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Meridian Medical Weight Loss Center Works With Patients Towards Weight Loss Resolutions
MERIDIAN, Idaho, Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthy Habits Wellness Center in Meridian, ID is working to help patients successfully achieve their New Year's weight loss resolutions. The Boise medical weight loss center offers the HCG diet for rapid weight loss. According to medical provider Mari Aitken, MSN, NP-c, this diet is a safe and effective way to jump-start long-term weight loss. Daily injections of the naturally occurring hormone HCG supports fat burning while protecting lean muscle mass. Together with nutritional counseling and dietary change, Aitken says that HCG supplements help patients achieve their wei...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
A wake-up call for nutrition labelling.
PMID: 23343783 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Nutrition - February 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lachat C, Tseng M Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research
Improvement of glycemic control after re-emphasis of lifestyle modification in type 2 diabetic patients reluctant to additional medication.
Conclusion: In this study, 35.3% of the patients with mild or moderately uncontrolled type 2 diabetes showed the significant improvement of HbA1c levels after 3 months by simply regulating their daily diet and exercise without change of medication. This suggests that the lifestyle modification is significantly associated with the improvement of glucose control. PMID: 23364966 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - February 3, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kim HJ, Jung TS, Jung JH, Kim SK, Lee SM, Kim KY, Kim DR, Seo YM, Hahm JR Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Risk factors of transfusion in anemia of very low birth weight infants.
Conclusion: Anemia of prematurity was correlated with increased laboratory blood loss, decreased birth weight, prolonged parenteral nutrition, and delayed body weight gain. Accordingly, reducing laboratory phlebotomy loss and parenteral nutrition, as well as improving body weight gain, may be beneficial to infants with anemia of prematurity. PMID: 23364969 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - February 3, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jeon GW, Sin JB Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
The Macrobioic Diet. Is It A Healthy Eating Plan?
(HealthCastle.com) Diet fads come and go, and come again – like fashion they are routinely recycled and adopted. Nowadays, celebrities are often quick to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to diet, health and beauty fads. Regarding the macrobiotic diet, some of the more current celebs converts have temporarily been Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow – and I say temporary since both of whom suffered from the consequence of eating a nutrient-poor diet and abandoned it. read more
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - February 3, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news
Richard III: unveiling day arrives for skeleton that would be king
Leicester University prepares to show carpark remains to the world as scientists work round the clock to finish ID testsOn Monday afternoon the people of Leicester should finally see the mortal remains of the neighbour who has provoked such intense curiosity for so long: the man from the car park, the skeleton excavated in September from the foundations of a long-demolished church, who may be revealed as Richard III, the last Plantagenet king.Leicester University is considering how to share the discovery with the public, alongside checks by scientists who say they will be working "up to the wire" to get their results,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: The Guardian Leicester Culture News Archaeology Heritage UK news Monarchy Science Source Type: news
Amway India launches Nutrilite women's range
The new range of products includes Nutrilite Tri-Iron & Folic, Nutrilite Black Cohosh and Soy, Nutrilite CalMag D and Nutrilite Bone Health.
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Preconcentration of lead from aqueous solution with activated carbon cloth prior to analysis by flame atomic absorption spectrometry: A multivariate study
, 2013, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C3JA30387J, Technical NoteFaheem ShahIn this work, the preconcentration of lead (Pb) was carried out by complexation with 2-(5-bromo-2-pyridilazo)-5-(diethylamino)phenol (5-Br-PADAP) and adsorbed on activated carbon cloth (ACC) prior to analyzed by flame atomic absorption...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - J. Anal. At. Spectrom. latest articles - February 3, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Faheem Shah Source Type: research
Mechanochemical reactions and syntheses of oxides
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C2CS35462D, Tutorial ReviewVladimir Sepelak, Andre Duvel, Martin Wilkening, Klaus-Dieter Becker, Paul HeitjansMatthew Carey Lea (left) and Wilhelm Ostwald (right) established mechanochemistry as a separate branch of chemistry.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Chemical Society Reviews - February 3, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Vladimir Sepelak Source Type: research
Effects of wild-type and α-tocopherol-enriched transgenic Brassica juncea on the components of xenobiotic metabolism, antioxidant status, and oxidative stress in the liver of mice.
