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Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510052
Lindsay Talemal, BS
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 04, 2021
Aging has been defined as the biological changes occurring during a lifetime that result in a decreased resistance to cellular stress, more vulnerability to disease, and increased likelihood of death. Some mechanisms of aging that will be discussed in this paper include instability of genomes, neuroendocrine secreted factors, production of reactive oxygen species, altered calcium levels, and inflammation. Aging rates are species-specific, which suggests a strong genetic influence. However, one m...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510051
Fassikaw Kebede Bizuneh, BSC, MPH, Nemera Eticha Bekonjo, BSC, MPH and Tsehay kebede,BA, MA
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 23, 2021
Sever Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is a major health problem in developing countries especially among underprivileged and destitute life survivors population. It is more common among under-five children and responsible for accounting onethird deaths in worldwide. Information on SAM treatment outcome in therapeutic center at Benishangule Gumuze region is scarce. We assessed SAM treatment cure rate and associated factors among 6-59-month children at Pawe General Hospitals from February1, April 2, 2020...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510050
Neha V Patel, MD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 20, 2021
The purpose of this review is to introduce options of dietary therapies and supplements as treatments for the treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a common condition with heterogeneity in pathogenesis and clinical presentation. Current treatment options are targeted at symptom relief with medications. Dietary therapy for IBS has been poorly studied in the past, however newer evidence suggests the use of certain diets, such as the low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disacchar...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510049
Chris Gennings, PhD, Laura Manning, MPH, RDN, CDN, Laurie Keefer, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 24, 2021
Measuring overall dietary nutritional value necessary for wellness is complex for healthy individuals, and even more so for patients suffering from complex diseases such as Crohn’s Disease. Clinical dieticians are challenged to provide beneficial dietary advice balanced against using incremental changes in patients’ selected diets to increase long-term adherence to dietary improvements. The My Nutrition Index (MNI) is a validated, personalized nutritional scale based on personal characterist...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510048
Tongyu Ma and Chong-Do Lee
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: June 19, 2021
This study examined the effect of adding a high dose of resistant starch (RS) in plain muffins on human glycemic response in sedentary and abdominally obese individuals. A total of 8 participants were randomly assigned to two sequences of treatments (AB, BA) using a 2 × 2 randomized cross-over design. The treatment effect was tested with a muffin that contained 75g of digestible carbohydrates and 30g of RS as treatment condition (TRT, B), while the control effect was tested using a 75-g oral gl...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510047
Oluwole Olakunle Oladele and Prudent Oseyomon Ofure
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 18, 2020
The branded samples were coded HL, GD, VT and SF while a soymilk locally produced (unbranded) served as control. Microbial counts and isolation was carried out using pour plate technique. Microbial count was carried out with a digital colony counter (Gallenkamp model). Morphological and biochemical characteristics were used in the identification of bacteria isolates while fungal isolates were identified based on their cultural morphology and microscopy. Results showed that the bacterial counts (...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510046
Adriane de Jesus Santos, Vanessa Gomes Santiago, Jamille Souza Costa Barreto, Simone Santos Menezes, Danielle Brito Alves, Priscilla Carvalho da Silva Ribeiro, Thamires Barros dos Santos, Bianca Sena Bitencourt, Naiara Santos Barreto, Ludmila de Cássia Ornelas dos Reis, Jussara Argolo Guilhardi, Maria Fernanda Coni Magalhães and Carlos Alberto Soares da Costa
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 16, 2020
Malnutrition at hospital admission has negative impact on clinical outcomes such as patients’ hospital length of stay, rehospitalization and death. The aim of the current study is to present a case report describing the nutritional status of a critically ill patient with chagasic heart disease who was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Santo Antonio de Jesus County, Bahia State. Socioeconomic data, laboratory exams, anthropometric parameters and objective measurements suc...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510045
Carlos Alberto Soares da Costa, Maíra Duque Coutinho de Abreu, Letícia Rozeno Pessoa, Bianca Ferolla da Camara Boueri, Carolina Ribeiro Pessanha, Aline de Sousa dos Santos, Aline D’Avila Pereira, Danielle Cavalcante Ribeiro, Celly Cristina Alves do Nascimento-Saba and Gilson Teles Boaventura
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: October 15, 2020
The aim of this study was to evaluate, at 90 days, the adipose tissue in young male rats fed with flaxseed flour during lactation or during post weaning period. At birth, Wistar rats were assigned to two groups, whose dams fed with control (C) or flaxseed flour (F) diet during lactation. At 21 day, pups were weaned and fed control (CC and FC) or experimental diet containing flaxseed flour (CF). At 90 days, food and energy intake, body mass and length, body fat composition by dual-energy X-ray ab...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510044
