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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732275/plot-farm-and-watershed-scale-effects-of-coffee-cultivation-in-runoff-and-sediment-production-in-western-puerto-rico
#1
Carlos E Ramos-Scharrón, Yasiel Figueroa-Sánchez
The combination of a topographically abrupt wet-tropical setting with the high level of soil exposure that typifies many sun-grown coffee farms represents optimal conditions for high erosion rates. Although traditionally considered as a main cause for water resource degradation, limited empirical evidence has existed to document its true contribution. This study relies on plot-scale experimental results conducted in western Puerto Rico to assess the impact of cultivated surfaces and farm access roads on runoff and sediment production from the plot to the farm and watershed scales...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729784/discoloration-of-different-esthetic-restorative-materials-a-spectrophotometric-evaluation
#2
Matteo Ceci, Matteo Viola, Davide Rattalino, Riccardo Beltrami, Marco Colombo, Claudio Poggio
OBJECTIVE: A crucial property of esthetic restorative materials is their long-term color stability. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the color stability of esthetic restorative materials (one microfilled flowable composite, one nanofilled composite, one nanoybrid composite, one microfilled composite, and one nanoybrid ormocer-based composite) after surface roughening with cola and exposure to different staining solutions (coffee and red wine). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All materials were polymerized into silicone rubber rings (2 mm × 6 mm × 8 mm) to obtain 150 specimens identical in size...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728684/healthful-and-unhealthful-plant-based-diets-and-the-risk-of-coronary-heart%C3%A2-disease-in-u-s-adults
#3
Ambika Satija, Shilpa N Bhupathiraju, Donna Spiegelman, Stephanie E Chiuve, JoAnn E Manson, Walter Willett, Kathryn M Rexrode, Eric B Rimm, Frank B Hu
BACKGROUND: Plant-based diets are recommended for coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention. However, not all plant foods are necessarily beneficial for health. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine associations between plant-based diet indices and CHD incidence. METHODS: We included 73,710 women in NHS (Nurses' Health Study) (1984 to 2012), 92,329 women in NHS2 (1991 to 2013), and 43,259 men in Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986 to 2012), free of chronic diseases at baseline...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728005/thermal-destruction-of-organic-waste-hydrophobicity-for-agricultural-soils-application
#4
Francisco Comino, Víctor Aranda, Ana Domínguez-Vidal, María José Ayora-Cañada
Use of organic amendments is a good strategy for combating the growing problem of soil degradation due to deterioration of organic matter content, particularly severe in semi-arid European Mediterranean regions, while at the same time providing an opportunity for recycling organic wastes. Olive mill pomace (OMP), the main by-product of the olive oil industry, is being used increasingly in olive grove soils for this purpose. Although the positive effects of OMP amendments have been widely studied, they also have some negative effects on soil...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726218/process-optimization-of-biogas-energy-production-from-cow-dung-with-alkali-pre-treated-coffee-pulp
#5
T Selvankumar, C Sudhakar, M Govindaraju, K Selvam, V Aroulmoji, N Sivakumar, M Govarthanan
Biogas production from cow dung with co-substrate agricultural waste is one of the most demanding technologies for generating energy in a sustainable approach considering eco-friendly. In the present study, coffee pulp (CP) was pre-treated with 1% NaOH and combined with various proportions of cow dung (CD) to explore its biogas producing potentiality. The optimization of the process was studied using Response surface methodology. Statistics based on 3-D plots were generated to evaluate the changes in the response surface and to understand the relationship between the biogas yield and other parameters...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720960/levels-and-formation-of-%C3%AE-dicarbonyl-compounds-in-beverages-and-the-preventive-effects-of-flavonoids
#6
Chen Wang, Yongling Lu, Qiju Huang, Tiesong Zheng, Shengmin Sang, Lishuang Lv
ABSTRACT: Methylglyoxal (MGO) and glyoxal (GO), α-dicarbonyl compounds found in the Maillard reaction, progressively and irreversibly modify proteins. Beverages are an exogenous source of α-dicarbonyl compounds and may potentially increase MGO and GO levels in vivo. Using GC-FID method, we detected the MGO and GO contents of 86 beverages in Chinese supermarkets. The highest MGO and GO 587.5 µg/100 mL and 716.7 µg/100 mL respectively found in soyamilk and coffee. Herbal beverages, which contained bioactive components, had lower average levels of MGO (48...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720938/effect-of-green-coffee-extract-on-rheological-physico-sensory-and-antioxidant-properties-of-bread
#7
A Mukkundur Vasudevaiah, A Chaturvedi, R Kulathooran, I Dasappa
Green coffee extract, GCE (Coffee canephora) was used at 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0% levels for making bioactive rich bread. The processed GCE from the green coffee beans had 21.42% gallic acid equivalents (GAE) total polyphenols (TPP), 37.28% chlorogenic acid (CGA) and 92.73% radical scavenging activity (RSA), at 100 ppm concentration of GCE and caffeine content (1.75%). Rheological, physico-sensory and antioxidant properties of GCE incorporated breads were analysed and compared with control bread. The results revealed not much significant change in the rheological characteristics of dough up to 1...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720218/pesticide-analysis-in-coffee-leaves-using-a-quick-easy-cheap-effective-rugged-and-safe-approach-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-optimization-of-the-clean-up-step
