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Clinical care of neonates undergoing opioid withdrawal in the immediate postpartum period.

Neurotoxicol Teratol 2021 Apr 7;86:106978. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA.

As the opioid epidemic escalates in westernized countries around the world, chronic opioid use during pregnancy has become a growing public health issue. There are increasing concerns that chronic maternal opioid use might adversely affect the developing fetal brain. Furthermore, the sudden discontinuation of the trans-placental opioid supply at birth puts newborns at acute risk for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS). Read More

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Mushroom-Derived Medicine? Preclinical Studies Suggest Potential Benefits of Ergothioneine for Cardiometabolic Health.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 23;22(6). Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON N6A 5C1, Canada.

Medicinal use of mushrooms has been documented since ancient times, and in the modern world, mushrooms have a longstanding history of use in Eastern medicine. Recent interest in plant-based diets in Westernized countries has brought increasing attention to the use of mushrooms and mushroom-derived compounds in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Edible mushrooms are the most abundant food sources of the modified amino acid, ergothioneine. Read More

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Calcium to magnesium intake ratio and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease development: a case-control study.

BMC Endocr Disord 2021 Mar 18;21(1):51. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, ShahidBeheshti University of Medical Sciences, 19395 - 4741, No 7, West Arghavan St., Farahzadi Blvd, 1981619573, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. Adoption of sedentary life style and westernized diet are shown to be associated with development of NAFLD. Since previous studies suggested that calcium (Ca) to magnesium (Mg) ratio intake is associated with some chronic diseases including dyslipidemia and insulin resistance, we designed this study to find any possible association between this ratio and NAFLD development. Read More

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Genome-wide association study of serum prostate-specific antigen levels based on 1000 Genomes imputed data in Japanese: the Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort Study.

Nagoya J Med Sci 2021 Feb;83(1):183-194

Department of Preventive Medicine, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

Prostate cancer is emerging as a significant global public health burden. The incidence and prevalence of prostate cancer has increased in Japan, as westernized lifestyles become more popular. Recent advances in genetic epidemiology, including genome-wide association studies (GWASs), have identified considerable numbers of human genetic factors associated with diseases. Read More

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February 2021

The Role of Organoids as a Novel Platform for Modeling of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Front Pediatr 2021 17;9:624045. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing-remitting immune-mediated disorder affecting the gut. It is common in Westernized regions and is increasing in incidence in developing countries. At a molecular level, intrinsic deficiencies in epithelial integrity, mucosal barrier function, and mechanisms of immune response and resolution contribute to the development of IBD. Read More

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February 2021

Nutritional Components in Western Diet Versus Mediterranean Diet at the Gut Microbiota-Immune System Interplay. Implications for Health and Disease.

Nutrients 2021 Feb 22;13(2). Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Department of Medicine and Medical Specialities, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Alcalá, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

The most prevalent diseases of our time, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) (including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer) are rising worldwide. All of them share the condition of an "inflammatory disorder", with impaired immune functions frequently caused or accompanied by alterations in gut microbiota. These multifactorial maladies also have in common malnutrition related to physiopathology. Read More

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February 2021

Colorectal Cancer in Lebanon: Incidence, Temporal Trends, and Comparison to Regional and Western Countries.

Cancer Control 2021 Jan-Dec;28:1073274821996869

Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) Beirut, Lebanon.

Global trends in the incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer show a steady increase with significant predilection to western developed countries, possibly linking it to westernized lifestyles among other risk factors. This study aims to investigate the incidence and trends of colorectal cancer in Lebanon, a country in the Middle East and North Africa region, and to compare these rates to those in regional and western countries. Colorectal cancer incidence data were extracted from the Lebanese National Cancer Registry for the currently available years 2005 to 2016. Read More

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February 2021

Lysates of Methylococcus capsulatus Bath induce a lean-like microbiota, intestinal FoxP3RORγtIL-17 Tregs and improve metabolism.

Nat Commun 2021 02 17;12(1):1093. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo, Norway.