This study demonstrates the feasibility of fortifying diets with natural α-tocopherol for chemopreventive benefits by means of transgenic manipulation of a commonly used oilseed crop. PMID: 23378163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transgenic Research - February 3, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Singh M, Kumar D, Yusuf MA, Sardar M, Sarin NB Tags: Transgenic Res Source Type: research
Derangement of ghrelin secretion after long‐term high‐fat diet feeding in rats
ConclusionThese results indicate that secretion of ghrelin, but not leptin, are deranged by consumption of a high‐fat diet, and active ghrelin levels lose their correlation with bodyweight and food intake.
Source: Hepatology Research - February 3, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Aya Sugiishi, Masaki Kimura, Ryo Kamiya, Satomi Ueki, Mikiko Yoneya, Yoshimasa Saito, Hidetsugu Saito Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Direct and indirect associations between the family physical activity environment and sports participation among 10¿12 year-old European children: testing the EnRG framework in the ENERGY project
Conclusions: Both direct (unmediated) and indirect (mediated) associations were found between most family environment variables and children's sports participation. Thus, family-based physical activity interventions that focus on enhancing the family environment to support children's sport participation are warranted.
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity - February 3, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Anna TimperioMaartje van StralenJohannes BrugElling BereMai ChinapawIlse De BourdeaudhuijNata¿a JanLea MaesYannis ManiosLuis MorenoJo SalmonSaskia te Velde Source Type: research
Review of fiber methods and applicability to fortified foods and supplements: choosing the correct method and interpreting results.
Abstract Fiber is known to be an important part of our nutrition and has many positive health benefits, including weight management and maintaining heart health. In recent years, a number of new ingredients have been manufactured or isolated that are being used to increase the health benefits of a product. Some are used as prebiotics that stimulate the growth of the beneficial bacteria in the gut, or are used as replacements for sugars, starch, or fat in manufactured foods. Fiber supplements have also been produced that can be taken to provide additional fiber to the diet. The term "fiber" does not relate to a sing...
Source: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry - February 3, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zielinski G, Rozema B Tags: Anal Bioanal Chem Source Type: research
Diet Soda Depression
For years diet soda has been alternative for those wanting to cut back on calories, but did you know diet soda could increase your risk for depression?....
Source: Sound Medicine - February 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news
Association Between Oxidized LDL and Folate During Pregnancy
High levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) during pregnancy are a risk factor for preeclampsia. Ox-LDL levels might be affected by folate and total homocysteine (tHcy) levels because of their effects on oxygen free radicals. The relationships between ox-LDL and folate and tHcy during pregnancy, however, remain unclear. The present study investigated whether serum folate levels and plasma tHcy levels were associated with plasma ox-LDL levels in pregnant women. A sample of 137 healthy subjects with singleton pregnancies (age 30.3 ± 4.5 years) was recruited from a prenatal clinic in metropolitan Tokyo bet...
Source: Biological Research For Nursing - February 3, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Shiraishi, M., Haruna, M., Matsuzaki, M., Ota, E., Murayama, R., Watanabe, E., Sasaki, S., Yeo, S., Murashima, S. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Announces...
Diet Doc offers newly renovated medical weight loss plans to focus more directly on aiding Americans in avoiding dangerous weight related diseases like heart disease.(PRWeb February 02, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medical-weight-loss/fast-weight-loss/prweb10386465.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 2, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
The six foods that will cut your cholesterol in just three months... and you don't have to give up cheese, chocolate or your breakfast egg
Build these six food types into your diet and you may be able to lower your cholesterol reading by up to 20 per cent in 12 weeks.
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Am J Clin Nutr; +53 new citations
53 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search. Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results: Am J Clin Nutr These pubmed results were generated on 2013/02/02PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Source: Am J Clin Nutr - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Tags: Report Source Type: research
After 30 years, is a GM food breakthrough finally here?
Golden rice, a new strain that boosts vitamin A levels and reduces blindness in developing countries, is about to be sown in the Philippines – and is the new battleground cropScientists say they have seen the future of genetically modified foods and have concluded that it is orange or, more precisely, golden. In a few months, golden rice – normal rice that has been genetically modified to provide vitamin A to counter blindness and other diseases in children in the developing world – will be given to farmers in the Philippines for planting in paddy fields.Thirty years after scientists first revealed they had created t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Farming World news Activism Food & drink Protest Food safety GM Features Life and style The Observer Food science Environment Greenpeace Source Type: news
Vitamin D status and food security in North-East Asia.
