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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910260/impact-of-small-quantity-lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-on-infant-and-young-child-feeding-practices-at-18%C3%A2-months-of-age-results-from-four-randomized-controlled-trials-in-africa
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Mary Arimond, Souheila Abbeddou, Chiza Kumwenda, Harriet Okronipa, Jaimie Hemsworth, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Eugenia Ocansey, Anna Lartey, Ulla Ashorn, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Stephen A Vosti, Sonja Y Hess, Kathryn G Dewey
Optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices can help ensure nutrient adequacy and support healthy growth and development. Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) have been proposed to help fill nutrient gaps, but little is known about the impact of provision of SQ-LNS on breastfeeding or complementary feeding practices. In the context of four coordinated randomized controlled nutrient supplementation trials in diverse sites in Africa, we compared IYCF practices at infant age 18 months (after 9-12 months of supplementation) between those receiving and not receiving SQ-LNS...
December 2, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906534/food-and-drug-administration-review-and-action-on-over-the-counter-time-and-extent-applications-final-rule
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is amending its nonprescription (over-the-counter or OTC) drug regulations. This final rule supplements the time and extent application (TEA) process for OTC drugs by establishing timelines and performance metrics for FDA's review of non-sunscreen TEAs, as required by the Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA). It also amends the existing TEA process to include filing determination and withdrawal provisions to make the TEA process more efficient.
November 23, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901036/the-effects-of-policy-actions-to-improve-population-dietary-patterns-and-prevent-diet-related-non-communicable-diseases-scoping-review
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REVIEW
L Hyseni, M Atkinson, H Bromley, L Orton, F Lloyd-Williams, R McGill, S Capewell
Poor diet generates a bigger non-communicable disease (NCD) burden than tobacco, alcohol and physical inactivity combined. We reviewed the potential effectiveness of policy actions to improve healthy food consumption and thus prevent NCDs. This scoping review focused on systematic and non-systematic reviews and categorised data using a seven-part framework: price, promotion, provision, composition, labelling, supply chain, trade/investment and multi-component interventions. We screened 1805 candidate publications and included 58 systematic and non-systematic reviews...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900569/status-of-urban-populations-of-the-long-tailed-macaque-macaca-fascicularis-in-west-sumatra-indonesia
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Kurnia Ilham, Rizaldi, Jabang Nurdin, Yamato Tsuji
We studied long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) populations in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, focusing on the effect of human provisioning on their demography and dietary composition. We conducted a field survey at three sites in the city: Gunung Meru, Gunung Padang, and Gunung Panggilun. Mean troop size (range 28-68) and infant ratio (range 0.38-1.00) were greater in Gunung Meru, where the macaques have been highly provisioned, than at the other two study sites (troop size 10-15; infant ratio 0.00-0...
November 29, 2016: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899007/the-impact-of-interventions-to-promote-healthier-ready-to-eat-meals-to-eat-in-to-take-away-or-to-be-delivered-sold-by-specific-food-outlets-open-to-the-general-public-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
F C Hillier-Brown, C D Summerbell, H J Moore, A Routen, A A Lake, J Adams, M White, V Araujo-Soares, C Abraham, A J Adamson, T J Brown
INTRODUCTION: Ready-to-eat meals sold by food outlets that are accessible to the general public are an important target for public health intervention. We conducted a systematic review to assess the impact of such interventions. METHODS: Studies of any design and duration that included any consumer-level or food-outlet-level before-and-after data were included. RESULTS: Thirty studies describing 34 interventions were categorized by type and coded against the Nuffield intervention ladder: restrict choice = trans fat law (n = 1), changing pre-packed children's meal content (n = 1) and food outlet award schemes (n = 2); guide choice = price increases for unhealthier choices (n = 1), incentive (contingent reward) (n = 1) and price decreases for healthier choices (n = 2); enable choice = signposting (highlighting healthier/unhealthier options) (n = 10) and telemarketing (offering support for the provision of healthier options to businesses via telephone) (n = 2); and provide information = calorie labelling law (n = 12), voluntary nutrient labelling (n = 1) and personalized receipts (n = 1)...
November 29, 2016: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895709/the-dilemma-for-lipid-productivity-in-green-microalgae-importance-of-substrate-provision-in-improving-oil-yield-without-sacrificing-growth
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REVIEW
Kenneth Wei Min Tan, Yuan Kun Lee
Rising oil prices and concerns over climate change have resulted in more emphasis on research into renewable biofuels from microalgae. Unlike plants, green microalgae have higher biomass productivity, will not compete with food and agriculture, and do not require fertile land for cultivation. However, microalgae biofuels currently suffer from high capital and operating costs due to low yields and costly extraction methods. Microalgae grown under optimal conditions produce large amounts of biomass but with low neutral lipid content, while microalgae grown in nutrient starvation accumulate high levels of neutral lipids but are slow growing...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895283/food-waste-prevention-in-athens-greece-the-effect-of-family-characteristics
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Konstadinos Abeliotis, Katia Lasaridi, Christina Chroni
Food waste is a stream that becomes increasingly important in terms of its prevention potential. There is a large number of behaviours that can be associated with food waste generation and the efforts towards food waste prevention. A questionnaire study was carried in order to study consumer behaviour related to food provision and wastage in Greece. Proper practices of the respondents that can prevent the generation of food waste were investigated using nine behavioural scales, which were defined on the basis of similar studies in other countries...
December 2016: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892941/hatching-asynchrony-vs-foraging-efficiency-the-response-to-food-availability-in-specialist-vs-generalist-tit-species
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R Barrientos, J Bueno-Enciso, J J Sanz
Breeding mistiming is increasingly frequent in several ecosystems in the face of current climate change. Species belonging to higher trophic levels must employ mechanisms to reduce it. One of these mechanisms is hatching asynchrony, with the eggs in a clutch hatching over a period of several days. Some authors have suggested it to be adaptive when food is unpredictable. However, these birds can also suffer associated costs. We tested whether a species with higher foraging efficiency avoid hatching asynchrony compared to its sister species...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884840/long-term-effects-of-the-active-for-life-year-5-afly5-school-based-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emma L Anderson, Laura D Howe, Ruth R Kipping, Rona Campbell, Russell Jago, Sian M Noble, Sian Wells, Catherine Chittleborough, Tim J Peters, Debbie A Lawlor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term effectiveness of a school-based intervention to improve physical activity and diet in children. DESIGN: Cluster-randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 60 primary schools in the southwest of England. PARTICIPANTS: Primary school children who were aged 8-9 years at recruitment, 9-10 years during the intervention and 10-11 years at the long-term follow-up assessment. INTERVENTION: Teacher training, provision of lesson and child-parent interactive homework plans and teaching materials...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882865/community-perceptions-on-domestic-violence-against-pregnant-women-in-nepal-a-qualitative-study
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Kunta Devi Pun, Jennifer J Infanti, Rajendra Koju, Berit Schei, Elisabeth Darj
BACKGROUND: Globally, knowledge of health sector options to respond to domestic violence during pregnancy is increasing, but this topic is under-investigated in Nepal. This gap affects the provision of adequate antenatal care services and understanding of factors that influence women's willingness and ability to use available services. It is critical to know more about the social norms in a community that promote and prevent women experiencing domestic violence from seeking antenatal care...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873408/number-needed-to-eat-pizza-and-resident-conference-attendance
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Michael J Cosimini, Liza Mackintosh, Todd P Chang
The didactic conference is a common part of the resident education curriculum. Given the demands of clinical responsibilities and restrictions on duty hours, maximising education is a challenge faced by all residency programmes. To date, little research exists with respect to how the provision of complimentary food affects physician and resident conference attendance. The objective of this study was to determine whether complimentary food improves resident arrival times and attendance at educational conferences and, furthermore, to test whether this provision is a potentially cost-effective tool for improving education...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871148/composition-and-diversity-of-mucosa-associated-microbiota-along-the-entire-length-of-the-pig-gastrointestinal-tract-dietary-influences
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Jennifer Kelly, Kristian Daly, Andrew W Moran, Sheila Ryan, David Bravo, Soraya P Shirazi-Beechey
Mucosa-associated microbial populations of the gastrointestinal tract are in intimate contact with the outer mucus layer. This proximity offers these populations a higher potential, than lumenal microbiota, in exerting effects on the host. Functional characteristics of the microbiota and influences of host- physiology shape the composition and activity of the mucosa-associated bacterial community. We have shown previously that inclusion of an artificial sweetener, SUCRAM, included in the diet of weaning piglets modulates the composition of lumenal-residing gut microbiota and reduces weaning-related gastrointestinal disorders...
November 21, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865347/gestational-food-restriction-decreases-placental-interleukin-10-expression-and-markers-of-autophagy-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-murine-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Alison Chu, Shanthie Thamotharan, Amit Ganguly, Madhuri Wadehra, Matteo Pellegrini, Sherin U Devaskar
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) affects up to 10% of pregnancies and often results in short- and long-term sequelae for offspring. The mechanisms underlying IUGR are poorly understood, but it is known that healthy placentation is essential for nutrient provision to fuel fetal growth, and is regulated by immunologic inputs. We hypothesized that in pregnancy, maternal food restriction (FR) resulting in IUGR would decrease the overall immunotolerant milieu in the placenta, leading to increased cellular stress and death...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864173/salad-leaf-juices-enhance-salmonella-growth-fresh-produce-colonisation-and-virulence
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Giannis Koukkidis, Richard Haigh, Natalie Allcock, Suzanne Jordan, Primrose Freestone
: We show in this report that traces of juices released from salad leaves as they became damaged can significantly enhance Salmonella enterica salad leaf colonisation. Salad juices in water increased Salmonella growth by 110% over the un-supplemented control, and in host-like serum based media by more than 2400-fold over controls. In serum based media salad juices induced growth of Salmonella via provision of Fe from transferrin, and siderophore production was found to be integral to the growth induction process...
