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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223994/enhanced-grain-iron-levels-in-rice-expressing-an-iron-regulated-metal-transporter-nicotianamine-synthase-and-ferritin-gene-cassette
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Kulaporn Boonyaves, Ting-Ying Wu, Wilhelm Gruissem, Navreet K Bhullar
Micronutrient malnutrition is widespread, especially in poor populations across the globe, and iron deficiency anemia is one of the most prevalent forms of micronutrient deficiencies. Iron deficiency anemia has severe consequences for human health, working ability, and quality of life. Several interventions including iron supplementation and food fortification have been attempted and met with varied degrees of success. Rice, which is a staple food for over half of the world's population, is an important target crop for iron biofortification...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223487/selenium-deficiency-risk-predicted-to-increase-under-future-climate-change
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Gerrad D Jones, Boris Droz, Peter Greve, Pia Gottschalk, Deyan Poffet, Steve P McGrath, Sonia I Seneviratne, Pete Smith, Lenny H E Winkel
Deficiencies of micronutrients, including essential trace elements, affect up to 3 billion people worldwide. The dietary availability of trace elements is determined largely by their soil concentrations. Until now, the mechanisms governing soil concentrations have been evaluated in small-scale studies, which identify soil physicochemical properties as governing variables. However, global concentrations of trace elements and the factors controlling their distributions are virtually unknown. We used 33,241 soil data points to model recent (1980-1999) global distributions of Selenium (Se), an essential trace element that is required for humans...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217860/maternal-dietary-intake-during-pregnancy-and-its-association-to-birth-size-in-rural-malawi-a-cross-sectional-study
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Katrine G Hjertholm, Per Ole Iversen, Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen, Ibrahimu Mdala, Alister Munthali, Kenneth Maleta, Zumin Shi, Elaine Ferguson, Penjani Kamudoni
In low-resource settings, such as rural Malawi, pregnant women are prone to energy and micronutrient deficiencies with the consequence of delivering low-birth weight infants with higher risks of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to examine the association between maternal dietary intakes during pregnancy and infant birth size. Dietary intakes of 203 pregnant women were assessed between 28 and 35 weeks of gestation and their infants' (n = 132) birth size measured. Intakes of energy, macronutrients, and 11 micronutrients were estimated using a 3-day interactive 24-hr diet recall...
February 19, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216963/micronutrient-deficiencies-in-patients-with-chronic-atrophic-autoimmune-gastritis-a-review
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EDITORIAL
Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Chronic atrophic autoimmune gastritis (CAAG) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by an immune response, which is directed towards the parietal cells and intrinsic factor of the gastric body and fundus and leads to hypochlorhydria, hypergastrinemia and inadequate production of the intrinsic factor. As a result, the stomach's secretion of essential substances, such as hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor, is reduced, leading to digestive impairments. The most common is vitamin B12 deficiency, which results in a megaloblastic anemia and iron malabsorption, leading to iron deficiency anemia...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208007/risk-factors-for-vitamin-d-zinc-and-selenium-deficiencies-in-korean-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Yoo Min Han, Hyuk Yoon, Soo Lim, Mi-Kyung Sung, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Dong Ho Lee, Joo Sung Kim
Background/Aims: Studies on the micronutrient status of Asian patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are scarce. We evaluated the prevalence of micronutrient deficiency and verified the risk factors for micronutrient deficiency in Korean patients with IBD. Methods: We measured the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25-(OH)D], zinc, and selenium to analyze the clinical risk factors for micronutrient levels below the reference values. In addition, we compared the 25-(OH)D levels of patients with IBD to those of age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197835/selenium-vanadium-and-chromium-as-micronutrients-to-improve-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Sunil K Panchal, Stephen Wanyonyi, Lindsay Brown
Trace metals play an important role in the proper functioning of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Some of the trace metals are thus essential for maintaining homeostasis, while deficiency of these trace metals can cause disorders with metabolic and physiological imbalances. This article concentrates on three trace metals (selenium, vanadium, and chromium) that may play crucial roles in controlling blood glucose concentrations possibly through their insulin-mimetic effects. For these trace metals, the level of evidence available for their health effects as supplements is weak...
