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High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and its association with BMI-for-age among primary school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This study highlights the presence of a high prevalence of sub-optimal vitamin D status among urban primary school children in a tropical country and emphasizes the important need for appropriate interventions to address both problems of obesity and poor vitamin D Status in children. Expand
Bioavailability is improved by enzymatic modification of the citrus flavonoid hesperidin in humans: a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial.
The results of this study demonstrated that the bioavailability of hesperidin was modulated by enzymatic conversion to hesperetin-7-glucoside, thus changing the absorption site from the colon to the small intestine, which may affect future interventions concerning the health benefits of citrus flavonoids. Expand
Osteoarthritis and nutrition. From nutraceuticals to functional foods: a systematic review of the scientific evidence
Overall, scientific evidence exists for some specific nutritional interventions to provide symptom relief to osteoarthritic patients and it remains to be investigated whether nutritional compounds can have structure-modifying effects. Expand
Hesperidin inhibits ovariectomized-induced osteopenia and shows differential effects on bone mass and strength in young and adult intact rats.
The results of this study show a protective effect of Hp on bone loss in OVX rats of both ages without uterine stimulation and accompanied by a lipid-lowering effect, and unexpected and intriguing findings obtained in intact rats showing improved BMD in young rats and improved femoral load in adult rats merit further investigation. Expand
Calcium Intake, Vitamin D and Bone Health Status of Post-menopausal Chinese Women in Kuala Lumpur.
It is demonstrated that the majority of free living Chinese post-menopausal women in Kuala Lumpur have low calcium intake, low 25-OH vitamin D status and low bone mass and elevated biochemical markers of bone turnover. Expand
Increased bioavailability of hesperetin-7-glucoside compared with hesperidin results in more efficient prevention of bone loss in adult ovariectomised rats
Improved bioavailability of H-7-glc may explain the more efficient bone protection of this compound. Expand
High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and its association with BMI-forage among primary school children in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Background: Deficiencies of micronutrients can affect the growth and development of children. There is increasing evidence of vitamin D deficiency world-wide resulting in nutritional rickets inExpand
Translation of Evidence to Clinical Practice for Use of Meal Replacementsin Weight Loss and Obesity-lessons Learned from Research Studies
Intensive follow ups and monitoring are required to ensure the success of using meal replacements for weight loss in everyday clinical practice, similar with other lifestyle interventions. Expand
Can Stretching Exercises Reduce Your Risks of Experiencing Low Back Pain
This novel biomechanical study recommends the performance of stretching exercises to reduce the discom- forts along the spine during periods of prolong sitting and concludes that ergonomic chairs that maintain static proper alignment are not effective as a treatment or prevention of low back pain. Expand
Changes in Nutrition Focused Physical Examination Knowledge and Practices of Dietitians Who Completed an In-Person Workshop With 1-Year Online Follow-Up in Malaysia
Nutrition-focused physical examination (NFPE) is a component of nutrition assessment performed by dietitians. There is limited research globally on NFPE practices of dietitians. This studyExpand