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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320235/a-limited-survey-of-metal-content-in-blue-jack-mackerel-trachurus-picturatus-obtained-from-markets-in-the-canary-islands
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Carmen Rubio, Laura Acosta, Gara Luis-González, Dailos González-Weller, Consuelo Revert, Arturo Hardisson, Ángel Gutiérrez
The levels of 20 metals (aluminum, boron, barium, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, potassium, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, sodium, nickel, lead, strontium, vanadium, and zinc) were analyzed in muscle and liver tissue of Trachurus picturatus marketed in the Canary Islands (Spain) by using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. In the liver samples, the mean concentrations in milligrams per kilogram wet weight (wt) of Al (14.7), B (0.99), Ba (1.64), Ca (314), Cd (2...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314705/effect-of-enhanced-homestead-food-production-and-aquaculture-on-dietary-intakes-of-women-and-children-in-rural-cambodia-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vashti Verbowski, Zaman Talukder, Kroeun Hou, Ly Sok Hoing, Kristina Michaux, Victoria Anderson, Rosalind Gibson, Kathy H Li, Larry D Lynd, Judy McLean, Tim J Green, Susan I Barr
The Cambodian diet is low in nutrient-dense animal-source foods. Enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) and aquaculture, which increase availability of nutrient-dense foods, are promising interventions to improve dietary intake. This study examined the effect of EHFP with or without aquaculture on dietary intake and prevalence of inadequate intake of select nutrients among women and children living in rural Cambodia, compared to controls. In a registered, cluster randomized controlled trial in Prey Veng, Cambodia, 10 households in each of 90 villages (n = 900) were randomized by village to receive EHFP, EHFP plus aquaculture, or control...
January 5, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300299/prospective-study-of-dietary-zinc-intake-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-women
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Abul Hasnat Milton, Khanrin P Vashum, Mark McEvoy, Sumaira Hussain, Patrick McElduff, Julie Byles, John Attia
Several animal and human studies have shown that zinc is associated with cellular damage and cardiac dysfunction. This study aims to investigate dietary zinc and the zinc-iron ratio, as predictors of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a large longitudinal study of mid-age Australian women (aged 50-61 years). Data was self-reported and validated food frequency questionnaires were used to assess dietary intake. Energy-adjusted zinc was ranked using quintiles and predictors of incident CVD were examined using stepwise logistic regression...
January 4, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225484/the-prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-its-associated-risk-factors-among-a-sample-of-female-university-students-in-tabuk-saudi-arabia
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Riyadh A Alzaheb, Osama Al-Amer
Background: Prior data on iron deficiency anemia's (IDA) prevalence and associated risk factors among female university students are scarce in the Saudi Arabian context. This study therefore recruited a sample of female students at the University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, to investigate IDA prevalence and risk factors and fill the identified research gap. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 200 apparently healthy female students aged between 19 and 25 years was performed between February and June 2016...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200604/genetic-impact-of-rht-dwarfing-genes-on-grain-micronutrients-concentration-in-wheat
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Govindan Velu, Ravi P Singh, Julio Huerta, Carlos Guzmán
Wheat is a major staple food crop providing about 20% of dietary energy and proteins, and food products made of whole grain wheat are a major source of micronutrients like Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Magnesium (Mg), Vitamin B and E. Wheat provides about 40% intake of essential micronutrients by humans in the developing countries relying on wheat based diets. Varieties with genetically enhanced levels of grain micronutrient concentrations can provide a cost-effective and sustainable option to resource poor wheat consumers...
December 2017: Field Crops Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194422/food-and-nutrient-intake-and-nutrient-sources-in-1-year-old-infants-in-finland-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Helena H Hauta-Alus, Liisa Korkalo, Elisa M Holmlund-Suila, Jenni Rosendahl, Saara M Valkama, Maria Enlund-Cerullo, Otto M Helve, Timo K Hytinantti, Outi M Mäkitie, Sture Andersson, Heli T Viljakainen
The infant diet has short- and long-term health consequences. Updated data regarding the dietary intake of Finnish infants are lacking. The objectives of this study were to describe infant food and nutrient intake and to identify food sources of the nutrients. Altogether, 739 healthy infants were studied. Dietary intake and breastfeeding frequency were assessed with a three-day food record at 1 year of age. Dietary intake was calculated separately for non-breastfed and breastfed infants. One-third (36%) of the infants were partially breastfed and 95% consumed mass-produced baby foods...
December 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194402/nutrition-in-the-first-1000-days-ten-practices-to-minimize-obesity-emerging-from-published-science
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Angelo Pietrobelli, Massimo Agosti
The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased in most countries the last decades. Considering this in a simplistic way, we can say that obesity is the result of an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Moreover, the environment from conception to childhood could influence the child's future health. The first 1000 days of life start with woman's pregnancy, and offer a unique window of opportunity to contribute to obesity prevention. In light of the actual literature, the aim of our article is to discuss a proposal of 10 good practices to minimize obesity in the first 1000 days emerging from published science...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188039/nutritional-variation-in-baobab-adansonia-digitata-l-fruit-pulp-and-seeds-based-on-africa-geographical-regions
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Kinuthia U Muthai, Mbuthia S Karori, Alice Muchugi, Abwao S Indieka, Catherine Dembele, Simon Mng'omba, Ramni Jamnadass
Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is an indigenous fruit tree associated with the Savannah drylands of sub-Saharan Africa. Local communities mainly utilize the leaves, pulp, and seeds of baobab as a source of food and for income generation. The present study was conducted to determine the nutritive attributes of baobab fruit pulp and seeds across provenances in east, west, and southern Africa and to determine whether the nutrient content varied with the provenance of origin. Pulp and seed proximate composition and mineral element concentration were determined using the AOAC 1984 methods and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), respectively...
