Nutrition & Food Science: Volume 49 Issue 1


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Beyond nutrients, health effects of entomophagy: a systematic review

Jessica Ayensu, Reginald Adjetey Annan, Anthony Edusei, Herman Lutterodt

Edible insects have emerged as a promising inexpensive option to address malnutrition among vulnerable groups in the world. However, it is not clear whether including insects in…


Inhibitory effects of catechin isolated from Acacia catechu on ovalbumin induced allergic asthma model: Role of histidine decarboxylase

Snehal Patel, Vinit Patel

Polyphenols possess anti-allergic activities. Catechin is one of the polyphenols that are abundantly present in the Acacia catechu. In this study, the authors investigated the…

Effect of green tea consumption on the metabolic syndrome indices in women: a clinical trial study

Fatemehbanoo Mortazavi, Zamzam Paknahad, Akbar Hasanzadeh

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a complex disorder that exacerbates the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus; some studies have indicated the beneficial effects of…

Acceleration of mackerel fish sauce fermentation via bromelain addition

Mohamed A. Rabie, Mohammad Namir, Nourhan A. Rabie, Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien

The purpose of this study was to accelerate the fermentation process of minced mackerel fish (Scomber scombrus L.) mixed thoroughly with 20 per cent salt (w/w) and hydrolyzed by…

Impact of nutrition and health counselling on quality of life in celiac children aged 7-12 years as reported by parents

Sadia Chishty, Monika , Nimali Singh

The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of nutrition and health counselling on quality of life (QoL) among celiac children (CC) aged 7-12 years, which was reported by…

Inflammatory gene expression analysis after prebiotic, probiotic and synbiotic supplementation in experimental nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Angelica Carreira dos Santos, Daniel Araki Ribeiro, Jessica Almeida da Cruz Ferreira, Odair Aguiar, Dan Linetzky Waitzberg, Claudia Cristina Alves

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of prebiotic, probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on liver histopathology and TLR-4, NFκB and TNF-α gene expression…

Primary care worksite weight management program: Are primary care employees achieving 10,000 steps a day?

Jian Pei Kong, Rawa Ak Bau, Linda Jok, Azlee Bin Ayub

Recent public health initiatives have promoted accumulating 10,000 steps per day. Little previous research has evaluated the using pedometer in sustaining the physical activity…

A world free of hunger: An assessment of food security and dietary diversity among adult primary care clients in rural southwest Nigeria

Oluwafolahan Oluwagbemiga Sholeye, Victor Jide Animasahun, Albert Adekunle Salako

Nutrition is a widely known determinant of health and well-being of individuals. Adequate nutrition is dependent on food availability and optimal dietary intake. Rural communities…

Adequacy of dairy product intake among children in Kuwait using a short dietary assessment questionnaire

Dalal Usamah Zaid Alkazemi, Asma Saleh

This paper aims to assess the consumption of dairy products in Kuwaiti children, and develop and validate a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire to measure dairy product…


The relationship between body weight, fiber and fluid intake status and functional constipation in young adults

Efsun Karabudak, Eda Koksal, Melahat Sedanur Macit

The present study aims to determine the relationship between functional constipation and lifestyle patterns, eating habits and nutritional status in young adults.

Effects of mixed starters on quality attributes of probiotic yogurt using statistical design approach

Zahra Ghasempour, Ehsan Moghaddas Kia, Sahel Golbandi, Ali Ehsani

The quality of probiotic yogurt which is remarked as a healthy, therapeutic and nutritious food product strongly depends on starter types and their compositions; however, the…

Prevalence of lactose intolerance and its association with breakfast consumption in Iranian adolescents

Elham Sharifi-Zahabi, Hadi Abdollahzad, Seyed Mostafa Nachvak, Yahya Pasdar, Amir Bagheri, Badrieh Sahargahi, Behzad Mahaki

Lactose intolerance (LI) is a disturbing gastrointestinal disorder with a high prevalence in all parts of the world, especially in Asian countries. The purpose of this study is to…

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