Obesity Science

Effects of whole peanut within an energy-restricted diet on inflammatory and oxidative processes in obese women: a randomized controlled trial
27-11-2021CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the regular intake of the whole peanut as part of an energy-restricted diet showed health benefits since it enhanced body weight loss, besides improving body composition and reducing cholesterol, platelets, and homocysteine concentrations. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Prevalence and Covariates of Vitamin D Deficiencies (VDD) among Adolescents in India
27-11-2021CONCLUSIONS: Findings concluded that proper intervention programs targeting specific population groups and/or regions of India are essential to combat the burden of VDD for enriching India's sustainable development goal of eradicating hunger by 2030.

The Nutrition-COVID-19 Interplay: a Review
27-11-2021PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nutritional status is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, directly or indirectly. Even with the recent rollout of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines and availability of medicines such as remdesivir, and monoclonal antibodies, host nutritional status is pivotal in the fight against the acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and outcomes. The purpose of this review is to discuss the effects of COVID-19-related lockdown on lifestyle...

Metabolites involved in purine degradation, insulin resistance, and fatty acid oxidation are associated with prediction of Gestational diabetes in plasma
27-11-2021CONCLUSION: Plasma metabolites mainly involved in purine degradation, insulin resistance, and fatty acid oxidation, were altered in early pregnancy in connection with subsequent GDM development.

Variation in glucocorticoid sensitivity and the relation with obesity
27-11-2021Increasing evidence points to a relation between increased glucocorticoid (GC) exposure and weight gain. In support, long-term cortisol measurements using hair analysis revealed that many individuals with obesity appear to have cortisol values in the high physiological range. The mechanisms behind this relationship need to be determined in order to develop targeted therapy to reach sustainable weight loss in these subgroups. The effect of GCs is not only determined by the plasma concentration of...

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Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes...
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