November 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180985/stratification-of-diversity-and-activity-of-methanogenic-and-methanotrophic-microorganisms-in-a-nitrogen-fertilized-italian-paddy-soil
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Annika Vaksmaa, Theo A van Alen, Katharina F Ettwig, Elisabetta Lupotto, Giampiero Valè, Mike S M Jetten, Claudia Lüke
Paddy fields are important ecosystems, as rice is the primary food source for about half of the world's population. Paddy fields are impacted by nitrogen fertilization and are a major anthropogenic source of methane. Microbial diversity and methane metabolism were investigated in the upper 60 cm of a paddy soil by qPCR, 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing and anoxic 13C-CH4 turnover with a suite of electron acceptors. The bacterial community consisted mainly of Acidobacteria, Chloroflexi, Proteobacteria, Planctomycetes, and Actinobacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180365/nutrient-co-limited-trichodesmium-as-nitrogen-source-or-sink-in-a-future-ocean
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Nathan G Walworth, Fei-Xue Fu, Michael D Lee, Xiaoni Cai, Mak A Saito, Eric A Webb, David A Hutchins
Nitrogen-fixing (N2) cyanobacteria provide bioavailable nitrogen to vast ocean regions but are in turn limited by iron (Fe) and/or phosphorus (P), which may force them to employ alternative nitrogen acquisition strategies. The adaptive responses of nitrogen-fixers to global-change drivers under nutrient-limited conditions could profoundly alter the current ocean nitrogen and carbon cycles. Here, we show that the globally-important N2-fixer Trichodesmium fundamentally shifts nitrogen metabolism towards organic-nitrogen scavenging following long-term high-CO2 adaptation under iron and/or phosphorus (co)-limitation...
November 27, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174030/position-paper-on-vegetarian-diets-from-the-working-group-of-the-italian-society-of-human-nutrition
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C Agnoli, L Baroni, I Bertini, S Ciappellano, A Fabbri, M Papa, N Pellegrini, R Sbarbati, M L Scarino, V Siani, S Sieri
BACKGROUND: Interest in vegetarian diets is growing in Italy and elsewhere, as government agencies and health/nutrition organizations are emphasizing that regular consumption of plant foods may provide health benefits and help prevent certain diseases. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a Pubmed search, up to September, 2015, for studies on key nutrients (proteins, vitamin B12, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin D, and n-3 fatty acids) in vegetarian diets. From 295 eligible publications the following emerged: Vegetarians should be encouraged to supplement their diets with a reliable source of vitamin B12 (vitamin-fortified foods or supplements)...
October 31, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172090/nutritional-status-and-diet-as-predictors-of-children-s-lead-concentrations-in-blood-and-urine
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Katarzyna Kordas, Rachael Burganowski, Aditi Roy, Fabiana Peregalli, Valentina Baccino, Elizabeth Barcia, Soledad Mangieri, Virginia Ocampo, Nelly Mañay, Gabriela Martínez, Marie Vahter, Elena I Queirolo
Lead exposure remains an important public health problem. Contaminated foods may act as a source of lead exposure, while certain nutrients may reduce lead absorption. We examined the cross-sectional associations of dietary patterns and the intake of several nutrients and foods with blood (Pb-B) and urinary (Pb-U) lead concentrations in children (5-8y) from Montevideo, Uruguay. From two 24-hour recalls completed by caregivers, we derived the mean daily intake of select nutrients and food groups (dairy, milk, fruit, root vegetables, foods rich in heme and non-heme iron), as well as "nutrient dense" and "processed" food patterns...
