Evaluation of Microbial and Nutritional Values of Commercially Packaged Soymilk Sold in Akure, Nigeria
Oluwole Olakunle Oladele and Prudent Oseyomon Ofure
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 18, 2020
The branded samples were coded HL, GD, VT and SF while a soymilk locally produced (unbranded) served as control. Microbial counts and isolation was carried out using pour plate technique. Microbial count was carried out with a digital colony counter (Gallenkamp model). Morphological and biochemical characteristics were used in the identification of bacteria isolates while fungal isolates were identified based on their cultural morphology and microscopy. Results showed that the bacterial counts (...
Nutritional Status Evaluation of a Critically Ill Patient with Chagasic Cardiopathy Treated in an Intensive Care Unit in Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil: A Case Report
Adriane de Jesus Santos, Vanessa Gomes Santiago, Jamille Souza Costa Barreto, Simone Santos Menezes, Danielle Brito Alves, Priscilla Carvalho da Silva Ribeiro, Thamires Barros dos Santos, Bianca Sena Bitencourt, Naiara Santos Barreto, Ludmila de Cássia Ornelas dos Reis, Jussara Argolo Guilhardi, Maria Fernanda Coni Magalhães and Carlos Alberto Soares da Costa
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 16, 2020
Malnutrition at hospital admission has negative impact on clinical outcomes such as patients’ hospital length of stay, rehospitalization and death. The aim of the current study is to present a case report describing the nutritional status of a critically ill patient with chagasic heart disease who was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Santo Antonio de Jesus County, Bahia State. Socioeconomic data, laboratory exams, anthropometric parameters and objective measurements suc...
Body Adiposity of Young Male Rats Fed a Diet Containing Flaxseed Flour during Lactation or in Post-Weaning Period
Carlos Alberto Soares da Costa, Maíra Duque Coutinho de Abreu, Letícia Rozeno Pessoa, Bianca Ferolla da Camara Boueri, Carolina Ribeiro Pessanha, Aline de Sousa dos Santos, Aline D’Avila Pereira, Danielle Cavalcante Ribeiro, Celly Cristina Alves do Nascimento-Saba and Gilson Teles Boaventura
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: October 15, 2020
The aim of this study was to evaluate, at 90 days, the adipose tissue in young male rats fed with flaxseed flour during lactation or during post weaning period. At birth, Wistar rats were assigned to two groups, whose dams fed with control (C) or flaxseed flour (F) diet during lactation. At 21 day, pups were weaned and fed control (CC and FC) or experimental diet containing flaxseed flour (CF). At 90 days, food and energy intake, body mass and length, body fat composition by dual-energy X-ray ab...
The Impact of Dairy Elimination on Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis
Aleksandra Nikolovski and Stefan Rallis
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 23, 2020
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a relatively common, inflammatory skin condition of variable severity. Known food allergens such as dairy may play a role in the exacerbation of this T-cell mediated autoimmune condition. A four-year-old patient with severe, non-resolving AD was placed on a dairyfree elimination diet. Quantitative analysis included the use of the Hanifin and Rajka diagnostic tool and the Scoring Atopic Dermatitis Calculator (SCORAD). The patient demonstrated a 76% improvement in her sym...
Modulation of Spatial Learning and Memory of Obese Mice by Germinated Sang-Yod Rice
Nuntika Wangpradit, Supattra Prom-in, Jaya Kumar, Kien Hui Chua, Azizah Ugusman, Mohamad Fairuz Yahaya and Jasadee Kaewsrichan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 11, 2020
In this work, an association between chronic consumption of high fat diet (HFD) and changes of cognitive ability in C57BL/6J mice was ascertained. The Morris water maze was employed to determine effects of germinated Sang-Yod rice (GR) supplement on hippocampal-dependent memory tasks in regard to spatial learning and memory. Improved cognitive impairment was demonstrated when germinated Sang-Yod rice at a dose of 0.25% per kilogram body weight per day was consumed by HFD-induced mice for 12 week...
Red Beetroot: Composition and Health Effects - A Review
Liliana Ceclu and Oana-Viorela Nistor
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 18, 2020
Red beetroot belongs to the Beta L. genus, the Betoideae subfamily of the goosefoot family (Amaranthaceae). Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.) is a vegetable consumed worldwide due to its high content of biologically active substances, such as betalain, inorganic nitrates, polyphenols, folates, as well as its minerals and vitamins present in the tuberous root. The beet, like its cousin the turnip, is known for its edible leaves and roots. They are consumed in many ways, such as whole, cooked, canned or...