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Published by Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Homepage  [13 journals]
  • The Effect of Interval Training on PPARy-GLUT4 Expression in Subcutaneous
           Adipose Tissue of Male Wistar Obese Rats

    • Abstract: Introduction: Genetic and metabolic dysfunctions are primary contributors to the onset and intensity of type 2 diabetes (T2D) through the promotion of insulin resistance. The objective of this research was to examine the impact of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on the expression levels of PPARγ and GLUT4 in the subcutaneous adipose tissue, as well as its influence on insulin sensitivity among obese rats. Methods: Obesity induced by high fat diet (HDF) in 14 male wistar rats and then were divided accidentally into exercise (HIIT, n = 7) or control (n = 7) groups. The rats or exercise group were completed an 8 weeks HIIT (5 days / weekly) and control rats remained no-training. Fasting blood glucose, insulin sensitivity and PPARγ and GLUT4 gene expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue measured at 48 hours after lasting exercise session. Independent T test used to compare each variables between 2 groups. Results: HIIT resulted in significant decrease in fasting blood glucose (P = 0.001) and increase in insulin sensitivity (P = 0.001), PPARγ expression (P = 0.038) and GLUT4 expression (P = 0.019) in subcutaneous adipose tissue compared with control rats. Conclusion: HIIT can be improving insulin sensitivity in obese rats. This improvement may be attributed to increase PPARγ and GLUT4 expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue.
       
  • Evaluating the STRONGkids Tool for Assessing Malnutrition Risk in
           Hospitalized Iranian Children – A Cross-Sectional Study

    • Abstract: Introduction: Malnutrition in hospitalized children can impair health outcomes. The STRONGkids screening tool requires further reliability testing across diverse healthcare providers to identify pediatric patients requiring nutritional support. This study evaluated the effectiveness of STRONGkids compared to standard anthropometric criteria in determining malnutrition risk among hospitalized Iranian children. Methods: This cross-sectional analysis evaluated 287 patients (mean age nine months) admitted for ≥4 days across all non-critical wards in a pediatric hospital in Mashhad, Iran, from November 2020 to October 2021. STRONGkids categories were compared to weight-for-age (WAZ), height-for-age (HAZ), BMI-for-age (BMIZ), and weight-for-length/height (WLZ/H) z-scores using agreement statistics. Results: The malnutrition rate exceeded previous estimates for Iranian pediatric patients. STRONGkids demonstrated statistically significant agreement with WLZ/H (p<0.001) and WAZ (p=0.014) in ruling out malnutrition risk. However, sensitivity for identifying high-risk cases was suboptimal. Conclusions: STRONGkids can reliably exclude malnutrition when agreement exists with anthropometric criteria. Standardizing training and administration of the tool could optimize sensitivity and utility for detecting hospitalized children requiring nutritional intervention.
       
  • The Effect of High-Protein and Low-Calorie Diets on Sleep Quality in
           Individuals with Obesity

    • Abstract: Obesity, defined as excess body fat, has become a global epidemic, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Sleep problems are among the complications faced by obese individuals, although such problems are not very common. Previous studies indicate that obese individuals have a significantly greater likelihood of developing insomnia and other sleep disorders. Meanwhile, there is growing scientific evidence that diet and sleep may be related, and that weight loss can improve sleep quality and sleep-related indexes. In order to improve sleep quality and alleviate sleep disorders, this study examined the effects of weight loss diets on sleep quality in obese individuals. The literature indicates that sleep quality and sleep-related indexes are improved by weight loss. Compared with a low-fat diet, a very low-carbohydrate diet (VLCD) does not adversely affect cardiovascular risk factors for short-term weight loss. When weight loss is combined with VLCD, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be improved.
       
  • Evaluation of The Effectiveness of Ellagic Acid on Liver Steatosis in
           Overweight/Obese Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patients: Study
           Protocol for A Randomized Controlled Trial