Abstract The functions of vitamin D are pleiotropic affecting all body organs and systems in some way. Its adequacy depends principally on sunshine for UV light to stimulate its synthesis in skin and on foods which contain it, either animal-derived or obtained from fungi or mushrooms, with the UV-responsive substrates dehydrocholesterol for vitamin D-3 or ergosterol for vitamin D-2, respectively. Thus, vitamin D health is very environmentally dependent. With ecosytem degradation, whether by atmospheric pollution or food systems which do not derive UV irradiation, as with fish farming or mushroom processing, then th...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Wahlqvist ML Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Thailand nutrition in transition: situation and challenges of maternal and child nutrition.
Abstract Double burden of malnutrition (DBMN), the coexistence of under- and overnutrition in the same population, is an emerging public health concern in developing countries, including Thailand. This paper aims to review the maternal and child nutrition situation and trends as the country moved from a low-income to a middle-income country, using data from large scale national surveys. Protein-energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies predominantly affected mothers and children prior to the 1980s. The situation greatly improved during the 1980s- 1990s, with the implementation of multi-sectoral policies an...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Winichagoon P Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Eating beef: cattle, methane and food production.
Abstract A number of prominent people have advocated eating less meat or becoming a vegetarian to reduce global warming, because cattle produce the greenhouse gas methane. This raises a number of questions including: what will happen to the grasslands that much of the world's cattle currently graze; how will alternate protein be produced, and what will the greenhouse consequences of that production be? It comes down to production systems. About 70 per cent of the world's agricultural land is grassland, and the only way to produce food from grasslands is to graze ruminants on it. If domesticated animals do not graze...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Wahlquist AK Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Validation of a self-monitoring device for estimating 24-hour urinary salt excretion.
Conclusion: The estimation of 24-h urinary salt excretion from overnight urine samples by using a self-monitoring device is a reasonably valid method in this young and healthy female population for detecting daily changes in salt intake. PMID: 23353607 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Yasutake K, Sawano K, Shono N, Tsuchihashi T Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
The atherosclerotic risk profile is affected differently by fish flesh with a similar EPA and DHA content but different n-6/n-3 ratio.
In conclusion, similar EPA+DHA content with different n- 6/n-3 ratio fish flesh intake was shown to have varied affects on lipid, inflammatory and haemorheological parameters in a group of healthy subjects. PMID: 23353608 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sofi F, Giorgi G, Cesari F, Gori AM, Mannini L, Parisi G, Casini A, Abbate R, Gensini GF, Poli BM Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Iodized salt supplementation and its effects on thyroid status amongst Orang Asli in Hulu Selangor, Malaysia.
Conclusion: The study demonstrated that iodized salt supplementation was able to show an improvement in iodine level amongst Orang Asli. However, an increase in severe iodine deficiency and iodine excess indicated that the iodized salt programme needs to be carefully monitored. PMID: 23353609 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lim KK, Wong M, Mohamud WN, Kamaruddin NA Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Oral carbohydrate loading with 18% carbohydrate beverage alleviates insulin resistance.
Abstract Preoperative 12.6% oral carbohydrate loading is an element of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol aimed at alleviating postoperative insulin resistance; however, in Japan, beverages with 18% carbohydrate content are generally used for preoperative carbohydrate loading. We investigated the effect of 18% carbohydrate loading on alleviating insulin resistance. Six healthy volunteers participated in this crossover-randomized study and were segregated into 2 groups: volunteers in the carbohydrate-loading group (group A) who fasted from after 9 pm and ingested 375 mL of a beverage containing 18% ...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Tamura T, Yatabe T, Kitagawa H, Yamashita K, Hanazaki K, Yokoyama M Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
A multicentre assessment of malnutrition, nutritional risk, and application of nutritional support among hospitalized patients in Guangzhou hospitals.
Conclusions: The present study documented the prevalence of nutritional risk defined by NRS2002 and inappropriate assignment of nutritional interventions in Guangzhou hospitals. PMID: 23353611 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Fang S, Long J, Tan R, Mai H, Lu W, Yan F, Peng J Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Serum and dietary antioxidant status is associated with lower prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a study in Shanghai, China.
