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2023 ◽  
Vol 83 ◽  
Leonardo Luiz Borges ◽  
Frederico Severino Martins ◽  
João José Franco ◽  
Elisa Flávia Luiz Cardoso Bailão ◽  
Wilson de Melo Cruvinel ◽  

Abstract Plinia cauliflora (Mart.) Kausel, popularly known as jabuticaba, is rich in polyphenols. Phenolic compounds exhibit several biological properties, which reflect on biomarkers such as biochemical parameters. In the present study, we evaluated the plasmatic levels of glucose, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, and uric acid of Chinese hamsters fed for 45 days with a regular diet or cholesterol-enriched diet supplemented with a liquid extract obtained from P. cauliflora fruits residues standardized in ellagic acid and total phenolic compounds. The results showed that the concentrated extract obtained from jabuticaba residues increased the glycemia of animals fed with a regular diet and reduced the plasmatic uric acid levels of animals fed with a cholesterol-enriched diet. Since hyperuricemia is considered to be a significant risk factor of metabolic disorders and the principal pathological basis of gout, the liquid extract from P. cauliflora fruits residues would be a promising candidate as a novel hypouricaemic agent for further investigation.

2021 ◽  
Vol 23 (1) ◽  
pp. 203
Mariusz Flisiński ◽  
Andrzej Brymora ◽  
Natalia Skoczylas-Makowska ◽  
Anna Stefańska ◽  
Jacek Manitius

Excessive consumption of fructose (FR) leads to obesity, metabolic syndrome (MS) and insulin resistance, which are known risk factors for kidney stones. The epidemiological study has suggested the association between fructose consumption and urolithiasis, but the precise mechanism is still not well understood. Male Wistar rats were assigned for 8 weeks to three groups with different FR content in diet: RD (n = 5)—regular diet with a FR < 3%; F10 (n = 6)—regular diet with an addition of 10% Fr in drinking water; F60 (n = 5)—60% FR as a solid food. Serum concentration of FR, creatinine (Cr), insulin (Ins), triglycerides (Tg), homocysteine (HCS), uric acid (UA), calcium (Ca), phosphate (Pi), magnesium (Mg) and sodium (Na) were measured. Based on 24 h urine collection the following tests were performed: urine pH, proteinuria (PCR), excretion of N-Acetyl-(D)-Glucosaminidase (NAG), monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP-1), uric acid (uUAEx), phosphate (uPiEx), calcium (uCaEx), magnesium (uMgEx) and sodium (uNaEx). The creatinine clearance (CrCl) was calculated. Calcium deposits in kidney sections were examined using hematoxylin and eosin (HE) and von Kossa stains. The rats on F10 and F60, as compared to the RD diet, showed a tendency for lower CrCl, higher HCS level and some features of MS as higher Ins and TG levels. Interestingly, F10 (fluid) versus F60 (solid) diet led to higher serum Ins levels. F10 and F60 versus RD demonstrated higher urinary excretion of MCP-1 and NAG which were suggestive for inflammatory injury of the proximal tubule. F10 and F60 as compared to RD showed significantly lower uUAEx, although there were no differences in clearance and fractional excretion of UA. F60 versus RD induced severe phosphaturia (>30×) and natriuria (4×) and mild calciuria. F10 versus RD induced calciuria (3×), phosphaturia (2×) and mild natriuria. Calcium phosphate stones within the tubules and interstitium were found only in rats on FR diet, respectively, in two rats from the F10 group and another two in the F60 group. The rats which developed stones were characterized by significantly higher serum insulin concentration and urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium. A fructose-rich diet may promote development of calcium stones due to proximal tubule injury and metabolic syndrome.

