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Nutrients ; 12(10)2020 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33050404

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Unexpected isolation, which has not yet been seen on a global scale, has created the conditions for evaluating nutrition in a situation of reduced spatial activity. The study aimed to assess the influence of lockdown on selected eating habits of Polish adults. An anonymous questionnaire was conducted, including questions about eating habits and self-reported anthropometric measurements, referring to "before" and "during" lockdown. We reported the findings of 312 adults (aged 41.12 ± 13.05 years). Overall, 64.1% of the participants were women, 77.7% urban inhabitants and 78.6% employed. The average length of social isolation was 50.79 ± 10.53 days. The majority (51.6%) of the respondents did not eat outside the house during lockdown (p < 0.0001). The number of meals eaten during the day during lockdown increased significantly, 11.2% of the respondents ate 5 and more meals (p < 0.0001). The percentage of people snacking between meals increased by 5.1% during lockdown (p = 0.0001). Eggs, potatoes, sweets, canned meat and alcohol were consumed considerably more commonly during lockdown, while fast-food products, instant soups and energy drinks were eaten or drunk significantly less frequently. A marked decrease in the number of daily servings of the following products was observed: bakery products, red meat, fast food, instant soups, sweet beverages and energy drinks. Conversely, the number of daily servings of sweets and canned meat significantly increased. Two thirds of the respondents reported body weight changes, with 45.86% of the participants being overweight during lockdown. Significant changes in the diet of Polish adults were found during lockdown due to COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Dieta , Comportamento Alimentar , Comportamentos Relacionados com a Saúde , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Isolamento Social , Ganho de Peso , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Índice de Massa Corporal , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Fast Foods , Feminino , Preferências Alimentares , Humanos , Estilo de Vida , Masculino , Refeições , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/etiologia , Sobrepeso/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Polônia/epidemiologia , Lanches , Inquéritos e Questionários , População Urbana
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Ann Agric Environ Med ; 27(3): 394-400, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32955221

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INTRODUCTION: Overweight and obesity, as well as a gonadal function, are pivotal factors influencing bone tissue metabolism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of dietary induced obesity (DIO) on bone tissue metabolism in sham-operated (SHO) or ovariectomized (OVX) adult female Wistar rats. Additionally, the influence of DIO in SHO or OVX on the concentration of sclerostin in the blood serum was analyzed. After SHO or OVX, the rats were placed in groups (n=8) and either received a standard diet (11.5 MJ/kg) (SHO-CON; OVX-CON) or a high-energy diet (17.6 MJ/kg) (SHO-FAT; OVX-FAT). The experiment lasted for 90 days and allowed for the establishment of osteopenia in OVX females and obesity in the rats that had received the high-energy diet. RESULTS: The results of the study demonstrate that obesity or/and ovariectomy increases the resorption of femora and tibiae, hence decreasing the densitometric and mechanical parameters affecting the bone structure in adult females rats. The strongest osteodegenerative effect was seen in the OVX-FAT females. Interestingly, the degree of bone tissue degradation caused exclusively by ovariectomy was similar to that found in the obese sham-operated rats. CONCLUSIONS: Bone losses invoked by DIO seem to be independent from the Wnt/ß-catenin pathway inhibition induced by sclerostin. While further study is necessary, the obtained results suggest that the usage of sclerostin anti-body in the treatment of osteoporosis can be ineffective, and in obese patients the undertaking of such therapy should be reassessed.


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Proteínas Morfogenéticas Ósseas/sangue , Osso e Ossos/metabolismo , Dieta/efeitos adversos , Obesidade/complicações , Ovariectomia/efeitos adversos , Via de Sinalização Wnt , Animais , Reabsorção Óssea , Feminino , Marcadores Genéticos , Humanos , Obesidade/etiologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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BMC Public Health ; 20(1): 1364, 2020 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32891134

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BACKGROUND: The co-morbidity of cardiometabolic diseases in patients with Tuberculosis adds a significant burden in current health systems in developing countries including Nepal. The main objective of this study was to explore cardiometabolic risk factors among patients with Tuberculosis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among patients with tuberculosis in 12 tuberculosis treatment centers from eight districts of Nepal between May and July 2017. Interviews with participants were conducted using a structured questionnaire and were supplemented by anthropometric measurements and on-site blood glucose tests. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS: Among 221 study participants, 138 (62.4%) had new smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis, 24 (10.9%) had new smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis and 34 (15.4%) had new extra- pulmonary tuberculosis. Overall, 43.1% of the patients with tuberculosis had at least one cardiometabolic risk factor. The prevalence of at least one cardiometabolic risk factor was more in male than female (47.8% versus 33.8%). Prevalence of tobacco (18.9% versus 4.8%), and alcohol (12.6% versus 6.5%) use was proportionately higher in male compared to female. The prevalence of hypertension (17% vs. 21%) and obesity (11.9% vs. 12.9%) was lower in male compared to females. Female (AOR = 0.47; CI: 0.23-0.94), those from Gandaki Province (AOR = 0.32; CI: 0.13-0.79) and literate (AOR = 0.49; CI: 0.25-0.96) had reduced risk of cardiometabolic disease risk factors. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the role of gender and socio-demographic characteristics associated with the risk of cardiometabolic diseases in patients with Tuberculosis. The findings from this study can guide medical practitioners and policy makers to consider clinical suspicion, diagnosis and treatment. National treatment guideline can benefit by integrating the management of non-communicable diseases in Tuberculosis treatment centers.


