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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548622/fungal-contamination-in-green-coffee-beans-samples-a-public-health-concern
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Carla Viegas, Cátia Pacífico, Tiago Faria, Ana Cebola de Oliveira, Liliana Aranha Caetano, Elisabete Carolino, Anita Quintal Gomes, Susana Viegas
Studies on the microbiology of coffee cherries and beans have shown that the predominant toxigenic fungal genera (Aspergillus and Penicillium) are natural coffee contaminants. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of fungi in Coffea arabica L. (Arabica coffee) and Coffea canephora L. var. robusta (Robusta coffee) green coffee samples obtained from different sources at the pre-roasting stage. Twenty-eight green coffee samples from different countries of origin (Brazil, Timor, Honduras, Angola, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, India, and Uganda) were evaluated...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541054/review-of-teas-cocoa-and-coffee-plant-secondary-metabolites-and-health-teas-cocoa-and-coffee-plant-secondary-metabolites-and-health-edited-by-alan-crozier-hiroshi-ashihara-and-francisco-tom%C3%A3-s-barb%C3%A3-ran-john-wiley-sons-ltd-west-sussex-uk-2011-x-252-pp-228-18
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531805/troxerutin-txn-potentiated-5-fluorouracil-5-fu-treatment-of-human-gastric-cancer-through-suppressing-stat3-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-bcl-2-signaling-pathways
#3
Gui-Yun Xu, Xiao-Jun Tang
Gastric cancer still presents a significant problem for public health worldwide. Troxerutin (TXN), a flavonoid present in tea, coffee, cereal grains, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, exhibits various pharmacological and biological activities in vitro and in vivo. We investigated the ability of TXN to reverse the in vitro and in vivo drug resistance of human gastric cancer cells, which were resistant to treatment of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU). 5-Fu is a pyrimidine analog, which is widely used in the treatment of cancers...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507563/can-coffee-consumption-lower-the-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-literature-review
#4
Regina Wierzejska
In light of the fact that the number of elderly citizens in society is steadily increasing, the search for dietary factors which might prolong mental agility is growing in significance. Coffee, together with its main ingredient, caffeine, has been the focus of much attention from various researchers, as data on its beneficial effects on human health continue to accumulate. Most reports indicate that moderate coffee consumption may in fact lower the risk for common neurodegenerative conditions, i.e. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486942/habitual-coffee-consumption-and-genetic-predisposition-to-obesity-gene-diet-interaction-analyses-in-three-us-prospective-studies
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Tiange Wang, Tao Huang, Jae H Kang, Yan Zheng, Majken K Jensen, Janey L Wiggs, Louis R Pasquale, Charles S Fuchs, Hannia Campos, Eric B Rimm, Walter C Willett, Frank B Hu, Lu Qi
BACKGROUND: Whether habitual coffee consumption interacts with the genetic predisposition to obesity in relation to body mass index (BMI) and obesity is unknown. METHODS: We analyzed the interactions between genetic predisposition and habitual coffee consumption in relation to BMI and obesity risk in 5116 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS), in 9841 women from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS), and in 5648 women from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)...
May 9, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485305/occupational-dermatoses-an-asian-perspective
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Riti Bhatia, Vinod Kumar Sharma
Occupational dermatoses contribute to a significant portion of work-related diseases, especially in Asia, where a major portion of the workforce is in the unorganized sector. This review article is focussed on the frequency and pattern of occupational skin diseases reported across Asian countries and type of allergens implicated in different occupations. The literature was searched systematically using key words 'occupational dermatoses,' 'occupational skin disease' and name of each Asian country. Ninty five full-text articles were considered relevant and evaluated...
