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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328015/pcsk9-inhibitor-access-barriers-issues-and-recommendations-improving-the-access-process-for-patients-clinicians-and-payers
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Seth J Baum, Peter P Toth, James A Underberg, Paul Jellinger, Joyce Ross, Katherine Wilemon
The proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors or monoclonal antibodies likely represent the greatest advance in lipid management in 30 years. In 2015 the US Food and Drug Administration approved both alirocumab and evolocumab for high-risk patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease requiring additional lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Though many lipid specialists, cardiovascular disease prevention experts, endocrinologists, and others prescribed the drugs on label, they found their directives denied 80% to 90% of the time...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327813/relative-validity-of-a-food-frequency-questionnaire-in-patients-coinfected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus
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Anelise Fernanda Zanolla, Caroline Buss, Dimas Alexandre Kliemann, Giselle Souza Pinto, Vivian Silveira Vasques, Cristiane Valle Tovo
INTRODUCTION: Validation of food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) is recommended for accurate measurement of habitual food consumption. We assessed the relative validity of a FFQ in patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus. METHODS: Each patient responded to a FFQ and three 24-hour food recalls. Pearson's correlation and weighted Kappa index analyses were performed to identify the FFQ relative validity and concordance. RESULTS: De-attenuated correlation coefficients ranged from 0...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327671/candidate-loci-involved-in-domestication-and-improvement-detected-by-a-published-90k-wheat-snp-array
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Lifeng Gao, Guangyao Zhao, Dawei Huang, Jizeng Jia
Selection is one of the most important forces in crop evolution. Common wheat is a major world food crop and a typical allopolyploid with a huge and complex genome. We applied four approaches to detect loci selected in wheat during domestication and improvement. A total of 7,984 candidate loci were detected, accounting for 23.3% of all 34,317 SNPs analysed, a much higher proportion than estimated in previous reports. We constructed a first generation wheat selection map which revealed the following new insights on genome-wide selection: (1) diversifying selection acted by increasing, decreasing or not affecting gene frequencies; (2) the number of loci under selection during domestication was much higher than that during improvement; (3) the contribution to wheat improvement by the D sub-genome was relatively small due to the bottleneck of hexaploidisation and diversity can be expanded by using synthetic wheat and introgression lines; and (4) clustered selection regions occur throughout the wheat genome, including the centromere regions...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327446/adherence-to-dietary-recommendations-is-not-associated-with-depression-in-two-swiss-population-based-samples
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Aline Richard, Sabine Rohrmann, Caroline L Vandeleur, Aurélie M Lasserre, Marie-Pierre F Strippoli, Monika Eichholzer, Jennifer Glaus, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider, Martin Preisig
Little is known about adherence to dietary recommendations and depression. Furthermore, dietary habits may differ among depression subtypes, which has not been evaluated previously. Two population-based Swiss studies, including 3620 individuals from PsyCoLaus and 11,032 individuals from the Swiss Health Survey 2012 (SHS), were used to examine the associations between adherence to common dietary guidelines and odds of depressive disorders. In both studies, depression was assessed by validated instruments. Adherence to dietary recommendations were assessed by a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (PsyCoLaus) and by single item questions (SHS)...
March 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326830/do-statin-users-adhere-to-a-healthy-diet-and-lifestyle-the-australian-diabetes-obesity-and-lifestyle-study
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Simran Johal, Kris M Jamsen, J Simon Bell, Kevin P Mc Namara, Dianna J Magliano, Danny Liew, Taliesin E Ryan-Atwood, Claire Anderson, Jenni Ilomäki
Background Lifestyle and dietary advice typically precedes or accompanies the prescription of statin medications. However, evidence for adherence to this advice is sparse. The objective was to compare saturated fat intake, exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking between statin users and non-users in Australia. Methods Data were analysed for 4614 participants aged ≥37 years in the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle study in 2011-2012. Statin use, smoking status and physical activity were self-reported...
April 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325088/evaluation-of-gluten-in-gluten-free-labeled-foods-and-assessment-of-exposure-level-to-gluten-among-celiac-patients-in-lebanon
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Hussein Hassan, Jomana Elaridi, Maya Bassil
The aim of the study was to evaluate gluten contamination in all the gluten-free (GF)-labeled food products sold in Lebanon. Over a 2-year period, a total of 173 food samples collected from 135 brand names were analyzed. Gluten contamination was detected in 33 of 173 (19%) samples, and its content ranged between 2.5 and >80 mg kg(-1). In 10 of the 173 samples (6%), the quantity of gluten exceeded the upper limit of 20 mg kg(-1). Out of the 10 contaminated products, eight (80%) were locally manufactured...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324817/developmental-toxicity-and-induction-of-vitellogenin-in-embryo-larval-stages-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-exposed-to-methyl-paraben
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Vrinda Yatin Dambal, Karthikeyan Ponnien Selvan, Christy Lite, S Barathi, Winkins Santosh
MethylParaben (MP), a methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, is used as an anti-microbial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics for decades. It enters the aquatic environment, and can have toxic effects on aquatic organisms. Little is known on the developmental toxicity of MP exposure to zebrafish during early life stages. In this study, the developmental effects of MP were evaluated in embryo-larval zebrafish (at concentrations ranging from 100μM, 200μM, 400µM, 800μM and 1000μM for 96h post fertilization (hpf)...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324761/chocolate-consumption-and-risk-of-stroke-among-men-and-women-a-large-population-based-prospective-cohort-study
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Jia-Yi Dong, Hiroyasu Iso, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chocolate consumption may have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, but evidence from prospective cohort studies is still limited. We aimed to examine the prospective associations between chocolate consumption and risk of stroke among men and women in a large population-based cohort. METHODS: A total of 38,182 men and 46,415 women aged 44-76 years, and free of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer at baseline in 1995 and 1998, were followed up until the end of 2009 and 2010, respectively...
