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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302014/role-of-hepcidin-25-in-chronic-kidney-disease-anemia-and-beyond
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Norishi Ueda, Kazuya Takasawa
Iron is an essential element for all living organisms, but produces toxic oxidants. Thus, iron homeostasis is tightly regulated in mammals. Hepcidin-25 (hepcidin) has emerged as a molecule that regulates iron metabolism. Binding of hepcidin to its receptor, ferroportin, inhibits intestinal iron absorption and iron efflux from hepatocytes and macrophages. Decreased hepcidin enhances iron absorption and efflux. Hepcidin could be predictive of iron status and the response to iron supplementation or erythropoietin-stimulating agents...
March 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287332/association-of-energy-intake-and-expenditure-with-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study-of-150-pediatric-patients-following-treatment-for-leukemia
#2
Richa Srivastava, Atul Batra, Deepa Dhawan, Sameer Bakhshi
Increased obesity in leukemia survivors has been attributed to chemotherapy and radiation. Data on total energy intake (TEI) and total energy expenditure (TEE) are lacking in obese childhood leukemia patients after completion of therapy from India. We conducted a cross-sectional study in pediatric acute leukemia patients after completion of therapy wherein energy intake was assessed by 24-hour recall method. TEE was calculated using Harris-Benedict equation, by assessing the physical activity level using Physical Activity Questionnaire for children and basal metabolic rate by World Health Organization equation...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286536/associations-among-osteocalcin-leptin-and-metabolic-health-in-children-ages-9-13-years-in-the-united-states
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Kelly Virecoulon Giudici, Joseph M Kindler, Berdine R Martin, Emma M Laing, George P McCabe, Linda D McCabe, Dorothy B Hausman, Lígia Araújo Martini, Richard D Lewis, Connie M Weaver, Munro Peacock, Kathleen M Hill Gallant
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the relationships among osteocalcin, leptin and metabolic health outcomes in children ages 9-13 years. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from 161 boys and 157 girls (ages 9-13 years) who previously participated in a double-blinded randomized placebo controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation. Relationships among fasting serum total osteocalcin (tOC), undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC), leptin, and metabolic health outcomes were analyzed...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272108/looking-for-new-diagnostic-tools-and-biomarkers-of-hypertension-in-obese-pediatric-patients
#4
Wojciech Strojny, Dorota Drozdz, Kamil Fijorek, Michał Korostynski, Marcin Piechota, Walentyna Balwierz, Jacek A Pietrzyk, Przemko Kwinta, Maciej Siedlar, Szymon Skoczen
INTRODUCTION: Development of obesity in childhood may be linked to an increased risk of hypertension. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed (a) to analyze the expression of genes associated with blood pressure (BP) in obese children, (b) to evaluate ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) as a diagnostic tool in hypertension in children, and (c) to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in children with obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Office BP measurements and ABPM were performed in 49 children with obesity and 25 age-matched healthy children...
March 7, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253911/childhood-bmi-in-relation-to-microbiota-in-infancy-and-lifetime-antibiotic-use
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K Korpela, M A C Zijlmans, M Kuitunen, K Kukkonen, E Savilahti, A Salonen, C de Weerth, W M de Vos
BACKGROUND: Children with high body mass index (BMI) at preschool age are at risk of developing obesity. Early identification of factors that increase the risk of excessive weight gain could help direct preventive actions. The intestinal microbiota and antibiotic use have been identified as potential modulators of early metabolic programming and weight development. To test if the early microbiota composition is associated with later BMI, and if antibiotic use modifies this association, we analysed the faecal microbiota composition at 3 months and the BMI at 5-6 years in two cohorts of healthy children born vaginally at term in the Netherlands (N = 87) and Finland (N = 75)...
