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Hege Berg Henriksen, Monica Hauger Carlsen, Ingvild Paur, Sveinung Berntsen, Siv Kjølsrud Bøhn, Anne Juul Skjetne, Ane Sørlie Kværner, Christine Henriksen, Lene Frost Andersen, Sigbjørn Smeland, Rune Blomhoff
Background: The Norwegian food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG) aim at reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases and promote overall health. We studied the effect of the Norwegian FBDG in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. There is a need for a time-efficient dietary assessment tool measuring adherence to these guidelines in patients treated for dietary dependent cancer, such as CRC patients. Objective: To evaluate a new short food frequency questionnaire (NORDIET-FFQ), developed to estimate adherence to the Norwegian FBDG among CRC patients...
2018: Food & Nutrition Research
Kaushalendra Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Anil Kumar Singh
AIM: To investigate association between socio-demographic characteristics and alcohol consumption in India. METHODS: Analytical data were derived from household surveys conducted by the study team that included 6088 adults in five states of India (male = 3803, female = 2285). The sample was a cross-sectional selected through stratified multistage sampling design. The survey collected data on socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents as well as pattern of alcohol consumption...
February 14, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Junsei Taira, Rin Toyoshima, Nana Ameku, Akira Iguchi, Yasutomo Tamaki
Vanillin is valuable and popular flavor used in foods and cosmetics. Many bacteria species have the ability to decarboxylate substituted cinnamic acids in order to form vanillin. However, the phenolic biotransformation including vanillin production in a common fungus, the Aspergillus luchuensis, which is used in distilled beverages, has not yet been clarified. This study focused on elucidating the vanillin production due to phenolic biotransformation in A. luchuensis during fermentation. The phenolic metabolites were extracted by a solid phase column and they were determined using on LC/MS and LC/MS/MS in a selective ion mode...
March 13, 2018: AMB Express
Parmiss Mojir Shaibani, Hashem Rajab Etayash, Keren Jiang, Amirreza Sohrabi, Mahtab Hassanpourfard, Selvaraj Naicker, Mohtada Sadrzadeh, Thomas Thundat
The growing need to prevent pathogen outbreaks is irrefutable in the case of the food industry. Early detection in products, especially beverages, contaminated with bacterial strains is vital to avoid infected foods from reaching the consumer. If E. coli is pesent in such foods, it can cause infections. It can also be an indicator of the existence of other harmful coliforms. In this study, we have investigated the detection of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in orange juice using a portable nanofiber-light addressable potentiometric sensor (NF-LAPS)...
March 13, 2018: ACS Sensors
Sabine Naudin, Kuanrong Li, Tristan Jaouen, Nada Assi, Cecilie Kyrø, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Vinciane Rebours, Anne-Laure Védié, Heiner Boeing, Rudolf Kaaks, Verena Katzke, Christina Bamia, Androniki Naska, Antonia Trichopoulou, Franco Berrino, Giovanna Tagliabue, Domenico Palli, Salvatore Panico, Rosario Tumino, Carlotta Sacerdote, Petra H Peeters, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio, Inger Torhild Gram, Guri Skeie, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, Miguel Rodríguez-Barranco, Aurelio Barricarte, Jose Ramón Quirós, Miren Dorronsoro, Ingegerd Johansson, Malin Sund, Hanna Sternby, Kathryn E Bradbury, Nick Wareham, Elio Riboli, Marc Gunter, Paul Brennan, Eric J Duell, Pietro Ferrari
Recent evidence suggested a weak relationship between alcohol consumption and pancreatic cancer (PC) risk. In this study, the association between lifetime and baseline alcohol intakes and the risk of PC was evaluated, including the type of alcoholic beverages and potential interaction with smoking. Within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, 1,283 incident PC (57% women) were diagnosed from 476,106 cancer-free participants, followed up for 14 years. Amounts of lifetime and baseline alcohol were estimated through lifestyle and dietary questionnaires, respectively...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Ludmila Vilela Resende, Leticia Kleinhans Pinheiro, Maria Gabriela da Cruz Pedroso Miguel, Cíntia Lacerda Ramos, Danielle Marques Vilela, Rosane Freitas Schwan
The microbial community of artisanal corn fermentation called Chicha were isolated, purified and then identified using protein profile by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) and confirmed by partial ribosomal gene sequencing. Samples from Chicha beverage were chemically characterized by gas and liquid chromatography (HPLC and GC-MS). Aerobic mesophilic bacteria (AMB) (35.8% of total of isolated microorganisms), lactic acid bacteria (LAB) (21.6%) and yeast (42...
