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16 de Abril     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Akademika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 299)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales     Open Access  
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria Práctica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 5)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Biosafety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biosalud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Saúde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
CES Salud Pública     Open Access  
Child and Adolescent Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia & Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contact (CTC)     Open Access  
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuaderno de investigaciones: semilleros andina     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen ÖKZ     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Design for Health     Hybrid Journal  
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diversity and Equality in Health and Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
EsSEX : Revista Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sociales : Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EUREKA : Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
F&S Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
FASEB BioAdvances     Open Access  
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Food Hydrocolloids for Health     Open Access  
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Frontiers of Health Services Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestão e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Advances in Health and Medicine     Open Access  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Health Annual Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions Proceedings     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health and Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)

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Food and Public Health
Number of Followers: 19  

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ISSN (Print) 2162-9412 - ISSN (Online) 2162-8440
Published by SAP Homepage  [105 journals]
  • Occurrence and Concentration of Heavy Metals in Garden Egg, Tomatoes,
           Cucumber and Watermelon from Two Major Markets in Edo State, Nigeria

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 3Vincent Oyareme, Samuel E. Akpogheneta, B. N. Iloba, Friday OgidiagbaThis study was conducted to analyze the concentration of some heavy metals in selected vegetable fruits sold in Uselu and Ologbo markets. Using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS) the heavy metal concentration of Cd, Zn, Pb, Cu, Mn, Fe, Co, Cr Ni in Watermelon, Garden Egg, Tomato and Cucumber was studied. Trace element as Fe and Zn showed high concentration occurrence. The heavy metal concentration of Fe in Cucumber and watermelon from both markets was found to be 4.57 ± 0.32mg/kg and 4.39 ± 0.32 mg/kg respectively exceeding the permissible limit of food and agricultural organization and world health organization. Pb recorded the lowest value of 0.13 ± 0.09mg/kg in garden egg and 0. 28 ± 0.18mg/kg in watermelon, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showed a significant difference (P < 0.05) in the concentration of heavy metals (Fe, Pb, Cd, Mn, Cu, and Zn) in both stations. Fruits sample used for the study is contaminated with Fe and Zn which serves as a serious health concern.
       
  • Quarantine and Nutritional Status is the Essential Way to Reduce the Risk
           of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Survey of Iraqi Society

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 2Mizher Hezam AL-ZuaidyInfections with coronavirus have been the most significant global threat in the twenty-one century. Over 200 countries with strictly two million cases exceeded the numbers of coronavirus cases of 2019. In the absence of medication for this infection, alternative methods for managing the disease's spread are desperately needed. 'Quarantine' is one of the oldest and the most common tools for controlling outbreaks of infectious diseases. The tools now available are isolation and quarantine, social distancing, and containment of the population. Quarantine may be enforced at the level of individuals or groups, and typically includes a restriction at home or facility. This study aims to examine the quarantine perception of Iraqi society, adherence to the Ministry of Health guidelines, and knowledge of strengthening the immune system by consuming certain nutrients and supplements to avoid coronavirus infection.
       
  • Examining Founding Dates, Number of Vendors, and Good Type Offerings by
           Food Desert Status. Analysis of 561 US Farmers’ Markets in Nine US
           States

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 2Justin SchuppFarmers' markets have been suggested as a means to improve food access in food deserts. Though shown to occur and celebrated when they do, little is known about how often farmers markets locate in food deserts, what they look like, and how they compare to those in non-food deserts. This study explored the scope and size of markets by examining the number of vendors and types of goods available across 561 farmers' markets within food deserts in nine US States. Results suggest that two trends. First, markets within food deserts are statistically similar to those located in non-food deserts in relation types of goods for sale and the number of vendors. Second, though similar, markets are unequally distributed within food deserts in relation to race/ethnicity and resource distribution. Collectively these results show that farmers' markets are prevalent in food deserts while also highlighting areas for further improvement.
       
