Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care present the information on the human and animal nutrition, Dietetic Practice and Public Health Nutrition. It publishes articles on different aspects viz., Dietary Interventions, Practice, Nutritional Guidelines, Nutrigenomics, Molecular Nutrition, Appetite, Diet and Disease, Dietary Intake, Dietary Surveys, Eating Disorders, Food Intake and Nutritional Status, Food Processing and Technology, Food, Macronutrients, Malnutrition, Metabolic Syndrome, Micronutrients, Nutrition and Food Health, Nutrition Therapy, Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Nutritional Status, Obesity, Vitamins, Weight Control, Weight Management, etc., Original Research, Reviews, Case Reports, Commentaries, Short Communications etc., are invited for possible publication.

Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care is a peer-reviewed open access journal that ensures the scrutinized publication of high-quality articles. Two independent review comments followed by editor's decision will be considered to publish the article. JNMDC is a permanent archive of nutritional information under open access category providing its global readers with free access to its content, thus serving the scientific community.

Journal Information

Title: Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care

ISSN: 2572-3278

Editor-in-chief: Yi Charlie Chen

NLM title abbreviation: J Nutri Med Diet Care

ICV: 87.43

ISO abbreviation: J Nutri Med Diet Care

Other titles: JNMDC

Category: Public Health Nutrition

DOI: 10.23937/2572-3278

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510066

A Proper Diet Plan for Arsenic Elimination in Chronic Arsenic Poisoning Patients

Prasanta Kumar Sarkar

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2024/02/21

Chronic arsenic poisoning has become a global health hazard due to intake of contaminated subsoil water. A large population in West Bengal, India and in Bangladesh is suffering from chronic arsenicosis due to drinking of contaminated subsoil water. It affects mostly the poorest part of the community....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510065

Assessment of Nutritional Status and Associated Factors Using Anthropometric Measurement and Selected Biochemical Parameters among Internally Displaced Individuals at Debark Refugee Camp, North Gondor, North West Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study, 2022 GC

Mahder Girma, Abebaw Werede, Elias Chane, Alemie Fentie, Biruktawit Eshetu, Mahider Shimelse, Rishan hadigu, Amare Mequaninet, Abebe Yenesew, Alebachew Fasil, Woyesa Beyene, Zeleke Kassahun, Bisrat Birke, Fitsum Abebe, Menber wubete and Habtamu Wondifraw

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/10/13

Globally 144 million children under the age of five were stunted, 47 million were wasted, and 38 million were overweight and 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, while 462 million are underweight. People living in humanitarian crisis areas such as refugee and IDP camps are particularly vulnerable groups accounting the highest portion of this numbers. However, there is limited information on the nutritional status and determinants factors of malnutrition among refugee and IDP camps in deve...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510064

Constraints of Workload in Agricultural Food Production on Children Nutritional Status, Feeding and Hygiene Practices among Rural Women in Ibadan, Nigeria

Ope Zacchaeus Adeyanju and Grace T Fadupin

Article Type: Orginal Article | First Published: March 27, 2023

Childhood malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality depend not only on food intake but also on care behaviors commonly affected by the economic character of the primary caregiver, usually the mother. The objective of this study was to examine the constraints of workload in agricultural food production on children's nutritional status, feeding, and hygiene practices among rural women in Ibadan, Nigeria....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510063

Low Levels of Vitamin D and Crohn's disease. Which Connection? A Review

A Calabrò, G Pipicelli, G De Pergola, C Paone and C Bagnato

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 25, 2023

Vitamin D deficiency in Crohn's disease (CD) patients has been extensively stressed by experimental studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyzes. Recently the hypothesis that low levels of vitamin D are responsible for a higher incidence of this pathology has been advanced....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510062

Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors in an Urban and Rural Metropolis in Ghana

Shani Issah, Matilda Steiner Aseidu, Angelina O Danquah, Obed Harrison Akwaa, Abdul Kadir, Kamal Sumani Mumuni, Iddrisu Salifu and Abdulai Mutala

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 22, 2022

Diabetes mellitus (Type 2) is a chronic disease characterized by high fasting blood glucose that can affect people without detection at onset until after some time in life. Early diagnoses and management usually lead to a better quality of life of an individual. The predisposing factors associated with the disease among same population can vary as a result of genetic composition and susceptibility of every single individual....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510061

Fistuloclysis and Chyme Reinfusion: Novel Feeding in a Rare Case with Multiple Fistulae following Surgery