Fabio de Almeida Bolognani

The objective of this study, stated as Previous Notation, is to demonstrate that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Pathology presents a differentiated condition in carriers where a significant percentage, close to 60%, present a higher level of zinc elimination by kidneys. In this study, a direct relation of Zinc Mettalicum pathogenetic symptoms, this disturbance and the elimination of this element which participates in neurotransmission process were identified, and the relation with elements from regular diet, which can act as zinc chelating agents would be involved in the evolution of this disturbance, justifying the issue of individual susceptibility, essential in homeopathic investigation

Huu Thien Ho

TÓM TẮT Bệnh nhi 6 tháng tuổi được chẩn đoán u nguyên bào gan, ban đầu được xem là không thể cắt bỏ được vì khối u có kích thước lớn và lan tỏa. Bệnh nhân được điều trị 4 đợt hóa chất cisplatin với thời gian cách nhau 2 tuần. Kết quả chụp cắt lớp vi tính sau 4 đợt hóa trị cho thấy khối u đã thu nhỏ lại và có thể cắt bỏ. Khối u đã được cắt bỏ bằng phương pháp phẫu thuật cắt gan trung tâm. Bệnh nhân đã có thể ăn uống trở lại vào ngày thứ tư và xuất viện vào ngày thứ bảy sau mổ. Bác sĩ chuyên khoa nhi ung bướu đã theo dõi bệnh nhân bằng siêu âm gan, alpha - fetoprotein và tiếp tục điềutrị thêm 2 chu kỳ cisplatin. ABSTRACT CENTRAL HEPATECTOMY IN A 6 - MONTH - OLD CHILD WITH HEPATOBLASTOMA FOLLOWING CHEMOTHERAPY A hepatoblastoma in a 6 - month - old child was initially considered unresectable because of diffuse liver involvement. The patient received 4 courses of cisplatin with an interval time of 2 weeks. A computed tomography scan after 4 courses of chemotherapy showed shrinking of the tumor, which made it resectable, and the tumor was removed by central hepatectomy. The patient was able to eat a regular diet on the fourth day and was sent discharge on the seventh day, after the operation. The pediatric oncologist followed the patient with liver ultrasonography and alpha - fetoprotein and administered 2 more cycles of cisplatin. Keywords: Central Hepatectomy, Hepatoblastoma, children.

2021 ◽  
pp. 1-2
Sergej M. Ostojic ◽  
Valdemar Stajer ◽  
Laszlo Ratgeber ◽  
Jozsef Betlehem ◽  
Pongrac Acs

Nutrients ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (11) ◽  
pp. 3687
Inger Nilsen ◽  
Agneta Andersson ◽  
Anna Laurenius ◽  
Johanna Osterberg ◽  
Magnus Sundbom ◽  

This is an observational study of interstitial glucose (IG) concentrations, IG variability and dietary intake under free-living conditions in 46 females with obesity but without diabetes. We used continuous glucose monitoring, open-ended food recording and step monitoring during regular dietary intake followed by a low-energy diet (LED). Thirty-nine participants completed both study periods. The mean BMI at baseline was 43.6 ± 6.2 kg/m2. Three weeks of LED resulted in a mean weight loss of 5.2% with a significant reduction in diurnal IG concentration but with greater glycemic variability observed during LED. The mean 24 h IG concentration decreased from 5.8 ± 0.5 mmol/L during the regular diet period to 5.4 ± 0.5 mmol/L (p < 0.001) during LED, while the mean amplitude of glycemic excursion increased from 1.5 ± 0.7 to 1.7 ± 0.7 mmol/L (p = 0.031). The positive incremental area under the curve at breakfast was significantly larger for LED compared to regular diet. The daily fiber intake and the glycemic index of breakfast meals were significantly associated with the glycemic variability during regular dietary intake. In conclusion, the 24 h mean IG concentration was lower but with more pronounced glycemic variability during LED compared to a regular diet.

Akemi Endo ◽  
Yutaka Watanabe ◽  
Takae Matsushita ◽  
Kazutaka Okada ◽  
Yuki Ohara ◽  

Changing the food form for older adults requiring nursing care from a regular to dysphagia diet is thought to impact their nutritional status. We assessed the association between changes in food form and weight loss over 1 year in older adults. Older adults residing in long-term care facilities in Japan (n = 455) who participated in the baseline (2018) and follow-up (2019) surveys were divided into two groups (regular diet, n = 284; dysphagia diet, n = 171). The regular diet group was further divided into the weight loss (n = 80; weight loss ≥5% over 1 year) and weight maintenance (n = 204; weight loss <5%) groups. After 1 year, the Barthel Index significantly decreased, and the proportion of participants who switched from a regular diet to a dysphagia diet significantly increased in the weight loss group than in the weight maintenance group. Multivariate logistic regression analysis found that Barthel index variation (odds ratio (OR): 0.97, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.94‒0.99), change from a regular diet to a dysphagia diet (OR: 4.41, 95% CI: 1.87‒10.41), and body weight at baseline (OR = 1.06, 95% CI: 1.01‒1.11) were significantly associated with weight loss. Our results suggest that maintaining the food form inhibits weight loss and improves health outcomes in older adults.

