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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679905/qing-brick-tea-qbt-aqueous-extract-protects-monosodium-glutamate-induced-obese-mice-against-metabolic-syndrome-and-involves-up-regulation-transcription-factor-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
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Wenqi Gao, Changyi Xiao, Jun Hu, Biaoxin Chen, Chunyan Wang, Bangping Cui, Pengyi Deng, Jian Yang, Zhifang Deng
BACKGROUND: Qing brick tea (QBT), traditional and popular beverage for Chinese people, is an important post-fermentation dark tea. Our present study was performed to investigate the ameliorative effects of QBT aqueous extract on metabolic syndrome (Mets) in monosodium glutamate-induced obese mice and the potential mechanisms. METHOD: Monosodium glutamate-induced obese mice were used to evaluate the anti-Mets effects of QBT. Content levels of malonaldehyde (MDA), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protein carbonylation, antioxidant enzyme activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), catalase (CAT), glutathione reductase (GR) in the skeletal muscle were assessed by commercial kits, respectively...
April 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679871/groundwater-chemistry-and-human-health-risk-assessment-in-the-mining-region-of-east-singhbhum-jharkhand-india
#2
Umesh Kumar Singh, A L Ramanathan, V Subramanian
Groundwater chemistry of mining region of East Singhbhum district having complex contaminant sources were investigated based on heavy metals loads and other hydrochemical constituents. This study aimed to identify the degree of heavy metals exposure and their potential health risk to local population. The results of hydrochemical analysis showed that Na+ , K+ , and Ca2+ ions are the dominant cations in the groundwater, while HCO3 - , F- and Cl- ions dominate the anionic part of the groundwater. The weathering process was considered the dominant factor to determine the major ionic composition in the study area...
April 13, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679742/adaptive-thermogenesis-by-dietary-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-emerging-evidence-and-mechanisms
#3
REVIEW
Rong Fan, Karsten Koehler, Soonkyu Chung
Brown/beige fat plays a crucial role in maintaining energy homeostasis through non-shivering thermogenesis in response to cold temperature and excess nutrition (adaptive thermogenesis). Although numerous molecular and genetic regulators have been identified, relatively little information is available regarding thermogenic dietary molecules. Recently, a growing body of evidence suggests that high consumption of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) or activation of GPR120, a membrane receptor of n-3 PUFA, stimulate adaptive thermogenesis...
April 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679719/localization-of-cholecystokinin-in-the-zebrafish-retina-from-larval-to-adult-stage
#4
M C Guerrera, F Abbate, G Di Caro, G P Germanà, M Levanti, V Micale, G Montalbano, R Laurà, A Germanà, U Muglia
The peptide hormone cholecistokinin (CCK) plays a key role in the central and peripheral nervous system. It is known to be involved in the digestive physiology and in the regulation of food intake. Moreover, the CCK expression has also been detected in the retina of different vertebrates, including fish, although its biological activity in this tissue remains to be elucidated. In literature no data are yet available about the CCK-immunoreactivity in the zebrafish retina during development. Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigate the distribution of sulfated cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK8-S) as a well preserved form during evolution in the zebrafish retina from 3days post hatching (dph) until adult stage, using immunohistochemistry in order to elucidate the potential role of this protein in the development and maintenance of normal retinal homeostasis...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679690/reduced-body-weight-or-increased-muscle-quality-which-is-more-important-for-improving-physical-function-following-exercise-and-weight-loss-in-overweight-and-obese-older-women
#5
Chad R Straight, Alison C Berg, Rachelle A Reed, Mary Ann Johnson, Ellen M Evans
The purpose of this study was to examine the relative contributions of changes in muscle quality and body composition to changes in lower-extremity physical function (LEPF) following a 6-month exercise and weight loss intervention in overweight and obese older women. Thirty-eight overweight and obese (BMI = 30.0 ± 4.4 kg/m2 ) older (age = 69.3 ± 4.1 y) women completed 6 months of multicomponent exercise (cardiorespiratory, resistance, balance and flexibility training) and weight loss (hypocaloric diet that reduced energy intake by ~500 kcal/d)...
