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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130589/australia-s-health-star-rating-policy-process-lessons-for-global-policy-making-in-front-of-pack-nutrition-labelling
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Medha Kumar, Deborah Gleeson, Simon Barraclough
AIM: This study explored factors that shaped the development of Australia's Health Star Rating system for front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) on packaged foods and whether insights could be drawn from this experience to inform the development of global FoPL standards. METHODS: Ten individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with public health or consumer advocates, academics in the field of nutrition labelling and policy, a food industry employee, and Australian public servants...
November 12, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120385/hospital-audit-as-a-useful-tool-in-the-process-of-introducing-falsified-medicines-directive-fmd-into-hospital-pharmacy-settings-a-pilot-study
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Urszula Religioni, Damian Swieczkowski, Anna Gawrońska, Anna Kowalczuk, Mariola Drozd, Mikołaj Zerhau, Dariusz Smoliński, Stanisław Radomiński, Natalia Cwalina, David Brindley, Miłosz J Jaguszewski, Piotr Merks
BACKGROUND: Recently, the European Union has introduced the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). Additionally, in early 2016, a Delegated Act (DA) related to the FMD was published. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of external audits in the context of implementing new regulations provided by the FMD in the secondary care environment. METHODS: The external, in-person workflow audits were performed by an authentication company in three Polish hospital pharmacies...
November 9, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106554/active-and-healthy-lifestyle-nationwide-programs-in-israeli-schools
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Sima Zach, Varda Inglis, Aviva Zeev, Michal Arnon, Yael Netz
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the 'Global School Health Initiative' in 1995 following recommendations formulated in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Hence, the aims of the present study were to describe the various programs for nurturing an active and healthy lifestyle implemented during 2011-12 in schools in Israel, and to identify variables that may explain the success versus lack of success in implementing these programs. Participants were a nationwide representative sample of 126 school principals from six supervisory districts of the Ministry of Education, including six sectors, from the elementary, junior-high and senior-high school levels...
July 3, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095007/-influence-of-habitual-chocolate-consumption-over-the-mini-mental-state-examination-in-spanish-older-adults
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Edilbeto Orozco Arbelaez, José Ramón Banegas, Fernando Rodríguez Artalejo, Esther López García
BACKGROUND: There are associations described between dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and foods with a high content of polyphenols. OBJECTIVE: To assess the infl uence of habitual chocolate consumption over the MMSE in Spanish older adults. METHODOLOGY: Cross-sectional study, using data of the follow-up of the Seniors-Study on Nutrition and Cardiovascular Risk in Spain (ENRICA) cohort. Habitual chocolate consumption in the last year was assessed with a computerized dietary history; differences between dark chocolate and milk chocolate were recorded...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083448/quality-indicators-of-nutritional-care-practice-in-elderly-care
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M Skinnars Josefsson, M Nydahl, I Persson, Y Mattsson Sydner
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to explore the effects of antecedent, structural and process quality indicators of nutritional care practice on meal satisfaction and screened nutritional status among older adults in residential care homes. DESIGN: Data for this Swedish cross-sectional study regarding older adults living in residential care homes were collected by i) a national questionnaire, ii) records from the quality registry Senior Alert, iii) data from an Open Comparison survey of elderly care in 2013/2014...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076209/oral-health-matters-for-the-nutritional-status-of-older-persons-a-population-based-study
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Ulrika Lindmark, Henrik Jansson, Christina Lannering, Linda Johansson
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the association between oral health and nutritional status in the context of daily care for older people. BACKGROUND: Oral problems often increase with age and affect a person's ability to chew and swallow. They might also influence the ability to maintain a satisfactory nutritional status. Oral health awareness is therefore of great importance in nursing care for older people. METHODS: Data from the Swedish quality register, Senior Alert, were used, including structured assessments of both oral and nutritional status using the Revised Oral Assessment Guide - Jönköping (ROAG-J) and the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055217/trends-in-and-factors-affecting-the-observed-levels-of-urinary-inorganic-and-total-blood-mercury-among-us-children-adolescents-adults-and-senior-citizens-over-2005-2012
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Ram B Jain
Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005-2012 were used to (i) study adjusted and unadjusted trends in the levels of urinary inorganic mercury (UIHG) and total blood mercury (TBHG) and (ii) factors that affect the observed levels of UIHG and TBHG among children aged 1-5 (CHLD15) and 6-11 (CHLD611) years, adolescents aged 12-19 years (ADOL), adults aged 20-64 years (ADLT), and senior citizens aged >=65 years (SNR). Decrease in adjusted levels of UIHG for each 2-year NHANES cycle for CHLD611 was 0...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053531/nursing-student-collaborative-with-meals-on-wheels-home-visits-for-at-risk-senior-adults
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Susan Campbell, Jill M Berg
Nursing students at Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus are taking part in a program to provide care for homebound senior adults enrolled in home delivery meal services. Students perform home safety, functional, and cognitive assessments while learning the challenges of meeting nutritional needs of an at-risk senior adult population. This article outlines the program and its outcomes after two years of collaboration. Meals on Wheels is identified as an innovative placement for meeting nursing program outcomes and clinical practice hours...