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Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Obesidade/epidemiologia , Tuberculose Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Adulto , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/efeitos adversos , Comorbidade , Estudos Transversais , Assistência à Saúde , Feminino , Instalações de Saúde , Humanos , Hipertensão/etiologia , Hipertensão/terapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nepal/epidemiologia , Doenças não Transmissíveis/epidemiologia , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/terapia , Prevalência , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Uso de Tabaco/efeitos adversos , Tuberculose/epidemiologia , Tuberculose Pulmonar/terapia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(31): e21159, 2020 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32756093

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Being overweight and obese is a serious public health issues in China. However, the effects of substance use and mental factors on weight changes remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association among self-perceived stress, history of smoking and drinking, and weight status by using data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey in 2015.A total of 8028 adults were selected from China Health and Nutrition Survey in 2015. The self-reported data primarily included sociodemographic data, self-perceived stress scores, and history of smoking and drinking. Physical measurements including height and weight were logged to calculate body mass index. Multivariate and multinomial regression models were used to estimate effects of substance and perceived stress on weight status.The prevalence of underweight and overweight/obese people were 4.52% and 51.51% in Chinese adults, respectively. Adults with high perceived stress were negatively associated with being overweight and obese (OR = 0.80, 95% CI = 0.66-0.97 in the middle level and OR = 0.69, 95%CI = 0.55-0.88 in the high level). Adults with history of smoking had low risk of being overweight/obese (OR = 0.71, 95% CI = 0.62-0.82). Adults with history of drinking had high risk of overweight/obese (OR = 1.22, 95% CI = 1.06-1.40). In addition, the association between drinking and overweight/obese was affected by different levels of perceived stress (OR = 1.15, 95%CI = 0.83-1.59 in low-stress group and OR = 1.42, 95%CI = 1.04-1.94 in high-stress group).The effects of self-perceived stress and history of smoking as well as drinking on weight status were significant in this study. The government and healthcare policymakers should strengthen early psychological factor and behavioral intervention to decrease the prevalence of abnormal-weight status.


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Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas , Obesidade/epidemiologia , Fumar , Estresse Psicológico , Adulto , China/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inquéritos Nutricionais , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/psicologia , Prevalência , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Nutrients ; 12(8)2020 Jul 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32751721

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AIM: to describe physical activity and ultra-processed foods consumption, their changes and sociodemographic predictors among adolescents from countries in Europe (Italy and Spain) and Latin America (Brazil, Chile, and Colombia) during the SARS-CoV-2-pandemic period. METHODS: Cross-sectional study via web survey. International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and weekly ultra-processed food consumption data were used. To compare the frequencies of physical activity status with sociodemographic variables, a multinomial logistic and a multiple logistic regression for habitual ultra-processed foods was performed. In final models, p < 0.05 was considered significant. RESULTS: Sample of 726 adolescents, mostly females (59.6%) aged 16-19 years old (54.3%). Adolescents from Latin America presented odds ratio (OR) 2.98 (CI 95% 1.80-4.94) of being inactive and those whose mothers had higher level of education were less active during lockdown [OR 0.40 (CI 95% 0.20-0.84)]. The habitual ultra-processed consumption was also high during this period in all countries, and more prevalent in Latin America. CONCLUSION: A higher prevalence of inactivity was observed in this population, but reductions of physical activity and habitual ultra-processed consumption during the pandemic were more pronounced in Latin America. Our findings reinforce the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle, i.e., exercise and diet, during periods of social isolation.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Dieta , Exercício Físico , Fast Foods , Comportamento Alimentar , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Comportamento Sedentário , Adolescente , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Ingestão de Energia , Europa (Continente) , Feminino , Estilo de Vida Saudável , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Inquéritos Nutricionais , Obesidade/etiologia , Razão de Chances , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Isolamento Social , América do Sul , Adulto Jovem
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Nutrients ; 12(8)2020 Aug 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32756458

