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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776786/increases-in-sugary-drink-marketing-during-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-benefit-issuance-in-new-york
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Alyssa J Moran, Aviva Musicus, Mary T Gorski Findling, Ian F Brissette, Ann A Lowenfels, S V Subramanian, Christina A Roberto
INTRODUCTION: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal food assistance program, providing $67 billion in benefits to 44 million Americans. Some states distribute SNAP benefits over one or a few days each month, which may create an incentive for retailers to heavily promote top-selling products, like sugar-sweetened beverages, when benefits are disbursed. METHODS: A beverage environment scan assessing presence of displays, advertisements, and price promotions for sugar-sweetened, low-calorie, and unsweetened beverages was administered in a census of SNAP-authorized beverage retailers (n=630) in three cities in New York from November to September 2011...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776365/nutrient-intake-disparities-in-the-us-modeling-the-effect-of-food-substitutions
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Zach Conrad, LuAnn K Johnson, James N Roemmich, WenYen Juan, Lisa Jahns
BACKGROUND: Diet quality among federal food assistance program participants remains low, and little research has assessed the diet quality of food insecure non-participants. Further research is needed to assess the extent to which food substitutions can improve the nutritional status of these vulnerable populations. Substituting egg dishes for other commonly consumed dishes at certain eating occasions may be an effective strategy for improving the daily nutrient intake among these groups...
May 17, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773962/discovery-and-validation-of-genomic-regions-associated-with-resistance-to-maize-lethal-necrosis-in-four-biparental-populations
#3
Manje Gowda, Yoseph Beyene, Dan Makumbi, Kassa Semagn, Michael S Olsen, Jumbo M Bright, Biswanath Das, Stephen Mugo, L M Suresh, Boddupalli M Prasanna
In sub-Saharan Africa, maize is the key determinant of food security for smallholder farmers. The sudden outbreak of maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is seriously threatening the maize production in the region. Understanding the genetic basis of MLN resistance is crucial. In this study, we used four biparental populations applied linkage mapping and joint linkage mapping approaches to identify and validate the MLN resistance-associated genomic regions. All populations were genotyped with low to high density markers and phenotyped in multiple environments against MLN under artificial inoculation...
2018: Molecular Breeding: New Strategies in Plant Improvement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773389/dynamic-high-pressure-microfluidization-assisting-octenyl-succinic-anhydride-modification-of-rice-starch
#4
Yu-Ting Li, Ri-Si Wang, Rui-Hong Liang, Jun Chen, Xiao-Hong He, Rui-Yun Chen, Wei Liu, Cheng-Mei Liu
Octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) modified starch is widely used in food industries. In this study, rice starch (RS) was pretreated by dynamic high-pressure microfluidization (DHPM) and subsequently modified by OSA. The influence of DHPM on OSA modification of rice starch was investigated. Results showed that DHPM pretreatment enhanced the degree of substitution by changing the morphology and crystallinity of rice starch. Compared with the rice starch modified by OSA without DHPM pretreatment (OSA-RS), the DHPM-pretreated OSA starch (DHPM-OSA-RS) presented higher peak viscosity and lower pasting temperature...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771598/understanding-the-potential-benefits-of-thyme-and-their-derived-products-on-food-industry-and-health-from-extraction-of-high-added-value-compounds-to-the-evaluation-of-bioaccessibility-bioavailability-anti-inflammatory-and-antimicrobial-activities
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Jose M Lorenzo, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah, Mohsen Gavahian, Krystian Marszałek, Ismail Eş, Paulo E S Munekata, Isabel C F R Ferreira, Francisco J Barba
Natural bioactive compounds isolated from aromatic plants have been studied for centuries due to their unique characteristics that carry great importance in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industry. For instance, several beneficial activities have been attributed to some specific compounds found in Thymus such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. Moreover, these compounds are classified as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). Conventional extraction processes of these compounds and their derived forms from thyme leaves are well established, however, they present some important drawbacks such as long extraction time, low yield, high solvent consumption and unfavorable effect on thermolabile compounds...
May 17, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770297/current-status-and-future-perspectives-of-the-pumpkin-trial
#6
REVIEW
Iki Adachi
Similar to the adult experience, the use of continuous-flow ventricular assist devices (VADs) has been increasing in the pediatric population. According to the PediMACS registry, continuous-flow VAD currently accounts for >60% of the durable device implantations in the U.S. Nonetheless, the continuous-flow VADs currently in use are designed for adults; this inevitably causes the patient-device size mismatch issue, especially when applied for small children. Pulsatile VADs, therefore, represent the only practical option for this group of patients despite the known risk profile of pulsatile VADs...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768931/how-intersectoral-health-promotion-changes-professional-practices-a-case-study-from-denmark
#7
Mads Christensen, Viola Burau, Loni Ledderer
Intersectoral health promotion (IHP) has pushed health professions to engage in new tasks and interprofessional ways of working. We studied how care assistants from a nursing home and school teachers implemented a cookery project targeted at children ("Cool Beans") as an example of an IHP project in Denmark. Our aim was to examine the impact of the IHP project on the practices of the professions involved. We used a qualitative case study to investigate joint care and teaching situations with the two professions and their users...