Aleksandra Nikolovski and Stefan Rallis
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 23, 2020
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a relatively common, inflammatory skin condition of variable severity. Known food allergens such as dairy may play a role in the exacerbation of this T-cell mediated autoimmune condition. A four-year-old patient with severe, non-resolving AD was placed on a dairyfree elimination diet. Quantitative analysis included the use of the Hanifin and Rajka diagnostic tool and the Scoring Atopic Dermatitis Calculator (SCORAD). The patient demonstrated a 76% improvement in her sym...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510042
Nuntika Wangpradit, Supattra Prom-in, Jaya Kumar, Kien Hui Chua, Azizah Ugusman, Mohamad Fairuz Yahaya and Jasadee Kaewsrichan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 11, 2020
In this work, an association between chronic consumption of high fat diet (HFD) and changes of cognitive ability in C57BL/6J mice was ascertained. The Morris water maze was employed to determine effects of germinated Sang-Yod rice (GR) supplement on hippocampal-dependent memory tasks in regard to spatial learning and memory. Improved cognitive impairment was demonstrated when germinated Sang-Yod rice at a dose of 0.25% per kilogram body weight per day was consumed by HFD-induced mice for 12 week...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510043
Liliana Ceclu and Oana-Viorela Nistor
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 18, 2020
Red beetroot belongs to the Beta L. genus, the Betoideae subfamily of the goosefoot family (Amaranthaceae). Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.) is a vegetable consumed worldwide due to its high content of biologically active substances, such as betalain, inorganic nitrates, polyphenols, folates, as well as its minerals and vitamins present in the tuberous root. The beet, like its cousin the turnip, is known for its edible leaves and roots. They are consumed in many ways, such as whole, cooked, canned or...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510041
Gurkan Gurbuz, Burcu Kumru, Sevinc Ozsevik, Ali Evren Bilgic and Aycan Unalp
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 16, 2019
Four of the six patients (66.6%) were female. Patients’ mean age was 2.8 years (min: 1, max: 9 years). Four epileptic encephalopathies were determined, two Lennox- Gastaut, one WWOX encephalopathy, and one undiagnosed epileptic encephalopathy. Mean time from the start of status epilepticus to start of ketogenic diet was 13.1 days (min: 8, max: 20) and mean duration of the ketogenic diet was 4.1 months (min: 1, max: 8). One patient's seizures ceased, and the seizures of two other patients decre...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510040
Afnan A Al-Ibrahim, PhD and Robert T Jackson, PhD, RD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 07, 2019
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is an ongoing program of the National Center for Health Statistics, which is a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NHANES is a cross-sectional survey that collects information on the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. Participants in the NHANES surveys are selected using a complex, stratified multistage probability cluster s...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510039
Zahra Gharari, Khadijeh Bagheri, Mortaza Khodaeiaminjan and Ali Sharafi
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 06, 2019
The flavonoids extracted from dried roots of Scutellaria species have been used in traditional Eastern medicine for the treatment of several human ailments, including cancer and inflammation. Modern science proved that wogonin is one of the major bioactive agents responsible for the physiological activity of Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi.), which has been regarded as a potent anticancer agent. In this mini review, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activity of wogoni...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510038
Yilin Yoshida, Chester L Schmaltz, Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, Adam Bouras, Esmaeel Rahmani and Eduardo J Simoes
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 27, 2019
After almost three decades of U.S. surveillance in fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake and obesity, it is important to evaluate their usefulness for monitoring prevention and health promotion efforts in public health. We used U.S. surveillance data to evaluate whether the 16-year trends of F&V intake, measured by the prevalence of eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day (FV5/day) is related to obesity trend as measured by its prevalence in the same period. We also evaluated whet...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510037
Rinaldi Fabio, MD, Pinto Daniela, Giammaria Giuliani and Sorbellini Elisabetta
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 22, 2019
Alopecia areata (AA) is a potentially reversible auto-immune non-scarring baldness on the scalp, which can be extended to the entire body. There are many scientific evidence as regards the impact of diet on scalp diseases related to hair growth. Diet is also able to strongly influence gut microbiome. On the contrary, few evidence reports as regards the link between microbiome, especially scalp microbiome and hair diseases. Here we reported a two case-reports study on patients affected by AA, wit...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510036
