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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633872/frozen-yogurt-and-ice-cream-were-less-healthy-than-yogurt-and-adding-toppings-reduced-their-nutrition-value-evidence-from-1999-2014-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Ruopeng An, Ning Jiang
It was hypothesized that frozen yogurt and ice cream would be less healthy than yogurt. We examined daily energy and nutrient intake from yogurt, frozen yogurt, and ice cream among US adults. In-person 24-hour dietary recall data (n=6453) came from the 1999-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Regression analyses were performed to examine the differences in energy/nutrient intake from frozen yogurt and ice cream (with/without toppings) in comparison to yogurt. Approximately 5.3%, 0.9%, and 14...
June 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621445/nutritional-and-functional-bioactivity-value-of-selected-azorean-macroalgae-ulva-compressa-ulva-rigida-gelidium-microdon-and-pterocladiella-capillacea
#2
Lisete Paiva, Elisabete Lima, Ana Isabel Neto, Massimo Marcone, José Baptista
This study presents information on the biochemical composition (dry weight basis), nutritional aspects, and angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory properties of selected macroalgae (Ulva compressa, Ulva rigida, Gelidium microdon, and Pterocladiella capillacea) from Azores. Moisture content was very high (83.2% to 90.0% of fresh weight). Total dietary fiber (33.7% to 41.0%) that presented a good balance of both soluble and insoluble fibers (15.5% to 19.2% and 18.2% to 21.8%, respectively) was the most abundant component in these macroalgae...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614474/-food-labeling-in-ecuador-implementation-results-and-pending-actions
#3
Adrián Alberto Díaz, Paula Mariana Veliz, Gabriela Rivas-Mariño, Carina Vance Mafla, Luz María Martínez Altamirano, Cecilia Vaca Jones
Noncommunicable diseases are the world's leading cause of death, responsible for 38 million deaths in 2012. This epidemic is primarily associated with smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, sedentary lifestyle, and changes in dietary patterns, characterized by diets high in sugar and saturated fat, typical of processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages, plus low intake of fruits and vegetables. Ecuador is no exception to this epidemiological profile or to changes in eating patterns. Thus, Ecuador's government designed and implemented an action plan aimed at changing the obesogenic environment, which includes six strategic lines...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614447/package-design-and-nutritional-profile-of-foods-targeted-at-children-in-supermarkets-in-montevideo-uruguay
#4
Ana Giménez, Luis de Saldamando, María Rosa Curutchet, Gastón Ares
Marketing of unhealthy products has been identified as one of the main characteristics of the food environment that negatively affects children's eating patterns. Restrictions on advertising of unhealthy foods to children have already been imposed in different countries. However, marketing strategies are not limited to broadcast and digital advertising, but also include package design. In this context, the current study aimed to describe the food products targeted at children and sold in supermarkets in Montevideo, Uruguay, in terms of package design and nutrient profile...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613296/battery-operated-preconcentration-assisted-lateral-flow-assay
#5
Cheonjung Kim, Yong Kyoung Yoo, Sung Il Han, Junwoo Lee, Dohwan Lee, Kyungjae Lee, Kyo Seon Hwang, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Seok Chung, Jeong Hoon Lee
Paper-based analytical devices (e.g. lateral flow assays) are highly advantageous as portable diagnostic systems owing to their low costs and ease of use. Because of their low sensitivity and detection limits for biomolecules, these devices have several limitations in applications for real-field diagnosis. Here, we demonstrate a paper-based preconcentration enhanced lateral flow assay using a commercial β-hCG-based test. Utilizing a simple 9 V battery operation with a low power consumption of approximately 81 μW, we acquire a 25-fold preconcentration factor, demonstrating a clear sensitivity enhancement in the colorimetric lateral flow assay; consequently, clear colors are observed in a rapid kit test line, which cannot be monitored without preconcentration...
June 14, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613261/identifying-eating-occasion-based-opportunities-to-improve-the-overall-diets-of-australian-adolescents
#6
Flavia Fayet-Moore, Andrew McConnell, Jean Kim, Kevin C Mathias
Adolescents in Australia have a poor dietary intake, leading to large numbers of them being at risk for inadequate intake of micronutrients, and excessive intake of less healthful dietary components. This study examined dietary intakes at multiple eating occasions to identify opportunities for more targeted recommendations and strategies to improve dietary intakes among adolescents. Data from the first 24-h recall of 14-18 years old in the 2011-2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey were analysed (n = 772)...
