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Qing Hong, Jieping Feng, Haijuan Liu, Xiaomin Li, Lirong Gong, Zhen Yang, Weiming Yang, Xiongfa Liang, Rujiang Zheng, Zhicai Cui, Weiliang Wang, Daixiong Chen
Sparganosis is an important parasitic disease in Guangzhou and is mainly acquired by consumption of frog meat or contact with fresh frogs infected by larval stages (spargana) of the tapeworm species Spirometra mansoni (S. mansoni). In this study we assessed the prevalence of intestinal S. mansoni infections (with adult parasites) in dogs and cats on one hand and of extraintestinal S. mansoni infections (with spargana) in frogs on the other. In Addition, a questinnaire survey among residents in Guangzhou City was carried out in order to evaluate the awareness of autochthonous people about the medical and epidemiological relevance of Spirometra and sparganosis...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Ana Santana, Armindo Melo, Tânia Tavares, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira
The increase of hen egg consumption demands profitable applications for eggshells, including their membranes, in order to minimize environmental and public health problems that could result from their accumulation. This work presents an innovative application for eggshell membranes to obtain an added-value food ingredient that combines maximized ACE-inhibitory and antioxidant activities. Firstly, the use of acetic acid 5% (v/v); and 3-mercaptopropionic acid 1.25 M enabled 63% recovery of eggshell membrane proteins...
October 17, 2016: Food & Function
Flemming T Dahlke, Elettra Leo, Felix C Mark, Hans-Otto Pörtner, Ulf Bickmeyer, Stephan Frickenhaus, Daniela Storch
Thermal tolerance windows serve as a powerful tool for estimating the vulnerability of marine species and their life-stages to increasing temperature means and extremes. However, it remains uncertain to which extent additional drivers, such as ocean acidification, modify organismal responses to temperature. This study investigated the effects of CO2 -driven ocean acidification on embryonic thermal sensitivity and performance in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, from the Kattegat. Fertilized eggs were exposed to factorial combinations of two PCO2 conditions (400 μatm vs...
October 8, 2016: Global Change Biology
Eric Lontchi-Yimagou, Agatha Tanya, Carine Tchankou, Judith Ngondi, Julius Oben
BACKGROUND: Quail eggs as a food item have recently been introduced into the diet of some Cameroonians. These eggs are being sold in local markets, but with many unfounded health claims. One claim is that quail eggs can reduce blood glucose levels in diabetics. It was therefore necessary to evaluate the effect of consuming quail eggs on blood glucose levels, lipid profiles, and oxidative stress parameters in diabetes-induced rats. METHODS: Twenty Wistar rats weighing, on average, 250 g were divided into four groups of five rats each...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
Dominik D Alexander, Paula E Miller, Ashley J Vargas, Douglas L Weed, Sarah S Cohen
The possible relationship between dietary cholesterol and cardiac outcomes has been scrutinized for decades. However, recent reviews of the literature have suggested that dietary cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of egg intake (a significant contributor to dietary cholesterol) and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. A comprehensive literature search was conducted through August 2015 to identify prospective cohort studies that reported risk estimates for egg consumption in association with CHD or stroke...
October 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Atena Ghasempour, Ebrahim Ahmadi
In this study we have to deal with the assessment of environment impacts of laying hen in the Alborz province, Iran. This assessment was carried out for one kg of egg during a period of 420 days for 1000 chickens. Then due to significant consumption of diet during period of question, three main products including corn, soybean and wheat which are consist of 80 percent of the combination of laying chicken diet, also collected the information about their production and it has been evaluated the indicators of their environment individually and eventually, the results has been considered as a title for inputs of poultry...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
J P Michaud, Paulo R R Barbosa, Clint L Bain, Jorge B Torres
Nonconsumptive effects of predators on prey are well known, but similar effects among competing predators are not. Aphidophagous insect larvae are notorious for cannibalism and intraguild predation, as they compete for aggregated but ephemeral prey. We tested for indirect effects of competitors on the development of Coleomegilla maculata DeGeer and Hippodamia convergens Guerin-Meneville (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), and a green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea Stephens (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), with all larvae reared on eggs of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)...