Radha Reddy Chada, PhD, RD, Venkateshwar Reddy Maryada, MBBS, MS, CHS, Praharsha Mulpur, MBBS, DNB, Annapareddy V Gurava Reddy, MBBS, DNB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS, FRCS, M.Ch, Anita Maska and Veena Diggikar, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 22, 2019
Prolonged overnight fasting prior to surgery was advocated to reduce the risk of aspiration during or after surgery. Recent studies suggest prolonged fasting is associated with increased insulin resistance, increased acute phase stress response and decreased well-being among surgical patients. Our hypothesis is that pre-operative oral carbohydrate loading 2 hours prior to surgery is associated with improved patient reported well-being....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510035
Graziele Marques Rodrigues and Ines Echenique Mattos
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 10, 2019
Given the heterogeneity of the overall health status of older patient with cancer, it is recommended to conduct a multidimensional geriatric assessment (MGA) before the establishment of the treatment protocol. Nutritional status is an important part of this assessment, as it is associated to poor health outcomes in older adults with cancer. This study aims to identify factors associated with nutritional status in older adults with prostate cancer. Cross-sectional study of 538 older adults aged 6...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510034
Elena Hadjimbei, George Botsaris, Vassilis Gekas and Andrie G Panayiotou
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 25, 2019
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was found to be average for the majority of young adults, with 21.8% being classified as low adherers, and 26.9% as high adherers. A higher health habit score was associated with higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet (0.614 higher average adherence (95% CI: 1.07 to 1.55) for one unit change in health habit score). About 63% of students reported consuming breakfast on a regular basis, while half consumed three or fewer meals per day. The main person respon...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510033
A Garrett Hazelton, PhD, Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, Howard Eisenson, MD, Truls Ostbye, MD, PhD, Laura P Svetkey, MD MHS, Ruth Q Wolever, PhD
Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH | First Published: February 21, 2019
Management of obesity and overweight, with even modest success, can significantly ameliorate their public health burden and health care costs. Many employers recognize that obesity and the associated comorbidities decrease productivity and increase healthcare costs. They are therefore motivated to help their employees with obesity to manage their health both for financial reasons as well as for improving workplace productivity and morale. Worksite interventions have had some success in targeting...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510032
Renata Pereira Simplicio Lopes and Alexandre Coelho Serquiz
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 18, 2019
Obesity is considered an increasing problem in the worldwide population, reaching epidemic proportions of about 400 million obese people in the world. The accumulation of adipose tissue leads to chronic oxidative stress, since its excess is associated with the development of inflammation, increasing the probability of developing comorbidities due to weight gain. This research aimed to evaluate the changes in inflammatory and antioxidants biomarkers after bariatric surgery in patients with morbid...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510031
Tiara Dusselier and Ger Rijkers
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: January 18, 2019
When consumers are looking for probiotics, what are they looking for? Probiotics are defined as "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host". This definition was the end product of an Expert Consultation of a group of international scientists, invited in 2001 by and on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to debate the (then) emerging field of probiotics. Twelve...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510030
Susetyowati, Hamam Hadi, Mohammad Hakimi and Ahmad Husain Asdie
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 05, 2018
Prospective cohort study in Dr. Sardjito General Hospital, the central hospital in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia. Subjects are 326 adult patients within 48 hours of hospital admission. We using The Simple Nutrition Screening Tool (SNST), Nutritional Risk Screening-2002 (NRS-2002), Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST), Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) and Short Nutritional Assessment Questioner (SNAQ), and Nutritional Assessment (anthropometric and biochemical measurements)....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510029
M Waheed Roomi, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki and Matthias Rath
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 28, 2018
Epidemiological and experimental studies suggest that a proper diet and a healthy life style can decrease the risk of cancer by up to 70%. The cancers most closely related to nutrition are breast and endometrial cancers in women and prostate and gastrointestinal cancers in men. The review outlines that many anti-oxidants, vitamins, phytochemicals, and other micronutrients in food have cancer preventing effects, while many food additives, pesticide residues and high consumption of charbroiled mea...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510028
Ciara Wright and Heather Leeson
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 07, 2018
