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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457511/a-probabilistic-intake-model-to-estimate-the-impact-of-reformulation-by-the-food-industry-among-irish-consumers
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S Pigat, A Connolly, M Cushen, M Cullen, C O'Mahony
This project quantified the impact that voluntary reformulation efforts of the food industry had on the Irish population's nutrient intake. Nutrient composition data on reformulated products were collected from 14 major food companies for two years, 2005 and 2012. Probabilistic intake assessments were performed using the Irish national food consumption surveys as dietary intake data. The nutrient data were weighted by market shares replacing existing food composition data for these products. The reformulation efforts assessed, significantly reduced mean energy intakes by up to 12 kcal/d (adults), 15 kcal/d (teens), 19 kcal/d (children) and 9 kcal/d (pre-schoolers)...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456587/dietary-diversity-and-associated-factors-among-children-of-orthodox-christian-mothers-caregivers-during-the-fasting-season-in-dejen-district-north-west-ethiopia
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Gemechu Kumera, Endalkachew Tsedal, Mulatu Ayana
Background: Proper feeding practices during early childhood is fundamental for optimal child growth and development. However, scientific evidences on the determinants of dietary diversity are scanty. Particularly, the impact of fasting on children`s dietary diversity is not explored in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess dietary diversity and associated factors among children aged 6-23 months, whose mothers/care-givers were Orthodox Christians during the fasting season (Lent), in Dejen District, North West Ethiopia, 2016...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453590/attribution-of-weight-regain-to-emotional-reasons-amongst-european-adults-with-overweight-and-obesity-who-regained-weight-following-a-weight-loss-attempt
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Kirby Sainsbury, Elizabeth H Evans, Susanne Pedersen, Marta M Marques, Pedro J Teixeira, Liisa Lähteenmäki, R James Stubbs, Berit L Heitmann, Falko F Sniehotta
PURPOSE: Despite the wide availability of effective weight loss programmes, maintenance of weight loss remains challenging. Difficulties in emotion regulation are associated with binge eating and may represent one barrier to long-term intervention effectiveness in obesity. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between emotion regulation difficulties and the extent of weight regain in a sample of adults who had lost, and then regained, weight, and to examine the characteristics associated with emotional difficulties...
February 16, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452975/associations-between-food-security-status-and-dietary-inflammatory-potential-within-lower-income-adults-from-the-united-states-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-cycles-2007-to-2014
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Rachel S Bergmans, Mari Palta, Stephanie A Robert, Lawrence M Berger, Deborah B Ehrenthal, Kristen M Malecki
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests both that chronic inflammation mediates the association of food insecurity with adverse health outcomes and that diet may be a significant source of inflammation among food insecure individuals. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether food security status is associated with dietary inflammatory potential. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional data came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), cycles 2007 to 2014 (n=10,630)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449204/national-food-nutrition-and-physical-activity-survey-of-the-portuguese-general-population-2015-2016-protocol-for-design-and-development
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Carla Lopes, Duarte Torres, Andreia Oliveira, Milton Severo, Sofia Guiomar, Violeta Alarcão, Elisabete Ramos, Sara Rodrigues, Sofia Vilela, Luísa Oliveira, Jorge Mota, Pedro J Teixeira, Paulo J Nicola, Simão Soares, Lene Frost Andersen
BACKGROUND: The assessment of food consumption data using harmonized methodologies at the European level is fundamental to support the development of public policies. Portugal is one of the countries with the most outdated information on individual food consumption. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the design and methodology of the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, 2015-2016, developed to collect national and regional data on dietary habits, physical activity (PA), and nutritional status, in a representative sample of the Portuguese general population (3 months-84 years)...
February 15, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448899/dietary-exposure-of-the-belgian-population-to-emulsifiers-e481-sodium-stearoyl-2-lactylate-and-e482-calcium-stearoyl-2-lactylate
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Sarah Bel, Thomas Struyf, Tine Fierens, Griet Jacobs, Christine Vinkx, Mia Bellemans, Stefan Voorspoels, Karin De Ridder
A dietary exposure assessment of food emulsifiers E481 (sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate) and E482 (calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate) in the Belgian population was performed. Nationally representative food consumption data from the Belgian National Food Consumption Surveys 2004 (BNFCS2004) and 2014 (BNFCS2014) were used for calculations. A conservative approach (combining individual food consumption data with the maximum permitted level (MPL) of foods (tier 2), was compared with more refined estimates (combining individual food consumption data with actual concentrations measured in food products available on the Belgian market (tier 3))...