Siong Pang, Angela Vivanti, Mark Landy and Bradley Morris

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 07, 2022

Fistuloclysis and chyme reinfusion is a complex method of feeding that has not been widely used at our tertiary hospital. This case study of this 62-year-old male admitted with post-operative complications to our facility for consideration of surgical repair. This case study aims to describe the challenges faced by the multidisciplinary team when implementing fistuloclysis and chyme reinfusion while attempting to achieve nutritional goals and achieve positive patient outcomes. We also describe s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510059

Prevalence of Anemia and its Associated Factors among Antenatal Care Attendees in the Public Health Facilities of Pawi District, Northwest, Ethiopia, 2020

Tola Eteffa, Azimeraw Arega, Bezawit Abejie, Wondu Feyisa, Fentahun Alemnew, Asteray Asme, Nigusu Ayalew, Alemwork Abie, Eden Asmare, Tigist Wubet and Kebede Feyisa

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 23, 2022

Anemia is a medical disorder and in pregnant women, it is diagnosed when the hemoglobin level of red blood cells less than 11 grams/deciliter, which reduces oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells to tissues. It is a major public health problem for pregnant mothers. Anemia is largely preventable and easily treatable, if detected in time, however, it remains one of the causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries. Understanding the prevalence of a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510058

Dietary Neurolipidomics in Alzheimer’s Disease

Efstathia Kalli and Panayiotis Vlamos

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 20, 2022

The promising area of lipidomics has received a major interest as exploring panels of lipid biomarkers and their metabolic pathways might contribute to the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease allowing novel therapeutic targets. Dysfunctions in lipid metabolism have been associated with metabolic disorders as well as with aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Neurolipidomics is beginning to provide new insights into the pathophysiology of AD through identification of plasma and cerebral lipi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510057

Effects of Phytotherapeutic Administration of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) as a Treatment for Obesity: A Systematic Review of Clinical and Experimental Studies

Polianna de Brito Guimarães, Laura dos Santos Fernandes, Isabella Andreoni Duarte and Adaliene Versiani Matos Ferreira

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 16, 2022

Obesity is characterized by an excessive body-fat and a chronic low-grade inflammatory state. Its population diagnosis is measured by body mass index (BMI), which classifies obesity as a BMI of ≥ 30 kg/m2. Raised BMI is a known risk factor for multiple chronic disorders, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In recent decades, there has been an emergent scientific interest in more natural therapeutic approaches, including phytotherapy. In this context, green tea (GT) is a popular ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510056

Evaluation of Vitamin D3 Content in Selected Dried, Canned and Smoked Fish

Sahar M Kamel, Hajer A Alboudrees and Hala H Alotaibi

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 22, 2022

The aim of the current study was to shed light on vitamin D3 content in some fishery products that may help the consumers to meet their requirement of vitamin D. The selected products included dried shrimp and fish (sardines and mackerel), canned tuna, sardines, salmon, anchovies and smoked salmon and herring. Vitamin D3, moisture, fat content, antioxidant activity and pH values were estimated for these products, and the percent daily value of vitamin D was calculated. The results revealed that ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510055

Effects of Stay-at-Home (Curfew) as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic on Obesity, Depression and Physical Activity in People Living in Jordan

Malak M Angor, Areen O Nawasreh and Walid M Al-Rousan

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 31, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a clear impact on the Jordanian society in several aspects, especially the health aspect. Therefore, this study is conducted to discover the effects of staying at home (quarantine) during the Coronavirus pandemic on the Jordanian society in terms of obesity, depression, and physical activities. 1252 members from both genders of the Jordanian society completed the questionnaire, three questions were developed, and a questionnaire was created to answer these questi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510054

Mediterranean Diet versus a Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Reducing Colorectal Cancer Risk

Crystal McGeown, DMSc

Article Type: Literature Review | First Published: December 16, 2021

A variety of foods have been studied in relation to colorectal cancer risk. There is research on certain foods that cause colon cancer or have a protective factor against it but there is limited research comparing diets. While the literature indicates a benefit to the Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of colon cancer, studies on a lowcarbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins or ketogenic diets, and the incidence of colorectal cancer are less common. Therefore, this study aims to compare the Me...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510053

Validation of a Mediterranean Diet Scoring System for Intervention Based Research

Reeve EH, Picicci F and Deborah L Feairheller, PhD, FACSM

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: September 27, 2021

A Mediterranean diet pattern is cardioprotective and positively correlated with lower chronic disease risk. Certain vulnerable populations would benefit greatly from a Mediterranean diet to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, and clinical diet intervention research typically uses diet recall questionnaires. This type of dietary tracking leads to assumptions and not an actual ability to accurately track Mediterranean diet adherence in the short-term. Thus, the purpose of this study is to test the...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3278/1510052

Caloric Intake and its Effect on Aging and Cognitive Slowing: A Review of the Research into Intermittent Fasting

