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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088806/effects-of-aloe-sterol-supplementation-on-skin-elasticity-hydration-and-collagen-score-a-12-week-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miyuki Tanaka, Yuki Yamamoto, Eriko Misawa, Kazumi Nabeshima, Marie Saito, Koji Yamauchi, Fumiaki Abe, Fukumi Furukawa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Our previous study confirmed that Aloe sterol stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid production in human dermal fibroblasts. This study aims to investigate whether Aloe sterol intake affects skin conditions. METHODS: We performed a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of oral Aloe sterol supplementation on skin elasticity, hydration, and the collagen score in 64 healthy women (age range 30-59 years; average 44...
January 14, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088422/effects-of-clay-after-an-aflatoxin-challenge-on-aflatoxin-clearance-milk-production-and-metabolism-of-holstein-cows
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S A Sulzberger, S Melnichenko, F C Cardoso
Oral supplementation of clay to dairy cattle has been reported to reduce toxicity of aflatoxin (AF) in contaminated feed. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of 3 concentrations of dietary clay supplementation in response to an AF challenge. Ten multiparous rumen-cannulated Holstein cows [body weight (mean ± SD) = 669 ± 20 kg and 146 ± 69 d in milk], were assigned to 1 of 5 treatments in a randomized replicated 5 × 5 Latin square design balanced to measure carryover effects. Periods (21 d) were divided in an adaptation phase (d 1 to 14) and a measurement phase (d 15 to 21)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088187/a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-combined-calcitriol-and-ergocalciferol-versus-ergocalciferol-alone-in-chronic-kidney-disease-with-proteinuria
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Paweena Susantitaphong, Siriwan Nakwan, Sadudee Peerapornratana, Khajohn Tiranathanagul, Pisut Katavetin, Nattachai Srisawat, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
BACKGROUND: KDOQI guideline suggests that nutritional vitamin D should be supplemented in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who have vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency. However, there are scarce data regarding the additional benefit of active vitamin D supplement in CKD patients who were receiving nutritional vitamin D supplement. This study was conducted to explore the effect of adding active vitamin D to nutritional vitamin D supplement on proteinuria and kidney function in CKD with vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency...
January 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080323/oral-adenosine-5-triphosphate-atp-administration-increases-postexercise-atp-levels-muscle-excitability-and-athletic-performance-following-a-repeated-sprint-bout
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Eduardo O De Souza, John A Rathmacher, Matthew H Sharp, Ryan P Lowery, Kevin A Shields, Jeremy M Partl, Jacob M Wilson, Ralf Jäger, Martin Purpura
OBJECTIVE: Oral adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) administration has failed to increase plasma ATP levels; however, chronic supplementation with ATP has shown to increase power, strength, lean body mass, and blood flow in trained athletes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of ATP supplementation on postexercise ATP levels and on muscle activation and excitability and power following a repeated sprint bout. METHODS: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized design, 42 healthy male individuals were given either 400 mg of ATP as disodium salt or placebo for 2 weeks prior to an exercise bout...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079755/macular-pigment-distribution-responses-to-high-dose-zeaxanthin-supplementation-in-patients-with-macular-telangiectasia-type-2
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Rene Y Choi, Aruna Gorusupudi, Kimberley Wegner, Mohsen Sharifzadeh, Werner Gellermann, Paul S Bernstein
PURPOSE: To analyze macular pigment (MP) amount and distribution in patients with macular telangiectasia Type 2 receiving oral zeaxanthin supplementation in a randomized, open-label, interventional trial. METHODS: Eight macular telangiectasia Type 2 patients were randomized to 10 mg or 20 mg of zeaxanthin per day. At each visit, best-corrected visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, fundus biomicroscopy, color fundus photography, autofluorescence imaging, optical coherence tomography, and serum carotenoid levels were tested...
January 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076655/fecal-total-iron-concentration-is-inversely-associated-with-fecal-lactobacillus-in-preschool-children
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Sasank Kalipatnapu, Sivaraman Kuppuswamy, Giriprasad Venugopal, Venkatesh Kaliaperumal, Balamurugan Ramadass
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency is associated with stunting and poor performance in children. Oral iron supplementation is widely promoted to correct iron deficiency. However, excess iron may be toxic to beneficial luminal gut bacteria and could support growth of pathobionts. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the fecal total iron concentration and fecal Lactobacillus levels in a cohort of stunted and normal children. DESIGN: The study was undertaken in two different locations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074217/-nutrition-in-dementia
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D Volkert
BACKGROUND: In the course of dementia sooner or later nutritional problems appear, and the question arises which interventions are effective in ensuring adequate nutrition and thus may contribute to the maintenance of health, functionality and independence. OBJECTIVE: This overview presents the state of knowledge regarding nutrition in dementia. METHODS: This work is based on the present guidelines of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) on nutrition in dementia, which systematically investigated relevant available evidence...
