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test to evaluate survival in the gastrointestinal tract of commercial probiotics.

Curr Res Food Sci 2021 12;4:320-325. Epub 2021 May 12.

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Departamento de Tecnologia e Ciência Dos Alimentos, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

The search for functional foods grows constantly, and in this demand, the supply of industries that seek to produce and sell supplements also grows, as is the case of probiotics freely sold in pharmacies and supermarkets. Given a large number of foods with probiotic appeal and supplements sold without the need for a nutritional or medical prescription, this study came up to evaluate the viability of commercial probiotic cells, through in vitro gastrointestinal simulation and analyzing the information present in their labeling. Eleven commercial probiotic samples were analyzed, and viable cell counts were performed before and after in vitro simulation. Read More

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Nutritional Interventions for Early Dementia.

J Nutr Health Aging 2021 ;25(5):688-691

Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD. IRCCS Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri; Via Camaldoli 64 - 20138 Milan, Italy. Phone: +39 02 50725136. Email: Twitter:

Nutrition plays a critical role in the definition of the individual's wellbeing. Nutritional interventions have been repeatedly advocated as of potential interest for preventing or delaying the cognitive decline, also in the context of neurodegenerative conditions. The idea of targeting the initial phases of dementia, when the process is theoretically still amenable of correction, via lifestyle modifications (including healthy diet or supplementation of specific micro-/macro-nutrients) is extremely appealing. Read More

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January 2021

Quantifying Child-Appeal: The Development and Mixed-Methods Validation of a Methodology for Evaluating Child-Appealing Marketing on Product Packaging.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 04 29;18(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada.

There is no standardized or validated definition or measure of "child-appeal" used in food and beverage marketing policy or research, which can result in heterogeneous outcomes. Therefore, this pilot study aimed to develop and validate the child-appealing packaging (CAP) coding tool, which measures the presence, type, and power of child-appealing marketing on food packaging based on the marketing techniques displayed. Children (n = 15) participated in a mixed-methods validation study comprising a binary classification (child-appealing packaging? Yes/No) and ranking (order of preference/marketing power) activity using mock breakfast cereal packages (quantitative) and focus group discussions (qualitative). Read More

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European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults with a Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Obes Facts 2021 21;14(2):222-245. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Dipartimento di Medicina, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy.

Background: The very low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD) has been recently proposed as an appealing nutritional strategy for obesity management. The VLCKD is characterized by a low carbohydrate content (<50 g/day), 1-1.5 g of protein/kg of ideal body weight, 15-30 g of fat/day, and a daily intake of about 500-800 calories. Read More

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Liking, preference and practical implications of protein and energy enriched in-between-meals designed for elderly people.

Food Nutr Res 2021 15;65. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

CFB Creative Future Business AB, Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden.

Background: An adequate dietary intake, especially of protein and energy, is important for maintaining health among elderly people, especially those in care homes. One strategy to ensure nutritional intake is to customise attractive products through enrichment to match the needs of elderly people in care homes.

Objective: To evaluate liking and practical aspects of protein and energy enriched in-between meals designed for elderly people in care homes through the use of quantitative and qualitative assessments. Read More

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February 2021

Child preferences and perceptions of fluid milk in school meal programs.

J Dairy Sci 2021 May 2;104(5):5303-5318. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences, Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695. Electronic address:

School meal programs in the United States feed approximately 30 million children each day and account for the majority of child milk intake. Dairy consumption during childhood and adolescence has lasting effects on lifelong health status, so it is important for schools to ensure adequate consumption in this life stage by offering an appealing product. This study identified the intrinsic and extrinsic attributes that influence children's perceptions, attitudes, and consumption of fluid milk at school, especially as they relate to fluid milk packaging. Read More

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Consumer acceptance of watermelon flesh-rind blends and the effect of rind on refreshing perception.

J Food Sci 2021 Apr 1;86(4):1384-1392. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Texas Woman's University, 304 Administration Dr., Denton, TX, USA.

Watermelon flesh is widely consumed for its appealing flavor and refreshing properties, though the rind of the fruit also has traits of interest, especially its nutritional benefits. This study aimed to determine if watermelon flesh blended with 0%, 10%, 20%, and 30% w/w rind could appeal to consumers, and the effect of rind on the refreshing perception was investigated. Consumers (n = 102) evaluated the liking and intensity levels of overall flavor, sweet, sour, green, watermelon flavor, and refreshing quality along with questions regarding the texture, off flavors, and aftertaste of the samples. Read More

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Sensory profiling, liking and acceptance of sea urchin gonads from the North Atlantic coast of Portugal, aiming future aquaculture applications.