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The present study aimed to identify patterns of dietary changes during the COVID-19 pandemic and their associations with sociodemographics, body mass index (BMI) before pandemic, and lifestyle changes in Polish adults and to examine the effects of lockdowns on dietary-lifestyle changes. This study used a cross-sectional online survey to collect data. The k-means algorithm was used to determine of patterns of dietary changes, and logistic regression analyses were performed. During the study period, 43% of respondents decreased physical activity (PA), 49%-increased screen time, and 34%-increased food consumption. Among the three dietary changes patterns, two opposite patterns were found: Prohealthy (28% participants) and Unhealthy (19% participants).The adherence to the Prohealthy pattern was negatively associated with age, but positively with being overweight (aOR 1.31) or obese before pandemic (aOR 1.64). Residing in a macroeconomic region with GDP > 100% decreased adherence to the Prohealthy (aOR 0.73) but increased adherence to the Unhealthy pattern (aOR 1.47). Adults over 40 years old, those living with children, unemployed, those living in a region with a higher GDP, and those not consuming homemade meals could be more exposed to unhealthy behaviors. From a public health perspective, enhancing the message "to be active" during the compulsory isolation period should be prioritized.


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Índice de Massa Corporal , Infecções por Coronavirus , Dieta , Exercício Físico , Comportamento Alimentar , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Comportamento Sedentário , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Estilo de Vida , Masculino , Refeições , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/etiologia , Sobrepeso , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Polônia , Isolamento Social , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Adulto Jovem
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J Transl Med ; 18(1): 318, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32811530

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BACKGROUND: COVID 19-related quarantine led to a sudden and radical lifestyle changes, in particular in eating habits. Objectives of the study were to investigate the effect of quarantine on sleep quality (SQ) and body mass index (BMI), and if change in SQ was related to working modalities. MATERIALS: We enrolled 121 adults (age 44.9 ± 13.3 years and 35.5% males). Anthropometric parameters, working modalities and physical activity were studied. Sleep quality was evaluated by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaire. At baseline, the enrolled subjects were assessed in outpatient clinic and after 40 days of quarantine/lockdown by phone interview. RESULTS: Overall, 49.6% of the subjects were good sleepers (PSQI < 5) at the baseline and significantly decreased after quarantine (p < 0.001). In detail, sleep onset latency (p < 0.001), sleep efficiency (p = 0.03), sleep disturbances (p < 0.001), and daytime dysfunction (p < 0.001) significantly worsened. There was also a significant increase in BMI values in normal weight (p = 0.023), in subjects grade I (p = 0.027) and II obesity (p = 0.020). In all cohort, physical activity was significantly decreased (p = 0.004). However, analyzing the data according gender difference, males significantly decreased physical activity as well as females in which there was only a trend without reaching statistical significance (53.5% vs 25.6%; p = 0.015 and 50.0% vs 35.9%, p = 0.106; in males and females, respectively). In addition, smart working activity resulted in a significant worsening of SQ, particularly in males (p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Quarantine was associated to a worsening of SQ, particularly in males doing smart working, and to an increase in BMI values.


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Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Quarentena/psicologia , Transtornos do Sono-Vigília/epidemiologia , Transtornos do Sono-Vigília/etiologia , Sono/fisiologia , Adulto , Índice de Massa Corporal , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Exercício Físico/fisiologia , Comportamento Alimentar/fisiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Estilo de Vida , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/epidemiologia , Obesidade/etiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4313, 2020 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32855402

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It has been suggested that beige fat thermogenesis is tightly controlled by epigenetic regulators that sense environmental cues such as temperature. Here, we report that subcutaneous adipose expression of the DNA demethylase TET1 is suppressed by cold and other stimulators of beige adipocyte thermogenesis. TET1 acts as an autonomous repressor of key thermogenic genes, including Ucp1 and Ppargc1a, in beige adipocytes. Adipose-selective Tet1 knockout mice generated by using Fabp4-Cre improves cold tolerance and increases energy expenditure and protects against diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance. Moreover, the suppressive role of TET1 in the thermogenic gene regulation of beige adipocytes is largely DNA demethylase-independent. Rather, TET1 coordinates with HDAC1 to mediate the epigenetic changes to suppress thermogenic gene transcription. Taken together, TET1 is a potent beige-selective epigenetic breaker of the thermogenic gene program. Our findings may lead to a therapeutic strategy to increase energy expenditure in obesity and related metabolic disorders.


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Adipócitos Bege/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética , Obesidade/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Termogênese/genética , Animais , Calorimetria Indireta , Linhagem Celular , Temperatura Baixa/efeitos adversos , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Metabolismo Energético/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/fisiologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Resistência à Insulina/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Obesidade/etiologia , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , RNA-Seq , Gordura Subcutânea/citologia , Gordura Subcutânea/metabolismo , Proteína Desacopladora 1/metabolismo
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PLoS Med ; 17(7): e1003219, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32692747

