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To assess the need for postoperative vitamin supplements, intakes and nutritional status of thiamin (B1) and vitamin B6 were studied in 18 female gastroplasty patients who received a placebo or different levels of supplemental vitamins. Postoperative erythrocyte transketolase basal (BA) and thiamin pyrophosphate-stimulated (SA) activities and activity(More)
OBJECTIVE The prebiotic role of intact konjac glucomannan (KGM) is contradictory. Short-chain glucomannan may cause a greater or faster effect on colonic microflora compared with KGM. Therefore, time-course and dose-dependent studies were conducted to examine and compare effects of unhydrolyzed KGM with those of acid-hydrolyzed glucomannan (KH) on cecal and(More)
The purpose of this study is to explore the development of the indigo industry in Japan and Taiwan. Further, it would be analyzed the comparison of Japan and Taiwan indigo development differences. Researcher interviewed nine carftmen and visited their workplace in Japan (including Tokushima, Kyoto, Tokyo and Nagoya). Researcher also interviewed three(More)
OBJECTIVES Dietary energy and protein play important roles in chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study investigates the relationship between energy/protein intake status and renal function in CKD. DESIGN AND STUDY POPULATION This cross-sectional study included 599 adult patients diagnosed with stage 3 to 5 CKD in nephrology and nutrition outpatient(More)
Eighteen women participated in a prospective study to assess the need for supplemental riboflavin after gastroplasty. Three groups of five patients received either a placebo or 0.6 or 1.2 mg riboflavin daily for up to 12 months, except during months 4 and 7 when all participants were given a "one-a-day" supplement containing 1.7 mg riboflavin. Dietary(More)
Plasma pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) concentrations were determined in 15 morbidly obese women before and after gastric restriction surgery for weight reduction. The subjects received a daily vitamin-mineral supplement containing 2 or 3 mg of vitamin B6 for 9 days before the operation and either a placebo or a multivitamin supplement containing 0.4, 0.8 or 2 mg(More)
Dietary energy and protein intake can affect progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD complicated with diabetes is often associated with a decline in renal function. We investigated the relative importance of dietary energy intake (DEI) and dietary protein intake (DPI) to renal function indicators in nondiabetic and diabetic CKD patients. A total of(More)
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