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Carol S Johnston, Barry Sears, Mary Perry, Jessica R Knurick
Significant reductions in insulin resistance (IR) can be achieved by either calorie restriction or by the increase of lean mass. However, calorie restriction usually results in significant loss of lean mass. A 6-week randomized controlled feeding trial was conducted to determine if a calorie-restricted, high-protein diet (~125 g protein/day consumed evenly throughout the day) using novel functional foods would be more successful for reducing IR in comparison to a conventional diet (~80 g protein/day) with a similar level of calorie restriction...
October 28, 2017: Nutrients
Michael S Schechter, Donald R VanDevanter, David J Pasta, Sarah A Short, Wayne J Morgan, Michael W Konstan
RATIONALE: There are important gaps in our knowledge of the optimal treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary exacerbations. Previous observational studies comparing inpatient to outpatient treatment have suffered from methodological weaknesses, especially indication bias. OBJECTIVES: We analyzed data from the Epidemiologic Study of CF using techniques to control for indication bias to determine whether there is an advantage to inpatient treatment of CF pulmonary exacerbations...
November 15, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Tomasz Czaja, Ewelina Kuzawińska, Aldona Sobota, Roman Szostak
Pasta aside from bread is the most consumed cereal-based product in the world. Its taste and cooking ease makes it the basis of many cuisines. The pasta dough formed by mixing flour and water is extruded through an extrusion die to mould the appropriate pasta form and is dried to obtain a stable product. The concentration of moisture in the pasta dough is a one of key parameters determining the final quality of the product. Monitoring the moisture content of pasta after extrusion is also critically important...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
L Angiolillo, A Conte, M A Del Nobile
Fresh pasta is highly susceptible to microbial contamination because of its high water activity and nutrient content. In this study, a new biopreservation system was examined that consists of an active sodium alginate solution containing Lactobacillus reuteri and glycerol, which was added during the production process of pasta. Our aim was to extend the fresh pasta shelf life by the in situ production of reuterin, thereby avoiding the use of thermal treatments that generally compromise food sensory characteristics...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
Alessandra Marti, Stefano Cattaneo, Simona Benedetti, Susanna Buratti, Parisa Abbasi Parizad, Fabio Masotti, Stefania Iametti, Maria Ambrogina Pagani
The consumption of whole-grain food-including pasta-has been increasing steadily. In the case of whole-grain pasta, given the many different producers, it seems important to have some objective parameters to define its overall quality. In this study, commercial whole-grain pasta samples representative of the Italian market have been characterized from both molecular and electronic-senses (electronic nose and electronic tongue) standpoint in order to provide a survey of the properties of different commercial samples...
November 2017: Journal of Food Science
Sharon Evans, Anne Daly, Satnam Chahal, Catherine Ashmore, John MacDonald, Anita MacDonald
Background: In a previous case-control study, we demonstrated that children with PKU and non-PKU controls preferred sweet foods. Additionally, children with PKU exhibited food neophobia, with no preference for bitter tasting foods associated with the taste of phenylalanine (Phe)-free L-amino acid supplements. Objective: In an observational extension study, we evaluated the influence of parental food choice and neophobia on their children's taste preferences and food neophobia...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Gennaro D'Amico, Alberto Morabito, Mario D'Amico, Linda Pasta, Giuseppe Malizia, Paola Rebora, Maria Grazia Valsecchi
The clinical course of cirrhosis is mostly determined by the progressive increase of portal hypertension, hyperdynamic circulation, bacterial translocation and activation of systemic inflammation. Different disease states without a predictable sequence but with increasing death risk, related to the progression of these mechanisms may be recognized by hemodynamic or clinical characteristics, encompassing compensated and decompensated cirrhosis and a late decompensated state. Acute on chronic liver failure may occur either in decompensated or in compensated cirrhosis and is always associated with a high short term mortality...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
Helga Tima, Adrienn Berkics, Zoltán Hannig, András Ittzés, Eleonóra Kecskésné Nagy, Csilla Mohácsi-Farkas, Gabriella Kiskó
Among Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) is the most common contaminant in case of cereals and cereal based foods in Hungary. In this study Hungarian wheat (n=305), maize (n=108), wheat flour (n=179), pasta (n=226) samples were analysed (N=818). The samples were collected in 2008-2015 in Hungary. Applied methods of analysis were enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and liquid-chromatography coupled with a mass spectrometer (LC-MS). Results were compared and evaluated with Hungarian wheather data...
