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asthma and nutrition

C D van Ginkel, G N van der Meulen, E Bak, B M J Flokstra-de Blok, B J Kollen, G H Koppelman, A E J Dubois
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Human breast milk is generally regarded as the best nutrition for infants in their first months of life. Whether breastfeeding has a protective effect on food allergy is a point of debate and the subject of this study. SUBJECTS/METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in 649 children who underwent a double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC) as part of routine care in a tertiary care clinic. Food allergy was defined as having at least one positive DBPCFC to any food...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Ha-Kyeong Won, Young-Chan Kim, Min-Gyu Kang, Han-Ki Park, Seung-Eun Lee, Min-Hye Kim, Min-Suk Yang, Yoon-Seok Chang, Sang-Heon Cho, Woo-Jung Song
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a major disease condition with high morbidity, and may influence lower airway disease status in adults. However, its associations with adult asthma onset and activity have not been examined in detail in a general adult population. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between CRS with nasal polyps and asthma characteristics. METHODS: A cross-sectional dataset from 17,506 adult participants (age≥18 years) in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012 was analyzed...
February 9, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Patrícia Duarte Freitas, Aline Grandi Silva, Palmira Gabriele Ferreira, Analuci da Silva, João Marcos Salge, Regina Maria Carvalho-Pinto, Alberto Cukier, Claudia M Brito, Marcio C Mancini, Celso R F Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Obese adults with asthma have an increased number of comorbidities and reduced daily life physical activity (DLPA), which may worsen asthma symptoms. Exercise is recommended to improve asthma outcomes; however, the benefits of exercise for psychosocial comorbidities and physical activity levels in obese adults with asthma have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of exercise on DLPA, asthma symptoms and psychosocial comorbidities in obese adults with asthma...
February 9, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Yueh-Ying Han, Erick Forno, Nitin Shivappa, Michael D Wirth, James R Hébert, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: A proinflammatory diet may increase allergic airway inflammation by affecting innate and adaptive immune responses. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we examine the relation between the diet's inflammatory potential, measured by the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII), and current asthma, current wheeze, and lung function in U.S. children and adults. METHODS: We analyzed data from 8,175 children (aged 6-17 years) and 22,294 adults (aged 18-79 years) who participated in the 2007-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Kathleen Lee-Sarwar, Augusto A Litonjua
Asthma most frequently develops early in life, and increased recognition of the role of lifestyle and environmental factors in asthma susceptibility raises the possibility that dietary exposures during pregnancy may influence the risk of asthma in offspring. This review discusses the latest evidence with regard to the effect of diet during pregnancy on childhood asthma risk, including potential mechanisms, outcomes of randomized clinical trials, and results from observational studies. Vitamin D and polyunsaturated fatty acid intake during pregnancy are highlighted as areas with large and growing bodies of literature to support a potential role in prenatal modulation of subsequent asthma risk...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Hyungkil Choi, Kwang-Hak Bae, Jeong-Woo Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the association between age at asthma diagnosis and tooth loss due to caries using data obtained from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A complex sample multivariable linear regression was used, and the results were analysed. Age at diagnosis and the number of teeth lost were set as independent and dependent variables, respectively. Among the total 65,973 subjects, 10,056 aged <12 years and 11,714 with missing values in dependent and independent variables were excluded...
February 6, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
John Hellerstedt
At the beginning of the 20th century, the major health threats to individual and community health in the United States were infectious diseases, injuries due to unsafe workplaces, diseases due to poor nutrition, and poor maternal and infant health. During the next 100-plus years, tremendous advances were made in longevity and health status. As the impact of certain historically significant diseases decreased, however, the pattern of public/population disease burden became dominated by chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, and cancer...
February 1, 2018: Texas Medicine
Amrita Devi Khwairakpam, Yengkhom Devi Damayenti, Anindita Deka, Javadi Monisha, Nand Kishor Roy, Ganesan Padmavathi, Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara
Many plants are found to possess reliable pharmacological properties and have started to attract the attention of researchers. One such holistic plant is Acorus calamus, commonly known as sweet flag, belonging to the rhizomatous family Acoraceae. The different parts of this plant, such as the leaves and rhizomes, are used traditionally in different medicinal preparations for the treatment of various ailments including arthritis, neuralgia, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, kidney and liver troubles, eczema, sinusitis, asthma, fevers, bronchitis, hair loss, and other disorders...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Hyun-Seop Song, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Jae-Heung Cho, Koh-Woon Kim, Yeoncheol Park, Hyun Jin Song, Sun-Young Park, Seoyoun Kim, Mia Kim, In-Hyuk Ha
INTRODUCTION: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are common musculoskeletal conditions in the maxillofacial area. Although strong relationships between TMDs and other pain and diseases exist, few studies have comprehensively assessed the association between chronic diseases, ophthalmologic and otolaryngologic disorders and TMD. METHODS: Of 25,534 individuals included in the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2012), 17,575 aged ≥20 years who completed survey items on TMD symptoms were included for cross-sectional analysis...
2018: PloS One
Sehee Jo, Tae Jun Kim, Hyuk Lee, Yang Won Min, Byung Hoon Min, Jun Haeng Lee, Hee Jung Son, Poong Lyul Rhee, Sun Young Baek, Sun Woo Kim, Jae J Kim
Background/Aims: Epidemiologic and clinical data indicate that allergies may be associated with reduced risks for several cancers; however, to date, only a few studies have examined the associations between allergies and gastric cancer. This study aimed to examine the associations between allergies and gastric cancer using a large population-based dataset. Methods: This cross-sectional study obtained data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2010 and 2014, involving a total of 24,089 participants...