May 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764927/identification-of-genes-related-to-cold-tolerance-and-a-functional-allele-that-confers-cold-tolerance
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Ning Xiao, Yong Gao, Huangjun Qian, Qiang Gao, Yunyu Wu, Dongping Zhang, Zhiping Wang, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Ling Yu, Yuhong Li, Cunhong Pan, Guangqing Liu, Changhai Zhou, Min Jiang, Niansheng Huang, Zhuo Chen, Chengzhi Liang, Zhengyuan Dai, Jianmin Chen, Aihong Li
Cold stress is a major factor limiting rice (Oryza sativa L.) production worldwide, especially at the seedling and booting stages. Identification of genes associated with cold tolerance (CT) in rice is important for sustainable food production. Here, we report the results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify the genetic loci associated with CT by using a 1,033-accession diversity panel. We identified five CT-related genetic loci at the booting stage. Accessions carrying multiple cold-tolerant alleles displayed a higher seed setting rate than did accessions that had no cold-tolerant alleles or carried a single allele...
May 15, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764767/a-systematic-review-of-mobile-produce-markets-facilitators-and-barriers-to-use-and-associations-with-reported-fruit-and-vegetable-intake
#9
Bi-Sek Hsiao, Lindiwe Sibeko, Lisa M Troy
BACKGROUND: Diet-related chronic diseases are a major public health burden. There is growing awareness that disparities in healthful food access contribute to disparities in health. Mobile produce markets (MPMs) have emerged as a strategy to improve fruit and vegetable access and consumption, particularly among low-income, minority, and other vulnerable populations (eg, older adults and children) in food desert neighborhoods. OBJECTIVE: This review examined research on MPMs in the United States and specifically aimed to assess the relationship between MPM use and fruit and/or vegetable intake, and facilitators and barriers related to MPM use within a social ecological framework...
May 12, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763745/analysis-of-malondialdehyde-in-human-plasma-samples-through-derivatization-with-2-4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-by-ultrasound-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-gc-fid-approach
#10
Reyhane Malaei, Amir M Ramezani, Ghodratollah Absalan
A sensitive and reliable ultrasound-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (UA-DLLME) procedure was developed and validated for extraction and analysis of malondialdehyde (MDA) as an important lipids-peroxidation biomarker in human plasma. In this methodology, to achieve an applicable extraction procedure, the whole optimization processes were performed in human plasma. To convert MDA into readily extractable species, it was derivatized to hydrazone structure-base by 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) at 40 °C within 60 min...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759615/enhancing-response-in-the-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-patient-the-3b-perspective-bench-bits-and-bedside
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REVIEW
Angelo Auricchio, Frits W Prinzen
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established nonpharmacological treatment for patients with heart failure (HF), reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction, and a wide QRS complex. Although the therapy was developed 30 years ago and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001, attempts to improve it have never stopped. Such improvements have been facilitated by combining knowledge from bench (basic science), bits (computer modeling), and bedside (clinical studies); these issues are addressed in the present review...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759105/the-glycaemic-index-and-insulinaemic-index-of-commercially-available-breakfast-and-snack-foods-in-an-asian-population
#12
Wei Shuan Kimberly Tan, Wei Jie Kevin Tan, Shalini D/O Ponnalagu, Katie Koecher, Ravi Menon, Sze-Yen Tan, Christiani J Henry
A low-glycaemic-index (GI) breakfast has been shown to lower blood glucose levels throughout the day. A wide variety of breakfast foods are consumed, but their GI values are largely unknown, hence limiting consumers' ability to select healthier options. This study investigated the GI values of ten common breakfast (five Asian and five Western) foods in this region using a randomised, cross-over study design. Participants arrived after an overnight fast, and fasting blood sample was taken before participants consumed test foods...
May 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757116/social-marketing-nutrition-education-for-low-income-population
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Rachel Hagues, Sarah Stotz, Austin Childers, Joe Phua, Judy Hibbs, Deborah Murray, Jung Sun Lee
As access to healthy food (or lack thereof) could be considered a social justice issue, social workers should be concerned about this issue and willing to collaborate with colleagues of various disciplines to address it. This study was a formative evaluation conducted to understand best practices, recommendations, and feasibility of a social-marketing-based nutrition education program tailored to the needs of adults with limited income. The authors report findings from focus groups conducted with Cooperative Extension Agents (CEAs) and region coordinators (n = 45) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) (n = 69) eligible participants to inform the development of a social marketing nutrition intervention for SNAP-Ed in Georgia...