November 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161815/bioactive-compounds-of-edible-purple-laver-porphyra-sp-nori
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Tomohiro Bito, Fei Teng, Fumio Watanabe
Porphyra sp. (nori) is widely cultivated as an important marine crop. Dried nori contains numerous nutrients including vitamin B12, which is the only vitamin absent from plant-derived food sources. Vegetarian diets are relatively low in iron and vitamin B12; depletion of both causes severe anemia. Nori also contains considerable amounts of iron compared with other plant-derived foods and eicosapentaenoic acid, which is an important fatty acid found in fish oils. In nori, there are also many bioactive compounds exhibiting various pharmacological activities, such as immunomodulation, anticancer, antihyperlipidemic, and antioxidative activities...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134675/analytical-approach-dissipation-pattern-and-risk-assessment-of-pesticide-residue-in-green-leafy-vegetables-a-comprehensive-review
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Waziha Farha, A M Abd El-Aty, Md Musfiqur Rahman, Ji Hoon Jeong, Ho-Chul Shin, Jing Wang, Sung Shik Shin, Jae-Han Shim
The category of "leafy vegetables" comprises a wide range of plants, including cabbage, lettuce, leeks, spinach, Swiss chard, and kale, and it forms a significant component of the human diet. Typically, leafy vegetables are low in calories and fat, are great sources of vitamins, protein, dietary fibre, minerals (including iron, calcium, and nitrates), and are rich in phytochemicals. To counter the impact of pests on vegetables, a broad variety of pesticides is used. Because of their large surface areas, leafy vegetables are expected to have high residual pesticide levels...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106298/phenotypic-and-molecular-characterization-of-salmonella-enteritidis-se86-isolated-from-poultry-and-salmonellosis-outbreaks
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Karen Apellanis Borges, Thales Quedi Furian, Sara Neves de Souza, Rafaela Menezes, Carlos Tadeu Pippi Salle, Hamilton Luiz de Souza Moraes, Eduardo César Tondo, Vladimir Pinheiro do Nascimento
Salmonella Enteritidis remains a standout among the leading causes of foodborne diseases worldwide. Previous studies have demonstrated that a unique clonal group of Salmonella Enteritidis, named SE86, is involved in foodborne outbreaks in southern Brazil and is frequently identified among strains isolated from poultry. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of the isolation source (food products involved in salmonellosis outbreaks and poultry sources) on the phenotypic and molecular characteristics of Salmonella Enteritidis SE86...
November 6, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098587/water-quality-and-resource-management-in-the-dairy-industry
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Joanna Boguniewicz-Zablocka, Iwona Klosok-Bazan, Vincenzo Naddeo
Food industry is one of the most important and fastest growing sectors of economy in Poland. This sector is also characterized by high demand for the resources, particularly for water. Polish food industrial plants consumed 793 hm(3) of water in 2014. Dairy branch had a combined 35% share of the above consumption. As shown by the data obtained from the Polish Central Statistical Office, the majority of dairy plants use its own source of water, so this branch is also important water producer in Poland. Water used for dairy industry should meet the requirements of at least drinking water quality, so the factories need to treat the water...
November 3, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093728/qtl-mapping-of-grain-zn-and-fe-concentrations-in-two-hexaploid-wheat-ril-populations-with-ample-transgressive-segregation
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Leonardo A Crespo-Herrera, Velu Govindan, James Stangoulis, Yuanfeng Hao, Ravi P Singh
More than 50% of undernourished children live in Asia and more than 25% live in Africa. Coupled with an inadequate food supply, mineral deficiencies are widespread in these populations; particularly zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe) deficiencies that lead to retarded growth, adverse effects on both the immune system and an individual's cognitive abilities. Biofortification is one solution aimed at reducing the incidence of these deficiencies. To efficiently breed a biofortified wheat variety, it is important to generate knowledge of the genomic regions associated with grain Zn (GZn) and Fe (GFe) concentration...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062189/zoo-agent-s-measure-in-applying-the-five-freedoms-principles-for-animal-welfare
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Argyo Demartoto, Robertus Bellarminus Soemanto, Siti Zunariyah
BACKGROUND: Animal welfare should be prioritized not only for the animal's life sustainability but also for supporting the sustainability of living organism's life on the earth. However, Indonesian people have not understood it yet, thereby still treating animals arbitrarily and not appreciating either domesticated or wild animals. AIM: This research aimed to analyze the zoo agent's action in applying the five freedoms principle for animal welfare in Taman Satwa Taru Jurug (thereafter called TSTJ) or Surakarta Zoo and Gembira Loka Zoo (GLZ) of Yogyakarta Indonesia using Giddens structuration theory...
September 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057716/safety-assessment-on-microbial-and-heavy-metal-concentration-in-clarias-gariepinus-african-catfish-cultured-in-treated-wastewater-pond-in-kumasi-ghana
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Yeboah-Agyepong Mark, Amoah Philip, Agbo W Nelson, Ashley Muspratt, Samuel Aikins
This study assesses the microbial and heavy metal distribution in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) cultured in waste stabilization pond, and their subsequent suitability for human consumption. Treated wastewater-fed pond (WFP) was used in the culture of the fish with a non-wastewater fed pond (NWFP), fed with ground and rain water as control. Pond water, sediments and fish tissue (gill, liver, gut and skin) samples from both sources were analyzed for pathogens and heavy metal levels. Escherichia coli populations in the sediments and water from the WFP exceeded the maximum permissible limit by 2-3 log units as expected...
October 23, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987361/comparative-effect-of-horse-gram-and-black-gram-on-inflammatory-mediators-and-antioxidant-status
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Vrinda Rajagopal, Chithra K Pushpan, Helen Antony
A balanced diet is important for the overall wellbeing of an individual. Pulses are an important part of a nutritive diet. Pulses have been consumed for at least 10,000 years and are among the most extensively used foods in the world. They are a rich source of protein and fiber, as well as a significant source of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, and magnesium. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of two pulses, horse gram and black gram, on inflammatory mediators and the antioxidant enzymes...
October 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
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