Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #175

Dr Ruscio Wrap Up

Dr Ruscio Wrap Up

In Case You Missed It

On Monday, we discussed how reducing dietary fiber intake can improve constipation.

On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Joe Veltmann and discussed a different type of gene testing which might outperform current testing.

Latest Research

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies explores whether vitamin D supplementation alone during pregnancy could lower that risk, however, it extrapolates, that there must be a better-subset of studies designed to confirm such a direct effect.


Folic acid supplementation is associated with a reduced risk of first-stroke in populations with elevated total cholesterol. However, one’s cholesterol level may modify the effectiveness of folic acid therapy.


The aim of this study is to review the impact of high-fat diets (HFD) on microbiota profile and small intestinal physiology before and after the onset of obesity and its metabolic complications.

“Evidence from animal studies suggest that before the onset of obesity and its metabolic complications, HFD induces intestinal dysbiosis – encompassing changes in composition balance and massive redistribution with bacteria occupying intervillous spaces and crypts – associated with early physiopathological changes, predominantly in the ileum, such as low-grade inflammation, decreased antimicrobial peptides expression, impaired mucus production, secretion and layer’s thickness, and decreased expression of tight junction proteins.

Prebiotics, probiotics, polyphenols, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ agonists (such as rosiglitazone) and exercise have been shown to reverse HFD-induced intestinal phenotype and to attenuate the severity of obesity and its associated metabolic complications.”


HbA1c, which measures the amount of blood glucose attached to hemoglobin, was found to be elevated in a case-control study of subjects with subclinical hypothyroidism (base of the serum TSH > 4.2 to < 10 mU/L) compared to controls. This study brings awareness to the interpretation of non-diabetic subclinical hypothyroid patients’ HbA1c readings.


A higher dietary intake of isoflavone – the major phytoestrogen in soy – was associated with reduced all-cause mortality in an ethnically diverse cohort of female breast cancer survivors.

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4 thoughts on “Dr. Ruscio’s Wrap Up #175

  1. Hi Dr Ruscio

    I have been taking D-Lactate free probiotics for 3 years. they help keep my histamine at bay and also help with regularity. out of nowehere i started devepoping bad reflux from the probiotics and had to stop. its been three weeks since i stopped and the reflux has not gone away. any idea what happened? thanks for your insight

    Jay

  2. Hi Dr Ruscio

    I have been taking D-Lactate free probiotics for 3 years. they help keep my histamine at bay and also help with regularity. out of nowehere i started devepoping bad reflux from the probiotics and had to stop. its been three weeks since i stopped and the reflux has not gone away. any idea what happened? thanks for your insight

    Jay

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