March 8, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Shihua Zhang, Liang Zhang, Yijun Wang, Jian Yang, Mingzhi Liao, Shoudong Bi, Zhongwen Xie, Chi-Tang Ho, Xiaochun Wan
Tea is one of the most popular non-alcoholic beverages consumed worldwide. Numerous bioactive constituents of tea were confirmed to possess healthy benefits via the mechanisms of regulating gene expressions or protein activities. However, a complete interacting profile between tea bioactive compounds (TBCs) and their target genes is lacking, which put an obstacle in the study of healthy function of tea. To fill this gap, we developed a database of target genes of TBCs (TBC2target, based on a pharmacophore mapping approach...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Nicholas Stacey, Amit Summan, Aviva Tugendhaft, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Karen Hofman
Introduction: Excise taxes are policy tools that have been applied internationally with some success to reduce consumption of products adversely impacting population health including tobacco, alcohol and increasingly junk foods and sugary beverages. As in other low-income and middle-income countries, South Africa faces a growing burden of lifestyle diseases; accordingly we simulate the impact of multiple excise tax interventions in this setting. Methods: We construct a mathematical model to simulate the health and revenue effects of increased excise taxes, which is adaptable to a variety of settings given its limited data requirements...
2018: BMJ Global Health
Yuliana Rosas Hernández, Luz Arcelia García Serrano, Daniel Tapia Maruri, Antonio Ruperto Jiménez Aparicio, Brenda Hildeliza Camacho Díaz, Martha Lucia Arenas-Ocampo
About 150 species of Agave genus exist in Mexico, including Agave angustifolia Haw, which is used mainly in the agroindustry for producing alcoholic beverages such as mescal, and for obtaining fructan macromolecules (agavin), during the manufacturing process, a by-product, known as bagasse, is formed. Oaxaca's mescal industry produces about 122,696 tons per year of bagasse (Martinez et al, 2013), likewise, this by-product is also formed in a process where macromolecules are obtained in the Center for Development of Biotic Products-IPN (Centro de Desarrollo de Productos Bioticos-IPN (CeProBi-IPN)) (Patent No...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Victor O Lasebikan, Olatunde Ayinde, Mayokun Odunleye
BACKGROUND: There are indications that drinking in outdoor bars, such as at motor-parks, by the roadsides or street corners have become popular in Nigeria. METHOD: Three sets of qualitative assessments were carried out from three outdoor bars, randomly selected from 22 of such in Ibadan, Nigeria. The main sources of data were by direct observation and focus group discussion (FGD), conducted by a non-probabilistic sample of outdoor bar drinkers, alcohol vendors and from community members...
March 6, 2018: BMC Public Health
Titikan Somboon, Sira Sansuk
An alternative approach using visible chemical waves for ethanol determination is presented. The method is based on the dynamic change of chemical waves in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction by perturbation with ethanol. The observablepropagating waves, generatedina Petri dish, can be recorded by using a smartphone camera. The propagating distances are measured from photographic images and then plotted as a function of time to attain the wave velocity. It is found that wave velocities are inversely proportional to ethanol concentrations...
July 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Vasiliki Andreou, Irini F Strati, Charalambos Fotakis, Maria Liouni, Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis, Vassilia J Sinanoglou
Grape marc distillates are traditional alcoholic beverages, produced mostly in the Mediterranean countries. The present study proposes the enrichment of a Greek traditional grape marc distillate (tsikoudia) with selected herbs to enhance its natural antioxidants and functional properties. Total phenolic content, the antiradical and antioxidant activities, as well as the phenolic and sugar profiles using NMR and FT-IR spectroscopy were evaluated. The enrichment of distillates with Syzygium aromaticum L., Jasminum officinale L...
July 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Dami Kang, Youngyo Kim, Youjin Je
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent epidemiological studies have examined associations between various types of non-alcoholic beverage consumption and risk of depression, but the associations were inconsistent. To provide a quantitative assessment of this association, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We searched PubMed and Web of Science databases through February 2017 for eligible studies and examined the reference lists of the retrieved articles...
