Etudes Anti-âge

Les oméga 6 sont-ils pro- ou anti-inflammatoires?

14/12/2017 | Etudes Anti-âge


The associations of serum n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids with serum C-reactive protein in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study
Jyrki K. Virtanen               European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2017)

There are concerns that high intake of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may promote inflammation, because the end-product of n-6 PUFA metabolism, arachidonic acid, is a precursor for pro-inflammatory eicosanoids. Our aim was to investigate cross-sectional associations of the serum n-6 PUFAs, objective biomarkers for exposure, with serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), a key inflammation marker.

The study included 1287 generally healthy men aged 42–60 years from the population-based Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, examined in 1984–1989. ANCOVA and logistic regression were used for analyses.

In the multivariable-adjusted analyses, both serum total n-6 PUFA and linoleic acid, the predominant n-6 PUFA, were associated with lower CRP. The mean CRP concentrations in quartiles of linoleic acid were 1.86, 1.51, 1.53, and 1.37 mg/L (P-trend = 0.001). The odds ratio for elevated CRP (>3 mg/L) in the highest vs. the lowest quartile was 0.47 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.25–0.87, P-trend = 0.01). Arachidonic acid or the mainly endogenously produced n-6 PUFAs, gamma-linolenic acid and dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, were not associated with higher CRP, either. Age, body mass index, or serum long-chain n-3 PUFA concentration did not modify the associations (P-interactions > 0.14).

Serum n-6 PUFAs were not associated with increased inflammation in men. In contrast, the main n-6 PUFA linoleic acid had a strong inverse association with the key inflammation marker, CRP.

Les boosters de NO pour maigrir sur le long terme?

14/12/2017 | Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge et Etudes sur les boosters sexuels et la sexualité


Ca fait quand même un peu beaucoup…

Sildenafil induces browning of subcutaneous white adipose tissue in overweight adults
Metabolism Volume 78, January 2018, Pages 106-117

To investigate that short-term treatment of sildenafil can induce browning of subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT) in human adults.

A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, parallel group trial.

Sixteen eligibility overweight male subjects were recruited, comparing 100 mg/day sildenafil versus an identical placebo therapy for 7 days. sWAT samples were collected from subjects before and after 7-day sildenafil or placebo interventions.

The results showed that multilocular UCP1-positive adipocytes existed in sWAT samples from subjects after sildenafil treatment. Compared to before treatment in both group as well as after treatment in placebo, sildenafil significantly decreased adipocyte size, increased the expressions of UCP1 protein and mRNA, mitochondrial density, and leak respiratory capacity in sWAT (p < 0.05). Sildenafil also increased plasma cyclic guanosine-3′,5′-monophosphate (cGMP) and catecholamine concentrations (p < 0.05), and consequently activated the expressions of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) and p70 ribosomal S6 kinase 1 (S6 K1) (p < 0.05). Sildenafil did not activate typical brown fat.

The current findings demonstrate that sildenafil can induce browning of sWAT in human, and this action may be through cGMP-dependent protein kinase I and mechanistic/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathways. Sldenafil may be a promising treatment for metabolic disease.

Les protéines laitières rapides ont un impact à court et à long terme sur la glycémie

05/11/2017 | Etudes sur les hormones et Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge


Cela explique que l’on peut ne pas le sentir au début puis y devenir sensible

Comparison between pre–exercise casein peptide and intact casein supplementation on glucose tolerance in high–fat diet–fed mice

Yutaka Matsunaga         Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2017

