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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526915/dietary-behaviors-in-psoriasis-patient-reported-outcomes-from-a-u-s-national-survey
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Ladan Afifi, Melissa J Danesh, Kristina M Lee, Kevin Beroukhim, Benjamin Farahnik, Richard S Ahn, Di Yan, Rasnik K Singh, Mio Nakamura, John Koo, Wilson Liao
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis patients demonstrate high interest in the role of diet on their skin condition. However, data are lacking to describe dietary interventions among psoriasis patients and associated outcomes. This study aims to identify common dietary habits, interventions and perceptions among patients with psoriasis, and to examine patient-reported skin outcomes in response to these interventions. METHODS: We administered a 61-question survey to the National Psoriasis Foundation membership asking psoriasis patients about dietary habits, modifications, skin responses, and perceptions...
May 19, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526852/health-benefit-of-vegetable-fruit-juice-based-diet-role-of-microbiome
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Susanne M Henning, Jieping Yang, Paul Shao, Ru-Po Lee, Jianjun Huang, Austin Ly, Mark Hsu, Qing-Yi Lu, Gail Thames, David Heber, Zhaoping Li
The gut microbiota is an important contributor to human health. Vegetable/fruit juices provide polyphenols, oligosaccharides, fiber and nitrate (beet juice), which may induce a prebiotic-like effect. Juice-based diets are becoming popular. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence of their health benefits. It was our hypothesis that changes in the intestinal microbiota induced by a juice-based diet play an important role in their health benefits. Twenty healthy adults consumed only vegetable/fruit juices for 3 days followed by 14 days of customary diet...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524086/dietary-green-pea-protects-against-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice-challenged-with-high-fat-diet
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Shima Bibi, Luís Fernando de Sousa Moraes, Noelle Lebow, Mei-Jun Zhu
Obesity is a risk factor for developing inflammatory bowel disease. Pea is unique with its high content of dietary fiber, polyphenolics, and glycoproteins, all of which are known to be health beneficial. We aimed to investigate the impact of green pea (GP) supplementation on the susceptibility of high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. Six-week-old C57BL/6J female mice were fed a 45% HFD or HFD supplemented with 10% GP. After 7-week dietary supplementation, colitis was induced by adding 2...
May 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521021/satellite-cell-mediated-breast-muscle-regeneration-decreases-with-broiler-size
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M R Daughtry, E Berio, Z Shen, E J R Suess, N Shah, A E Geiger, E R Berguson, R A Dalloul, M E Persia, H Shi, D E Gerrard
Satellite cells (SCs) reside between the sarcolemma and basal lamina of muscle fibers and are the primary contributor of DNA for post-hatch muscle growth and repair. Alterations in SC content or properties by intrinsic and extrinsic factors can have detrimental effects on muscle health and function, and ultimately meat quality. We hypothesized that disrupted SC homeostasis may account in part for the increased breast myopathies observed in growing broilers. To test this hypothesis, we selected broilers with different body weights at comparable ages and studied SC characteristics in vitro and in vivo...
May 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513799/energy-and-nutrient-intake-according-to-away-from-home-food-consumption-in-the-northeast-region-an-analysis-of-the-2008-2009-national-dietary-survey
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Jessica Brito Cavalcante, Tyciane Maria Vieira Moreira, Caroline da Costa Mota, Carolinne Reinaldo Pontes, Ilana Nogueira Bezerra
Introduction: Away-from-home food consumption has increased in Brazil and is associated with fewer nutritious food choices. Objective: To describe energy and specific nutrient intake among consumers and non-consumer of away-from-home food in the Northeast Region. Methods: A sample of 11,674 individuals from the National Dietary Survey data, which is part of the 2008-2009 Household Budget Survey, from the Northeast Region, was analyzed. Individuals provided two dietary records in nonconsecutive days, informing the place where foods were consumed (at-home or away-from-home)...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506655/fiber-reinforced-composite-fixed-dental-prostheses-a-4-year-prospective-clinical-trial-evaluating-survival-quality-and-effects-on-surrounding-periodontal-tissues
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Diana Wolff, Theresa Wohlrab, Daniel Saure, Johannes Krisam, Cornelia Frese
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Although fiber-reinforced composite fixed dental prostheses (FRC FDPs) are a reliable treatment option for the restoration of single missing teeth, comparatively few prospective clinical trials (PCT) exist. PURPOSE: The purpose of this PCT was to evaluate the survival, quality outcome, and effect of FRC FDPs on periodontal health over 4 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-six consecutive patients (16 men, 10 women) receiving FRC FDPs with preimpregnated unidirectional fiber reinforcement were included in the trial...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505460/thermal-management-in-nanofiber-based-face-mask
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Ankun Yang, Lili Cai, Rufan Zhang, Jiangyan Wang, Po-Chun Hsu, Hongxia Wang, Guangmin Zhou, Jinwei Xu, Yi Cui
Face masks are widely used to filter airborne pollutants, especially when particulate matter (PM) pollution has become a serious concern to public health. Here, the concept of thermal management is introduced into face masks for the first time to enhance the thermal comfort of the user. A system of nanofiber on nanoporous polyethylene (fiber/nanoPE) is developed where the nanofibers with strong PM adhesion ensure high PM capture efficiency (99.6% for PM2.5) with low pressure drop and the nanoPE substrate with high infrared (IR) transparency (92...