October 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048239/community-priorities-for-healthy-eating-in-older-adults
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Qianzhi Jiang, Nancy L Cohen, Melissa Ventura Marra, Kathleen Woolf, Judith Gilbride, Sarah L Francis
Community planners such as policymakers and health care and nutrition service providers can create an "age-friendly" environment to support healthy eating in older residents by addressing the highest priorities that enable older adults to improve their dietary intake through different food-related community settings. To identify and prioritize these factors that facilitate behavioral change (enablers) and behavioral settings important for older adult nutrition based on the social ecological model, nutrition and aging professionals (n = 30) from two rural (West Virginia, Iowa) and two urban (Massachusetts, New York) city/county regions (communities) participated in an online or live focus group discussion and completed an analytic hierarchy process survey online...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034704/the-role-of-nutrition-and-hydration-in-disease-prevention-and-patient-safety
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Omorogieva Ojo
Omorogieva Ojo, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Greenwich, O.Ojo@greenwich.ac.uk , looks at the importance of nutrition and hydration across healthcare settings.
October 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975440/research-priorities-for-the-intersection-of-alcohol-and-hiv-aids-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-priority-setting-exercise
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Sara Gordon, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Sarah Skeen, Charles Perry, Kendall Bryant, Mark Tomlinson
The harmful use of alcohol is a component cause for more than 200 diseases. The association between alcohol consumption, risk taking behavior and a range of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS is well established. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS as well as harmful alcohol use in low and middle income countries is high. Alcohol has been identified as a modifiable risk factor in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The objective of this paper is to define research priorities for the interaction of alcohol and HIV/AIDS in low and middle income countries...
November 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971292/using-geriatric-assessment-strategies-to-lead-end-of-life-care-discussions
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Ashley Baronner, Amy MacKenzie
End-of-life discussions with geriatric oncology patients are a vital part of the comprehensive care of the senior adult patient. Developing a roadmap for these conversations can be challenging. Patients and caregivers may have expectations that are not concordant with what is reasonably achievable if the patient is frail. Measuring baseline cognition, nutritional status, and physical function and discussing goals of care are all essential pieces of information that can be obtained through a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)...
October 2, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956625/the-influence-of-demographic-physical-behavioral-and-dietary-factors-on-hemoglobin-adduct-levels-of-acrylamide-and-glycidamide-in-the-general-u-s-population
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Tina J Duke, Peter S Ruestow, Gary M Marsh
PURPOSE: This study aims to better understand the individual characteristics and dietary factors that affect the relationship between estimated consumption of acrylamide and measured acrylamide hemoglobin adduct levels (HbAA) and glycidamide hemoglobin adduct levels (HbGA). METHODS: Acrylamide levels in individual food items, estimated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, were linked to data collected in the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
September 28, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934005/risk-assessment-of-dietary-exposure-to-phytosterol-oxidation-products-from-baked-food-in-china
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Yinzhou Hu, Mengmeng Wang, Weisu Huang, Guoliang Yang, Tiantian Lou, Shiyun Lai, Baiyi Lu, Lufei Zheng
Phytosterols are nutritional phytochemicals that may undergo oxidation and be transformed into phytosterol oxidation products (POPs), thus inducing pathological and toxic effects. This work investigated 4 main phytosterols and 28 POPs in 104 kinds of commercial baked food by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The dietary exposure and hazard index values (HI) associated with POPs from baked food consumption in China were estimated by using Monte Carlo simulation. Concentrations of the total phytosterols were between 3...