#8
Maria Teresa Salles Trevisan, Robert Wyn Owen, Pau Calatayud-Vernich, Andrea Breuer, Yolanda Picó
An analytical method using a quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe (QuEChERS) procedure for multi-residue determination of 52 pesticides in coffee leaf extractshas been developed and validated according to SANTE/11945/2015 guidelines. Different sorbent combinations for dispersive solid phase extraction (d-SPE) clean-up as well as dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) were tested. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) for the recovery of 87-94% of pesticides added to coffee leaf extracts,was ≤20% for samples spiked at concentrations up to 50ng*g(-1) depending on the clean-up procedures...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719146/natural-compounds-in-cancer-prevention-effects-of-coffee-extracts-and-their-main-polyphenolic-component-5-cqa-on-oncogenic-ras-proteins
#9
Alessandro Palmioli, Carlotta Cairamelli, Renata Tisi, Michela Spinelli, Gaia De Sanctis, Elena Sacco, Cristina Airoldi
Recent epidemiological studies demonstrate that consumption of healthy foods, especially rich in polyphenols content, might reduce the incidence of cancer and degenerative diseases. In particular, chlorogenic acids (CGAs) occur ubiquitously in food, representing the most abundant polyphenols in the human diet. A number of CGA beneficial biological effects, including anti-inflammatory activity, anti-carcinogenic activity and protection against neurodegenerative diseases have been reported. However, the molecular mechanisms at the basis of these biological activities have not yet been investigated in depth...
July 18, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714511/tailoring-crack-morphology-in-coffee-ring-deposits-via-substrate-heating
#10
Hisay Lama, Madivala G Basavaraj, Dillip K Satapathy
The drying of a sessile drop consisting of colloidal particles and the formation of particulate deposits with spatially periodic cracks were ubiquitous. The drying induced stress, which is generated during the evaporation of a colloidal drop, is released by the formation of cracks. We find that the morphology of cracks formed in particulate films dried at substrate temperature, Tsub = 25 °C is markedly different from that of cracks formed at Tsub > 45 °C. The cracks are disordered in the former case, but ordered and periodic in the latter...
July 17, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713488/dietary-polyphenol-intake-but-not-the-dietary-total-antioxidant-capacity-is-inversely-related-to-cardiovascular-disease-in-postmenopausal-polish-women-results-of-wobasz-and-wobasz-ii-studies
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Anna M Witkowska, Anna Waśkiewicz, Małgorzata E Zujko, Danuta Szcześniewska, Andrzej Pająk, Urszula Stepaniak, Wojciech Drygas
The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between the dietary polyphenol intake (DPI) and the dietary total antioxidant capacity (DTAC) and the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women. Participants were 916 postmenopausal women diagnosed with CVD and 1683 postmenopausal women without history of CVD, who took part in the population-based studies carried out in Poland: WOBASZ (2003-2005) and WOBASZ II (2013-2014). Nutritional data were collected using a single 24-hour dietary recall...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711418/intakes-and-sources-of-dietary-sugars-and-their-association-with-metabolic-and-inflammatory-markers
#12
Laura O'Connor, Fumiaki Imamura, Soren Brage, Simon J Griffin, Nicholas J Wareham, Nita G Forouhi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Associations of dietary sugars with metabolic and inflammatory markers may vary according to the source of the sugars. The aim of this study was to examine the association of dietary sugars from different sources [beverages (liquids), foods (solids), extrinsic (free) or intrinsic (non-free)] with metabolic and inflammatory markers. METHODS: Population-based cross-sectional study of adults in the East of England (n = 9678). Sugar intakes were estimated using food frequency questionnaires...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709512/correlates-of-sleep-quality-and-sleep-duration-in-a-sample-of-urban-dwelling-elderly-nigerian-women
#13
Michael B Fawale, Isiaka Alani Ismaila, Adekunle F Mustapha, Morenikeji A Komolafe, Olanrewaju Ibigbami
OBJECTIVES: Aging, female sex, and urbanization increase the risk of sleep impairment. Sleep in urban-dwelling elderly African women has been sparsely studied. We studied the characteristics and correlates of sleep quality and habitual sleep duration in a primary care population of urban-living Nigerian women. METHODS: Sleep quality and sleep duration over the previous 1 month were estimated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Excessive daytime sleepiness, risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and depressive symptoms were also assessed...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708102/ability-of-soil-isolated-actinobacterial-strains-to-prevent-bind-and-biodegrade-ochratoxin-a
#14
Rachelle El Khoury, Florence Mathieu, Ali Atoui, Hiba Kawtharani, Anthony El Khoury, Charbel Afif, Richard G Maroun, André El Khoury
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is one of the most important mycotoxins, and contaminates several agricultural products, particularly cereals, grapes, maize, barley, spices and coffee. The aim of this project was to reduce the levels of OTA by supplementing the artificially contaminated solutions with seven strains of actinobacteria (AT10, AT8, SN7, MS1, ML5, G10 and PT1) in order to evaluate their capacity for binding and metabolizing the OTA, as well as their ability to reduce the expression of the genes responsible for its production in A...