January 10, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073934/the-influence-of-customer-medicine-seller-transactional-dynamics-on-childhood-diarrhoea-management-a-qualitative-study-in-ghana
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Lauren Rosapep, Emily Sanders, Kathryn Banke
In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) jointly revised the recommended treatment for acute paediatric diarrhoea to specify supplementing reduced osmolarity oral rehydration salts (ORS) with zinc. In many countries, however, a significant knowledge-practice gap persists in appropriate diarrhoea management among private healthcare providers. For example, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project recently demonstrated that over-the-counter medicine sellers (MS) in Ghana recommended inappropriate diarrhoea treatments, despite their demonstrated knowledge of appropriate treatment protocols...
January 10, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073128/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-on-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-levothyroxine-treated-women-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-and-normal-vitamin-d-status
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Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
Background: Low vitamin D status is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease. Oral vitamin D supplementation was found to reduce titers of thyroid antibodies in levothyroxine-treated women with postpartum thyroiditis and low vitamin D status. Methods: The study included 34 women with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and normal vitamin D status (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels above 30 ng/mL) who had been treated for at least 6 months with levothyroxine. On the basis of patient preference, women were divided into 2 groups, receiving (n=18) or not receiving (n=16) oral vitamin D preparations (2000 IU daily)...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073054/adrenal-failure-due-to-bilateral-adrenal-metastasis-of-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
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Yuki Imaoka, Fumito Kuranishi, Yoshiteru Ogawa, Hiroshi Okuda, Masahiro Nakahara
INTRODUCTION: It is rare for a patient to present with adrenal insufficiency secondary to bilateral adrenal metastases from a malignant colorectal tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: An 82-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with high fever and malaise. He was receiving oral chemotherapy for the treatment of rectal cancer with multiple metastases. Computed tomography showed new bilateral adrenal gland metastases. A rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test showed adrenal insufficiency...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072801/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-an-open-label-single-arm-clinical-trial
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Babita Ghai, Dipika Bansal, Raju Kanukula, Kapil Gudala, Naresh Sachdeva, Saravdeep Singh Dhatt, Vishal Kumar
BACKGROUND: Vitamin-D deficiency may possibly be related to chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The study is aimed to assess the impact of vitamin-D supplementation on pain intensity, functional disability, and vitamin-D levels in patients with CLBP. STUDY DESIGN: Single arm open-label study. SETTING: Outpatient pain clinic of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Sixty-eight eligible patients (CLBP for = 3 months, pain score = 50 on visual analogue scale (VAS) and plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 levels < 30 ng/mL) were enrolled...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072447/randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-standard-diet-with-perioperative-oral-immunonutrition-in-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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S Ida, N Hiki, H Cho, K Sakamaki, S Ito, K Fujitani, N Takiguchi, Y Kawashima, K Nishikawa, M Sasako, T Aoyama, M Honda, T Sato, S Nunobe, T Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Total gastrectomy for gastric cancer is associated with excessive weight loss and decreased calorie intake. Nutritional support using eicosapentaenoic acid modulates immune function and limits catabolism in patients with advanced cancer, but its impact in the perioperative period is unclear. METHODS: This was a randomized phase III clinical trial of addition of eicosapentaenoic acid-rich nutrition to a standard diet in patients having total gastrectomy for gastric cancer...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070878/effects-of-caffeic-acid-and-quercetin-on-in-vitro-permeability-metabolism-and-in-vivo-pharmacokinetics-of-melatonin-in-rats-potential-for-herb-drug-interaction
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Snehasis Jana, Himanshu Rastogi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Melatonin is a popular dietary supplement and also considered as pharmaceutical product for sleep disorders. Caffeic acid and quercetin are widely distributed in leafy vegetables, fruits, tea extract, and both are used as natural antioxidant. There is an immense concern for health researchers to study the herb/food-drug interactions of melatonin. It is mainly metabolized by CYP1A2 in human so that herbs/foods containing cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibitors can affect pharmacokinetics of melatonin...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068635/inositol-hexa-phosphoric-acid-phytic-acid-a-nutraceuticals-attenuates-iron-induced-oxidative-stress-and-alleviates-liver-injury-in-iron-overloaded-mice
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Anwesha Bhowmik, Durbadal Ojha, Debayan Goswami, Rashmi Das, Nidhi S Chandra, Tapan K Chatterjee, Amit Chakravarty, Sudipa Chakravarty, Debprasad Chattopadhyay
Inositol hexa phosphoric acid (IP6) or Phytic acid, a natural antioxidant of some leguminous plants, known to act as a protective agent for seed storage in plants by suppressing iron catalyzed oxidative process. Following the same mechanism, we have tested the effect of IP6 on iron overloaded in vitro oxidative stress, and studied it's in vivo hepatoprotective ability in iron-dextran (injection)-induced iron overloaded liver injury in mice (intraperitoneal). Our results showed that IP6 had in vitro iron chelation (IC50 38...
