New nutritional challenges emerge for HIV care providers

al antioxidants help?" asks Tang.

Another area of active research underway at Tufts and elsewhere relates to what Tang calls, "one of the most vexing issues facing HIV-positive individuals." In fat redistribution or lipodystrophy syndrome, "body fat changes may include fat loss under the skin (on the trunk, extremities, buttocks or face) and/or fat gain (in the abdomen, back of the neck or in the breasts)" explains Denise Jacobson, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at Tufts School of Medicine. Patients with this condition may also have abnormal metabolism of fat and/or sugar. Jacobson says, "we are still learning about these changes, some of which may be related to HAART."

Over the years, the Nutrition/Infection Unit, led by Sherwood Gorbach, MD, professor of medicine, and Christine Wanke, MD, professor of medicine, has been active in nutrition and HIV research. In the current paper, which is just one of Tang's several reviews analyzing the research in the field, she summarizes the findings of studies looking at the roles of vitamins B12, A, and E in HIV transmission and disease progression. Results are mixed and inconclusive, but Tang says that these findings help to guide researchers in future endeavors. She says, "it is clear that micronutrients play a critical role in the maintenance of immune function and overall metabolism. We need to concentrate on defining the areas in which they may help to maximize the health status of HIV-infected patients."


Contact: Siobhan Gallagher
Tufts University

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
2. Study indicates widely-used nutritional supplement does not improve cholesterol levels
3. Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
4. Malaria 2007 -- Progressing research, persisting challenges
5. The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges
6. ACP challenges Congress to make fundamental changes in Medicare payment policies
7. What are the challenges faced by research ethics committees in Africa?
8. AIDS study challenges conventional treatment guidelines for HIV patients
9. Queens expert challenges corporatization of breast cancer research
10. The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges
11. Study challenges myth that sex late in pregnancy hastens birth

Post Your Comments:

(Date:7/22/2020)... ... July 22, 2020 , ... Healthcare data curation ... Data Curation as a Service (DCaaS) solution for payers, providers, healthcare systems, and ... data curation parameters and are custom tailored to provide clients a clear, trusted, ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 17, 2020 , ... With government legislation stating that hospitality and retail ... wear either a mask or visor, there has been a drastic increase in demand ... has led to a spike in single-use plastic products being produced. , Due ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... ... When the federal government extended the Paycheck Protection Program from June 30th ... to obtain a PPP loan. But the biggest obstacle often may be that many ... are eligible. , While 4.9 million companies obtained potentially forgivable loans through PPP, ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 10, 2020 , ... ... overwhelming for people with spinal cord disease or injury and social distancing makes ... pandemic can induce symptoms of anxiety, depression, distress, and PTSD amongst our adult ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 10, 2020 , ... ... on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that Carl ... as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Meyer has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 10, 2020 , ... Precision ADM, ... manufacturing solutions provider today announced that their CANSWABâ„¢ nasopharyngeal swabs are the first ... engineered a new 3D-printed swab design and has trademarked the name CANSWABâ„¢ for ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... 2020 , ... The Dolphin Company, the largest park ... 12 million guests, unveiled its new comprehensive plan of protocols and communication strategy: ... facets of the operation, safety, and health addressing COVID-19. , Experts developed this ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... 09, 2020 , ... The Urgent Care Association (UCA), College of Urgent Care ... present a virtual education on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious condition ... CT on July 14, 2020. , AFM, which is most prevalent in children, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: