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Betaine as a determinant of postmethionine load total plasma homocysteine before and after B-Vitamin supplementation
Objective—Betaine is a substrate in the betaine– homocysteine methyltransferase reaction, converting homocysteine to methionine. There are only sparse data on plasma betaine as a determinant of the plasma total homocysteine ...
A large community outbreak of waterborne giardiasis- delayed detection in a non-endemic urban area
(BioMed Central, 2006-05-25)
Background: Giardia is not endemic in Norway, and more than 90% of reported cases acquire the infection abroad. In late October 2004, an increase in laboratory confirmed cases of giardiasis was reported in the city of ...
Is total immunoglobulin E and atopic sensitization associated with food-related gastrointestinal complaints?
(The University of Bergen, 2014-04-08)
Background: We have observed increased number of "IgE-armed" mast cells in duodenal mucosa of patients with food hypersensitivity, and therefore we wanted to explore whether serum total IgE levels and atopic sensitization ...
Tissue characterisation by ultrasound strain imaging. Methodological aspects and gastroenterological applications
(The University of Bergen, 2012-10-11)
Real-Time Elastography (RTE) is a new imaging modality that monitors tissue strain during applied stress. The aim of this thesis was to validate if RTE was a reliable modality to reflect pathologically induced differences ...
Unexplained, self-reported food hypersensitivity. Explorative studies on mechanisms of abdominal symptom generation
(The University of Bergen, 2010-10-08)
Background: Self-reported food hypersensitivity remains unexplained in most cases. Abdominal symptoms, typically consistent with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are common in patients with such unexplained, self-reported ...
Iron therapy in inflammatory bowel disease : effects on oxidative stress and disease activity
(The University of Bergen, 2005-12-09)
Latitude, Birth Date, and Allergy
(Public Library of Science, 2005-10-04)
Background: The space and time distribution of risk factors for allergic diseases may provide insights into disease mechanisms. Allergy is believed to vary by month of birth, but multinational studies taking into account ...
Seafood Intake and Serum Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Mother and Child
(The University of Bergen, 2014-05-15)
Background and objectives Seafood is considered a natural part of a healthy and balanced diet. Seafood is an excellent source of high quality protein, and contains many essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin ...