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Amanda Ursell BSc

The anti‐oxidant vitamins include C, E, A and its pro‐vitamin beta carotene. In foods they stop foods oxidising, for example, they help delay the browning process in…

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The anti‐oxidant vitamins include C, E, A and its pro‐vitamin beta carotene. In foods they stop foods oxidising, for example, they help delay the browning process in fruits and rancidity in fats. Their role in the body lies in their relationship with ‘free radicals’. Amanda Ursell BSc, SRD explains

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 91 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Amanda Ursell

Describes the experience of being a dietitian in the media, gettinginto television, the experiences encountered once in, and advice andtips for those approached to do similar work.

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Describes the experience of being a dietitian in the media, getting into television, the experiences encountered once in, and advice and tips for those approached to do similar work.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 93 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Amanda Ursell

The body has an elaborate antioxidant defence system to protect against excessive free radical attack. Such attack has been implicated in the development process of…

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The body has an elaborate antioxidant defence system to protect against excessive free radical attack. Such attack has been implicated in the development process of several degenerative diseases.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 91 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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– Describes two health and well-being programs that are helping employees at London’s Gatwick airport to get fitter and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

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Purpose

Describes two health and well-being programs that are helping employees at London’s Gatwick airport to get fitter and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Design/methodology/approach

Explores the reasons for the programs the form they take and the results they have achieved.

Findings

Explains how security employees became slimmer and fitter following a 12-week health program, while the ongoing passport to health program is promoting healthier eating and lifestyles among employees.

Practical implications

Advances the view that improved health and well-being in employees reduces absenteeism and improves productivity, mood and self-esteem in the workforce.

Social implications

Reports that Gatwick employees feel happier, have better sleep quality, more confidence in what they can achieve and more satisfaction with exercise and leisure activities.

Originality/value

Highlights how other employees could benefit from similar schemes.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Guodong Cui, Fuxi Wang, Yanyuan Cheng and Ying Zhang

Based on goal content theory (GCT), this study examines the associations between different work goal contents (intrinsic and extrinsic goals) and early retirement…

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Purpose

Based on goal content theory (GCT), this study examines the associations between different work goal contents (intrinsic and extrinsic goals) and early retirement intentions and reveals the underlying mechanisms of abovementioned relations.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper tested the proposed model by using a sample of 265 workers in China using a two-wave survey.

Findings

Findings(1) employees' intrinsic and extrinsic goals are both negatively related to early retirement intentions, and the effect of extrinsic goals on early retirement intentions is more significant. (2) Work passion was found to be a strong mediator between work goal content and employees' early retirement intentions. (3) Human resource (HR) practices’ flexibility significantly moderates the relationship between work passion and early retirement intentions.

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The contribution of the current study is that this study first takes into account individuals’ psychological and organizational factors, aiming to reveal the differential effect of different work goals on individuals' early retirement intentions as well as the mediating effect of work passion and the moderating effect of HR practices’ flexibility in the abovementioned relations.

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Personnel Review, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Bruna Luísa Radavelli, Priscila Berti Zanella, Amanda Souza Silva and Valesca Dall’Alba

The purpose of this paper is to verify the possible associations between dietary components and the intestinal microbiota in clinical parameters of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to verify the possible associations between dietary components and the intestinal microbiota in clinical parameters of inflammatory bowel disease.

Design/methodology/approach

In this review, a search in PubMed and Bireme databases was performed. The authors included randomized clinical trials published between 2005 and 2017, only in adult humans with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Findings

Six articles were included by the end of the search. The most widely used intervention was the use of prebiotics, including fructooligosaccharides or fructooligosaccharides with inulin, followed by probiotics. The main findings regarding the microbiota were the increase in the total amount of bacteria and variability (phyla). Clinically, there was improvement in inflammation seen in parameters such as C-reactive protein, interleukins and tumor necrosis factor alpha.

Originality/value

Dietary interventions, especially from symbiotics, can modulate the microbiota, mainly in relation to time, when compared pre- and post-supplementation, and this positively interferes with clinical parameters of inflammatory bowel diseases. However, the studies were quite heterogeneous in population, methodology, intervention, mycobiota analysis and inflammatory markers.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 48 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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