Summary: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. Health foods have been attributed with the ability to prevent the development of diseases, slow the aging process, and prolong life. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
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- How the nutrition food label was developed, part 1: the Nutrition Facts panelChristine Lewis Taylor
Institute of Medicine, The National Academies, 500 Fifth St, NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 108:437-42. 2008
- Perceived and objective measures of the food store environment and the association with weight and diet among low-income women in North CarolinaAlison A Gustafson
University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 218 331 2082, USA
Public Health Nutr 14:1032-8. 2011..The present study aimed to highlight the similarities and differences between perceived and objective measures of the food store environment among low-income women and the association with diet and weight...
- Nutrient profiles discriminate between foods according to their contribution to nutritionally adequate diets: a validation study using linear programming and the SAIN,LIM systemNicole Darmon
INRA, UMR1260, Nutriments Lipidiques et Prévention des Maladies Métaboliques, Marseille, France
Am J Clin Nutr 89:1227-36. 2009..The nutrient profile concept implies that it is possible to discriminate between foods according to their contribution to a healthy diet on the basis of their nutrient contents only...
- Organophosphorus pesticide exposure of urban and suburban preschool children with organic and conventional dietsCynthia L Curl
Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Environ Health Perspect 111:377-82. 2003..Consumption of organic produce appears to provide a relatively simple way for parents to reduce their children's exposure to OP pesticides...
- 'All foods affect health': understandings of functional foods and healthy eating among health-oriented FinnsMari Niva
National Consumer Research Centre, PO Box 5 Kaikukatu 3, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
Appetite 48:384-93. 2007....
- Position of the American Dietetic Association: functional foodsClare M Hasler
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 109:735-46. 2009..However, each functional food should be evaluated on the basis of scientific evidence to ensure appropriate integration into a varied diet...
- Dietary patterns and socioeconomic positionP Mullie
Department of Nutrition, Preventive Medicine and Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre LFoRCe, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Eur J Clin Nutr 64:231-8. 2010....
- Evaluation of the Healthy Eating Index-2005Patricia M Guenther
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, US Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Suite 1034, Alexandria, VA 22302, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 108:1854-64. 2008..The Healthy Eating Index (HEI), a measure of diet quality as specified by federal dietary guidance, was revised to conform to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. The HEI has several components, the scores of which are totaled...
- Modifying the Healthy Eating Index to assess diet quality in children and adolescentsDiane Feskanich
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 104:1375-83. 2004..The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a scoring system used by the US government to assess adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We examined the ability of the HEI to monitor diet quality among youth...
- Pharmacology in health food: metabolism of quercetin in vivo and its protective effect against arteriosclerosisKeisuke Ishizawa
Department of Medical Pharmacology, Institute of Health Bioscience, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Japan
J Pharmacol Sci 115:466-70. 2011..These findings suggest Q3GA would be an active metabolite of quercetin in plasma and may have preventative effects on arteriosclerosis relevant to VSMC disorders...
- Food security, selection, and healthy eating in a Pacific Community in Auckland New ZealandElaine Rush
Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New Zealand, Division of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:448-54. 2007..Food security is a major problem for Pacific families. The environment of food availability, choice and cost requires attention to help close the health gap...
- Consumer understanding and nutritional communication: key issues in the context of the new EU legislationHans C M van Trijp
Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
Eur J Nutr 48:S41-8. 2009..Not surprisingly, these two considerations constitute the cornerstone of the new EU legislation on nutrition and health claims, in which evidence for consumer understanding of nutrition and health claims is a new requirement...
- Consumer appeal of nutrition and health claims in three existing product conceptsWim Verbeke
Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Appetite 52:684-92. 2009....
- Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbioticsMichael de Vrese
Institut für Physiologie und Biochemie der Ernährung, Max Rubner Institut, Hermann Weigmann Str 1, 24103, Kiel, Germany
Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol 111:1-66. 2008..In the last years, successful attempts have been reported to make infant formula more breast milk-like by the addition of fructo- and (primarily) galactooligosaccharides...
- The immune system: a target for functional foods?Philip C Calder
Institute of Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, UK
Br J Nutr 88:S165-77. 2002..There is increasing evidence that probiotic bacteria improve host immune function. The effect of enhancing immune function on host resistance to infection in healthy individuals is not clear...
- Consumer food choices: the role of price and pricing strategiesIngrid H M Steenhuis
Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Public Health Nutr 14:2220-6. 2011..To study differences in the role of price and value in food choice between low-income and higher-income consumers and to study the perception of consumers about pricing strategies that are of relevance during grocery shopping...
