Nutrition & Food Science: Volume 31 Issue 4


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Mechanisms in adverse reactions to foods: a review

O. Fraser, S. Sumar, M. Jones, N. Sumar

Human diet consists of an enormous variety of both plants and animal proteins, many of which are potentially immunogenic. Industrial processing of foods and digestion in the…

Mineral bioavailability

Linda Harvey

The article discusses mineral bioavailability and the process of absorption in humans. It explains the necessity for obtaining accurate data from human studies in order to make…


Pregnancy‐associated weight gain – does it contribute to the rising rate of obesity in women in the UK?

Fiona Ford, Diane Barrowclough

In 1980, 8 per cent of women in the UK were classified as obese (body mass index over 30). By 1998, the prevalence of obesity had increased to 21 per cent and there is no sign…


Catering for young people in schools

Mabel Blades

This article provides a brief overview of what young people eat. Their likes and dislikes are mentioned together with their eating habits. The role of the Local Authority…


Nutritional status of Brazilian lactating women

Maria das Graças Tavares do Carmo, Luciléia Granhen Tavares Colares, Gilza Sandre‐Pereira, Eliane de Abreu Soares

Dietary intake and anthropometric measurements (body weight and skinfold thickness) of 42 lactating mothers were monitored for six months postpartum. Dietary questionnaires were…


The effect of education and obesity on attitudes towards fads related to weight reduction among Arab women in Qatar

Abdulrahman O. Musaiger, Nora E. Shahbeek

A sample of 535 Arab women in Qatar (an Arab Gulf country) was interviewed to obtain their attitudes towards eight fads related to weight reduction, and the effect of educational…

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