    • Abstract: Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) is a condition that can lead to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. There is no definite treatment for NAFLD. Ellagic acid (EA) is natural polyphenol with proven pharmacological properties, but its effectiveness on NAFLD in patients is not clear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of ellagic acid on liver fibrosis in NAFLD patients. Method: This randomized, double-blind, controlled, and parallel clinical trial will be conducted on 60 patients with NAFLD (grade 2 or above) who will be allocated in intervention or placebo groups with 1:1 ratio. The intervention group will receive capsules containing 200 mg EA while the placebo group will receive avicel as placebo for 8 weeks. Body composition and anthropometric indices will be measured at baseline, end of 4th and 8th week. Transient elastography, 3-day food record, International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), and laboratory tests (CBC/diff, uric acid, creatinine, lipid profile (total cholesterol, triglyceride [TG], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-c], and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-c]), aspartate aminotransferase [AST], alanine aminotransferase [ALT], alkaline phosphatase [ALP], and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase [GGT], albumin, high sensitive C-reactive protein [hs-CRP] and insulin) will be performed for both groups at baseline and end of the study. Conclusion: We expect that 200 mg EA ellagic acid administration for 8 weeks will improve liver steatosis, clinical and paraclinical outcomes in NAFLD patients.  
       
  • The Trend of Nutritional Adequacy and Nutritional Routs among Imam Reza
           Teaching Hospital: Result from NutritionDay 2019-2021

    • Abstract: Introduction: Adequate nutrition is essential for the well-being of hospitalized patients. Assessing nutritional adequacy plays a crucial role in patient-centered care. The nutritionday (nDay) project, supported by ESPEN, conducts a global audit to evaluate nutritional risks. Imam Reza Teaching Hospital in Mashhad is one of the participating hospitals. This study examines the trend of nutritional adequacy in Imam Reza Teaching Hospital from nDay 2019 to 2021. Method: This cross-sectional study analyzed data from the nday database of Imam Reza Teaching Hospital in Mashhad, Iran, collected between 2019 and 2021. Written consent was obtained, and the study followed international standards and the nDay questionnaire. Factors such as nutritional routs, energy goals, and energy intake were considered. All statistical analyses were performed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 19.0. The three-year trend of nutritional adequacy was compared, using the Chi-Square test. Result:A total of 414 patients from 14 departments of Imam Reza Hospital were included in the study during 2019-2021. There was no significant trend of energy goal among the wards, during 2019-2021; except in women's burning, orthopedic surgery, and general surgery wards (P<0.001,<0.001,<0.001, respectively). There was a significant variation in energy intake, during 2019-2021 in men’s burning, oncology, cardiac surgery, gynecology surgery, and general surgery wards (P<0.001, <0.001, <0.001, <0.001, <0.001, respectively). Conclusion: This study showed that burning and oncology patients didn’t receive their energy goal, which can indicate the importance of nutritional care in these patients.
       
  • The Effect of Royal Jelly and Endurance Exercise on Cognitive Function and
           Pathological Changes of Hippocampus Tissue in Rats with Experimental
           Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

    • Abstract: Introduction: Although the positive effects of physical trainings as well as nutrition on cognitive function are reported. But there is limited information regarding their combined effect. Present study aimed to review the effect of royal jelly (RJ) and endurance exercise (EE) on cognitive function and pathological changes of hippocampus tissue in rats with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Methods: Forty- nine Sprague- Dawley female EAE rats selected as sample and assigned in 1) EE+RJ100, 2) EE+RJ50, 3) EE, 4) RJ100, 5) RJ50, 6) Sham (Sh), and 7) EAE groups also 7 healthy rats assigned in healthy control group (HC). Rats in EE groups trained 4 sessions per week (30 minutes with speed of 11-15 m/min) for five weeks and RJ was injected intra- peritoneal. One-way ANOVA along with Tukey's post hoc was used for data analysis (P≤0.05). Results: The percentage of healthy cells in the C1 region (PHC), avoidance (AM) and spatial memory (SM) levels in the EE group were more favorable than the EAE group (P≤0.05). Also, the PHC in the C3 and C1 regions, the AM and SM values in the RJ50 and RJ100 groups were higher than the EAE group (P≤0.05). As well as the PHC in C1 and C3 regions, AM and SM levels in the EE+RJ50 and EE+RJ100 groups were significantly more favorable than the EAE group (P≤0.05). The effects of EE+RJ50 and EE+RJ100 on improving SM and some subsections of AM were more favorable than the effects of RJ100 (P≤0.05). Conclusion: Although EE and RJ (50 and 100mg/kg) alone and their interactive effects have favorable effects on improving memory and neurogenesis.
       
