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R Armellini, I Peinado, P Pittia, M Scampicchio, A Heredia, A Andres
Saffron, used in cookery as a flavouring and colouring agent, is well-known for its antioxidant and beneficial health properties. In the present work, the effect of saffron addition (0-control, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4%, w/w) in the formulation of fresh pasta was evaluated on textural, physical-chemical, and sensory properties of the cooked product. Content and retention of the bioactive molecules of saffron (crocins) were evaluated by HPLC along with the corresponding antioxidant activity of enriched pasta. The presence of saffron significantly influenced textural and physical-chemical properties of pasta...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Gregory S Keenan, Louise Childs, Peter J Rogers, Marion M Hetherington, Jeffrey M Brunstrom
Large portion sizes lead to increased intake. Some studies suggest that individuals are unaware that they consume more when served larger portions. In a between-subjects design we asked female participants (N = 48) how much pasta and tomato sauce they intended to consume for lunch prior to eating. We then provided a smaller or a larger portion of the same food and invited participants to self-serve a portion into a second bowl (same size in both conditions). After eating until comfortably full, participants were shown an image of the amount they had selected at the beginning of the meal...
March 12, 2018: Appetite
Irina Uzhova, Clara Woolhead, Claire M Timon, Aifric O'Sullivan, Lorraine Brennan, José L Peñalvo, Eileen R Gibney
Nutritional data reduction methods are widely applied in nutrition epidemiology in order to classify individuals into meaningful groups with similar dietary patterns. To date, none of the existing studies have applied latent class analysis to examine dietary patterns which include meal types consumed throughout a day. We investigated main meal patterns followed on weekend and weekdays, and evaluated their associations with cardio-metabolic biomarkers. The analyses were performed within the NANS (National Adult Nutrition Survey) a cross-sectional national food consumption survey of 1500 nationally representative Irish adults...
March 6, 2018: Nutrients
Rachel A Crockett, Sarah E King, Theresa M Marteau, A T Prevost, Giacomo Bignardi, Nia W Roberts, Brendon Stubbs, Gareth J Hollands, Susan A Jebb
BACKGROUND: Nutritional labelling is advocated as a means to promote healthier food purchasing and consumption, including lower energy intake. Internationally, many different nutritional labelling schemes have been introduced. There is no consensus on whether such labelling is effective in promoting healthier behaviour. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of nutritional labelling for food and non-alcoholic drinks on purchasing and consumption of healthier items. Our secondary objective was to explore possible effect moderators of nutritional labelling on purchasing and consumption...
February 27, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Monica Barroso, Sytske A Beth, Trudy Voortman, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Menno C van Zelm, Henriette A Moll, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There have been many studies of associations between infant feeding practices and development of celiac disease during childhood, but few studies have focused on overall diets of young children following the weaning period. We aimed to examine the association between common dietary patterns in infants and the occurrence of celiac disease autoimmunity during childhood. METHODS: We performed a prospective analysis of data from the Generation R Study that comprised 1997 children born from April 2002 through January 2006 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
February 23, 2018: Gastroenterology
Vijay K Juneja, Tim B Mohr, Meryl Silverman, O Peter Snyder
The objective of this study was to assess the ability of Bacillus cereus spores to germinate and grow in order to determine a safe cooling rate for cooked rice, beans, and pasta, rice-chicken (4:1), rice-chicken-vegetables (3:1:1), rice-beef (4:1), and rice-beef-vegetables (3:1:1). Samples were inoculated with a cocktail of four strains of heat-shocked (80°C for 10 min) B. cereus spores (NCTC 11143, 935A/74, Brad 1, and Mac 1) to obtain a final spore concentration of approximately 2 log CFU/g. Thereafter, samples were exponentially cooled through the temperature range of 54...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
Giovanna Calixto Andrade, Maria Laura da Costa Louzada, Catarina Machado Azeredo, Camila Zancheta Ricardo, Ana Paula Bortolleto Martins, Renata Bertazzi Levy
Considering the increased contribution of foods consumed outside home and their potential impact on diet, this study aims to identify eating out patterns and their association with nutritional dietary quality in Brazil. We used the Individual Food Intake Survey 2008-2009, conducted with 34,003 individuals aged 10 and up. We used factor analysis by principal component to identify out-of-home eating patterns and linear regression to explore the association between patterns scores and dietary quality. We identified three food patterns...
