Research Papers/Topics in Human Nutrition

Fetal Alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a serious global problem due to emergence of alcohol abuse among young pregnant women. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the single largest cause of mental retardation in the Western world. It is all the more tragic given that FAS is the only congenital cause of mental retardation that is 100% preventable. Fetal Alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a broad spectrum of completely preventable intellectual and developmental deficits in individuals, resulting from matern...

Cardio Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance Syndrome or metabolic syndrome X

Cardio Metabolic Syndrome (CMS), also known as insulin resistance syndrome or metabolic syndrome X, is a combination of metabolic disorders or risk factors that essentially includes a combination of diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension, central obesity and hyper-lipidemia. Common to these diseases of metabolism is the associated development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Studies have shown a strong link between CMS and increased prevalence of peripheral...

NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND CONSUMER PREFERENCE OF SOME SELECTED MEAT PRODUCTS

                                                                          ABSTRACTMeat products such as beef burger, breakfast sausage, hot-dog and frankfurter required at U.T.C (United Trading Company Nigeria plc, were assessed for their proximate composition and sensory quality. Crude protein was significantly (p

Nutritional Status Estimation and it's correlation to Intelligent quotient

Introduction: The underdeveloped regions of the world seem to be mostly affected by nutritional problems associated with food insecurity. Within these underdeveloped countries, Africa’s share of the problems is great. Inadequate food situation has remained a great problem in Nigeria. Nutritional deficiencies such as are associated with protein and energy are recognized to have the potential adverse effects on learning and intelligence, thus, appropriate nutrition interventions are dependent...

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition in Katsina State, Nigeria: A Report From 2010 To 2013

ABSTRACT The  Community  Management  of  Acute  Malnutrition  (CMAM )  is a  communitybased  approach  involves  in  timely  detection  of  severe  acute malnutrition  (SAM)  in  a  community.  This  is  followed  by  the  provision  of  treatment  (Readynutrientdense  foods)  for  those  without  medical  comp toUs...

THE FOETUS AS A PARASITE

Child bearing no doubt comes with great joy especially to the mothers irrespective of the pain accompanied with it. Also, during the period of pregnancy, the foetus undergoes a developmental period  which involves a series of interaction with the system of the mother to become a baby. This article is of the backdrop that the human foetus exists in a such a relationship with the mother that spells parasitic. Though this is controversial as many other authors are of opposite opinion with some ...

Sensory Evaluation, Microbial Analysis, Invitro protein digestibility of weaning food blend prepare from Maize, Cray Fish, Bambara nut and Soya beans

AbstractAccording to the available literature, West African mothers usually breastfeed for 12 months. Many urban poor and rural women breastfeed for up to 18 to 24 months. These reports indicate that there is early supplementation with solid foods or early weaning. Although the majority of women start weaning their infants at the age of three to four months, a few begin within the first two months of life. The first solid food and the most popular weaning food is a thin cereal gruel th...

Anti-Infl ammatory Dietary Combo in Overweight and Obese Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

AbstractBackground: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is of clinical and public health importance, affecting up to one in fi ve women of reproductiveage. It has signifi cant and diverse clinical implications including reproductive, metabolic, and psychological features. Aim: The study was toinvestigate the effect of anti-infl ammatory dietary combo on metabolic, endocrine, infl ammatory, and reproductive profi les in overweightand obese women with PCOS. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 no...

Prevalence And Determinants Of Obesity Among In-School Adolescents In Selected Local Government Areas In Ibadan

ABSTRACTObesity, defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat, has become a worldwide healthconcern. Globally, about 170 million children (aged < 18 years) wereestimated to be overweight and, in some countries, the number of overweightchildren has tripled since 1980. Excess weight in childhood raises therisk of excess weight into adulthood and, with it, the risk of earlier onset ofobesity-related chronic diseases. Overweight and obesity, as well as theirrelated complications, ...

EFFECTS OF FAST FOOD CONSUMPTION ON THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF BANKERS IN UMUAHIA NORTH

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NUTRIENT ADEQUACIES, BMI AND MENSTRUAL PATTERN IN ADOLESCENCE

ABSTRACTObjective: This studies was carried out to assess the nutritional sufficiency and the different menstrual patterns of adolescence using Body Mass index, This studies was done using adolescence to establish the fact that the BMI can be used to check the nutritional needs and menstrual cycle of teenagers, it is virtually seen that nutrients are the components in foods that an organism utilizes to survive and grow. Pattern of menstrual cycle will have a significant impact on a girl’s r...

EVALUATION OF AMINO ACID AND SENSORY QUALITY OF PEAGON PEA-MILLET FLOUR

ABSTRACT  The most important single factor affecting the efficiency of protein utilization is the profile of digestible essential amino acids entering the small intestine. Assuming a constant ideal amino acid profile of absorbed protein the requirements of all amino acids can be calculated when the requirement of one individual amino acid has been determined. In non-ruminants, the supply will be greatly influenced by the diet, but less so in ruminants due to the rumen microbi...

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