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BACKGROUND: The influence of genetic risk for obesity on food choice behaviors is unknown and may be in the causal pathway between genetic risk and weight gain. The aim of this study was to examine associations between genetic risk for obesity and food choice behaviors using objectively assessed workplace food purchases. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This study is a secondary analysis of baseline data collected prior to the start of the "ChooseWell 365" health-promotion intervention randomized control trial. Participants were employees of a large hospital in Boston, MA, who enrolled in the study between September 2016 and February 2018. Cafeteria sales data, collected retrospectively for 3 months prior to enrollment, were used to track the quantity (number of items per 3 months) and timing (median time of day) of purchases, and participant surveys provided self-reported behaviors, including skipping meals and preparing meals at home. A previously validated Healthy Purchasing Score was calculated using the cafeteria traffic-light labeling system (i.e., green = healthy, yellow = less healthy, red = unhealthy) to estimate the healthfulness (quality) of employees' purchases (range, 0%-100% healthy). DNA was extracted and genotyped from blood samples. A body mass index (BMI) genome-wide polygenic score (BMIGPS) was generated by summing BMI-increasing risk alleles across the genome. Additionally, 3 polygenic risk scores (PRSs) were generated with 97 BMI variants previously identified at the genome-wide significance level (P < 5 × 10-8): (1) BMI97 (97 loci), (2) BMICNS (54 loci near genes related to central nervous system [CNS]), and (3) BMInon-CNS (43 loci not related to CNS). Multivariable linear and logistic regression tested associations of genetic risk score quartiles with workplace purchases, adjusted for age, sex, seasonality, and population structure. Associations were considered significant at P < 0.05. In 397 participants, mean age was 44.9 years, and 80.9% were female. Higher genetic risk scores were associated with higher BMI. The highest quartile of BMIGPS was associated with lower Healthy Purchasing Score (-4.8 percentage points [95% CI -8.6 to -1.0]; P = 0.02), higher quantity of food purchases (14.4 more items [95% CI -0.1 to 29.0]; P = 0.03), later time of breakfast purchases (15.0 minutes later [95% CI 1.5-28.5]; P = 0.03), and lower likelihood of preparing dinner at home (Q4 odds ratio [OR] = 0.3 [95% CI 0.1-0.9]; P = 0.03) relative to the lowest BMIGPS quartile. Compared with the lowest quartile, the highest BMICNS quartile was associated with fewer items purchased (P = 0.04), and the highest BMInon-CNS quartile was associated with purchasing breakfast at a later time (P = 0.01), skipping breakfast (P = 0.03), and not preparing breakfast (P = 0.04) or lunch (P = 0.01) at home. A limitation of this study is our data come from a relatively small sample of healthy working adults of European ancestry who volunteered to enroll in a health-promotion study, which may limit generalizability. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, genetic risk for obesity was associated with the quality, quantity, and timing of objectively measured workplace food purchases. These findings suggest that genetic risk for obesity may influence eating behaviors that contribute to weight and could be targeted in personalized workplace wellness programs in the future. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinicaltrials.gov NCT02660086.


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Preferências Alimentares , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/genética , Adulto , Índice de Massa Corporal , Boston , Comportamento do Consumidor , Feminino , Qualidade dos Alimentos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Promoção da Saúde/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Local de Trabalho
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(5): 1073-1090, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32668968

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Pro-inflammatory cytokines interfere with blood glucose homeostasis, which leads to hyperglycemia. Andrographis paniculata (AP) has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity and to reduce blood glucose levels in diabetes. The two major bioactive diterpenoids in AP, andrographolide (AND) and 14-deoxy-11,12-didehydroandrographolide (deAND), have potent anti-inflammatory activity. We studied whether APE (an ethanolic extract of AP), AND, and deAND could improve a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced hyperglycemia in vivo and TNF[Formula: see text]-induced impairment of insulin signaling in vitro. Male C57BL/6JNarl mice were fed a normal diet (ND) or the HFD, and the fatty mice were treated with APE, deAND, or AND for 16 weeks. 3T3-L1 cells were used to study the underlying mechanisms by which APE, deAND, or AND attenuated TNF[Formula: see text]-induced insulin resistance. The HFD significantly induced obesity, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and inflammation, whereas APE and deAND significantly ameliorated HFD-induced obesity, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and TNF[Formula: see text] production. The HFD significantly impaired insulin signaling by decreasing the protein expression of p-IRS1 tyr632 and p-AKT ser473, as well as the membrane translocation of GLUT4 in response to insulin stimulation in epididymal adipose tissue. HFD-impaired the membrane translocation of GLUT4 was significantly reversed by deAND and APE. In addition, deAND and APE markedly reversed the detrimental effect of TNF[Formula: see text] on the insulin signaling pathway and glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 cells. Despite no significant positive effect on p-AS160, a trend for recovery by deAND and APE was observed. These results suggest that deAND and APE protect against HFD-induced insulin resistance by ameliorating inflammation-driven impairment of insulin sensitivity.