February 15, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448297/anticoagulant-preferences-and-concerns-among-venous-thromboembolism-patients
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Pamela L Lutsey, Keith J Horvath, Lisa Fullam, Stephan Moll, Mary R Rooney, Mary Cushman, Neil A Zakai
BACKGROUND: Warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are used for the initial treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and have similar efficacy. Patient concerns and preferences are important considerations when selecting an anticoagulant, yet these are not well studied. METHODS: VTE patients ( n = 519) were surveyed from online sources (clotconnect.org, stoptheclot.org and National Blood Clot Alliance Facebook followers [ n = 495]) and a haematology clinic in Vermont ( n = 24)...
February 15, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448093/probabilistic-assessment-of-dietary-exposure-to-heterocyclic-amines-and-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-from-consumption-of-meats-and-breads-in-the-united-states
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Jane G Pouzou, Solenne Costard, Francisco J Zagmutt
This probabilistic analysis estimated daily dietary exposures of the US population to heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from meat and some varieties of bread. Mean concentrations for these foods grouped by cooking method and food form were combined with consumption data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES). Mean exposure to HCA2 (PhIP + MeIQx), was 565.3 ng/day (95% CrI: 403.73, 726.88), and to PAH8 (sum of BaP, ChY, BaA, BkF, BbF, DahA, IP, and BghiP), was 634...
February 12, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444637/estimated-assessment-of-cumulative-dietary-exposure-to-organophosphorus-residues-from-tea-infusion-in-china
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Pei Cao, Dajin Yang, Jianghui Zhu, Zhaoping Liu, Dingguo Jiang, Haibin Xu
BACKGROUND: China has the world's largest tea plantation area in the world. To sustain high yields of the tea, multiple pesticides are used on tea crops to control pests. Organophosphorus (OP) pesticides are among the most widely used types of agricultural pesticides in China. As tea is a significant potential source of exposure to pesticide residues, the public concern has increased in relation to pesticide residues found in tea in China. The aim of the study was to estimate cumulative dietary exposure to OP residues from tea infusion for Chinese tea consumers to determine whether exposure to OP residues from tea infusion is a cause of health concern for tea consumers in China...
February 14, 2018: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444230/social-movement-involvement-and-healthy-diet-and-activity-behaviors-among-us-adults
#10
Elizabeth A Emley, Dara R Musher-Eizenman
Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, namely poor diet and inadequate physical activity, significantly contribute to poor health and obesity risk, which in turn impact chronic illness outcomes. A possible approach to improving these health behaviors and subsequent outcomes is to capitalize on the theorized link between social movement involvement and overlapping health behaviors. Social movement involvement may be a viable stealth intervention for health, utilizing intrinsic motivators to improve health without an explicit focus on changing health behavior...
February 12, 2018: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435312/determinant-factors-of-quality-of-life-in-adult-patients-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Alfredo J Lucendo, Laura Arias-González, Javier Molina-Infante, Ángel Arias
Background: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Data on determinant factors and the influence of dietary interventions are scarce. Objective: The objective of this article is to evaluate factors influencing HRQoL in adult EoE patients. Methods: We conducted a multicenter observational, cross-sectional study. A validated Spanish version of the self-administered Adult Eosinophilic Esophagitis Quality of Life (EoE-QoL-A) questionnaire and specific surveys were used...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434077/low-proportion-of-dietary-plant-protein-among-athletes-with-premenstrual-syndrome-related-performance-impairment
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Keiko Yamada, Takashi Takeda
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is psychosomatic disorder that are limited to the late luteal phase in the menstrual cycle. PMS could impair athletic performance. To investigate associations between proportions of dietary plant and animal protein and PMS-related impairment of athletic performance, we surveyed 135 female athletes aged 18-23 years attending Kindai University. Participants belonged to authorized university clubs, all of which have high rankings in Japanese university sports. Participants completed self-administered questionnaires on diet history, demographics, and PMS-related impairment of athletic performance...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433949/patient-versus-neurologist-preferences-a-discrete-choice-experiment-for-antiepileptic-drug-therapies
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Alan B Ettinger, John A Carter, Krithika Rajagopalan
OBJECTIVE: This assessment was conducted to quantify and compare patient and neurologist preferences regarding antiepileptic drug (AED) attributes for treating epilepsy. METHODS: Patients with epilepsy (≥18years, treated with AEDs) and neurologists were recruited from nationally representative US panels to complete an online survey that included a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Participants chose between two hypothetical AEDs, characterized by six attributes in the DCE, which included 1) level of seizure control/reduction; 2) dosing frequency, 3) diminished coordination and balance, 4) psychiatric issues, 5) diminished energy level, and 6) dietary restrictions...
