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#1
Qian Lin, Lina Yang, Fang Li, Hong Qin, Mingzhi Li, Jihua Chen, Jing Deng, Xiangying Hu
BACKGROUND: Folic acid supplementation is effective in reducing the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs). However, the use of folic acid is low among rural women in China. Nutrition education can provide information about folic acid and encourage its use. The primary objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of a village-based nutrition intervention on folic acid use among rural women. METHODS: Sixty villages were randomly selected using multiple-stage sampling and were divided into control and intervention groups...
February 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228418/folic-acid-supplementation-increases-cutaneous-vasodilator-sensitivity-to-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-older-adults
#2
Anna E Stanhewicz, Jody L Greaney, Lacy M Alexander, W Larry Kenney
During heat stress, blunted increases in skin sympathetic nervous system activity (SSNA) and reductions in end-organ vascular responsiveness contribute to the age-related reduction in reflex cutaneous vasodilation. In older adults, folic acid supplementation improves the cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) response to passive heating; however, the influence of folic acid supplementation on SSNA:CVC transduction is unknown. Fourteen older adults (66±1yrs, 8M/6F) ingested folic acid (5mg·day(-1)) or placebo for 6 weeks in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218773/risk-factors-for-birth-defects
#3
Benjamin S Harris, Katherine C Bishop, Hanna R Kemeny, Jennifer S Walker, Eleanor Rhee, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: Major congenital abnormalities, or birth defects, carry significant medical, surgical, cosmetic, or lifestyle consequences. Such abnormalities may be syndromic, involving multiple organ systems, or can be isolated. Overall, 2% to 4% of live births involve congenital abnormalities. Risk factors for birth defects are categorized as modifiable and nonmodifiable. Modifiable risk factors require thorough patient education/counseling. The strongest risk factors, such as age, family history, and a previously affected child, are usually nonmodifiable...
February 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216963/micronutrient-deficiencies-in-patients-with-chronic-atrophic-autoimmune-gastritis-a-review
#4
EDITORIAL
Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Chronic atrophic autoimmune gastritis (CAAG) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by an immune response, which is directed towards the parietal cells and intrinsic factor of the gastric body and fundus and leads to hypochlorhydria, hypergastrinemia and inadequate production of the intrinsic factor. As a result, the stomach's secretion of essential substances, such as hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor, is reduced, leading to digestive impairments. The most common is vitamin B12 deficiency, which results in a megaloblastic anemia and iron malabsorption, leading to iron deficiency anemia...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214085/folic-acid-protects-against-lead-acetate-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-decreasing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-il-1%C3%AE-production-and-lipid-peroxidation-mediataed-cell-injury
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Eman S H Abd Allah, Dalia M Badary
Folic acid plays an important role in cellular metabolic activities. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effect of folic acid against lead acetate-induced hepatotoxicity. Twenty four male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into four groups, six animals each. Negative control group received the vehicle, positive control group received 1mg/kg folic acid for five consecutive days/week for 4 weeks orally, lead-exposed group received 10mg/kg lead acetate intraperitoneally (IP) for five consecutive days/week for 4 weeks, and lead-treated group received 10mg/kg lead acetate IP and 1mg/kg folic acid orally for five consecutive days/week for 4 weeks concurrently...
February 10, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208798/maternal%C3%A2-folic%C3%A2-acid%C3%A2-supplementation%C3%A2-during%C3%A2-pregnancy%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-childhood%C3%A2-allergic%C3%A2-disease%C3%A2-outcomes-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-question%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-timing
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REVIEW
Catrina L McStay, Susan L Prescott, Carol Bower, Debra J Palmer
Since the early 1990s, maternal folic acid supplementation has been recommended prior  to and during the first trimester of pregnancy, to reduce the risk of infant neural tube defects. In  addition, many countries have also implemented the folic acid fortification of staple foods, in order  to promote sufficient intakes amongst women of a childbearing age, based on concerns surrounding  variable dietary and supplementation practices. As many women continue to take folic acid  supplements beyond the recommended first trimester, there has been an overall increase in folate  intakes, particularly in countries with mandatory fortification...
February 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193559/dual-functional-mesoporous-silicon-nanoparticles-enhance-the-radiosensitivity-of-vpa-in-glioblastoma
#7
Hailong Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yong Zhou, Yuhua Jiang, Shupeng Li
Radiotherapy is a critical strategy and standard adjuvant approach to glioblastoma treatment. One of the major challenges facing radiotherapy is to minimize radiation damage to normal tissue without compromising therapeutic effects on cancer cells. Various agents and numerous approaches have been developed to improve the therapeutic index of radiotherapy. Among them, radiosensitizers have attracted much attention because they selectively increase susceptibility of cancer cells to radiation and thus enhance biological effectiveness of radiotherapy...
