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Diet Quality And History Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Among Childbearing Women, United States, 2007-2010, Rui Sherry Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sharina D. Person, Robert J. Goldberg, Molly E. Waring 2015 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Diet Quality And History Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Among Childbearing Women, United States, 2007-2010, Rui Sherry Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sharina D. Person, Robert J. Goldberg, Molly E. Waring

Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations

INTRODUCTION: Women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diet quality plays an important role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. We compared diet quality among childbearing women with a history of GDM with the diet quality of childbearing women without a history of GDM.

METHODS: We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2007 through 2010. We included women without diabetes aged 20 to 44 years whose most recent live infant was born within the previous 10 years and who completed two 24-hour dietary recalls ...


Food Addiction: Fact Or Fiction?, Mary Lou Gies, Tina Harkins, Edie Goldbacher 2015 La Salle University

Food Addiction: Fact Or Fiction?, Mary Lou Gies, Tina Harkins, Edie Goldbacher

Explorer Café

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Can Consumers Perceive A Difference In Quality When Comparing Whole-Grain Gluten-Free Baked Goods To Refined Gluten-Free Baked Goods At Varying Flour Levels, Jenna R. Carlson 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Can Consumers Perceive A Difference In Quality When Comparing Whole-Grain Gluten-Free Baked Goods To Refined Gluten-Free Baked Goods At Varying Flour Levels, Jenna R. Carlson

Masters Theses

The prevalence of celiac disease and gluten intolerances has increased drastically in the last few decades, accounting for 1 in 100 individuals, or about 1% of Americans (Mager, Qiao, & Turner, 2012). The only treatment for celiac disease or any other gluten intolerance is the gluten-free diet. The gluten-free diet can lack many essential nutrients. The purpose of this research was to identify if consumers could perceive a difference in quality when comparing whole-grain gluten-free baked goods to refined gluten-free baked goods at varying flour levels of 20%, 50%, and 100%.

The researcher-developed Carlson Acceptability of Gluten-Free Baked Goods Survey was ...


Clinician Attitudes Concerning Ethical Practice In Nutrition Care: A.S.P.E.N Member Perspective (Abstract), Nader Armanios, Denise Baird Schwartz, David August, Eric Frankel, Elizabeth Sussman, Cheryl Monturo, Alessandro Pontes-Arruda 2015 California State University - Northridge

Clinician Attitudes Concerning Ethical Practice In Nutrition Care: A.S.P.E.N Member Perspective (Abstract), Nader Armanios, Denise Baird Schwartz, David August, Eric Frankel, Elizabeth Sussman, Cheryl Monturo, Alessandro Pontes-Arruda

Nursing Faculty Publications

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Nuevas Reglas Para La Utilización De Las Menciones “Muy Bajo En Gluten” Y “Sin Gluten” En El Etiquetado Y La Publicidad De Los Alimentos, Luis González Vaqué 2015 Asociación Iberoamericana para el Dereho Alimentario

Nuevas Reglas Para La Utilización De Las Menciones “Muy Bajo En Gluten” Y “Sin Gluten” En El Etiquetado Y La Publicidad De Los Alimentos, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

Sin duda alguna, el Reglamento de ejecución (UE) nº 828/2014 de la Comisión regula una materia muy sensible pues afecta a los celíacos, que padecen una intolerancia permanente al gluten: se ha demostrado científicamente que el trigo (es decir, todas las especies "Triticum", tales como el trigo duro, la espelta y el trigo khorasan), el centeno y la cebada contienen gluten y el gluten de estos cereales puede provocar efectos adversos para la salud en las personas intolerantes al gluten, que, por lo tanto, deben evitar consumirlo.

There is no doubt that Commission Implementing Regulation No 828/2014 regulates ...


Coronary Heart Disease Prevention With A Focus On Diet Modifications In Female College Students At A Local Community College, Traci N. Spitzmiller 2014 Cedarville University

Coronary Heart Disease Prevention With A Focus On Diet Modifications In Female College Students At A Local Community College, Traci N. Spitzmiller

Master of Science in Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Projects

In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women. The most common and deadly form of cardiovascular disease is coronary heart disease (CHD). Many coronary heart preventive education awareness programs focus on the adult women population (40 years old >). By that time, many previous lifestyle choices such as poor dietary choices have contributed to the development of risk factors for developing CHD. Young college women (18-24 years old) have the ability to implement healthy diet choices, which in turn will help to decrease their risk for CHD development. Sinclair Community College is located in ...