March 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323060/food-neophobia-and-its-association-with-intake-of-fish-and-other-selected-foods-in-a-norwegian-sample-of-toddlers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sissel H Helland, Elling Bere, Helga Birgit Bjørnarå, Nina Cecilie Øverby
Reluctance to try novel foods (food neophobia) prevents toddlers from accepting healthy foods such as fish and vegetables, which are important for child development and health. Eating habits established between ages 2 and 3 years normally track into adulthood and are therefore highly influential; even so, there are few studies addressing food neophobia in this age group. This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between the level of food neophobia and the frequency of toddlers' intake of fish, meat, berries, fruit, vegetables, and sweet and salty snacks...
March 18, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321633/dietary-intake-of-minerals-vitamins-and-trace-elements-among-geriatric-population-in-india
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Aakriti Gupta, Preetika Khenduja, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Hem Chandra Sati, Nighat Yaseen Sofi, Umesh Kapil
The geriatric population is at a high risk of developing deficiencies of essential micronutrients such as minerals, vitamins, and trace elements and their related deficiency signs and symptoms. Scarce data is available on the dietary intake of essential micronutrients among geriatric subjects in India. Hence, to fill the gap in the existing knowledge, a community-based cross-sectional study was conducted during 2015-2016 in District Nainital, Uttarakhand State, India. A total of 255 geriatric subjects were enrolled from 30 clusters (villages) identified by using population proportionate to size sampling methodology...
March 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321547/greater-adherence-to-the-dietary-approaches-to-stop-hypertension-dash-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-lower-blood-pressure-in-healthy-iranian-primary-school-children
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Aida Najafi, Shiva Faghih, Abdollah Hojhabrimanesh, Maryam Najafi, Hadith Tangestani, Masoumeh Atefi, Maryam Teymouri, Mahour Salehi, Majid Kamali, Sasan Amanat, Masoumeh Akhlaghi
PURPOSE: The dietary determinants of children blood pressure (BP) are poorly understood. We examined the association between adherence to the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern and BP in healthy Iranian primary school children. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among a representative sample (n = 407) of healthy Shirazi students aged 6-12 years. Subjects' systolic and diastolic BP were measured by a validated oscillometric BP monitor...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321131/does-activation-of-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-promote-or-reduce-feeding
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L Boekhoudt, T J M Roelofs, J W de Jong, A E de Leeuw, M C M Luijendijk, I G Wolterink-Donselaar, G van der Plasse, R A H Adan
BACKGROUND: Dopamine (DA) signalling in the brain is necessary for feeding behaviour, and alterations in the DA system have been linked to obesity. However, the precise role of DA in the control of food intake remains debated. On the one hand, food reward and motivation are associated with enhanced DA activity. On the other hand, psychostimulant drugs that increase DA signalling suppress food intake. This poses the questions of how endogenous DA neuronal activity regulates feeding, and whether enhancing DA neuronal activity would either promote or reduce food intake...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320597/racial-or-ethnic-and-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-adherence-to-national-dietary-guidance-in-a-large-cohort-of-us-pregnant-women
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Lisa M Bodnar, Hyagriv N Simhan, Corette B Parker, Heather Meier, Brian M Mercer, William A Grobman, David M Haas, Deborah A Wing, Matthew K Hoffman, Samuel Parry, Robert M Silver, George R Saade, Ronald Wapner, Jay D Iams, Pathik D Wadhwa, Michal Elovitz, Alan M Peaceman, Sean Esplin, Shannon Barnes, Uma M Reddy
BACKGROUND: The significance of periconceptional nutrition for optimizing offspring and maternal health and reducing social inequalities warrants greater understanding of diet quality among US women. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate racial or ethnic and education inequalities in periconceptional diet quality and sources of energy and micronutrients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be cohort...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319598/allium-vegetable-intakes-and-the-incidence-of-cardiovascular-disease-hypertension-chronic-kidney-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-in-adults-a-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Zahra Bahadoran, Parvin Mirmiran, Amir A Momenan, Fereidoun Azizi
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the association between habitual consumption of allium vegetables (garlic and onion) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, hypertension (HTN), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: Adult men and women, participated in the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (2006-2008 to 2012-2014), were recruited. Habitual dietary intakes were assessed using a validated semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319252/physiologic-reduction-of-hepatic-venous-blood-flow-by-the-valsalva-maneuver-decreases-liver-stiffness