September 29, 2016: Environmental Entomology
Hung-Chi Yang, Yi-Hsuan Wu, Hui-Ya Liu, Arnold Stern, Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
G6PD deficiency has been the most pervasive inherited disorder in the world since having been discovered. G6PD has an antioxidant role by functioning as a major NADPH provider to reduce excessive oxidative stress. NADPH can produce reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species mediated by NADPH oxidase (NOX) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS), respectively. Hence, G6PD also has a pro-oxidant role. Research in the past has focused on the enhanced susceptibility of G6PD-deficient cells or individuals to oxidative challenge...
August 10, 2016: Free Radical Research
Yukyung Go, Minsung Chung, Yongsoon Park
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a common subtype of breast cancer among women with dense breasts and is associated with a poor prognosis. Diet is a modifiable risk factor for breast cancer, but the association between the risk of TNBC and diet has not been studied. The present study investigated the hypothesis that a healthy dietary pattern was negatively associated with risk of TNBC in women with dense breasts (density types 3 and 4). After total mastectomy or breast conserving surgery, patients with TNBC (n = 38) and non-TNBC (n = 178) were recruited...
September 28, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
Rebecca K Campbell, Kristen M Hurley, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Saijuddin Shaikh, Zaynah T Chowdhury, Sucheta Mehra, Saskia de Pee, Tahmeed Ahmed, Keith P West, Parul Christian
BACKGROUND: Complementary food supplements (CFSs) can enhance growth where stunting is common, but substitution for the usual diet may reduce observed benefits. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize dietary diversity from home foods in a CFS efficacy trial and determine whether supplementation reduced breastfeeding frequency or displaced home foods. DESIGN: In a cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural Bangladesh, children (n = 5499) received, for 1 y starting at age 6 mo, periodic child feeding counseling for mothers (control) or counseling plus 1 of 4 CFSs fed as a daily snack...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Yohannes Adama Melaku, Tiffany K Gill, Robert Adams, Zumin Shi
Studies on the association between dietary patterns and bone mineral density (BMD) have reported inconsistent findings. Data from the North West Adelaide Health Study, a population-based cohort study undertaken in Australia, were used to assess this association among adults aged 50 years and above. In this specific study, 1182 adults (545 males, 45·9 %) had dietary data collected using a FFQ and also had BMD measurements taken using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Factor analysis with principal component method was applied to ascertain dietary patterns...
October 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
Anita J Massé, Jorgelina R Muscatello, Natacha S Hogan, David M Janz
Selenium (Se) is a developmental toxicant that is also capable of altering the bioenergetic and endocrine status of adult fishes. To date, aquatic ecotoxicological research has predominantly focused on the toxic effects of Se in fishes with minimal information related to amphibians. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential toxicity associated with chronically elevated dietary Se consumption in adult female amphibians utilizing the model species Xenopus laevis. Adult X. laevis females were fed a diet augmented with L-selenomethionine at measured concentrations of 0...
September 26, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Aris A Polyzos, Cynthia T McMurray
Mitochondrial dysfunction and ensuing oxidative damage is typically thought to be a primary cause of Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson disease. There is little doubt that mitochondria (MT) become defective as neurons die, yet whether MT defects are the primary cause or a detrimental consequence of toxicity remains unanswered. Oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and glycolysis provide sensitive and informative measures of the functional status MT and the cells metabolic regulation, yet these measures differ depending on the sample source; species, tissue type, age at measurement, and whether MT are measured in purified form or in a cell...
September 12, 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
Azhar A Khan, Jawwad A Qureshi, Muhammad Afzal, Philip A Stansly
The Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) is an economically important pest of citrus because it serves as a vector of the causal pathogens of huanglongbing (HLB) also known as citrus greening disease. The increased use of insecticides for control of D. citri negatively impacts several natural enemies including some effective ladybeetle species which are not available commercially. The two-spotted ladybeetle, Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is found in some crop and forest ecosystems of Asia, Europe and North America and available commercially...
