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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454141/a-cluster-randomized-pilot-trial-of-a-tailored-worksite-smoking-cessation-intervention-targeting-hispanic-latino-construction-workers-intervention-development-and-research-design
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Taghrid Asfar, Alberto J Caban-Martinez, Laura A McClure, Estefania C Ruano-Herreria, Danielle Sierra, G Gilford Clark, Daniel Samano, Noella A Dietz, Kenneth D Ward, Kristopher L Arheart, David J Lee
Construction workers have the highest smoking rate among all occupations (39%). Hispanic/Latino workers constitute a large and increasing group in the US construction industry (over 2.6 million; 23% of all workers). These minority workers have lower cessation rates compared to other groups due to their limited access to cessation services, and lack of smoking cessation interventions adapted to their culture and work/life circumstances. Formative research was conducted to create an intervention targeting Hispanic/Latino construction workers...
February 14, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454084/augmented-voluntary-consumption-of-ethanol-induced-by-reward-downshift-increases-locomotor-activity-of-male-wistar-rats-in-the-elevated-plus-maze
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Rocio Donaire, Shannon E Conrad, Joanna B Thompson, Mauricio R Papini, Carmen Torres
Rats exposed to unexpected reward loss increase voluntary oral consumption of ethanol. Such consumption has been assumed to attenuate loss-induced negative affect (called emotional self-medication). To test this assumption, food-deprived male Wistar rats were exposed to 10 sessions of access to 32% sucrose followed by 5 sessions of access to 4% sucrose (reward downshift). A two-bottle preference test was initiated immediately after each consummatory session to assess ethanol intake. The experimental group received access to 2% ethanol and water, whereas the control group received access to two water bottles...
February 14, 2018: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454015/why-i-eat-at-night-a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-development-maintenance-and-consequences-of-night-eating-syndrome
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James A Shillito, James Lea, Stephanie Tierney, Jacqueline Cleator, Sara Tai, John P H Wilding
Night Eating Syndrome (NES), as a diagnosis, presents as a combination of disordered eating, sleep and mood. Patients identified as having both NES and obesity demonstrate poorer outcomes in terms of weight loss compared to those with NES only. However, research focusing on psychological factors associated with NES remains relatively underdeveloped. This study aimed to explore the relationship between NES and the experience of emotion from the perspective of patients accessing a weight management service. Ten adults who met diagnostic criteria for moderate or full NES took part in a semi-structured interview...
February 14, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453546/a-drosophila-model-to-decipher-the-toxicity-of-nanoparticles-taken-through-oral-routes
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S Aurosman Pappus, Monalisa Mishra
In recent era, nanoparticles (NPs) are widely used in food, medicine and body implants. Besides it's wide use being a foreign particle it may have some noxious effect on the body. To understand the mechanistic role of NPs toxicity, Drosophila appeared to be a superior model organism. Toxicity of several nanoparticles were accessed using Drosophila. The NPs, after oral route of exposure enter into the gut, crosses the barrier of peritrophic membrane and induces apoptosis. The toxicity of NPs within gut resulted in developmental delay, with decrease in pupa count, fly hatching along with weight loss...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452977/arguments-used-in-public-comments-to-support-or-oppose-the-us-department-of-agriculture-s-minimum-stocking-requirements-a-content-analysis
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Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Lauri Andress, Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, Isabel Osborne, Barbara Baquero, Lisa Bailey-Davis, Carmen Byker-Shanks, Bailey Houghtaling, Jane Kolodinsky, Brian K Lo, Emily H Morgan, Emily Piltch, Elaine Prewitt, Rebecca A Seguin, Alice S Ammerman
BACKGROUND: In 2016, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Retailer Rule proposed several changes for SNAP-authorized retailers, including: requiring retailers to have at least 85% of their food sales come from items that are not cooked or heated on site before or after purchase; requiring stores to stock seven varieties of qualifying foods from four staple food groups; requiring stores to carry perishable foods in three of the four staple groups; requiring stores to carry six units of qualifying foods at all times (depth of stock); disqualifying multiple ingredient foods and accessory foods from counting toward depth of stock requirements...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446874/transplant-recipients-are-vulnerable-under-the-medicare-part-d-benefit
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Lisa M Potter, Angela Q Maldonado, Krista L Lentine, Mark A Schnitzler, Zidong Zhang, Gregory P Hess, Edward Garrity, Bertram L Kasiske, David A Axelrod
Transplant immunosuppressants are often used off-label due to insufficient randomized prospective trial data to achieve organ-specific US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Transplant recipients who rely on Medicare Part D for immunosuppressant drug coverage are vulnerable to coverage denial for off-label prescriptions, unless use is supported by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved compendia. An integrated data set including national transplant registry data and 3 years of dispensed pharmacy records was used to identify the prevalence of immunosuppression use that is both off-label and not supported by CMS-approved compendia...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444739/ultra-processed-food-product-brands-on-facebook-pages-highly-accessed-by-brazilians-through-their-marketing-techniques
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Paula M Horta, Fernanda T Rodrigues, Luana C Dos Santos
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the content and extent of marketing of ultra-processed food products (UPP) and their brand pages on Facebook, which are highly accessed by Brazilians. DESIGN: Descriptive. SETTING: Sixteen UPP brand pages on Facebook were selected from 250 pages that were the most liked by Brazilians in October 2015. SUBJECTS: We analysed the frequency of 'likes' and members 'talking about' each one of the pages, in addition to fifteen marketing techniques used in the previous year (September 2014 to October 2015)...
February 15, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444660/volunteers-in-ethiopia-s-women-s-development-army-are-more-deprived-and-distressed-than-their-neighbors-cross-sectional-survey-data-from-rural-ethiopia
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Kenneth Maes, Svea Closser, Yihenew Tesfaye, Yasmine Gilbert, Roza Abesha
BACKGROUND: Many Community Health Workers (CHWs) experience the same socioeconomic and health needs as their neighbors, given that they are by definition part of their communities. Yet very few studies aim to measure and characterize experiences of deprivation, poverty, and wellbeing among community health workers. This study quantitatively examines deprivation and wellbeing in Ethiopia's Women's Development Army (WDA), a massive unpaid community health workforce intended to improve population health and modernize the country...
February 14, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441329/social-marketing-for-a-farmer-s-market-in-an-underserved-community-a-needs-assessment
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Meg Skizim, Melinda Sothern, Ondrej Blaha, Tung Sung Tseng, Lauren Griffiths, Jonathan Joseph, Henry Nuss
The aim of the present paper is to assess local residents' awareness of utilizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase fresh produce at local farmers' markets, and to determine internet use and media preferences of study participants prior to implementation of a social marketing campaign. A needs assessment was conducted to collect baseline data in an underserved neighbourhood in New Orleans (La, USA). The study was carried out August 2014-May 2015. The assessment revealed that 73% of the respondents were unaware that the SNAP benefits could be used to purchase food in farmers' markets; 63% of low-income participants never attended a farmers' market compared to 27% of mid/high-income...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437293/exploiting-a-readily-available-but-hard-to-digest-resource-a-review-of-exudativorous-mammals-identified-thus-far-and-how-they-cope-in-captivity
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Francis Cabana, Ellen S Dierenfeld, Wirdateti, Giuseppe Donati, K A I Nekaris
Gum is a widely available carbohydrate, composed mainly of non-digestible structural carbohydrates. No mammalian enzymes can digest gum; therefore, a mammal ingesting gum must rely on microbial fermentation to access the energy it possesses. Gums are relatively nutrient poor. Despite this, some mammals have evolved to exploit this food resource. We aim to review the literature for all mammal species which have been recorded to ingest gum, whether quantified or not, and discuss this in the context of their evolutionary adaptations...
