Akkarach Bumrungpert

Akkarach Bumrungpert
Dhurakij Pundit University · College of Integrative Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition)
Assistant Professor

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The effects of fish oil (FO) or omega-3 supplementation on cognition has been the subject of several previous clinical trials. However, the effect of different doses taken chronically on cognition in children has not been well studied. In order to address this gap in our knowledge, we conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinica...
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Background Omega-3 fatty acids reportedly improve child learning and behavioral outcomes. However, sociodemographic factors and parental perceptions driving omega-3 supplementation in children are not fully understood. Methods In a cross-sectional study design, we examined factors associated with use of a commercial omega-3 supplement for children...
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Iron deficiency in pregnancy is a major public health problem that causes maternal compli- cations. The objective of this randomized, controlled trial was to examine the bioavailability, efficacy, and safety of oral ferrous bisglycinate plus folinic acid supplementation in pregnant women with iron deficiency. Subjects (12–16 weeks of gestation, n =...
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This research proposes a set of 12 self-assessed air pollution adaptive capacity (APAC) indicators to determine and mitigate individual-level air pollution-related health risks. In the study, the APAC indicators were first statistically validated based on data from panels of experts using structural equation modeling. The validated indicators were...
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Background: Date fruit is a popular natural galactagogue among breastfeeding Muslim mothers. However, there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of date fruit in increasing the quantity of breast milk. Objective: This research aimed to study the effect of date fruit consumption on breast milk quantity and nutritional status of infants. Mater...
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The cluster of metabolic disorders includes obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and glucose intolerance, increasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. Evolving proofs suggest an essential role of microbiota in human health and disease, including digestion, energy and glucose metabolism, immunomodulation, and brain...
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Background: Skin aging is one of the most concerning issues during the post-menopausal period. Despite the promising effects of hormonal therapy, there is still concerned about the long-term outcomes from the treatment. Therefore, nutraceuticals that contain estrogenic and antioxidative effects have gained a lot of attention as an alternative ther...
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This study aimed to determine the anti-inflammatory and health-promoting effects of plant-based Thai diets on overweight and obese individuals. This was a prospective, clinical study to enroll overweight and obese individuals, randomly assigned to consume either plant-based Thai diets as a nutrition intervention group or maintain their lifestyle di...
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Background Limited studies have reported on socio-demographic factors, beliefs and health perceptions related to ω-3 supplement use in Asia. We aimed to examine characteristics associated with use of an ω-3 supplement in Asia. Methods Adults residing in Thailand, China and Vietnam (n = 904; mean ± SD age, 31.3 ± 9.1 years; sex, 70.4 % female; educ...
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Background Melasma is a disorder of melanogenesis among humans causing localized, chronic acquired hypermelanosis of the skin requiring a combination of treatments. Related studies have shown probiotics contribute distinct advantages for skin disorders possibly including melasma because of its anti‐inflammatory activities, anti‐oxidation properties...
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Background Menopausal symptoms severely reduce the quality of life of post-menopausal women worldwide. Nutraceuticals are widely prescribed as a viable and safer alternative and complementary approach to standard therapies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of a nutraceutical in post-menopausal women. Methods T...
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The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of nutraceuticals including bitter melon, fenugreek, cinnamon, alpha-lipoic acid, zinc, biotin, chromium, and cholecalciferol on glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, oxidative stress, and inflammatory markers in hyperglycemia. The study design was a randomized, double-blind,...
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Background: Skin aging has many manifestations such as wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dryness. Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors, especially ultraviolet light-induced oxidative radicals, contribute to the etiology of aging. Human skin requires both water- and lipid-soluble nutrient components, including hydrophilic and lipophilic antioxidants....
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Background and objectives: Oats contain antioxidant phytochemicals that may help reduce inflammation as well as oxidative stress. In this study we aimed to investigate the effect of oat porridge consumption on inflammatory marker levels and oxidative stress in Thai adults with high blood lipid levels. Methods and study design: A randomized cross...
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Background: Exclusive breastfeeding is the best way to accomplish optimal growth and health in infants. Low milk volume is a major problem that leads to nonexclusive breastfeeding. Objective: This study aimed to examine the effects of mixed herbal supplementation, including fenugreek, ginger, and turmeric on human milk volume and nutrient conten...
