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All You; Nov2015, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p20-22, 3p, 13 Color Photographs
COSMETICS and SKIN care products
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van Baar, H., Bours, M. J. L., Beijer, S., van Zutphen, M., van Duijnhoven, F. J. B., Kok, D. E., Wesselink, E., de Wilt, J. H. W., Kampman, E., and Winkels, R. M.
Journal of Cancer Survivorship; Aug2021, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p597-606, 10p
Purpose: Persistent fatigue among colorectal cancer (CRC) patients might be associated with unfavorable body composition, but data are sparse and inconsistent. We studied how skeletal muscle index (SMI), skeletal muscle radiodensity (SMR), visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) at diagnosis are associated with fatigue up to 24 months post-diagnosis in stage I–III CRC patients. Methods: SMI, SMR, VAT, and SAT were assessed among 646 CRC patients using pre-treatment computed tomography images. Fatigue at diagnosis, at 6, and 24 months post-diagnosis was assessed using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire. The association of SMI, SMR, VAT, and SAT with fatigue (yes/no) was assessed using confounder-adjusted restricted cubic spline analyses. Results: Prevalence of fatigue at diagnosis was 18%, at 6 months 25%, and at 24 months 12%. At diagnosis, a significant (p = 0.01) non-linear association of higher levels of SAT with higher prevalence of fatigue was observed. Lower levels of SMR were linearly associated with higher prevalence of fatigue at 6 months post-diagnosis (overall association p = 0.02). None of the body composition parameters were significantly associated with fatigue at 24 months. Conclusion: Having more SAT was associated with more fatigue at diagnosis, while low levels of SMR were associated with more fatigue at 6 months post-diagnosis. Implications for Cancer Survivors: Our results suggest that it may be interesting to investigate whether interventions that aim to increase SMR around the time of diagnosis may help to lower fatigue. However, more knowledge is needed to understand the mechanisms behind the association of SMR with fatigue. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Møller, Cleide Oliveira de Almeida, Freire, Luisa, Rosim, Roice Eliana, Margalho, Larissa Pereira, Balthazar, Celso Fasura, Franco, Larissa Tuanny, Sant'Ana, Anderson de Souza, Corassin, Carlos Humberto, Rattray, Fergal Patrick, and Oliveira, Carlos Augusto Fernandes de
Frontiers in Microbiology; 4/22/2021, Vol. 11, pN.PAG-N.PAG, 18p
The increased consumption of plant-based foods has intensified the concern related to mycotoxin intoxication. This study aimed to investigate the effect of selected lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains on the growth of Aspergillus parasiticus NRRL 2999 and its production of aflatoxin (AF). The ability of the heat-killed (100°C for 1 h) LAB strains to bind aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in milk and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), ochratoxin A (OTA), and zearalenone (ZEN) in potassium phosphate buffer (PPB) was also evaluated in vitro. Ten LAB strains were tested individually, by inoculating them simultaneously with the fungus or after incubation of the fungus for 24 or 48 h at 25°C. Double layer yeast extract sucrose (YES) agar, de Man Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS) agar, and YES broth were incubated for 7 days at 25°C to follow the development of the fungus. Levilactobacillus spp. 3QB398 and Levilactobacillus brevis 2QB422 strains were able to delay the growth of A. parasiticus in YES broth, even when these strains were inoculated 24 h after the fungus. The inhibitory effect of these LAB strains was confirmed by the reduction of fungus colony size, suggesting dominance of LAB by competition (a Lotka-Voltera effect). The production of AFB1 by A. parasiticus was inhibited when the fungus was inoculated simultaneously with Lactiplantibacillus plantarum 3QB361 or L. plantarum 3QB350. No AFB1 was found when Levilactobacillus spp. 2QB383 was present, even when the LAB was inoculated 48 h after the fungus. In binding studies, seven inactivated LAB strains were able to promote a reduction of at least 50% the level of AFB1, OTA, and ZEN. This reduction varied depending on the pH of the PPB. In milk, however, only two inactivated LAB strains were able to reduce AFM1, with a reduction of 33 and 45% for Levilactobacillus spp. 3QB398 (Levilactobacillus spp.) and L. brevis 2QB422, respectively. Nevertheless, these results clearly indicate the potential of using LAB for mycotoxin reduction. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Geijsen, Anne J M R, Ulvik, Arve, Gigic, Biljana, Kok, Dieuwertje E, Duijnhoven, Fränzel J B van, Holowatyj, Andreana N, Brezina, Stefanie, Roekel, Eline H van, Baierl, Andreas, Bergmann, Michael M, Böhm, Jürgen, Bours, Martijn J L, Brenner, Hermann, Breukink, Stéphanie O, Bronner, Mary P, Chang-Claude, Jenny, Wilt, Johannes H W de, Grady, William M, Grünberger, Thomas, and Gumpenberger, Tanja
JNCI Cancer Spectrum; Oct2020, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p1-11, 11p
FOLIC acid, COLON cancer, CARCINOGENESIS, COLON cancer patients, and PROPORTIONAL hazards models
Background Folates, including folic acid, may play a dual role in colorectal cancer development. Folate is suggested to be protective in early carcinogenesis but could accelerate growth of premalignant lesions or micrometastases. Whether circulating concentrations of folate and folic acid, measured around time of diagnosis, are associated with recurrence and survival in colorectal cancer patients is largely unknown. Methods Circulating concentrations of folate, folic acid, and folate catabolites p-aminobenzoylglutamate and p-acetamidobenzoylglutamate were measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry at diagnosis in 2024 stage I-III colorectal cancer patients from European and US patient cohort studies. Multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazard models were used to assess associations between folate, folic acid, and folate catabolites concentrations with recurrence, overall survival, and disease-free survival. Results No statistically significant associations were observed between folate, p-aminobenzoylglutamate, and p-acetamidobenzoylglutamate concentrations and recurrence, overall survival, and disease-free survival, with hazard ratios ranging from 0.92 to 1.16. The detection of folic acid in the circulation (yes or no) was not associated with any outcome. However, among patients with detectable folic acid concentrations (n = 296), a higher risk of recurrence was observed for each twofold increase in folic acid (hazard ratio = 1.31, 95% confidence interval = 1.02 to 1.58). No statistically significant associations were found between folic acid concentrations and overall and disease-free survival. Conclusions Circulating folate and folate catabolite concentrations at colorectal cancer diagnosis were not associated with recurrence and survival. However, caution is warranted for high blood concentrations of folic acid because they may increase the risk of colorectal cancer recurrence. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
ATTITUDE (Psychology), CULTURE, EXPERIENTIAL learning, FAMILY psychotherapy, HOSPITAL medical staff, INTERPROFESSIONAL relations, INTERVIEWING, MEDICAL personnel, PROFESSIONS, SELF-efficacy, SUPERVISION of employees, PEER relations, and THEMATIC analysis
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