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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788823/synbiotic-supplementation-systemic-inflammation-and-symptoms-of-brain-disorders-in-elders-a-secondary-study-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Eliana Regina Louzada, Sandra Maria Lima Ribeiro
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the effect of a symbiotic substance on symptoms of brain disorders and inflammation in the elderly. METHODS: Forty-nine elders, both genders, assigned into two groups: S-group (synbiotic) and P-group (placebo). Evaluations at the beginning and at the end of the experiment: geriatric depressive symptoms scale-15 (GDS-15); mini-mental status examination (MMSE); % of body fat (%fat); serum IL-6, TNF-α and IL-10; serum diamine-oxidase (DAO), intestinal fatty-acid binding protein (IFABP), and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
May 23, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785573/effect-of-dietary-soy-oil-glucose-and-glutamine-on-growth-performance-amino-acid-profile-blood-profile-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-weaned-piglets
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Dinghong Lv, Xia Xiong, Huansheng Yang, Meiwei Wang, Yijie He, Yanhong Liu, Yulong Yin
Weaning stress results in gastrointestinal dysfunction and depressed performance in pigs. This study aimed to investigate the effect of soy oil, glucose, and glutamine on the growth and health of weaned piglets. Compared with those in the glutamine group, piglets in the glucose and soy oil groups had greater average daily gain, average daily feed intake, and gain: feed ratio from day 0 to 14, and gain: feed ratio for the overall period. There were no differences with regard to serum amino acids among the three groups on day 14, except glycine and threonine...
May 18, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785555/folic-acid-methylfolate-for-the-treatment-of-psychopathology-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kenji Sakuma, Shinji Matsunaga, Ikuo Nomura, Makoto Okuya, Taro Kishi, Nakao Iwata
RATIONALE: This study aims to examine whether folate/folic acid/methylfolate/folinic acid supplemented to antipsychotics (FA + AP) is beneficial in schizophrenia treatment. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of FA + AP for schizophrenia. METHODS: The primary outcome was an improvement in total symptoms. Other outcomes were psychopathology subscales (positive, negative, general, and depressive symptoms), discontinuation due to all-cause and adverse events, and individual adverse events...
May 22, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780326/effects-of-ginseng-supplementation-and-endurance-exercise-in-the-artery-specific-vascular-responsiveness-of-diabetic-and-sedentary-rats
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Juan M Murias, Mao Jiang, Tomasz Dzialoszynski, Earl G Noble
This study examined the effects of 12 weeks North-American ginseng supplementation, exercise training, and sedentary behavior on vascular responses in type I diabetic rats. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) ginseng supplementation would result in improved vascular responsiveness and sensitivity; (2) exercise training would result in further improvement in these vascular responses; (3) control rats with no access to exercise would show a depressed vascular response compared to control rats that were not exposed to a sedentary lifestyle...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779819/barriers-for-nutritional-care-in-the-transition-from-hospital-to-the-community-among-older-patients
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Yulia Ginzburg, Inbar Shmilovitz, Nechama Monastyrsky, Ronit Endevelt, Danit R Shahar
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Data on the continuity of nutritional care in the transition from the hospital to the community is scarce although its impact on medical complications is highly significant. The aim of the current study is to determine level of adherence to dietary recommendations after hospitalization and identify barriers for adherence. METHODS: A prospective study among patients age ≥65 who were treated with oral nutritional supplements (ONS) during their hospitalization and discharged with dietary recommendations...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779816/omega-3-supplementation-effects-on-body-weight-and-depression-among-dieter-women-with-co-morbidity-of-depression-and-obesity-compared-with-the-placebo-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Seyed Ali Keshavarz, Seyed-Ali Mostafavi, Shahin Akhondzadeh, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, Saeed Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Eshraghian, Maryam Chamari
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the effects of the omega-3 supplementation on body weight and depression among women with co-morbidity of depression and obesity seeking weight reduction compared with the placebo. METHODS: Sixty five patients with co-morbidity of depression and overweight/obesity (BMI ≥ 25) signed the informed consent form and enrolled into this 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical Trial. Subsequently, participants randomly assigned into one of the two groups receiving daily 6 capsules of omega-3 (each capsule containing 180 mg EPA, and 120 mg DHA) or 6 capsules of placebo (two with each meal)...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767088/interactive-effect-of-dietary-vitamin-e-and-inorganic-mercury-on-growth-performance-and-bioaccumulation-of-mercury-in-juvenile-olive-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus-treated-with-mercuric-chloride
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Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Jun-Ho Lee, Jin-Hyeok Lee, Seonghun Won, Jim H Damusaru, Sungchul C Bai
A 6-week feeding trial was carried out to evaluate the effects of dietary vitamin E (dl-α-tocopheryl acetate, TA) on growth and mercury (Hg) accumulation in juvenile olive flounder ( Paralichthys olivaceus ) treated with mercuric chloride (HgCl2 ). Vitamin E and HgCl2 were added to the semi-purified basal diet. Six semi-purified diets in a 2 × 3 factorial design were formulated to contain 2 levels of Hg (0 or 20 mg HgCl2 /kg diet) and 3 levels of vitamin E (0, 100, or 200 mg TA/kg diet). Experimental fish ( n  = 360, 9...
