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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453427/orthodox-religious-fasting-as-a-medical-nutrition-therapy-for-dyslipidemia-where-do-we-stand-and-how-far-can-we-go
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Theocharis Koufakis, Spyridon N Karras, Pantelis Zebekakis, Kalliopi Kotsa
Previous studies have reported inconclusive results regarding the effects of Orthodox religious fasting (OF) on common cardiovascular risk factors, including arterial hypertension and diabetes. Contrariwise, an optimal effect on dyslipidemia has been demonstrated and significant reductions in total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations, in Orthodox populations without comorbidities, have been consistently reported. This favorable effect on lipid homeostasis is probably facilitated by a broad lifestyle modification related to OF, extended beyond dietary habits...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452589/does-additional-support-provided-through-e-mail-or-sms-in-a-web-based-social-marketing-program-improve-children-s-food-consumption-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Natalie Rangelov, Sara Della Bella, Pedro Marques-Vidal, L Suzanne Suggs
BACKGROUND: The FAN Social Marketing program was developed to improve dietary and physical activity habits of families with children in Ticino, Switzerland. The aim of this study was to examine if the effects of the program on children's food intake differed by intervention group. METHODS: Effects of the FAN program were tested through a Randomized Controlled Trial. The program lasted 8 weeks, during which participants received tailored communication about nutrition and physical activity...
February 16, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451524/-diet-and-gut-microbiota-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
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Ramona Schiumerini, Francesca Pasqui, Davide Festi
Gut microbiota is a complex ecosystem, resident in the digestive tract, exerting multiple functions that can have a significant impact on the pathophysiology of the host organism. The composition and functions of this "superorganism" are influenced by many factors, and among them, the host's dietary habits seem to have a significant effect. Dietary changes in the evolution of human history and in the different stages of life of the human subjects are responsible for qualitative and functional modification of gut microbiota...
January 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449204/national-food-nutrition-and-physical-activity-survey-of-the-portuguese-general-population-2015-2016-protocol-for-design-and-development
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Carla Lopes, Duarte Torres, Andreia Oliveira, Milton Severo, Sofia Guiomar, Violeta Alarcão, Elisabete Ramos, Sara Rodrigues, Sofia Vilela, Luísa Oliveira, Jorge Mota, Pedro J Teixeira, Paulo J Nicola, Simão Soares, Lene Frost Andersen
BACKGROUND: The assessment of food consumption data using harmonized methodologies at the European level is fundamental to support the development of public policies. Portugal is one of the countries with the most outdated information on individual food consumption. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the design and methodology of the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, 2015-2016, developed to collect national and regional data on dietary habits, physical activity (PA), and nutritional status, in a representative sample of the Portuguese general population (3 months-84 years)...
February 15, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446765/gut-microbiota-based-therapies-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Emily K Stern, Darren M Brenner
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, heterogeneous disorder characterized by abdominal pain associated with changes in bowel habits. The pathogenesis of IBS is multifactorial and may relate to alterations in the gut microbiota, changes in visceral sensation and motility, and genetic and environmental factors. Administration of systemic antibiotics may increase the risk of IBS by altering gastrointestinal homeostasis. Therapeutic interventions for IBS with diarrhea that are thought to target alterations in the gut microbiota include the nonsystemic antibiotic rifaximin, the medical food serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin, prebiotics, probiotics, and dietary modification...
February 15, 2018: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446339/the-rs1527483-but-not-rs3212018-cd36-polymorphism-associates-with-linoleic-acid-detection-and-obesity-in-czech-young-adults
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Jiří Plesník, Omar Šerý, Amira S Khan, Peter Bielik, Naim A Khan
Recent evidence has raised the possibility of the existence of a sixth taste modality - that is, taste for fat - which is mediated by lingual CD36 and plays a role in obesity. Consequently, the genetic polymorphism of CD36 has been shown to be associated with altered oro-sensory detection of dietary lipids. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between oro-sensory perception of linoleic acid (LA), two CD36 polymorphisms (rs1527483 and rs3212018), obesity parameters and craving habits for dietary lipids in young Czech adults...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444672/adherence-to-mediterranean-and-low-fat-diets-among-heart-and-lung-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-feasibility-study
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Timothy R Entwistle, Adèle C Green, James E Fildes, Kyoko Miura
BACKGROUND: Heart and lung transplant recipients are at a substantially increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Since both low-fat and Mediterranean diets can reduce CVD in immunocompetent people at high risk, we assessed adherence among thoracic transplant recipients allocated to one or other of these diets for 12 months. METHODS: Forty-one transplant recipients (20 heart; 21 lung) randomized to a Mediterranean or a low-fat diet for 12 months received diet-specific education at baseline...
