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Vanesa Bellou, Lazaros Belbasis, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Evangelos Evangelou
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global epidemic associated with increased health expenditure, and low quality of life. Many non-genetic risk factors have been suggested, but their overall epidemiological credibility has not been assessed. METHODS: We searched PubMed to capture all meta-analyses and Mendelian randomization studies for risk factors of T2DM. For each association, we estimated the summary effect size, its 95% confidence and prediction interval, and the I2 metric...
2018: PloS One
Vikas C Ghattargi, Yogesh S Nimonkar, Shaunak A Burse, Dimple Davray, Shreyas V Kumbhare, Sudarshan A Shetty, Meghana A Gaikwad, Mangesh V Suryavanshi, Swapnil P Doijad, Bhimashankar Utage, Om Prakash Sharma, Yogesh S Shouche, Bharati S Meti, Shrikant P Pawar
The human gut microbiome plays a crucial role in human health and efforts need to be done for cultivation and characterisation of bacteria with potential health benefits. Here, we isolated a bacterium from a healthy Indian adult faeces and investigated its potential as probiotic. The cultured bacterial strain 17OM39 was identified as Enterococcus faecium by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The strain 17OM39 exhibited tolerance to acidic pH, showed antimicrobial activity and displayed strong cell surface traits such as hydrophobicity and autoaggregation capacity...
March 19, 2018: Functional & Integrative Genomics
Daniel L Kuhr, Lindsey A Sjaarda, Zeina Alkhalaf, Ukpebo R Omosigho, Matthew T Connell, Robert M Silver, Keewan Kim, Neil J Perkins, Tiffany L Holland, Torie C Plowden, Enrique F Schisterman, Sunni L Mumford
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have reported mixed results regarding relationships between vitamin D, androgens, and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, less is known regarding these associations in eumenorrheic, premenopausal women. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to study the relationships between serum vitamin D and androgen biomarkers in eumenorrheic women with a history of pregnancy loss who were attempting pregnancy...
March 13, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Zihe Zheng, Jane L Harman, Josef Coresh, Anna Köttgen, Mara A McAdams-DeMarco, Adolfo Correa, Bessie A Young, Ronit Katz, Casey M Rebholz
Background: A high fructose intake has been shown to be associated with increased serum urate concentration, whereas ascorbate (vitamin C) may lower serum urate by competing with urate for renal reabsorption. Objective: We assessed the combined association, as the fructose:vitamin C intake ratio, and the separate associations of dietary fructose and vitamin C intakes on prevalent hyperuricemia. Methods: We conducted cross-sectional analyses of dietary intakes of fructose and vitamin C and serum urate concentrations among Jackson Heart Study participants, a cohort of African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi, aged 21-91 y...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Noura Brahmi, Mongi Saoudi, Yamina Kadri, Chomous Kallel, Aida El Euch, Fatma Makni Ayadi, Abdel Halim Harrath, Abdelfatah El Feki, Mohamed Salah Allagui
High fat diet (HFD) exposure is associated with various pathological dysfunctions, including haematological disorders and oxidative stress. The in vitro analysis of AECG revealed the presence of important levels of polyphenols and flavonoids, and denoted antioxidant capacities confirmed by nitric oxide radical (NO• ), reducing the power and HPLC chemical components' determinations. The animals exposed to HFD revealed a severe damage in the blood cells structure and haematological parameters accompanied with a significant decrease in serum Mg2+ and Ca2+ ATPase activities...