February 10, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191959/mitoxantrone-and-folate-tpgs2k-conjugate-hybrid-micellar-aggregates-to-circumvent-toxicity-and-enhance-efficiency-for-breast-cancer-therapy
#8
Nida El Islem Guissi, Huipeng Li, Yurui Xu, Farouk Semcheddine, Minglei Chen, Zhigui Su, Qineng Ping
Mitoxantrone (MTO) is a potent drug used to treat breast cancer; however, efforts to expand its applicability have been limited by the risk of cardiotoxicity. In this study, we successfully conjugated MTO or folic acid (FA) to a synthesized d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 2000 succinate (TPGS2k), which were short for MCT or FCT. These two micellar materials could self-assemble to form MCT micelles or MCT/FCT mixed micelles (FMCT) aiming to lower systemic toxicity, enhance entrapment efficiency and provide a platform for targeting delivery...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189110/amplified-electrochemical-sensor-employing-cuo-swcnts-and-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium-hexafluorophosphate-for-selective-analysis-of-sulfisoxazole-in-the-presence-of-folic-acid
#9
Hassan Karimi-Maleh, Fatemeh Amini, Ahmad Akbari, Moein Shojaei
In the present work, CuO nanoparticle decorated on single wall carbon nanotubes (CuO/SWCNTs) nanocomposite was successfully synthesized by chemical precipitation method and used for modification of carbon paste electrode (CPE) in the presence of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (1-B-3-MIHFP) liquid as binder. The novel voltammetric sensor was used as first electrochemical sensor for determination of sulfisoxazole (SFX). CuO/SWCNTs nanocomposite characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) methods...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185308/medical-cost-savings-in-sakado-city-and-worldwide-achieved-by-preventing-disease-by-folic-acid-fortification
#10
REVIEW
Yasuo Kagawa, Mami Hiraoka, Mitsuyo Kageyama, Yoshiko Kontai, Mayumi Yurimoto, Chiharu Nishijima, Kaori Sakamoto
The introduction of mandatory fortification of grains with folate in 1998 in the United States resulted in 767 fewer spina bifida cases annually and a cost savings of $603 million per year. However, far more significant medical cost savings result from preventing common diseases, including myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis. A cost-effectiveness analysis showed a gain of 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and $3.6 billion saved annually, mainly due to the reduction of cardiac infarction...
February 9, 2017: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185129/folic-acid-protects-against-glutamate-induced-excitotoxicity-in-hippocampal-slices-through-a-mechanism-that-implicates-inhibition-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-inos
#11
Josiane Budni, Simone Molz, Tharine Dal-Cim, Maria Dolores Martín-de-Saavedra, Javier Egea, Manuela G Lopéz, Carla Ines Tasca, Ana Lúcia Severo Rodrigues
Folic acid (folate) is a vitamin of the B-complex group crucial for neurological function. Considering that excitotoxicity and cell death induced by glutamate are involved in many disorders, the potential protective effect of folic acid on glutamate-induced cell damage in rat hippocampal slices and the possible intracellular signaling pathway involved in such effect were investigated. The treatment of hippocampal slices with folic acid (100 μM) significantly abrogated glutamate (1 mM)-induced reduction of cell viability measured by MTT reduction assay and inhibited glutamate-induced D-[(3)H]-aspartate release...
February 10, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182264/relative-risk-of-and-determinants-for-adverse-events-of-methotrexate-prescribed-at-a-low-dose-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
C Mazaud, L Fardet
Low-dose (i.e., ≤30 mg/week) methotrexate is widely prescribed by dermatologists. However, there are few evidence-based data regarding the relative risk of and determinants for adverse events associated with this treatment. The aims of this review were to assess the relative risk of and the determinants for adverse events associated with low-dose methotrexate exposure. A systematic review was undertaken using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL databases. Randomized controlled trials comparing low-dose methotrexate with placebo were eligible...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168180/association-between-nutrient-intake-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#13
Hee-Sook Lim, Eung-Jin Shin, Jeong-Won Yeom, Yoon-Hyung Park, Soon-Kyung Kim
The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference of nutritional status according to metabolic syndrome in colorectal cancer patients. The subjects were divided into 2 groups (metabolic syndrome group and normal group) according to the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome in 143 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and their lifestyle and nutritional status were analyzed. Recall method was used for the dietary survey, and metabolic syndrome was defined as the presence of 3 or more of waist circumference, fasting blood glucose, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, and blood pressure...
