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Basic science

Section edited by Denis Roy

This section considers studies on all aspects of the underlying biological basis of nutrition including nutrigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetics, oxidative stress, nutrient physiology and biochemistry, the microbiome, probiotics, prebiotics, and hormone-nutrient interactions in the cell and in the central nervous system

  1. Goji (Lycium) is a popular traditional health food, and its fruit and root extracts have been found to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hypocholesterolemia-inducing abilities. Goji leaves also contain ...

    Authors: Po-Yen Chen, Tin-Han Shih, Kai-Chieh Chang, Jhin-Syuan Wang, Chi-Ming Yang and Yu-Sen Chang

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:26

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  2. Overweight and obesity have become threats to public health in all regions across the globe including sub-Saharan Africa where prevalence used to be low. Policies to regulate the food environment and promote h...

    Authors: Nana Ama F. Agyapong, Reginald A. Annan, Charles Apprey, Linda N. E. Aduku and Elizabeth C. Swart

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:21

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  3. Neonatal diet impacts many physiological systems and can modify risk for developing metabolic disease and obesity later in life. Less well studied is the effect of postnatal diet (e.g., comparing human milk (H...

    Authors: Eugenia Carvalho, Sean H. Adams, Elisabet Børsheim, Michael L. Blackburn, Kikumi D. Ono-Moore, Matthew Cotter, Anne K. Bowlin and Laxmi Yeruva

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:13

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  4. This study investigated long-term effect of the Obudu honey on selected biomarkers of energy storage regulation, compared to table sugar.

    Authors: Item Justin Atangwho, Chidimma Emmanuel Ibeneme, Godwin Eneji Egbung, Emmanuel Ibeneme, Margaret Akpan Eno and Promise Nwankpa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:3

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  5. CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) National Center for Health statistics recent reports have shown that an upsurge has occurred in the use of dietary supplements among age of 20 years since 199...

    Authors: Sarwat Jahan, Andleeb Fatima, Iftikhar Alam, Asad Ullah, Humaira Rehman, Tayyaba Afsar, Ali Almajwal and Suhail Razak

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:41

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  6. In prospective studies, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been associated with weight increase. However, most prospective studies examine changes in body weight over time according to amounts of SSB intake ...

    Authors: Patrick Mullie, Philippe Autier, Mathieu Boniol, Peter Boyle, Benedicte Deforche, Evelien Mertens, Ruben Charlier, Sara Knaeps, Johan Lefevre and Peter Clarys

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:57

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  7. In contemporary medicine, the utilization of various dosage forms of probiotics is increasing both for the treatment of human and animal diseases in Bangladesh. A number of imported pharmaceutical probiotic pr...

    Authors: Md Shahid Hossain, Md Abdul Alim Al-Bari, Zahid Hayat Mahmud and Mir Imam Ibne Wahed

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:59

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  8. Dietary iron intake is associated with bone metabolism in human and animals. Previous studies have suggested that iron deficiency diminishes bone formation and causes bone loss in rats, however, the detailed m...

    Authors: Shinichi Katsumata, Rie Katsumata, Naoki Matsumoto, Hirofumi Inoue, Nobuyuki Takahashi and Mariko Uehara

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:33

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  9. Anti-cancer pharmaceuticals frequently have adverse side effects on patients such as gastrointestinal involvement limiting their clinical applications. These effects may be controlled by nutritional interventi...

    Authors: Mayu Sebe, Rie Tsutsumi, Sotaro Yamaguchi, Yousuke T. Horikawa, Nagakatsu Harada, Takuro Oyama, Nami Kakuta, Katsuya Tanaka, Yasuo M. Tsutsumi, Yutaka Nakaya and Hiroshi Sakaue

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:17

    Content type: Research article

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