  • Synergistic Effect of High Intensity Interval Training and Atorvastatin in
           Treatment of NAFLD in Rats Fed High Fat/Fructose Diet

    • Abstract: Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent chronic liver disease that ranges from steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver carcinoma. With the increasing prevalence of NAFLD, there is a growing need for effective prevention and treatment strategies. Stable pharmaceutical compositions containing atorvastatin have been developed to treat hypercholesterolemia and related conditions. In addition, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can have positive effects on NAFLD. Methods: Twenty-one male Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups: 1) high fat-fructose diet (HFFD) + HIIT, 2) HFFD + HIIT + atorvastatin. The groups received HFFD for 15 weeks to induce NAFLD. Atorvastatin was administrated at the dose of 2 mg/kg/day. The interventions (atorvastatin and HIIT) were done for 8 weeks. Results: Triglyceride (TG), Alanine transaminase (ALT), and aspartate transaminase (AST) were significantly reduced in the HFFD + HIIT + atorvastatin. The groups had no significant difference in weight, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and HDL/LDL ratio.
       
  • Incidence and Factors Related to Stroke in the Month before, during and
           after Fasting in Iran

    • Abstract: Introduction: The month of "Ramadan" is a remarkable instance of strong influences of culture and religion in Iranian people's behaviors and habits. Studies have reported different results in the rate of incidence, hospitalizations, time pattern and risk factors affecting stroke during fasting. This study was conducted with the aim of determining the incidence and factors related to stroke in the month before, during and after fasting in Yasuj, Iran. Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on stroke patients referred to Yasuj hospitals, Iran from January 2018 to December 2020 (Shaban, Ramadan and Shawwal 1443 AH). Complete medical records of 40 stroke patients with inpatient records were used. Stroke cases were separated by month, based on age, gender and other risk factors, as well as the time of incidence of stroke. Data were analyzed using SPSS v.28 software. Results: According to the findings of this study, 23 patients (57.5%) were male and 17 patients (42.5%) were female. The number of hospitalized patients with stroke in the months of Shaban, Ramadan and Shawwal were 12, 12 and 13 respectively. No significant correlation was observed in terms of the incidence of stroke during the month of Ramadan and other two months. In addition, there was no any significant difference between different months in terms of the studied variables (stroke history, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and smoking). Conclusion: This study indicated that fasting in Ramadan does not increase the incidence of stroke. Proper medical advice can significantly prevent strokes during Ramadan.
       
  • Nutrition Triggers Migraine Headache: A Cross-Sectional Study in Southern
           Iran about the Nutrition Habits in Migraine Patients

    • Abstract: Introduction:Migraine is recognized as the second most disabling disease in the world, which can be accompanied by Bell's palsy, hearing loss, and cerebral nerve paralysis. In this study, we investigated the impact of dietary triggers on the exacerbation of migraine headaches as first time in Hormozgan province patients. Method: Individuals were randomly selected from the population of migraine patients referred to the hospital of Shahid Mohammadi in Bandar Abbas (located in southern Iran). Two-stages questionnaire was used, with the first stage including demographic information and the second stage including the dietary habits of individuals with migraines included 6 types of drinks, 11 types of food and fasting diet.  Results: Our study examined 200 individuals, including 66.5%women and 33.5% men. The age range of participants was from 13 to 66 years old, and the mean age of the study population was 31.42 years. Fasting showed the highest incidence of headache exacerbation, followed by coffee, alcoholic beverages, and high-fat foods. the least stimulating type can be attributed to non-alcoholic carbonated drinks and soft drinks. Nuts and walnuts (good sources of omega-3) seemed to be the least irritating among the population, although citrus fruits were not significantly different Conclusion: According to our results, we advise all migraine patients to strictly avoid fasting. Besides, they should try to keep their sugar level balanced and avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine, so that the results of subsequent studies will clarify the effect of these two substances on headache.
       
  • The Effect of Exposure to Hypoxia during Resistance Training On the
           Concentration of PAX7 and PGC-1α Proteins in Fast-Twitch Muscle Tissue of
           Diabetic Rats Fed a High-Fat Diet