- Influence of gender, age and motives underlying food choice on perceived healthiness and willingness to try functional foodsGastón Ares
Sección Evaluación Sensorial, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Alimentos, Facultad de Quimica, Avda Gral Flores 2124, CP 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay
Appetite 49:148-58. 2007....
- Establishment of the metabolite profile for an Antrodia cinnamomea health food product and investigation of its chemoprevention activityHui Chun Wang
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
J Agric Food Chem 61:8556-64. 2013..An A. cinnamomea mycelium health food product, which was produced by solid-state culture, was selected as the target for investigation in this study...
- Consumer perceptions of nutrition and health claimsHans C M van Trijp
Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
Appetite 48:305-24. 2007..The general results indicate that consumer perceptions differ substantially by country and benefit being claimed but much less by the claim type. Implications of these findings are being discussed...
- [Norwegian cancer patients and the health food market--what is used and why?]Rolf Johansen
Farmasøytisk seksjon, Farmasøytisk institutt, Universitetet i Oslo, Postboks 1068 Blindern, 0316 Oslo
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 126:773-5. 2006..There is limited knowledge about patients' use of herbs and dietary supplements. In the current project we have studied this in Norwegian patients, also their sources of information, beliefs and attitudes...
- Purification and characterization of a corrinoid compound from Chlorella tablets as an algal health foodHiromi Kittaka-Katsura
Department of Health Science, Hiroshima Prefectural Women s University, Hiroshima 734 8558, Japan
J Agric Food Chem 50:4994-7. 2002Vitamin B(12) content of an algal health food, Chlorella tablets (Chlorella sp.), was determined by both Lactobacillus leichmannii ATCC 7830 microbiological and intrinsic factor-chemiluminescence methods. The values of 200.9-211...
- Consumer perceptions of graded, graphic and text label presentations for qualified health claimsWendy Reinhardt Kapsak
International Food Information Council, Washington, DC, USA
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 48:248-56. 2008..Consumers found it difficult to discriminate across four levels and showed inclination to project the scientific validity grade onto other product attributes. Consumers showed preference for simpler messages...
- Defining and labelling 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' foodT Lobstein
1International Association for the Study of Obesity, 231 North Gower Street, London NW1 2NR, UK
Public Health Nutr 12:331-40. 2009..To consider the use of systematic methods for categorising foods according to their nutritional quality ('nutrient profiling') as a strategy for promoting public health through better dietary choices...
- [Surveillance study in collaboration with a university-daycare center for elderly people and nursery school for children on the use of over-the-counter drugs and health food in Fukuyama]Makoto Anraku
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
Yakugaku Zasshi 130:1093-103. 2010To estimate the extent of use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and health food, we administered a questionnaire to the parents of children in a nursery school and to elderly people in a daycare center in Fukuyama city...
- Availability of more healthful food alternatives in traditional, convenience, and nontraditional types of food stores in two rural Texas countiesBrenda Bustillos
Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 109:883-9. 2009..Results suggest that a complete understanding of the food environment, especially in rural areas, requires knowledge of the availability and variety of healthful food in all types of stores that are accessible to families...
- Immunological actions of Sophy beta-glucan (beta-1,3-1,6 glucan), currently available commercially as a health food supplementNobunao Ikewaki
Kyushu University of Health and Welfare School of Health Science, and Institute of Immunology, Takahashi Educational Institute, Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan
Microbiol Immunol 51:861-73. 2007..pullulans) strain AFO-202, currently available commercially as a health food supplement, using different human in vitro experimental systems. Sophy beta-glucan significantly (P<0...
- Disparities and access to healthy food in the United States: A review of food deserts literatureRenee E Walker
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Health Place 16:876-84. 2010..Findings from other countries offer insight into ways, in which future research, policy development and program implementation in the U.S. may continue to be explored...
- Severe nutritional deficiencies in toddlers resulting from health food milk alternativesN F Carvalho
Scottish Rite Pediatric and Adolescent Consultants, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia 30342 1600, USA
Pediatrics 107:E46. 2001It is widely appreciated that health food beverages are not appropriate for infants. Because of continued growth, children beyond infancy remain susceptible to nutritional disorders...
- Testing nutrient profile models using data from a survey of nutrition professionalsPeter Scarborough
British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
Public Health Nutr 10:337-45. 2007..To compare nutrient profile models with a standard ranking of 120 foods...