March 3, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239164/adipocyte-c1qtnf5-expression-is-bmi-dependently-related-to-early-adipose-tissue-dysfunction-and-systemic-ctrp5-serum-levels-in-obese-children
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J T Schwartze, K Landgraf, U Spielau, D Rockstroh, D Löffler, J Kratzsch, W Kiess, A Körner
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The recently identified adipocytokine C1QTNF5 (encodes for CTRP5) has been demonstrated to inhibit pro-metabolic insulin signaling in adipocytes. We hypothesized that adipocyte C1QTNF5 expression in subcutaneous (sc) adipose tissue (AT) would correlate with the degree of obesity, systemic CTRP5 serum levels, and early AT and metabolic dysfunction in children. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Sc AT samples were obtained from 33 healthy Caucasian lean children aged 10...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077341/irisin-and-oxytocin-as-predictors-of-metabolic-parameters-in-obese-children
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Ciğdem Binay, Cem Paketçi, Savaş Güzel, Nedim Samancı
OBJECTIVE: Irisin and oxytocin can affect energy homeostasis and have been proposed to play an important role in reducing obesity and diabetes. We aimed to determine the relationship between metabolic parameters (including irisin and oxytocin levels) and anthropometric parameters in obese children. METHODS: Ninety obese children (mean age, 13.85 ± 1.63 years) and 30 healthy controls (mean age, 14.32 ± 1.58 years) were enrolled in this study. Anthropometric and laboratory parameters (glucose, insulin, lipid, oxytocin, and irisin levels) were analysed...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992361/risk-factors-that-affect-metabolic-health-status-in-obese-children
#8
Selin Elmaogullari, Fatma Demirel, Nihal Hatipoglu
BACKGROUND: While some obese children are metabolically healthy (MHO), some have additional health problems, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and hepatosteatosis, which increase mortality and morbidity related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) during adulthood. These children are metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO) children. In this study we assessed the factors that affect metabolic health in obesity and the clinical and laboratory findings that distinguish between MHO and MUO children...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823707/body-weight-and-basal-metabolic-rate-in-childhood-narcolepsy-a-longitudinal-study
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Zongwen Wang, Huijuan Wu, William S Stone, Jianhua Zhuang, Linli Qiu, Xing Xu, Yan Wang, Zhengqing Zhao, Fang Han, Zhongxin Zhao
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to document the trajectory of weight gain and body mass index (BMI) in children with type 1 narcolepsy, and to analyze basal metabolic rate (BMR). METHODS: A total of 65 Chinese children with type 1 narcolepsy with a disease duration ≤12 months were included. In addition, 79 healthy age-matched students were enrolled as controls. Height and body weight were measured every six months for up to 36 months to calculate BMI growth...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788168/dexa-body-composition-assessment-in-10-11-year-healthy-children
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W M Verduin, R Van Den Helder, H J Doodeman, E Struijf, A P J Houdijk
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a growing health problem associated with metabolic derangements and cardiovascular disease. Accumulating evidence links the accumulation of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) to these obesity related health risks in adults. Childhood obesity is associated with a lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease and poses a serious challenge to future health care. In children, there is much less data on the prevalence and gender differences of visceral obesity than in adults...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766990/providing-evidence-to-support-the-development-of-whole-grain-dietary-recommendations-in-the-united-kingdom
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Kay D Mann, Mark S Pearce, Chris J Seal
Observational evidence suggests that increased whole grain (WG) intake reduces the risks of many non-communicable diseases, such as CVD, type 2 diabetes, obesity and certain cancers. More recently, studies have shown that WG intake lowers all-cause and cause-specific mortality. Much of the reported evidence on risk reduction is from US and Scandinavian populations, where there are tangible WG dietary recommendations. At present there is no quantity-specific WG dietary recommendation in the UK, instead we are advised to choose WG or higher fibre versions...
October 21, 2016: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753812/ssa-04-3-leptin-adiponectin-in-cardiometabolic-disease
#12
Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are major causes of death and illness worldwide. In recent decades an increased prevalence of CVD mortality has been reported in low-medium income countries, which has been associated with changes in life styles, deficiencies in health systems and the persistence of social inequities.The metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, with insulin resistance and increased adiposity as its central features. Identifying individuals with metabolic syndrome is important due to its association with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733746/oxidative-stress-status-in-childhood-obesity-a-potential-risk-predictor
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Elif Kilic, Ömer Faruk Özer, Aybala Erek Toprak, Hayriye Erman, Emel Torun, Sıddıka Kesgin Ayhan, Hifa Gülru Caglar, Sahbettin Selek, Abdurrahim Kocyigit
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity characterized by excessive fat in the body is one of the most serious health problems worldwide due to the social, medical, and physiological complications. Obesity and associated diseases are triggering factors for oxidative stress and inflammation. The aim of this study was to explore the possible association between childhood obesity and inflammatory and oxidative status. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-seven obese children and 37 healthy controls selected from among children admitted to BLIND University Paediatrics Department were included in the study...
October 13, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687882/reference-values-for-serum-leptin-in-healthy-non-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Ulrik Lausten-Thomsen, Michael Christiansen, Paula Louise Hedley, Cilius Esmann Fonvig, Theresa Stjernholm, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Jens-Christian Holm
BACKGROUND: Adipokines are biologically active, low-molecular weight peptides, which play a major role in metabolic homeostasis in humans. Leptin has gained increasing attention in pediatrics as a biomarker for various metabolic pathologies. Yet, its usefulness is hampered by the relative lack of reference values from pediatric settings. Accordingly, this study aims to evaluate serum concentrations of leptin, soluble leptin receptor (sOB-R), and free leptin index (FLI) in healthy Danish schoolchildren aged 6-18 years and subsequently to establish reference intervals across sex and age groups...