Iodine is essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones and both hypothyroidism and iodine deficiency are prevalent worldwide. Assessing iodine status in the individual is difficult. Spot urine iodine measurement, while readily available, is not accurate. However, combining the clinical picture with a brief dietary history along with this simple measurement may give further insight into the likely iodine requirements of an individual. Supporting nutritional deficiency in subclinical hypothyroi...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510027
Samara Agda dos Santos, Cecilia Lacroix de Oliveira, Paulo Ivo Cortez and Claudia dos Santos Cople Rodrigues
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 31, 2018
We identified 37 articles that describe low weight, short stature and overweight or obesity prevalence ranging between 3 and 100%, 8.2% and 24.0%, 1.6% and 22.4%, respectively. The associated factors to the growth deficit were the increase of resting energy expenditure, the presence of low bone density, the high prevalence of low zinc and D-vitamin plasma concentration, the low consume of calcium and D-vitamin, vessel occlusion crises, increased need of transfusions and hormonal amendments prese...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510026
Adriana Bergamini Quieregatto do Espirito Santo, Nestor Schor and Sandra Maria Rodrigues Laranja
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 09, 2018
The prevalence of malnutrition in hemodialysis (HD) is high, ranging from 40-80%. The major nutritional problems are related to accumulation of metabolites between dialysis sessions and to nutrient loss during the procedure....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510025
Simone Siefer, Roland Wacker, Manfred Wilhelm and Christiane Schoen
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 09, 2018
There is growing interest in the health effects of dietary polyphenols on cardiovascular risk factors. In this context, the effect of hydroxytyrosol on lipid status was investigated in healthy subjects. Hydroxytyrosol, a polyphenol especially known from olive oil, is available on the market from different sources. Absorption from those sources is prerequisite for its effects....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510024
Diane M Dennis, Jenna Haak, Vicki Carter, Michelle Trevenen and Ian Cooper
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 09, 2018
Recent findings established that underweight (UW) and extremely obese (EO) people were over-represented in the inpatient cohort of one Australian tertiary hospital. This study aimed to describe the characteristics of these patients and identify if differences existed between this subset and the remaining cohort....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510023
Hülya Kamarlı Altun and İlkay Keser
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 30, 2017
he acquisition of the habit of healthy nutrition and positive nutrition behaviour is a process that starts in childhood and continues throughout life. Especially adolescence and youth periods are risky in terms of the nutrition-related behaviours of an individual....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510022
Minatsu Kobayashi, Yuri Takada, Yuka Utsunomiya and Saowapa Sakkayaphan
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 31, 2017
Food composition tables are essential to estimating nutrient intake. For the Thai diet, food composition tables have been established in Thailand and also by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. However, nutritional evaluations to date have been limited because the number of food items and nutritional components in the tables is restricted....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510021
Masakazu Hiramatsu, Chika Momoki, Kumiko Kato, Yoko Yasui, Yumi Oide, Chiduko Kaneishi, Akiyoshi Mori, Takashi Fukuda and Daiki Habu
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 28, 2017
A total of 101 patients who received NST intervention in 2015 were divided into two groups by NST outcome. Patients who achieved therapeutic targets were classified in the success group. Patients who discontinued treatment because of worsening condition or death were classified in the non success group....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510020
Claudia Ruiz-Capillas, Ana M Herrero, Mehdi Triki and Francisco Jimenez-Colmenero
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 23, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the formation of biogenic amines (BA) during chilled storage (60 days) in cooked sausages made without added nitrite. Various combinations of ingredients celery, sodium lactate, carmine, orange dietary fibre and vitamins C and E - were used as substitutes for nitrite. BA levels were low irrespective of formulation, the largest variations between products were found in the case of cadaverine. ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510019
Nana Mikami, Masashi Hosokawa, Masayuki Abe, Kazuo Miyashita, Hitoshi Sohma and Yasuo Kokai
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 30, 2016
ucoxanthin, a marine carotenoid widely distributed in brown algae, is known to possess various health promoting activities including anti-obesity effects in humans, but little is known about its kinetics partly because of its low bioavailability. We have developed a simple and reproducible protocol for quantifying system of human serum fucoxanthinol, a fucoxanthin metabolite, used LC-MS/MS multiple reaction monitoring (MRM), and have applied for clinical trial to study fucoxanthin absorption....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510018
Elaine Wei Ting Lim, Steven T Leach, Daniel A Lemberg and Andrew S Day
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 21, 2016
