Mastiha (Pistacia lentiscus) Improves Gut Microbiota Diversity, Hepatic Steatosis, and Disease Activity in a Biopsy ‐Confirmed Mouse Model of Advanced Non‐Alcoholic Steatohepatitis and Fibrosis

ConclusionThis is the first study demonstrating an improvement in disease activity in mice with advanced NASH with fibrosis by a diet containing Mastiha.
Source: Molecular Nutrition and Food Research - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food & Function Source Type: research

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Authors: Karimi G, Vard B, Riyahi R, Motlagh ME, Heshmat R, Kelishadi R Abstract This cross-sectional study was conducted among 14,400 Iranian students, aged 7-18 years to determine the association between the frequency of family dinner and mental health. Family dinner frequency, family relationship, life satisfaction (LS), self-perceived health and anxiety were assessed by validated questionnaires. Of 14,274 participants, 50.6% were boys and 71.4% were urban residents, with a mean (SD) age of 12.28 (3.16) years. Family dinner frequency was significantly correlated with LS (boys: β = 0.27, p 
Source: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Food Sci Nutr Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Roberto Castro-Muñoz, Grzegorz Boczkaj, Emilia Gontarek, Alfredo Cassano, Vlastimil FílaAbstractBackgroundNowadays, membrane-based technologies (e.g. microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, membrane distillation, and pervaporation) have demonstrated to meet the requirements to be involved in different food and bioproduct processes.Scope and approachSeveral applications have been developed, including either separation, recovery or concentration of bioactive molecules from agro-food products and...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
In this study, the effects of four different hulling methods, included natural heaping (NH), manually hulled (MH), solid ethylene-releasing agent (SERA) and immersion in ethephon (IE), on odor, tastes, nutritional compounds (fat, protein, and fatty acids), antioxidant activities and total phenols content of green walnut were investigated. The result indicated that SERA treated group had the highest hulling rate (82.80%), followed by IE (54.84%) and NH (46.24%), however, both odor and taste of fresh walnut kernels were unpleasant in SERA and IE treatments groups. Additionally, the lowest antioxidant activity (AAC) (63.34), ...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Translational Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our data warrant the future evaluation of NAD+ boosting strategies to manage the development or progression of NAFLD. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Hepatology - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Steatohepatitis and Metabolic Liver Disease Source Type: research
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