Food Res Int 2021 02 3;140:109873. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

GreenUPorto, DGAOT, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Rua da Agrária, 747, 4485-646 Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal. Electronic address:

Sea urchin gonads are receiving increasing attention for their exclusive sensorial attributes. However, the sensory profile of this highly demanded gourmet product has not yet been well described, and it may potentially help enhancing the gonads' marketability and acceptability. The main goal of this study was to build a sensory profile of sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus) gonads, to evaluate differences between sex, harvest location, as well as the impact of presentation on consumer acceptance. Read More

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February 2021

Role of Sensory Appeal, Nutritional Quality, Safety, and Health Determinants on Convenience Food Choice in an Academic Environment.

Foods 2021 Feb 5;10(2). Epub 2021 Feb 5.

School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Bangkok 12120, Thailand.

The present research aims to investigate the extent to which sensory appeal, nutritional quality, safety, and health determinants influence purchase intention, consumption, and satisfaction of consumers towards convenience food. The non-probability purposive sampling approach was adopted for the recruitment of consumers. A pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect data from 501 consumers. Read More

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February 2021

Metabolic and satiating effects and consumer acceptance of a fibre-enriched Leberkas meal: a randomized cross-over trial.

Eur J Nutr 2021 Feb 8. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Centre for Nutritional Medicine, Chair of Nutritional Medicine, School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany.

Purpose: The Western diet is poor in dietary fibre and previous efforts to increase fibre intake were not successful. The aim of this study was to develop sensorically appealing, fibre-enriched convenience foods. As a showcase, we prepared a fibre-enriched, fat-reduced Leberkas served in a roll and compared the reformulated product with the standard product. Read More

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February 2021

Hepatic steatosis integrated approach: nutritional guidelines and joined nutraceutical administration.

Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 2020 Dec;66(4):307-320

Second Opinion Medical Network, Modena, Italy.

Background: The nonalcoholic fat liver disease (NAFLD) progresses in 30% of the patients to not alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and subsequently in liver fibrosis and even primary cancer and death. Due to the complex physiopathology of the liver steatosis, NASH is an area orphan of specific drugs, but many authors suggest an integrated treatment based upon diet, lifestyle change, and pharmacology.

Methods: Our clinical study selected from a wider patient cohort, 13 subjects, appealing to the Second Opinion Medical Consulting Network, for liver and nutritional problems. Read More

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December 2020

An appealing meal: creating conditions for older persons' mealtimes - a focus group study with healthcare professionals.

J Clin Nurs 2021 Jan 12. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.

Background: Health care professionals' knowledge and attitudes may have an impact on older persons' nutritional status. Therefore, it is important to explore different health care professionals' perspectives on older persons' meals.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe health care professionals' understanding of and views on the mealtime experience of older persons in municipal care. Read More

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January 2021

Functional fermented cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) juice using autochthonous lactic acid bacteria.

Food Res Int 2020 12 22;138(Pt A):109729. Epub 2020 Sep 22.

Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos (CERELA-CONICET), Technological Ecophysiology Laboratory, Chacabuco 145, San Miguel de Tucumán 4000, Tucumán, Argentina; Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT), Faculty of Natural Sciences, Miguel Lillo 205, San Miguel de Tucumán 4000, Tucumán, Argentina. Electronic address:

The biochemical and functional properties of fermented Annona cherimola Mill. (cherimoya) juice using five lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from autochthonous fruits from Northwestern Argentina were studied in this work. Fermentation was carried out at 30 °C for 48 h followed by a 21 day-storage period at 4 °C. Read More

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December 2020

Grandparents' perceptions of the barriers and strategies to providing their grandchildren with a healthy diet: A qualitative study.

Appetite 2021 04 30;159:105061. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

School of Psychology, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Western Australia, 6102, Australia. Electronic address:

Grandparents are playing an increasingly important role in shaping their grandchildren's nutritional environment. Evidence-based interventions tailored to grandparents thus constitute a potential means of promoting healthy eating among children. For such interventions to be effective, they must account for the unique issues encountered by grandparents. Read More

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A fluorometric and colorimetric approach for the rapid detection of berberine hydrochloride based on an anionic polythiophene derivative.

Luminescence 2021 May 2;36(3):668-673. Epub 2020 Dec 2.

College of Food Science & Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

In this report, we develop a dual-output sensor with fluorometric and colorimetric responses, for the rapid and simple detection of berberine hydrochloride (BRH) in 100% aqueous solution based on an anionic polythiophene derivative, poly(2-(2-(4-methylthiophen-3-yloxy)-ethyl) malonic acid) (PTMA). The sensing performance and mechanism were carefully examined by absorption and emission spectra. It can be applied to quantitatively detect BRH in aqueous solution with a detection limit 0. Read More

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Meet the Meat Alternatives: The Value of Alternative Protein Sources.