Conclusions: Serum antioxidant status was associated with a lower prevalence of the MS, and with lower dietary fat, energy intake and higher vitamin C intake. PMID: 23353612 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Li Y, Guo H, Wu M, Liu M Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Regional percent fat and bone mineral density in Korean adolescents: The Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV-3), 2009.
In conclusion, the unfavorable effect of regional percent fat on all regional BMD is more consistent in boys aged 13-16 years and in girls aged 17-19 years, while the relationship appears to be gender and age subgroup-specific. PMID: 23353613 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lee K Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
The association of weight status with cognitive impairment in the elderly population of a Shanghai suburb.
Conclusions: Central obesity was significantly associated with the risk of cognitive impairment. A low BMI may be a risk factor for cognitive impairment. A significant interaction between hypertension, lipid disorder and WC or WHR on the risk of cognitive impairment in Shanghai rural population was found. PMID: 23353614 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cui GH, Guo HD, Xu RF, Jiang GX, Chen SD, Cheng Q Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Prevalence of inappropriate dietary supplement use among pregnant women in Japan.
Abstract We investigated the characteristics of dietary supplements and their use by 1,076 Japanese pregnant women, the majority of whom were in mid- to late pregnancy. The subjects completed a self-reported survey on their sociodemographic characteristics, supplement use, and attitudes towards diet. The overall prevalence of supplement use did not change before and after pregnancy (75%); however, daily use increased by approximately twofold with pregnancy (20.2% versus 37.2%). After the onset of pregnancy, supplements containing folic acid were taken for fetal health. Daily users were more likely to be older, have...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sato Y, Nakanishi T, Chiba T, Yokotani K, Ishinaga K, Takimoto H, Itoh H, Umegaki K Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Low body weight gain, low white blood cell count and high serum ferritin as markers of poor nutrition and increased risk for preterm delivery.
In conclusion, maternal weight gain in early pregnancy and WBC, mineral intake and iron status in late pregnancy seem to be major factors affecting delivery and neonatal outcomes. PMID: 23353616 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Hsu WY, Wu CH, Hsieh CT, Lo HC, Lin JS, Kao MD Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
The nutritional status of young children and feeding practices two years after the Wenchuan Earthquake in the worst-affected areas in China.
This study was carried out to investigate the nutritional status and feeding practices of young children in the worst-affected areas of China two years after the Wenchuan Earthquake. The sample consisted of 1,254 children 6-23 months of age living in four selected counties from the disaster-affected provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu. Length-for-age, weight-for-age, weight-for-length, and hemoglobin concentration were used to evaluate nutritional status. Interviews with selected children's caretakers collected basic demographic information, children's medical history, and child feeding practices. Stunting, underweight...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sun J, Huo J, Zhao L, Fu P, Wang J, Huang J, Wang L, Song P, Fang Z, Chang S, Yin S, Zhang J, Ma G Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Associations between uterine fibroids and lifestyles including diet, physical activity and stress: a case-control study in China.
This study was conducted to investigate the associations between uterine fibroids and lifestyles including diet, physical activity and stress from October 2009 to April 2011 in China. This case-control study composed of 73 women with uterine fibroids and 210 women without fibroids. Uterine fibroid cases were confirmed by ultrasound diagnosis or hysterectomy surgery. Information on women's dietary habits, physical activity and stress status were collected with a validated self-administered questionnaire. A logistic regression model was used to estimate the odds ratios (OR) after controlling for age, gravidity and parity. We...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: He Y, Zeng Q, Dong S, Qin L, Li G, Wang P Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Isoflavone consumption and risk of breast cancer: a dose-response meta-analysis of observational studies.
Abstract Epidemiologic studies that examine whether isoflavone consumption protects against breast cancer have yielded inconsistent results. The controversy focuses on the effects of the menopausal status and exposure dose of isoflavone. We aim to conduct a meta-analysis on the association between isoflavone intake and breast cancer risk by comprehensively assessing isoflavone exposure in the targeted populations. We searched PUBMED and EMBASE databases for case-control and cohort studies that assess the association between isoflavone intake and breast cancer risk. We extracted relative risks (RR) and odds ratios (...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xie Q, Chen ML, Qin Y, Zhang QY, Xu HX, Zhou Y, Mi MT, Zhu JD Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
The association of tea consumption with bladder cancer risk: a meta-analysis.
