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Rakesh Malhotra, Kerri L Cavanaugh, William J Blot, T Alp Ikizler, Loren Lipworth, Edmond K Kabagambe
BACKGROUND: Whether polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in populations with a high burden of risk factors for kidney disease is unknown. We sought to determine whether PUFA intake is associated with ESRD. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study of ESRD within the Southern Community Cohort Study (SCCS), a prospective cohort of low-income blacks and whites in the southeastern US (2002-2009). Through 2012, 1,074 incident ESRD cases were identified by linkage with the United States Renal Data System and matched to 3,230 controls by age, sex and race...
October 18, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Curtis W Park, Mark A Stout, MaryAnne Drake
Unit operations during production influence the sensory properties of nonfat dry milk (NFDM) and milk protein concentrate (MPC). Off-flavors in dried dairy ingredients decrease consumer acceptance of ingredient applications. Previous work has shown that spray-drying parameters affect physical and sensory properties of whole milk powder and whey protein concentrate. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of inlet temperature and feed solids concentration on the flavor of NFDM and MPC 70% (MPC70)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
J Ryu, S B Im, S J Kwon, J W Ahn, S W Jeong, S Y Kang
This study evaluated the chemical and genetic diversity of high-seed-yield sorghum germplasms from Korea, the United States, and South Africa. We identified significant differences in the chemical contents of whole plants at the heading stage in all cultivars, including differences in crude protein, fat, fiber, ash, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, mineral, and fatty acid contents. Our results suggest that Banwoldang is the most appropriate cultivar for roughage because of its high protein yield...
September 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Genevieve E Becker, Hazel A Smith, Fionnuala Cooney
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is important, however not all infants can feed at the breast and methods of expressing milk need evaluation. OBJECTIVES: To assess acceptability, effectiveness, safety, effect on milk composition, contamination and costs of methods of milk expression. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (21 March 2016), handsearched relevant journals and conference proceedings, and contacted experts in the field to seek additional published or unpublished studies...
September 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
F B Peter Wooding, Ian H Mather
This paper reports a detailed ultrastructural and immunocytochemical investigation of the structure of the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) in a variety of species. The process follows the same pattern in all mammals so far investigated. The initial (or primary) MFGM immediately on release from the mammary cell is a continuous unit membrane with a thin underlying layer of cytoplasmic origin and a monolayer of phospholipid separating it from the core lipid. This structure changes rapidly as the milk fat globule (MFG) moves into the alveolar lumen...
September 27, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
Laura Maccarana, Mirko Cattani, Franco Tagliapietra, Lucia Bailoni, Stefano Schiavon
BACKGROUND: Modification of chemical composition of diets fed to dairy cows might be a good strategy to reduce methane (CH4) production in the rumen. Notable reductions of CH4 production compared to conventional high-roughages rations were more frequently observed for very concentrated diets or when fat supplements were used. In these cases, the reduction in the gas emission was mainly a consequence of an overall impairment of rumen function with a reduction of fiber digestibility. These strategies do not always comply with feeding standards used in intensive dairy farms and they are usually not applied owing to the risks of negative health and economic consequences...
2016: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
William B Ashworth, Nathan A Davies, I David L Bogle
In non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), lipid build-up and the resulting damage is known to occur more severely in pericentral cells. Due to the complexity of studying individual regions of the sinusoid, the causes of this zone specificity and its implications on treatment are largely ignored. In this study, a computational model of liver glucose and lipid metabolism is presented which treats the sinusoid as the repeating unit of the liver rather than the single hepatocyte. This allows for inclusion of zonated enzyme expression by splitting the sinusoid into periportal to pericentral compartments...
September 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
B M Gorgulho, G K Pot, D M Marchioni
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Main Meal Quality Index when applied on the UK population. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The indicator was developed to assess meal quality in different populations, and is composed of 10 components: fruit, vegetables (excluding potatoes), ratio of animal protein to total protein, fiber, carbohydrate, total fat, saturated fat, processed meat, sugary beverages and desserts, and energy density, resulting in a score range of 0-100 points...