June 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612567/-consumptions-of-meat-dietary-fat-and-fatty-acids-and-prevalence-of-overweight-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-chengdu
#7
Yu-Xin Bao, Ruo-Nan Duan, Ming-Zhe Yang, Yan-Rong Chen, Guo Tian, Jiao Luo, Guo Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents aged 7-15 years in Longquanyi District of Chengdu and its association with consumptions of meat, dietary fat and fatty-acids. METHODS: A total of 1 811 children and adolescents aged 7-15 years in Longquanyi District were selected using stratified cluster sampling strategy. Their body mass, height and waist circumference were measured. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was estimated based on body mass index (BMI), body mass index standard deviation score (BMI SDS), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610456/consumer-heterogeneity-in-sugar-consumption-with-special-reference-to-fat-and-cholesterol-intake
#8
Jebaraj Asirvatham, Paul E McNamara
Consumers make dietary choices based on information they have. This study examines consumer choice of food products considering the healthfulness of multiple nutrients. We focus on high levels of sugars because higher levels of intake are associated with adverse health and nutritional outcomes. We find an important association of sugar consumption with the healthfulness of a diet based on saturated fat intake and cholesterol intake. Consumers making healthier choices in one nutrient are not making healthier choices on other nutrients...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608134/venoarterial-pco2-to-arteriovenous-oxygen-content-difference-ratio-is-a-poor-surrogate-for-anaerobic-metabolism-in-hemodilution-an-experimental-study
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Arnaldo Dubin, Gonzalo Ferrara, Vanina Siham Kanoore Edul, Enrique Martins, Héctor Saúl Canales, Carlos Canullán, Gastón Murias, Mario Omar Pozo, Elisa Estenssoro
BACKGROUND: The identification of anaerobic metabolism in critically ill patients is a challenging task. Observational studies have suggested that the ratio of venoarterial PCO2 (Pv-aCO2) to arteriovenous oxygen content difference (Ca-vO2) might be a good surrogate for respiratory quotient (RQ). Yet Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 might be increased by other factors, regardless of anaerobic metabolism. At present, comparisons between Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 and RQ have not been performed. We sought to compare these variables during stepwise hemorrhage and hemodilution...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606702/effect-of-hazelnut-on-serum-lipid-profile-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-erythrocyte-phospholipids-in-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-hyperlipidemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Valeria Deon, Cristian Del Bo', Federica Guaraldi, Francesca Abello, Simona Belviso, Marisa Porrini, Patrizia Riso, Ornella Guardamagna
BACKGROUND & AIM: Regular intake of nuts improves lipid profile and thus reduces the cardiovascular (CV) risk associated with hyperlipidemia. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of a dietary intervention with hazelnuts (HZNs, 15-30 g/day, depending on patient weight) on serum lipid profile, anthropometric parameters and fatty acids (FAs) composition of erythrocyte phospholipids in children and adolescents with primary hyperlipidemia. METHODS: Eight-week randomized, single blind, controlled, three-arm, parallel-group study...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603503/hypoxic-induced-decrease-in-oxygen-consumption-in-cuttlefish-sepia-officinalis-is-associated-with-minor-increases-in-mantle-octopine-but-no-changes-in-markers-of-protein-turnover
#11
Juan C Capaz, Louise Tunnah, Tyson J MacCormack, Simon G Lamarre, Antonio V Sykes, William R Driedzic
The common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), a dominant species in the north-east Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is potentially subject to hypoxic conditions due to eutrophication of coastal waters and intensive aquaculture. Here we initiate studies on the biochemical response to an anticipated level of hypoxia. Cuttlefish challenged for 1 h at an oxygen level of 50% dissolved oxygen saturation showed a decrease in oxygen consumption of 37% associated with an 85% increase in ventilation rate. Octopine levels were increased to a small but significant level in mantle, whereas there was no change in gill or heart...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594351/exploring-diet-quality-between-urban-and-rural-dwelling-women-of-reproductive-age
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Julie C Martin, Lisa J Moran, Helena J Teede, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Catherine B Lombard, Cheryce L Harrison
Health disparities, including weight gain and obesity exist between urban and rural dwelling women. The primary aim was to compare diet quality in urban and rural women of reproductive age, and secondary analyses of the difference in macronutrient and micronutrient intake in urban and rural women, and the predictors of diet quality. Diet quality was assessed in urban (n = 149) and rural (n = 394) women by a modified version of the Dietary Guideline Index (DGI) energy, macronutrient and micronutrient intake from a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and predictors of diet quality...