- The Choices programme: a simple, front-of-pack stamp making healthy choices easyMariska Dötsch-Klerk
Unilever Food and Health Research Institute, Unilever R and D Vlaardingen, Olivier van Noortlaan, AT Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:383-6. 2008..To accommodate the developments in nutrition science and food technology, this review will take place every two years...
- Probiotics and prebiotics in dietetics practiceLinda C Douglas
Lone Tree, CO, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 108:510-21. 2008....
- Organic diets significantly lower children's dietary exposure to organophosphorus pesticidesChensheng Lu
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:260-3. 2006..To our knowledge, this is the first study to employ a longitudinal design with a dietary intervention to assess children's exposure to pesticides. It provides new and persuasive evidence of the effectiveness of this intervention...
- Pseudovitamin B(12) is the predominant cobamide of an algal health food, spirulina tabletsF Watanabe
Department of Health Science, Kochi Women s University, Kochi 780 8515, Japan
J Agric Food Chem 47:4736-41. 1999The vitamin B(12) concentration of an algal health food, spirulina (Spirulina sp.) tablets, was determined by both Lactobacillus leichmannii ATCC 7830 microbiological and intrinsic factor chemiluminescence methods...
- Drug interaction between oral contraceptives and St. John's Wort: appropriateness of advice received from community pharmacists and health food store clerksLord V Sarino
School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143 0622, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 47:42-7. 2007To estimate the extent to which community pharmacists and health food store clerks provide appropriate advice regarding a drug interaction between oral contraceptives and St. John's wort (SJW).
- Potentials of Kerstingiella geocarpa as a health foodO B Ajayi
Department of Biochemistry, University of Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
J Med Food 12:184-7. 2009..These findings show this seed could be an important source of food that holds promise in medicinal nutrition...
- Functional foods: health claim-food product compatibility and the impact of health claim framing on consumer evaluationEllen van Kleef
Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
Appetite 44:299-308. 2005..No strong effects for consumers' regulatory focus were found. Underlying mechanisms of these effects and their implications for the development of functional foods are discussed...
- Qualitative perceptions and caloric estimations of healthy and unhealthy foods by behavioral weight loss participantsRobert A Carels
Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
Appetite 46:199-206. 2006..Fat content was the most common category used for evaluating foods. Participant evaluations of healthy/weight loss foods or unhealthy/weight gain foods were systematically associated with 'caloric' estimation...
- Validating a nutrient profile modelCarukshi Arambepola
British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
Public Health Nutr 11:371-8. 2008..The model ranks foods according to their healthiness and categorises foods into 'healthier' and 'less healthy' foods...
- From Polynesian healers to health food stores: changing perspectives of Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae)Will McClatchey
Department of Botany and Cancer Research Center of Hawai i, Natural Products Program, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, Hawai i, USA
Integr Cancer Ther 1:110-20; discussion 120. 2002..While noni's anticancer potential is still being explored, it continues to be widely used by Polynesians and non-Polynesians alike for both traditional and newly hypothesized indications...
- Health food store recommendations for breast cancer patientsC C Gotay
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu 96813, USA
Arch Fam Med 9:692-9. 2000Despite cancer patients' widespread and growing use of complementary and alternative medicine, minimal attention has been paid to the role of health food stores in the "supply side" of this phenomenon.
- The perceived healthiness of functional foods. A conjoint study of Danish, Finnish and American consumers' perception of functional foodsTino Bech-Larsen
The MAPP Centre, The Aarhus School of Business, Haslegaardsvej 10, DK 8210, Aarhus V, Denmark
Appetite 40:9-14. 2003....
- Emerging issues associated with HIV patients seeking advice from health food storesEdward Mills
Dept of Research, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, North York, ON
Can J Public Health 94:363-6. 2003To ascertain the recommendations, training and education of health food store employees and determine how they communicate the costs, benefits and risks associated with natural health products for the HIV/AIDS community.
- Clinic at the health food store? Employee recommendations and product analysisJames K Glisson
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson 39216, USA
Pharmacotherapy 23:64-72. 2003To determine what products health food store employees recommend for depression, to analyze the content of these products based on label claims, and to evaluate employee statements or recommendations for accuracy and safety.
- Do natural health food stores require regulation?Bridget Healey
Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington
N Z Med J 115:U165. 2002To compare advice provided by health food stores (HFS) and pharmacies in relation to medical conditions and assess the need for regulation of HFS.