In conclusion, our data suggest that high overall tea intake in smokers increased the risk of bladder cancer, and high black tea intake in female may reduce the risk of bladder cancer. PMID: 23353620 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Wu S, Li F, Huang X, Hua Q, Huang T, Liu Z, Liu Z, Zhang Z, Liao C, Chen Y, Shi Y, Zeng R, Feng M, Zhong X, Long Z, Tan W, Zhang X Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Changes in the sodium content of Australian ready meals between 2008 and 2011.
This study examined changes in sodium levels of Australian ready meal products between 2008 and 2011. Sodium data were systematically collected from all product labels in the same 5 stores each year. Mean sodium levels were calculated overall and compared between ready meal types, and by major brands. The levels of sodium in new, discontinued and established products were also compared. There were 107 ready meal products in 2008, 313 in 2009, 219 in 2010 and 265 in 2011. Overall mean sodium content was unchanged between 2008 and 2011 (279 vs 277 mg/100g). There were clear differences between sodium levels of different bran...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Christoforou AK, Dunford EK, Neal BC Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Nutrition education in Japanese medical schools: a follow-up survey.
In conclusion, the status of nutrition education in Japan has improved slightly but is still inadequate. PMID: 23353622 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Orimo H, Ueno T, Yoshida H, Sone H, Tanaka A, Itakura H Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) variants confer risk of diabetes in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.
Conclusions: Our results support IRS1 variants associated with type 2 diabetes risk in adult Puerto Ricans. Moreover, we report the novel finding that IRS1 variant G972R (rs1801278) may contribute to oxidative DNA damage and inflammation. PMID: 23353623 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Feng X, Tucker KL, Parnell LD, Shen J, Lee YC, Ordovás JM, Ling WH, Lai CQ Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Associations between serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase activity, biochemical parameters, and functional polymorphisms of the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase gene in a Japanese population.
Conclusions: In the present study, we revealed that the single nucleotide polymorphism 787T>C in the TNSALP gene had effects on the correlation between serum BAP and phosphorus in young adult subjects. These results suggest that variation in TNSALP may be an important determinant of phosphate metabolism. Our data may be useful for planning strategies to prevent osteoporosis. PMID: 23353624 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sogabe N, Tanabe R, Haraikawa M, Maruoka Y, Orimo H, Hosoi T, Goseki-Sone M Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Vitamin D in North-East Asian clinical nutrition practice.
Abstract Sound clinical nutrition practice is grounded in evidence and stimulated by research. Yet, there are unanswered questions about food-health relationships. Clinical nutrition involves the identification of nutritional disorders and the motivation to rectify them with all required care. Vitamin D health exemplifies the biomedical, societal and environmental dimensions of clinical nutrition, its science and practice. It depends most of all on access to sunshine and food and probably represents a paradigm in human health which is still at its beginning. Nevertheless, the problem of its deficiency is much more ...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - February 2, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Wahlqvist ML Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Oxygen uptake kinetics in endurance-trained and untrained postmenopausal women
Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 154-160, e-First articles.
Source: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism - February 2, 2013 Category: Physiology Tags: article Source Type: research
Selenium For Heart Disease Prevention In Well-Nourished Adults Not Supported By Current Evidence
A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library finds that in well-nourished adults current evidence does not support selenium for preventing heart disease. The review suggests that taking selenium supplements does not reduce a person's risk of developing heart disease, although most evidence is currently limited to healthy American adults. Diet is a key factor influencing heart disease risk. Selenium is one dietary element that could potentially play a role in preventing heart disease by protecting against oxidative stress and inflammation...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news
A multicentre weight loss study using a low-calorie diet over 8 weeks: regional differences in efficacy across eight European cities.
