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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144884/adiposity-and-asthma-in-a-nationwide-study-of-children-and-adults-in-the-united-states
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Erick Forno, Yueh-Ying Han, Ingrid M Libman, Radhika H Muzumdar, Juan C Celedón
RATIONALE: While obesity has been associated with asthma, body mass index (BMI) is suboptimal to fully characterize adiposity. OBJECTIVES: We examined the relation between adiposity and asthma in a large sample of the U.S. population, using indices defined by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). METHODS: We analyzed data from 8,886 children (aged 8-19 years) and 12,795 adults (aged 20-69 years) from the 2001-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
November 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136374/saffron-against-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-current-status-and-prospective
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Mojtaba Shafiee, Nazanin Sadat Aghili Moghaddam, Mohammad Nosrati, Mahsa Tousi, Amir Avan, Mikhail Ryzhikov, Mohammad Reza Parizadeh, Hamid Fiuji, Majid Rajabian, Amirhosein Bahreyni, Majid Khazaei, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian
Saffron, the dried stigmas of Crocus sativus L., is mainly used as a food coloring and flavoring agent. This agricultural product is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of several diseases including asthma, liver disease, menstruation disorders, and, of special interest in this review, in metabolic syndrome. Saffron and its active components including crocin, crocetin and safranal are potential therapeutic candidates for attenuating MetS complications including hypertension, hyperglycemia, obesity, and dyslipidemia...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133220/effects-of-exercise-and-diet-in-nonobese-asthma-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Louise Lindhardt Toennesen, Howraman Meteran, Morten Hostrup, Nina Rica Wium Geiker, Camilla Bjoern Jensen, Celeste Porsbjerg, Arne Astrup, Jens Bangsbo, Debbie Parker, Vibeke Backer
BACKGROUND: Behavioral interventions focusing on exercise and healthy diet improve asthma control in obese patients with asthma, but whether these interventions can lead to improvements in nonobese patients remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: In a randomized, controlled parallel-group design, we studied the effects of an 8-week intervention of either exercise (high-intensity interval training), diet (high protein/low glycemic index), or a combination of the 2, on asthma control and clinical outcomes in nonobese patients with asthma...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130640/asthma-prevalence-trends-by-weight-status-among-us-children-aged-2-19%C3%A2-years-1988-2014
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L J Akinbami, L M Rossen, T H I Fakhouri, C D Fryar
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for asthma. However, it is unclear if increased obesity prevalence contributed to rising childhood asthma prevalence. OBJECTIVE: To assess if population-level changes in weight status impacted asthma prevalence over time. METHODS: Using nationally representative 1988-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data for 40 644 children aged 2-19 years, we analyzed asthma trends by weight status (body mass index age-specific percentiles determined using measured weight and height)...
November 12, 2017: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127758/-physical-activity-the-holy-grail-of-modern-medicine
#5
Vladimír Tuka, Martina Daňková, Karel Riegel, Martin Matoulek
Movement is the basic attribute of life. It is not surprising that the return to regular physical activity is a very effective and cheap means of preventing and treating most non-cummunicable diseases. Therefore, every physician should be able to prescribe a suitable physical activity. The minimum amount of physical activity with proven effects in primary prevention of chronic diseases is relatively low: 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of high intensity exercise per week or a combination of the two...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127618/asthma-gerd-and-obesity-triangle-of-inflammation
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REVIEW
Samriti Gupta, Rakesh Lodha, S K Kabra
There is increasing prevalence of both asthma and obesity in children globally in recent years. Various epidemiological studies link obesity as a risk factor for asthma and suggest a possible causal association. Obesity asthma phenotype is considered as distinct in view of greater severity and poor asthma control. Various mechanisms underlying this phenotype have been suggested including mechanical effects of obesity and systemic inflammation, but still the exact mechanism is unclear. Also, the comorbidities like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) lead to inflammation in airways and contribute to asthma obesity association...
November 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126499/economic-impact-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-adults-a-population-based-study-idea-study
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A Sicras-Mainar, R Navarro-Artieda, J M Carrascosa Carrillo
OBJECTIVE: To determine resource usage and costs associated with atopic dermatitis in adults according to severity and comorbid conditions in daily clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed an observational, retrospective study based on a review of registries of patients aged ≥18 years who sought health care in 2013 and 2014 in an area of Catalonia, Spain, with a population of 215,634 persons. We established 3 classes of severity depending on the treatment prescribed...
November 7, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125908/transgender-medicare-beneficiaries-and-chronic-conditions-exploring-fee-for-service-claims-data
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Christina N Dragon, Paul Guerino, Erin Ewald, Alison M Laffan
PURPOSE: Data on the health and well-being of the transgender population are limited. However, using claims data we can identify transgender Medicare beneficiaries (TMBs) with high confidence. We seek to describe the TMB population and provide comparisons of chronic disease burden between TMBs and cisgender Medicare beneficiaries (CMBs), thus laying a foundation for national level TMB health disparity research. METHODS: Using a previously validated claims algorithm based on ICD-9-CM codes relating to transsexualism and gender identity disorder, we identified a cohort of TMBs using Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims data...
