International Journal of
Nutrition and Metabolism

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nutr. Metab.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2332
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNAM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 121

Table of Content: March 2013; 5(3)

March 2013

Polyphenol-rich beverages promote a sustainable and renewable generation of energy and prevent neurotoxicity

Polyphenol-rich beverages, formulations 1 and formulation 2 composed of herbal and berry extracts were developed. Their impact on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) responses was investigated in vitro and compared to that of well-known commercial drinks (Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Antioxia, Tetley green tea). Results show that mitochondrial activity, intracellular and extracellular ATP responses are impacted upon the...

Author(s): Gauthier Mélanie and Chabot Sophie

March 2013

Exclusive breastfeeding: Mothers’ awareness and healthcare providers’ practices during antenatal visits in Mvomero, Tanzania

In Tanzania, about 42% of children below five years are stunted due to chronic malnutrition. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) may be an effective strategy to protect infants from malnutrition. Therefore, it is important to disseminate accurate information on breastfeeding recommendations to pregnant women attending antenatal visits. The aim of the study was to assess the awareness of exclusive breastfeeding among first...

Author(s): Hadijah Ally Mbwana, Cath Conlon and Pamela von Hurst

March 2013

A preliminary study on the estimation of nutrients and anti-nutrients in Oedaleus abruptus (Thunberg) (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Natural protein is being overexploited gradually because of a huge population boom.Grasshoppers may be a good food resource to overcome this problem. The present studyevaluated the nutritional quality and anti-nutritional factors that is, the proximate composition, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acid contents of Oedaleus abruptus. Results revealed that this species...

Author(s): Arijit Ganguly, Ranita Chakravorty, Mousumi Das, Moumita Gupta, Dipak K. Mandal, Parimalendu Haldar, Julieta Ramos-Elorduy and Jose Manuel Pino Moreno