May 15, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505119/laxative-effects-of-dietary-supplementation-with-sujiaonori-algal-biomaterial-in-japanese-adult-women-with-functional-constipation-a-case-study
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Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Mitsunori Ikeda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Mamoru Tanaka, Masataka Inoue
Constipation is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that represents a major health problem in Japan. Approximately 26% of young Japanese adult women are reported to have this complaint. We report on the health effects of daily intake of Sujiaonori algal biomaterial (SBM) on constipation on 12 Japanese adult women. Data are from a four-week dietary intervention study on the health effects of daily Sujiaonori supplementation on cardiovascular, skin, and gastrointestinal health in which 32 adult Japanese volunteers (age range: 20-54 years) participated...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505087/the-effect-of-diet-on-the-survival-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jacek Rysz, Beata Franczyk, Aleksandra Ciałkowska-Rysz, Anna Gluba-Brzózka
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high and it is gradually increasing. Individuals with CKD should introduce appropriate measures to hamper the progression of kidney function deterioration as well as prevent the development or progression of CKD-related diseases. A kidney-friendly diet may help to protect kidneys from further damage. Patients with kidney damage should limit the intake of certain foods to reduce the accumulation of unexcreted metabolic products and also to protect against hypertension, proteinuria and other heart and bone health problems...
May 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504468/incubatory-environment-of-the-scalp-impacts-pre-emergent-hair-to-affect-post-emergent-hair-cuticle-integrity
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James R Schwartz, James P Henry, Kathy M Kerr, Michael J Flagler, Steve H Page, Nancy Redman-Furey
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the oxidative stress transmitted to newly grown hair from an unhealthy scalp has physical consequences to the cuticular condition and function. METHODS: A uniquely designed 24-week clinical study included 8 weeks of pretreatment with a cosmetic shampoo and 16 weeks of treatment with either a potentiated zinc pyrithione (ZPT) antidandruff shampoo or a placebo cosmetic shampoo. This clinical design allowed the growth and acquisition of hair samples under conditions of varying but known scalp health as a result of treating a dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis (D/SD) population...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502628/magnetic-fibrous-sorbent-for-remote-and-efficient-oil-adsorption
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Botao Song, Jie Zhu, Haiming Fan
Oil spill accident and oily water have potential risks to environment and human health, thus need to be imperatively treated. Herein, a magnetic fibrous sorbent was designed via electrospinning of suspension containing polymer and magnetic nanoparticles in one step for remote and efficient oil adsorption. The morphology of the magnetic fibrous sorbent was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. The magnetic property and the wetting behavior were measured by vibrating sample magnetometer and contact angle system, respectively...
May 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502429/quantification-of-monohydroxylated-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-human-urine-samples-using-solid-phase-microextraction-coupled-with-glass-capillary-nanoelectrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Bi-Cheng Yang, Shu-Fen Fang, Xiao-Ju Wan, Yong Luo, Jiang-Yan Zhou, You Li, Yun-Jun Li, Feng Wang, Ou-Ping Huang
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are environmental contaminants with carcinogenic effect raising worldwide concerns. Hydroxylated PAHs (OH-PAHs) could be formed in the body as metabolites of PAHs in human urine samples and thus considered as biomarkers of PAH exposure. In this study, five OH-PAHs including 3-phenanthrol, 1-naphthol, 2-hydroxy fluorene, 1-hydroxprene and 6-hydroxy chrysene in human urine samples were selectively enriched by C18 solid-phase microextraction (SPME), then SPME fiber was connected high voltage and then was inserted into a glass-capillary to elute and ionize the analytes for mass spectrometric (MS) detection...
June 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500970/histopathological-changes-and-lipid-metabolism-in-the-liver-of-bufo-gargarizans-tadpoles-exposed-to-triclosan
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Lihong Chai, Aixia Chen, Pingping Luo, Hongfeng Zhao, Hongyuan Wang
In the current study, the adverse effects of TCS on liver health of B. gargarizans tadpoles were assessed. B. gargarizans larvae were exposed to TCS at 0, 10, 30, 60, and 150 μg L(-1) from Gosner stage 3 until metamorphic climax. The hepatosomatic index (HSI), hepatic histological and ultrastructural features, and transcript levels of genes associated with detoxification and oxidative stress as well as lipid metabolism in the livers were determined. Exposure to 150 μg L(-1) TCS resulted in increased HSI of tadpoles at metamorphic climax...