January 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161887/evaluation-of-vitamin-and-trace-element-requirements-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-at-long-term
#14
Silvia Pellitero, Eva Martínez, Rocío Puig, Alba Leis, Roxanna Zavala, María Luisa Granada, Cruz Pastor, Pau Moreno, Jordi Tarascó, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Nutritional deficiencies are common after bariatric surgery, but data are scarce after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) at long term. METHODS: We performed a prospective nutritional status evaluation before and at 2 and 5 years after SG in morbid obese patients receiving mulvitamin and mineral supplementation at a Spanish university hospital. One hundred seventy-six patients (49.3 ± 9.1 years and 46.7 ± 7.4 kg/m(2)) were evaluated; 51 of them were followed during 5 years...
February 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160250/thiopurines-and-methotrexate-use-in-ibd-patients-in-a-biologic-era
#15
REVIEW
Gerassimos J Mantzaris
Although we have been living in the era of biologic therapy for several decades, the use of immunomodulators (primarily thiopurines [azathioprine and mercaptopurine] and less so methotrexate) still remains an important component of the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) pharmaceutical arsenal. Thiopurines as monotherapy exert corticosteroid-sparing effects and can maintain long-term remission in a considerable proportion of patients who have frequent relapses and are or have become mesalazine and/or corticosteroid intolerant or refractory...
February 3, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159823/serum-acylcarnitines-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-and-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
#16
Elin Strand, Eva R Pedersen, Gard F T Svingen, Thomas Olsen, Bodil Bjørndal, Therese Karlsson, Jutta Dierkes, Pål R Njølstad, Gunnar Mellgren, Grethe S Tell, Rolf K Berge, Asbjørn Svardal, Ottar Nygård
BACKGROUND: Excess levels of serum acylcarnitines, which are intermediate products in metabolism, have been observed in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, it is not known whether acylcarnitines may prospectively predict risk of cardiovascular death or acute myocardial infarction in patients with stable angina pectoris. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 4164 patients (median age, 62 years; 72% men). Baseline serum acetyl-, octanoyl-, palmitoyl-, propionyl-, and (iso)valerylcarnitine were measured using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152548/high-folic-acid-diet-enhances-tumour-growth-in-pymt-induced-breast-cancer
#17
Mariann Fagernæs Hansen, Sarah Østrup Jensen, Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer, Pia M Martensen
BACKGROUND: The B-vitamin folate is among the most studied bioactive food compound, and a dietary intake meeting the daily requirements has been found to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases as well as preventing neural tube defects during fetal development. Several countries have therefore introduced dietary fortification with folic acid. However, clinical and animal studies suggest that folic acid has a dual role in cancer development. METHODS: During the period of initial tumour progression, MMTV-PyMT (MMTV-polyoma virus middle T) transgenic mice were fed with normal diet and high folic acid diet...
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151917/chronic-diarrhea-associated-with-high-serum-level-of-immunoglobulin-a-and-diffuse-infiltration-of-plasma-cell-in-small-intestine-a-case-report
#18
Junwen Yang, Shuijiao Chen, Linlin Chen, Miao Ouyang, Fujun Li
RATIONALE: Chronic diarrhea in adult patients due to various causes is very common in clinic, but patient suffering with mal-absorption due to immunoproliferative small intestinal disease was rarely reported in China. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: A 35-year-old female presented with more than three years history of chronic diarrhea, rickets, high serum value of immunoglobulin A protein, and anemia. Bone marrow aspiration suggested that the patient was in a sideropenic and megalobastic anemia stage...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150927/-pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery
#19
Franco Pepe, Francesco DE Luca, Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Claudia Garraffo, Veronica C Santonocito, Agata Privitera
Pregnancy after bariatric surgery has some peculiarities related to obesity, type of surgery, amount of weight loss, time elapsed from the surgery and adherence to medical prescriptions. Pregnant woman is at risk of nutritional deficiencies and it is unclear whether there is an increased incidence of intestinal complications during pregnancy after bariatric surgery and whether this kind of complications are more frequent during cesarean section. The fetus is at high risk of prematurity and fetal growth restriction, but they seem not at increased risk of birth defects (DTN) except in individual cases of folic acid deficiency (DTN) or vitamin K defect (similar abnormalities in patients receiving oral anticoagulants)...
April 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150525/role-of-homocysteine-and-folic-acid-on-the-altered-calcium-homeostasis-of-platelets-from-rats-with-biliary-cirrhosis
#20
Paola Romecín, Noemí M Atucha, Esther G Navarro, M Clara Ortiz, David Iyú, Juan Antonio Rosado, Joaquín García-Estañ
Previously, we have found that intracellular calcium homeostasis is altered in platelets from an experimental model of liver cirrhosis, the bile-duct ligated (BDL) rat; these alterations are compatible with the existence of a hypercoagulable state. Different studies indicate that cholestatic diseases are associated with hyperhomocysteinemia; thus, we hypothetized that it could contribute to those platelet alterations. In the present study, we have investigated the role of homocysteine (HCY) in platelet aggregation and calcium signaling in the BDL model...
February 2, 2017: Platelets
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