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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325646/psychometrics-of-the-self-efficacy-consumption-of-fruit-and-vegetables-scale-in-african-american-women
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Lisaann S Gittner, Kevin B Gittner
PURPOSE: Assess the psychometric properties of the Self-Efficacy Consumption of Fruit and Vegetable Scale (F/V scale) in African American women. SETTING: Midwestern Health Maintenance Organization. SUBJECTS: 221 African American women age 40-65 with BMI≥30 MEASURES: F/V scale was compared to eating efficacy/availability subscale reported on the WEL and mean micronutrient intake (vitamins A, C, K, folate, potassium, and beta-carotene reported on 3-day food records...
March 8, 2017: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325079/dietary-guidelines-for-the-asia-pacific-region
#2
Colin W Binns, Mi Kyung Lee, Masaharu Kagawa, Wah Yun Low, Qiu Liqian, Georgia S Guldan, Tomiko Hokama, Keiko Nanishi, Sreymom Oy, Li Tang, Alfred Zerfas
Nutrition is a major determinant of health throughout all stages of life and together with smoking is the most important risk factor for morbidity and mortality in the Asia Pacific Region. The workshop participants examined Dietary Guidelines and Food Guides that are in use in our region, together with additional materials from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the World Cancer Research Foundation. The resulting set of guidelines is meant as a reminder of the main issues to be covered in a general public health education program...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322044/furocoumarin-kinetics-in-plasma-and-urine-of-healthy-adults-following-consumption-of-grapefruit-citrus-paradisi-macf-and-grapefruit-juice
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Melissa Moser Melough, Terrence M Vance, Sang Gil Lee, Anthony A Provatas, Christopher Perkins, Abrar Qureshi, Eunyoung Cho, Ock K Chun
Furocoumarins are a class of organic compounds found in a variety of vegetables and fruits. Relatively little is known about the absorption and excretion of these compounds following ingestion. The objective of this study was to identify furocoumarins in grapefruit and grapefruit juice, and observe their kinetics in blood and urine. The furocoumarins detected in grapefruit using UPLC-MS/MS were bergamottin, 6',7'-dihydroxybergamottin (6',7'-DHB), epoxybergamottin, and bergaptol. Bergamottin, 6',7'-DHB, bergaptol, and bergapten were detected in grapefruit juice...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303698/dietary-habits-of-wroclaw-medical-university-students-poland
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Rafał Ilow, Bożena Regulska-Ilow, Dorota Różańska
Background: The World Health Organization considers an unhealthy diet to be related to the risk of cardiovascular diseases development. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate dietary habits among Wroclaw Medical University students with a view towards the nutritional risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Material and Methods: The study was conducted between the years 2004-2012. The study group consisted of 892 women and 276 men...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288429/human-health-risk-assessment-of-ddts-and-hchs-through-dietary-exposure-in-nanjing-china
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Qianqian Zhang, Zhonghuan Xia, Minmin Wu, Liping Wang, Hao Yang
In a market based study in Nanjing, a typical southeast city in China, the most common consumed 23 kinds of foods from eleven different categories (vegetable, fruit, fish, pork, livestock meat, chicken, egg, milk, oil, rice and flour) were sampled in November 2015. The concentrations of DDTs and HCHs in foods were analyzed using gas chromatography with mass spectrometer detector. The residual amounts of DDTs and HCHs in foods were 0.95-3.53 ng g(-1) and 0.32-1.96 ng g(-1), respectively. The highest residual of ∑10OCPs was 4...
March 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285733/methane-yield-enhancement-via-electroporation-of-organic-waste
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Seyedeh Masoumeh Safavi, Runar Unnthorsson
An experimental study with pulsed electric field (PEF) pre-treatment was conducted to investigate its effect on methane production. PEF pre-treatment converts organic solids into soluble and colloidal forms, increasing bioavailability for anaerobic microorganisms participating in methane generation process. The substrates tested were landfill leachate and fruit/vegetable. Three treatment intensities of 15, 30, and 50kWh/m(3) were applied to investigate the influence of pre-treatment on methane production via biochemical methane potential test...
March 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273245/grape-juice-increases-the-bdnf-levels-but-not-alter-the-s100b-levels-in-hippocampus-and-frontal-cortex-from-male-wistar-rats
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Caroline Dani, Ana Cristina Andreazza, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves, Flávio Kapizinski, João A P Henriques, Mirian Salvador
Several studies have shown that a high consumption of vegetables and fruits is consistently associated with a low risk of oxidative stress-induced diseases, which includes some degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer and Parkinson. Therefore, the objective of this study is to verify the effects of conventional and organic grape juice in the modulation of the neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and astrocytic markers protein (S100B) in hippocampus and frontal cortex of Wistar rats. In this study, 24 male Wistar rats were divided into three groups...