January 2018: Integrative Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436968/diversity-of-%C3%AE-glutamyl-peptides-and-oligosaccharides-the-kokumi-taste-enhancers-in-seeds-from-soybean-mini-core-collections
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Masayuki Shibata, Motohiko Hirotsuka, Yukiko Mizutani, Haruya Takahashi, Teruo Kawada, Kentaro Matsumiya, Yukako Hayashi, Yasuki Matsumura
Soybeans (Glycine max (L,) Merr,) contain γ-glutamyl peptides and oligosaccharides, and these components play an important role in imparting the "kokumi" taste to foods. To gain insight into the genetic diversities and molecular mechanisms of accumulation of γ-glutamyl peptides and oligosaccharides in soybean, we measured the contents of these components using the Japan and World mini core collections. Similar to other previously reported traits, wide variations were detected among the accessions in the core collections with respect to the content of γ-glutamyl peptides and oligosaccharides...
February 13, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433786/incorporating-orange-fleshed-sweet-potato-into-the-food-system-as-a-strategy-for-improved-nutrition-the-context-of-south-africa
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Sunette M Laurie, Mieke Faber, Nicole Claasen
Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is considered the single most successful example of biofortification of a staple crop, and presents a feasible option to address vitamin A deficiency. Though initially promoted as part of a crop-based approach focusing on production and consumption at household level, it evolved into small-scale commercial production, predominantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reviews OFSP initiatives in relation to the South African food environment and food supply systems, also identifying opportunities for scaling out OFSP in a situation where sweet potato is not eaten as a staple...
February 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433783/targeting-the-pains-of-food-insecurity-and-malnutrition-among-internally-displaced-persons-with-nutrient-synergy-and-analgesics-in-organ-meat
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Peter O Fayemi, Voster Muchenje, Hasan Yetim, Abdulatef Ahhmed
Living with pain is one of the distressing effects of food insecurity and malnutrition among millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide. Vulnerability to emotional pain, metabolic imbalance, chronic illnesses and non-communicable diseases by IDPs are associated with stressed livelihood and restricted access to balanced diets in their camps. Tackling the complexity of issues related to internal displacement is challenging as 45% are globally trapped in protracted conditions. In this review, a diet-based intervention is proposed considering the potential benefits of nutrient synergy and analgesic constituents in organ meat...
February 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433484/small-scale-migration-along-the-interoceanic-highway-in-madre-de-dios-peru-an-exploration-of-community-perceptions-and-dynamics-due-to-migration
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Kelly E Jensen, Nehal N Naik, Christina O'Neal, Gabriela Salmón-Mulanovich, Amy R Riley-Powell, Gwenyth O Lee, Stella M Hartinger, Daniel G Bausch, Valerie A Paz-Soldan
BACKGROUND: Madre de Dios, a southern state in the Peruvian Amazon basin, has experienced rapid development as well as an influx of migrants since the construction of the Interoceanic Highway (IOH) connecting Brazil, Bolivia, and the Peruvian coast. We explored perceptions of migration and development in up to eight communities along the IOH in Madre de Dios following construction of the highway. METHODS: We conducted a multiple methods study involving focus group (FG) discussions and interviews with key informants (KIs) in eight communities in Madre de Dios...
February 12, 2018: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433341/planting-seeds-to-grow-healthy-children-strategic-community-partnerships
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Jessica Alicea-Planas, Kelly Sullivan, Hang Tran, Anna Cruz
More than one third of U.S adults are considered obese, and childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years. Food security can influence obesity, in particular, within inner cities where access to healthy food is often limited. The use of a mobile food truck program (with refrigeration) was implemented in two large inner cities in Connecticut as part of an initiative aimed at helping low-income families with young children gain access to healthy food and nutrition education. Collaborating with community child care centers was used...