February 16, 2018: Nutrients
Alba M Santaliestra-Pasías, Jaime E Llamas Dios, Ole Sprengeler, Antje Hebestreit, Stefaan De Henauw, Gabriele Eiben, Regina Felsö, Fabio Lauria, Michael Tornaritis, Toomas Veidebaum, Valeria Pala, Luis A Moreno
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity (PA) levels and dietary habits are considered some of the most important factors associated with obesity. The present study aimed to examine the association between PA level and food and beverage consumption in European children (2-10 years old). Design/Setting/Subjects A sample of 7229 children (49·0 % girls) from eight European countries participating in the IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of Dietary and lifestyle induced health EFfects In Children and infantS) study was included...
February 19, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
L De Cicco, F Crivelli, P Beretta, E Gjoni, A Merlotti, A Starace, G Marzaroli, F Pasta, T Zurleni, A Aguzzi, C Calandra, S Bracelli
Gastric metastasis by solid tumor cancer is a rare event. Concomitant metastases to other organs are frequent, so that this condition is often associated to a poor prognosis. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia are the most common presenting symptoms. We present the case of a 81 years old women previously treated for cervix carcinoma showing later a stomach metastasis. The patient is alive and disease free 39 months after salvage gastrectomy. A radical surgery in selected patients could be useful for symptom palliation and prolonged survival...
December 2017: Pathologica
Yi Ming, Liu Ye, Han-Shuang Chen, Shi-Feng Mao, Hui-Min Li, Ze-Jun Ding
Currently, effective phonons (renormalized or interacting phonons) rather than solitary waves (for short, solitons) are regarded as the energy carriers in nonlinear lattices. In this work, by using the approximate soliton solutions of the corresponding equations of motion and adopting the Boltzmann distribution for these solitons, the average velocities of solitons are obtained and are compared with the sound velocities of energy transfer. Excellent agreements with the numerical results and the predictions of other existing theories are shown in both the symmetric Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-β lattices and the asymmetric Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-αβ lattices...
January 2018: Physical Review. E
Yisen Wang, Zhigang Zhu, Yong Zhang, Liang Huang
Nonlinear interaction between flexural modes is critical to heat conductivity and mechanical vibration of two-dimensional materials such as graphene. Much effort has been devoted to understand the underlying mechanism. In this paper, we examine solely the out-of-plane flexural modes and identify their energy flow pathway during thermalization process. The key is the development of a universal scheme that numerically characterizes the strength of nonlinear interactions between normal modes. In particular, for our square graphene system, the modes are grouped into four classes by their distinct symmetries...
January 2018: Physical Review. E
Calogero Falletta, Salvatore Pasta, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Francesca Crinò, Sergio Sciacca, Francesco Clemenza
Use of continuous flow left ventricle assist device (CF-LVAD) in advanced heart failure (HF) patients results in clinically relevant improvements in survival, functional capacity, and quality of life. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can occur in patients with CF-LVAD due to the high rate of concomitance between risk factors for atherosclerosis and HF. Diagnosis of PAD can be difficult in the specific setting of a patient supported by this kind of device because of the marked alteration in waveform morphology and velocity created by the artificial physiology of an LVAD...
February 13, 2018: Artificial Organs
Sajjad Lalegani, Hassan Ahmadi Gavlighi, Mohammad Hossein Azizi, Roghayeh Amini Sarteshnizi
Phenolic compounds as agro-industrial by-products have been associated with health benefits since they exhibit high antioxidant activity and anti-diabetic properties. In this study, polyphenol-rich extract from pistachio green hull (PGH) was evaluated for antioxidant activity and its ability to inhibit α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity in vitro. The effect of PGH extract powder on in vitro starch digestibility was also evaluated. The results showed that PGH had stronger antioxidant activity than Trolox...