- Use of a simplified HPLC-UV analysis for soyasaponin B determination: study of saponin and isoflavone variability in soybean cultivars and soy-based health food productsJane Hubert
Genibio Recherche, route de Toulouse 09190 Lorp Sentaraille, France
J Agric Food Chem 53:3923-30. 2005....
- Organic diets and children's healthAlex Avery
Environ Health Perspect 114:A210-A211; author reply A211. 2006
- 2006 marketplace survey of trans-fatty acid content of margarines and butters, cookies and snack cakes, and savory snacksMatthew J Albers
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 108:367-70. 2008..Products that are lower in trans and saturated fat tend to cost more, which may be a barrier to their purchase for price-conscious consumers...
- A method to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages based on dietary recommendationsC A J Nijman
Unilever Food and Health Research Institute, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Eur J Clin Nutr 61:461-71. 2007..The increasing consumer interest in health prompted Unilever to develop a globally applicable method (Nutrition Score) to evaluate and improve the nutritional composition of its foods and beverages portfolio...
- Health-benefit claims for probiotic productsJames T Heimbach
JHeimbach LLC, Port Royal, Virginia 22535, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:S122-4; discussion S144-51. 2008..This article offers an overview of the applicable laws and regulations, what they mandate regarding legitimate claims, and the issues regarding the design of research to substantiate such claims...
- Health claims on foods in CanadaMary R L'abbé
Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada
J Nutr 138:1221S-7S. 2008....
- Probiotic foods and drugs: impact of US regulatory status on design of clinical trialsPatricia L Hibberd
Department of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts New England Medical Center, and 2Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:S137-40; discussion S144-51. 2008....
- Probiotic formulations and applications, the current probiotics market, and changes in the marketplace: a European perspectiveMaija Saxelin
Research and Development, Valio, Helsinki, Finland
Clin Infect Dis 46:S76-9; discussion S144-51. 2008..However, more-specific product claims may also appear on the market. This article describes trends and phenomena in mainly the food sector, which covers the most-successful probiotic applications, but food supplements are also discussed...
- Nutrient profiling of foods: creating a nutrient-rich food indexAdam Drewnowski
Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 3410, USA
Nutr Rev 66:23-39. 2008....
- Putting the pyramid into action: the Healthy Eating Index and Food Quality ScoreEileen Kennedy
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:70-4. 2008..The selection of the most nutrient dense foods within food groups lead to a dietary pattern with a higher HEI. The implications of using the HEI and nutrient density to develop interventions are discussed in this presentation...
- Dissecting qualified health claims: evidence from experimental studiesNeal H Hooker
Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University, USA
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 48:160-76. 2008..Implications of these findings for the future regulatory oversight and marketing of functional food products are discussed...
- US Food and Drug Administration regulations governing label claims for food products, including probioticsLeila G Saldanha
NutrIQ LLC, Alexandria, Virginia 22303, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:S119-21; discussion S144-51. 2008..Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut...
- Product variety in Australian snacks and drinks: how can the consumer make a healthy choice?Karen Z Walker
Nutrition and Dietetics Unit, Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Public Health Nutr 11:1046-53. 2008..To estimate the proportion of snack food and beverage choices available to an Australian consumer...
- Health claims in the United States: an aid to the public or a source of confusion?Clare M Hasler
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
J Nutr 138:1216S-20S. 2008..Are U.S. health claims really benefitting public health? Recent evidence suggests that this mode of communication has had limited success and in fact may be misleading to consumers...
- The evidence to support health claims for probioticsEdward R Farnworth
Food Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Saint Hyacinthe, QC, Canada
J Nutr 138:1250S-4S. 2008..On the other hand, at this time, no probiotic product is sold in Canada that carries a label health claim. This illustrates the considerable discrepancies across countries in perception of health effects of probiotics...
- Health claims in Europe: new legislation and PASSCLAIM for substantiationNils Georg Asp
SNF Swedish Nutrition Foundation, Ideon Science Park, SE 22370 Lund, Sweden
J Nutr 138:1210S-5S. 2008..PASSCLAIM is useful in assisting applicants for a health claim to prepare their supporting dossiers as well as in aiding agencies responsible for evaluating the scientific evidence for the claim...