March 2, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271855/prevalence-of-foodborne-pathogens-in-food-from-selected-african-countries-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Narayan Paudyal, Victor Anihouvi, Joseph Hounhouigan, Maitshwarelo Ignatius Matsheka, Bonno Sekwati-Monang, Wisdom Amoa-Awua, Amy Atter, Nina Bernice Ackah, Samuel Mbugua, Agnes Asagbra, Warda Abdelgadir, Jesca Nakavuma, Mogens Jakobsen, Weihuan Fang
Food safety information in the African region is insufficient and fragmented due to lack of surveillance, documentation and reporting, thereby resulting in inefficient utilization of resources, duplication of activities, and lack of synergy among the countries of the region. This paper reviews the prevalence of foodborne pathogens in seven African countries (Benin, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan and Uganda) from papers in regional or international journals published between January 2000 and December 2015...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257087/risk-factors-for-chronic-diseases-and-multimorbidity-in-a-primary-care-context-of-central-argentina-a-web-based-interactive-and-cross-sectional-study
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David E V Olivares, Frank R V Chambi, Evelyn M M Chañi, Winston J Craig, Sandaly O S Pacheco, Fabio J Pacheco
Global health agencies estimate an increase of chronic diseases in South America. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated chronic diseases and their risk factors in the perspective of multimorbidity. This research aimed to identify these aspects in a primary health care setting of central Argentina. The Pan America version of the STEP wise approach surveillance (STEPS) instrument of the World Health Organization was applied to 1044 participants, 365 men and 679 women, with a mean age of 43 years. High prevalence of overweight (33...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245627/absorption-profile-of-poly-phenolic-compounds-after-consumption-of-three-food-supplements-containing-36-different-fruits-vegetables-and-berries
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Letizia Bresciani, Daniela Martini, Pedro Mena, Michele Tassotti, Luca Calani, Giacomo Brigati, Furio Brighenti, Sandra Holasek, Daniela-Eugenia Malliga, Manfred Lamprecht, Daniele Del Rio
The market of plant-based nutraceuticals and food supplements is continuously growing due to the increased consumer demand. The introduction of new products with relevant nutritional characteristics represents a new way of providing bioactive compounds and (poly)phenols to consumers, becoming a strategy to ideally guarantee the health benefits attributed to plant foodstuffs and allowing the increase of daily bioactive compound intake. A paramount step in the study of nutraceuticals is the evaluation of the bioavailability and metabolism of their putatively active components...
February 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229328/physical-exercise-vegetable-and-fruit-intake-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-chinese-breast-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xiao-Huan Gong, Ji-Wei Wang, Jiang Li, Xue-Fen Chen, Li Sun, Zheng-Ping Yuan, Jin-Ming Yu
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer has long-term effects on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of cancer survivors after treatment. Few research studies have focused on the association between health behaviors and HRQOL of Chinese breast cancer survivors (BCS). The aim of this study was to examine the separate and combined influence of physical exercise, vegetable and fruit intake on health-related quality of life of BCS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among BCS from April to July 2013, in Shanghai, China...
February 22, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217266/methodology-and-early-findings-of-the-fifth-survey-of-childhood-and-adolescence-surveillance-and-prevention-of-adult-noncommunicable-disease-the-caspian-v-study
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Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Hasan Ziaodini, Mostafa Qorbani, Majzoubeh Taheri, Tahereh Aminaei, Azam Goodarzi, Asal Ataie-Jafari, Fatemeh Rezaei, Zeinab Ahadi, Gita Shafiee, Ali Shahsavari, Ramin Heshmat, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the methodology and early findings of the fifth survey of a school-based surveillance program in Iran. METHODS: This nationwide study was conducted in 2015 as the fifth survey of a surveillance program entitled "Childhood and Adolescence Surveillance and PreventIon of Adult Non- communicable disease" (CASPIAN-V) study. The protocol was mainly based on the World Health Organization-Global School student Health Survey. We studied 14400 students, aged 7-18 years, and their parents living in 30 provinces in Iran...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213257/a-zeolitic-imidazolate-framework-based-nanoporous-carbon-as-a-novel-fiber-coating-for-solid-phase-microextraction-of-pyrethroid-pesticides
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Shuaihua Zhang, Qian Yang, Xiumin Yang, Wenchang Wang, Zhi Li, Lihong Zhang, Chun Wang, Zhi Wang
A high-surface-area nanoporous carbon (NPC) has been successfully synthesized by using the metal-organic framework ZIF-90 as both the template and precursor together with furfuryl alcohol as a secondary carbon source. The prepared ZIF-90 templated NPC (ZIF-90-NPC) was then coated onto a stainless steel wire by a simple physical adhesion approach to prepare solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber. By coupling the ZIF-90-NPC coated fiber-based SPME with gas chromatography-microelectron capture detection (GC-μECD), the developed method gave a large enhancement factor (984-2869), low limit of detection (0...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201973/flavonoids-active-against-osteosarcoma-a-review-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-involved
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Hui Liu, Yutong Gao, Yonghui Dong, Peng Cheng, Anmin Chen, Hui Huang
Osteosarcoma is the most frequent primitive malignant bone tumor affecting adolescents and young adults worldwide. The tumor exhibits aggressive growth in the primary site and readily metastasizes to other organs. There has been no significant improvement in the 5-year survival rate since the 1970s and the figure remains at 60-70%. In addition, the side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs and resistance to chemotherapy compromise the effects of treatment for osteosarcoma. In recent years, the development of flavonoids drugs inhibiting carcinogenesis is attracting great interest in the scientific community...
