International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2018

  • Frequency of Vending Machine Usage as a Predictor of Weight Status Among College Students

    Morgan Faulk Sowers, Sarah Colby, Wenjun Zhou, Agricola Odoi, Elizabeth Anderson Steeves, Katie Kavanagh

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2018
    Pages: 39-46
    Received: 30 December 2017
    Accepted: 25 January 2018
    Published: 12 February 2018
    Abstract: Background: College students have identified frequent unhealthy snacking from vending machines as influencing their dietary intake and weight status. However, research on associations between vending usage and weight status is lacking. Objectives: 1.) Compare college students’ demographic characteristics by frequency of vending machine usage (FVU) ... Show More
  • Co-Administered Vitamin E Isoforms d-α-tocopherol and d-δ-tocotrienol Rich Fraction Promote Regeneration of Skeletal Muscle in Diabetics

    Bijo Elsy, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Veena Maheshwari

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2018
    Pages: 47-55
    Received: 22 January 2018
    Accepted: 5 February 2018
    Published: 27 February 2018
    Abstract: In diabetes the structural and functional recovery of skeletal muscle is impaired due to persistent hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress. Vitamin E is known to be essential antioxidant for maintains the skeletal muscle homeostasis thus preventing oxidative damages. This study is designed to explore the effect of d-α-tocopherol and d-δ-tocotrienol... Show More
  • A Cross-sectional Study of Bovine Trypanosomosis in Sayo District, Oromia Regional State, Western Ethiopia

    Efrem Degneh, Hagos Ashenafi, Getachew Terefe, Tesfu Kassa, Nigatu Kebede, Workineh Shibeshi, Kaleab Asres

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2018
    Pages: 56-64
    Received: 15 November 2017
    Accepted: 25 December 2017
    Published: 20 March 2018
    Abstract: A cross sectional study of bovine trypanosomosis was conducted in Sayo district of Kellem Wollega zone, Western Oromia Region, during early dry (December, 2016) and early rainy (June, 2017) seasons employing parasitological blood examination and survey of vectors. A total of 860 representative blood samples were collected from randomly selected cat... Show More
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status and Its Determinants Among Pre-School Children Within Dalit Communities of Jessore City in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Akimul Islam, Md Tarek Hasan, Nazia Nawshad Lina, Fatema-Tuj-Johra, Shovon Al-Fuad, Rajib Kanti Roy

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2018
    Pages: 65-70
    Received: 3 February 2018
    Accepted: 24 February 2018
    Published: 24 March 2018
    Abstract: Background: The socio-religiously considered low class Dalit communities are living below extreme poverty line in Bangladesh. They face discrimination at all levels of social interactions. Lack of access to education, extreme poverty issues, health and housing problems, and unequal access to work and employment may put this underprivileged communit... Show More
  • Factors Affecting Consumers’ Choice in Consumption of Organic Vegetables and Methods Used to Avoid Consumption of Unhealthy Foods in Tanzania

    Willbroad Kawemama, Jovin Mugula, Alex Wostry, Janet Maro

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2018
    Pages: 71-80
    Received: 29 January 2018
    Accepted: 21 March 2018
    Published: 11 April 2018
    Abstract: In the previous decades, there has been an upsurge of use of pesticides on food produces. Many consumers now perceive or are knowledgeable that consumption of organic vegetables is healthier than consuming their corresponding items. A cross sectional study was done to assess the factors affecting consumers’ choice in consumption of organic vegetabl... Show More