Curr Nutr Rep 2020 12 5;9(4):346-355. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Meat alternatives are non-animal-based proteins with chemical characteristics and aesthetic qualities comparable to meat. The global increase in meat consumption is associated with the adverse environmental impacts such as increased greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming and higher water/land use. In this review, we focus on the development, availability, and nutritional value of various meat alternatives and their impact on meat consumption. Read More

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December 2020

Streptococcus thermophilus growth in soya milk: Sucrose consumption, nitrogen metabolism, soya protein hydrolysis and role of the cell-wall protease PrtS.

Int J Food Microbiol 2020 Dec 8;335:108903. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, Micalis Institute, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France. Electronic address:

Societal demand for plant-based foods is increasing. In this context, soya products fermented using lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are appealing because of their potential health and nutritional benefits. The thermophilic LAB Streptococcus thermophilus is an essential starter species in the dairy industry. Read More

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December 2020

Cocultivating aerobic heterotrophs and purple bacteria for microbial protein in sequential photo- and chemotrophic reactors.

Bioresour Technol 2021 Jan 30;319:124192. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Research Group of Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology, Department of Bioscience Engineering, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium. Electronic address:

Aerobic heterotrophic bacteria (AHB) and purple non-sulfur bacteria (PNSB) are typically explored as two separate types of microbial protein, yet their properties as respectively a bulk and added-value feed ingredient make them appealing for combined use. The feasibility of cocultivation in a sequential photo- and chemotrophic approach was investigated. First, mapping the chemotrophic growth kinetics for four Rhodobacter, Rhodopseudomonas and Rhodospirillum species on different carbon sources showed a preference for fructose (µ 2. Read More

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January 2021

Traditional Nutritional and Health Practices Targeting Lifestyle Behavioral Changes in Humans.

J Lifestyle Med 2020 Jul;10(2):67-73

School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

In this 21st century who isn't enticed by the glamorous and appealing life in the fast lane? We are surrounded by wonders, something we could never have imagined erstwhile. We have everything just a click or a call away. This alluring lifestyle comes with its own perils, the biggest one being concerned with health which is often compromised with check ins and home delivered food but the problem doesn't just lie with the outside food but also with all those chemical enriched engineered expensive food items. Read More

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A favorable effect on nutritional status of 12-week tailored texture-modified sous-vide cooking meals in institutionalized elderly women with oropharyngeal dysphagia: an intervention study.

Minerva Endocrinol (Torino) 2021 Jun 24;46(2):202-213. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Unit of Human and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Background: Dysphagic patients are not always able to meet their energy, micro and macronutrients needs for various causes and therefore are at high risk of malnutrition. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness on satisfaction of the meal (by a 10-cm visuo-analogical scale), food intake (by visual estimation of food waste), nutritional status (anthropometric measures, mini nutritional assessment [MNA], vitamin D, B12, folic acid), functional (handgrip) and blood chemistry metabolic parameters of a tailored texture-modified sous-vide cooking meals (TTMSVC), well balanced in macro and micronutrients, in elderly women suffering from oropharyngeal dysphagia at long-term care facilities.

Methods: A 12-week intervention study was conducted on female elderly subjects affected by oropharyngeal dysphagia of level 3-5. Read More

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The role of microorganisms on biotransformation of brewers' spent grain.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2020 Oct 2;104(20):8661-8678. Epub 2020 Sep 2.

Department of Agricultural Science, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.

Brewers' spent grain (BSG) is the most abundant by-product of brewing. Due to its microbiological instability and high perishability, fresh BSG is currently disposed of as low-cost cattle feed. However, BSG is an appealing source of nutrients to obtain products with high added value through microbial-based transformation. Read More

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October 2020

Computational Approaches for the Discovery of GPER Targeting Compounds.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2020 4;11:517. Epub 2020 Aug 4.

CNR-NANOTEC, Licryl-UOS Cosenza and CEMIF.Cal, Department of Physics, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.

Estrogens exert a panel of biological activities mainly through the estrogen receptors α and β, which belong to the nuclear receptor superfamily. Diverse studies have shown that the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER, previously known as GPR30) also mediates the multifaceted effects of estrogens in numerous pathophysiological events, including neurodegenerative, immune, metabolic, and cardiovascular disorders and the progression of different types of cancer. In particular, GPER is implicated in hormone-sensitive tumors, albeit diverse issues remain to be deeply investigated. Read More

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Inventory of marketing techniques used in child-appealing food and beverage research: a rapid review.

Int J Public Health 2020 Sep 25;65(7):1045-1055. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Objectives: Restrictions on child-appealing food and beverage marketing have been prioritized globally. However, the concept of "child-appealing marketing" has not been consistently defined, leading to variability in policies and research. The objective of this review was therefore to generate an inventory of the marketing techniques that have been used in research to identify child-appealing marketing. Read More

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September 2020

Pearl millet protein bar: nutritional, organoleptic, textural characterization, and in-vitro protein and starch digestibility.