Nutrition And Cancer, Angela Beeler, Katherine Saunders, Alexis Penney, James Liebmann, Richard S. Pieters 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Nutrition And Cancer, Angela Beeler, Katherine Saunders, Alexis Penney, James Liebmann, Richard S. Pieters

Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist

This chapter in Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist presents a summary of the nutritional concerns in oncology patients. Nutritional intake is frequently deficient in patients undergoing cancer treatment and should be assessed and treated. There are unique nutritional needs of the patient based on their site of cancer and effects of their particular treatment. There is little evidence that dietary manipulation or supplementation can produce a significant decrease in cancer risk.


Discordant Documentation Of Obesity Body Mass Index And Obesity Diagnosis In Electronic Medical Records, Jennifer T. Fink, George L. Morris III, Maharaj Singh, David A. Nelson, Renee E. Walker, Ron A. Cisler 2014 Aurora Health Care

Discordant Documentation Of Obesity Body Mass Index And Obesity Diagnosis In Electronic Medical Records, Jennifer T. Fink, George L. Morris Iii, Maharaj Singh, David A. Nelson, Renee E. Walker, Ron A. Cisler

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose: This study examined concordance between presence of obesity body mass index (BMI), defined as BMI ≥ 30, in the patient’s electronic medical record (EMR) and a documented diagnosis of obesity.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of the EMR in a large health care system for a 1-year period (2012). A total of 397,313 patients met the study criteria of having at least one physician visit, being at least 18 years of age, and not being pregnant. Of those, 158,327 (40%) had a recorded BMI ≥ 30. We examined the EMR of these obese patients to determine whether ...


Lifestyle Behaviors And Self-Rated Health: The Living For Health Program, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joan A. Vaccaro, Maria A. Canossa Terris, Joel C. Exebio, Laura Tokayer, Janet Antwi, Sahar Ajabshirt, Amanpreet Cheema, Fatma G. Huffman 2014 Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University

Lifestyle Behaviors And Self-Rated Health: The Living For Health Program, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joan A. Vaccaro, Maria A. Canossa Terris, Joel C. Exebio, Laura Tokayer, Janet Antwi, Sahar Ajabshirt, Amanpreet Cheema, Fatma G. Huffman

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Background. Lack of adherence to dietary and physical activity guidelines has been linked to an increase in chronic diseases in the United States (US). The aim of this study was to assess the association of lifestyle behaviors with self-rated health (SRH). Methods. This cross-sectional study used self-reported data from Living for Health Program ( 1,701) which was conducted from 2008 to 2012 in 190 health fair events in South Florida, US. Results. Significantly higher percent of females as compared to males were classified as obese (35.4% versus 27.0%), reported poor/fair SRH (23.4% versus 15.0%), and ...


Biofeedback Relaxation Techniques In Addressing Cortex-Hypothalamus Control Loop For Motivation Of Obesity Avoidance, Liljana Bozinovska, Ahmed Majekodunmi 2014 South Carolina State University

Biofeedback Relaxation Techniques In Addressing Cortex-Hypothalamus Control Loop For Motivation Of Obesity Avoidance, Liljana Bozinovska, Ahmed Majekodunmi

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

This research explores how the achievement motivation pathway in the cortex influences hypothalamic activity, which could influence appetite control and obesity avoidance. The objective was to examine the sympathetic/parasympathetic feedback loop, and the influence of various biofeedback relaxation techniques on lowering heart rate (HR) and electrodermal activity (EDA). The methodology used was a standard biofeedback mechanism with visual representation of the measured physiological parameters. The feedforward part of the said feedback loop is controlled by hypothalamus while the feedback part is evaluated by the cortex. The participants were young adults and the sample size was ten. The results revealed ...


