Evaluation and statistical optimization of process variables for xylitol production by Candida kefyr

Fatemeh Hedayati Rad; Anousheh Sharifan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , May 2019, , Pages 31-36

  Xylitol is a pentahydroxypentane, which has high functional properties in food and drug industries. Biotechnology method has been investigated to overcome the drawbacks of xylitol chemical manufacturing. The effect of temperature, agitation speed, pH, and xylose concentration variables on xylitol production ...  Read More

A narrative review on the application of sanitizers in the COVID-19 pandemic

Vahid Ranaei; Leyla Alizadeh; Zahra Pilevar; Teamur Aghamolaei; Hedayat Hosseini

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 32-36


      At the beginning of 2020, a new coronavirus, namely SARS-CoV-2, has started to spread worldwide leading to the so-called COVID-19 pandemic. The present study aims to review the effectiveness of disinfectants in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, after ...  Read More

Effects of shade and solar drying methods on physicochemical and sensory properties of Mentha piperita L.

Mohsen Mokhtarian; Ahmad Kalbasi-Ashtari; Hassan Hamedi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 26-32

  Mentha piperita L., known as mint or peppermint used extensively in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. Although different techniques have been studied for drying mint leaves, there is not enough information on solar drying of peppermint (especially the Persian variety) in the literature. ...  Read More

Primary evidence on the potential of Lactobacillus paracasei in treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma

Maryam Aminaei; Fatemeh Karami; Mohsen Marvibaigi; Fattah Sotoodehnejadnematalahi; Maryam Tajabadi Ebrahimi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , September 2018, , Pages 27-29

  Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the 6th human cancer with high morbidity and mortality rate. Owing to the recent finding of anticancer effects of probiotics in various types of human cancers, the current study was conducted to assay the potential of Lactobacillus paracasei as a main microbial ingredient ...  Read More

The association between dietary inflammatory pattern and body weight, lipid profile in Iranian diabetic adults

Maryam Mohamadi Narab; Fereydoun Siassi; Fariba Koohdani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 28-34

  Diabetes mellitus and its comorbidities which result in dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are one of the leading causes of death in the world, and diet plays a major role in those disease incidences, especially through lipid oxidation mechanisms. This, in turn, leads to tissue inflammation ...  Read More

Effect of selenium supplementation on glycemic control and lipid profile in patients with type 2 diabetes: A review on current evidence

Raheleh Kamalzadeh Yazdi; Ghazaleh Shakeri; Motahareh Hatami Marbini; Behnood Abbasi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 29-34

  Diabetes is a progressive chronic disease and is considered as an important health problem, which has increased in recent years. The prevalence of diabetes in the Middle East in 2015 was 35.4 million, which more than 4.6 million people were in Iran. In this review, we specifically tried to summarize ...  Read More

Effects of cooling rate and aging process on crystallographic structure, whipping, rheological, textural and thermal properties of frozen minarine

Leyla Alizadeh; Khadije Abdolmaleki; Kooshan Nayebzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 29-34

  Minarine is a cream obtained by mixture of animal cream and vegetable oils. Fat crystallization is the main stage in the production of this product and affects its mouth-feel, stability, texture, and appearance. Processing conditions influencing the fat crystallization, partial coalescence, and finally ...  Read More

Social-cognitive determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption among Rafsanjan female students, 2018-19: Application of social cognitive theory

Zahra Soleiman Ahari; Mostafa Nasirzadeh; Mohammad Asadpour; Leili Mazar

Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 31-35

  Healthy eating habits in childhood and adolescence prevent many chronic diseases and some types of cancer in adulthood. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate factors affecting fruit and vegetable consumption among female students in Rafsanjan (Southern Iran), based on the social cognitive ...  Read More

The relationship between oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) index and elevated blood pressure in overweight or obese subjects compared to normal-weight subjects

Zahra Madani; Abolghassem Djazayery; Ariyo Movahedi; Majid Karandish

Volume 2, Issue 2 , November 2019, , Pages 32-35

  Obesity is an important preventable disease and increases the chance of developing some chronic diseases like hypertension which is related to many factors including oxidative stress. Dietary antioxidants protect the body against oxidative stress. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential ...  Read More

The effect of gelatin films containing Pimpinella anisum essential oil on the microbial and chemical properties of minced beef

Shiva Zargar; Afshin Akhondzadeh Basti; Ali Khanjari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , December 2019, , Pages 32-38

  The use of films with natural origins and natural antimicrobial agents has become one of the novel methods of food packaging. In this study, the antibacterial activity of active films against two microorganisms, Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 65138) and Escherichia coli O157: H7 (ATCC 25922) were evaluated ...  Read More