January 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067819/hederagenin-supplementation-alleviates-the-pro-inflammatory-and-apoptotic-response-to-alcohol-in-rats
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Gyeong-Ji Kim, Da Hye Song, Han Seok Yoo, Kang-Hyun Chung, Kwon Jai Lee, Jeung Hee An
In this study, we determined the effects of hederagenin isolated from Akebia quinata fruit on alcohol-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Specifically, we investigated the hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic effects of hederagenin, as well as the role of AKT and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways in ethanol-induced liver injury. Experimental animals were randomly divided into three groups: normal (sham), 25% ethanol, and 25% ethanol + hederagenin (50 mg/kg/day). Each group was orally administered the respective treatments once per day for 21 days...
January 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067815/marine-oil-supplements-for-arthritis-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Ninna K Senftleber, Sabrina M Nielsen, Jens R Andersen, Henning Bliddal, Simon Tarp, Lotte Lauritzen, Daniel E Furst, Maria E Suarez-Almazor, Anne Lyddiatt, Robin Christensen
Arthritis patients often take fish oil supplements to alleviate symptoms, but limited evidence exists regarding their efficacy. The objective was to evaluate whether marine oil supplements reduce pain and/or improve other clinical outcomes in patients with arthritis. Six databases were searched systematically (24 February 2015). We included randomized trials of oral supplements of all marine oils compared with a control in arthritis patients. The internal validity was assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool and heterogeneity was explored using restricted maximum of likelihood (REML)-based meta-regression analysis...
January 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066832/antioxidant-supplements-and-semen-parameters-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Sedigheh Ahmadi, Reihane Bashiri, Akram Ghadiri-Anari, Azadeh Nadjarzadeh
Many studies have focused on male infertility. There is limited evidence about the influence of nutrition on quality of semen. Approximately, 30-80% of infertility cases are caused by oxidative stress and decreased level of seminal total antioxidant capacity. This study was aimed to review the effects of oral antioxidant supplements on improving major semen parameters such as sperm concentration, motility, morphology, DNA damage, and fertility rate. Data were extracted from PubMed and Google scholar database by using the terms "antioxidant", "multivitamin", "carnitine", "CoQ10", "vitamin C", "vitamin E", "zinc", "folic acid", "N-acetyl cysteine" and "selenium" combined with "male infertility", "semen", and "sperm" to generate a set of relevant citations...
December 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065787/intestinal-farnesoid-x-receptor-controls-transintestinal-cholesterol-excretion-in-mice
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Jan Freark de Boer, Marleen Schonewille, Marije Boesjes, Henk Wolters, Vincent W Bloks, Trijnie Bos, Theo H van Dijk, Angelika Jurdzinski, Renze Boverhof, Justina C Wolters, Jan A Kuivenhoven, Jan M van Deursen, Ronald P J Oude Elferink, Antonio Moschetta, Claus Kremoser, Henkjan J Verkade, Folkert Kuipers, Albert K Groen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The role of the intestine in the maintenance of cholesterol homeostasis is increasingly recognized. Fecal excretion of cholesterol is the last step in the atheroprotective reverse cholesterol transport pathway, to which biliary and transintestinal cholesterol excretion (TICE) contribute. The mechanisms controlling the flux of cholesterol through the TICE pathway are, however, poorly understood. We aimed to identify mechanisms that regulate and stimulate TICE. METHODS: We performed studies with C57Bl/6J mice, as well as mice with intestine-specific knockout of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR), mice that express an FXR transgene specifically in the intestine, and ABCG8-knockout mice...
January 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065453/protective-effects-of-l-carnitine-against-delayed-graft-function-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-pilot-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Atefeh Jafari, Mohammad-Reza Khatami, Simin Dashti-Khavidaki, Mahboob Lessan-Pezeshki, Alireza Abdollahi, Azadeh Moghaddas
OBJECTIVE: Delayed graft function (DGF) is an early complication after deceased donor kidney transplantation with significant adverse effects on graft outcomes. Ischemia-reperfusion injury during transplantation is a major cause of DGF. Tissue concentrations of carnitine, an antioxidant and regulator of cellular energy supply, decrease in the kidney following ischemia-reperfusion insult. Based on promising animal data, this study evaluated the possible protective effect of L-carnitine against DGF...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064485/astragalin-inhibits-allergic-inflammation-and-airway-thickening-in-ovalbumin-challenged-mice
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Yun-Ho Kim, Yean-Jung Choi, Min-Kyung Kang, Sin-Hye Park, Lucia Dwi Antika, Eun-Jung Lee, Dong Yeon Kim, Young-Hee Kang
Lung inflammation and oxidative stress are the major contributors to developing obstructive pulmonary diseases. Macrophages are involved in pulmonary inflammation and alveolar damage in emphysema. Astragalin is an anti-inflammatory flavonoid present in persimmon leaves and green tea seeds. This study elucidated that astragalin inhibited inflammatory cell infiltration induced by 20 μM H2O2, and blocked airway thickening and alveolar emphysema induced by 20 μg ovalbumin (OVA) in mice. OVA induced mouse pulmonary MCP-1, and H2O2 enhanced the expression of MCP-1/ICAM-1/αv integrin in bronchial airway epithelial BEAS-2B cells...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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