February 14, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433784/do-cancer-patients-change-their-diet-in-the-e-health-information-era-a-review-of-the-literature-and-a-survey-as-a-proposal-for-the-italian-population
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F Ghelfi, M Tieri, S Gori, F Nicolis, M C Petrella, A Filiberti, G Apolone, L Titta
In recent years, there has been an explosion in the amount of available information on cancer in parallel with an ever-increasing number of cancer survivors. Cancer patients and long-term survivors are known to be more sensitive to health-related information and dietary changes could represent a potential consequence of this huge availability of messages. In our review about dietary changes after cancer diagnosis, we found that this topic is particularly investigated among the breast cancer population. The literature examined show that breast cancer patients modify their eating habits after diagnosis in a percentage that varies between approximately 30% and 60%...
February 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433505/why-nutrition-education-is-inadequate-in-the-medical-curriculum-a-qualitative-study-of-students-perspectives-on-barriers-and-strategies
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Victor Mogre, Fred C J Stevens, Paul A Aryee, Anthony Amalba, Albert J J A Scherpbier
BACKGROUND: The provision of nutrition care by doctors is important in promoting healthy dietary habits, and such interventions can lead to reductions in disease morbidity, mortality, and medical costs. However, medical students and doctors report inadequate nutrition education and preparedness during their training at school. Previous studies investigating the inadequacy of nutrition education have not sufficiently evaluated the perspectives of students. In this study, students' perspectives on doctors' role in nutrition care, perceived barriers, and strategies to improve nutrition educational experiences are explored...
February 12, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433301/prevalence-of-fructose-malabsorption-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-after-excluding-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
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Kee Wook Jung, Myeognsook Seo, Young Hwan Cho, Young-Ok Park, So-Yoon Yoon, Jungbok Lee, Dong-Hoon Yang, In Ja Yoon, So Young Seo, Hyo Jeong Lee, Sang Hyoung Park, Kyung Jo Kim, Byong Duk Ye, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Jin-Ho Kim, Seung-Jae Myung
Background/Aims: Fructose malabsorption (FM) mimics symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and its prevalence has increased. Diagnosing FM in IBS is challenging because of its overlap with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). We assessed the prevalence of FM by comparing patients with IBS with asymptomatic control individuals after excluding SIBO using the glucose hydrogen breath test (HBT). Methods: Patients diagnosed with IBS and asymptomatic control individuals were prospectively enrolled in the study...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432506/eating-habits-and-nutritional-status-of-patients-with-affective-disorders-and-schizophrenia
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Ewa Stefańska, Magdalena Lech, Agnieszka Wendołowicz, Beata Konarzewska, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Lucyna Ostrowska
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the nutritional value of the food intake in the group of men and women suffering from recurrent affective disorders and schizophrenia, and also to determine the relation between selected nutritional parameters with anthropometric indices defining the nutritional status of the subjects. METHODS: 219 persons participated in the study (61 patients with recurrent depressive disorders, 60 patients with schizophrenia and 98 healthy volunteers)...
December 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429536/are-patients-affected-by-mitochondrial-disorders-at-nutritional-risk
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Emilie Aubry, Carla Aeberhard, Lia Bally, Jean-Marc Nuoffer, Lorenz Risch, Stefan Mühlebach, Jean-Marc Burgunder, Zeno Stanga
OBJECTIVES: Patients with mitochondrial disorders (MD) frequently present with gastrointestinal complaints, mainly gastrointestinal dysmotility, that interfere with their food intake. A deterioration of their nutritional state may worsen the course of the disease. Our study aimed to evaluate a simple screening tool to identify nutritional risk and perform an extended nutritional assessment to explore the potential presence of deficiencies in this population compared with controls. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted to compare outpatients with MD to matched healthy controls...
March 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427769/ideal-cardiovascular-health-in-the-southern-cone-of%C3%A2-latin-america
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P Seron, V Irazola, A Rubinstein, M Calandrelli, J Ponzo, H Olivera, L Gutierrez, N Elorriaga, R Poggio, F Lanas
OBJECTIVE: The American Heart Association developed the concept of 'Ideal Cardiovascular Health', which is based on the presence of ideal levels across seven health factors. The goal of this study is to assess the prevalence of Ideal Cardiovascular Health in the Southern Cone of Latin America. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis as part of CESCAS I cohort. METHODS: This report included 5458 participants aged between 35 and 75 years who were selected using stratified multistage probability sampling in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay...
February 7, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426615/low-childhood-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-and-subsequent-risk-for-chronic-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Markku Voutilainen, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Päivi Tossavainen, Taina Sipponen, Niina Pitkänen, Tomi Laitinen, Eero Jokinen, Tapani Rönnemaa, Jorma S A Viikari, Olli T Raitakari, Markus Juonala
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several genetic and environmental risk factors have been linked to chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The incidence of IBD has significantly increased in developed countries during last decades. The aim of the present study was to examine childhood risk factors for subsequent IBD diagnosis in a longitudinal cohort study of children and adolescents. METHODS: A Finnish study population consisting of 3551 children and adolescents originally evaluated as part of the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study in 1980...