March 2, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Karen R Siegel, Kai McKeever Bullard, Giuseppina Imperatore, Mohammed K Ali, Ann Albright, Carla I Mercado, Rui Li, Edward W Gregg
OBJECTIVE: We examined the proportion of American adults without type 2 diabetes that engages in lifestyle behaviors known to reduce type 2 diabetes risk. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 3,679 nonpregnant, nonlactating individuals aged ≥20 years without diabetes (self-reported diagnosis or glycated hemoglobin ≥6.5% [8 mmol/mol] or fasting plasma glucose ≥126 mg/dL) and who provided 2 days of reliable dietary data in the 2007-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES)...
March 2, 2018: Diabetes Care
Hossein Alinia, Sara Moradi Tuchayi, Nupur U Patel, Nishit Patel, Olabola Awosika, Naeim Bahrami, Leah A Cardwell, Irma Richardson, Karen E Huang, Steven R Feldman
A variety of triggers are thought to exacerbate rosacea. A validated self-assessment tool and survey was used to study the relationship between rosacea severity and triggers. Subjects were adult patients with a clinical diagnosis of rosacea. Increased severity of disease was significantly associated with consumption of many alcoholic beverages in 1 day and employment at a job requiring extensive sun exposure. The authors' findings may inform physician counseling practices; patients may be provided with practical measures for managing their rosacea, such as limiting alcohol consumption over short periods of time and increasing sun protection, especially in the summer...
April 2018: Dermatologic Clinics
Jaime Moreno-García, Teresa García-Martínez, Juan C Mauricio, Juan Moreno
Yeast immobilization is defined as the physical confinement of intact cells to a region of space with conservation of biological activity. The use of these methodologies for alcoholic fermentation (AF) offers many advantages over the use of the conventional free yeast cell method and different immobilization systems have been proposed so far for different applications, like winemaking. The most studied methods for yeast immobilization include the use of natural supports (e.g., fruit pieces), organic supports (e...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Santiago Benito
Commercial Saccharomyces strains are usually inoculated to ferment alcoholic beverages due to their ability to convert all fermentable sugars into ethanol. However, modern trends in winemaking have turned toward less known, non-Saccharomyces yeast species. These species perform the first stages of natural spontaneous fermentation and play important roles in wine variety. New alcoholic fermentation trends have begun to consider objectives other than alcohol production to improve flavor diversity. This review explores the influence of the most used and commercialized non-Saccharomyces yeast, Torulaspora delbrueckii, on fermentation quality parameters, such as ethanol, glycerol, volatile acidity, volatile profile, succinic acid, mannoproteins, polysaccharides, color, anthocyanins, amino acids, and sensory perception...
February 28, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Freya Thiel, Brian D Ostafin, Jana R Uppendahl, Lenka J Wichmann, Marco Schlosser, Marije Aan Het Rot
RATIONALE: Drinking alcohol is associated with various interpersonal effects, including effects on cognitive empathy. Empathic accuracy (EA) is a form of cognitive empathy concerned with perceivers' accuracy in inferring a target's thoughts and feelings. The effects of alcohol on EA have not previously been studied. OBJECTIVES: We examined the effect of a moderate alcohol dose on EA in social drinkers. METHODS: Fifty-four men with varying levels of hazardous drinking according to the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) participated in a randomized, double-blind, between-group study...
February 28, 2018: Psychopharmacology
Juliana Araujo Teixeira, Teresa Gontijo Castro, Cameron C Grant, Clare R Wall, Ana Lúcia da Silva Castro, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Sandra Elisabete Vieira, Silvia Regina Dias Medici Saldiva, Dirce Maria Marchioni
BACKGROUND: Women's health during their reproductive years and whilst pregnant has implications for their children's health, both in utero and during childhood. Associations of women's pre-pregnancy dietary patterns (DP) with maternal socio-demographic characteristics and nutrient intake were investigated in ProcriAr cohort study in São Paulo/Brazil, 2012. METHODS: The DPs of 454 women were investigated by principal component factor analysis, using dietary information from a validated 110-item food frequency questionnaire...
March 1, 2018: BMC Public Health
Matthias Eder, Isabelle Sanchez, Claire Brice, Carole Camarasa, Jean-Luc Legras, Sylvie Dequin
BACKGROUND: The volatile metabolites produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae during alcoholic fermentation, which are mainly esters, higher alcohols and organic acids, play a vital role in the quality and perception of fermented beverages, such as wine. Although the metabolic pathways and genes behind yeast fermentative aroma formation are well described, little is known about the genetic mechanisms underlying variations between strains in the production of these aroma compounds. To increase our knowledge about the links between genetic variation and volatile production, we performed quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping using 130 F2-meiotic segregants from two S...
March 1, 2018: BMC Genomics
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