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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811792/antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-of-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-patients-of-respiratory-tract-infections-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-peshawar
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Abdul Samad, Tanveer Ahmed, Afaq Rahim, Abdul Khalil, Iftikhar Ali
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the prevalence and susceptibility pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates in patients suffering from respiratory tract infection. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted from January to December 2014 in Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar. A total of 615 sputum samples were collected from both in and out-patients. Sputum samples were collected as per standard procedure and were inoculated on Blood, MacConkey and Chocolate agar...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810433/ultra-brief-non-expert-delivered-defusion-and-acceptance-exercises-for-food-cravings-a-partial-replication-study
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Lee Hulbert-Williams, Nick J Hulbert-Williams, Wendy Nicholls, Sian Williamson, Jivone Poonia, Kevin D Hochard
Food cravings are a common barrier to losing weight. This article presents a randomised comparison of non-expert group-delivered ultra-brief defusion and acceptance interventions against a distraction control. A total of 63 participants were asked to carry a bag of chocolates for a week while trying to resist the temptation to eat them. A behavioural rebound measure was administered. Each intervention out-performed control in respect of consumption, but not cravings. These techniques may have a place in the clinical management of food cravings...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805091/a-comparison-of-two-low-calorie-sweeteners-and-sugar-in-dark-chocolate-on-sensory-attributes-and-emotional-conceptualisations
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Sofie Lagast, Hans De Steur, Joachim J Schouteten, Xavier Gellynck
Reducing sugar consumption is an important aspect in the prevention of and fight against obesity. A broader understanding of consumers' perceptions of low-calorie sweeteners is needed. This study examined two low-calorie sweeteners, tagatose and stevia, in comparison to sugar in dark chocolate. A total of 219 consumers participated in this study and rated overall liking and sensory attributes. Participants also listed their emotional conceptualisations upon consumption and were assessed on emotional eating behaviour and health and taste attitudes...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801775/plasticizers-and-bisphenol-a-in-packaged-foods-sold-in-the-tunisian-markets-study-of-their-acute-in-vivo-toxicity-and-their-environmental-fate
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Asma Beltifa, Anouar Feriani, Monia Machreki, Asma Ghorbel, Lakhdar Ghazouani, Giuseppa Di Bella, Joris Van Loco, Tim Reyns, Hedi Ben Mansour
Today, processed and packaged foods are considered as among the major sources of human exposure to plasticizers and bisphenol which migrate from plastic packing. In the present study, a wide range of food products sold on the Tunisian market such as grain and grain products, milk and dairy products, fats and oil, drink, fish, and sweets have been analyzed firstly in order to identify the presence of phthalates and bisphenol. Then, the identified chemical molecules were studied for their environmental fate and tested in vivo for its toxicity in mice models...
August 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797701/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-associations-between-different-exercise-types-and-food-cravings-in-free-living-healthy-young-adults
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Clemens Drenowatz, Line H Evensen, Linda Ernstsen, John E Blundell, Gregory A Hand, Robin P Shook, James R Hébert, Stephanie Burgess, Steven N Blair
INTRODUCTION: An increase in energy intake due to alterations in hedonic appetite sensations may, at least in part, contribute to lower-than-expected weight loss in exercise interventions. The aim of this study was to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between habitual exercise participation and food cravings in free-living young adults. METHODS: A total of 417 adults (49% male, 28 ± 4 years) reported frequency and duration of walking, aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and other exercise at baseline and every 3 months over a 12-month period...
August 7, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797048/objective-quantification-of-the-food-proximity-effect-on-grapes-chocolate-and-cracker-consumption-in-a-swedish-high-school-a-temporal-analysis
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Billy Langlet, Petter Fagerberg, Andrew Glossner, Ioannis Ioakimidis
Close food proximity leads to increased short-term energy intake, potentially contributing to the long-term development of obesity. However, its precise effects on eating behaviour are still unclear, especially with food available for extended periods of time. This study involved two similar high school student groups (15-17 years old), which had ad libitum access to grapes, chocolates and crackers during an hour-long experimental session. In the distal condition the foods were placed 6 meters away from the students (n = 24), in contrast to the proximal condition (n = 17) were the food was placed near the students...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796168/reply-comment-on-chocolate-consumption-and-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-stroke-and-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies-nutrients-2017-9-688
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Sheng Yuan, Jinping Lu
To the editor, We would like to thank Dr. Hurtado-Torres for his valuable comments on our article entitled "Chocolate Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies", which was published in Nutrients in July 2017 [1]. [...].