February 9, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433784/do-cancer-patients-change-their-diet-in-the-e-health-information-era-a-review-of-the-literature-and-a-survey-as-a-proposal-for-the-italian-population
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F Ghelfi, M Tieri, S Gori, F Nicolis, M C Petrella, A Filiberti, G Apolone, L Titta
In recent years, there has been an explosion in the amount of available information on cancer in parallel with an ever-increasing number of cancer survivors. Cancer patients and long-term survivors are known to be more sensitive to health-related information and dietary changes could represent a potential consequence of this huge availability of messages. In our review about dietary changes after cancer diagnosis, we found that this topic is particularly investigated among the breast cancer population. The literature examined show that breast cancer patients modify their eating habits after diagnosis in a percentage that varies between approximately 30% and 60%...
February 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433779/healthy-diets-with-reduced-environmental-impact-the-greenhouse-gas-emissions-of-various-diets-adhering-to-the-dutch-food-based-dietary-guidelines
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Mirjam E van de Kamp, Corné van Dooren, Anne Hollander, Marjolein Geurts, Elizabeth J Brink, Caroline van Rossum, Sander Biesbroek, Elias de Valk, Ido B Toxopeus, Elisabeth H M Temme
OBJECTIVE: To determine the differences in environmental impact and nutrient content of the current Dutch diet and four healthy diets aimed at lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. METHODS: GHG emissions (as proxy for environmental impact) and nutrient content of the current Dutch diet and four diets adhering to the Dutch food based dietary guidelines (Wheel of Five), were compared in a scenario study. Scenarios included a healthy diet with or without meat, and the same diets in which only foods with relatively low GHG emissions are chosen...
February 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433587/vitamin-d-status-and-intake-of-lactating-inuit-women-living-in-the-canadian-arctic
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Jessy El Hayek Fares, Hope A Weiler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and correlates of healthy vitamin D status in lactating Inuit women living in remote regions of the Arctic. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Households were selected randomly in thirty-six communities of Nunavut, Nunatsiavut and Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Dietary intake was assessed using a 24 h recall and an FFQ. Anthropometric measurements, household living conditions, supplement use and health status were assessed...
February 13, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433574/association-between-diet-quality-dietary-patterns-and-cardiometabolic-health-in-australian-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Katherine M Livingstone, Sarah A McNaughton
BACKGROUND: Diet quality indices score dietary intakes against recommendations, whereas dietary patterns consider the pattern and combination of dietary intakes. Studies evaluating both methodologies in relation to cardiometabolic health in a nationally representative sample are limited. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between diet quality, dietary patterns and markers of cardiometabolic health in Australian adults. METHODS: Dietary data, using two 24-h dietary recalls, were collected from adults in the cross-sectional Australian Health Survey 2011-2013 (n = 2121; 46...
February 12, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433498/what-does-an-enabling-environment-for-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-look-like-at-implementation-level-perspectives-from-a-multi-stakeholder-process-in-the-breede-valley-sub-district-western-cape-south-africa
#18
L M Du Plessis, M H McLachlan, S E Drimie
BACKGROUND: Breede Valley is a sub-district of the Cape Winelands district, Western Cape Province, South Africa. The administrative capital of the district is situated in the semi-rural town Worcester. Findings of a baseline survey in Worcester revealed poor infant feeding practices and childhood under- and overnutrition, with particular concern over high levels of stunting and low dietary diversity. Maternal overweight and obesity was high. These characteristics made the site suitable to study multi-sectoral arrangements for infant and young child nutrition (IYCN)...
February 13, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433418/evaluation-of-the-utility-of-a-dietary-therapy-second-opinion-clinic
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Angelica R Lackey, Zahava Turner, Courtney A Haney, Anthony C Stanfield, Eric H Kossoff
Fine-tuning ketogenic diets to achieve better seizure control may influence families to seek second opinions. Since 2009, Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided second opinions for children followed at other ketogenic diet centers. We retrospectively reviewed 65 consecutive children seen in this clinic; parents were also sent a 2-page survey. The mean age was 6.6 years and dietary therapy had been used a median 9 months. Seizure reduction >50% was achieved in 65%, including 35% with >90% reduction. Parent questions included how to improve seizure control (65%), ideal diet duration (18%), and confirmation of the plan (11%)...
March 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428452/association-between-dietary-glycemic-index-and-knee-osteoarthritis-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2012
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Min Wook So, Sunggun Lee, Seong-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Obesity and metabolic abnormalities are important risk factors for knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Recent epidemiologic studies have found that a high glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) diet are associated with a higher risk for metabolic complications and cardiovascular mortality. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine the association between dietary GI, dietary GL, and KOA among Korean adults. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study that analyzed data obtained from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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