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Andrographis/química , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Resistência à Insulina , Obesidade/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Células 3T3 , Animais , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 4/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Obesidade/etiologia , Fitoterapia , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236741, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32730300

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Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) agonists such as dioxin have been associated with obesity and the development of diabetes. Whole-body Ahr knockout mice on high-fat diet (HFD) have been shown to resist obesity and hepatic steatosis. Tissue-specific knockout of Ahr in mature adipocytes via adiponectin-Cre exacerbates obesity while knockout in liver increases steatosis without having significant effects on obesity. Our previous studies demonstrated that treatment of subcutaneous preadipocytes with exogenous or endogenous AHR agonists disrupts maturation into functional adipocytes in vitro. Here, we used platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (Pdgfrα)-Cre mice, a Cre model previously established to knock out genes in preadipocyte lineages and other cell types, but not liver cells, to further define AHR's role in obesity. We demonstrate that Pdgfrα-Cre Ahr-floxed (Ahrfl/fl) knockout mice are protected from HFD-induced obesity compared to non-knockout Ahrfl/fl mice (control mice). The Pdgfrα-Cre Ahrfl/fl knockout mice were also protected from increased adiposity, enlargement of adipocyte size, and liver steatosis while on the HFD compared to control mice. On a regular control diet, knockout and non-knockout mice showed no differences in weight gain, indicating the protective phenotype arises only when animals are challenged by a HFD. At the cellular level, cultured cells from brown adipose tissue (BAT) of Pdgfrα-Cre Ahrfl/fl mice were more responsive than cells from controls to transcriptional activation of the thermogenic uncoupling protein 1 (Ucp1) gene by norepinephrine, suggesting an ability to burn more energy under certain conditions. Collectively, our results show that knockout of Ahr mediated by Pdgfrα-Cre is protective against diet-induced obesity and suggest a mechanism by which enhanced UCP1 activity within BAT might confer these effects.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/fisiologia , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Fígado Gorduroso/prevenção & controle , Integrases/metabolismo , Obesidade/prevenção & controle , Receptor alfa de Fator de Crescimento Derivado de Plaquetas/fisiologia , Receptores de Hidrocarboneto Arílico/fisiologia , Adiposidade , Animais , Metabolismo Energético , Fígado Gorduroso/etiologia , Fígado Gorduroso/patologia , Feminino , Resistência à Insulina , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/patologia , Termogênese
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Chronobiol Int ; 37(6): 804-808, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32516020

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COVID-19 and metabolic syndrome are devastating pandemics. Effective control of metabolic parameters and their dysfunction may help prevent or minimize the acute and devastating effects of SARS-CoV-2 by reducing the local inflammatory response and blocking the entry of the virus into cells. With such consideration in mind, we gathered data from dietary surveys conducted in nine European countries to explore the relationship between actual clock hour of the large dinner meal and also interval in minutes between it and sunset in the respective countries and death rate above the median rate of per one million people as an index of mortality due to COVID-19 infection. Clock time of the dinner meal varied between 16:00 and 21:00 h across the European counties sampled, and the correlation between dinner mealtime and death rate was strongly correlated, R = 0.7991 (two-tailed p = 0.0098), with R 2 explaining 63% of the variation within the data. This strong linear positive correlation indicates that the later the clock time of the dinner meal, the higher is the death rate (and vice versa). The relationship between meal timing in reference to sunset, utilized as a gross surrogate marker of the activity/rest synchronizer of circadian rhythms, and death rate was negative and even slightly stronger, R = -0.8025 (two-tailed p = 0.0092), with R 2 explaining 64% of the variation within the data. This strong linear negative correlation indicates that the shorter the interval between the dinner meal and sunset, i.e., the closer the time of the largest meal of the day to bedtime, the greater is the death rate (and vice versa). Our preliminary approach to nighttime eating, in terms of the day's largest caloric intake, as a risk factor for the predisposing conditions of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and other commonly associated comorbidities of being overweight, and death from COVID-19 infection reveals strong correlation with the time of the dinner meal, both in terms of its actual clock and circadian time.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etiologia , Refeições/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/etiologia , Ritmo Circadiano/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Ingestão de Alimentos/fisiologia , Ingestão de Energia/fisiologia , Comportamento Alimentar/fisiologia , Humanos , Obesidade/etiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Tempo
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Arch Biochem Biophys ; 689: 108470, 2020 08 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32592802