May 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498656/occupational-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-of-wildland-firefighters-at-prescribed-and-wildland-fires
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Kathleen Navarro, Ricardo Cisneros, Elizabeth Noth, John R Balmes, S Katharine Hammond
Wildland firefighters suppressing wildland fires or conducting prescribed fires work long shifts during which they are exposed to high levels of wood smoke with no respiratory protection. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are hazardous air pollutants formed during incomplete combustion. Exposure to PAHs was measured for 21 wildland firefighters suppressing two wildland fires and 4 wildland firefighters conducting prescribed burns in California. Personal air samples were actively collected using XAD4-coated quartz fiber filters and XAD2 sorbent tubes...
May 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497385/associations-of-human-skeletal-muscle-fiber-type-and-insulin-sensitivity-blood-lipids-and-vascular-hemodynamics-in-a-cohort-of-premenopausal-women
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Gordon Fisher, Samuel T Windham, Perry Griffin, Jonathan L Warren, Barbara A Gower, Gary R Hunter
PURPOSE: Cardiometabolic disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed nations. Consequently, identifying and understanding factors associated with underlying pathophysiological processes leading to chronic cardio metabolic conditions is critical. Metabolic health, arterial elasticity, and insulin sensitivity (SI) may impact disease risk, and may be determined in part by myofiber type. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that type I myofiber composition would be associated with high SI, greater arterial elasticity, lower blood pressure, and blood lipids; whereas, type IIx myofibers would be associated with lower SI, lower arterial elasticity, higher blood pressure, blood lipids...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497376/application-of-electrospun-fibers-for-female-reproductive-health
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REVIEW
Anna K Blakney, Yonghou Jiang, Kim A Woodrow
Here, we present the current challenges in women's reproductive health and the current state-of-the-art treatment and prevention options for STI prevention, contraception, and treatment of infections. We discuss how the versatile platform of electrospun fibers can be applied to each challenge, and postulate at how these technologies could be improved. The void of approved electrospun fiber-based products yields the potential to apply this useful technology to a number of medical applications, many of which are relevant to women's reproductive health...
May 11, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494094/effect-of-different-extrusion-parameters-on-dietary-fiber-in-wheat-bran-and-rye-bran
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Annica A M Andersson, R Andersson, Anette Jonsäll, Jörgen Andersson, Helena Fredriksson
Wheat bran and rye bran are mostly used as animal feed today, but their high content of dietary fiber and bioactive components are beneficial to human health. Increased use of bran as food raw material could therefore be desirable. However, bran mainly contains unextractable dietary fiber and deteriorates the sensory properties of products. Processing by extrusion could increase the extractability of dietary fiber and increase the sensory qualities of bran products. Wheat bran and rye bran were therefore extruded at different levels of moisture content, screw speed and temperature, in order to find the optimal setting for increased extractability of dietary fiber and positive sensory properties...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493060/synthetic-turf-fields-crumb-rubber-and-alleged-cancer-risk
#18
Archie Bleyer
Most synthetic turf fields have crumb rubber interspersed among the simulated grass fibers to reduce athletic injuries by allowing users to turn and slide more readily as they play sports or exercise on the fields. Recently, the crumbs have been implicated in causing cancer in adolescents and young adults who use the fields, particularly lymphoma and primarily in soccer goalkeepers. This concern has led to the initiation of large-scale studies by local and federal governments that are expected to take years to complete...
May 11, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490078/characterization-of-phenolic-compounds-in-chia-salvia-hispanica-l-seeds-fiber-flour-and-oil
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Sheila Cristina Oliveira-Alves, Débora Barbosa Vendramini-Costa, Cinthia Baú Betim Cazarin, Mário Roberto Maróstica Júnior, João Pedro Borges Ferreira, Andreia Bento Silva, Marcelo Alexandre Prado, Maria Rosário Bronze
The consumption of chia seeds products has increased recently and it has been suggested that the inclusion of this functional food in a daily human diet could contribute to improve consumers' health. However, a better knowledge about the composition of these products is mandatory. In this work, the phenolic compounds from commercial samples of chia seed, fiber flour and oil were extracted using an ultrasound-assisted methodology and were separated and identified by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to a mass spectrometer...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490067/comparison-of-nutritional-quality-and-sensory-acceptability-of-biscuits-obtained-from-native-fermented-and-malted-pearl-millet-pennisetum-glaucum-flour
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Janet Adeyinka Adebiyi, Adewale Olusegun Obadina, Oluwafemi Ayodeji Adebo, Eugenie Kayitesi
The effects of fermentation and malting on the proximate composition, mineral content, amino acids and total phenolic content of pearl millet flour and biscuits were studied. Consumer tests of the biscuits samples were also done using two sets of panelists. The results showed that fermentation and malting improved the crude fiber, crude protein, carbohydrate and energy values of the pearl millet flour. For the biscuit samples, the fermented and malted biscuits had higher moisture, crude protein, crude fiber and energy value with lower fat and ash content as compared to the biscuits obtained from native flour...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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