    • Abstract: Introduction: Myopathy caused by diabetes can accelerate the disease process in diabetic people. Myopathy has important indicators in muscle tissue that are related to regeneration and intracellular metabolism in skeletal muscles. The aim of current study was to investigate the effect of 8 weeks of resistance training in hypoxia on the content of PAX 7 and PGC-1α proteins in the gastrocnemius muscle of type 2 diabetic rats. Methods: The present study was of an experimental type in which 24 male Wistar rats 6 weeks after induction of type 2 diabetes were divided into three groups: healthy control (HC), diabetic control (DC), and hypoxia group (HPX). Resistance training was applied for 8 weeks under oxygen deficiency conditions in the groups of resistance training in hypoxia. After finishing the exercises, the tissue sample was taken from the biceps muscle and evaluated to measure the concentration of PAX 7 and PGC-1α proteins, and the results were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance at a significance level ≥0.05α. Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference (P=0.0001) between the research groups in both PAX7 and PGC-1α proteins. Induction of diabetes led to a significant decrease in PAX7 compared to the control group. PGC1-α protein levels also decreased significantly in the diabetes induction group compared to the control group (P=0.0001), but exposure to hypoxia did not change the gene expression values of this variable compared to the diabetic patient group (P = 0.451). Conclusion: Exposure to temporary and passive hypoxia can be considered as a suggested strategy to improve indicators related to type 2 diabetes in humans.
       
  • The Effect of Eight Weeks of Combined High Intensity Interval Training on
           Intrahepatic PGC-1α and PEPCK Protein in Male Rats with Non-Alcoholic
           Steatohepatitis

    • Abstract: Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the non-communicable metabolic diseases with high prevalence worldwide. Therefore, treatment strategies for this disease are very important. This research aimed to examine the effect of eight weeks of combined high-intensity interval training on intrahepatic PGC-1α and PEPCK protein in male rats with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Methods: Forty rats aged 6 to 8 weeks were divided into two groups: healthy (n=20) and high-fat diet (HFD) (n=20). After eight weeks and assurance of disease induction, the HFD group was randomly divided into two groups: control-patient (n=9) and training-patient (n=9). The healthy group was divided into two groups: control-healthy (n=9) and training-healthy (n=9). Rats in the training group performed HIIT in both aquatic and land environments (Saturdays and Wednesdays in aquatic environment and Mondays on a treadmill). One-way ANOVA and Bonferroni's post hoc test (P<0.05) were run to determine the difference between groups.  Results: The findings showed that intrahepatic PGC-1α protein levels were associated with a significant increase in the healthy control group compared to the patient control (P=0.04); also, intrahepatic PEPCK protein levels were associated with a significant increase in the control-healthy group compared to the control-patient (P=0.01) group, a significant increase in the training-healthy group compared to the control-patient (P=0.002) and training-patient (P=0.03) groups and a significant increase in the training-patient group compared to the control-patient (P=0.03) group. Conclusion: It can be suggested that combined high intensity interval training can be effective in regulating the PGC-1α/PEPCK mechanism, which is a potential mechanism in the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism in the liver. However, further research is needed in this regard to obtain conclusive results.
       
  • Evaluation of Sausage Products Properties by Chemical, Microbial, and
           Histological Techniques in Qom Province, Iran

    • Abstract: Introduction: Sausages are consisting of principal processed meat products including meat and other additives making special texture and flavor. Consumption of these products has increased nowadays.This study aimed to evaluation of sausage products by chemical, microbial, and histological properties that were manufactured and distributed in Qom province, Iran. Methods: In this study, 100 samples of varied types of sausage products were randomly collected from Oct-2021 to Jun-2022. Chemical, microbial and histological techniques were applied for analysis of samples. All measurements were implemented in triplicate and the data were analysed statistically by SPSS 25 software. Results: The highest amounts of total fat, sodium nitrite and starch were observed in 40-50% meat sausages, as well as total protein and phosphate in 60-70%  meat sausages. Salmonella spp. and Eschericha coli as dangerous pathogens were not detected in collected samples. Total Bacterial Count, Coliform, Clostridium perfringens and Yeast and Mold  were lower than acceptable limit of Iranian National Standard  Organization(INSO 2303: 2021) (p<0.05). The results of the histological techniques showed that lymphatic, skin, peritoneal fat and plant tissue, trachea, bone, and hyaline cartilage were used in the production of sausage samples. with any significant statistical differences(p<0.05). Conclusion: The microbial properties of samples indicated suitable hygienic conditions of production and distribution. Due to the observation of high value of standard deviation in obtained results of chemical, microbial, and histological analysis, it was a strong consequence of dramatic variation existed in the processing and manufacturing conditions of collected sausage samples. However, the overall status in quality of production and distribution of analyzed sausage products were observed suitable.
       