March 15, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Bei Tan, Pan Li, Hong Lv, Hong Yang, Yue Li, Ji Li, Ou Wang, Jiaming Qian
AIMS: To assess the necessity and efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in Chinese inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency. METHODS: Seventy-four ulcerative colitis (UC) patients and 71 Crohn's disease (CD) patients were randomly assigned into one of 3 arms for 12 months: Arm A (vitamin D3 150000IU per 3 months plus calcium 600mg oral daily); Arm B (calcium 600mg oral daily), and Arm C (vehicle control group), all in addition to conventional IBD treatment...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Digestive Diseases
L J Li, Y Z Guan, F Lü, Y W Song, X J Xu, Y Jiang, O Wang, W B Xia, X P Xing, M Li
Objective: To investigate the glucose and lipid metabolic disorders in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) without glucocorticoid therapy, and the relationships between insulin, insulin resistance, muscle strength, serum levels of osteocalcin, 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD) and glucose and lipid metabolism. Methods: A total of 102 MG patients [(40±11) years old, 43 males and 59 females] without glucocorticoid treatment were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Height, weight and the handgrip of dominant hands were measured...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Christopher R D'Adamo, James S Novick, Termeh M Feinberg, Valerie J Dawson, Larry E Miller
OBJECTIVE: Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. While deficiency can often be resolved through dietary supplementation with iron, adverse events are common and frequently preclude compliance. The objective of this study was to determine whether a food-derived dietary supplement containing a low dose of iron and nutrients that increase iron absorption could resolve iron deficiency with fewer adverse events than reported at higher doses. METHODS: A pilot clinical trial (NCT02683369) was conducted among premenopausal women with nonanemic iron deficiency that was verified by blood screening...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Safaa I Tayel, Shimaa E Soliman, Hanan M Elsayed
BACKGROUND AND AIM: increasing prevalence of neonatal sepsis in recent years catch attention to early prevention and management. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphism can modulate VDR expression level that greatly influences immunity and susceptibility to microbial infections. We aimed to investigate the association of VDR polymorphism at FokI, rs2228570 T/C, and TaqI, rs731236 C/T gene with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and risk of neonatal sepsis. METHODS: This work carried on 160 subjects classified into 80 cases (40 mothers and their 40 septic neonates) and 80 healthy controls (40 volunteer mothers and their 40 healthy neonates)...
March 9, 2018: Steroids
Ole Haagen Nielsen, Lars Rejnmark, Alan C Moss
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is a chronic and unpredictable characterized by alternating periods of remission interspersed with relapses. In recent years accumulating support for an immunomodulating effect of vitamin D on both the innate and adaptive immune system has been presented. Through the vitamin D receptor, the active form of vitamin D, 1,25(OH)2D, induces antimicrobial peptide secretion, decrease dendritic cell activity, and promotes Th2 and regulatory T cell development and activity...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Hanifi Ucpunar, Ismet Yalkin Camurcu, Serda Duman, Esra Ucpunar, Hakan Sofu, Avni Ilhan Bayhan
Background and purpose - Patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) are phenotypically overweight or obese and may therefore require clinical follow-up of obesity-related disorders. We evaluated obesity-related disorders such as dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), and vitamin-D deficiency during the postoperative period in patients with SCFE. Patients and methods - 51 patients who were operated and followed-up for SCFE and 62 healthy adolescents without SCFE (control group) were included in this retrospective study...
March 9, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
David E Leaf, Edward D Siew, Michele F Eisenga, Karandeep Singh, Finnian R Mc Causland, Anand Srivastava, T Alp Ikizler, Lorraine B Ware, Adit A Ginde, John A Kellum, Paul M Palevsky, Myles Wolf, Sushrut S Waikar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dysregulated mineral metabolism is a common and potentially maladaptive feature of critical illness, especially in patients with AKI, but its association with death has not been comprehensively investigated. We sought to determine whether elevated plasma levels of the osteocyte-derived, vitamin D-regulating hormone, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), are prospectively associated with death in critically ill patients with AKI requiring RRT, and in a general cohort of critically ill patients with and without AKI...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
A Meola, E Vignali, A Matrone, F Cetani, C Marcocci
PURPOSE: To evaluate adherence to European Society of Endocrinology guidelines and risk of renal complications in patients with chronic post-operative hypoparathyroidism (PO-HypoPT) treated with calcium and activated vitamin D metabolites. METHODS: We evaluated 90 adult patients (68 females and 22 males) with chronic (3 years) PO-HypoPT. Total albumin-corrected (Alb-Ca) and ionized serum calcium, phosphate, creatinine, PTH, and 24-h urinary calcium were measured; renal ultrasound was also performed...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Muhammed Keskin, Dilek Ural, Servet Altay, Onur Argan, Edibe Betül Börklü, Ömer Kozan