November 10, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120703/maternal-obesity-gestational-weight-gain-and-asthma-in-offspring
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Kristen J Polinski, Jihong Liu, Nansi S Boghossian, Alexander C McLain
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is common among women of childbearing age; intrauterine exposure to maternal obesity or gestational weight gain may influence the development of asthma in early childhood. We examined the relationships of maternal obesity and gestational weight gain with asthma in offspring. METHODS: We used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, which has a nationally representative sample of children followed from birth in 2001 through age 4 (n = 6,450)...
November 9, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117118/diet-and-asthma-is-it-time-to-adapt-our-message
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REVIEW
Laurent Guilleminault, Evan J Williams, Hayley A Scott, Bronwyn S Berthon, Megan Jensen, Lisa G Wood
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder which is associated with airway inflammation. Environmental factors, in association with genetic susceptibility, play a critical role in asthma pathophysiology. Inhaled allergens, smoke exposure, indoor and outdoor air pollution are common triggers of asthma symptoms. Although the role of diet has clearly established mechanisms in diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, it is not commonly identified as a causal factor in asthma. However, some dietary patterns, such as the Western diet, which includes a high intake of refined grains, processed and red meats, and desserts, have pro-inflammatory effects...
November 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116535/prevalence-of-asthma-and-associated-factors-among-male-late-adolescents-in-tabriz-iran
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Mohammad Ghanbari Ghozikali, Khalil Ansarin, Kazem Naddafi, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand, Masud Yunesian
Asthma is an important chronic disease all over the world. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma in a population of male late adolescents and its association with some contributing risk factors in northwest of Iran. This cross-sectional study was carried out in selected high schools of Tabriz, Iran, in 2016. The asthma prevalence and patient background information were examined using a questionnaire that prepared by the ISAAC. One hundred forty-two out of 1134 subjects (12.4%) identified to have asthma, 23...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115454/mycoleptodonoides%C3%A2-aitchisonii-suppresses-asthma-via-th2-and-th1-cell-regulation-in-an-ovalbumin%C3%A2-induced-asthma-mouse-model
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Soon-Young Lee, Chun-Sik Bae, Ji-Hye Seo, Seung Sik Cho, Min-Suk Bae, Deuk-Sil Oh, Dae-Hun Park
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease related to hyper‑responsiveness. The majority of patients suffer mild symptoms, however, some cases, especially in the young and the elderly, can lead to death by apnea. Mycoleptodonoides atichisonii (M. atichisonii) is an edible mushroom that has previously been reported to possess several bioactive properties, such as the synthesis of nerve growth factors, anti‑obesity effects and the ability to prevent cell death. In the current study, the authors evaluated the anti‑asthmatic effects of M...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114188/chronic-disease-prevalence-among-elderly-saudi-men
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Nazmus Saquib, Juliann Saquib, Abdulrahman Alhadlag, Mohamad Anas Albakour, Bader Aljumah, Mohammed Sughayyir, Ziad Alhomidan, Omar Alminderej, Mohamed Aljaser, Abdulrahman Al-Mazrou
Objective: Saudi demographic composition has changed because of increased life expectancy and decreased fertility rates. Little data are available about health conditions among older adults in Saudi Arabia, who are expected to represent 20% of the population by 2050. The study aim was to assess the prevalence and risk factors for chronic conditions among older Saudi men. Methods: The sample pertained to 400 men (age ≥55 years) from Buraidah, Al-Qassim. Research assistants recruited participants in all the mosques from the randomly selected neighborhoods (16 of 95)...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097424/the-free-fatty-acid-receptor-1-promotes-airway-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-through-mek-erk-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
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Atsuko Matoba, Nao Matsuyama, Sumire Shibata, Eiji Masaki, Charles W Emala, Kentaro Mizuta
Obesity is a risk factor for asthma and influences airway hyperresponsiveness, which is in part modulated by airway smooth muscle proliferative remodeling. Plasma free fatty acids (FFAs) levels are elevated in obese individuals, and long-chain FFAs act as endogenous ligands for the free fatty acid receptor 1 (FFAR1), which couples to both Gq and Gi proteins. We examined whether stimulation of FFAR1 induces airway smooth muscle cell proliferation through classical MEK/ERK and/or PI3K/Akt signaling pathways. The long-chain FFAs (oleic acid and linoleic acid) and a FFAR1 agonist (GW9508) induced human airway smooth muscle (HASM) cell proliferation, which was inhibited by the MEK inhibitor U0126 and the PI3K inhibitor LY294002...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080709/internet-based-monitoring-in-the-severe-asthma-research-program-identifies-a-subgroup-of-patients-with-labile-asthma-control
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Kelly Wong-McGrath, Loren C Denlinger, Eugene R Bleecker, Mario Castro, Ben Gaston, Elliot Israel, Nizar N Jarjour, David T Mauger, Stephen Peters, Brenda R Phillips, Sally E Wenzel, John V Fahy, Michael C Peters
BACKGROUND: We designed an Internet-Based Monitoring Systems (IBS) survey to facilitate monitoring of asthma symptoms and asthma exacerbations in the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). Our objective was to evaluate compliance with the IBS survey tool and to explore how data from an IBS tool can inform understanding of asthma phenotypes. METHODS: We invited adult subjects in the SARP III cohort (N = 528) to complete a monthly IBS asthma control survey. We compared the characteristics of subjects who did and those who did not participate in the IBS survey tool...