January 31, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425136/urinary-arsenic-in-human-samples-from-areas-characterized-by-natural-or-anthropogenic-pollution-in-italy
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Fabrizio Minichilli, Fabrizio Bianchi, Anna Maria Ronchi, Francesca Gorini, Elisa Bustaffa
Arsenic is ubiquitous and has a potentially adverse impact on human health. We compared the distribution of concentrations of urinary inorganic arsenic plus methylated forms (uc(iAs+MMA+DMA)) in four Italian areas with other international studies, and we assessed the relationship between uc(iAs+MMA+DMA) and various exposure factors. We conducted a human biomonitoring study on 271 subjects (132 men) aged 20-44, randomly sampled and stratified by area, gender, and age. Data on environmental and occupational exposure and dietary habits were collected through a questionnaire...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423391/a-nutrition-intervention-focused-on-weight-management-through-lifestyle-improvements-in-prediabetic-subjects
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Seokyung Park, Mi-Hye Woo, Hyun Jung Lim, Suk Chon, Jeong-Taek Woo
We reported the cases in order to evaluate the effects of individualized nutrition interventions for enhancing self-management abilities of prediabetic subjects. We conducted four nutrition interventions for weight control in two subjects with high-risk of type 2 diabetes. The first subject was a 53-year-old housewife, and the second subject was a 46-year-old male office worker. The subjects visited the medical center 4 times during the study period, and the lifestyle interventions were advised by a clinical team comprised physicians, clinical dietitians, and nurses...
January 2018: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420061/fish-consumption-and-cardiovascular-disease-related-biomarkers-a-review-of-clinical-trials
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Filio Petsini, Elizabeth Fragopoulou, Smaragdi Antonopoulou
The purpose of this review is to collect and compare fish intervention studies. Prospective studies have outlined the beneficial effect of frequent fish consumption on cardiovascular incidents that is attributed to n-3 fatty acids incorporated in fish, mainly eicosapentaenoic (EPA), and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. This outcome triggered clinical trials to examine the effect of either fish intake or consumption of n-3 fatty acids via capsules on biomarkers related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The absence of a recent review focusing on clinical trials regarding fish intake and not n-3 fatty acids supplements rendered necessary the composition of this article...
February 8, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419790/the-roles-of-three-types-of-knowledge-and-perceived-uncertainty-in-explaining-risk-perception-acceptability-and-self-protective-response-a-case-study-on-endocrine-disrupting-surfactants
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Hien Ho, Tsunemi Watanabe
The ubiquitous surfactants nonylphenol (NP) and its ethoxylates (NPEOs), which are known as endocrine disrupters, have appeared in the lists of restricted chemical substances, monitoring programs, and environmental quality standards of many countries due to their adverse effects. Recent studies have reported alarming levels of NP, as the final metabolite of NPEOs, in Vietnamese urban waters, whilst response to this issue is negligible. With the aim of addressing how the public perceives and expects to avoid the risk of endocrine disrupting surfactants (EDSs), the study tested the hypothesized roles of specific knowledge, general knowledge, and perceived uncertainty using structural equation modelling...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409472/dietary-flexibility-of-bale-monkeys-chlorocebus-djamdjamensis-in-southern-ethiopia-effects-of-habitat-degradation-and-life-in-fragments
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Addisu Mekonnen, Peter J Fashing, Afework Bekele, R Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar, Eli K Rueness, Nils Chr Stenseth
BACKGROUND: Understanding the effects of habitat modification on the feeding strategies of threatened species is essential to designing effective conservation management plans. Bale monkeys (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) are endemic to the rapidly shrinking montane forests of the southern Ethiopian Highlands. Most populations inhabit continuous bamboo forest subsisting largely on the young leaves and shoots of a single species of bamboo. Because of habitat disturbance in recent decades, however, there are now also several dozen small populations inhabiting isolated forest fragments where bamboo has been degraded...
February 6, 2018: BMC Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409395/like-mother-like-child-the-influences-of-maternal-attitudes-and-behaviors-on-weight-related-health-behaviors-in-their-children
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Jyu-Lin Chen, Jia Guo, Jill Howie Esquivel, Catherine A Chesla
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity has become a global health issue, yet little is known about the influence of maternal factors on children's weight-related health behaviors (dietary habits and physical activity), especially in China. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of maternal factors on children's eating behaviors and physical activity in Chinese preschool-age children. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was utilized to describe weight-related health behaviors among preschool-aged children and identify maternal factors that are associated with children's weight-related health behaviors in China...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
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