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Selcan Ipek-Ugay, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Jürgen Braun, Thomas Fischer, Ingolf Sack
OBJECTIVES: Liver stiffness increases after intake of food or water, suggesting that hepatic venous blood flow affects the results of elastographic measurements. This study investigated the correlation between in vivo liver stiffness and hepatic blood flow using the Valsalva maneuver for reducing intrahepatic venous blood flow. METHODS: Intrahepatic changes in venous blood flow were assessed by sonography based on the pulsed wave Doppler velocity, vessel diameter assessment, and blood flow volume measurements in the portal vein and right hepatic vein...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318689/dairy-intake-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes
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Mohammad Talaei, An Pan, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effect of total dairy products, milk, and calcium intake on risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is uncertain, particularly in the Chinese population. METHODS: The present study was based on a prospective cohort of 63,257 Chinese men and women aged 45-74 years during enrollment (1993-1998) in Singapore. Dietary information was obtained using a validated 165-item semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire. Information about newly diagnosed T2D was collected by self-report during two follow-up interviews in 1999-2004 and 2006-2010...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317706/impact-of-processing-on-odour-active-compounds-of-a-mixed-tomato-onion-puree
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Maria Koutidou, Tara Grauwet, Ann Van Loey, Parag Acharya
Gas chromatography-olfactometry revealed thirty-two odour-active compounds in a heat-processed tomato-onion puree, among which twenty-seven were identified by gas chromatography-olfactometry-mass spectrometry (GC-O-MS) and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC-TOF MS). Based on the results of two olfactometric methods, i.e. detection frequency and aroma extract dilution analysis, the most potent aroma components include: dipropyl disulfide, S-propyl thioacetate, dimethyl trisulfide, 1-octen-3-one, methional, dipropyl trisulfide, 4,5-dimethylthiazole, 2-phenylacetaldehyde and sotolone...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317494/pathogenic-potential-and-genotypic-diversity-of-campylobacter-jejuni-a-neglected-food-borne-pathogen-in-brazil
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Miliane Rodrigues Frazão, Marta Inês Cazentini Medeiros, Sheila da Silva Duque, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão
Purpose and methodology.Campylobacter jejuni is a major zoonotic pathogen that causes food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide. However, there are only a few studies available that have molecularly characterized C. jejuni strains isolated in Brazil. The aim of this study was to genotype 111 C. jejuni strains isolated from sick humans (43), monkey faeces (19), chicken faeces (14), chicken meat (33) and sewage (2) between 1996 and 2016 in Brazil using flaA-SVR (short variable region) sequencing and PFGE. Furthermore, the presence of 16 virulence genes was analysed by PCR...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316237/chlorinated-polyfluoroalkyl-ether-sulfonic-acids-in-marine-organisms-from-bohai-sea-china-occurrence-temporal-variations-and-trophic-transfer-behavior
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Yanwei Liu, Ting Ruan, Yongfeng Lin, Aifeng Liu, Miao Yu, Runzeng Liu, Mei Meng, Yawei Wang, Jiyan Liu, Guibin Jiang
F-53B, the commercial product of chlorinated polyfluoroalkyl ether sulfonic acids (Cl-PFESAs), has been used in Chinese chrome plating industry for 30 years, and was recently identified in the environment, which caused great concerns. So far, limited investigations have been performed on their environmental occurrence, fate and impact. In this study, we demonstrated the wide occurrence of Cl-PFESAs and their trophic transfer behavior in marine organisms from Chinese Bohai Sea. 6:2 Cl-PFESA (< 0.016-0.575 ng/g wet weight) was the dominant congener, and 8:2 Cl-PFESA (< 0...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315941/prospective-associations-between-dietary-patterns-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-european-children-the-idefics-study
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Esther María González-Gil, Gianluca Tognon, Lauren Lissner, Timm Intemann, Valeria Pala, Claudio Galli, Maike Wolters, Alfonso Siani, Toomas Veidebaum, Nathalie Michels, Denes Molnar, Jaakko Kaprio, Yannis Kourides, Arno Fraterman, Licia Iacoviello, Catalina Picó, Juan Miguel Fernández-Alvira, Luis Alberto Moreno Aznar
PURPOSE: This prospective study explores high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in relation to dietary patterns at two time points in European children. METHODS: Out of the baseline sample of the IDEFICS study (n = 16,228), 4020 children, aged 2-9 years at baseline, with available hs-CRP levels and valid data from a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) at baseline (T0) and 2 years later (T1) were included. K-means clustering algorithm based on the similarities between relative food consumption frequencies of the FFQ was applied...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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