Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of heart diseases. Antioxidants such as palm tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) can reduce oxidative stress, hence preventing and reducing the risk of heart disease. This study was aimed to determine...

["Biochemistry","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3333v1
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Background. Carrot is a multi-nutritional food source. It is an important root vegetable, rich in natural bioactive compounds with health-promoting properties, such as antioxidants that have anti-carcinogenic properties. Aim. This review summarises the occurrences...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3187v1
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The Smarter Lunchrooms intervention approach aims to tackle childhood obesity by promoting healthier nutrition through the use of choice architecture or ‘nudge’ tactics in school lunchrooms. I reviewed research papers that were described by Cornell University as...

["Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3137v1
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Background: Salvia officinalis (sage) is a native plant to the Mediterranean region and has been used for a long time in traditional medicine for various diseases. We investigated possible anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity effects of sage methanol...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nutrition","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3086v1
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Prebiotics are selectively fermentable dietary compounds that result in changes in the composition and/or activity of the intestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefits upon host health. In veterinary medicine, commercially available products containing prebiotics...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2814v1
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In the present study, Okara, a soybean by-product from the production of tofu and soymilk, was processed by solid state fermentation (SSF) with Neurospora crassa Mai 1-1, a filamentous and edible fungus which was firstly isolated in our group. The proximate composition,...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2636v1
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Background. Currently, the number of obese people in the world has reached alarming proportions. During the expansion of adipose tissue, a number of functions such as activation and release of cytokines and hormones may be affected. This causes the body to take...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2535v1
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This experiment was conducted to determine the bioavailability of D-methionine (Met) relative to L-Met for nursery pigs using the slope-ratio assay. A total of 50 crossbred barrows with an initial BW of 13.5 kg (SD = 1.0) were used in an N balance study. A Met-deficient...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2130v1
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Background: Skinfold thickness (SFT) measurements are a reliable and feasible method for assessing body fat in children but their use and interpretation is hindered by the scarcity of reference values in representative populations of children. The objectives of...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2053v1
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Background: Because of increasing antibiotic resistance, herbal teas are the most popular natural alternatives, which are gaining even more importance. We examined the antimicrobial activities of 31 herbal teas both alone and in combination with antibiotics or...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2029v1
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Background The wide use of pesticides raises concerns on the health risks associated with pesticide exposure. For developing countries, pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits have not been totally monitored. This study aims at providing comparison data on...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1928v1
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Background Despite of advances in research, at the moment, various points related to the physiology of gestation and the etiology of severe diseases that can be developed in the course of it remain unknown. One of those aspects is the behavior of biomarkers (triglycerides,...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Nutrition","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1878v1
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Captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) often suffer from obesity-related health issues including arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. It is becoming increasingly common to house captive chimpanzees in large social groups, which may increase aggression due to...

["Animal Behavior","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1793v1
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Background. Child undernutrition and flooding are highly prevalent public health issues in many developing countries. Yet we have little understanding of preventive strategies for effective coping in these circumstances. Education has been recently highlighted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1687v1
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Background. Self-regulation tools are not always used optimally, and implementation intention plans often lack quality. Therefore, this study explored participants’ use and feasibility evaluation of self-regulation techniques and their impact on goal attainment.Methods....

["Global Health","Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1493v1
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