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Diet quality and onset risk of metabolic syndrome: results from a multicentre study

Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a constellation of metabolic risk factors, strongly associated with overweight and obesity that predispose to cardiovascular disease. ...

Variation of the body composition measured by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis in overweight or obese breast cancer survivors’ participants in the InForma trial

Introduction: Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) is a non-invasive method for measuring body composition. The “InForma” trial has been designed to measure improvement of adherence to a healthy diet and/or to increase physical activity in order ...

Development of an application for mobile devices to monitor food intake: evaluation of available online applications

Introduction: The availability of food consumption and fitness related applications (APP) has increased in the last years, but scientific research is still limited regarding the evaluation of data reliability and about their use in clinical practice. ...

Processing of nutritional surveillance data in residential health care facilities in the ASL TO5 territory for the years 2015-2018.

Introduction: The importance of nutritional status and lifestyles for the population is one of the activities carried out by the Food Hygiene and Nutrition Unit in the context of health promotion and prevention actions for sensitive categories. The Food Hy ...

Egg consumption and risk of total and cause-specific mortality in a Mediterranean population

Introduction: The relation between egg intake and health outcomes is controversial. ...

Effects of time-restricted feeding on body weight and metabolism. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction: Restriction in meal timing has emerged as a promising dietary approach for the management of obesity and dysmetabolic diseases. ...

Effect of consumption of ancient grain bread leavened with sourdough or with brewer’s yeast on cardio-metabolic risk parameters: a dietary intervention trial

Introduction: Recent studies have suggested that the consumption of ancient grain bread could have some beneficial effects on health. However, there is currently no evidence on the influence of leavening. ...

Effectiveness of a replacement diet with cereal products based on ancient wheat Khorasan on the pain symptoms and on the SCFA production in patients with fibromyalgia

Introduction: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition of unknown aetiology, characterized by muscular pain, sleep disorders as well as gastrointestinal symptoms. Among the non-pharmacological treatments, growing evidence suggests a link between nutrition ...

Flavor test in patients with chronic kidney disease

Introduction: The sense of "taste” is a neurosensorial ability with a very important role in food preferences and in the choice of foods. The loss of the gustatory function greatly compromises the quality of life and has a strong impact on social and ...

Relationship between Handgrip strength and bioimpedance variables in Italian obese

Introduction: Hand Grip strength (HGS) is widely used in clinical practice to assess the impact of a variety of disorders on hand function. However, the relationship between HGS and both anthropometric and bioimpedance variables has not been studied in obe ...

Effect of a low glycemic index Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular risk factors in women diagnosed with breast cancer: preliminary data from DEDiCa study

Introduction: Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women and the 5-year survival rate is 82% in Europe. Obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes are associated with an increased risk of BC and BC recurrence. Physical activity (PA), Mediterranean ...

Bioelectrical impedance analysis and physical fitness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Introduction: Body composition and physical fitness (PF) are major components of nutritional status which may be evaluated in the clinical setting using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and a number of different specific tests, respectively. Chronic ...

Correlation between Body Mass Index and functional recovery rapidity and efficacy in patients attending a rehabilitation program after total hip and knee replacement, at the IRCCS Don Gnocchi Foundation, Florence.

Introduction: Both overweight and obesity are major risk factors of development and progression of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) and increased risk of mobility limitation after total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR). ...

Protective effect of curcumin towards cadmium and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons toxicities: The EcoNutraPrevention Project

Introduction: In Italy, in recent years, the emblem of the environmental emergency became the "Land of Fires", spanning between the urban areas of Naples and Caserta towns. The Campania Region promoted multiple initiatives to tackle the crisis an ...

Sea water pizza: a way to enjoy a pizza with less salt and more nutrients

Introduction: Sea water consists of water (96.5%), minerals (2.5%), including magnesium, potassium and iodine and small amounts of other substances. Minerals lend a good palatability to foods, favoring the use of a smaller quantity of salt, abundant for ex ...

Role of medical nutrition therapy of sarcopenia related to type 2 diabetes mellitus in elderly

Introduction: Sarcopenia is the loss of progressive and generalized muscle mass. It is affected by diabetes and aging. ...

The Energykids project: pilot study on the energy balance of primary school children during school days and summer camp days

Introduction: Specific nutritional requirements must be cover during childhood to ensure an adequate growth. The meals served in the schools of the Municipality of Parma and in the Giocampus Summer Camp are prepared considering the national guidelines for ...

Update of “babyfoods” and “snacks” categories from the Food Composition Database used for the analysis of infants diet at 18 months of age in PHIME study

Introduction: Food Composition Databases (FCDBs) are important tools used in nutritional epidemiology to determine dietary adequacy. In particular, composition data of many foods commonly consumed during the first years of life are limited to nutritional l ...

Can remote monitoring by e-mail be a useful support tool for home management of the ketogenic diet?

Introduction: The ketogenic diet (KD) is an effective therapeutic option for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) and is the only therapy currently available for Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome (GLUT1-DS). Careful monitoring by the nu ...

The daily salt consumption in recurrent stone formers

Introduction: Nephrolithiasis (NL) is a systemic and multifactorial disorder showing high prevalence and incidence in industrialized countries. The hyposodic diet is the cornerstone of NL primary and secondary prevention. The aim of this case-control study ...

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