November 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643352/ssa-04-3-leptin-adiponectin-in-cardiometabolic-disease
#15
Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are major causes of death and illness worldwide. In recent decades an increased prevalence of CVD mortality has been reported in low-medium income countries, which has been associated with changes in life styles, deficiencies in health systems and the persistence of social inequities.The metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, with insulin resistance and increased adiposity as its central features. Identifying individuals with metabolic syndrome is important due to its association with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641936/do-overweight-and-obese-pediatric-stone-formers-have-differences-in-metabolic-abnormalities-compared-with-normal-weight-stone-formers
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Gina M Cambareri, Dana W Giel, Aaron P Bayne, Sean Corbett, Elleson Schurtz, Larisa Kovacevic, Troy Sukhu, Michael Yap, George Chiang
OBJECTIVE: To determine if 24-hour urinary parameters in children with nephrolithiasis across 4 institutions were influenced by body mass index (BMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 24-hour urinary parameters obtained from children with nephrolithiasis between 2000 and 2013 were stratified by BMI percentile ≥85th and <85th (overweight and obese patients vs healthy weight, respectively). A total of 206 children were included in the study. Exclusion criteria included patients with a history of spina bifida, neurogenic bladder, and cerebral palsy, and patients on medical treatment before the first 24-hour urine collection...
September 15, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571184/osteopontin-is-bmi-independently-related-to-early-endothelial-dysfunction-in-children
#17
Moritz Schreier, Julian Tristan Schwartze, Kathrin Landgraf, Kathrin Scheuermann, Sandra Erbs, Gunda Herberth, J Andrew Pospisilik, Jürgen Kratzsch, Wieland Kiess, Antje Körner
CONTEXT: Osteopontin (OPN) has been proposed to predict adverse cardiac events in adult type 2 diabetes patients. OBJECTIVE: We investigated potential associations of circulating OPN and OPN expression in adipose tissue (AT) with obesity and early metabolic and cardiovascular dysfunction in children. Furthermore, we assessed the functional relevance of OPN on primary human endothelial cells. DESIGN: Serum OPN was determined in healthy lean (n=65) and obese (n=100) children by ELISA...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539885/relation-of-serum-irisin-level-with-metabolic-and-antropometric-parameters-in-obese-children
#18
Gönül Çatlı, Tuncay Küme, Hale Ünver Tuhan, Ahmet Anık, Özlem Gürsoy Çalan, Ece Böber, Ayhan Abacı
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum irisin level and metabolic and anthropometric parameters in obese children. METHODS: The study included 36 obese children with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥95th percentile and 30 healthy children with a BMI ranging from the 5th to the 85th percentile. Healthy and obese children had similar age, gender and pubertal stage distribution. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters (fasting glucose, insulin, lipid profile, leptin and irisin levels) were measured...
November 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522717/-obesity-current-global-and-russian-trends
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REVIEW
A O Razina, S D Runenko, E E Achkasov
The review of literature presents the results of recent epidemiological studies in obese people in Russia and abroad taking into account gender, age, ethnic, social, and geographicalfactors. The increase of obesity prevalence among different population groups including children and adolescents was registered. The risks of health problems associated with overweight and obesity probably leading to disability and mortality were analyzed. It was shown that the energy imbalance played a key role in the etiopathogenesis of obesity among many other factors...
2016: Vestnik Rossiĭskoĭ Akademii Meditsinskikh Nauk
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518917/higher-plasma-orexin-a-levels-in-children-with-prader-willi-syndrome-compared-with-healthy-unrelated-sibling-controls
#20
Ann M Manzardo, Lisa Johnson, Jennifer L Miller, Daniel J Driscoll, Merlin G Butler
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder associated with maladaptive social behavior, hyperphagia and morbid obesity. Orexin A is a hypothalamic neuropeptide important as a homeostatic regulator of feeding behavior and in energy metabolism through actions in the lateral hypothalamus. Dysregulation of orexin signaling may contribute to behavioral problems and hyperphagia seen in PWS and we sought to assess orexin A levels in PWS relative to controls children. Morning fasting plasma orexin A levels were analyzed in 23 children (aged 5-11 years) with genetically confirmed PWS and 18 age and gender matched healthy unrelated siblings without PWS...
September 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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