September 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
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Samata R Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I Tarazi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Hereditary factors, parental history of psychiatric disorders, pre-term births, and fetal exposure to psychotropic drugs or insecticides have all been linked to higher risk of ASD...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761101/fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-case-report-on-controlled-remission-of-symptoms-by-a-dietary-strategy
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Silvia Maria Lattanzio, Francesca Imbesi
A 34-year-old woman suffered from significant chronic pain, depression, non-restorative sleep, chronic fatigue, severe morning stiffness, leg cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, hypersensitivity to cold, concentration difficulties, and forgetfulness. Blood tests were negative for rheumatic disorders. The patient was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Due to the lack of effectiveness of pharmacological therapies in FMS, she approached a novel metabolic proposal for the symptomatic remission. Its core idea is supporting serotonin synthesis by allowing a proper absorption of tryptophan assumed with food, while avoiding, or at least minimizing the presence of interfering non-absorbed molecules, such as fructose and sorbitol...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760188/depression-in-type-1-diabetes-was-associated-with-high-levels-of-circulating-galectin-3
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Eva O Melin, Jonatan Dereke, Maria Thunander, Magnus Hillman
OBJECTIVE: Neuroinflammatory responses are implicated in depression. The aim was to explore whether depression in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) was associated with high circulating galectin-3, controlling for metabolic variables, s-creatinine, life style factors, medication, and cardiovascular complications. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Participants were T1D patients (n=283, 56% men, age 18-59 years, diabetes duration ≥1 year)...
May 14, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756417/dehydroepiandrosterone-and-erectile-function-a-review
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REVIEW
Ahmed I El-Sakka
To review the contemporary knowledge regarding the dehydroepiandrosterone and erectile function. Medline was reviewed for English-language journal articles spanning the time between January 1990 and December 2017, using the terms 'erectile function', 'dehydroepiandrosterone'. We used Journal Articles and review articles that found to be relevant to the purpose of this review. Criteria included all pertinent review articles, randomized controlled trials with tight methodological design, cohort studies and retrospective analyses...
May 11, 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755397/stress-axis-regulation-by-vitamin-d-3-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Linda Rolf, Jan Damoiseaux, Inge Huitinga, Dorien Kimenai, Jody van den Ouweland, Raymond Hupperts, Joost Smolders
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been associated with both a poor vitamin D status and hyperactivity of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Since nuclear receptor ligands may regulate each other, we explored the association of vitamin D3 supplements with circadian cortisol levels in a double-blind and placebo-controlled supplementation study. Methods: Female patients with relapsing-remitting MS received vitamin D3 supplements (4,000 IU/day; n  = 22) or placebo ( n  = 19) during 16 weeks...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751542/xiaoyaosan-improves-depressive-like-behaviors-in-mice-through-regulating-apelin-apj-system-in-hypothalamus
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Zhiyi Yan, Haiyan Jiao, Xiufang Ding, Qingyu Ma, Xiaojuan Li, Qiuxia Pan, Tingye Wang, Yajing Hou, Youming Jiang, Yueyun Liu, Jiaxu Chen
Background: The apelin-APJ system has been considered to play a crucial role in HPA axis function, and how the traditional Chinese compound prescription Xiaoyaosan regulates the apelin-APJ system as a supplement to treat depressive disorders. Objective: To investigate the depression-like behaviors and expression of apelin and APJ in hypothalamus of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) mice and study whether these changes related to the regulation of Xiaoyaosan. Methods: 60 adult C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into four groups, including control group, CUMS group, Xiaoyaosan treatment group and fluoxetine treatment group...