- European Union food labeling and packaging: the need to strike a balanceJon Felice
Jones Day, London, UK
Food Drug Law J 63:113-29. 2008
- Nutrient profiling schemes: overview and comparative analysisMarcella Garsetti
Danone Research, Palaiseau, France
Eur J Nutr 46:15-28. 2007....
- Is my yogurt lying? Developing and applying a framework for determining whether wellness claims on probiotic yogurts misleadLeah A Satine
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, L L P, Washington, DC, USA
Food Drug Law J 63:537-77. 2008
- Nutritional characterization and measurement of dietary carbohydratesK N Englyst
Englyst Carbohydrates, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton, UK
Eur J Clin Nutr 61:S19-39. 2007....
- Scientific substantiation of functional food health claims in ChinaYuexin Yang
National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100050, China
J Nutr 138:1199S-205S. 2008..The effectiveness of functional foods and health claims for improving health relies largely on the motivation and education of the public to be able to make good choices...
- Food microstructure affects the bioavailability of several nutrientsJ Parada
Dept of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Pontificia Univ Católica de Chile, P O Box 306, Santiago, Chile
J Food Sci 72:R21-32. 2007....
- Nutritional characterisation of foods: science-based approach to nutrient profiling. Summary report of an ILSI Europe workshop held in April 2006Inge Tetens
The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Søborg, Denmark
Eur J Nutr 46:4-14. 2007..It is essential that key stakeholders continue to communicate and work together on the complex issues of nutrient profiling...
- A multipurpose tool to evaluate the nutritional quality of individual foods: NutrimapE Labouze
BIO Intelligence Service, 1 rue Berthelot, F 94200 Ivry Seine, France
Public Health Nutr 10:690-700. 2007..The concept of nutritional quality is, however, difficult to define. In this paper we present an innovative, science-based nutrient profiling system, Nutrimap, which quantifies nutritional assets and weaknesses of foods...
- Krill for human consumption: nutritional value and potential health benefitsJanet C Tou
Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, West Virginia University, P O Box 6108, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Nutr Rev 65:63-77. 2007..Antioxidant levels in krill are higher than in fish, suggesting benefits against oxidative damage. Finally, the waste generated by the processing of krill into edible products can be developed into value-added products...
- A new reference method for the validation of the nutrient profiling schemes using dietary surveysJean Luc Volatier
French Food Safety Agency Afssa, Maisons Alfort, France
Eur J Nutr 46:29-36. 2007..Further work is needed to build a list of indicator foods that could be considered as a "gold standard."..
- Learning from organic agricultureJoel Kreisberg
Explore (NY) 2:450-2. 2006
- Innovative dietary sources of n-3 fatty acidsJay Whelan
Department of Nutrition, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 1920, USA
Annu Rev Nutr 26:75-103. 2006..All of this is possible because of newer technologies (microencapsulation) and improved processing techniques that ensure stability and preserve the integrity of these unstable fatty acids...
- Health foods and foods with health claims in JapanHirobumi Ohama
Biohealth Research Ltd, 6 26 12 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
Toxicology 221:95-111. 2006..have been discussed. Furthermore, issues related to positioning and definition of supplements are also discussed in the light of the enhancement of understanding the beneficial roles that supplements may play for human health in Japan...
- Nutritional and safety assessments of foods and feeds nutritionally improved through biotechnologyBruce Chassy
University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Food Nutr Bull 26:436-42. 2005
- Regulatory frameworks for functional foods and dietary supplementsChristine Lewis Taylor
Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20704, USA
Nutr Rev 62:55-9. 2004..This article provides an overview of the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory framework for these products; it also highlights issues that are emerging and will require consideration and dialog...
- [Organic agriculture and sustainable development]Yu Li
State Key Laboratory of Arid Agroecology, School of Life Science, Lanzhou University, China
Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 15:2377-82. 2004....
- Position of the American Dietetic Association: Functional foodsClare M Hasler
Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 104:814-26. 2004..However, each functional food should be evaluated on the basis of scientific evidence to ensure appropriate integration into a varied diet...
- Organic food: buying more safety or just peace of mind? A critical review of the literatureFaidon Magkos
Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou Ave, Kallithea, Athens, 176 71, Greece
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 46:23-56. 2006..Additional studies in this area of research are warranted. At our present state of knowledge, other factors rather than safety aspects seem to speak in favor of organic food...
- A nutrient density standard for vegetables and fruits: nutrients per calorie and nutrients per unit costNicole Darmon
Institut Scientifique et Technique de la Nutrition et de l Alimentation, Paris, France
J Am Diet Assoc 105:1881-7. 2005..This study developed a scoring system to estimate the nutritional adequacy of vegetables and fruits, on a per weight, per calorie, and per unit cost basis...