May 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481283/beverage-intake-smoking-behavior-and-alcohol-consumption-in-contemporary-china-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-the-2011-china-health-and-nutrition-survey
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Yen-Han Lee, Zhi Wang, Timothy C Chiang, Ching-Ti Liu
Chinese residents enjoy various types of beverages in their daily life. With the rapid Westernization of contemporary China, several adverse health concerns-such as diabetes linked to sweetened beverages-have emerged. Until now, no research that examines associations between beverage consumption and smoking/drinking behaviors has been made available, despite the large Chinese populations partaking in such activities. We conducted a cross-sectional study to explore the association between beverage intake frequencies and smoking/drinking behaviors in 12,634 adult respondents who participated in the latest wave (2011) of the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS)...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479483/coffee-and-autoimmunity-more-than-a-mere-hot-beverage
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REVIEW
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Coffee is one of the world's most consumed beverage. In the last decades, coffee consumption has attracted a huge body of research due to its impact on health. Recent scientific evidences showed that coffee intake could be associated with decreased mortality from cardiovascular and neurological diseases, diabetes type II, as well as from endometrial and liver cancer, among others. In this review, on the basis of available data in the literature, we aimed to investigate the association between coffee intake and its influence on the immune system and the insurgence of the most relevant autoimmune diseases...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469546/relative-validation-of-a-food-frequency-questionnaire-to-estimate-food-intake-in-an-adult-population
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Nina Steinemann, Leticia Grize, Katrin Ziesemer, Peter Kauf, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Christine Brombach
Background: Scientifically valid descriptions of dietary intake at population level are crucial for investigating diet effects on health and disease. Food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) are the most common dietary tools used in large epidemiological studies. Objective: To examine the relative validity of a newly developed FFQ to be used as dietary assessment tool in epidemiological studies. Design: Validity was evaluated by comparing the FFQ and a 4-day weighed food record (4-d FR) at nutrient and food group levels, Spearman's correlations, Bland-Altman analysis and Wilcoxon rank sum tests were used...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465612/incidence-worsening-and-risk-factors-of-daytime-sleepiness-in-a-population-based-5-year-longitudinal-study
#10
I Jaussent, C M Morin, H Ivers, Y Dauvilliers
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is highly prevalent in the general population; however little is known about its evolution and predictors. Our objectives were to document its natural history, provide estimates of its prevalence, incidence and persistence rates, and to identify predictors of increased daytime sleepiness (DS) in a longitudinal community study of 2157 adults over 5 years. Participants completed postal assessment at baseline and at each yearly follow-up. DS was evaluated by the Epworth Sleepiness scale (ESS)...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464999/light-coffee-consumption-is-protective-against-sarcopenia-but-frequent-coffee-consumption-is-associated-with-obesity-in-korean-adults
#11
Jeong-Hyeon Kim, Yong Soon Park
Few studies have examined the effects of coffee on body composition in the general population. In this cross-sectional study, we hypothesized that coffee consumption is protective against obesity and sarcopenia in Korean adults. The study included 6906 subjects aged ≥40 years who participated in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2009-2010. Body composition was measured using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, and obesity was determined according to the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC)...
April 19, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458989/migration-of-aluminum-from-food-contact-materials-to-food-a-health-risk-for-consumers-part-i-of-iii-exposure-to-aluminum-release-of-aluminum-tolerable-weekly-intake-twi-toxicological-effects-of-aluminum-study-design-and-methods
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Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn, Hubertus Brunn
BACKGROUND: In spite of the prevalence of aluminum in nature, no organism has been found to date which requires this element for its biological functions. The possible health risks to human beings resulting from uptake of aluminum include detrimental effects to the hemopoietic system, the nervous system and bones. Aluminum is used in many fields and occurs in numerous foodstuffs. Food contact materials containing aluminum represent an anthropogenic source of dietary aluminum. RESULTS: As a result of their frequent use in private households a study was undertaken to detect migration of this metal to foodstuffs from drink containers, coffee pots, grill pans, and camping cookware made of aluminum...
2017: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458988/migration-of-aluminum-from-food-contact-materials-to-food-a-health-risk-for-consumers-part-ii-of-iii-migration-of-aluminum-from-drinking-bottles-and-moka-pots-made-of-aluminum-to-beverages
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Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn, Hubertus Brunn
BACKGROUND: Drinking bottles and stove-top moka pots made of aluminum have become very popular. Storing drinks in bottles and preparing coffee in a moka pot may result in the migration of aluminum to the beverage. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: In a systematic study of aluminum drinking bottles, it has been shown that drinking a mixture of apple juice and mineral water in an aluminum bottle may reach 86.6% of the total weekly intake (TWI) for adults, and drinking tea from an aluminum bottle may exceed the TWI (145%) for a child weighing 15 kg...
2017: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455260/tas2r38-and-ca6-genetic-polymorphisms-frequency-of-bitter-food-intake-and-blood-biomarkers-among-elderly-woman
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Joanna Mikołajczyk-Stecyna, Anna M Malinowska, Agata Chmurzynska
OBJECTIVE: Taste sensitivity is one of the most important biological determinants of food choice. Three SNPs of the TAS2R38 gene (rs713598, rs1726866, and rs10246939) give rise to two common haplotypes: PAV and AVI. These haplotypes, as well as an SNP within the CA6 gene (rs2274333) that encodes carbonic anhydrase VI (CA6), correlate with bitterness perception. The extent of consumption of bitter food may influence some health outcomes. The aim of this study is thus to investigate the impact of the TAS2R38 and CA6 genetic polymorphisms on the choice of bitter food, BMI, blood lipoprotein, and glucose concentrations as well as systemic inflammation in elderly women...