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

Severe Acute Malnutrition Treatment Cure Rate for Under-Five Children Admitted in Stabilizing Center: North Wet Ethiopia 2021

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

“Let Food be Thy Medicine”: Diet and Supplements in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

Evaluation of My Nutrition Index in an IBD Patient Population

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

Effect of High Dose Resistant Starch on Human Glycemic Response

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

Evaluation of Microbial and Nutritional Values of Commercially Packaged Soymilk Sold in Akure, Nigeria

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

Nutritional Status Evaluation of a Critically Ill Patient with Chagasic Cardiopathy Treated in an Intensive Care Unit in Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil: A Case Report

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

Body Adiposity of Young Male Rats Fed a Diet Containing Flaxseed Flour during Lactation or in Post-Weaning Period

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

The Impact of Dairy Elimination on Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

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

Modulation of Spatial Learning and Memory of Obese Mice by Germinated Sang-Yod Rice

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

Red Beetroot: Composition and Health Effects - A Review

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

The Efficacy, Safety and Side-Effect Profile of the Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Pediatric Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus

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

Lifestyle Behaviors in Relation to Dietary Quality by Diabetes Status in U.S. Adults

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

Potential Therapeutic Effects and Bioavailability of Wogonin, the Flavone of Baikal Skullcap

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

Five Fruit and Vegetable a Day Does Not Reflect the Upward Trend of Obesity in the U.S.

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

Diet and Microbiome Influence on Alopecia Areata: Experience from Case Reports

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

Does Preoperative Carbohydrate Loading Help Outcomes in Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

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

Nutritional Status and Associated Factors in Older Patients with Prostate Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Study in Two Brazilian Cities

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

Behavioral Factors Associated with Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in Young University Students - A Cross-Sectional Study

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

Psychosocial Outcomes from an Inter-Professional Worksite Weight Loss Program

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

Evaluation of Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Patients after Bariatric Surgery of the Fobi Capella Type

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

Searching for the Meaning of Probiotics in the Non-Medical Literature

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

Comparison of Nutrition Screening and Assessment Parameters in Predicting Length of Hospital Stay

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

Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Factors in Cancer

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

Assessing Iodine Status in Frontline Healthcare

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

Nutritional Status of Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease

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

Evaluation of the Impact of Nutritional Support on Quality of Life and Morbidity Indicators in Hemodialysis

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

Absorption of Hydroxytyrosol from Different Sources and its Impact on Lipid Status in Human Subjects

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

Characteristics of Hospitalised Patients at the Lowest and Highest Ends of the Body Mass Index Spectrum

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

Assessment of Eating Attitude Behaviours and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms of a Group of University Students: A Pilot Study from Turkey

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

Estimation of Nutrient Intake in Thailand: Influence of Differences in Food Composition Tables on Estimated Intake

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

Exploration of Nutrition Support Team Outcome Predictors for Elderly

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

Biogenic Amine Formation in Reformulated Cooked Sausage Without Added Nitrite

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

A Protocol for Human Serum Fucoxanthinol Quantitation using LC-MS/MS System

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

A Brief Overview of Nutrient Anti-Inflammatory Molecules and their in Vitro and in Vivo Activity

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

A New Whey Cheese Analogue Made from Whey Protein Concentrate and Vegetable Fat with 15% Olive Oil

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

Enteral Nutrition in Intensive Care Units: Factors that Hinder Adequate Delivery

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

Dietitian Experience with Exclusive Enteral Nutrition for the Treatment of Crohn Disease

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

Niacin and Oxidative Stress: A Mini-Review

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

The Role of Vitamin D in Metabolic Syndrome

Hwei-Fang Tsai

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

The Assessment, Knowledge and Perceived Quality of Nutrition Care amongst Nurses

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

The Extraction, Anticancer Effect, Bioavailability, and Nanotechnology of Baicalin

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

Feasibility and Acceptability of Chromium Supplementation for Binge-eating Disorder

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

Cross-Sectional Exploration on Feeding Practices of Feeders towards Preschoolers' Picky Eating Behaviors

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

Nutritional Intake and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Saudi Subjects with Different Degrees of Atherosclerosis: A Case Control Study

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

The Importance of Nutritional Control and Diet Care in Huntington's Disease

Nieves Gonzalez

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

Active Hexose Correlated Compound Activates Immune Function to Decrease Chlamydia trachomatis Shedding in a Murine Stress Model

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

Should We Use Various Obesity Measures Interchangeably?

Shuman Yang

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

Differences in Dietary Components and Oxidative Stress Markers between Cervical Cancer Patients and Matched Controls

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

Insulin Resistance and Diet Care

Jun Kobayashi

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

Inaugural Editorial - Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care

Basil Aboul-Enein

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

Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care

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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