OBJECTIVE: Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common nutritional deficiency, and iron metabolism becomes further deteriorated in the presence of certain conditions, such as heart failure (HF). Atrial fibrillation (AF) has many similarities to HF, including a chronic inflammatory pathophysiology; however, the prevalence of ID and other hematinic deficiencies in AF patients have not been determined. METHODS: In this study, the prevalence of iron (serum ferritin <100 µg/L or ferritin 100-299 µg/L with transferrin saturation <20%), vitamin B12 (<200 pg/mL), and folate deficiency (<4...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
E Delvin, N Alos, F Rauch, V Marcil, S Morel, M Boisvert, M-A Lecours, C Laverdière, D Sinnett, M Krajinovic, J Dubois, S Drouin, G Lefebvre, M Samoilenko, C Nyalendo, E Cavalier, E Levy
BACKGROUND: The remarkable progress in the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (cALL) has led to a survival rate reaching 90%. This success story is unfortunately linked to increased risk of impaired skeletal mass accumulation during childhood and adolescence, predisposing the patients to osteoporosis and pathological fractures at adulthood. OBJECTIVE: This study aims at characterizing the vitamin D status and bone health biomarkers in a well-characterized cohort of cALL survivors...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Afaf El-Ansary, John J Cannell, Geir Bjørklund, Ramesa Shafi Bhat, Abeer M Al Dbass, Hanan A Alfawaz, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Laila Al-Ayadhi
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects about 1% of the world's population. Vitamin D is thought to be essential for normal brain development and modulation of the immune system. Worldwide about 1 billion people are affected by vitamin D deficiency. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) are biomarkers related to inflammation and oxidative stress. In the present study, these biomarkers were together with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D3 ) analyzed in 28 (mean age seven years) Saudi male patients with ASD...
March 1, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
Justin T van der Tas, Marlies E C Elfrink, Annemieke C Heijboer, Fernando Rivadeneira, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Henning Tiemeier, Josje D Schoufour, Henriëtte A Moll, Edwin M Ongkosuwito, Eppo B Wolvius, Trudy Voortman
OBJECTIVES: Recent literature suggested that higher vitamin D concentrations in childhood are associated with a lower prevalence of molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH). As tooth development already starts in utero, we aimed to study whether vitamin D status during foetal, postnatal and childhood periods is associated with the presence of hypomineralized second primary molars (HSPMs) and/or MIH at the age of six. METHODS: Our study was embedded in the Generation R Study, a population-based, prospective cohort from foetal life onwards in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
March 1, 2018: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
F C Monteiro Júnior, N R Mandarino, E M Santos, A M Santos, J V Salgado, D J A Brito, B J L Salgado, J S Lages, G Castelo Branco, N Salgado Filho
Hypovitaminosis D has been identified as a possible new cardiovascular risk factor. However, the results of studies correlating serum vitamin D levels with markers of subclinical atherosclerosis have been conflicting. The aim of this study was to correlate serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] with carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) and conventional cardiovascular risk factors in Afro-descendants. A cross-sectional analysis was performed on a sample of 382 individuals from a cohort of descendants of African slaves, inhabitants of "Quilombola" communities, with a mean age of 57...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
K S Akinwande, O A Morenikeji, O G Arinola
Adequate nutrition is essential for normal growth of children but helminth infection is proposed to cause nutritional deficiencies. This study was carried out to assess the nutritional status of helminth infected school aged children in semi-urban communities of South-West Nigeria. Two hundred children from primary schools in Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State, Nigeria participated in the study. Anthropometric measurements were analyzed using the WHO AnthroPlus software. Kato Katz method was used to detect ova of helminths in the stool while serum levels of iron, zinc, selenium, ferritin, transferrin, vitamin A, vitamin C and haptoglobin were measured using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Atomic Absorption Spectophotometry as appropriate...
December 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
Qiongzhang Wang, Zhuoying Zhu, Yuntao Liu, Xinjie Tu, Jincai He
Introduction: Low serum vitamin D levels are associated with the development of poststroke depression (PSD). Inflammatory markers play an important role in pathophysiology of PSD. The relationship between vitamin D levels and inflammatory markers has been discussed in nonstroke individuals. The purposes of this study were to explore the relationship between vitamin D levels and inflammatory markers in acute stroke patients and examine the effect of vitamin D and inflammatory markers on PSD...
February 2018: Brain and Behavior
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