August 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794213/brachial-and-cerebrovascular-functions-are-enhanced-in-postmenopausal-women-after-ingestion-of-chocolate-with-a-high-concentration-of-cocoa
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Channa E Marsh, Howard H Carter, Kym J Guelfi, Kurt J Smith, Kerryn E Pike, Louise H Naylor, Daniel J Green
Background: Cocoa contains polyphenols that are thought to be beneficial for vascular health.Objective: We assessed the impact of chocolate containing distinct concentrations of cocoa on cerebrovascular function and cognition.Methods: Using a counterbalanced within-subject design, we compared the acute impact of consumption of energy-matched chocolate containing 80%, 35%, and 0% single-origin cacao on vascular endothelial function, cognition, and cerebrovascular function in 12 healthy postmenopausal women (mean ± SD age: 57...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792459/comment-on-chocolate-consumption-and-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-stroke-and-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies-nutrients-2017-9-688
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Gilberto F Hurtado-Torres
Shen Yuan et al. [1] highlight the protective cardiometabolic effects of chocolate intake. Without doubt, their work contributes to support evidence about the salutary and wide protective effects of chocolate compounds, particularly flavanols and its derivatives.[...].
August 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782571/encouraging-bigger-picture-thinking-in-an-intervention-to-target-multiple-obesogenic-health-behaviours
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Laura J Rennie, Ayse K Uskul
Research has shown that use of the third-person perspective to visualise a behaviour results in increased motivation to engage in the behaviour relative to the first-person perspective. This effect is claimed to operate in part because the third-person perspective leads the individual to "see the bigger picture", linking the visualised behaviour to broader goals and identities. Reasoning that this effect could be harnessed to encourage engaging in multiple behaviours that serve the same broader goal, the present study manipulated the visual perspective participants used to imagine themselves exercising, and assessed effects on cognitions and behaviour related to both exercising and healthy eating...
August 4, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781181/cadmium-bioaccumulation-and-gastric-bioaccessibility-in-cacao-a-field-study-in-areas-impacted-by-oil-activities-in-ecuador
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F Barraza, E Schreck, T Lévêque, G Uzu, F López, J Ruales, J Prunier, A Marquet, L Maurice
Cacao from South America is especially used to produce premium quality chocolate. Although the European Food Safety Authority has not established a limit for cadmium (Cd) in chocolate raw material, recent studies demonstrate that Cd concentrations in cacao beans can reach levels higher than the legal limits for dark chocolate (0.8 mg kg(-1), effective January 1st, 2019). Despite the fact that the presence of Cd in agricultural soils is related to contamination by fertilizers, other potential sources must be considered in Ecuador...
August 3, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777691/behavioral-effect-of-sterculia-apetala-seed-oil-consumption-in-male-zucker-rats
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Socorro Herrera-Meza, Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa, Armando J Martínez, Grecia Herrera-Meza, Rafael Fernández-Demeneghi, Karla Reyes-Saldaña, Rosa María Oliart-Ros
Sterculia apetala (order: Malvales, family: Sterculiaceae) seed oil contains two cyclopropene fatty acids: sterculic and malvalic acid. Both positive and negative effects have been associated with the consumption of sterculic oil. In Mexico, S. apetala seeds are consumed after being boiled or roasted, used as chocolate flavoring, and utilized as animal fodder. Therefore, it is important to evaluate whether the consumption of this seed has a negative impact on the organism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of administration of sterculic oil, during an 8-week period, on anxiety-like behavior and spontaneous locomotor activity in Zucker rats, analyzed through light/dark and open-field tests...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772082/food-sources-of-sodium-saturated-fat-and-added-sugar-in-the-physical-activity-and-nutrition-for-diabetes-in-alberta-panda-trial
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Ghada Asaad, Catherine B Chan
Diabetic patients may find it difficult to achieve recommended nutrient intakes embedded within dietary guidelines. The objective of this analysis was to document total sodium, saturated fat and added sugar intake as well as the main food sources of these nutrients in Canadian adults with type 2 diabetes before and after an intervention focused on healthy eating. Participants were enrolled in a single-arm dietary intervention trial designed to improve glycemic control and adherence to dietary recommendations...