2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (3) ◽  
pp. 183-187
M Ravindranath ◽  
C H Raju

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) is a condition where there is poor airflow to the lungs and over a period of time this condition worsen, resulting in severe morbidity. L-carnitine (LC) is a soluble qaurtenary amine and is essential for the tissues and lung tone to function normally. This study was therefore find out the association of L-carnitine in patients with chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 75 patients who came to the Department of Pulmonology of either sex between 40 to 75 years with confirmed COPD were included into patients group and 75 healthy patients were included into the control group. Blood was collected for Fasting blood sugar, AST, ALP, ALT, Urea, Creatinine, Albumin, pre-albumin, iron , magnesium, sodium, phosphorous, calcium, Acylcarnitines, total and free carnitine levels. X-rays were taken and pulmonary function test was done for all the patients. The mean age of the patients in our study was 62.53 and 61.86 years among the patients and controls respectively. Among the controls the Ph and Fe levels were 3.1 ± 0.9mmol/L and 21.69 ± 3.19 mcg/dL respectively and among the patients the same levels were 2.6 ± 1.9mmol/L and 43.82 ± 8.22mcg/dL respectively. The albumin and the prealbumin in the patients were significantly lower in the patients with 21.81 ± 2.88 and 23.53 ±2.58 mg/dL and in controls they were 32.61 ±3.87 and 26.87 ± 1.93 mg/dL respectively. There was a considerable carnitine deficiencies in COPD patients when compared to the controls and since carnitine can be found in regular diet, people can be educated to have a proper intake of foods containing carnitine in their regular diet.

2021 ◽  
Vol 129 (Suppl_1) ◽  
Harshada Ketkar ◽  
Samantha Tang ◽  
Sudhir Jain

Overexpression of human angiotensin II type 1 receptor (hAT1R) may lead to pathophysiological outcomes due to overactivation of the renin angiotensin system. We have shown that transgenic (TG) mice containing Hap-I (hypertensive genotype) of human AT1R gene are more prone to develop metabolic syndrome (MetS) as compared to TG mice with Hap-II (normotensive genotype). The increased risk of MetS, especially in hypertension, compounded by the effects of aging and Western diet (WD), which may lead to cardiac complications. However, the underlying mechanisms are not well examined. For this purpose, we studied the pathophysiological changes and gene expression profile alterations in the heart of aged Hap-I and Hap-II TG mice following exposure to WD. Aged mice (20-24 months of age) were maintained on a regular diet or high fat diet with 2% NaCl (WD) for 16 weeks. On regular diet, aged Hap-I mice presented higher (~9 mmHg) systolic blood pressure with respect to age-matched Hap-II animals. Following administration of WD, blood pressure increased in both groups of mice, but to a larger extent in Hap-I animals (~15 mmHg), in comparison to Hap-II (~7 mmHg). With respect to Hap-II, aged Hap-I mice on regular diet tended to have larger heart weight-to-body weight ratio and higher levels of fibrosis. Western Diet treatment exacerbated these differences. RNA sequencing data from cardiac tissue of WD treated Hap-I aged mice (compared to control diet treated age-matched mice) revealed that WD significantly altered the expression of >500 genes (p-adj. <0.05). Bioinformatics analysis, using Qiagen IPA software, identified major alterations in main canonical pathways involved in cardiac function, inflammation, and oxidative damage. Top hits in the disease and biological function category included arrhythmia, chamber enlargement, and cell death. Importantly, IRF3, IRF7, IFNG and STAT1 were among the top upstream regulators significantly affected by WD. Overall, these results indicate that Western diet promotes hypertension, hypertrophy, and fibrosis in the heart of aged mice. Results from these studies will assist in the identification of novel molecules and mechanisms involved in hypertension and associated cardiac pathophysiology.

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