Cytokine Response to Dietary Rehabilitation with Curd (Indian Dahi) & Leaf Protein Concentrate in Malnourished Children (Report)

Cytokine Response to Dietary Rehabilitation with Curd (Indian Dahi) & Leaf Protein Concentrate in Malnourished Children (Report)

Background & objectives: Protein energy malnutrition (PEM), an important cause of secondary immune deficiency, is associated with several abnormalities in the immune system including cytokine production. In the present study cytokine levels (both pro- and anti-inflammatory) were evaluated in protein energy malnourished children following nutritional rehabilitation with curd (Indian dahi) and leaf protein concentrate (LPC). […]

Influence of Dietary Calcium Content on Intestinal Permeability in Rat.

Influence of Dietary Calcium Content on Intestinal Permeability in Rat.

Background & objectives: Agents that increase the permeability af intestinal epithelium promote the absorption of nutrients by the gut. High calcium concentration in the gut has been shown to enhance passive transport of glucose in the rat intestine. An increase in the permeability of the intestinal epithelium may account for this observation. The present study […]

Zinc: A Promising Agent in Dietary Chemoprevention of Cancer (Report)

Zinc: A Promising Agent in Dietary Chemoprevention of Cancer (Report)

Numerous enzymes and proteins utilize first transition and Group IIB elements to carry out their biological functions and zinc is the most widely used of these elements in biology. Among the zinc enzymes are oxidoreductases, tranferases, hydrolases, lyases, isomerases and ligases. Indeed, zinc is the only metal encountered in each enzyme class. The notable selection […]

Dietary Calcium Intake--a Critical Reappraisal (Report)

Dietary Calcium Intake–a Critical Reappraisal (Report)

The clinical implications of calcium deficiency include rickets, poor bone mass accrual as well as abnormal foetal programming during pregnancy, poor peak bone mass due to poor accrual in childhood and adolescence, postmenopausal osteoporosis and osteoporosis of the elderly. Serum calcium is maintained within a narrow normal range, chiefly by resorption from the skeleton and […]

Dietary Factors Affecting Iron Status of Children Residing in Rural West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Dietary Factors Affecting Iron Status of Children Residing in Rural West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The goal for Healthy People 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency to 5% of children aged 1 to 2 years (1). Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 1999-2000 indicated that 7% of children aged 1 to 2 years were iron deficient and 2% had iron-deficiency anemia (2). […]