We hypothesized that along with exercise, casein peptide supplementation would have a higher impact on improving glucose tolerance than intact casein. Male six–week–old ICR mice were provided a high–fat diet to induce obesity and glucose intolerance. The mice were randomly divided into four treatment groups: control (Con), endurance training (Tr), endurance training with intact casein supplementation (Cas+Tr), and endurance training with casein peptide supplementation (CP+Tr). The mice in each group were orally administrated water, intact casein, or casein peptide (1.0 mg/g BW, everyday), and then subjected to endurance training (15–25 m/min, 60 min, 5 times/week for 4 weeks) on a motor–driven treadmill 30 min after ingestion. Our results revealed that total intra–abdominal fat was significantly lower in CP+Tr than in Con (p<0.05). Following an oral glucose tolerance test, the blood glucose area under the curve (AUC) was found to be significantly smaller for CP+Tr than for Con (p<0.05). Moreover, in the soleus muscle, GLUT4 protein levels were significantly higher in CP+Tr than in Con (p<0.01). However, intra–abdominal fat, blood glucose AUC, and GLUT4 protein content in the soleus muscle did not alter in Tr and Cas+Tr when compared with Con. These observations suggest that pre–exercise casein peptide supplementation has a higher effect on improving glucose tolerance than intact casein does in high–fat diet–fed mice.

L’acide férulique fait un comeback pour la prise de muscle

04/11/2017 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Anti-âge


Ferulic Acid Promotes Hypertrophic Growth of Fast Skeletal Muscle in Zebrafish Model
Ya We     Nutrients 2017, 9(10), 1066

As a widely distributed and natural existing antioxidant, ferulic acid and its functions have been extensively studied in recent decades. In the present study, hypertrophic growth of fast skeletal myofibers was observed in adult zebrafish after ferulic acid administration for 30 days, being reflected in increased body weight, body mass index (BMI), and muscle mass, along with an enlarged cross-sectional area of myofibers. qRT-PCR analyses demonstrated the up-regulation of relative mRNA expression levels of myogenic transcriptional factors (MyoD, myogenin and serum response factor (SRF)) and their target genes encoding sarcomeric unit proteins involved in muscular hypertrophy (skeletal alpha-actin, myosin heavy chain, tropomyosin, and troponin I). Western blot analyses detected a higher phosphorylated level of zTOR (zebrafish target of rapamycin), p70S6K, and 4E-BP1, which suggests an enhanced translation efficiency and protein synthesis capacity of fast skeletal muscle myofibers. These changes in transcription and translation finally converge and lead to higher protein contents in myofibers, as confirmed by elevated levels of myosin heavy chain (MyHC), and an increased muscle mass.

To the best of our knowledge, these findings have been reported for the first time in vivo and suggest potential applications of ferulic acid as functional food additives and dietary supplements owing to its ability to promote muscle growth.

L’équilibre en sodium est plus compliqué qu’il n’y parait

09/05/2017 | Etudes sur les hormones et Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge


Increased salt consumption induces body water conservation and decreases fluid intake
Natalia Rakova       J Clin Invest April 17, 2017 - More info

The idea that increasing salt intake increases drinking and urine volume is widely accepted. We tested the hypothesis that an increase in salt intake of 6 g/d would change fluid balance in men living under ultra-long-term controlled conditions.

METHODS. Over the course of 2 separate space flight simulation studies of 105 and 205 days’ duration, we exposed 10 healthy men to 3 salt intake levels (12, 9, or 6 g/d). All other nutrients were maintained constant. We studied the effect of salt-driven changes in mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid urinary excretion on day-to-day osmolyte and water balance.

RESULTS. A 6-g/d increase in salt intake increased urine osmolyte excretion, but reduced free-water clearance, indicating endogenous free water accrual by urine concentration. The resulting endogenous water surplus reduced fluid intake at the 12-g/d salt intake level. Across all 3 levels of salt intake, half-weekly and weekly rhythmical mineralocorticoid release promoted free water reabsorption via the renal concentration mechanism. Mineralocorticoid-coupled increases in free water reabsorption were counterbalanced by rhythmical glucocorticoid release, with excretion of endogenous osmolyte and water surplus by relative urine dilution. A 6-g/d increase in salt intake decreased the level of rhythmical mineralocorticoid release and elevated rhythmical glucocorticoid release. The projected effect of salt-driven hormone rhythm modulation corresponded well with the measured decrease in water intake and an increase in urine volume with surplus osmolyte excretion.