Interactions between host and gut microbial communities are modulated by diets and play pivotal roles in immunological homeostasis and health. We show that exchanging the protein source in a high fat, high sugar, westernized diet from casein to whole-cell lysates of the non-commensal bacterium Methylococcus capsulatus Bath is sufficient to reverse western diet-induced changes in the gut microbiota to a state resembling that of lean, low fat diet-fed mice, both under mild thermal stress (T22 °C) and at thermoneutrality (T30 °C). Concomitant with microbiota changes, mice fed the Methylococcus-based western diet exhibit improved glucose regulation, reduced body and liver fat, and diminished hepatic immune infiltration. Read More

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February 2021

Prevalence of Hypertension and Its Associated Risk Factors in a Rural Black Population of Mthatha Town, South Africa.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 01 29;18(3). Epub 2021 Jan 29.

Biomedical Research and Innovation Platform, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town 7505, South Africa.

: The occurrence of hypertension has been increasing alarmingly in both low and middle-income countries. Despite acknowledging hypertension as the most common life-threatening risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), a dearth of data is available on the prevalence, awareness, and determinants of hypertension in rural parts of South Africa. The principal aim of the current study is to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of hypertension among a black rural African population from the Mtatha town of Eastern Cape Province. Read More

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January 2021

Awareness and prevalence of coronary artery disease risk factors among Saudi adults in Dawadmi, Riyadh province: A cross-sectional study.

J Family Med Prim Care 2020 Nov 30;9(11):5629-5637. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

College of Medicine, Dawadmi, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Amongst the Middle East countries, Saudi Arabia is facing rapid progressive urbanization by the adoption of a westernized lifestyle and food habits, which contribute to the rising burden of CAD. We aim to evaluate the awareness and prevalence of CAD risk factors among Saudi adults. Read More

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November 2020

Incidence and Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease across Asia.

Yonsei Med J 2021 Feb;62(2):99-108

Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), are chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract caused by interactions between genetic, environmental, immunological, and microbial factors. While the incidence and prevalence of IBD in Asian populations were relatively lower than those in Western countries, they appear to be gradually increasing. A Westernized diet, high socioeconomic status, improvement of hygiene, and development of vaccination could affect the increases in IBD incidence and prevalence in Asian countries. Read More

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February 2021

Wild primate microbiomes prevent weight gain in germ-free mice.

Anim Microbiome 2020 May 7;2(1):16. Epub 2020 May 7.

Biotechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, 1479 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55108, USA.

Background: The gut microbiome harbors trillions of bacteria that play a major role in dietary nutrient extraction and host metabolism. Metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes are associated with shifts in microbiome composition and have been on the rise in Westernized or highly industrialized countries. At the same time, Westernized diets low in dietary fiber have been shown to cause loss of gut microbial diversity. Read More

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Global Trends of Latent Prostate Cancer in Autopsy Studies.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Jan 19;13(2). Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Department of Urology, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan.

The incidence of prostate cancer (PC) has been increasing in Asian countries, where it was previously low. Although the adoption of a Westernized lifestyle is a possible explanation, the incidence is statistically biased due to the increase in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening and the accuracy of national cancer registration systems. Studies on latent PC provide less biased information. Read More

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January 2021

External Environmental Pollution as a Risk Factor for Asthma.

Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2021 Jan 12. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Pulmonology Division of Instituto Do Coração, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Air pollution is a worrisome risk factor for global morbidity and mortality and plays a special role in many respiratory conditions. It contributes to around 8 million deaths/year, with outdoor exposure being responsible for more than 4.2 million deaths throughout the world, while more than 3. Read More

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January 2021

Modulation of the Gut Microbiota-Farnesoid X Receptor Axis Improves Deoxycholic Acid-induced Intestinal Inflammation in Mice.

J Crohns Colitis 2021 Jan 8. Epub 2021 Jan 8.

Department of Gastroenterology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Background And Aims: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with gut dysbiosis and dysregulation of bile acid metabolism. A high luminal content of deoxycholic acid (DCA) with consumption of a Westernized diet is implicated in the pathogenesis of IBD. The aim of the study is to explore the role of intestinal microbiota and bile acid metabolism in mice with DCA-induced intestinal inflammation. Read More

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January 2021

The Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Prevention of Allergic Diseases in Infants.

Front Pediatr 2020 22;8:583946. Epub 2020 Dec 22.

Pediatric Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy.

Allergic diseases have been linked to genetic and/or environmental factors, such as antibiotic use, westernized high fat and low fiber diet, which lead to early intestinal dysbiosis, and account for the rise in allergy prevalence, especially in western countries. Allergic diseases have shown reduced microbial diversity, including fewer lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, within the neonatal microbiota, before the onset of atopic diseases. Raised interest in microbiota manipulating strategies to restore the microbial balance for atopic disease prevention, through prebiotics, probiotics, or synbiotics supplementation, has been reported. Read More

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December 2020

Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in Maltese Adults.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 12 22;18(1). Epub 2020 Dec 22.

Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy.

Background: Populations living in Mediterranean islands are experiencing a nutrition transition process from traditional to Westernized dietary patterns. No information on this matter regarding individuals living in Malta have been published to date. The aim of this study was to assess the level of adherence of the Maltese people to the Mediterranean diet and which factors were associated with it. Read More

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December 2020

Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Special Focus on Fatty Liver Disease.

Front Oncol 2020 30;10:601710. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

Department of Biochemistry, Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CEMR), Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, India.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is a highly aggressive cancer with mortality running parallel to its incidence and has limited therapeutic options. Chronic liver inflammation and injury contribute significantly to the development and progression of HCC. Several factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, and demographic regions increase the HCC incidence rates and the major risk factors are chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV), carcinogens (food contaminants, tobacco smoking, and environmental toxins), and inherited diseases. Read More

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November 2020

Westernization of Lifestyle and Atherosclerosis in the Japanese: Lessons from the Hawaii - Los Angeles - Hiroshima Study.

J Atheroscler Thromb 2021 Mar 25;28(3):214-222. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Genshi Egusa Clinic.

Japanese Americans include Japanese individuals migrating from Japan to the United States (first-generation Japanese Americans [JA-1]) and their offspring (second- or later-generation Japanese Americans [JA-2]). Although Japanese Americans share their genetic predisposition with the Japanese, their lifestyles have been westernized rapidly and extensively. We conducted a medical survey for atherosclerosis among Japanese Americans living in Hawaii and Los Angeles and native Japanese living in Hiroshima for 50 years since 1970 (the Hawaii-Los Angeles-Hiroshima Study) and obtained the following results:(1) In the 1990s, a westernized lifestyle induced hyperlipidemia among Japanese Americans, and based on the evaluation of the carotid artery intima-media wall thickness (IMT), atherosclerosis was apparently more advanced in Japanese Americans than in native Japanese. Read More

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Western influenced lifestyle and Kv2.1 association as predicted biomarkers for Tunisian colorectal cancer.

BMC Cancer 2020 Nov 10;20(1):1086. Epub 2020 Nov 10.

Laboratory of Venoms and Therapeutic Biomolecules, LR16IPT08 Institute Pasteur of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, 13 Place Pasteur, BP74, 1002, Tunis, Belvédère, Tunisia.

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most diagnosed malignancy worldwide. The global burden is expected to increase along with ongoing westernized behaviors and lifestyle. The etiology of CRC remains elusive and most likely combines environmental and genetic factors. Read More

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November 2020

Dietary Carbohydrates and Lipids in the Pathogenesis of Leaky Gut Syndrome: An Overview.

Int J Mol Sci 2020 Nov 8;21(21). Epub 2020 Nov 8.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, 92-215 Lodz, Poland.

This review summarizes the recent knowledge on the effects of dietary carbohydrates and lipids on the pathophysiology of leaky gut syndrome (LGS). Alterations in intestinal barrier permeability may lead to serious gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. LGS is caused by intestinal hyperpermeability due to changes in the expression levels and functioning of tight junctions. Read More

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November 2020

Revealing oral microbiota composition and functionality associated with heavy cigarette smoking.

J Transl Med 2020 11 10;18(1):421. Epub 2020 Nov 10.

Sharjah Institute for Medical Research, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Background: Heavy tobacco smoking, a hallmark feature of lung cancer, is drastically predominant in Middle Eastern populations. The precise links between nicotine dependence and the functional contribution of the oral microbiota remain unknown in these populations.

Methods: We evaluated the composition and functional capabilities of oral microbiota with relation to cigarette smoking in 105 adults through shotgun metagenomics using buccal swabs. Read More

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November 2020

DNA Methylation in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

Int J Mol Sci 2020 Oct 30;21(21). Epub 2020 Oct 30.

Department of Integrated Biological Science, Pusan National University, Pusan 46241, Korea.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a widespread hepatic disorder in the United States and other Westernized countries. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an advanced stage of NAFLD, can progress to end-stage liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer. Poor understanding of mechanisms underlying NAFLD progression from simple steatosis to NASH has limited the development of effective therapies and biomarkers. Read More

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October 2020

Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for fertility preservation in women with breast cancer: Practical issues.