February 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432699/population-genomics-of-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-across-diverse-agroclimatic-zones-of-niger
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Fanna Maina, Sophie Bouchet, Sandeep Marla, Zhenbin Hu, Jianan Wang, Aissata Mamadou, Magagi Abdou, Abdoul-Aziz Saïdou, Geoffrey Preston Morris
Improving adaptation of staple crops in developing countries is important to ensure food security. In the West African country of Niger, the staple crop sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is cultivated across diverse agroclimatic zones, but the genetic basis of local adaptation has not been described. The objectives of this study were to characterize the genomic diversity of sorghum from Niger and to identify genomic regions conferring local adaptation to agroclimatic zones and farmer preferences. We analyzed 516 Nigerien accessions for which local variety name, botanical race, and geographic origin were known...
February 12, 2018: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432430/different-physiological-stages-and-breeding-systems-related-to-the-variability-of-meat-quality-of-indigenous-pantaneiro-sheep
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Jéssica de Oliveira Monteschio, Poliana Campos Burin, Ariadne Patricia Leonardo, Daiane Aparecido Fausto, Adrielly Lais Alves da Silva, Hélio de Almeida Ricardo, Marcelo Corrêa da Silva, Márcio Rodrigues de Souza, Fernando Miranda de Vargas Junior
This study configures a first report regarding the variability of meat quality of locally adapted Pantaneiro sheep depending on different physiological stages and breeding systems. Pantaneiro sheep are raised in Brazil under a tropical wetland ecosystem denominated Pantanal. Twenty-nine Pantaneiro sheep from different sex and physiological stages were sorted into three groups, simulating three of the most representative ovine meat products commercialized by South American industries: a) non castrated male lambs (n = 11); b) wethers (n = 9); c) cull ewes (n = 9)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431452/smoking-by-young-women-with-restrained-eating-following-a-food-prime-in-the-context-of-an-alternative-distractor
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Michelle A Kovacs, Amanda M Palmer, John B Correa, Thomas H Brandon
Female smokers with elevated dietary restraint (high restrainers) may smoke more than nonrestrained eaters after a disinhibiting food event. The current study aimed to determine whether high restrainers smoke merely to distract themselves from unplanned eating or whether the weight-control aspects of smoking play a role. Primary aims were to test the effect of restraint status and a food prime on smoking and eating behavior in the presence of an alternative distractor (a computer tablet) and to examine the role of expectancies...
February 12, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430297/dietary-assessment-in-uk-biobank-an-evaluation-of-the-performance-of-the-touchscreen-dietary-questionnaire
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Kathryn E Bradbury, Heather J Young, Wenji Guo, Timothy J Key
UK Biobank is an open access prospective cohort of 500 000 men and women. Information on the frequency of consumption of main foods was collected at recruitment with a touchscreen questionnaire; prior to examining the associations between diet and disease, it is essential to evaluate the performance of the dietary touchscreen questionnaire. The objectives of the present paper are to: describe the repeatability of the touchscreen questionnaire in participants (n 20 348) who repeated the assessment centre visit approximately 4 years after recruitment, and compare the dietary touchscreen variables with mean intakes from participants (n 140 080) who completed at least one of the four web-based 24-h dietary assessments post-recruitment...
2018: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427992/apple-condom-and-cocaine-body-stuffing-in-prison-a-case-report
#20
Benedicte Jalbert, Nguyen Toan Tran, Stephan von Düring, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti, Ian Fournier, Catherine Hafner, Celestine Dubost, Laurent Gétaz, Hans Wolff
BACKGROUND: Drug dealers and drug users resort to body stuffing to hastily conceal illicit drugs by ingesting their drug packets. This practice represents a medical challenge because rupture of the often insecure packaging can be toxic and even lethal. In an emergency setting, official guidelines are needed to help the medical team decide on the proper treatment. A preliminary observation period is generally accepted but its duration varies from hours to eventual packet expulsion. CASE PRESENTATION: This case involves a 20-year-old white man in detention who claimed to have ingested one cocaine packet wrapped in plastic food-wrap and a condom in anticipation of an impending cell search...
February 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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