Psychosocial Food-Related Behavior And Food Intake Of Adult Main Meal Preparers Of Food For 9-10 Year-Old Children Participating In Icook, A Five-State Childhood Obesity Pilot Prevention Study, Ashley A. Miller 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Psychosocial Food-Related Behavior And Food Intake Of Adult Main Meal Preparers Of Food For 9-10 Year-Old Children Participating In Icook, A Five-State Childhood Obesity Pilot Prevention Study, Ashley A. Miller

Open Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Understanding adult outcomes of programs aimed at childhood obesity prevention is necessary because parents/caregivers are the most important influence on a child’s physical activity and eating habits. Based on the principles of the social cognitive theory, the iCook 4-H pilot study taught dyads consisting of 9-10 year-old children and their primary meal preparers cooking skills, healthy shopping and meal habits, and easy ways to incorporate physical activity as a family. The program took place in five states, Maine, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia. In each state, adult-youth dyads (n = 54) were recruited by 4-H programs and ...


A Coordinated School Health Approach To Obesity Prevention Among Appalachian Youth: Middle School Student Outcomes From The Winning With Wellness Project, William T. Dalton III, Karen Schetzina, Elizabeth Conway-Williams 2014 Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, East Tennessee State University

A Coordinated School Health Approach To Obesity Prevention Among Appalachian Youth: Middle School Student Outcomes From The Winning With Wellness Project, William T. Dalton Iii, Karen Schetzina, Elizabeth Conway-Williams

International Journal of Health Sciences Education

The Winning With Wellness (WWW) project was a school-based obesity prevention program that was developed to promote healthy eating and physical activity in youth residing in rural Appalachia. The project was based on the Coordinated School Health model (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2013a) and used a community-based participatory research approach with an emphasis on feasibility and sustainability. The purpose of this study was to examine self-reported health outcomes for middle school students across the course of the intervention. Sixth grade middle school students (N = 149; 52% girls) from four schools in Northeast Tennessee completed a survey assessing ...


Manipulating The Gut Microbiome For Human Health, Beth A. McCormick, Jeffrey Blanchard 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Manipulating The Gut Microbiome For Human Health, Beth A. Mccormick, Jeffrey Blanchard

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Mounting evidence suggests that particular aspects of human health and disease may be attributable to the trillions of microbes that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Manipulating the Gut Microbiome for Human Health," Drs. McCormick and Blanchard introduce the symposium, which will offer session lectures and a follow-up interactive, discussion-based workshop on topics related to attempts to manipulate the gut microbiota to improve health.


The Guts And Bolts Of The Diet And A Look Into The Microbiome, Barbara C. Olendzki 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Guts And Bolts Of The Diet And A Look Into The Microbiome, Barbara C. Olendzki

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Mounting evidence suggests that particular aspects of human health and disease may be attributable to the trillions of microbes that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Evidence suggests that pathologic changes to the microbiota (termed “dysbiosis”) are associated with a wide variety of medical outcomes, and therefore therapeutic manipulation of the microbiota is a major area of research interest. As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Manipulating the Gut Microbiome for Human Health," Dr. Olendzki presents on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Anti-Inflammatory Diet (IBD-AID).


Availability Of Food Preparation Supplies Among Pregnant Women: Preliminary Results From The Decision Making, Eating, And Weight Gain During Pregnancy (Dew) Study, Rui S. Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Bradley M. Appelhans, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Shums Alikhan, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, Molly E. Waring 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

Availability Of Food Preparation Supplies Among Pregnant Women: Preliminary Results From The Decision Making, Eating, And Weight Gain During Pregnancy (Dew) Study, Rui S. Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Bradley M. Appelhans, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Shums Alikhan, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, Molly E. Waring

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Background: Lack of cooking supplies may be a potential barrier to preparing healthy meals at home. We examined the availability of food preparation supplies among pregnant women in relation to sociodemographic characteristics. Methods: We used preliminary data (N=59) from an ongoing study which enrolled English-speaking women aged 18+ years, pregnant with singleton gestation <36 >weeks, pre-pregnancy BMI 18.5-40 kg/m2, and planning to deliver at UMMHC. Women completed the Food Preparation Checklist (FPC) at home. The FPC asks women if 41 specific food preparation items; scores reflect number of items present in the home. Other variables were self-reported. Pearson ...