November 6, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
Jeffrey S Wagener, Stefanie J Millar, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett, Gregory S Sawicki, Edward F McKone, Christopher H Goss, Michael W Konstan, Wayne J Morgan, David J Pasta, Richard B Moss
BACKGROUND: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) experience variable lung disease phenotypes. The R117H mutation is often associated with preserved lung function. Our objective was to compare the rate of lung function decline in patients with the R117H mutation and patients homozygous for the F508del mutation. METHODS: Rate of decline in percentage-of-predicted FEV1 (ppFEV1) was analyzed using the 2006-2010 US CF Foundation Patient Registry. RESULTS: 4-year rate of decline was slower in 156 R117H patients compared with 6251 F508del patients (-0...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Jason M Thomas, Colin T Dourish, Jeremy Tomlinson, Zaki Hassan-Smith, Peter C Hansen, Suzanne Higgs
RATIONALE: Brain 5-HT2C receptors form part of a neural network that controls eating behaviour. 5-HT2C receptor agonists decrease food intake by activating proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus, but recent research in rodents has suggested that 5-HT2C receptor agonists may also act via dopaminergic circuitry to reduce the rewarding value of food and other reinforcers. No mechanistic studies on the effects of 5-HT2C agonists on food intake in humans have been conducted to date...
October 28, 2017: Psychopharmacology
Jane Ogden, Chloe Wood, Elise Payne, Hollie Fouracre, Frances Lammyman
Eating behaviour is influenced by both cognitions and triggers in the environment. The potential difference between a 'snack' and a 'meal' illustrates these factors and the way in which they interact, particularly in terms of the label used to describe food and the way it is presented. To date no research has specifically explored the independent and combined impact of label and presentation on eating behaviour. Using a preload/taste test design this experimental study evaluated the impact of label ('snack' vs...
January 1, 2018: Appetite
Marie-Ève Labonté, Theresa Poon, Christine Mulligan, Jodi T Bernstein, Beatriz Franco-Arellano, Mary R L'Abbé
Background: The Canadian government recently committed to introduce legislation to restrict the commercial marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children.Objective: We compared the degree of strictness and agreement between nutrient profile (NP) models relevant to marketing restrictions by applying them in the Canadian context.Design: With the use of data from the University of Toronto 2013 Food Label Information Program (n = 15,342 prepackaged foods), 4 NP models were evaluated: the Food Standards Australia New Zealand-Nutrient Profiling Scoring Criterion (FSANZ-NPSC), the WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) model, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) model, and a modified version of the PAHO model (Modified-PAHO), which did not consider the extent of food processing because the application of this characteristic was prone to ambiguity...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Amidou N'Diaye, Jemanesh K Haile, Aron T Cory, Fran R Clarke, John M Clarke, Ron E Knox, Curtis J Pozniak
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2017: PloS One
Donald R VanDevanter, Marcia L Craib, David J Pasta, Stefanie J Millar, Wayne J Morgan, Michael W Konstan
BACKGROUND: When the chronic respiratory therapy dornase alfa was made commercially available for cystic fibrosis (CF) more than 20 years ago, two regimens were approved: 2.5 mg inhaled once daily (QD) or twice daily (BID). In the intervening years, there has been little guidance as to when to use each regimen. We have studied clinical practice patterns captured in the Epidemiologic Study of CF (ESCF) during the decade following dornase alfa approval (1994-2005) to better understand clinical characteristics associated with QD versus BID dornase alfa use...