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The accumulation of lipid as a result of long-term consumption of a high-fat diet (HFD) may lead to metabolic and brain dysfunction. Atorvastatin, a recommended first-line lipid-lowering agent, has shown beneficial effects on metabolic and brain functions in several models. Recently, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor was approved as an effective therapeutic drug for dyslipidemia patients. However, few studies have reported on the effect of this PCSK9 inhibitor on brain function. In addition, the comparative efficacy on the improvement of metabolic and brain functions between PCSK9 inhibitor and atorvastatin in obese models have not been elucidated. We hypothesized that PCSK9 inhibitor improves metabolic and brain functions in an obese model to a greater extent than atorvastatin. Thirty-two female rats were fed with either a normal diet (ND) or HFD for 15 weeks. At week 13, ND rats were given normal saline and HFD rats were given either normal saline, atorvastatin (40 mg/kg/day) or PCSK9 inhibitor (4 mg/kg/day) for 3 weeks. Oxidative stress, blood brain barrier breakdown, microglial hyperactivity, synaptic dysplasticity, apoptosis, amyloid proteins production in the hippocampus and cognitive decline were found in HFD-fed rats. Atorvastatin and PCSK9 inhibitor therapies equally attenuated hippocampal apoptosis and amyloid protein production in HFD-fed rats. Interestingly, PCSK9 inhibitor had the greater efficacy than atorvastatin on the amelioration of hippocampal oxidative stress, blood brain barrier breakdown, microglial hyperactivity, synaptic dysplasticity in the hippocampus and cognitive decline. These findings suggest that PCSK9 inhibitor may be another drug of choice for improving brain function in the obese condition with discontinued statin therapy.


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Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Atorvastatina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores Enzimáticos/uso terapêutico , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Encéfalo/fisiopatologia , Cognição/efeitos dos fármacos , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/fisiopatologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/metabolismo , Ratos
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Arch Endocrinol Metab ; 64(3): 223-234, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32555988

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Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder caused by the absence of gene expression in the 15q11.2-q13 paternal chromosome. Patients with PWS develop hypothalamic dysfunction that can lead to various endocrine changes such as: obesity, growth hormone deficiency, hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency and low bone mineral density. In addition, individuals with PWS have increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. This review summarizes and updates the current knowledge about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of endocrine manifestations associated with Prader Willi syndrome, especially diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency, management and monitoring of adverse effects; diagnosis of central adrenal insufficiency and management in stressful situations; screening for central hypothyroidism; research and treatment of hypogonadism; prevention and treatment of disorders of glucose metabolism. Careful attention to the endocrine aspects of PWS contributes significantly to the health of these individuals. Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2020;64(3):223-34.


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Síndrome de Prader-Willi , Diabetes Mellitus/etiologia , Humanos , Hipogonadismo/etiologia , Hipotireoidismo/etiologia , Obesidade/etiologia , Síndrome de Prader-Willi/complicações , Síndrome de Prader-Willi/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Prader-Willi/genética
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Gene ; 754: 144850, 2020 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32505844

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Obesity is associated with germ cell apoptosis, spermatogenesis arrest, and testicular endocrine suppression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the crosstalk between germ cell apoptosis and cell cycle machinery in sedentary and obese rats after moderate-intensity continuous (MICT), high-intensity continuous (HICT) and High-intensity interval (HIIT) exercise trainings. Male Wistar rats (n = 30) were randomly divided into 5 groups; the control, sedentary high-fat diet (HFD)-received (HFD-sole), MICT, HICT and HIIT-induced HFD-received groups. The serum levels of LDL-C, HDL-C, triglyceride, and testosterone, mRNA and protein levels of Cyclin D1, Cdk4, p21, apoptotic cell number/mm2 of testicular tissue and testicular DNA fragmentation ratio were investigated. The obese animals in HFD-sole group represented a significant (p < 0.05) reduction in serum HDL-C and testosterone levels, Cyclin D1, Cdk4 expressions, and exhibited a remarkable (p < 0.05) increment in LDL-C, triglyceride, p21 expression, apoptotic cell number and DNA fragmentation ratio versus control animals. However, the animals in MICT, HICT, HIIT groups exhibited a significant (p < 0.05) increment in serum HDL-C and testosterone, Cyclin D1 and Cdk4 expressions and showed a significant (p < 0.05) reduction in serum LDL-C and triglyceride, p21 expression, apoptotic cell number and DNA fragmentation versus the HFD-sole group. In conclusion, a crosslink between cell cycle machinery and apoptosis of germ cells was revealed in the testicles of HFD-sole animals, and MICT, HICT and HIIT could ameliorate the obesity-induced impairments, respectively. This effect may be attributed to the effect of exercise training protocols on maintaining Cyclin D1 and Cdk4 and suppressing p21 expression levels in the testicles.


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Apoptose , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Treinamento Intervalado de Alta Intensidade/métodos , Obesidade/terapia , Condicionamento Físico Animal/métodos , Testículo/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Lipídeos/análise , Masculino , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/patologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Testosterona/sangue
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234326, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32516351