April 25, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451023/-prevalence-of-smoking-among-doctors-and-paramedical-staff-in-hospital-university-center-mohammed-vi-marrakech
#15
Farid Badri, Hafsa Sajiai, Lamyae Amro
Smoking is a major public health problem. Doctors and paramedical staff are not excluded from this plague. Smoking ban in hospitals originated from government effort to reduce passive smoking. The objectives were to evaluate smoking habits among doctors and paramedical staff in order to implement tobacco control strategy in this study population and to refer them to the smoking-cessation counselling. We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study of the entire staff of the Hospital University Center Mohammed VI, Marrakech based on the distribution of anonymous questionnaires...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438035/dual-burden-of-malnutrition-among-adolescents-of-smallholder-coffee-farming-households-of-jimma-zone-southwest-ethiopia
#16
Kalkidan Hassen, Getu Gizaw, Tefera Belachew
BACKGROUND: Substantial evidence is emerging on the coexistence of double burden of malnutrition on adolescents of low-income countries, shaping the health challenges of upcoming adult generation for the worst. Whether nutritional status markers of adolescents in the cash crop setting are at par with economic gains remain uncertain so far. Thus, we investigated the nutritional outcomes of adolescents and its determinants in coffee farming households. METHODS: The survey was carried out in 3 top coffee-producing districts of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia...
January 1, 2017: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437428/prevalence-of-alcohol-use-disorders-among-under-and-post-graduate-healthcare-students-in-italy
#17
Monica Lamberti, Francesco Napolitano, Paola Napolitano, Antonio Arnese, Vincenzo Crispino, Gianclaudio Panariello, Gabriella Di Giuseppe
A cross-sectional study was carried out on 641 medical students, 359 students attending a degree course in the healthcare professions, and 500 resident physicians, all undergoing health surveillance at the ambulatory of the Division of Occupational Medicine, Second University of Naples, Italy. 76.1% of the participants drank alcohol, with 85.5% of medical students, 77.4% of resident physicians, and 63% of healthcare-professions students reporting regular alcohol use. In the whole sample, the mean Audit-C score was 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428669/risk-factors-for-osteoporosis-in-postmenopausal-women
#18
Radojka Bijelic, Snjezana Milicevic, Jagoda Balaban
INTRODUCTION: Scientific studies show that many factors related to lifestyles affect the reduction of bone mineral density and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. GOAL: The goal of this study was to determine whether smoking, drinking coffee and alcohol in menopausal women contribute to the reduction of bone mass and osteoporosis, as well as the impact of physical activity on bone mass. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out as case study and matched controls...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420078/natural-phenol-polymers-recent-advances-in-food-and-health-applications
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REVIEW
Lucia Panzella, Alessandra Napolitano
Natural phenol polymers are widely represented in nature and include a variety of classes including tannins and lignins as the most prominent. Largely consumed foods are rich sources of phenol polymers, notably black foods traditionally used in East Asia, but other non-edible, easily accessible sources, e.g., seaweeds and wood, have been considered with increasing interest together with waste materials from agro-based industries, primarily grape pomace and other byproducts of fruit and coffee processing. Not in all cases were the main structural components of these materials identified because of their highly heterogeneous nature...
April 14, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410962/determinaical-disease-synthesis-of-systematic-reviews
#20
Daniel Krewski, Caroline Barakat-Haddad, Jennifer Donnan, Rosemary Martino, Tamara Pringsheim, Helen Tremlett, Pascal van Lieshout, Stephanie J Walsh, Nicholas J Birkett, James Gomes, Julian Little, Sonya Bowen, Hamilton Candundo, Ting-Kuang Chao, Kayla Collins, James A G Crispo, Tom Duggan, Reem El Sherif, Nawal Farhat, Yannick Fortin, Janet Gaskin, Pallavi Gupta, Mona Hersi, Jing Hu, Brittany Irvine, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Don MacDonald, Kyla McKay, Andrea Morrissey, Pauline Quach, Ruksana Rashid, Sabina Shin, Lindsey Sikora, Stacey Tkachuk, Mohamed K Taher, Ming-Dong Wang, Shalu Darshan, Neil R Cashman
Systematic reviews were conducted to identify risk factors associated with the onset and progression of 14 neurological conditions, prioritized as a component of the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions. These systematic reviews provided a basis for evaluating the weight of evidence of evidence for risk factors for the onset and progression of the 14 individual neurological conditions considered. A number of risk factors associated with an increased risk of onset for more than one condition, including exposure to pesticides (associated with an increased risk of AD, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain tumours, and PD; smoking (AD, MS); and infection (MS, Tourette syndrome)...
April 11, 2017: Neurotoxicology
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