May 14, 2018: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754648/the-cvad-registry-for-percutaneous-temporary-hemodynamic-support-a-prospective-registry-of-impella-mechanical-circulatory-support-use-in-high-risk-pci-cardiogenic-shock-and-decompensated-heart-failure
#14
George W Vetrovec, Mark Anderson, Theodore Schreiber, Jeffrey Popma, William Lombardi, Brijeshwar Maini, Jacob Eifer Moller, Andreas Schäfer, Simon R Dixon, Shelley Hall, E Magnus Ohman, Catalin Mindrescu, Jeffrey Moses, William O'Neill
Management of patients requiring temporary, mechanical hemodynamic support during high- risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or in cardiogenic shock is rapidly evolving. With the availability of the Impella 2.5, CP, 5.0, LD, and RP percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices, there is a need for continued surveillance of outcomes. Three factors underline the importance of a registry for these populations. First, large randomized trials of hemodynamic support, involving cardiogenic shock, are challenging to conduct...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751910/selective-determination-of-caffeine-in-foods-with-3d-graphene-based-ultrasound-assisted-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction
#15
Afshin Rahimi, Mohammad Ali Zanjanchi, Sadjad Bakhtiari, Mohammad Dehsaraei
An efficient method was applied for extraction of caffeine in food samples. Three-dimensional graphene-Fe3 O4 (3D-G-Fe3 O4 ) nanoparticles was successfully synthesized and used as adsorbent in magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE) step. The properties of synthesized adsorbent were characterized by fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscope (SEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) methods...
October 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750850/lipase-catalysed-synthesis-of-furan-based-oligoesters-and-their-self-assembly-assisted-polymerization
#16
Nagarajan Subbiah, Muthusamy K, Lalitha Krishnamoorthy, Siva Prasad Yadavali, Thamizhanban Ayyapillai, Sridharan Vellaisamy, Maheswari C Uma
Bio-based polyesters are well-known biodegradable materials that are frequently used in our daily life, which include food industries and biomedical fields. The journey towards the development of sustainable polymer materials and technology postulate the replacement of traditionally using petrochemical-based monomers, transition metal catalyst, and more intensive purification techniques, which do not agree with the green chemistry principles. This contribution investigates the synthesis of bio-based hydrophilic and hydrophobic oligoesters, which in turn derived from easily accessible monomers of natural resources...
May 11, 2018: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749232/towards-spectral-library-free-maldi-tof-ms-bacterial-identification
#17
Ding Cheng, Liang Qiao, Péter Horvatovich
Bacterial identification is of great importance in clinical diagnosis, environmental monitoring and food safety control. Among various strategies, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has drawn significant interests, and has been clinically used. Nevertheless, current bioinformatics solutions use spectral libraries for the identification of bacterial strains. Spectral library generation requires acquisition of MALDI-TOF spectra from monoculture bacterial colonies, which is time-consuming and not possible for many species and strains...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748486/transcriptomic-analysis-of-ciguatoxin-induced-changes-in-gene-expression-in-primary-cultures-of-mice-cortical-neurons
#18
Juan Andrés Rubiolo, Carmen Vale, Andrea Boente-Juncal, Masahiro Hirama, Shuji Yamashita, Mercedes Camiña, Mercedes R Vieytes, Luis M Botana
Ciguatoxins are polyether marine toxins that act as sodium channel activators. These toxins cause ciguatera, one of the most widespread nonbacterial forms of food poisoning, which presents several symptoms in humans including long-term neurological alterations. Earlier work has shown that both acute and chronic exposure of primary cortical neurons to synthetic ciguatoxin CTX3C have profound impacts on neuronal function. Thus, the present work aimed to identify relevant neuronal genes and metabolic pathways that could be altered by ciguatoxin exposure...
May 10, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748418/reductions-in-national-cardiometabolic-mortality-achievable-by-food-price-changes-according-to-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap-eligibility-and-participation
#19
Parke Edward Wilde, Zach Conrad, Colin D Rehm, Jennifer L Pomeranz, Jose L Penalvo, Frederick Cudhea, Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Martin O'Flaherty, Renata Micha, Dariush Mozaffarian
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal diets are a major contributor to cardiometabolic disease (CMD) mortality, and substantial disparities exist for both dietary quality and mortality risk across income groups in the USA. Research is needed to quantify how food pricing policies to subsidise healthy foods and tax unhealthy foods could affect the US CMD mortality, overall and by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility and participation. METHODS: Comparative risk analysis based on national data on diet (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2012) and mortality (mortality-linked National Health Interview Survey) and meta-analyses of policy-diet and diet-disease relationships...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746749/-evolution-of-social-food-assistance-programs-in-mexico-through-ensanut-mc-2016-data
#20
M Del Carmen Morales-Ruán, Teresa Shamah-Levy, Verónica Mundo-Rosas, Lucía Cuevas-Nasu, Ana Lilia Lozada-Tequeanes, Martín Romero-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To describe the coverage and targeting of Social Food Assistance Programs (SFAP) in Mexico. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from 9 137 households of the Halfway National Health and Nutrition Survey 2016 (Ensanut MC 2016) who receive SFAP. The distribution of the SFAP by place of residence, index of socioeconomic status and SFAP relevance were analyzed. RESULTS: 44% of households receive some SFAP, with a higher concentration in indigenous households (70%), a very low socioeconomic level (70%), and moderate and severe food insecurity...
May 2018: Salud Pública de México
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