October 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Gustavo A Camelo-Méndez, Pamela C Flores-Silva, Edith Agama-Acevedo, Luis A Bello-Pérez
The phenolic compounds, color and antioxidant capacity of gluten-free pasta prepared with non-conventional flours such as chickpea (CHF), unripe plantain (UPF), white maize (WMF) and blue maize (BMF) were analyzed. Fifteen phenolic compounds (five anthocyanins, five hydroxybenzoic acids, three hydroxycinnamic acids, one hydroxyphenylacetic acid and one flavonol) were identified in pasta prepared with blue maize, and 10 compounds were identified for samples prepared with white maize. The principal component analysis (PCA) led to results describing 98% of the total variance establishing a clear separation for each pasta...
October 23, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
Benedetta Righino, Frédéric Galisson, Davide Pirolli, Serena Vitale, Stéphane Réty, Patrice Gouet, Maria Cristina De Rosa
The unique eukaryotic-likeSer/Thrprotein kinases of S. pneumoniae, StkP, plays a primary role inthe cell division process. Itis composed of an intracellular kinase domain, a transmembrane helix and four extracellular PASTA subunits. PASTA domains were shown to interact with cell wall fragments but the key questions related to the molecular mechanism governing ligand recognition remain unclear. To address this issue, the full-length structural model of StkP was generated by combining small-angle X-ray scattering data with the results of computer simulations...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Hajime Teramura, Gail Betts
The MC-Media Pad ACplus™ is a dry, rehydratable film medium for the enumeration of aerobic bacterial colonies.The performance of the method in a variety of foods was compared to that of U.S. reference methods: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLG) Chapter 3.02 "Quantitative Analysis of Bacteria in Foods as Sanitary Indicators" (USDA/FSIS MLG 3.02); Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products (SMEDP) Chapter 6 "Microbiological Count Methods, Standard Plate Count Method" (SMEDP 6); AOAC Official Method(SM)966...
October 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
Valentina Casieri, Marco Matteucci, Claudia Cavallini, Milena Torti, Michele Torelli, Vincenzo Lionetti
Barley (1-3)β-D-Glucan (BBG) enhances angiogenesis. Since pasta is very effective in providing a BBG-enriched diet, we hypothesized that the intake of pasta containing 3% BBG (P-BBG) induces neovascularization-mediated cardioprotection. Healthy adult male C57BL/6 mice fed P-BBG (n = 15) or wheat pasta (Control, n = 15) for five-weeks showed normal glucose tolerance and cardiac function. With a food intake similar to the Control, P-BBG mice showed a 109% survival rate (P < 0.01 vs. Control) after cardiac ischemia (30 min)/reperfusion (60 min) injury...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ismael L Banla, Sushma Kommineni, Michael Hayward, Marinelle Rodrigues, Kelli L Palmer, Nita H Salzman, Christopher J Kristich
The Gram-positive bacterium Enterococcus faecalis is both a colonizer of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and an agent of serious nosocomial infections. Although typically required for pathogenesis, GIT colonization by E. faecalis is poorly understood. E. faecalis tolerates high concentrations of GIT antimicrobials like cholate and lysozyme, leading us to hypothesize that resistance to intestinal antimicrobials is essential for long-term GIT colonization. Analyses of E. faecalis mutants exhibiting defects in antimicrobial resistance revealed that IreK, a determinant of envelope integrity and antimicrobial resistance, is required for long-term GIT colonization...
October 16, 2017: Infection and Immunity
Romina Beleggia, Mariagiovanna Fragasso, Franco Miglietta, Luigi Cattivelli, Valeria Menga, Franca Nigro, Nicola Pecchioni, Clara Fares
The concentrations of 10 minerals were investigated in the grain of 12 durum wheat genotypes grown under free air CO2 enrichment conditions, and in four of their derived pasta samples, using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Compared to ambient CO2 (400ppm; AMB), under elevated CO2 (570ppm; ELE), the micro-element and macro-element contents showed strong and significant decreases in the grain: Mn, -28.3%; Fe, -26.7%; Zn, -21.9%; Mg, -22.7%; Mo, -40.4%; K, -22.4%; and Ca, -19.5%. These variations defined the 12 genotypes as sensitive or non-sensitive to ELE...
March 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
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