September 21, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930364/nutritional-risk-hospitalization-and-mortality-among-community-dwelling-canadians-aged-65-or-older
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Pamela L Ramage-Morin, Heather Gilmour, Michelle Rotermann
BACKGROUND: Nutritional risk has been associated with various negative health outcomes among older people. Limited longitudinal research has examined the relationship between nutritional risk and hospitalization and death in community-dwelling older people. DATA AND METHODS: Data from the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey-Healthy Aging (CCHS-HA) linked to the Discharge Abstract Database and the Canadian Mortality Database were used to estimate the prevalence of nutritional risk among seniors and examine its relationship with acute care hospitalization and death during the 25- to 36-month period following the CCHS-HA interview...
September 20, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895454/the-effectiveness-of-nutritional-education-among-women-aged-60-85-on-the-basis-of-anthropometric-parameters-and-lipid-profiles
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Mariola Friedrich, Zuzanna Goluch-Koniuszy
Background: After several years of experience with guiding of an original program on health-promoting nutritional education for women during menopause, which by inducing changes in nutritional behaviour resulted in many favorable health promoting effects, on request of the students of the Association of Third Age University, an original educational program “Comprehensive stimulation of senior citizens to activity” was developed out and implemented. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of four-month nutritional education and adjustments in diets of women aged 60-85, on the basis of the measurements of the selected lipid parameters in their blood tests Material and methods: This research project was joined by 37 female subjects aged 60-85, who are the members of the University of the Third Age in Szczecin, and whose average BMI was 31...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889851/the-affordability-of-myplate-an-analysis-of-snap-benefits-and-the-actual-cost-of-eating-according-to%C3%A2-the-dietary-guidelines
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Kranti Mulik, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the funds required to support a MyPlate diet and to estimate the additional costs needed for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to adhere to the MyPlate diet. DESIGN: Using the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) MyPlate dietary guidelines that specify recommendations for individuals based on age and gender and retail price data from the USDA, the cost of following USDA's MyPlate guidelines for consuming 3 meals daily was estimated for the following individuals: children, adolescents, female adults, male adults, female seniors, male seniors, and a 4-person family...
September 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883187/requirements-analysis-for-a-clinical-decision-support-system-aiming-at-improving-the-artificial-nutrition-of-critically-ill-patients
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Christina Schüttler, Marc Hinderer, Stefan Kraus, Anne-Katharina Lang, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Ixchel Castellanos
BACKGROUND: Nutrition support is an important aspect regarding the care of critically ill patients. Malnutrition affects the recovery process negatively. However, the impact on the clinical outcome is often underestimated in complex clinical settings due to several factors hindering optimization of nutrition. OBJECTIVE: To identify the requirements for a clinical decision support system that enables the medical staff to improve its patients' nutritional status. METHODS: A literature review and interviews with two senior physicians were conducted to refine the requirements for the support system as well as to determine the inclusion criteria for a subsequent intervention study...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767290/grow-green-organic-vegetable-gardens-to-promote-older-adult-wellness-a-feasibility-study
#19
Kelley Strout, John Jemison, Liam O'Brien, David Wihry, Timothy Waterman
Protecting older adult's cognitive health is a public health priority. Wellness behaviors within 6 domains have demonstrated effectiveness in protecting older adult's cognitive abilities. Interventions targeted to low-income older adults are needed because these populations experience greater social and physical health disparities compared to adults in higher socioeconomic statuses. This study examined the feasibility of engaging independent, community-dwelling older adults living in low-income senior housing in cultivating raised-bed gardens and reviewed the improvements in cognition and nutrition...
July 2017: Journal of Community Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756953/gut-microbiota-modifies-olfactory-guided-microbial-preferences-and-foraging-decisions-in-drosophila
#20
Adam Chun-Nin Wong, Qiao-Ping Wang, Juliano Morimoto, Alistair M Senior, Mathieu Lihoreau, G Gregory Neely, Stephen J Simpson, Fleur Ponton
The gut microbiota affects a wide spectrum of host physiological traits, including development [1-5], germline [6], immunity [7-9], nutrition [4, 10, 11], and longevity [12, 13]. Association with microbes also influences fitness-related behaviors such as mating [14] and social interactions [15, 16]. Although the gut microbiota is evidently important for host wellbeing, how hosts become associated with particular assemblages of microbes from the environment remains unclear. Here, we present evidence that the gut microbiota can modify microbial and nutritional preferences of Drosophila melanogaster...
August 7, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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