July 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706745/acute-esophageal-necrosis-in-an-alcoholic-after-successful-resuscitation-from-cardiac-arrest
#15
Amish Shah, Viveksandeep Thoguluva Chandreskar, Ravi Doobay, Arundeep Kahlon, Ioana Amzuta
INTRODUCTION: We present a patient who presented to the ICU after successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest who was subsequently diagnosed with AEN. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old female presented after cardiac arrest in which return of spontaneous circulation was achieved within 7 minutes after the initiation of CPR. She was intubated on the scene and found to have coffee ground emesis in her bathroom when found unresponsive. Due to the hemodynamically significant GI bleed, patient was started on IV proton pump inhibitor, octreotide, and levophed...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704597/are-incident-gallstones-associated-to-sex-dependent-changes-with-age-a-cohort-study
#16
D M Shabanzadeh, S A Holmboe, L T Sørensen, A Linneberg, A-M Andersson, T Jørgensen
Age and female sex have repeatedly been identified as gallstone determinants but the underlying mechanisms are not clarified. The objectives of this study were to determine if changes with age in physiology, lifestyle, or reproductive hormones were associated with incident gallstones. A cohort study of a general population random sample (N = 2366) aged 30-60 years was performed. Participants were ultrasound screened for gallstones in 1982-84 and again in 1993-94. Lifestyle data and blood samples were obtained and re-analyzed in 2004...
July 13, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702426/the-chemical-characteristics-and-immune-modulating-activity-of-polysaccharides-isolated-from-cold-brew-coffee
#17
Kwang-Soon Shin
To elucidate new biological ingredients in cold-brew coffee extracted with cold water, crude polysaccharide (CCP-0) was isolated by ethanol precipitation, and its immune-stimulating activities were assayed. CCP-0 mainly comprised galactose (53.6%), mannose (15.7%), arabinose (11.9%), and uronic acid (12.4%), suggesting that it might exist as a mixture of galactomannan and arabinogalactan. CCP-0 significantly increased cell proliferation on both murine peritoneal macrophages and splenocytes in a dose dependent manner...
June 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699042/is-the-non-sentinel-lymph-node-compartment-the-next-site-for-melanoma-progression-from-the-sentinel-lymph-node-compartment-in-the-regional-nodal-basin
#18
Andrei Rios-Cantu, Ying Lu, Victor Melendez-Elizondo, Michael Chen, Alejandra Gutierrez-Range, Niloofar Fadaki, Suresh Thummala, Carla West-Coffee, James Cleaver, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, Stanley P L Leong
Melanoma patients with additional positive lymph nodes in the completion lymph node dissection (CLND) following a positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy would have a poorer prognosis than patients with no additional positive lymph nodes. We hypothesize that the progression of disease from the SLN to the non-SLN compartment is orderly and is associated with the worsening of the disease status. Thus, the SLN and non-SLN compartments are biologically different in that cancer cells, in general, arrive in the SLN compartment before spreading to the non-SLN compartment...
July 11, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698757/new-safety-margins-for-melanoma-surgery-nice-possibility-for-drinking-of-just-that-cup-of-coffee
#19
Georgi Tchernev, Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva
BACKGROUND: The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC's) skin melanoma surgical treatment recommendations from 2011 are characterised by a prima facie "freedom of choice" regarding how extensive should be the excisions for melanomas with tumour thickness up to 2 mm and melanoma in situ. It is unclear why the recommended surgical security margins vary between 0.5 and 1 cm for melanoma in situ, whereas for melanomas with a tumour thickness of up to 1.99 mm, the range of variation is also between 1 and 2 cm, without specifying when the surgical field should be broader and, narrower, accordingly...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697850/association-between-caffeine-intake-and-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-a%C3%A2-population-based-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Kajio, Takehiro Sugiyama
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether caffeine intake is associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2010. Cox proportional hazards models were used to compare the multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) of participants with a caffeine intake of 10 to 99, 100 to 199, and 200 mg/d or more with those of participants with a caffeine intake of less than 10 mg/d...
July 8, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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