August 3, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764077/levels-of-lead-in-foods-from-the-first-french-total-diet-study-on-infants-and-toddlers
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Thierry Guérin, Emilie Le Calvez, Julie Zinck, Nawel Bemrah, Véronique Sirot, Jean-Charles Leblanc, Rachida Chekri, Marion Hulin, Laurent Noël
Infants and toddlers are highly vulnerable to exposure to lead due to its higher absorption in small children than in adults. This study describes the optimisation and validation of a very sensitive method for the determination of low levels of lead in foods mostly consumed by infants and toddlers. This method, based on inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry with a programmable temperature cyclonic spray chamber, attained a limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.6 or 0.9µgPbkg(-1) for a liquid or a solid sample, that was improved by a factor 5...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762033/inducible-somatic-embryogenesis-in-theobroma-cacao-achieved-using-the-dex-activatable-transcription-factor-glucocorticoid-receptor-fusion
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Morgan E Shires, Sergio L Florez, Tina S Lai, Wayne R Curtis
OBJECTIVES: To carry out mass propagation of superior plants to improve agricultural and silvicultural production though advancements in plant cell totipotency, or the ability of differentiated somatic plant cells to regenerate an entire plant. RESULTS: The first demonstration of a titratable control over somatic embryo formation in a commercially relevant plant, Theobroma cacao (Chocolate tree), was achieved using a dexamethasone activatable chimeric transcription factor...
July 31, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757311/impacts-of-maternal-diet-and-exercise-on-offspring-behavior-and-body-weights
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Virginia C Moser, Katherine L McDaniel, Emily A Woolard, Pamela M Phillips, Jason N Franklin, Christopher J Gordon
Human and animal studies indicate that maternal obesity can negatively impact aspects of metabolism and neurodevelopment in the offspring. Not known, however, is whether maternal exercise can alter these adverse outcomes. In this study, Long-Evans female rats were provided a high fat (60%; HFD) or control diet (CD) 44days before mating and throughout gestation and lactation. Running wheels were available to half of each diet group during the gestational period only, resulting in four conditions: CD diet with (CDRW) or without (sedentary; CDSED) exercise, and HFD with (HFRW) or without (HFSED) exercise...
July 27, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755953/kidney-toxicity-related-to-herbs-and-dietary-supplements-online-table-of-case-reports-part-3-of-5-series
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Amy Christine Brown
BACKGROUND: No tabular summary of potentially life-threatening, kidney-toxic dietary supplements (DS; includes herbs) based on PubMed case reports is currently available online and continually updated to forewarn United States consumers, clinicians, and companies manufacturing DS. The purpose of this review was to create an online research summary table of kidney toxicity case reports related to DS. METHODS: Documented PubMed case reports (1966 to May 2016, and cross-referencing) of DS appearing to contribute to kidney toxicity were listed in "DS Toxic Tables...
September 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747831/optimization-of-sugar-replacement-with-date-syrup-in-prebiotic-chocolate-milk-using-response-surface-methodology
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Sahar Kazemalilou, Ainaz Alizadeh
Chocolate milk is one of the most commonly used non-fermentative dairy products, which, due to high level of sucrose, could lead to diabetes and tooth decay among children. Therefore, it is important to replace sucrose with other types of sweeteners, especially, natural ones. In this research, response surface methodology (RSM) was used to optimize the ingredients formulation of prebiotic chocolate milk, date syrup as sweetener (4-10%w/w), inulin as prebiotic texturizer (0-0.5%w/w) and carrageenan as thickening agent (0-0...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745470/effects-of-taurine-on-markers-of-muscle-damage-inflammatory-response-and-physical-performance-in-triathletes
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Bryan S Martinez Galan, Flavia Giolo de Carvalho, Priscila Carvalho Santos, Ronaldo Bucken Gobbi, Carlos Kalva-Filho, Marcelo Papoti, Adelino Sanchez Silva, Ellen C Freitas
BACKGROUND: The practice of prolonged exercise with high intensity, as seen in triathlon training, can cause physiological imbalances that might result in muscle fatigue, muscle damage and changes in systemic inflammatory response, thus reduce the athletes physical performance, therefore, both adequate total caloric and macronutrient intake also the use of a specific ergogenic aid, as taurine supplementation would be an alternative to prevent inflammation and muscle damage. In order to verify the effects of 8 weeks of taurine and chocolate milk supplementation, markers of muscle damage, inflammation, and aerobic capacity were quantified in triathletes...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736213/beyond-expectations-the-responses-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system-to-visual-food-cues
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Luz Verastegui-Tena, Aurelia Schulte-Holierhoek, Hans van Trijp, Betina Piqueras-Fiszman
Self-report measures rely on cognitive and rational processes and may not, therefore, be the most suitable tools to investigate implicit or unconscious factors within a sensory experience. The responses from the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which are not susceptible to bias due to their involuntary nature, may provide a better insight. Expectations are important for the consumer-product interaction and should be considered. However, research using ANS responses has not focused thoroughly on expectations...
July 20, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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