J Food Sci Technol 2020 Sep 8;57(9):3467-3473. Epub 2020 Apr 8.

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636011 India.

Pearl millet, a nutritionally remarkable cereal with a sustainable yield in the grey regions of India, is not consumed much. Consumption of Nutrition bars has gained momentum in recent years and considering this, in the present study pearl millet-based protein bars are formulated to increase its consumption rate and establish it as a reliable source of protein and other nutrients. The proximate and mineral composition of the three variants of pearl millet incorporated (25, 27. Read More

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September 2020

Unraveling the Lipidome and Antioxidant Activity of Native and Invasive Seaweeds: A Lipid Perspective on How Systemic Intrusion May Present an Opportunity.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2020 Jul 21;9(7). Epub 2020 Jul 21.

Mass Spectrometry Centre, LAQV-REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Santiago University Campus, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal.

Brown seaweeds are known to present components with appealing bioactive properties eliciting great interest for industrial applications. However, their lipid content is generally disregarded beyond their fatty acid (FA) composition. This study thoroughly characterized the lipid profile of two brown seaweeds collected from Portuguese coast, the native and the invasive species, and bioprospecting for antioxidant activity. Read More

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Effects of dietary grapeseed extract on performance, energy and nitrogen balance as well as methane and nitrogen losses of lambs and goat kids.

Br J Nutr 2021 01 14;125(1):26-37. Epub 2020 Jul 14.

ETH Zurich, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Animal Nutrition, Universitaetstrasse 2, 8092Zürich, Switzerland.

The influence of phenol-rich dietary grapeseed extract on performance, energy and N balance and methane production was determined in sixteen lambs and thirteen goat kids (body weight 20·5 and 19·0 kg, 2 months of age, day 1 of study). Half of the animals received a concentrate containing grapeseed extract, and the others received concentrate without grapeseed extract (total extractable phenols analysed 27 v. 9 g/kg dietary DM; concentrate and hay 1:1). Read More

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January 2021

High yield of protein-rich forage rice achieved by soil amendment with composted sewage sludge and topdressing with treated wastewater.

Sci Rep 2020 06 23;10(1):10155. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Faculty of Agriculture, Yamagata University, 1-23 Wakaba-machi, Tsuruoka, Yamagata, 997-8555, Japan.

Aiming to promote low-cost production of protein-rich forage rice and resource recycling from wastewater treatment plants, a pot experiment was conducted to assess the possibility to substitute mineral fertilizers with composted sewage sludge (CSS) with/without top-dressing with treated municipal wastewater (TWW). Results indicated that a basal application of CSS at 2.6 g N pot replaced conventional mineral fertilization of 1. Read More

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Effect of Substitution of Rice Flour with Quinoa Flour on the Chemical-Physical, Nutritional, Volatile and Sensory Parameters of Gluten-Free Ladyfinger Biscuits.

Foods 2020 Jun 19;9(6). Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Dipartimento di Agraria, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Viale Italia 39/A, 07100 Sassari, Italy.

The present study investigates the effect of partial or total substitution of rice flour (RF) with quinoa flour (QF) (at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%) on the chemical-physical, nutritional, and sensory characteristics, as well as the volatile compounds, of ladyfinger biscuits. All quinoa-based formulations positively affected the crust colour, endowing it with lower 'lightness' and higher 'redness' values, giving the biscuits a more appealing crust colour. Biscuits with higher percentages of QF also had better structure, as they were softer. Read More

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Distal humerus nonunion: evaluation and management.

EFORT Open Rev 2020 May 1;5(5):289-298. Epub 2020 May 1.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Despite recent improvements in surgical implants and techniques, distal humerus nonunion does occur between 8% and 25% of the time.Careful identification and improvement of any modifiable risk factors such as smoking, metabolic disorders, immunosuppressant medications, poor nutritional status and infection is mandatory.A recent computed tomography scan is paramount to determine the nonunion pattern, assess residual bone stock, identify previously placed hardware, and determine whether there is evidence of osteoarthritis or malunion of the articular surface. Read More

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eB4CAST Approach Improves Science Communication With Stakeholders in a College-Based Health Program.

Front Public Health 2020 7;8:158. Epub 2020 May 7.

Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, United States.

Communicating scientific results with community partners is often lacking in intervention programs, thus eB4CAST was developed to facilitate impact sharing. This article investigated using the eB4CAST dissemination tool to communicate impact from a campus-based obesity prevention program. Data from Get Fruved RCT university sites collected at baseline were used to generate eB4CAST reports. Read More

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