- [Functional food--a new risk?]W Fraenk
AssTech GmbH Swiss Re Group, Unterföhring
Versicherungsmedizin 57:141-5. 2005..With a view to averting future claims, it is important for the insurer to keep abreast of this issue and be aware of its claims potential...
- Australian consumers are sceptical about but influenced by claims about fat on food labelsC Chan
Department of Biomedical Science, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
Eur J Clin Nutr 59:148-51. 2005..To explore the beliefs and attitudes of Australian consumers to claims about fat made on the labels of packaged food...
- Functional foods: a survey of health claims, pros and cons, and current legislationIoannis S Arvanitoyannis
University of Thessaly, Department of Agriculture, Volos, Hellas, Greece
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 45:385-404. 2005....
- Weight of evidence needed to substantiate a health effect for probiotics and prebiotics: regulatory considerations in Canada, E.U., and U.SM E Sanders
Dairy and Food Culture Technologies, 7119 S Glencoe Ct, Centennial CO 80122, USA
Eur J Nutr 44:303-10. 2005..Limitations of in vitro, animal and different types of human studies used for efficacy substantiation for probiotics and prebiotics are discussed...
- Market and product assessment of probiotic/prebiotic-containing functional foods and supplements manufactured in South AfricaM Brink
Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, W Cape
S Afr Med J 95:114-9. 2005..54 of 1972, www.doh.gov.za), and microbial assessment...
- Organic food: nutritious food or food for thought? A review of the evidenceFaidon Magkos
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
Int J Food Sci Nutr 54:357-71. 2003..Several important directions can be highlighted for future research; it seems, however, that despite any differences, a well-balanced diet can equally improve health regardless of its organic or conventional origin...
- Nutritional claims for functional foods and supplementsSanjiv Agarwal
ConAgra Foods, Inc, Six ConAgra Drive, Omaha, NE 68102, USA
Toxicology 221:44-9. 2006..This paper describes the different types of claims that can be made for foods and supplements...
- Health Canada's regulatory initiative regarding foods with health claimsDiane Gorman
Can J Public Health 93:325-7. 2002
- Regulatory issues of functional foods, feeds, and nutraceuticalsMaureen L Storey
Center for Food and Nutrition Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1101 King Street, Suite 611, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 34:329-38. 2004....
- [Health claims in dog and cat feed]A C Beynen
Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 128:785-7. 2003..For the time being, the veterinarian will have to take a stand by critical assessment...
- How the nutrition food label was developed, Part 2: the purpose and promise of nutrition claimsChristine L Taylor
Institute of Medicine, The National Academies, Washington, DC 20001, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 108:618-23. 2008
- Children and genetically engineered food: potentials and problemsHilary A Perr
Department of Pediatrics, California Pacific Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco 94120, USA
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 35:475-86. 2002..This review presents an overview of genetically modified food crops and their potential unique benefits and risks to children's health. Political, economical, and ecological issues related to transgenic crops are not discussed...
- [Health Council report on health claims for foods and food supplements]W J Gerritsen
Voedingscentrum, Redactie Voeding Nu, Postbus 85 700, 2508 CK Den Haag
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:2048-50. 2003..If the impression is not correct, then the claim is irrelevant and therefore misleading. A claim must always be supported by research involving human subjects and generally accepted scientific criteria must be adhered to...
- The importance of GRAS to the functional food and nutraceutical industriesGeorge A Burdock
Burdock Group, 888 17th Street NW, Suite 810, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Toxicology 221:17-27. 2006....
- Implications of food regulations for novel foods. Safety and labelingJohn R Lupien
Adjunct Professor of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass, USA
World Rev Nutr Diet 95:140-50. 2005
- Balancing fact and fiction of novel ingredients: definitions, regulations and evaluationDawn Merton Boothe
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4466, USA
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 34:7-38. 2004..health care professionals are not regarded [to have] objective advice. This situation must change. It is time for the profession to accommodate the possibility that many nutritional products may have valuable therapeutic effects" ...
- Nutritional quality of organic food: shades of grey or shades of green?Christine M Williams
High Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, School of Human Nutrition, School of Food Biosciences, University of Reading, UK
Proc Nutr Soc 61:19-24. 2002..If consumer perceptions regarding potential health benefits of organic foods are to be supported, more research of better quality is needed than that which is currently available...