Creating Store And Community-Level Feedback Reports For Food Establishments To Support Nutrition Environment Improvement, Wenjun Li, Kevin Kane, Ning Guo, Bonnie Andrews, Andrea Pinzon-Marquardt, Hyung-joo Kang, Vijayalakshmi Patil, Barbara C. Olendzki 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Creating Store And Community-Level Feedback Reports For Food Establishments To Support Nutrition Environment Improvement, Wenjun Li, Kevin Kane, Ning Guo, Bonnie Andrews, Andrea Pinzon-Marquardt, Hyung-Joo Kang, Vijayalakshmi Patil, Barbara C. Olendzki

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

INTRODUCTION. The availability of healthy options in food stores is important to healthy eating and obesity prevention. The Health Statistics and Geography Lab at UMass Medical School is conducting longitudinal surveys to determine the availability of healthy food in food stores throughout the state of Massachusetts as part the Community Transformation Grant and Mass in Motion initiatives. Providing feedback to store proprietors and managers as well as community workers is an important component to support community environmental interventions.

METHODS. The Community Nutrition Environment Evaluation Data System (C-NEEDS) was developed for food environment surveillance. C-NEEDS takes into account seasonal and geographic ...


Live Well Springfield (Lws) – A Community Transformation Initiative Lws.Org Website Evaluation, Jesse Mushenko, Elena Carbone, Joseph Krupczynski, Kathy Wicks, Elaine M. Puleo 2014 Universtiy of Massachusetts, Amherst

Live Well Springfield (Lws) – A Community Transformation Initiative Lws.Org Website Evaluation, Jesse Mushenko, Elena Carbone, Joseph Krupczynski, Kathy Wicks, Elaine M. Puleo

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

The Live Well Springfield (LWS) initiative is a collaborative effort comprised of partner organizations in Springfield, Massachusetts. The project promotes healthy living by increasing knowledge and awareness of food and physical activity. A website to communicate this mission is a major strategy being employed by LWS. In addition to event and health information, the website exhibits stories (including multimedia) that depict residents practicing healthy lifestyle choices. These narratives were designed to motivate residents to engage in healthy behaviors. To date, there has been no evaluation of the website’s reach and effect. A mixed-methods approach of an online survey and ...


Evening Snacking In Relation To Self-Reported Declines In Sleep Quality During Pregnancy: Preliminary Results From The Decision-Making, Eating, And Weight Gain During Pregnancy (Dew) Study, Wendy McCallum, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rui Sherry Xiao, Shums Alikhan, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, Molly E. Waring 2014 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Evening Snacking In Relation To Self-Reported Declines In Sleep Quality During Pregnancy: Preliminary Results From The Decision-Making, Eating, And Weight Gain During Pregnancy (Dew) Study, Wendy Mccallum, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rui Sherry Xiao, Shums Alikhan, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, Molly E. Waring

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Background: Poor sleep in non-pregnant adults has been associated with increased evening snacking, which may contribute to weight gain. Sleep disturbances are common during pregnancy.

Objective: To examine the association between changes in sleep quality from pre-pregnancy and evening snacking.

Methods: In an ongoing prospective cohort study, pregnant women were recruited from UMMHC obstetric practices and the community. Participants are 18+ years, with singleton gestation <36 >weeks, pre-pregnancy BMI 18.5-40 kg/m2, English-speaking, and with plans to deliver at UMMHC. Participants were asked “compared to the three months before you became pregnant, how is your sleep quality now?”; we combined ...


The Truth About Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: The Myths Exposed, Caitlynn Oberhausen 2014 Western Kentucky University

The Truth About Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: The Myths Exposed, Caitlynn Oberhausen

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Children with type 1 diabetes, T1DM, live with a widely misunderstood, chronic disease. The daily management regimens and psychosocial aspect of T1DM bring attention to the child with diabetes. Myths and misconceptions of diabetes management abound. The intent of this research is to address myths and misconceptions by reading a children’s book, written and illustrated by the researcher, to students in grades 3-5 at a local elementary school and measuring change in knowledge with an assessment tool based on book content.


Portion Size Selection In Relation To Hemoglobin A1cs, Brian L. Dixon 2014 East Tennessee State University

Portion Size Selection In Relation To Hemoglobin A1cs, Brian L. Dixon

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Obesity has been recognized as an increasing issue within our country. Obesity contributes to many health related issues, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Portion size is a factor that has generated clinical research interest. The aim of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between management of diabetes measured by hemoglobin A1c and portion size selection for type 2 diabetics. In this study, subjects selected portion sizes of four different foods. Data were compared to recent A1c levels. Due to the small sample size, nonparametric statistical analysis was used. The relationship of grain portion weight selection and ...


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