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BACKGROUND: Studies in high-income countries have documented a consistent gradient between socio-economic status (SES) and high blood pressure (HBP), a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, evidence from Latin American countries (LA) remains comparatively scarce and inconclusive. DATA: Data for 3,984 individuals came from a nationally representative survey of individuals aged 60 years or above in Colombia (Encuesta de Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento) (SABE) conducted in 2015. SES was measured by educational achievement and household assets. CVD risk factors included objectively measured HBP and body mass index (BMI), as well as behaviors (smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetables intake, and physical activity). METHODS: Bivariate methods and multivariate regression models were used to assess associations between SES with HBP as well as additional risk factors for CVD. RESULTS: Individuals with lower SES have significantly higher risk of suffering from HBP. Compared to those with no formal education, individuals with secondary or post-secondary education have a 37% lower risk of HBP (odds ratio [OR] = 0.63, P-value<0.001). Being in the highest asset quartile (most affluent) is associated with a 44% lower risk (OR = 56, P-value = 0.001) of HBP compared to those in the lowest asset quartile (most deprived). Individuals with lower SES are more likely to smoke, not engage in regular physical activity and not regularly consume fruits or vegetables. In contrast, individuals with higher SES are more likely to consume alcohol and, those with more assets, more likely to be obese. CONCLUSIONS: Among older Colombians there exists a marked SES gradient in HBP as well as several additional risk factors for CVD. The results highlight the importance of a public health approach towards HBP and additional CVD risk factors that takes into account the specific conditions of older individuals, especially among disadvantaged groups.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Índice de Massa Corporal , Colômbia/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Exercício Físico/fisiologia , Feminino , Inquéritos Epidemiológicos , Humanos , Hipertensão/etiologia , Renda , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Classe Social , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Life Sci ; 256: 117920, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32522571

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AIM: We investigated the effects of high-intensity interval and continuous short-term exercise on body composition and cardiac function after myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in obese rats. METHODS: Rats fed with a standard chow diet (SC) or high-fat diet (HFD) for 20 weeks underwent systolic blood pressure (SBP), glycemia and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry analyses. Then, animals fed with HFD were subdivided into three groups: sedentary (HFD-SED); moderate-intensity continuous training (HFD-MICT); and high-intensity interval training (HFD-HIIT). Exercised groups underwent four isocaloric aerobic exercise sessions, in which HFD-MICT maintained the intensity continuously and HFD-HIIT alternated it. After exercise sessions, all groups underwent global IRI and myocardial infarct size (IS) was determined histologically. Fat and muscle mass were weighted, and protein levels involved in muscle metabolism were assessed in skeletal muscle. RESULTS: HFD-fed versus SC-fed rats reduced lean body mass by 31% (P < 0.001), while SBP, glycemia and body fat percentage were increased by 10% (P = 0.04), 30% (P = 0.006) and 54% (P < 0.001); respectively. HFD-induced muscle atrophy was restored in exercised groups, as only HFD-SED presented lower gastrocnemius (32%; P = 0.001) and quadriceps mass (62%; P < 0.001) than SC. PGC1-α expression was 2.7-fold higher in HFD-HIIT versus HFD-SED (P = 0.04), whereas HFD-HIIT and HFD-MICT exhibited 1.7-fold increase in p-mTORSer2481 levels compared to HFD-SED (P = 0.04). Although no difference was detected among groups for IS (P = 0.30), only HFD-HIIT preserved left-ventricle developed pressure after IRI (+0.7 mmHg; P = 0.9). SIGNIFICANCE: Short-term exercise, continuous or HIIT, restored HFD-induced muscle atrophy and increased mTOR expression, but only HIIT maintained myocardial contractility following IRI in obese animals.


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Composição Corporal/fisiologia , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Pressão Sanguínea , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Testes de Função Cardíaca , Treinamento Intervalado de Alta Intensidade , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Modelos Animais , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/etiologia , Obesidade/etiologia , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/genética , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/metabolismo , Condicionamento Físico Animal , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Sarcopenia/etiologia
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BMC Public Health ; 20(1): 726, 2020 May 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32429951

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BACKGROUND: A growing body of studies that investigated the longitudinal association between physical activity (PA) and the outcome of incident obesity, coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes and hypertension has become available in recent years. Thus, the purpose of this systematic review was to provide an update on the association between PA and onset of obesity, CHD, diabetes and hypertension in individuals aged ≥18 years who were free of the respective conditions at baseline. METHODS: We systematically searched OVID, Pubmed, and Web of Science databases for pertinent literature published between January of 2012 and February of 2019. To ensure that conclusions are based on high quality evidence, we only included longitudinal studies conducted in samples of ≥500 participants and with ≥5 years of follow-up. RESULT: The search yielded 8929 records of which 26 were included in this review. Three studies were conducted on the outcome of incident obesity, eight on incident CHD, nine on incident diabetes, four on incident hypertension, one on the outcome of both diabetes and hypertension, and one on the outcome of CHD, diabetes and hypertension. Overall, there was an association between PA and lower risk of incident obesity, CHD and diabetes, but not hypertension. Higher levels or amount of PA were associated with a reduced risk of new onset of the respective diseases in 20 studies (77%). Whereas four studies reported an elevated risk of incidence of diseases with lower PA levels (15%). PA was not associated with incidence of diseases in two studies (8%). CONCLUSION: Higher levels of PA are likely associated with a lower risk of becoming obese, develop CHD or diabetes. These findings replicate and strengthen conclusions from earlier reviews underlining the importance of promoting PA in adults. The associations between PA and incident hypertension were less consistent. More research, particularly using prospective cohort designs in large population-based samples, is needed to further untangle the association between PA and incident hypertension. TRAIL REGISTRATION: CRD42019124474 (PROSPERO Protocol registration). Date of registration in PROSPERO 27 February 2019.