CONCLUSION. Humans regulate osmolyte and water balance by rhythmical mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid release, endogenous accrual of surplus body water, and precise surplus excretion.

Vitamine P4 contre la fatigue

30/04/2017 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge


Short-term effects of troxerutin (vitamin P4) on muscle fatigue and gene expression of Bcl-2 and Bax in the hepatic tissue of rats

Mohammad Zamanian         Revue canadienne de physiologie et pharmacologie 2017

Dans les présents travaux, nous avons étudié l’effet de la troxérutine (TRX) sur la fatigue musculaire et l’expression des gènes Bcl-2 et Bax dans le tissu hépatique de rat. Nous avons réparti aléatoirement 40 rats Wistar mâles dans les quatre groupes suivants : témoin et administration de TRX à 75 (TRX75), 150 (TRX150) et 300 mg/kg par jour (TRX300). Les groupes TRX et placebo ont reçu pendant 7 jours de la TRX et de l’eau, respectivement. Le 7e jour, tous les animaux ont été euthanasiés immédiatement après un test de nage menant à l’épuisement, et nous avons mesuré plusieurs paramètres biochimiques liés à la fatigue et à l’expression des gènes Bcl-2 et Bax dans le tissu hépatique. Nos résultats ont montré que dans le groupe TRX300, le temps de nage écoulé avant l’épuisement était 1,2 fois plus élevé que dans le groupe témoin (résultats statistiquement significatifs : P < 0,001).

Dans le groupe TRX300, l’activité de l’ALT diminuait et l’activité hépatique de la SOD augmentait de façons nettement plus marquées que dans le groupe témoin (P < 0,05 et P < 0,01, respectivement). De plus, la TRX entraînait une diminution de l’expression de l’ARNm du gène Bax et une augmentation du rapport Bcl-2/Bax nettement plus marquées que dans le groupe témoin (P < 0,001 dans les deux cas).

D’après nos données, la TRX exerce une action anti-apoptotique et hépatoprotectrice à la suite d’un exercice de nage menant à l’épuisement.

Rôle de la sirtuine 1 dans l’hypertrophie

02/03/2017 | Etudes sur les hormones et Etudes Musculation et Etudes Anti-âge


SIRT1 may play a crucial role in overload induced hypertrophy of skeletal muscle
Erika Koltai J physiol 2017

Significant skeletal muscle mass guarantees functional wellbeing and is important for high level performance in many sports. Although the molecular mechanism for skeletal muscle hypertrophy has been well-studied, it still is not completely understood. In the present study, we used a functional overload model to induce plantaris muscle hypertrophy by surgically removing the soleus, and gastrocnemius muscles in rats. Two weeks of muscle ablation resulted in a 40% increase in muscle mass, which was associated with a significant increase in SIRT1 content and activity (P

< 0.001). SIRT1-regulated Akt, eNOS, GLUT4 levels were also induced in hypertrophied muscles, and SIRT1 levels correlated with muscle mass, paired box protein 7 (Pax7), proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) levels. Alternatively, decreased FOXO1 and increased K48 polyubiquitination also suggest that SIRT1 could also be involved in the catabolic process of hypertrophy. Furthermore, increased levels of K63 and muscle RING finger 2 (MuRF2) protein could also be important enhancers of muscle mass. We report here that the levels of miR1 and miR133a decrease in hypertrophy and negatively correlate with muscle mass, SIRT1, and Nampt levels. Our results reveal a strong agreement between SIRT1 levels and activity, SIRT1 regulated pathways, and overload-induced hypertrophy.

These findings, along with the well-known regulatory

roles that SIRT1 plays in modulating both anabolic and catabolic pathways, allow us to propose the hypothesis that SIRT1 may actually play a crucial causal role in overload induced hypertrophy of skeletal muscle. This hypothesis will now require rigorous direct and functional testing.

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