March 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183027/effect-of-biochars-produced-from-solid-organic-municipal-waste-on-soil-quality-parameters
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P Randolph, R R Bansode, O A Hassan, Dj Rehrah, R Ravella, M R Reddy, D W Watts, J M Novak, M Ahmedna
New value-added uses for solid municipal waste are needed for environmental and economic sustainability. Fortunately, value-added biochars can be produced from mixed solid waste, thereby addressing solid waste management issues, and enabling long-term carbon sequestration. We hypothesize that soil deficiencies can be remedied by the application of municipal waste-based biochars. Select municipal organic wastes (newspaper, cardboard, woodchips and landscaping residues) individually or in a 25% blend of all four waste streams were used as feedstocks of biochars...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182104/phytoconstituents-and-nutritional-properties-of-the-fruits-of-eleutherococcus-divaricatus-and-eleutherococcus-sessiliflorus-a-study-of-non-european-species-cultivated-in-poland
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Daniel Załuski, Marta Olech, Robert Verpoorte, Inamullah Khan, Rafał Kuźniewski, Renata Nowak
Eleutherococcus fruits have been consumed in Russia and Asia throughout the centuries. Currently, there is an increasing interest in these products by the community of Western Europe. Many people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, known as malnutrition, which consequently influences body condition. The aim of this study was to investigate pharmaconutrition, proximate, mineral, and fatty acid composition, total phenolics content, and total flavonoids content of Eleutherococcus divaricatus and Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus fruits cultivated in Poland...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177713/effects-of-exogenous-vitamin-a-c-e-and-nadh-supplementation-on-proliferation-cytokines-release-and-cell-redox-status-of-lymphocytes-from-healthy-aged-subjects
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Samia Bouamama, Hafida Merzouk, Amel Medjdoub, Amel Merzouk-Saidi, Sid Ahmed Merzouk
Aging is an inevitable biological event that is associated with immune alterations. These alterations are related to increased cellular oxidative stress and micronutrient deficiency. Antioxidant supplementation could improve these age-related abnormalities. The aim of this study was to determine in vitro effects of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and NADH on T cell proliferation, cytokine release, and cell redox status in the elderly compared to young adults. Peripheral blood lymphocytes were isolated using a density gradient of Histopaque...
January 23, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174585/the-understanding-of-the-plant-iron-deficiency-responses-in-strategy-i-plants-and-the-role-of-ethylene-in-this-process-by-omic-approaches
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REVIEW
Wenfeng Li, Ping Lan
Iron (Fe) is an essential plant micronutrient but is toxic in excess. Fe deficiency chlorosis is a major constraint for plant growth and causes severe losses of crop yields and quality. Under Fe deficiency conditions, plants have developed sophisticated mechanisms to keep cellular Fe homeostasis via various physiological, morphological, metabolic, and gene expression changes to facilitate the availability of Fe. Ethylene has been found to be involved in the Fe deficiency responses of plants through pharmacological studies or by the use of ethylene mutants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169875/vitamin-a-and-d-deficiencies-associated-with-incident-tuberculosis-in-hiv-infected-patients-initiating-antiretroviral-therapy-in-multinational-case-cohort-study
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Mark W Tenforde, Ashish Yadav, David W Dowdy, Nikhil Gupte, Rupak Shivakoti, Wei-Teng Yang, Noluthando Mwelase, Cecilia Kanyama, Sandy Pillay, Wadzanai Samaneka, Breno Santos, Selvamuthu Poongulali, Srikanth Tripathy, Cynthia Riviere, Sima Berendes, Javier R Lama, Sandra W Cardoso, Patcharaphan Sugandhavesa, Parul Christian, Richard D Semba, Thomas B Campbell, Amita Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Numerous micronutrients have immunomodulatory roles that may influence risk of tuberculosis (TB), but the association between baseline micronutrient deficiencies and incident TB after antiretroviral (ART) initiation in HIV-infected individuals is not well characterized. METHODS: We conducted a case-cohort study (n=332) within a randomized trial comparing three ART regimens in 1571 HIV treatment-naïve adults from nine countries. A subcohort of 30 patients was randomly selected from each country (n=270)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167953/biofortification-in-millets-a-sustainable-approach-for-nutritional-security
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REVIEW
A Vinoth, R Ravindhran
Nutritional insecurity is a major threat to the world's population that is highly dependent on cereals-based diet, deficient in micronutrients. Next to cereals, millets are the primary sources of energy in the semi-arid tropics and drought-prone regions of Asia and Africa. Millets are nutritionally superior as their grains contain high amount of proteins, essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Biofortification of staple crops is proved to be an economically feasible approach to combat micronutrient malnutrition...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161887/evaluation-of-vitamin-and-trace-element-requirements-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-at-long-term
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Silvia Pellitero, Eva Martínez, Rocío Puig, Alba Leis, Roxanna Zavala, María Luisa Granada, Cruz Pastor, Pau Moreno, Jordi Tarascó, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Nutritional deficiencies are common after bariatric surgery, but data are scarce after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) at long term. METHODS: We performed a prospective nutritional status evaluation before and at 2 and 5 years after SG in morbid obese patients receiving mulvitamin and mineral supplementation at a Spanish university hospital. One hundred seventy-six patients (49.3 ± 9.1 years and 46.7 ± 7.4 kg/m(2)) were evaluated; 51 of them were followed during 5 years...