  • Comparing the Prevalence of Maternal HIV in Resource Poor and Rich
           Settings

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 2S. Fiatal, J. Y. BagayangSeveral studies indicate that HIV-infected women continue to have children. The main aim of this study is to determine the trend in HIV transmission at subsequent pregnancies, the factors responsible for the unequal prevalence of maternal HIV in both resource-rich and resource-poor settings and the 2016-2021 HIV reduction strategies proposed by WHO and the financial backing of these strategies. From the literatures reviewed, one of the results showed pregnant women who were enrolled in single dose nevirapine-base Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme and the period they observed exclusive breastfeeding. At the subsequent pregnancy, HIV-infected children had a similar duration of exclusive breastfeeding periods (4.2 months [SD 2.6] versus 6.2 months [SD 3.3] for uninfected children, OR 0.76 [0.57–1.02]). At the initial pregnancy 37.5% of mothers did not receive single dose nevirapine transmitted versus 36.8% of those who did receive nevirapine (OR 1.12 [0.23–5.34]). For the subsequent pregnancy, the percentages were 22.2 and 10.2, respectively (OR 2.51 [0.43–13.37]). This result, statistically demonstrate no significance/correlation in the single dose nevirapine-base HIV PMTCT programme and the period of exclusive breastfeeding in averting vertical transmission in a resource-poor setting even with the advent of antiretroviral therapy and advancement in technology.
       
  • Application of Supercritical Fluids in the Conservation of Bioactive
           Compounds: A Review

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 1Adela C. Martinez, M. Angela A. MeirelesThe precipitation from supercritical antisolvents (SASs) of natural compounds solutions has become an excellent alternative to improve the solubility and availability of poorly water-soluble compounds. In this technique, CO2 is used as a supercritical fluid that marks the processing as a green technology and is ideal for use in the food industry due to its nontoxicity, economy and easy separation of solutes. This article reviews the application of the SAS technique in the food industry and highlights the influential factors in the generation of micro- and nanoparticles.
       
  • Hyperspectral Imaging of a Single Bacterial Cell

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 1Rebecca D. Riggs, I-Hsuan Chen, Oleg Pustovyy, Bertram Zinner, Iryna Sorokulova, Vitaly VodyanoyCharacterization and discrimination of microorganisms by hyperspectral analysis is a promising alternative to conventional techniques in clinical, food, and environmental microbiology to be used as a rapid, non-destructive tool. In this work, we used the CytoViva hyperspectral imaging system to elicit the individual hyperspectral profiles produced by three food-borne pathogens, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and Listeria at 18, 21, and 24 hours of growth. The distinctive feature of our hyperspectral system is that it employs a super-resolution condenser that allows for the capture of high-resolution spectral data of a single bacterial cell. The microscopic system with hyperspectral capability produces uncomplicated single peak optical spectra of individual cells that can be analyzed by simple computerized methods in contrast to the conventional multi-cell hyperspectral methods that require spectral convolution and principal component analysis. The super-resolution hyperspectral imaging created sharp spectral profiles based upon the unique surface property of each microbial cell. All bacteria were cultured, pelleted, washed, transferred to a poly-l-lysine coated slide, and cover-slipped to obtain the spectral profiles of live, metabolically active bacterial cells. The single-peak bacterial spectra were analyzed by the non-statistical Local Maximum method and by the non-linear fitting of spectra to a particular statistical model. Gaussian, Lorentzian, Logistic, Inverse polynomial, Gumbel, and Gram-Charlier peak functions were applied to bacterial spectra in the range of 400 – 1000 nm. A one-way ANOVA was conducted to compare fitting parameters. With this technique, we were able to characterize and discriminate Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria with a high level of confidence. This novel application of hyperspectral imaging has the potential to be used as a point-of-care testing and safety scanning at all points of food production, including growing, harvesting, preparation, transportation, distribution, and storage.
       
  • Factors Associated with Utilization of Postpartum Care Services in
           Luanshya District

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 1Mwangala Simataa, Alfred MakakaniUtilization of postpartum services is a major concern worldwide due to the great impact it has on infant and maternal mortality. Postpartum is defined as the first six weeks (42 days) following delivery of an infant. Care during this time is for the health and survival of the mother and the new born. Current estimation of Luanshya postpartum coverage of first postpartum care is 15% which is far below the recommended 80% by WHO. This study was therefore aimed at determining the factors associated with utilization of postpartum care services in Luanshya District. An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted on 187 mothers taking the children to the clinic aged between seven weeks to three months. Data was collected using questionnaires having both closed and open-ended questions. Stata 11 was used for statistical analysis of quantitative data. Qualitative data was explored for emerging themes and the frequency of themes were quantified. Chi-square was used to determine association of the variables. Logistic Regression analysis was used to ascertain which variables significantly affected the dependent variable. The findings from this study revealed that postpartum attendance was very low and stood at 27.8%. The major factors associated with low utilization of postpartum services were: postponement of sixth day postpartum care for Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) (46%), feeling ill after delivery 29.4% and tradition 62.8%. This study demonstrated that there are gaps in the utilization of postpartum care services. Capacity and accessibility of health systems as well as cultural and religious practices are areas that affect postpartum care and hence should be worked on especially at community level. Such programs should include male involvement, influential family members such as grandmothers as well as traditional and religious leaders. Newborn babies should be vaccinated with BCG vaccine at birth so that the postpartum care appointments should be specifically for postpartum care.
       