January 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Young Bok Lee, Ji Hyun Lee, Min Ji Kang, Jin Young Choi, Jin-Wou Kim, Dong Soo Yu, Kyung Do Han, Yong Gyu Park
This study investigated the association between allergic diseases and comorbid ophthalmologic diseases. We enrolled 14 776 participants who were at least 19 years of age. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to evaluate the odds ratios for cataracts and glaucoma according to the presence of allergic diseases. Atopic dermatitis was not associated with the development of cataracts and glaucoma. However, asthma and allergic rhinitis were significantly associated with cataracts (hazard ratio [HR] = 1...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
Gyu Ri Kim, Chung Mo Nam
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic inequalities in non-communicable diseases are known to exist; however there is a paucity of research describing the secular trends in these inequalities. To this end, the current study aims to explore the recent time trends in social patterning of selected non-communicable diseases among Korean adults between 2007 and 2015. METHODS: Using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), temporal trends in socioeconomic inequalities in diabetes, arthritis, asthma and depressive symptoms were assessed across three time points...
2017: PloS One
Angelico Mendy, Jesse Wilkerson, Pӓivi M Salo, Richard D Cohn, Darryl C Zeldin, Peter S Thorne
RATIONALE: Although endotoxin is a recognized cause of environmental lung disease, how its relationship with respiratory outcomes varies with climate is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine the endotoxin predictors as well as endotoxin association with asthma, wheeze, and sensitization to inhalant allergens in various US climate regions. METHODS: We analyzed data on 6963 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Endotoxin measurements of house dust from bedroom floor and bedding were performed at the University of Iowa...
December 22, 2017: Environment International
Joanne G Patterson, Jennifer M Jabson
PURPOSE: To examine chronic disease disparities by sexual orientation measurement among sexual minorities. METHODS: We pooled data from the 2009-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to examine differences in chronic disease prevalence between heterosexual and sexual minority people as defined by sexual identity, lifetime sexual behavior, 12-month sexual behavior, and concordance of lifetime sexual behavior and sexual identity. RESULTS: Self-identified lesbian women reported greater odds of asthma (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 3...
December 8, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
Angelico Mendy, Erick Forno, Theophile Niyonsenga, Janvier Gasana
BACKGROUND: Blood biomarkers are easily accessible and might reflect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) activity. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether a panel of blood biomarkers [C-reactive protein (CRP), neutrophils, eosinophils, albumin and vitamin D] could predict mortality in COPD. METHODS: We analyzed data from 431 COPD participants to the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys who were followed for a median time of 36 months...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Thaidra Gaufin, Nicole H Tobin, Grace M Aldrovandi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Emerging research on the pediatric microbiome implicates the importance of the microbiome on the development of the immune system, nervous system, and growth. Changes to the microbiome during infancy are associated with the development of chronic illnesses such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, the microbiome provides protection against certain pathogens, affects vaccine responses, and alters drug metabolism. This review highlights what is known about the microbiome, the establishment of a healthy microbiome and the significance that changes to the microbiome composition have on growth and health of children and adolescents...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Danit Atias-Varon, Yuval Heled
Prolonged and strenuous exercise may lead to changes in the immune system function and to temporary suppression in defense against pathogens. These changes likely increase the risk of those engaging in prolonged and strenuous physical activity to develop upper respiratory tract infection and to reduce the level of performance. On the other hand, it appears that moderate physical activity reduces the risk of upper respiratory tract infection. Various populations, such as professional athletes and soldiers in combat units, who engage in daily strenuous exercise, may therefore be a high risk group...
November 2017: Harefuah
Caroline Perisson, Leila Destruys, Dominique Grenet, Laurence Bassinet, Jocelyne Derelle, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Caroline Thumerelle, Anne Prevotat, Vincent Rosner, Annick Clement, Harriet Corvol
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a severe lung disease complication caused by an Aspergillus fumigatus-induced hypersensitivity that affects 2-15% of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The mainstay treatment consists of a combination of corticosteroids and antifungals. However, repeated or long-term corticosteroid therapies can lead to serious side effects. The monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, omalizumab, has demonstrated its efficacy in allergic asthma. As ABPA results from a hypersensitivity to a specific allergen, omalizumab might benefit CF patients with ABPA...
December 2017: Respiratory Medicine
Jyothi Bhat, V G Rao, R K Sharma, M Muniyandi, Rajiv Yadav, M K Bhondley
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is known to be high in the indigenous tribal community Saharia in Madhya Pradesh, India. The risk factors for PTB are not well known among them. This study was done to determine various risk factors associated with PTB in the indigenous community Saharia. METHODS: A prevalence survey was conducted among Saharias of Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh. The population surveyed was 12,123 which was the source of cases and controls for the present study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Bernd Lenz, Johannes Kornhuber
The second-to-fourth finger length ratio (2D:4D) is an indication of prenatal sex hormone exposure, and has sex-specifically been associated with several lethal illnesses including ischemic heart disease, diverse cancers, and suicide. Our primary aim was to verify that 2D:4D sex-specifically relates to life expectancy and suicide numbers on a national level (23 countries). We also used a hypothesis-free approach to investigate associations with other causes of death [p value adjustment for multiple hypothesis testing using the false discovery rate procedure (FDR)]...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
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