March 2018: Food Research International
Giuseppina Costabile, Ettore Griffo, Paola Cipriano, Claudia Vetrani, Marilena Vitale, Gianfranco Mamone, Angela A Rivellese, Gabriele Riccardi, Rosalba Giacco
Dietary fiber and whole grain foods may contribute to the regulation of appetite; however, evidence has produced inconclusive findings. The objective was to evaluate the effects of an experimental wholemeal pasta on appetite ratings, plasma concentrations of gastrointestinal hormones involved in appetite control, and postprandial glucose/insulin responses in healthy adults. Fourteen healthy adults (7M/7F), mean age 30 ± 2 yrs (mean ± SEM), participated in a randomized, controlled, crossover trial...
February 7, 2018: Appetite
Hong Zhang, Abhishek Kumar, Xiaoping Luo, Krister Svensson, Mats Trulsson, Peter Svensson
We hypothesized that the trigeminally innervated jaw muscles and spinally innervated hand muscles would differ in the force control and muscle activity when similar fine motor training tasks are performed. Sixteen healthy volunteers performed six series (with ten trials each) of an oral fine motor task (OFMT) and a hand fine motor task (HFMT), in random order. The task was to hold-and-break a test material (5 cm spaghetti pasta) placed on the force transducer between either their anterior teeth (OFMT) or the thumb and the index finger (HFMT)...
February 6, 2018: Human Movement Science
Alan M Hirahara, Wyatt J Andersen
PASTA (partial articular supraspinatus tendon avulsion) lesions of greater than 50% thickness are usually repaired, whereas those of less than 50% thickness receive subacromial decompression and debridement. However, tears of greater than 25% thickness of the tendon result in increased strain of the adjacent, intact tendon fibers. Re-creating the tendon footprint at the greater tuberosity is the goal of a repair. Transtendon repairs have been considered the gold standard in repair but have shown varying outcomes and are technically difficult procedures...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Jaffar M Khan, Toby Rogers, William H Schenke, Adam B Greenbaum, Vasilis C Babaliaros, Gaetano Paone, Rajiv Ramasawmy, Marcus Y Chen, Daniel A Herzka, Robert J Lederman
OBJECTIVES: Pledget-assisted suture tricuspid valve annuloplasty (PASTA) is a novel technique using marketed equipment to deliver percutaneous trans-annular sutures to create a double-orifice tricuspid valve. BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation is a malignant disease with high surgical mortality and no commercially available transcatheter solution in the US. METHODS: Two iterations of PASTA were tested using trans-apical or trans-jugular access in swine...
February 6, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Chisato Nabeuchi, Misaki Kurogaki, Monika Garg, Mika Saito, Goro Ishikawa, Toshiki Nakamura, Hisashi Tsujimoto
Wheat flours are used to produce bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, and biscuits; the various properties of these end-products are attributed to the gluten content, produced as seed storage proteins in the wheat endosperm. Thus, genes encoding gluten protein are major targets of wheat breeders aiming to improve the various properties of wheat flour. Here, we describe a novel compensating wheat-Thinopyrum elongatum Robertsonian translocation (T1AS.1EL) line involving the short arm of wheat chromosome 1A (1AS) and the long arm of Th...
December 2017: Breeding Science
Caryl Nowson, Karen Lim, Mary-Ann Land, Jacqui Webster, Jonathan E Shaw, John Chalmers, Victoria Flood, Mark Woodward, Carley Grimes
OBJECTIVE: To assess if there is a difference in salt intake (24 h urine collection and dietary recall) and dietary sources of salt (Na) on weekdays and weekend days. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of adults who provided one 24 h urine collection and one telephone-administered 24 h dietary recall. SETTING: Community-dwelling adults living in the State of Victoria, Australia. SUBJECTS: Adults (n 598) who participated in a health survey (53·5 % women; mean age 57·1 (95 % CI 56·2, 58·1) years)...
February 1, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
M E Capra, N G De Paulis, M Montagni, S Peveri, E Savi, G Biasucci
Anakinra, one of the novel biological agents, is a recombinant human IL-1 receptor antagonist. It is preferred as an alternative drug for familial Mediterranean fever cases where colchicine is not sufficient or cannot be used due to its side effects. Like all other biologics, hypersensitivity reactions to anakinra are quite rare. This is the first case which was successfully desensitized with anakinra after a severe immediate-type hypersensitivity reaction. We report a case of WDEIA in an asthmatic boy admitted to our Unit with suspected mushroom acute toxicity...
November 23, 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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