February 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198187/synthesis-of-new-sulfated-and-glucuronated-metabolites-of-dietary-phenolic-compounds-identified-in-human-biological-samples
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A Filipa Almeida, Cláudia N Santos, M Rita Ventura
(Poly)phenols are a large group of dietary compounds present in fruits and vegetables; their consumption is associated with health beneficial effects. After ingestion, (poly)phenols suffer extensive metabolization, and the identification of their metabolites is an emerging area, because these metabolites are considered the effective bioactive molecules in the human organism. However, a lack of commercially available standards has hampered the study of metabolite bioactivity and the exact structural confirmation in biological samples...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174623/expression-patterns-of-passiflora-edulis-apetala1-fruitfull-homologues-shed-light-onto-tendril-and-corona-identities
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Livia C T Scorza, Jose Hernandes-Lopes, Gladys F A Melo-de-Pinna, Marcelo C Dornelas
BACKGROUND: Passiflora (passionflowers) makes an excellent model for studying plant evolutionary development. They are mostly perennial climbers that display axillary tendrils, which are believed to be modifications of the inflorescence. Passionflowers are also recognized by their unique flower features, such as the extra whorls of floral organs composed of corona filaments and membranes enclosing the nectary. Although some work on Passiflora organ ontogeny has been done, the developmental identity of both Passiflora tendrils and the corona is still controversial...
2017: EvoDevo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145417/discounts-on-fruit-and-vegetables-combined-with-a-space-management-intervention-increased-sales-in-supermarkets
#17
U Toft, L L Winkler, B E Mikkelsen, P Bloch, C Glümer
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of two interventions on consumer purchases of fruits and vegetables (F&V) on the Danish island of Bornholm: a 20% discount on F&V combined with improved shelf-space allocation, and improved shelf-space allocation alone. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A space management intervention to promote F&V sales was performed in two large discount supermarkets on Bornholm in Denmark for 3 months (September-November 2012). In addition, a 20% discount on F&V was introduced for 3 months in one of the supermarkets ('space + price')...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139545/prevalence-of-risk-factors-for-non-communicable-diseases-in-rural-urban-tamil-nadu
#18
Anu Mary Oommen, Vinod Joseph Abraham, Kuryan George, V Jacob Jose
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Surveillance of risk factors is important to plan suitable control measures for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The objective of this study was to assess the behavioural, physical and biochemical risk factors for NCDs in Vellore Corporation and Kaniyambadi, a rural block in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out among 6196 adults aged 30-64 yr, with 3799 participants from rural and 2397 from urban areas...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130763/a-review-of-perchlorate-clo4-occurrence-in-fruits-and-vegetables
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REVIEW
R Calderón, F Godoy, M Escudey, P Palma
Since the 1990s, a large number of studies around the world have reported the presence of perchlorate in different types of environmental matrices. In view of their inherent characteristics, such as high solubility, mobility, persistence, and low affinity for the surface of soil, perchlorates are mobilized through the water-soil system and accumulate in edible plant species of high human consumption. However, the ingestion of food products containing perchlorate represents a potential health risk to people due to their adverse effects on thyroid, hormone, and neuronal development, mainly in infants and fetuses...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129761/snacks-beverages-and-physical-activity-during-volunteer-led-out-of-school-time-programs-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#20
Christina D Economos, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Alyssa H Koomas, Grace Chan, Sara C Folta, Julianne Heck, Molly Newman, Jennifer M Sacheck
BACKGROUND: Tens of millions of children regularly participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programs, providing an opportunity for child health promotion. Most research on OST has focused on structured, staff-led after-school programs, as opposed to volunteer-led programs such as enrichment programs and youth sports. The aim of this study was to describe snacks, beverages, and physical activity (PA) practices in volunteer-led OST programs across five organizations in three states. METHODS: An online survey including the Out-of-School-Time Snacks, Beverages, and Physical Activity Questionnaire was distributed to 1,695 adult leaders of enrichment and youth sports programs serving 5-12 year-old children in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, USA...
January 27, 2017: BMC Public Health
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