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Sabeeh A Baig, M Justin Byron, Allison J Lazard, Noel T Brewer
Introduction: The U.S. Tobacco Control Act restricts advertising or labeling that suggests one tobacco product is less harmful than another. We sought to examine how "organic," "natural," and "additive-free" advertising claims and corresponding disclaimers affect perceptions of cigarettes' harm. Methods: Participants were a national probability sample of adults in the U.S. (n = 1,114, including 344 smokers). We conducted a 5 (claim) × 2 (disclaimer) between-subjects factorial experiment...
February 26, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Huu H Huynh, Clara Roessle, Hélène Sauvageon, Alain Plé, Isabelle Madelaine, Catherine Thieblemont, Samia Mourah, Lauriane Goldwirt
BACKGROUND: Idelalisib is the first orally active selective phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta inhibitor approved by Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency in 2014 for the treatment of several types of blood cancer. Idelalisib is widely used as a monotherapy or in combination with rituximab, bendamustine, or ofatumumab with a significant efficacy. However, idelalisib has shown increased risk of infection and a higher frequency of serious adverse events. It may be useful to determine idelalisib concentration in human plasma to adjust dose and to manage adverse effects in clinical practice...
April 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Bret Cooper, Nazrul Islam, Yunfeng Xu, Hunter S Beard, Wesley M Garrett, Ganyu Gu, Xiangwu Nou
Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterial, food-borne pathogen of humans, can contaminate raw fruits and vegetables. While physical and chemical methods are available to control S. aureus, scientists are searching for inhibitory phytochemicals from plants. One promising compound from pomegranate is punicalagin, a natural antibiotic. To get a broader understanding of the inhibitory effect of punicalagin on S. aureus growth, we used high-throughput mass spectrometry and quantitative isobaric labeling to investigate the proteome of S...
March 12, 2018: Proteomics
Elise M Faber, Paulien M van Kampen, Agnes Clement-de Boers, Euphemia Cam Houdijk, Daniëlle Cm van der Kaay
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the order of intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fat on postprandial glucose levels in children with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our hypothesis was that postprandial glucose levels would be lower when fat and protein are consumed prior to carbohydrates, compared to a meal where all macronutrients are combined. METHODS: A randomized, open-label, within-subject crossover study was conducted. Twenty patients aged 7 to 17 years diagnosed with T1D for >1 year consumed 2 isocaloric meals (with similar composition) in random order...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Diabetes
María Jesús Martínez Bueno, Francisco José Díaz-Galiano, Łukasz Rajski, Víctor Cutillas, Amadeo R Fernández-Alba
In the last decade, the consumption trend of organic food has increased dramatically worldwide. However, the lack of reliable chemical markers to discriminate between organic and conventional products makes this market susceptible to food fraud in products labeled as "organic". Metabolomic fingerprinting approach has been demonstrated as the best option for a full characterization of metabolome occurring in plants, since their pattern may reflect the impact of both endogenous and exogenous factors...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
Sümeyye Güzel, Alev Keser, Şükrü Hatun
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the nutritional values of some low-nutrition packaged foods widely sold in supermarkets and encouraged for consumption. METHODS: The study used 435 packaged foods from six hypermarkets with high sale capacities in Ankara to analyze their contents of energy/total fat/saturated fat/carbohydrate/sugar/salt based on label information. RESULTS: Among the products in the scope of the study, the highest values were found in chocolates for fat (33...
March 10, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
Katrina J Allen, Steve L Taylor
Precautionary allergen labeling (PAL) also known as "may contain" labeling has been applied to many packaged food products around the world. PAL is a voluntary form of labeling whose original intent was to help ensure that packaged foods were as safe as possible for allergic consumers by alerting them to the possible presence of allergen residues resulting from the use of shared processing equipment, shared processing facilities, or other industry practices. However, the proliferation of PAL and the myriad of various phrasing used as PAL statements are confusing to consumers and serve to diminish their quality of life...
March 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Gudrun Ravetz
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March 10, 2018: Veterinary Record
Anita H Clayton, Sheryl A Kingsberg, Irwin Goldstein
INTRODUCTION: Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) often has a negative impact on the health and quality of life of women; however, many women do not mention-let alone discuss-this issue with their physicians. Providers of gynecologic services have the opportunity to address this subject with their patients. AIM: To review the diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of low sexual desire in women with a focus on strategies that can be used efficiently and effectively in the clinic...
March 6, 2018: Sexual Medicine
Tatsuya Tominaga
Bacteria of the genera Klebsiella and Raoultella, which are present in foods and the natural environment, are associated with health hazards in humans. In the present study, two types of strips-based methods were developed to detect these bacteria simply and quickly. One method used lateral-flow test strips (LFTS) in combination with anti-Klebsiella antibodies labeled with palladium nanoparticles that bind to target bacteria, allowing their visualization. In the other, the antibodies were immobilized on nitrocellulose membranes, and urease activity was measured using an ion sensitive field effect transistor pH sensor...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
Kristina A Carter, Claudia González-Vallejo
Current food labels include comprehensive nutritional information, but evaluations of their effects on judgments of nutritional quality and food choice are scarce. Building on previous empirical research that demonstrated that amount and complexity of information is negatively related to judgment accuracy, this study used an experimental design to evaluate nutritional information labels of varying complexity. Lens model analysis (Brunswik, 1952; Cooksey, 1996; Hammond, 1955; Stewart, 1976) was used to study the judgment process...