Clin Exp Reprod Med 2021 Mar 2;48(1):1-10. Epub 2020 Nov 2.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

In Korean women, a westernized lifestyle is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Fertility preservation has become an increasingly important issue for women with breast cancer, in accordance with substantial improvements in survival rate after cancer treatment. The methods of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) for fertility preservation in breast cancer patients have been modified to include aromatase inhibitors to reduce the potential harm associated with increased estradiol levels. Read More

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Gut microbiome profiling of a rural and urban South African cohort reveals biomarkers of a population in lifestyle transition.

BMC Microbiol 2020 10 31;20(1):330. Epub 2020 Oct 31.

Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background: Comparisons of traditional hunter-gatherers and pre-agricultural communities in Africa with urban and suburban Western North American and European cohorts have clearly shown that diet, lifestyle and environment are associated with gut microbiome composition. Yet, little is known about the gut microbiome composition of most communities in the very diverse African continent. South Africa comprises a richly diverse ethnolinguistic population that is experiencing an ongoing epidemiological transition and concurrent spike in the prevalence of obesity, largely attributed to a shift towards more Westernized diets and increasingly inactive lifestyle practices. Read More

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October 2020

Separating the Empirical Wheat From the Pseudoscientific Chaff: A Critical Review of the Literature Surrounding Glyphosate, Dysbiosis and Wheat-Sensitivity.

Front Microbiol 2020 25;11:556729. Epub 2020 Sep 25.

Department of Biology, The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada.

The prevalence of digestive disorders has increased globally, as countries have adopted a more "Westernized" diet pattern. A Western diet, characterized as high in fat and refined carbohydrates, can also be defined as a product of increased technology and industrialization. Modern farmers rely on agrochemicals to meet the needs of a growing population, and these chemicals have shifted the Western diet's chemical composition. Read More

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September 2020

Current Trends in the Quality Assessment of Colorectal Cancer Practice and Treatment in South Korea during 2012-2017.

Cancer Res Treat 2021 Apr 6;53(2):487-496. Epub 2020 Oct 6.

Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing in South Korea due to westernized eating habits and regular health check-ups. The Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) has conducted a national quality assessment of the treatment of CRC. This study examined the quality assessment report of the Korean HIRA and analyzed the status of practice pattern and the epidemiology of CRC in South Korea. Read More

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Traditional Old Dietary Pattern of Castellana Grotte (Apulia) Is Associated with Healthy Outcomes.

Nutrients 2020 Oct 12;12(10). Epub 2020 Oct 12.

Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute of Gastroenterology "Saverio de Bellis", Research Hospital, Castellana Grotte, 70013 Bari, Italy.

Background: There is still room for further studies aimed at investigating the most widespread diets in the Mediterranean area. The objective of the study is to analyze the relation of food group intake to clinical chemical indicators of health, and also to compare the food group intake with healthy well-known diet indices.

Methods: Lifestyle, dietary, and clinical data collected in 2005/2006 and 2012/2018 from Castellana Grotte, located in the rural area of Apulia, were analyzed. Read More

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October 2020

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Environmental Risk Factors: Diet and Gut Microbiota.

Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2020 Oct 12;22(12):57. Epub 2020 Oct 12.

Department of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center, 85 East Concord Street, Suite 7700A, Boston, MA, 02118, USA.

Purpose Of Review: This review specifically explores the affect that diet has on the gut microbiota and its role on the increasing incidence of IBD around the world in developing countries.

Recent Findings: This is a The emergence of IBD is consistently observed as a society becomes developed and westernized implicating the critical role that environmental factors play. Environmental factors that could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of IBD include westernization of diet and improved hygiene statust. Read More

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October 2020

β-glucan attenuates cognitive impairment via the gut-brain axis in diet-induced obese mice.

Microbiome 2020 10 2;8(1):143. Epub 2020 Oct 2.

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia.

Background: "Western" style dietary patterns are characterized by a high proportion of highly processed foods rich in fat and low in fiber. This diet pattern is associated with a myriad of metabolic dysfunctions, including neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment. β-glucan, the major soluble fiber in oat and barley grains, is fermented in the lower gastrointestinal tract, potentially impacting the microbial ecosystem and thus may improve elements of cognition and brain function via the gut-brain axis. Read More

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October 2020