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The iron status of a national sample of adults living in France and participating in the SU.VI.MAX cohort, was assessed using serum ferritin and hemoglobin concentrations. Complete data were obtained for 6648 women 35-60 y old and for 3283 men 45-60 y old. Assessment of iron dietary intakes was realized on a subsample of 3111 women and 2337 men who reported(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that a low dietary intake of antioxidant vitamins and minerals increases the incidence rate of cardiovascular disease and cancer. To date, however, the published results of randomized, placebo-controlled trials of supplements containing antioxidant nutrients have not provided clear evidence of a beneficial effect. We tested(More)
The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of and risk factors for clinical lipodystrophy (LD) and metabolic disorders in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1-infected patients. A cross-sectional survey of the Aquitaine Cohort was performed in January 1999. The clinical diagnosis of LD was categorized as fat wasting (FW), peripheral fat(More)
This research aimed to test whether supplementation with a combination of antioxidant vitamins and minerals could reduce the risk of skin cancers (SC). It was performed within the framework of the Supplementation in Vitamins and Mineral Antioxidants study, a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, primary prevention trial testing the efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relative contribution of intrinsic aging vs lifestyle factors to facial skin age. DESIGN Prospective analysis of a cohort. SETTING Skin research institute. STUDY SUBJECTS A cohort of 361 white women (age range, 18-80 years) with apparently healthy skin. MEASUREMENTS Visual and tactile assessment of facial skin features. (More)
Pentahydroxyflavone dihydrate, quercetin (QU) is one of common flavonols biosynthesized by plants and has been suggested to modulate inflammatory responses in various models. In the present study, we investigated in vivo effects of oral or intra-cutaneous QU in chronic rat adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA). Growth delay and arthritic scores were evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare a severe protein restriction diet supplemented with ketoanalogues to a moderate protein restriction diet in order to limit glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decrease in an advanced renal insufficiency stage. DESIGN Prospective randomised study conducted to compare a severe protein restriction diet (0.30 g/kg/day) supplemented with a(More)
BACKGROUND Travel is important in the acquisition and dissemination of infection. We aimed to assess European surveillance data for travel-related illness to profile imported infections, track trends, identify risk groups, and assess the usefulness of pre-travel advice. METHODS We analysed travel-associated morbidity in ill travellers presenting at(More)
BACKGROUND Intake of monounsaturated fatty acids has been reported to reduce oxidative stress, insulin resistance and related inflammatory processes and may thus protect from skin photoaging. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between the risk of photoaging, monounsaturated fatty acids intake and the sources of monounsaturated(More)
BACKGROUND Chikungunya fever is an emerging arboviral disease characterized by an algo-eruptive syndrome, inflammatory polyarthralgias, or tenosynovitis that can last for months to years. Up to now, the pathophysiology of the chronic stage is poorly understood. CASE PRESENTATION We report the first case of CHIKV infection with chronic associated(More)