September 14, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Tegene Negesse, Chander Datt, S S Kundu
A feeding trial with 18 Murrah buffalo heifers (238 ± 63 kg; 1.7 ± 0.4 years old) was conducted for 57 days, and feed intake and body weight were recorded followed by 7 days of urine and feces collection. Heifers were grouped into low (RFI-I) and high (RFI-II) feed efficiency groups by regressing DMI (g head(-1) day(-1)) on BWG (g head(-1) day(-1)) and mid-test MBW (kg). RFI-II heifers had slightly higher DMI (g head(-1) day(-1) and expressed per unit of BW, %BW, MBW, mid-test BW, and mid-test MBW) and all associated nutrient intakes, BWG, feed efficiency traits (FCR, CPCR), digestibility of nutrients, and retentions of crude protein and fat over RFI-I heifers...
September 12, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
Ananda G Manegar, Jayanaik 2015, Venkata K Reddy, Nagaraja C S, Siddaramanna 2015, Krishnamurthy T N, Basavanta Kumar C
This study was conducted to evaluate the performance of broiler chickens fed low protein diets supplemented with L-threonine. Four hundred and sixty two 1-day-old broiler chicks were randomly allotted to seven treatments with six replicates each and eleven chicks per replicate. Seven treatments included; T1-control, T2, T4, T6-without L-threonine and T3, T5 ,T7-with L-threonine supplementation with a CP reduction by 0.75, 1.50 and 2.25 per cent units, respectively. Feed was offered in pre-starter (0-14 days), starter (15-28 days) and finisher phases (29-42 days)...
September 9, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
F Chiusolo, A Diamanti, R Bianchi, L Fusco, M Elia, T Capriati, F Vigevano, S Picardo
BACKGROUND: Ketogenic diet (KD) has been used to treat refractory status epilepticus (RSE). KD is a high-fat, restricted-carbohydrate regimen that may be administered with different fat to protein and carbohydrate ratios (3:1 and 4:1 fat to protein and carbohydrate ratios). Other ketogenic regimens have a lower fat and higher protein and carbohydrate ratio to improve taste and thus compliance to treatment. We describe a case of RSE treated with intravenous KD in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Claudia Stefanutti, Claudia Morozzi, Serafina Di Giacomo, Barbara Sovrano, Dario Mesce, Alberto Grossi
BACKGROUND: Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is a rare, genetically determined condition of highly elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC) levels. If untreated, patients do not typically survive beyond the second decade of life. Traditional lipid-lowering therapies (statins and ezetimibe) are largely ineffective in HoFH patients, and extracorporeal lipoprotein apheresis (LA) forms the mainstay of treatment. Lomitapide is a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor approved for the treatment of HoFH as an adjunct to LA...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Liping Huang, Bruce Neal, Elizabeth Dunford, Guansheng Ma, Jason H Y Wu, Michelle Crino, Helen Trevena
Increasing consumption of pre-packaged foods is likely an important driver of diet-related diseases in China. From January 2013 it became mandatory to provide a standardised nutrient declaration on pre-packaged foods in China. We collected data on pre-packaged foods from large chain supermarkets in Beijing in 2013, examined the completeness of the nutrient declaration of core required nutrients and summarised the average nutritional composition of 14 different major food groups. We also illustrated the potential use of the data by comparing sodium levels...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
Dhartiben B Kapadiya, Darshna B Prajapati, Amit Kumar Jain, Bhavbhuti M Mehta, Vijaykumar B Darji, Kishorkumar D Aparnathi
AIM: The study was undertaken to find out the gross composition, nitrogen distribution, and selected mineral content in Surti goat milk, and its comparison was made between cow and buffalo milk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Goat milk samples of Surti breed and buffalo milk samples were collected during the period from July to January 2014 at Reproductive Biology Research Unit, Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand. Cow milk samples of Kankrej breed were collected from Livestock Research Station, AAU, Anand...