Anti-inflammatory nutrients are components of normal dietary intake with reported anti-inflammatory properties. In comparison to traditional pharmacological anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-inflammatory nutrients may have lower side effects. However, one limitation of anti-inflammatory nutrients is their inefficiency compared to current pharmacological anti-inflammatory drugs, as higher nutrient concentrations may be required to provide similar pharmacological effect....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510017
Evangelia Zoidou, Ioanna Andreadaki, Theophilos Massouras and Stelios Kaminarides
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 27, 2016
Imitation cheeses or cheese analogues are cheese-like products in which milk fat, milk protein or both are partially or wholly replaced by non milk-based components to produce a specific cheese variety. They are manufactured by blending various edible fats/oils, proteins, other ingredients and water into a smooth homogenous blend with the aid of heat, mechanical shear and emulsifiers....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510016
Mohamed Ezz El-Regal, Mohamed Abo Saba Abdelgawad, Nadia Taha Mohamed, Hayam Ibrahim Asfour and Nawal El Sayed Abd El-Rehim
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 26, 2016
Enteral nutrition (EN) is the most efficient nutritional support (NS) method in the intensive care units (ICUs). It has gained popularity over other methods in terms of promoting patient's immunity and enhancing better clinical outcomes in addition to its cost effectiveness. However, delivery of EN remains inadequate due to interruptions for various reasons, some of which are avoidable. Frequent interruptions may impact provision of nutrients and therefore, patient's clinical outcome. The aim of...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510015
Catherine Wall, Andrew Day and Richard Gearry
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: June 01, 2016
An electronic survey of Dietitians New Zealand members was undertaken. A link to the survey was disseminated through their weekly electronic newsletter. Survey responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics and responses from pediatric and adult dietitians were compared using Fisher's exact test and Chi-squared test. Open ended questions were summarized using thematic analysis. The responses of New Zealand dietitians were compared to dietitian practice internationally and current inflammat...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510014
Faranak Ilkhani, Banafshe Hosseini and Ahmad Saedisomeolia
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 18, 2016
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of chronic diseases. One of the main factors involved in oxidative stress reduction is increased antioxidant potential. Several nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and carotenoids are known to act as antioxidants; however, niacin is one of the neglected antioxidant nutrients that may have an antioxidant action both independently, and also as a component of the glutathione redox cycle. Thus, this study aimed to review the st...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510013
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 31, 2016
The effects of vitamin D on bone and mineral metabolism were well known. Proper exposure under the sunlight to increase body vitamin D content was long well practiced. Still vitamin D deficiency was frequently detected in variable areas of the world. Vitamin D deficiency is not uncommon even in the tropical countries. Recently it was much appreciated that vitamin D status might be correlated with components of metabolic syndrome, such as insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, increased low den...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510012
Miriam Theilla RN, Jonathan Cohen, Pierre Singer, Chedva Liebman and Ilya Kagan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 25, 2016
The Rabin Medical Center (RMC), a tertiary care, university-affiliated, 1,300-bed hospital in central Israel, recognized the need for a multi-disciplinary approach and so established a Clinical Nutrition Forum (CNF) comprising physicians, dieticians, pharmacists and nutrition nurses. The Forum worked in collaboration with departmental dieticians and physicians. However, of all the healthcare providers involved in the CNF, the involvement of nurses at the bedside is very limited and focused mainl...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510011
Ondrea A. Moore, Ying Gao, Allen Y. Chen, Ross Brittain and Yi Charlie Chen
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 22, 2016
The dried root of Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) has been historically and widely used in traditional Eastern medicine. Modern science proved that baicalin is the major bioactive responsible for the physiological activity of Baikal skullcap. Baicalin, a flavonoid found in several species in the genus Scutellaria, has been regarded as a potent anticancer agent. In this review, we present the main extraction methods, anticancer activity and bioavailability of baicalin. Besides, the util...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510010
Robert M Hamer, Maria La Via, Kimberly A. Brownley, Lauren Breithaupt, Margarita Sala and Cynthia M. Bulik
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 22, 2016
Chromium is an essential element involved in the regulation of blood glucose levels. We recently conducted the first pilot trial of chromium supplementation in the new binge-eating disorder (BED). Given the novelty of both BED and chromium supplementation, feasibility studies are essential to address questions regarding the interest in and acceptability of chromium supplementation in this patient population....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510009