November 18, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859132/spring-temperatures-influence-selection-on-breeding-date-and-the-potential-for-phenological-mismatch-in-a-migratory-bird
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E Keith Bowers, Jennifer L Grindstaff, Sheryl Swartz Soukup, Nancy E Drilling, Kevin P Eckerle, Scott K Sakaluk, Charles F Thompson
Climate change has affected the seasonal phenology of a variety of taxa, including that of migratory birds and their critical food resources. However, whether climate-induced changes in breeding phenology affect individual fitness, and how these changes might therefore influence selection on breeding date remain unresolved. Here, we use a 36-yr dataset from a long-term, individual-based study of House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon) to test whether the timing of avian breeding seasons is associated with annual changes in temperature, which have increased to a small but significant extent locally since the onset of the study in 1980...
October 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859004/eating-together-and-eating-alone-meal-arrangements-in-british-households
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Luke Yates, Alan Warde
Sociology traditionally accounts for eating in terms of the social organization of meals, their provision and consumption. A recurrent public concern is that the meal is being subverted. This paper examines meal arrangements in British households in 2012, drawing on an online survey in the format of a food diary administered to 2784 members of a supermarket consumer panel. It charts the organization of contemporary eating occasions, paying attention to socio-demographic variation in practice. Especially, it explores companionless meals, putting them in contexts of food provisioning and temporal rhythms...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829457/combined-effect-of-new-complete-dentures-and-simple-dietary-advice-on-nutritional-status-in-edentulous-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuriko Komagamine, Manabu Kanazawa, Maiko Iwaki, Ayami Jo, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Noriko Amagai, Shunsuke Minakuchi
BACKGROUND: Individuals who are edentulous have a lower intake of fruit, vegetables, fiber, and protein compared with their dentate counterparts because tooth loss is accompanied by a decrease in ability to chew. Whether or not a combination of prosthetic rehabilitation and simple dietary advice produces improvement in dietary intake among edentulous persons is unclear. We aim to investigate the effect of a simultaneous combination of simple dietary advice delivered by dentists and provision of new complete dentures on dietary intake in edentulous individuals who request new dentures...
November 9, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821202/food-composition-tables-in-resource-poor-settings-exploring-current-limitations-and-opportunities-with-a-focus-on-animal-source-foods-in-sub-saharan-africa
#18
Julia de Bruyn, Elaine Ferguson, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Ian Darnton-Hill, Wende Maulaga, John Msuya, Robyn Alders
Animal-source foods (ASF) have the potential to enhance the nutritional adequacy of cereal-based diets in low- and middle-income countries, through the provision of high-quality protein and bioavailable micronutrients. The development of guidelines for including ASF in local diets requires an understanding of the nutrient content of available resources. This article reviews food composition tables (FCT) used in sub-Saharan Africa, examining the spectrum of ASF reported and exploring data sources for each reference...
November 8, 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820704/gastrointestinal-hormones-and-the-gut-connectome
#19
Lihua Ye, Rodger A Liddle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Provision of adequate nutrients by the gut is essential for survival and essential behaviors are linked to the proper ingestion and digestion of food. Recently, a new neural connection has been reported between sensory cells of the gut epithelium and the nervous system that mediates signals from the gut to the brain. RECENT FINDINGS: This review describes how the gut senses its environment, relays those signals to the brain, and how the brain influences the gut...
November 4, 2016: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818302/-we-don-t-snack-attitudes-and-perceptions-about-eating-in-between-meals-amongst-caregivers-of-young-children
#20
Emma F Jacquier, Anthony Gatrell, Amanda Bingley
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about caregiver attitudes and perceptions towards snacking by toddlers and preschool children outside of the U.S. This qualitative study examined caregiver attitudes and perceptions towards the provision of both foods and beverages in-between meals, along with what constitutes a snack, or snacking occasion, amongst Swiss caregivers. STUDY DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This qualitative study used in-depth interviews (n = 17) conducted with caregivers (16 = female, 3 = male, ages = 20-46y, low to high income)...
November 3, 2016: Appetite
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