April 18, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679625/nutrition-therapy-within-and-beyond-gestational-diabetes
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REVIEW
Teri L Hernandez, Archana Mande, Linda A Barbour
With the global rising prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM), an adaptable, economical approach to nutrition therapy that effectively controls maternal glycemia while promoting normal fetal growth will have far-reaching implications. The conventional focus has been to rigidly limit all types of carbohydrate. While controlling glucose, this approach fosters maternal anxiety and is a primary barrier to adherence. Many mothers substitute fat for carbohydrate, which may unintentionally enhance lipolysis, promote elevated free fatty acids (FFA), and worsen maternal insulin resistance (IR)...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679620/longitudinal-association-between-periodontitis-and-development-of-diabetes-running-title-periodontitis-and-diabetes-development
#7
Kaumudi J Joshipura, Francisco J Muñoz-Torres, Bruce A Dye, Brian G Leroux, Margarita Ramírez-Vick, Cynthia M Pérez
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have shown very modest short-term improvements in glycemic control among participants with diabetes after periodontitis treatment. Few longitudinal studies suggest that periodontitis may be related to prediabetes/diabetes risk. METHODS: We evaluated 1,206 diabetes free participants in the San Juan Overweight Adults Longitudinal Study (SOALS) and 941 with complete 3-year follow-up data were included. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) methods were used to assess periodontitis...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679529/influence-of-human-milk-and-parenteral-lipid-emulsions-on-serum-fatty-acid-profiles-in-extremely-preterm-infants
#8
Anders K Nilsson, Chatarina Löfqvist, Svetlana Najm, Gunnel Hellgren, Karin Sävman, Mats X Andersson, Lois E H Smith, Ann Hellström
BACKGROUND: Infants born prematurely are at risk of a deficiency in ω-6 and ω-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) arachidonic acid (AA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). We investigated how fatty acids from breast milk and parenteral lipid emulsions shape serum LC-PUFA profiles in extremely preterm infants during early perinatal life. METHODS: Ninety infants born < 28 weeks gestational age were randomized to receive parenteral lipids with or without the ω-3 LC-PUFAs eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and DHA (SMOFlipid: Fresenius Kabi, Uppsala, Sweden, or Clinoleic: Baxter Medical AB, Kista, Sweden, respectively)...
April 21, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679410/associations-of-ultra-processed-food-and-drink-products-with-asthma-and-wheezing-among-brazilian-adolescents
#9
B Melo, L Rezende, P Machado, N Gouveia, R Levy
BACKGROUND: Although both consumption of ultra-processed products and asthma are common during adolescence, the epidemiological evidence in regarding their association is unclear. We investigated the associations of ultra-processed products consumption with asthma and wheezing in a representative sample of Brazilian adolescents. METHODS: We used data from a representative sample of 109,104 Brazilian adolescents enrolled in the National Survey of School Health, 2012...
April 21, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679351/determination-of-trace-elements-in-infant-formulas-available-on-polish-market
#10
Ewelina Chajduk, Marta Pyszynska, Halina Polkowska-Motrenko
The aim of this study was to assess the levels of 13 essential and toxic elements (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Se, V, Zn) in the infant formulas, available on Polish market. Selected food samples were of animal (cow- and goat-based milks) and plant (soy-based milk, hypoallergic products, grain porridges) origin. Two analytical techniques, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and neutron activation analysis (NAA), have been complementarily applied to analyze elemental content of 16 formulas dedicated for infants between 0 and 8 months...
April 21, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679288/calcium-chloride-mimics-the-effects-of-acamprosate-on-cognitive-deficits-in-chronic-alcohol-exposed-mice
#11
Grishma Pradhan, Patrick R Melugin, Fei Wu, Hannah M Fang, Rachel Weber, Sven Kroener
RATIONALE: Acamprosate (calcium-bis N-acetylhomotaurinate) is the leading medication approved for the maintenance of abstinence, shown to reduce craving and relapse in animal models and human alcoholics. Acamprosate can improve executive functions that are impaired by chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) exposure. Recent work has suggested that acamprosate's effects on relapse prevention are due to its calcium component, which raises the question whether its pro-cognitive effects are similarly mediated by calcium...
April 20, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679009/nucleus-accumbens-controls-wakefulness-by-a-subpopulation-of-neurons-expressing-dopamine-d-1-receptors
#12
Yan-Jia Luo, Ya-Dong Li, Lu Wang, Su-Rong Yang, Xiang-Shan Yuan, Juan Wang, Yoan Cherasse, Michael Lazarus, Jiang-Fan Chen, Wei-Min Qu, Zhi-Li Huang
Nucleus accumbens (NAc) is involved in behaviors that depend on heightened wakefulness, but its impact on arousal remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that NAc dopamine D1 receptor (D1 R)-expressing neurons are essential for behavioral arousal. Using in vivo fiber photometry in mice, we find arousal-dependent increases in population activity of NAc D1 R neurons. Optogenetic activation of NAc D1 R neurons induces immediate transitions from non-rapid eye movement sleep to wakefulness, and chemogenetic stimulation prolongs arousal, with decreased food intake...
April 20, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678838/rho-associated-protein-kinase-1-mediates-the-regulation-of-inflammatory-markers-in-diabetic-retina-and-in-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cells
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Ghulam Mohammad, Heba Mowafak AlSharif, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Ajmal Ahmad, Kaiser Alam, Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar
GOAL: To investigate the effects of blocking Rho kinase pathway on the expression of inflammatory signaling pathways in the retina of diabetic mice and in human retinal Müller glial cells stimulated with high-glucose to replicate hyperglycemia. PROCEDURES: Retinas from diabetic mice and human retinal Müller glial cells (MIO-M1) were studied. Western blot analysis, immunofluorescence, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were utilized to study the effect of the Rho kinase inhibitor fasudil on the expression of Rho-associated protein kinase-1 (ROCK-1), extracellular signal-regulated kinases1&2(ERK ½), phosphorylated nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (p-NF-κB), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2)...