October 26, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079741/combined-x-ray-crystallography-and-computational-modeling-approach-to-investigate-the-hsp90-c-terminal-peptide-binding-to-fkbp51
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Rajnish Kumar, Martin Moche, Bengt Winblad, Pavel F Pavlov
FK506 binding protein of 51 kDa (FKBP51) is a heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) co-chaperone involved in the regulation of steroid hormone receptors activity. It is known for its role in various regulatory pathways implicated in mood and stress-related disorders, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and corticosteroid resistant asthma. It consists of two FKBP12 like active peptidyl prolyl isomerase (PPIase) domains (an active FK1 and inactive FK2 domain) and one tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) domain that mediates interaction with Hsp90 via its C-terminal MEEVD peptide...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075362/psychological-and-lifestyle-risk-factors-for-asthma-exacerbations-and-morbidity-in-children
#17
REVIEW
Alyssa A Oland, Genery D Booster, Bruce G Bender
Asthma is the most common childhood illness and disproportionately affects low-income, minority children who live in urban areas. A range of risk factors are associated with asthma morbidity and mortality, such as treatment non-adherence, exposure to environmental triggers, low-income households, exposure to chronic stress, child psychological problems, parental stress, family functioning, obesity, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diets. These risk factors often have complex interactions and inter-relationships...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072882/rita-the-italian-severe-uncontrolled-asthma-registry
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Sara Maio, Sandra Baldacci, Megon Bresciani, Marzia Simoni, Manuela Latorre, Nicola Murgia, Fabrizio Spinozzi, Mariachiara Braschi, Leonardo Antonicelli, Barbara Brunetto, Patrizia Iacovacci, Paolo Roazzi, Carlo Pini, Mario Pata, Lidia La Grasta, Pierluigi Paggiaro, Giovanni Viegi
BACKGROUND: The Italian severe/uncontrolled asthma (SUA) web-based registry encompasses demographic, clinical, functional, inflammatory data; it aims to raise SUA awareness, identifying specific phenotypes and promoting optimal care. METHODS: 493 adult patients from 27 Italian centres (recruited in 2011-2014) were analyzed. RESULTS: Mean age was 53.8yrs. SUA patients were more frequently female (60.6%), with allergic asthma (83.1%). About 30% showed late onset of asthma diagnosis/symptoms (>40yrs); the mean age for asthma symptoms onset was 30...
October 26, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071078/respiratory-symptoms-are-more-common-among-short-sleepers-independent-of-obesity
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Erla Björnsdóttir, Christer Janson, Eva Lindberg, Erna Sif Arnardottir, Bryndís Benediktsdóttir, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Anne Elie Carsin, Francisco Gómez Real, Kjell Torén, Joachim Heinrich, Dennis Nowak, José Luis Sánchez-Ramos, Pascal Demoly, Sandra Dorado Arenas, Ramon Coloma Navarro, Vivi Schlünssen, Chantal Raherison, Debbie L Jarvis, Thorarinn Gislason
INTRODUCTION: Sleep length has been associated with obesity and various adverse health outcomes. The possible association of sleep length and respiratory symptoms has not been previously described. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between sleep length and respiratory symptoms and whether such an association existed independent of obesity. METHODS: This is a multicentre, cross-sectional, population-based study performed in 23 centres in 10 different countries...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064265/pregnancy-complications-and-wheezing-and-asthma-in-childhood
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Franca Rusconi, Luigi Gagliardi
This review focuses on recent advances in the field of several frequent maternal complications in pregnancy and asthma and wheezing in childhood, for which large birth cohort studies have recently provided clues. Within the framework of epidemiologic studies, we discuss potential mechanisms, mediators and confounders involved in associations, in an attempt to discern causal pathways. Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific multiorgan disease that affects 2-4% of women in developed countries, is characterized by placental dysfunction and is associated with preterm delivery, fetal growth restriction and vascular and lung effects in the fetus...
October 24, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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