June 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592599/modeled-dietary-impact-of-industry-wide-food-and-beverage-reformulations-in-the-united-states-and-france
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Mathilde Gressier, Lisa Privet, Kevin Clark Mathias, Antonis Vlassopoulos, Florent Vieux, Gabriel Masset
Background: Food reformulation has been identified as a strategy to improve nutritional intakes; however, little is known about the potential impact of industry-wide reformulations.Objective: The aim of the study was to model the dietary impact of food and beverage reformulation following the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System (NNPS) standards for children, adolescents, and adults in the United States and France.Design: Dietary intakes of individuals aged ≥4 y were retrieved from nationally representative surveys: the US NHANES 2011-2012 (n = 7456) and the French Individual and National Survey on Food Consumption (n = 3330)...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589103/effect-of-symbiotic-supplementation-on-glycemic-control-lipid-profiles-and-microalbuminuria-in-patients-with-non-obese-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Zarin Sadat Ebrahimi, Ensieh Nasli-Esfahani, Azadeh Nadjarzade, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi
BACKGROUND: The prevalent raise of type 2 diabetes (T2D) around the globe, are creating higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and increasing strain on each country's health care budget in the world. Microalbuminuria has appeared as a key parameter in diabetic patients. Microalbuminuria is also related to increased cardiovascular morbidity in people who are non-obese diabetic. Some studies have suggested that consumption of symbiotic foods might help improve the metabolic profile, inflammatory factors and biomarkers of oxidative stress...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588111/dietary-determinants-of-serum-total-cholesterol-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
#15
Sujay S Kakarmath, Rachel M Zack, Germana H Leyna, Saman Fahimi, Enju Liu, Wafaie W Fawzi, Zohra Lukmanji, Japhet Killewo, Frank Sacks, Goodarz Danaei
OBJECTIVE: To assess the dietary determinants of serum total cholesterol. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population-based study. SETTING: Peri-urban region of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PARTICIPANTS: 347 adults aged 40 years and older from the Dar es Salaam Urban Cohort Hypertension Study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Serum total cholesterol measured using a point-of-care device. RESULTS: Mean serum total cholesterol level was 204 mg/dL (IQR 169-236 mg/dL) in women and 185 mg/dL (IQR 152-216 mg/dL) in men...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585358/muscle-microcirculation-alterations-and-relation-to-dipping-status-in-newly-diagnosed-untreated-patients-with-arterial-hypertension-a-pilot-study
#16
Georgios Tzanis, Stavros Dimopoulos, Chris Manetos, Eleni Koroboki, Efstathios Manios, Ioannis Vasileiadis, Nikolaos Zakopoulos, Serafim Nanas
OBJECTIVE: The importance of abnormalities observed in the microcirculation of patients with arterial hypertension (AH) is being increasingly recognized. The authors aimed to evaluate skeletal muscle microcirculation in untreated, newly diagnosed hypertensive patients with Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), a non-invasive method that evaluates microcirculation. METHODS: We evaluated 34 subjects, 17 patients with AH (13 males, 49±13y, BMI: 26±2 kg/m(2) ) and 17 healthy controls (12 males, 49±15y, BMI: 25±3 kg/m(2) )...
June 5, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577258/-beet-ing-the-mountain-a-review-of-the-physiological-and-performance-effects-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-at-simulated-and-terrestrial-altitude
#17
Oliver Michael Shannon, Kerry McGawley, Linn Nybäck, Lauren Duckworth, Matthew John Barlow, David Woods, Mario Siervo, John Paul O'Hara
Exposure to altitude results in multiple physiological consequences. These include, but are not limited to, a reduced maximal oxygen consumption, drop in arterial oxygen saturation, and increase in muscle metabolic perturbations at a fixed sub-maximal work rate. Exercise capacity during fixed work rate or incremental exercise and time-trial performance are also impaired at altitude relative to sea level. Recently, dietary nitrate (NO3(-)) supplementation has attracted considerable interest as a nutritional aid during altitude exposure...
June 2, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572588/hippocampal-atrophy-and-altered-brain-responses-to-pleasant-tastes-among-obese-compared-to-healthy-weight-children
#18
Z L Mestre, A Bischoff-Grethe, D M Eichen, C E Wierenga, D Strong, K N Boutelle
OBJECTIVE: The hippocampus is a key structure implicated in food motivation and intake. Research has shown that the hippocampus is vulnerable to the consumption of a western diet (i.e., high saturated fat and simple carbohydates). Studies of patients with obesity (OB), compared to healthy weight (HW), show changes in hippocampal volume and response to food cues. Moreover, evidence suggests that OB children, relative to HW, have greater hippocampal response to taste. However, no study has examined the association of hippocampal volume with taste functioning in children...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557670/validity-and-reliability-of-the-moxy-oxygen-monitor-during-incremental-cycling-exercise
#19
E M Crum, W J O'Connor, L Van Loo, M Valckx, S R Stannard
INTRODUCTION: The Moxy is a novel, cutaneously placed muscle oxygen monitor which claims to measure local oxygen saturation (SmO2) and total haemoglobin (THb) using near-infrared spectroscopy. If shown to be reliable, its data storage and telemetric capability will be useful for assessing localised O2 usage during field-based exercise. This study investigated the reliability of the Moxy during cycling and assessed the correlations between its measurements, whole-body O2 consumption (VO2) and heart rate (HR)...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557387/-metabolic-and-hormonal-indices-in-rats-with-prolonged-model-of-metabolic-syndrome-induced-by-high-carbohydrate-and-high-fat-diet
#20
K V Derkach, V M Bondareva, A P Trashkov, O V Chistyakova, N A Verlov, A O Shpakov
To develop the approaches for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome (MS), a pathological state widespread in modern population, that involves a complex of metabolic and functional disorders, appropriate animal models of MS are required. One of these models is induced by the consumption of combined high-carbohydrate and high-fat (HC/HF) diet consisting of excess amount of easily digestible carbohydrates and saturated fats. At the same time, the character, temporal dynamics and severity of metabolic abnormalities in MS induced by HC/HF diet are still poorly understood...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
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