O M P Jolobe
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July 24, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978540/functional-vitamin-b-6-status-and-long-term-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Isidor Minović, Anna van der Veen, Martijn van Faassen, Ineke J Riphagen, Else van den Berg, Claude van der Ley, António W Gomes-Neto, Johanna M Geleijnse, Manfred Eggersdorfer, Gerjan J Navis, Ido P Kema, Stephan Jl Bakker
Background: Low plasma concentrations of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) are common in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and confer increased risk of long-term mortality. To our knowledge, it is not known whether low plasma PLP concentrations have functional (i.e., intracellular) consequences and, if so, whether such consequences are associated with increased risk of mortality.Objectives: We assessed the association of plasma PLP with functional vitamin B-6 status and explored the potential association of functional vitamin B-6 status with long-term mortality in RTRs...
December 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977620/case-series-of-infantile-tremor-syndrome-in-tertiary-care-paediatric-centre-from-southern-india
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Vykuntaraju K Gowda, Vinyasa Kolli, Asha Benakappa, Varunvenkat M Srinivasan, Sanjay K Shivappa, Naveen Benakappa
Introduction: Infantile tremor syndrome (ITS) is characterized by anaemia, skin depigmentation, tremors and developmental delay. The lack of sufficient literature on ITS and its conflicting association with vitamin B12 deficiency made us present this article. Objective: The objective of this study is to describe demographic, clinical and laboratory profile and outcome of ITS. Methods: This is a retrospective chart review of all children presenting with typical features of ITS attending a tertiary paediatric centre in southern India between January 2014 and January 2017...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925036/combining-food-based-dietary-recommendations-using-optifood-with-zinc-fortified-water-potentially-improves-nutrient-adequacy-among-4-to-6-year-old-children-in-kisumu-west-district-kenya
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Prosper Kujinga, Karin J Borgonjen-van den Berg, Cecilia Superchi, Hermine J Ten Hove, Elizabeth Opiyo Onyango, Pauline Andang'o, Valeria Galetti, Michael B Zimmerman, Diego Moretti, Inge D Brouwer
Children in developing countries often face multiple micronutrient deficiencies. Introduction of zinc-fortified water can increase zinc intake, but additional recommendations are required to address overall diet nutrient adequacy. We developed and tested food-based recommendations (FBRs) that included zinc-fortified water for children aged between 4 and 6 years from rural Kenya to achieve the best possible nutrient adequacy. Dietary intakes of 60 children aged 4-6 years, from Kisumu West district, Kenya, were assessed using a quantitative multipass 24-hr recall...
September 19, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917239/screening-for-inadequate-dietary-vitamin-b-12-intake-in-south-asian-women-using-a-nutrient-specific-semi-quantitative-food-frequency-questionnaire
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Gael Janine Mearns, Elaine Carolyn Rush
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A high prevalence of vitamin B-12 (B-12) deficiency among young women of South Asian origin predisposes to significant health risks for these women and their future offspring. Vegetarian or low-meat based dietary practices contribute to B-12 deficiency. This study validated a nutrient-specific, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (B12FFQ), developed to estimate dietary B-12 intake in South Asian women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The B12FFQ was developed, then tested in 60 apparently healthy South Asian women aged 18-50 years, living in Auckland, New Zealand...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914773/vitamin-d-nutritional-status-and-its-related-factors-for-chinese-children-and-adolescents-in-2010-2012
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Yichun Hu, Jing Chen, Rui Wang, Min Li, Chunfeng Yun, Weidong Li, Yanhua Yang, Jianhua Piao, Xiaoguang Yang, Lichen Yang
Vitamin D plays a critical role in calcium and phosphate metabolism and helps maintain skeletal integrity in childhood, yet vitamin D status in Chinese children and adolescents is not well documented. The aim of this study was to assess the vitamin D status and analyze the risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in Chinese children and adolescents aged 6-17 years. Serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured with a radioimmunoassay kit in 15,000 children and adolescent participants in the Chinese national nutrition and health survey (CNNHS) 2010-2012...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902316/dietary-intake-and-adequacy-of-energy-and-nutrients-in-mexican-older-adults-results-from-two-national-health-and-nutrition-surveys
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Vanessa De la Cruz-Góngora, Brenda Martínez-Tapia, Lucía Cuevas-Nasu, Mario Flores-Aldana, Teresa Shamah-Levy
Objective: To describe energy and nutrient intakes and their adequacies in older Mexican adults participating in the National Health and Nutrition Survey (Ensanut) 2006 and 2012. Materials and methods: Dietary information was obtained through a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (SFFQ) from 526 adults 60 y and older participating in Ensanut 2012 and 3 326 in Ensanut 2006 in Mexico. Quantile and logistic regression models were used to obtain medians and marginal effects of each nutrient, adjusting by confounders and survey design...