July 2016: Veterinary World
M L Santana, A B Bignardi, R J Pereira, G Stefani, L El Faro
Tropical and sub-tropical climates are characterized by high temperature and humidity, during at least part of the year. Consequently, heat stress is common in Holstein cattle and productive and reproductive losses are frequent. Our objectives were as follows: (1) to quantify losses in production and quality of milk due to heat stress; (2) to estimate genetic correlations within and between milk yield (MY) and milk quality traits; and (3) to evaluate the trends of genetic components of tolerance to heat stress in multiple lactations of Brazilian Holstein cows...
August 17, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Catherine Boyce, Mistral Watson, Grace Lazidis, Sarah Reeve, Kenneth Dods, Karen Simmer, Gemma McLeod
There are wide variations in the macronutrient values adopted by neonatal intensive care units and industry to fortify milk in efforts to achieve recommended intakes for preterm infants. Contributing to this is the variation in macronutrient composition of preterm milk between and within mothers and the variable quality of milk analyses used to determine the macronutrient content of milk. We conducted a systematic review of the literature using articles published in English between 1959 and 2013 that reported the concentrations of one or more macronutrients or energy content in human preterm milk, sampled over a representative 24-h period...
September 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
T J Byrne, B F S Santos, P R Amer, D Martin-Collado, J E Pryce, M Axford
This study comprises an update of the economic values for dairy traits for the Australian industry and the formulation of updated selection indices. An economic model, which calculates partial economic values for each trait individually, was developed to determine the economic implications of selective dairy breeding, based on the effect of trait changes on the profit of commercial dairy farms in Australia. Selection indices were developed from economic values, which were transformed into base economic weights by including the discounted genetic expressions coefficients...
October 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
E J Delgado-Suárez, M S Rubio-Lozano, V M Toledo-López, G R Torrescano-Urrutia, E Ponce-Alquicira, N Huerta-Leidenz
The study included fresh pork semimembranosus (SM, n=289) and triceps brachii (TB, n=283) muscles sourced from meat packers of Mexico and the USA. Samples were analyzed for moisture, protein, and fat content, pH, shear force (WBSF), cook loss, water holding capacity (WHC), instrumental color, emulsion capacity (EC) and stability (ES), and consumer sensory ratings. SM from the USA had lower WBSF (P<0.05) than that from Mexico (26.7 vs. 29.7N), higher WHC (44.7 vs. 38.4%; P<0.05) and a better appearance, as indicated by its lower h* (52...
December 2016: Meat Science
Cynthia S Levine, Yuri Miyamoto, Hazel Rose Markus, Attilio Rigotti, Jennifer Morozink Boylan, Jiyoung Park, Shinobu Kitayama, Mayumi Karasawa, Norito Kawakami, Christopher L Coe, Gayle D Love, Carol D Ryff
Healthy eating is important for physical health. Using large probability samples of middle-aged adults in the United States and Japan, we show that fitting with the culturally normative way of being predicts healthy eating. In the United States, a culture that prioritizes and emphasizes independence, being independent predicts eating a healthy diet (an index of fish, protein, fruit, vegetables, reverse-coded sugared beverages, and reverse-coded high fat meat consumption; Study 1) and not using nonmeat food as a way to cope with stress (Study 2a)...
October 2016: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
A Kaur, P Scarborough, S Hieke, A Kusar, I Pravst, M Raats, M Rayner
: Backgroung/Objectives:Compares the nutritional quality of pre-packaged foods carrying health-related claims with foods that do not carry health-related claims. SUBJECT/METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of pre-packaged foods available in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia and the United Kingdom in 2013. A total of 2034 foods were randomly sampled from three food store types (a supermarket, a neighbourhood store and a discounter). Nutritional information was taken from nutrient declarations present on food labels and assessed through a comparison of mean levels, regression analyses and the application of a nutrient profile model currently used to regulate health claims in Australia and New Zealand (Food Standards Australia New Zealand's Nutrient Profiling Scoring Criterion, FSANZ NPSC)...
July 13, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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