- Alert to users of calcium supplements as antihypertensive agents due to trace metal contaminantsF M Boulos
School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago 60680
Am J Hypertens 1:137S-142S. 1988Although there are controversies in the role of calcium as an antihypertensive agent, the use of "health food" supplements, such as dolomite and bone meal, is on the rise especially among the older population...
- Inhibitory effects of methanol extract of seeds of Job's Tears (Coix lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen) on nitric oxide and superoxide production in RAW 264.7 macrophagesW G Seo
Department of Microbiology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Chonbuk, South Korea
Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 22:545-54. 2000..The seeds of Job's Tears (Coix lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen) have been used as anti-inflammatory medicine and health food. However, it is still unclear how the seeds show anti-inflammatory properties...
- The good, the bad, and the ugly: weighing the risks and benefits of seafood consumptionMichael T Morrissey
Oregon State University Seafood Laboratory, USA
Nutr Health 18:193-7. 2006..Unfortunately, the advice is often miscommunicated and misunderstood by consumers. The emerging news about the benefits and risks of fish consumption will be discussed in the context of their impacts on consumer's health and well-being...
- [Geese, carp, honey cakes, stollen. History, medicine and magic around the Christmas feast]W U Eckart
Institut für Gesichte der Medizin, Ruprechts Karls Universität Heidelberg
Dtsch Med Wochenschr 128:2691-4. 2003
- Reparative properties of a commercial fish protein hydrolysate preparationA J Fitzgerald
Department of Gastroenterology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, DuCane Rd, London W12 0NN, UK
Gut 54:775-81. 2005A partially hydrolysed and dried product of pacific whiting fish is currently marketed as a health food supplement to support "intestinal health"...
- An Exploratory Center for Obesity Research (RMI)Adam Drewnowski; Fiscal Year: 2006..By promoting interagency collaborations, these efforts will help the NIH develop a roadmap on how to effectively translate research findings into national, state, and local health policy. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Mast Cells and IBD PathogenesisLAURA HALE; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Novel Oral Adjuvant for Dental VaccinesLAURA HALE; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Reduction of Amyloid Burden by Antisense APPNeelima Chauhan; Fiscal Year: 2005..Significance: Targeting the translation of amyloidogenic APP by antisense synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides may prove to be an effective and safe form of gene therapy for treating familial AD and other genetic diseases. ..
- NESTED CASE CONTROL STUDY OF MAMMOGRAPHIC DENSITYGertraud Maskarinec; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Genetically Optimized Adipocyte Omega-3 Fatty AcidsPhilip Wood; Fiscal Year: 2004..This unique model will allow specific evaluation of the benefits adipocytes with optimal concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, without the confounding factors of diet. ..
- A Pilot Writing Program for Multiethnic Breast Cancer PtCarolyn Gotay; Fiscal Year: 2004..This study will provide an initial step toward achieving this goal. ..
- Effects of Soy on Estrogens in Breast Fluid and UrineGertraud Maskarinec; Fiscal Year: 2010..The NAF approach is the only way to learn more about the beneficial and adverse effects of soy directly in the female breast without applying invasive procedures to women without breast disease or surgery. ..
- Soy Consumption and Breast Tissue ProliferationGertraud Maskarinec; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Effects of exercise on back pain in pregnancyPATRICK O CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Bromelain as a Biologically-Based Therapy for IBDLAURA HALE; Fiscal Year: 2005..This research will thus strengthen the biomedical research knowledge base needed to inform the practice of complementary and alternative medicine. ..
- Determining Therapeutic Efficacy of AGE in ADNeelima Chauhan; Fiscal Year: 2005..If successful, this project will validate the use of safe, naturally well-tolerated, cost-effective and alternative herbal pharmacotherapy for treating AD. ..
- Wise Mind: Environmental Approach for Obesity PreventionDonald Williamson; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- INTERNET-BASED OBESITY PREVENTION FOR BLACK ADOLESCENTSDonald Williamson; Fiscal Year: 2002..Furthermore, if this approach is successful, the technology lends itself to widespread implementation. ..
- LA Health:Primary and Secondary Obesity PreventionDonald Williamson; Fiscal Year: 2009..The results of this investigation will significantly impact public health policy related to obesity prevention in rural communities, minority communities, and in children from families that are economically disadvantaged. ..