Louisa Ming Yan Chung and Shirley Siu Ming Fong
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 14, 2015
Picky eating is quite common among preschoolers, which may lead to imbalanced diet. Picky eating behavior among preschoolers was found associated with feeding style. With the complex family structure of 2-career parents in Hong Kong and unique authoritarian Chinese feeding style, this study aimed to explore the differences in feeding practices among different preschoolers' feeding persons and to investigate if preschoolers' picky eating showed differences if they are fed by different feeding per...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510008
Eman M Alissa and Nabeel A Alama
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 14, 2015
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is related to a large number of environmental and lifestyle factors including an unhealthy dietary pattern, physical inactivity and a positive smoking habit. Dietary modification has been involved in managing and reducing the risk of CHD. We aimed to assess the dietary intake of Saudi population with various degrees of atherosclerosis, and to examine the relationship between specific nutrient intakes with some classical cardiovascular risk factors. ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510007
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: September 28, 2015
The first descriptions of chorea, from the Greek word 'dance', date back to the middle ages. The condition 'Saint Vitus dance' was initially considered a curse, and was named so, because afflicted individuals were 'cured' when they touched churches, which enshrined Saint Vitus relics. In 1872, Dr. George Huntington published a report entitled 'On chorea', where he characterized the Huntington's disease (HD) as a genetic condition, which specifically causes degeneration in neurons of the striatum...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510006
Tesfaye Belay, Chih-lung Fu and Anthony Woart
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 15, 2015
A cold-induced stress mouse model for investigating chlamydia genital infection and immune response analysis was established in our laboratory. Previous results showed that cold-induced stress results in suppression of the immune response and increased intensity of chlamydia genital infection in the mouse model. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the potential therapeutic value of active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) against chlamydia genital infection in mice. AHCC is an extra...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510005
Article Type: Short Note | First Published: August 18, 2015
In clinical setting or clinical research studies, convenient obesity measures such as body weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) are commonly used to quantify obesity status of patients or research participants. Although these obesity data are easy and cheap to collect, they may have problems as compared to other obesity measures....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510004
Gabriela Gutierrez-Salmean, Mayra Acosta, Fabiola Arellano, Karolina Alvarez Altamirano, Veronica Ruiz-Manon, Guillermo M Ceballos-Reyes and Vanessa Fuchs Tarlovsky
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 03, 2015
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among women in developing countries. Diet has been suggested to play an important role in the pathophysiology of malignant tumors as an imbalance between dietary antioxidant intake and free radical production-from the inflammatory state results in oxidative stress, which may contribute to both initiation and progression of carcinogenesis. The aims of the present study were to assess the difference regarding dietary intake and oxidative stress plasmatic...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510003
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: March 02, 2015
During human evolution, insulin signaling developed to ensure normal homeostasis to redirect nutrients to pivotal organs under critical conditions such as starvation, infection, and trauma. However, in the modern era, insulin signaling is often counter productive due to the current obesogenic environment, resulting in insulin resistance....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510002
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: February 17, 2015
It is with profound pleasure that I welcome readers, reviewers, editors, and authors to this inaugural issue of the Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care (JNMDC). The Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care is an open access, peer reviewed, scientific journal that provides rapid dissemination of research in all areas of human and animal nutrition, dietetic practice and public health nutrition, dietary interventions, nutrigenomics, molecular nutrition, and other related topics of in...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278.1510001
Ross Stewart Grant
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: February 16, 2015
A number of previously well-established fundamentals to nutritional health have been challenged in recent times. The merits of the well balanced low fat diet, built on whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains with restricted use of meats and dairy is now being vigorously debated by those advocating various alternatives including; the no grain Paleolithic diet or the high meat protein Atkins diet, or the high fat (low omega-3) Weston Price diet....
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