May 3, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751242/local-functional-connectivity-alterations-in-schizophrenia-bipolar-disorder-and-major-depressive-disorder
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Yange Wei, Miao Chang, Fay Y Womer, Qian Zhou, Zhiyang Yin, Shengnan Wei, Yifang Zhou, Xiaowei Jiang, Xudong Yao, Jia Duan, Ke Xu, Xi-Nian Zuo, Yanqing Tang, Fei Wang
BACKGROUND: Local functional connectivity (FC) indicates local or short-distance functional interactions and may serve as a neuroimaging marker to investigate the human brain connectome. Local FC alterations suggest a disrupted balance in the local functionality of the whole brain network and are increasingly implicated in schizophrenia (SZ), bipolar disorder (BD), and major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: We aim to examine the similarities and differences in the local FC across SZ, BD, and MDD...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750662/supplemental-carbon-dioxide-stabilizes-the-upper-airway-in-volunteers-anesthetized-with-propofol
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Katarina Jennifer Ruscic, Janne Bøgh Stokholm, Johann Patlak, Hao Deng, Jeroen Cedric Peter Simons, Timothy Houle, Jürgen Peters, Matthias Eikermann
BACKGROUND: Propofol impairs upper airway dilator muscle tone and increases upper airway collapsibility. Preclinical studies show that carbon dioxide decreases propofol-mediated respiratory depression. We studied whether elevation of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) via carbon dioxide insufflation reverses the airway collapsibility (primary hypothesis) and impaired genioglossus muscle electromyogram that accompany propofol anesthesia. METHODS: We present a prespecified, secondary analysis of previously published experiments in 12 volunteers breathing via a high-flow respiratory circuit used to control upper airway pressure under propofol anesthesia at two levels, with the deep level titrated to suppression of motor response...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750548/predictors-of-response-to-combined-wake-and-light-therapy-in-treatment-resistant-inpatients-with-depression
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Mette Kragh, Erik Roj Larsen, Klaus Martiny, Dorthe Norden Møller, Camilla Schultz Wihlborg, Tove Lindhardt, Poul Videbech
There is growing evidence for combined chronotherapeutic interventions as adjunctive treatments for major depression. However, as the treatments can be demanding, we need to identify predictors of response. This study aimed to describe predictors of response, remission and deterioration in the short-term phase, as well as predictors of long-term response. The predictors investigated were gender, type of depression, severity of depression, treatment resistance, quetiapine use, general self-efficacy, educational level and positive diurnal variation...
May 11, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750366/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-maternal-choline-supplementation-in-heavy-drinking-pregnant-women-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Sandra W Jacobson, R Colin Carter, Christopher D Molteno, Ernesta M Meintjes, Marjanne Senekal, Nadine M Lindinger, Neil C Dodge, Steven H Zeisel, Christopher P Duggan, Joseph L Jacobson
BACKGROUND: Choline, an essential nutrient, serves as a methyl-group donor for DNA methylation and is a constituent of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and a precursor to major components of cell membranes. Findings from animal studies suggest that choline supplementation during pregnancy may mitigate adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on growth and neurocognitive function. We conducted a randomized, double-blind exploratory trial to examine feasibility and acceptability of a choline supplementation intervention during pregnancy...
May 11, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747386/zinc-magnesium-selenium-and-depression-a-review-of-the-evidence-potential-mechanisms-and-implications
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REVIEW
Jessica Wang, Phoebe Um, Barbra A Dickerman, Jianghong Liu
Micronutrient deficiency and depression are major global health problems. Here, we first review recent empirical evidence of the association between several micronutrients—zinc, magnesium, selenium—and depression. We then present potential mechanisms of action and discuss the clinical implications for each micronutrient. Collectively, empirical evidence most strongly supports a positive association between zinc deficiency and the risk of depression and an inverse association between zinc supplementation and depressive symptoms...
May 9, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740015/effects-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-supplementation-on-home-based-walking-training-achievement-in-middle-aged-depressive-women-randomized-double-blind-crossover-pilot-study
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Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizue Masuki, Akiyo Morikawa, Yu Ogawa, Yoshi-Ichiro Kamijo, Kiwamu Takahashi, Motowo Nakajima, Hiroshi Nose
Depressive patients often experience difficulty in performing exercise due to physical and psychological barriers. We examined the effects of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) with sodium ferrous citrate (SFC) supplementation during home-based walking training in middle-aged depressive women. Nine outpatients [53 ± 8 (SD) yr] with major depressive disorder participated in the pilot study with randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover design. They underwent two trials for 7 days, each performing interval walking training (IWT) with ALA + SFC (ALA + SFC) or placebo supplement intake (PLC) intermittently with >a 10-day washout period...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735636/potential-protective-mechanism-in-the-cardiac-microvascular-injury
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Xiuchuan Li, Juanni Hou, Jin Du, Jian Feng, Yi Yang, Yang Shen, Sha Chen, Juan Feng, Dachun Yang, De Li, Haifeng Pei, Yongjian Yang
Cardiac microvascular injury often occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who develop hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. However, besides reported contradictory roles in cardiac diseases, the function of TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid 1) in cardiac microvessels is not well defined. This study was performed to determine the detailed role of TRPV1 in cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) in T2DM. T2DM mice were established by multiple injections of low-dose streptozotocin and high-fat feeding...
May 7, 2018: Hypertension
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