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Doença das Coronárias/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Exercício Físico , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Obesidade/epidemiologia , Adulto , Doença das Coronárias/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/etiologia , Incidência , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/etiologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS Med ; 17(5): e1003120, 2020 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32433660

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BACKGROUND: Policymakers worldwide are considering requiring warnings for sugary drinks. A growing number of experimental studies have examined sugary drink warnings' impacts, but no research to our knowledge has synthesized this literature. To inform ongoing policy debates, this study aimed to identify the effects of sugary drink warnings compared with control conditions. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We systematically searched 7 databases on June 21, 2019, and October 25, 2019. We also searched reference lists of relevant articles. Two investigators independently screened titles, abstracts, and full texts to identify peer-reviewed articles that used an experimental protocol to examine the effects of sugary drink warnings compared to a control condition. Two investigators independently extracted study characteristics and effect sizes from all relevant full-text articles. We meta-analyzed any outcome assessed in at least 2 studies, combining effect sizes using random effects meta-analytic procedures. Twenty-three experiments with data on 16,241 individuals (mean proportion female, 58%) were included in the meta-analysis. Most studies took place in Latin America (35%) or the US or Canada (46%); 32% included children. Relative to control conditions, sugary drink warnings caused stronger negative emotional reactions (d = 0.69; 95% CI: 0.25, 1.13; p = 0.002) and elicited more thinking about the health effects of sugary drinks (d = 0.65; 95% CI: 0.29, 1.01; p < 0.001). Sugary drink warnings also led to lower healthfulness perceptions (d = -0.22; 95% CI: -0.27, -0.17; p < 0.001) and stronger disease likelihood perceptions (d = 0.15; 95% CI: 0.06, 0.24; p = 0.001). Moreover, sugary drink warnings reduced both hypothetical (d = -0.32; 95% CI: -0.44, -0.21; p < 0.001) and actual consumption and purchasing behavior (d = -0.17; 95% CI: -0.30, -0.04; p = 0.012). Statistically significant effects were not observed for perceptions of added sugar or positive sugary drink attitudes (p's > 0.10). Moderation analyses revealed that health warnings (e.g., "Beverages with added sugar contribute to obesity") led to greater reductions in hypothetical sugary drink purchases than did nutrient warnings (e.g., "High in sugar"; d = -0.35 versus -0.18; Qb = 4.04; p = 0.04). Limitations of this study include that we did not review grey literature and that we were unable to conduct moderation analyses for several prespecified moderators due to an insufficient number of studies. CONCLUSIONS: This international body of experimental literature supports sugary drink warnings as a population-level strategy for changing behavior, as well as emotions, perceptions, and intentions. PROTOCOL REGISTRY: PROSPERO ID 146405.


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Bebidas/efeitos adversos , Comportamento do Consumidor , Ingestão de Energia/fisiologia , Rotulagem de Alimentos , Obesidade/etiologia , Canadá , Criança , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Adulto Jovem
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Cancer Sci ; 111(7): 2336-2348, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32437590

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Dietary fat consumption during accelerated stages of mammary gland development, such as peripubertal maturation or pregnancy, is known to increase the risk for breast cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. Here we examined the gene expression profile of mouse mammary epithelial cells (MMECs) on exposure to a high-fat diet (HFD) or control diet (CD). Trp53-/- female mice were fed with the experimental diets for 5 weeks during the peripubertal period (3-8 weeks of age). The treatment showed no significant difference in body weight between the HFD-fed mice and CD-fed mice. However, gene set enrichment analysis predicted a significant enrichment of c-Myc target genes in animals fed HFD. Furthermore, we detected enhanced activity and stabilization of c-Myc protein in MMECs exposed to a HFD. This was accompanied by augmented c-Myc phosphorylation at S62 with a concomitant increase in ERK phosphorylation. Moreover, MMECs derived from HFD-fed Trp53-/- mouse showed increased colony- and sphere-forming potential that was dependent on c-Myc. Further, oleic acid, a major fatty acid constituent of the HFD, and TAK-875, an agonist to G protein-coupled receptor 40 (a receptor for oleic acid), enhanced c-Myc stabilization and MMEC proliferation. Overall, our data indicate that HFD influences MMECs by stabilizing an oncoprotein, pointing to a novel mechanism underlying dietary fat-mediated mammary carcinogenesis.


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Dieta Hiperlipídica , Epitélio/metabolismo , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/metabolismo , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , Maturidade Sexual , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Genes p53 , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Obesidade/etiologia , Obesidade/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Puberdade , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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