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...
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...