May 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890864/germ-soak-water-as-nutrient-source-to-improve-fermentation-of-corn-grits-from-modified-corn-dry-grind-process
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Ankita Juneja, Deepak Kumar, Vijay Singh
Corn fractionation in modified dry grind processes results in low fermentation efficiency of corn grits because of nutrient deficiency. This study investigated the use of nutrient-rich water from germ soaking to improve grits fermentation in the conventional dry grind and granular starch hydrolysis (GSH) processes. Comparison of germ soak water with the use of protease and external B-vitamin addition in improving grits fermentation was conducted. Use of water from optimum soaking conditions (12 h at 30 °C) resulted in complete fermentation with 29 and 8% higher final ethanol yields compared to that of control in conventional and GSH process, respectively...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835271/randomized-supplementation-of-4000%C3%A2-iu-vitamin-d3-daily-vs-placebo-on-the-prevalence-of-anemia-in-advanced-heart-failure-the-evita-trial
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J B Ernst, S Prokop, U Fuchs, J Dreier, J Kuhn, C Knabbe, H K Berthold, S Pilz, I Gouni-Berthold, J F Gummert, J Börgermann, A Zittermann
BACKGROUND: Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels (< 75 nmol/l) are inversely associated with anemia prevalence. Since anemia and low 25OHD levels are common in patients with heart failure (HF), we aimed to investigate whether vitamin D supplementation can reduce anemia prevalence in advanced HF. METHODS: EVITA (Effect of Vitamin D on Mortality in Heart Failure) is a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with initial 25OHD levels < 75 nmol/l...
August 23, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814397/association-of-tcn2-rs1801198-c-776g-c-polymorphism-with-markers-of-one-carbon-metabolism-and-related-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-genetic-association-studies
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REVIEW
Abderrahim Oussalah, Julien Levy, Pierre Filhine-Trésarrieu, Fares Namour, Jean-Louis Guéant
Background: Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) deficiency may produce severe neurologic and hematologic manifestations. Approximately 20-25% of circulating cobalamin binds to transcobalamin 2 (TCN2), which is referred to as active vitamin B-12. The G allele of the TCN2 c.776G>C (rs1801198) polymorphism has been associated with a lower plasma concentration of holotranscobalamin. However, genotype association studies on rs1801198 have led to conflicting results regarding its influence on one-carbon metabolism (OCM) markers or its association with pathologic conditions...
October 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794205/the-human-serum-metabolome-of-vitamin-b-12-deficiency-and-repletion-and-associations-with-neurological-function-in-elderly-adults
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Alex Brito, Dmitry Grapov, Johannes Fahrmann, Danielle Harvey, Ralph Green, Joshua W Miller, Sergey N Fedosov, Setareh Shahab-Ferdows, Daniela Hampel, Theresa L Pedersen, Oliver Fiehn, John W Newman, Ricardo Uauy, Lindsay H Allen
Background: The specific metabolomic perturbations that occur in vitamin B-12 deficiency, and their associations with neurological function, are not well characterized.Objective: We sought to characterize the human serum metabolome in subclinical vitamin B-12 deficiency and repletion.Methods: A before-and-after treatment study provided 1 injection of 10 mg vitamin B-12 (with 100 mg pyridoxine and 100 mg thiamin) to 27 community-dwelling elderly Chileans (∼74 y old) with vitamin B-12 deficiency, as evaluated with serum vitamin B-12, total plasma homocysteine (tHcy), methylmalonic acid (MMA), and holotranscobalamin...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
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