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Objectives: Rice bran oil (RBO) is a major source of monounsaturated fatty acid and gamma-oryzanol, which may assist in lowering blood lipids and oxidative stress. This study examined the effects of RBO containing different amounts of gamma-oryzanol on blood lipid, antioxidant, and inflammatory markers. Materials and methods: A total of 59 hyper...
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Ferulic acid is the most abundant phenolic compound found in vegetables and cereal grains. In vitro and animal studies have shown ferulic acid has anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammatory effects. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of ferulic acid supplementation on lipid profiles, oxidative stress, and infl...
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Clinical side effects from medical therapy play an important role in causing malnutrition among cancer patients. Whey protein isolates (WPIs) have the potential to improve the nutritional status of cancer patients. The present study determined the effects of whey protein supplementation on nutritional status, glutathione (GSH) levels, immunity, and...
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Background and objectives: Postprandial glycemic control is important for prevention of diabetes. Black tea consumption may improve postprandial glycemic control. The major bioactive compounds are polyphenols, black tea polymerized polyphenol (BTPP).This study examined the effect of black tea consumption on postprandial blood glucose and insulin r...
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Camellia oil is commonly used as an adjuvant in medicine. It is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, and phytochemicals. The objective of this study was to examine effects of camellia oil consumption on oxidative stress, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) oxidation, and inflammatory markers in hypercholesterolemic subjects. The...
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Mulberry (Morus alba) fruit is abundant nutrients and phytochemicals, especially anthocyanins. Mulberries have anti-oxidant and anti-hyperlipidaemic effects both in vitro and animal models. However, the effect of mulberry fruits on lipid profiles in human is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of mulberry fruit consumption on...
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Leaves of mulberry (Morus alba, L.) have been one of the prominent herbs widely used by traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of mulberry leaf tea on postprandial plasma glucose and insulin sensitivity after the ingestion of sucrose solution in non-diabetic subjects. This...
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Background: Hypercholesterolemia is a strong risk factor in cardiovascular disease. Oat (Avena sativa L.) beta-glucan, the soluble fiber in oat, has been known to reduce blood cholesterol levels considerably. However, the effect of oat soluble fiber in the Thai population is unknown. Objective: To determine the effect of oat consumption on serum...
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In this study, soluble and insoluble phenolic acids (SPA and IPA) in selected Thai fruit such as orange, banana, guava and mango using isocratic HPLC-UV method were determined. Results showed that the predominant compounds of all fruit studied were IPA (80.2-99.5%). Gallic and hydroxybenzoic acids were identified as major SPA in guava and orange, r...
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Quercetin and trans-resveratrol (trans-RSV) are plant polyphenols reported to reduce inflammation or insulin resistance associated with obesity. Recently, we showed that grape powder extract, which contains quercetin and trans-RSV, attenuates markers of inflammation in human adipocytes and macrophages and insulin resistance in human adipocytes. How...
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Obesity-associated inflammation is characterized by an increased abundance of macrophages (MPhis) in white adipose tissue (WAT), leading to the production of inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and prostaglandins (PGs) that can cause insulin resistance. Grape powder extract (GPE) is rich in phenolic phytochemicals that possess anti-oxidant and anti-...
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Grapes are rich in phenolic phytochemicals that possess anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, the ability of grape powder extract (GPE) to prevent inflammation and insulin resistance in human adipocytes caused by tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), a cytokine elevated in plasma and white adipose tissue (WAT) of obese, diabetic individ...
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Obesity-associated inflammation is characterized by recruitment of macrophages (MPhi) into white adipose tissue (WAT) and production of inflammatory cytokines, leading to the development of insulin resistance. The xanthones, alpha- and gamma-mangostin (MG), are major bioactive compounds found in mangosteen that are reported to have antiinflammatory...
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The xanthones, alpha- and gamma-mangostin (MG), are major bioactive compounds found in mangosteen and are reported to have antiinflammatory properties in several murine models. Given the association between obesity, chronic low-grade inflammation, and insulin resistance, we examined the effects of alpha- and gamma-MG on markers of inflammation and...
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alpha- and gamma-Mangostin are the most abundant prenylated xanthones present in the fruit of the mangosteen tree. These compounds have been reported to possess numerous bioactivities that have provided the impetus for use of mangosteen products as nutraceuticals and in functional foods and dietary supplements. The health-promoting benefits of mang...

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