  • Comparison of Dietary Diversity among Women-Child Pairs from Households
           Participated in Integrated Agricultural Interventions: A Cross Sectional
           Study

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2020Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 10, Number 1Mengistu Fiseha Mekonnen, Derese Tamiru Desta, Zemenu Kerie TerefeImproving nutrition requires many efforts through nutrition sensitive activities. Series of inter linked intervention activities in the Ethiopian humid tropics field sites has been conducted in the Western Oromia Region, Ethiopia. This study was conducted to determine the contribution of integrated agricultural farm interventions for dietary diversity of women and children. We employed comparative cross sectional study design among the women child pair participating and not participating in the integrated agricultural interventions in Diga and Jeldu districts of Western Oromia. A total of 345 mother child pairs were included for this study. SPSS version 20 software was used for data analyses. Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women and Child were computed and tested by Chi-square and Independent Sample t-test to check the differences among the group. The majorities of mothers were married and protestant religion followers. We found that mean dietary diversity was less than the recommended intake among mother child pairs. However, the percentages of recommended minimum dietary diversity consumption across the groups of mother-child pairs were found to be different. The dietary diversity score was higher among those mother child pair participated in the integrated agricultural farming interventions. Legumes, Vitamin A rich and other Fruits & Vegetables, and Eggs consumption were higher among the children from participated in the integrated farming intervention.Considering the findings of the current study, holistic agricultural interventions aiming at improving dietary diversity of the vulnerable groups in the community has to be strengthened.
       
  • Socioeconomic and Demographic Differences in Food Group Intakes of
           Adolescents in Urban Benin

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2019Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 9, Number 5Eunice Nago, Saturnin Houndji, Sherifath Mama ChabiAdolescence constitutes a good period to shape lifelong healthy eating habits to prevent excess weight and related chronic diseases. This study identified socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with the consumption of healthy and potentially harmful food groups among adolescents in urban Benin, as a contribution for the development of diet promotion interventions. Data were collected from 408 participants aged 13 to 19 years in 12 secondary schools in Cotonou, the biggest city in Benin. Food intake was assessed by two 24-hour dietary recalls and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, using a questionnaire. Predictors of the consumption of healthy and potentially unhealthy food groups were identified using multilevel regression analysis. Adolescents from wealthier households ate 28g more meat and 122g more sweet foods than those from poor households. Females ate 23g more meat than males, and younger adolescents consumed 144g more sweet foods than the older. It was concluded that in urban Benin, the diet of younger female adolescents from wealthier households is more indicative of changes towards a western diet associated with the risk of obesity and related chronic diseases. This subgroup needs be targeted in priority during promotional activities to improve adolescents’ diet.
       
  • Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production: A Review

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2019Source: Food and Public Health, Volume 9, Number 4Ramon Sousa Barros Ferreira, Rafaela Menezes dos Passos, Klicia Araujo Sampaio, Eduardo Augusto Caldas BatistaBiodiesel is a biofuel and appears on the world energy scene as a strong substitute for petroleum diesel for its renewable and less environmentally polluting character. It can be obtained from transesterification reaction of triacylglycerol from vegetable oils or animal fats with short chainalcohol in the presence of homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts. In recent years the production of alkyl ester by using heterogeneous catalysts it has excelled due to their capacity for regeneration, reuse and reduction of processing stages. Several parameters have been evaluated in the reaction steps, such as amount of catalyst, molar ratio of alcohol:oil, temperature, agitation speed and reaction duration. Intrinsic properties of catalysts are also studied, such as porosity, surface area, catalytic activity and others. Therefore, this review presents the transesterification reaction of several raw materials, as sources of triacylglycerols, using short chain alcohols and different heterogeneous catalysts. Optimal conditions for each catalyst, as well as its respective reaction mechanisms, were summarized.
       
 
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