February 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155056/nutrient-status-9%C3%A2-years-after-biliopancreatic-diversion-with-duodenal-switch-bpd-ds-an-observational-study
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Gladys Witt Strain, Mehyar Hefazi Torghabeh, Michel Gagner, Faith Ebel, Gregory F Dakin, Daniel Connolly, Elizabeth Goldenberg, Alfons Pomp
BACKGROUND: Since biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) produces hypoabsorption, evaluation of long-term nutrient changes is appropriate. METHODS: Measurements of micronutrients, trace elements, PTH, iron studies, and protein were completed for consented patients at baseline prior to surgery and at yearly intervals. The patients were advised and supplements were adjusted by blood studies with compliance checks. Independent t tests and ANOVAs compared changes between cross-sectional cohorts based on follow-up time from surgery...
February 2, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152069/subclinical-inflammation-influences-the-association-between-vitamin-a-and-iron-status-among-schoolchildren-in-ghana
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Abdul-Razak Abizari, Fusta Azupogo, Inge D Brouwer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In resource-poor settings, micronutrient deficiencies such as vitamin A deficiency may co-exist with iron-deficiency. In this study we assessed the iron and vitamin A status of schoolchildren and the association between vitamin A and iron status. METHODS: A cross-sectional design using the baseline data of a dietary intervention trial conducted among randomly selected 5-12 years old schoolchildren (n = 224) from 2 rural schools in northern Ghana...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145849/the-role-of-micronutrients-in-the-response-to-ambient-air-pollutants-potential-mechanisms-and-suggestions-for-research-design
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Colette N Miller, Srujana Rayalam
People living in regions of low socioeconomic status are thought to be prone to higher exposures to environmental pollutants, poor nutrition, and numerous preventable diseases and infections. Poverty correlates with pollution and malnutrition; however, limited studies examined their interrelationship. The well-studied, deleterious health effects attributed to environmental pollutants and poor nutrition may act in combination with produce more severe adverse health outcomes than any one factor alone. Deficiencies in specific nutrients render the body more susceptible to injury which may influence the pathways that serve as the mechanistic responses to ambient air pollutants...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139137/factors-influencing-nutritional-adequacy-among-rural-households-in-nigeria-how-does-dietary-diversity-stand-among-influencers
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D Akerele, R A Sanusi, O A Fadare, O F Ashaolu
This study examined the influence of food consumption diversity on adequate intakes of food calories, proteins and micronutrients among households in rural Nigeria within the framework of panel data econometrics using a nationally representative data. We found that substantial proportion of households suffered deficiency of calories, proteins and certain micronutrients; with higher percentage of sufferer households occurring in the post-planting season. The different measures of dietary diversity (constructed and used for analysis) consistently indicate significant and positive influence of dietary diversity on the likelihood of adequate consumption of food nutrients...
January 31, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131049/iron-biofortified-staple-food-crops-for-improving-iron-status-a-review-of-the-current-evidence
#18
REVIEW
Julia L Finkelstein, Jere D Haas, Saurabh Mehta
Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency globally and represents a major threat to public health. Biofortification, the process of enhancing micronutrient content and bioavailability in staple crops, represents an exciting sustainable food-based strategy to combat and prevent iron deficiency, particularly in resource-limited settings. In this review, we examine the evidence to date of the efficacy of iron-biofortified staple food crops on improving iron status in at-risk populations, including rice, pearl millet, and beans...
January 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130717/impact-of-dietary-intake-on-bone-turnover-in-patients-with-phenylalanine-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Kathryn E Coakley, Eric I Felner, Vin Tangpricha, Peter W F Wilson, Rani H Singh
: Phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) deficiency is a genetic disorder characterized by deficiency of the PAH enzyme. Patients follow a phenylalanine-restricted diet low in intact protein, and must consume synthetic medical food (MF) to supply phenylalanine-free protein. We assessed relationships between dietary intake and nutrient source (food or MF) on bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover markers (BTM) in PAH deficiency. Blood from 44 fasted females 11-52 years of age was analyzed for plasma phenylalanine, serum BTM [CTx (resorption), P1NP (formation)], vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone (PTH)...
January 28, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120735/prevalence-of-anaemia-deficiencies-of-iron-and-vitamin-a-and-their-determinants-in-rural-women-and-young-children-a-cross-sectional-study-in-kalal%C3%A3-district-of-northern-benin
#20
Halimatou Alaofè, Jennifer Burney, Rosamond Naylor, Douglas Taren
OBJECTIVE: To identify the magnitude of anaemia and deficiencies of Fe (ID) and vitamin A (VAD) and their associated factors among rural women and children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, comprising a household, health and nutrition survey and determination of Hb, biochemical (serum concentrations of ferritin, retinol, C-reactive protein and α1-acid glycoprotein) and anthropometric parameters. Multivariate logistic regression examined associations of various factors with anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies...
January 25, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
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