March 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678735/recent-developments-of-nanotherapeutics-for-targeted-and-long-acting-combination-hiv-chemotherapy
#14
REVIEW
Yu Gao, John C Kraft, Danni Yu, Rodney J Y Ho
Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) given orally has transformed HIV from a terminal illness to a manageable chronic disease. Yet despite the recent development of newer and more potent drugs for cART and suppression of virus in blood to undetectable levels, residual virus remains in tissues. Upon stopping cART, virus rebounds and progresses to AIDS. Current oral cART regimens have several drawbacks including (1) challenges in patient adherence due to pill fatigue or side-effects, (2) the requirement of life-long daily drug intake, and (3) limited penetration and retention in cells within lymph nodes...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678722/circulating-zearalenone-and-its-metabolites-differ-in-women-due-to-body-mass-index-and-food-intake
#15
T Mauro, L Hao, L C Pop, B Buckley, S H Schneider, E V Bandera, S A Shapses
The environmental estrogen, zearalenone (ZEA), is found in the food supply from Fusarium fungal contamination in grains and sometimes used as a growth promoter for beef cattle. Long-term exposure to ZEA and its metabolites may present health risk due to higher estrogenic activity. Serum ZEA metabolites were measured to determine the exposure and the association with food intake in 48 overweight/obese women (52 ± 9 years). The free and conjugated ZEA indicated the highest detection rate of all the metabolites...
April 17, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678619/effect-of-goal-directed-fluid-therapy-on-early-cognitive-function-in-elderly-patients-with-spinal-stenosis
#16
Na Zhang, Min Liang, Dan-Dan Zhang, Yi-Rong Xiao, Yan-Zhen Li, You-Guang Gao, Hong-da Cai, Xian-Zhong Lin, Cai-Zhu Lin, Kai Zeng, Xiao-Dan Wu
PURPOSE: To explore effect of goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) on early cognitive function in elderly patients with spinal stenosis. METHODS: 83 elderly patients with spinal stenosis were randomly classified into two groups: control group (n = 40) and GDFT group (n = 43). The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) score, IL-6 and S100β levels, hemodynamic parameters, cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2 ), arterial lactic acid values, output of surgery, operation time and cases of hypotension, intraoperative complications within 7 days were recorded for all patients...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678599/increasing-water-intake-influences-hunger-and-food-preference-but-does-not-reliably-suppress-energy-intake-in-adults
#17
Naomi J McKay, Ilona V Belous, Jennifer L Temple
Increasing water intake is often purported to reduce energy intake, and is recommended as a weight loss strategy. The few experimental studies that have been conducted to verify these claims have examined the impact of a single pre-load of water before a meal. Although correlational data indicate a relationship between hydration, energy intake, and weight status, there is very little experimental research in this area. The current studies examined the hypothesis that elevated hydration, through increased water intake, would suppress energy intake...
April 17, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678412/awareness-of-listeriosis-and-methylmercury-toxicity-public-health-recommendations-and-diet-during-pregnancy
#18
Shao Jia Zhou, Rebecca L Greco, Rosalie Grivell, Jennie Louise, Andrea Deussen, Jodie Dodd, Lisa J Moran
BACKGROUND: Awareness of Listeriosis and Methylmercury toxicity recommendations are associated with decreased intake of high-risk foods. Whether awareness of the recommendations affect dietary quality of pregnant women in Australian is unknown. AIM: To evaluate awareness of Listeriosis and Methylmercury toxicity recommendations during pregnancy and its impact on dietary quality. METHODS: Pregnant women (n=81) were recruited from antenatal clinics...
April 17, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678362/bowel-symptoms-in-patients-that-receive-proton-pump-inhibitors-results-of-a-multicenter-survey-in-mexico
#19
M J Schmulson, A C Frati-Munari
INTRODUCTION: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been associated with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which increases with prolonged PPI use, and SIBO has been associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to study the prevalence of bowel symptoms in patients treated with PPIs in Mexico. METHODS: Gastroenterologists in 36 cities surveyed patients treated with PPIs, utilizing an ad hoc questionnaire to determine the presence of bowel symptoms and IBS...
April 17, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678290/orexin-a-and-endocannabinoid-signaling-regulate-glucose-responsive-arcuate-nucleus-neurons-and-feeding-behavior-in-obese-rats
#20
Dandan Yang, Luo Xu, Feifei Guo, Xiangrong Sun, Di Zhang, Mi Wang
Obesity is a global public health problem. Orexin and endocannabinoid signaling in the hypothalamus have been shown to regulate feeding and are promising molecular targets for obesity treatment. In this study, we attempted to analyze effects of orexin-A and endocannabinoid signaling modulation in the arcuate nucleus (Arc) on feeding and glucose-responsive (GR) neurons physiology in a diet-induced obesity (DIO) and diet-induced obesity resistant (DR) rat model. Administration of orexin-A or cannabinoid receptor type-1 (CB1 R) antagonist AM251 altered the firing of GR neurons in the Arc...
April 6, 2018: Neuropeptides
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