  • The Effects of Quarantine and Corona Virus on Dietary Habits, Physical
           Activity, and Anthropometric Indices

    • Abstract: Introduction: Numerous changes occurred in economic, social and medical fields following the onset of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including changes in lifestyle and dietary habits. Due to the lack of research on quarantine's effects on lifestyle changes, this study examined dietary habits, physical activity, and individuals' anthropometric indices during quarantine. Methods: During the COVID-19 quarantine period, this cross-sectional study was conducted on adults based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Participants were asked to complete a 10- to 15-minute online survey regarding their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Demographic variables were investigated, as well as surveys related to eating habits, lifestyle behaviors, and the impact of COVID-19 on physical activity and health. SPSS 22.0 was used to analyze all data. The significance level is less than 0.05. Results: A total of 630 participants were enrolled in this study, and their mean age was 38.12 + 3.25 years (range: 19-58). Of those, 537 (85.2%) were women. The average of all anthropometric profiles in general and gender-specific was significantly higher during quarantine than before quarantine (P<0.001 for all). Before quarantine, moderate and high levels of activity were significantly higher than during quarantine, while low levels of activity increased significantly during quarantine (P<0.001 for all). The most consumed food groups include fruits (72.9%) and meat consumption (63.8%). Carbonated drinks (16.7%) and fats and oils (21%) were less consumed than other food groups. The most critical factors affecting BMI during quarantine include: fat-free body weight before quarantine (importance coefficient (IC) = 0.4097), weight before quarantine (IC = 0.2398) and gender (IC = 0.4097). Conclusions: The results showed that quarantine probably increased obesity prevalence, altered diet habits, and decreased physical activity levels among individuals. The findings of this study suggest the importance of expanding health development programs that promote healthy lifestyles in communities during quarantine.
       
  • The Effect of Saffron Extract Consumption Along With Aerobic Training on
           Glycemic Indices in Streptozotocin (STZ)-Induced Diabetic Male Wistar Rats
           

    • Abstract: Introduction: Diabetes, as one of the most common chronic diseases and one of the main causes. Death is known all over the world. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of extract consumption. Saffron combined with aerobic exercise on glycemic indices of diabetic male rats. It was with streptozotocin.  Method: The investigation method of this experimental study was carried out on 40 adult male rats with an age range of 10-12 weeks and a weight of 220-250 grams.So from the induction of diabetes in rats randomly to healthy control groups, diabetic control, Diabetic exercise, diabetic saffron and diabetic exercise + saffron group were divided. The duration of the intervention was 5 days a week and 8 weeks with moderate intensity. After some time 8 weeks of glycemic indices were measured, the data with Kolmogorov statistical tests Smirnov, one-way analysis of variance and Tukey's follow-up test were analyzed. Result: The results showed that fasting glucose in the saffron extract group with exercise Aerobics was significantly lower than the control group and lower than the aerobic training group (p=0.014). Glycosylated hemoglobin in the saffron extract group with aerobic exercise. It was lower than the control group (p=0.001) insulin resistance in the saffron consumption group. With aerobic exercise, it was lower than the control group (p=0.001). Conclusion: It is concluded that probably both an aerobic exercise course and a course Consumption of saffron extract by reducing hyperglycemic indicators can prevent diabetes to control It seems that if aerobic exercise and consumption of saffron extract at the same time used, can lead to more beneficial effects in this regard.
       
  • Risk Stratification for Fasting in Diabetic Patients Based on the IDF-DAR
           Guideline

    • Abstract: Introduction: Fasting during Ramadan is a religious obligation and may pose a risk to diabetic patients. This study aimed to stratify diabetic patients based on the International Diabetes Federation- Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance (IDF- DAR) guideline for the risk of fasting before Ramadan. Methods: A total of 317 diabetic patients attending the endocrinology clinic at Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad, Iran, participated in this cross-sectional study. The American Diabetic Association (ADA) criteria were applied to diagnose diabetes. Various parameters, including diabetes type and duration, complications, and risk factors were recorded to determine IDF-DAR-based risk. Then patients were stratified into high (IDF-DAR>6), medium (IDF-DAR: 3.5-6) and low (IDF-DAR: 0-3) risk groups accordingly. Results: Out of the 317 patients included in the study, 115 (36.3%) patients were categorized as low risk, 127 (40%) as moderate-risk, and 75 (23.7%) as high-risk groups. Conclusion(s):  According to the IDF-DAR guideline, a majority of the patients fell into the low and moderate risk categories, suggesting that they should not be entirely exempted from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. However, the validity of this patient stratification in various fasting populations needs to be evaluated through prospective longitudinal studies.
       
