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: 124

Table of Content: October 2011; 3(9)

October 2011

Production, in vitro protein digestibility, phytate content and acceptability of weaning foods prepared from pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoideum) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

Weaning food blends prepared from fermented pearl millet/roasted cowpea in 70:30 and 60:40 ratios were evaluated for their nutritional values. The pearl millets used were SOSAT C-88 (an improved variety) and a local variety (unimproved), while the cowpea used was the Borno red. Standard methods were used for the analysis. Processing of the grains resulted in lower levels of phytic acid and higher in...

Author(s): H. H. Laminu, S. Modu and A. I. Numan

October 2011

Visceral adiposity in Saudi females and its relationship to diet and serum adipocytokine levels

To investigate the relationship between visceral fat, habitual dietary intake and circulating levels of three adipokines in Saudi females. A total of 127 apparently healthy female students were randomly recruited from Medicine College at KAU, Saudi Arabia. Anthropometric measurements were performed and a questionnaire was used to assess demographic variables, general health, medication use and dietary intake....

Author(s): Eman Mokbel Alissa and Hanan Ahmad AlKadi