- Nutritional Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in the Multiethnic CohortGertraud Maskarinec; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Identification of Bioactive Cranberry MetabolitesAmy Howell; Fiscal Year: 2006..coli bacteria with known virulence factors. This will establish their utility for use as a broad-spectrum marker for measuring compliance to cranberry protocols. ..
- DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERACTIONS IN OBESITYJames Hill; Fiscal Year: 2007..The results [unreadable] will help identify the changes required in current dietary and physical [unreadable] activity patterns if we are going to be successful in preventing the [unreadable] development of obesity. [unreadable]..
- Individual Differences in Extrastriatal DA ReleaseDavid Zald; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Inflammatory Markers in a 2-Year Soy Intervention among Premenopausal WomenGertraud Maskarinec; Fiscal Year: 2008..The statistical analysis will apply general linear models to compare the levels of inflammatory markers by soy intake, while taking into account the repeated measurement design. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Lifetime body weight and premenopausal breast cancerKARIN MICHELS; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Chemoprevention of IBD-Associated Colon CancerLaura P Hale; Fiscal Year: 2010..The proposed studies will further elucidate mechanisms that can lead to novel interventions to prevent IBD-associated colon cancers, providing great benefit to IBD patients and their families. ..
- METHODOLOGIC ISSUES IN NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGYKARIN MICHELS; Fiscal Year: 2002..We aim to provide guidance to researchers who wish to explore diet-disease relations in how to use data best to obtain most valid results and avoid pitfalls which might produce misleading associations. ..
- Mechansim of tea catechin's inhibition of angiogenesisMohsen Meydani; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Economic Contextual Influences on Population Diet and ObesityLisa Powell; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERACTIONS IN OBESITYJames O Hill; Fiscal Year: 2010..The results of this project will improve a tool that has already been shown to have great potential for helping reduce the high rates of obesity in children. ..
- Breast Density, IGF-I, & Prolactin, in Four PopulationsGertraud Maskarinec; Fiscal Year: 2004..The statistical analysis will include mixed models to explore the relation between hormone levels and breast density while controlling for confounders and for clustering by study location. ..
- ACTIVATING MULTIETHNIC YOUTH FOR SMOKING PREVENTIONKaren Glanz; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- Vitamin E and atherosclerosis in LDLR-/-miceMohsen Meydani; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- CAM Use in Asians & Pacific IslandersCarolyn Gotay; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Bromelain Proteinase Activity in IBDLAURA HALE; Fiscal Year: 2006Bromelain is a mixture of proteinases derived from pineapple stem that is sold in health food stores as a "digestive aid"...
- The Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Lung CancerAndrew Rundle; Fiscal Year: 2006..Both projects are directed at the development of new lung cancer prevention programs that can supplement current smoking prevention and cessation programs. ..
- Imaging the Cognitive Modulation of Pain in FibromyalgiaDANE COOK; Fiscal Year: 2009..This will be a first important step towards understanding the mechanisms of unexplained muscle pain in FM. ..
- Obesity, Physical Activity and Built Space in New York CityAndrew Rundle; Fiscal Year: 2009..This research on the phsyical environment and adaption to it, will identify strategies for building and organizing communites that increase physical activity, improve diets and reduce obesity. ..
- Maternal obesity, intrauterine gene expression and breast cancerKARIN MICHELS; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Developing Probiotics as Foods and Drugs - Scientific and Regulatory ChallengesPatricia Hibberd; Fiscal Year: 2006..An NIH Conference Grant is being requested for supplemental funding to support the travel of key US based workshop faculty and support of publication expenses. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Validation of Preschool and High School Diet RecallKARIN MICHELS; Fiscal Year: 2006..Lastly we will determine whether the validity of recall depends on characteristics such as time between diet record and FFQ, number of children, gender of the subject, and nutritional status. ..
- Flavocoxid: A Medical Food Therapy for OsteoarthritisSarah Morgan; Fiscal Year: 2004..This innovative compound has commercial potential with its expected efficacy comparable to or exceeding the currently marketed COX inhibitors but with fewer side effects and at a significantly lower cost. ..
- Vitamin E and HealthMohsen Meydani; Fiscal Year: 2004..Special steps will be taken to attract junior investigators, women, and minorities to the conference. ..
- Neighborhood Environments and Disparities in Obesity Rates in New York CityAndrew G Rundle; Fiscal Year: 2010..Furthermore, the analyses will be used to guide New York City's ongoing long term planning process for using urban design to promote public health...