  • Association of Covid-19 Infection with Physical Activity and Food Intake;
           Mashhad PERSIAN Cohort Results

    • Abstract: Introduction: The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019 had a profound impact on global public health. This study investigates the effects of the coronavirus on dietary intake and physical activity among the Mashhad PERSIAN cohort population in Mashhad, Iran. Method: This nested cohort study was done among the Mashhad Persian Cohort study population who confirmed COVID-19 infection through PCR testing. Participants were assessed for physical activity using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) short form, as well as changes in appetite and food intake during the COVID-19 infection. All measurements were compared during the disease period to pre-infection. Results: This study comprised 381 confirmed COVID-19 patients (average age of 42.51 ± 7.31 years) of which 154 (40.4%) were male. There was a significant reduction in the levels of vigorous and moderate physical activity, walking, and total sitting time (P<0.001 for all). Also, food intake was reduced during the COVID-19 infection compared to before the infection. Conclusion: In summary, this study demonstrates a significant decrease in physical activity and food intake during COVID-19 infection.
       
  • The Effect of High Intensity Interval Training on Lipocalin 2 Gene
           Expression in Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue and Insulin Function in Obese
           Rats with Induced Diabetes

    • Abstract: Introduction: Genetic evidence indicates the key role of transcription factors on insulin signaling pathways. The present study was performed with the aim of assess the effect of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on gene lipocalin-2 (LCP2) gene expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue, insulin resistance and glucose in obese rats with type 2 diabetic (T2D). Methods: For this purpose, 21 male Wistar rats aged 10 weeks of old were obesed by 8 weeks high-fat diet (HFD) and then 14 rats became T2D by STZ injection (25 mg/dL). The rats were divided into obese, control diabetic and HIIT diabetic groups. HIIT group participated in 8-week HIIT (5 sessions/weekly), and the control groups did not participate in the exercise program. 48 hours after the last training session, glucose and insulin resistance and gene LCN2 expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue were measured and compared by one-way ANOVA test. Results: Type 2 diabetes induction led to an increase in glucose and insulin resistance (P=0.001) as well as an increase in the expression of LCN2 (P=0.001) compared to the obese group. In other words, HIIT led to a significant decrease in glucose, insulin resistance (P=0.001) as well as a significant decrease in LCN2 expression (P=0.002) in subcutaneous adipose tissue compared to the diabetic control group. Conclusion: HIIT is associated with improvement of insulin resistance and glycemic profile in diabetic rats, and this can be imputed to the increase in LCN2 expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue in response to HIIT.
       
  • The Effectiveness of Endurance Training and Nano Curcumin Supplementation
           on the Expression of Mir-21and P53 Genes in Brain Tumor Tissue in an
           Animal Model of Glioblastoma Multiform

    • Abstract: Introduction: Glioblastoma multiforme is the foremost common harmful tumor of the central anxious framework that specifically influences the brain and is safe to common medications such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The point of this investigate was to examine the viability of perseverance preparing and nanocurcumin supplementation on the expression of miR-21 and P53 qualities in brain tumor tissue in an creature demonstrate of glioblastoma multiforme. Methods: In this experiment, 35 8-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups with 5 rats each: healthy control group, 4-week-old healthy, control group cancer, 4-week-old cancer group and training group, Nano-curcumin group and training-Nano-curcumin group. Cancer cells were injected into the right frontal cortex of mice using a pump at a depth of 2.5 mm. One week later, mice entered the treadmill training program (4 weeks) and nanocurcumin was administered orally at a dose of 80 mg/kg (28 days). Gene expression was measured using real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR  and used for analysis.spss software. Results: The expression value of miR-21 gene in the training group, nano curcumin, and training group  nano curcumin was  lower than that of the control cancer at 4 weeks (P = 0.001). Moreover, the expression of P53 gene in the nano-curcumin training group and nano-curcumin training group was  higher in cancer cells and 4-week blood-eating cancer than in the control group (P = 0.001). Conclusion: Endurance training and curcumin administration appear to reduce tumor growth in mice with brain tumors by modulating the expression of miR-21 and p53 genes.
       