CONCLUSIONS: The LCD significantly improved anthropometric and body composition measurements in all cities participating in DiOGenes. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00390637. PMID: 23348658 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - February 2, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Papadaki A, Linardakis M, Plada M, Larsen TM, van Baak MA, Lindroos AK, Pfeiffer AF, Martinez JA, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kunešová M, Holst C, Saris WH, Astrup A, Kafatos A, On Behalf Of Diogenes Project DI, Obesity And GE, Supported By The EU Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
Boiling down the dietary guidelines
Don't be intimidated by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They boil down to a few key recommendations about which foods to choose and which to avoid.
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Temporal activity and dietary selection in two coexisting desert snakes, the Saharan sand viper (Cerastes vipera) and the crowned leafnose (Lytorhynchus diadema).
Abstract The Saharan sand viper (Cerastes vipera) and the crowned leafnose (Lytorhynchus diadema) are two snake species well adapted to desert sand dunes and, in Israel, coexist in the western Negev Desert. C. vipera is a sit-and-wait ambusher while L. diadema is an active hunter. We studied the seasonal and diel activity patterns and dietary selection of these two species while free-living in the field. Both species were active from early spring until late fall but displayed (i) different seasonal activity patterns -C. vipera was bimodal with peaks in spring and autumn whereas L. diadema was basically unimodal wit...
Source: Zoology - February 2, 2013 Category: Zoology Authors: Sivan J, Kam M, Hadad S, Degen AA, Rozenboim I, Rosenstrauch A Tags: Zoology (Jena) Source Type: research
Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Mollusca Species and Assessment of Potential Risks to Human Health.
Abstract Along the Alexandria coast of the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea, five edible species of bivalve molluscs and one gastropoda species (Mactra coralline, Ruditapes decussates, Paphia undulate, Venerupis rhomboids, Crista pectinata and Coralliophila meyendorffi) were analyzed for content of metals (Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, Cobalt and Nickel) in the muscle and in the sediments where they live. The potential health risks of metals to humans via consumption of seafood were assessed by estimated daily intake and target hazard quotient. Significant positive correlations (p < 0.05) were obtained between tis...
Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology - February 2, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abdallah MA Tags: Bull Environ Contam Toxicol Source Type: research
Partial purification of saccharifying and cell wall-hydrolyzing enzymes from malt in waste from beer fermentation broth.
In this study, the existence of these enzymes was confirmed by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, after which enzyme extract was partially purified through a series of purification steps. The hydrolyzing enzyme activity was then measured under various conditions at each purification step using carboxymethyl cellulose as a substrate. The best hydrolyzing activities of partially purified enzymes were found at pH 4.5 and 50 °C in a citrate buffer system. The enzymes showed highest thermal stability at 30 °C when exposed for prolonged time. As the temperature increased gradually from 25 to 70 °C, ...
Source: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering - February 2, 2013 Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Khattak WA, Kang M, Ul-Islam M, Park JK Tags: Bioprocess Biosyst Eng Source Type: research
Aphanizomenon gracile (Nostocales), a cylindrospermopsin-producing cyanobacterium in Polish lakes.
Abstract The cyanobacterial cytotoxin cylindrospermopsin (CYN) has become increasingly common in fresh waters worldwide. It was originally isolated from Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Australia; however, in European waters, its occurrence is associated with other cyanobacterial species belonging to the genera Aphanizomenon and Anabaena. Moreover, cylindrospermopsin-producing strains of widely distributed C. raciborskii have not yet been observed in European waters. The aims of this work were to assess the occurrence of CYN in lakes of western Poland and to identify the CYN producers. The ELISA tests, high-perfor...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 2, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kokociński M, Mankiewicz-Boczek J, Jurczak T, Spoof L, Meriluoto J, Rejmonczyk E, Hautala H, Vehniäinen M, Pawełczyk J, Soininen J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
Diabetes in Mexico: cost and management of diabetes and its complications and challenges for health policy
Conclusions: The increasing diabetes mortality and lack of control among diagnosed patients make quality of treatment a major concern in Mexico. The growing prevalence of childhood and adult obesity and the metabolic syndrome suggest that the situation could be even worse in the coming years. The government has reacted strongly with national actions to address the growing burden posed by diabetes. However our research suggests that the prevalence and mortality of diabetes will continue to rise in the future.
Source: Globalization and Health - February 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Simon BarqueraIsmael Campos-NonatoCarlos Aguilar-SalinasRuy Lopez-RidauraArmando ArredondoJuan Rivera-Dommarco Source Type: research