2016: PloS One
Noushin Mohammadifard, Ali Reza Khosravi, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Awat Feizi, Zahra Abdollahi, Forouzan Salehi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: The 24-hour urine sodium excretion is considered the gold standard method to estimate salt intake. However, since this method is not easy to perform, this study developed two instruments, including a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and one spot urine sodium excretion, to assess sodium intake. These two methods were then compared with 24-h urine sodium excretion and twelve 24-h recalls during a year. METHODS: This study was performed on 219 healthy subjects aged ≥ 6 years in 2014-2015...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Veronica Wendy Setiawan, Stephen J Pandol, Jacqueline Porcel, Pengxiao C Wei, Lynne R Wilkens, Loïc Le Marchand, Malcolm C Pike, Kristine R Monroe
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pancreatitis is a source of substantial morbidity and health cost in the United States. Little is known about how diet might contribute to its pathogenesis. To characterize dietary factors that are associated with risk of pancreatitis by disease subtype, we conducted a prospective analysis of 145,886 African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, Latinos, and whites in the Multiethnic Cohort. METHODS: In the Multiethnic Cohort (age at baseline, 45-75 y), we identified cases of pancreatitis using hospitalization claim files from 1993 through 2012...
September 5, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
V W Botteon, J A Neves, W A C Godoy
Among the predators with high potential for use in biological control, the species of the genus Podisus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) have received special attention for laboratory rearing, since they feed on different agricultural and forestry pest insects. However, the type of diet offered to insects in the laboratory may affect the viability of populations, expressed essentially by demographic parameters such as survival and fecundity. This study assessed demographic and development aspects in experimental populations of Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas, 1851) fed on larvae of Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann, 1818) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) as an alternative prey...
September 7, 2016: Neotropical Entomology
Muzi Na, Sucheta Mehra, Parul Christian, Hasmot Ali, Saijuddin Shaikh, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Alain B Labrique, Rolf Dw Klemm, Lee Sf Wu, Keith P West
BACKGROUND: Household food insecurity (HFI) can lead to a poor diet and malnutrition. Yet, little is known about the extent to which maternal diet covaries with food insecurity during pregnancy and lactation. OBJECTIVE: Longitudinal associations between HFI and maternal dietary diversity from early pregnancy to 3 mo postpartum were examined in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: We repeatedly assessed dietary intake by using a 7-d food-frequency questionnaire in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy and at 3 mo postpartum among 14,600 women enrolled into an antenatal micronutrient supplementation trial...
October 2016: Journal of Nutrition
Khalid Mahrose, Mohammed Elsayed, Hamdy Basuony, Nour Gouda
Effects of radiating ostrich eggs before incubation on hatchability, growth performance, and some blood components of ostrich chicks were studied. 72 ostrich eggs were randomly distributed into four groups. The first group was kept without exposure to gamma radiation (control). The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th groups were exposed to 0.8, 1.6, and 3.2 Gy, respectively, of (60)Co gamma rays just before incubation. Total bacterial counts (×10(3) CFU) were significantly increased with the increase in gamma radiation levels before incubation...
August 31, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Piya Sereerak, Songkaid Upontain, Prasarn Tangkawattana, Frank F Mallory, Banchob Sripa, Sirikachorn Tangkawattana
Opisthorchiasis caused by Opisthorchis viverrini is a major food-borne zoonosis in Greater Mekong sub-region. Even though campaigns discouraging the consumption of raw fish have been launched to public, the disease still remains highly endemic. The unsuccessful eradication of the disease is probably because of the persistence of the parasite in animal reservoir hosts, particularly felids. Praziquantel (PZQ) is the drug of choice for morbidity control of opisthorchiasis in humans and animals. However, there is no specific study on its dosage regimen for feline opisthorchiasis...
August 26, 2016: Parasitology International
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