  • A Comparison of the Effects Continuous and Interval Exercises on
           Fibrillin-1 and Asprosin in Obese Male Rats

    • Abstract: Introduction: Obesity is still a health problem for humanity. Although the favorable role of exercise on weight loss has been reported. But the effect of the type of exercise is still unclear. Present study compared the effects of continuous exercise (CE) and interval exercise (IE) on fibrillin-1 and asprosin in obese male rats. Methods: Forty- eight male rats divided into six groups including 1) obese IE, 2) obese CE, 3) healthy IE, 4) healthy CE, 5) obese control and 6) healthy control. Groups 1- 4 performed exercises for 8 weeks and 72 hours after the last training session the insulin resistance index, fasting glucose, insulin, fibrillin-1 and asprosin measured. Data analysis performed by Two-way analysis of variance and Kruskal-Wallis tests with SPSS software (P≤0.05). Results: There were significant differences in insulin resistance (P=0.001), fibrillin-1 gene expression (P=0.001), fasting glucose (P=0.001), asprosin serum levels (P=0.001), and insulin (P=0.002) levels between obese IE, obese CE, healthy IE, healthy CE, obese control and healthy control groups. Conclusions: Although obesity increased fibrillin-1 and asprosin, but IE and CE decreased fibrillin-1 and asprosin. Thus IE and CE can be used for controlling fibrillin-1 and asprosin levels as well as an intervention method contributing to the reduction of weight and obesity.
       
  • Prevalence of Feeding Intolerance in PICU: A Cross-sectional Study

    • Abstract: Introduction: Malnutrition, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), occurs when the body does not receive sufficient nutrients or energy to meet growth, maintenance, and functional needs. Severe malnutrition in children increases the risk of death, disease episodes, complications, and prolonged illnesses. Therefore, early nutritional support is crucial in pediatric critical care settings. In cases where oral feeding is not feasible, enteral feeding (EN) becomes necessary to provide adequate energy. However, despite its advantages, feeding intolerance remains a significant challenge. This study aims to determine the prevalence of feeding intolerance among critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Akbar Pediatric Subspecialty Center's PICU in Mashhad, Iran between March and April 2022. The evaluation focused on nutritional adequacy and feeding intolerance. Results: A total of 72 patients were included in this study with a majority being girls. Approximately 30 percent of patients exhibited severe malnutrition based on their BMI Z-score (-3). Boys were more affected than girls in this regard. Most patients received a combination of EN and parenteral nutrition (PN) to fulfill their energy and protein requirements successfully. In most cases, children consumed over 66% of their energy needs through these methods. Feeding intolerance primarily manifested as vomiting and regurgitation (47%), followed by high gastric residual volume (GRV) (36.1%) and abdominal distention (34.7%). Conclusion: The findings from our study highlight the prevalence of malnutrition within PICU settings along with common complications associated with feeding intolerance such as vomiting and regurgitation. Standardizing a definition for feeding intolerance could prove beneficial for improving research protocols aimed at effectively managing this condition.
       
  • The Correlation between Serum Selenium Concentration and Clinical Outcomes
           in Critically Ill Paediatric Patients following Major Gastrointestinal
           Surgeries: A Cross-sectional Study

    • Abstract: Abstract Introduction: Acute-phase inflammatory and oxidative response following major gastrointestinal surgeries may lead to critical conditions in pediatric patients. Selenium plays a key role in the antioxidant defense system and anti-inflammatory pathways, which are important in the clinical outcomes of patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The present study aimed to assess the possible correlations between serum selenium levels and clinical outcomes in PICU patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgeries.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 66 critically ill pediatric patients who were in the postoperative stage of major gastrointestinal surgeries. Serum selenium concentration was assessed using the atomic absorption method, and the clinical outcomes were collected prospectively.Results: Serum selenium concentration upon PICU admission was 38.9±9.8 ng/ml, and no significant correlation was observed between the serum selenium level and the nutritional status of the patients. Furthermore, no significant associations were denoted between the serum selenium concentration and some clinical outcomes, such as the duration of ventilator dependency, PICU length of stay, and PICU/28-day mortality. However, the statistical analysis of the obtained data showed negative, significant associations between the serum selenium concentration, infection rate, and length of hospital stay (P= 0.01 and P=0.04, respectively).Conclusion: According to the results, serum selenium concentration decreased in the post-gastrointestinal-surgery patients admitted to the PICU upon PICU admission, and the reduction was associated with prolonged hospitalization and a higher infection rate.
       
 
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