March 5, 2018: Appetite
Wolfgang Schwack, Elodie Pellissier, Gertrud Morlock
Food authenticity and food safety are of high importance to organizations as well as to the food industry to ensure an accurate labeling of food products. Respective analytical methods should provide a fast screening and a reliable cost-efficient quantitation. HPTLC was pointed out as key analytical technique in this field. A new HPTLC method applying caffeine-impregnated silica gel plates was developed for eight most frequently found fat-soluble azo dyes unauthorizedly added to spices, spice mixtures, pastes, sauces, and palm oils...
March 7, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Koji Sato, Peter W Sorensen
Although it is well established that the olfactory epithelium of teleost fish detects at least 6 classes of biologically-relevant odorants using five types of olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs), little is understood about the specificity of individual OSNs and thus how they encode identity of natural odors. In this study we used in vivo extracellular single-unit recording to examine the odor-responsiveness and physiological characteristics of 109 individual OSNs in mature male goldfish to a broad range of biological odorants including feeding stimuli (amino acids, polyamines, nucleotides), sex pheromones (sex steroids, prostaglandins) and a putative social cue (bile acids)...
March 3, 2018: Chemical Senses
Jianhong Ma, Zhenxin Zhu, Xiao Chen, Yan Guo, Huansheng Zhang, Yuyan Zhang, Jiajie Zang
OBJECTIVE: To understand parents' knowledge and use of nutrition labelling and to explore its associated factors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Two schools providing a nine-year educational programme in Putuo District, Shanghai, China, were selected for the study. Information was included on demographic data and knowledge of the Chinese Food Pagoda. SUBJECTS: Students and their parents (n 1770) participated in a questionnaire survey...
March 7, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
Long Hoang Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Hoa Thi Do, Anh Kim Dang, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Carl A Latkin, Melvyn W B Zhang, Roger C M Ho
Calories and nutrition labeling on restaurant menus are powerful policy interventions to reduce the burden of obesity epidemic. However, the success of this policy requires an assurance of equal benefits among customers with different characteristics, especially people at a higher risk of poor health outcomes and eating habits. This study examined the sociodemographic disparities in the attitude and preference for calories and nutrition labeling on menus among customers in various food facilities. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1746 customers of food facilities in Hanoi, Vietnam, who were recruited by using a multistage sampling method...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
D Li, J Yufeng Yang, T Wang, S Shen, H Tang
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a safety communication requiring new warnings of increased leg and foot amputation risk be added to canagliflozin drug labelling. However, the risk associated with other sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) remains uncertain. AIM: This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the potential risks of diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) and amputation associated with SGLT2i. METHODS: Relevant databases were searched from inception to June 14, 2017 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated risks of DFS and amputation associated with SGLT2i use...
February 13, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism
Shuhua Deng, Xiuqing Zhu, Bin Sun, Jinqing Hu, Dewei Shang, Weijia Chen, Haoyang Lu, Xiaojia Ni, Ming Zhang, Zhanzhang Wang, Yuguan Wen, Chang Qiu
The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and relative risk of off-label prescription of antidepressants in Chinese pediatric outpatients according to China Food and Drug Administration (C-FDA) and USFDA regulations. Medical records of 18 459 pediatric outpatients were identified between 2013 and 2015. Patient characteristics, prevalence of off-label antidepressant prescriptions, and relative risk factors associated with off-label prescribing were analyzed. The results indicate that patients aged from 12 to 17 years account for 88...
March 2, 2018: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
William B White, Peter Kowey, Ulysses Diva, Mark Sostek, Raj Tummala
BACKGROUND: Naloxegol is a novel selective, peripherally acting μ-opioid receptor antagonist for treating opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with chronic pain syndromes. We analyzed the cardiovascular (CV) safety of naloxegol based on data from its development program prior to approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2015. METHODS: Comprehensive CV safety analyses were performed in 4 clinical studies of naloxegol (12.5 and/or 25 mg) in patients with noncancer pain and OIC: two 12-week, double-blind, randomized studies; a 12-week, double-blind, extension study; and a 52-week, randomized, open-label study versus usual care...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Sarah Fitzgerald, Aileen Murphy, Ann Kirby, Fiona Geaney, Ivan J Perry
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the costs, benefits and cost-effectiveness of complex workplace dietary interventions, involving nutrition education and system-level dietary modification, from the perspective of healthcare providers and employers. DESIGN: Single-study economic evaluation of a cluster-controlled trial (Food Choice at Work (FCW) study) with 1-year follow-up. SETTING: Four multinational manufacturing workplaces in Cork, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: 517 randomly selected employees (18-65 years) from four workplaces...
March 3, 2018: BMJ Open
Chengquan Wang, Jing Qian, Keqi An, Chanchan Ren, Xiaoting Lu, Nan Hao, Qian Liu, Henan Li, Xingyi Huang, Kun Wang
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), one of the most common mycotoxins in food matrixes, has been identified as the most toxic contaminant with mutagenic, teratogenic, immunosuppressive, and carcinogenic effects. In this work, a magnetically assembled aptasensing device has been designed for label-free determination of AFB1 by employing a disposable screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE) covered with a designed polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) film as the micro electrolytic cell. The magnetically controlled bio-probes were firstly prepared by immobilization of the thiolated aptamers on the Fe3 O4 @Au magnetic beads, which was rapidly assembled on the working electrode of SPCE within 10 s, by using a magnet placed at the opposite side...
February 28, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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