Richard Webb's research while affiliated with Liverpool Hope University and other places

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Chronic systemic inflammation is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Whether this relationship extends to subclinical inflammation, quantified by values of circulating markers associated with inflammation in the high range of the normal interval, remains debatable. This narrative review evaluates evidence exploring this relationship. A review...
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Chronic systemic inflammation is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Whether this relationship extends to subclinical inflammation, quantified by values of circulating markers associated with inflammation in the high range of the normal interval, remains debatable. This narrative review evaluates evidence exploring this relationship. A review...
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Background: The hepatoprotective effects of phytochemicals are controversial. A dietary phytochemical index (DPI) has been suggested as an alternative method for quantifying the phytochemical content of foods. Aim: To assess the DPI in relation to liver function tests among a representative sample of Iranian adults. Methods: A total of 5111 pa...
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Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and apolipoprotein B (ApoB) are established markers of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), but when concentrations are discordant ApoB is the superior predictor. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with ASCVD, yet the independent role of atherogenic lipoproteins is contentious. Four gro...
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Background and Aims While low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a good predictor of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is superior when the two markers are discordant. We aimed to determine the impact of adiposity, diet and inflammation upon ApoB and LDL-C discordance. Methods and Results Machine learning (ML)...
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Introduction Due to contentious associations between sleep and stroke risk we performed a meta-analysis of cohort studies and utilized Mendelian randomization (MR). Material and methods For the meta-analysis we pooled prospective studies and then reviewed the largest genome-wide association studies regarding self-reported or accelerometer-derived...
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Individuals with discordantly high ApoB to LDL-C levels carry a higher risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease compared to those with average or discordantly low ApoB to LDL-C. We aimed to determine associations between ApoB and LDL-C discordance in relation to nutrient patterns (NPs) using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey da...
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It is estimated 6.4% of males and 1.6% of females globally use anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), mostly for appearance and performance enhancing reasons. In combination with resistance exercise, AAS use increases muscle protein synthesis resulting in skeletal muscle hypertrophy and increased performance. Primarily through binding to the androgen...
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Background: Previous research has reported that elite Gaelic football players' carbohydrate (CHO) intakes are sub-optimal, especially, in the lead up to competitive matches. Despite clear decrements in running performance across elite Gaelic football matches, there are no studies that have investigated nutrition interventions on match-related Gael...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been the cause of a global pandemic. Given the impact of nutritional status upon immune function, it is crucial to understand the relationship between micronutrient intake and severity of the disease. This mini-review aimed to summarize the known associations between specific micronu...
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Abstract Hypnosis has long been recognized as an effective tool for producing behavioral change in the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Despite many studies from the latter half of the last century suggesting that hypnosis might also be of value in managing obesity situations, the efficacy of hypnotherapy for weight reduction has received sur...
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Purpose – The increasing prevalence of obesity in the UK has been of concern for some time. This is particularly true in Liverpool and in response the Liverpool Weight Management Programme (LWMP) was devised. It offers a service involving dietitians and other expert agencies working towards facilitating dietary and lifestyle changes in obese NHS pa...

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... Increased serum APOB is associated with an elevated risk of a need for renal replacement therapy in patients with diabetic kidney disease [97]. The deposition of ApoB results in the progression of glomerulosclerosis [137]. Elevated plasma APOB is correlated with microalbuminuria and the development of overt nephropathy in T2D [97,138]. ...
... Asymmetric dimethylarginine and pentose-phosphate demonstrated the biggest changes following TB in the adult liver ( Table 1). The elevated concentration of asymmetric dimethylarginine could have resulted from an increase of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol due to TB exposure [17,18]. In addition, the observed glutathione depletion in adult Japanese quail liver samples could have been a function of TB metabolism [13]. ...
... Past studies have reported that group-based interventions have been described by service users as an opportunity to socialize and have fun with their peers [27][28][29]. Data from the current study supports this notion. Although there is contradictory evidence in the literature which reports that service users experience embarrassment [27,30] and difficulties in discussing sensitive issues [27,31] in group-based sessions, service users of Total Wellbeing Luton did not report such negative experiences while being part of a group. ...
... Ziele sind hier, das Immunsystem anzusprechen, zu stärken und die Sensibilität gegenüber bestimmten (allergenen) Reizen zu redu- Bornstein & Devine, 1980;Bornstein & Pittman, 1989;Coman & Evans, 1996;Heusinger & Krause, 1991;Entwistle et al., 2014;Steyer & Ables, 2009 -Düker, 2005;Scholz, 2006;Turner et al., 2005;Jensen et al., 2011;Jenssen & Patterson, 2014;Rodrigo et al., 2018). ...