The relationship between anthropometric indices and constipation in Parkinson's patients

Saeedeh Zareie; Ahmad Saedisomeolia; Mahmood Mahmoodi Majdabadi Farahani

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2021, , Pages 35-38

      Constipation is a common non-motor problem in Parkinson's patients that affects the quality of life of these patients. Complications of constipation include anal pain and injury, which leads to anal ulcers and hemorrhoids. Many factors are blamed for this matter, which overweight and ...  Read More

Nutrition Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Health Staff in Iran: the NUTRI-KAP Survey

Ramin Heshmat; Zahra Abdollahi; Mina Minaei; Mahsa Rostami; Zeinab Ahadi; Gita Shafiee; Mohsen Rezaei Homami; Bagher Larijani; Forouzan Salehi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 37-42

  Introduction: The role of diet is crucial in the prevention of diseases. Physicians and health staff can play a vital role in decreasing disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of Iranian health staff toward nutrition. Methods: In a cross-sectional study ...  Read More

The relation between body mass index and emotional intelligence in children

Azam Movahedi; Ariyo Movahedi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , May 2019, , Pages 37-41

  Pediatric obesity is going to be one of the major risk factors in our era. It might have adverse effects on all aspects of child’s health. It could affect both physically and mentally and cause emotional suffering as well. It is shown that obesity could decrease cognition, but its relationship ...  Read More

Type 2 diabetes as a prominent global health issue: A narrative review

Asal Ansaripour; Behnood Abbasi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 37-44


  Diabetes is one of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases worldwide which can lead to significant macrovascular and microvascular complications. A majority of patients with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes and its prevalence and incidence continue to increase globally. Its underlying pathophysiology ...  Read More

Effect of bioactive edible coating based on sodium alginate and coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) essential oil on the quality of refrigerated chicken fillet

Mina Kargozari; Hassan Hamedi; Seyyed Amir Amirnia; Ahmad Montazeri; Sara Abbaszadeh

Volume 1, Issue 3 , September 2018, , Pages 30-38

  Active packaging usually means the incorporation of specific compounds with active function beyond the packaging materials to extend the shelf life of the foodstuffs. The aim of this study was the evaluation of active edible coating of sodium alginate (Alg) incorporated with coriander seed essential ...  Read More

Food allergy prevention in children: An overview

Hadi Monji; Adeleh Khodabakhshi; Pegah Rahbarinejad

Volume 3, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 33-36

  The increasing prevalence of food allergies in developed and developing countries has raised many questions about that in scientific societies. This prevalence made researchers eager to understand the steps taken to prevent food allergies in children. Children's food allergies are often thought to be ...  Read More

Studies on sleep disorders in relation to health

Sara Sarrafi Zadeh; Khyrunnisa Begum

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 35-44

  Sleep disorders are very prevalent in the general population and are associated with significant medical, psychological, and social disturbances. A multidimensional approach is recommended for its assessment covering sleep hygiene measures, psychotherapy, and medication. The parasomnias, including sleepwalking, ...  Read More

The effect of Fisetin on the colorectal cancer: a review

Navideh Khodadadi; Behnood Abbasi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 35-44

  Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a virulent tumor rising in the interior wall of the large bowel. CRC is the third deadliest cancer globally and is the 4th common in Iran. Fiestin is a flavone that is present in some fruits and vegetables and is suggested to have beneficial effects on human cancer cells. In ...  Read More

Association of fast food intake and high-grade brain tumors: Primary evidence among a subset of Iranian patients

Fatemeh Karami; Marjan Ghodsi; Mohammad Shahmohammadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , May 2019, , Pages 42-45

  Human brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer induced death owing to the late diagnosis in higher grades and failure to be successfully controlled. Determining the main risk factors toward higher grades of the tumor can dramatically decrease the mortality rate of benign brain tumor patients. The ...  Read More

The Effect of Bunium persicum on Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Inflammatory Mediators in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients

Behnood Abbasi; Mahdis Daniali; Hedieh Ramezani; Masumeh Derakhshande; Reza Ghiasvand

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 43-46

  Introduction: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition characterized by abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, flatulence, nausea and varying degrees of anxiety or depression. IBS have high prevalence and it mainly occurs between the ages of 15-65 years. Medical cost for IBS is a heavy ...  Read More

The validity of a bioelectrical impedance analyzer, Xiaomi MI scale 2, for measurement of body composition

Yasaman Alidadi; Melika Metanati; Asal Ataie-Jafari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , November 2019, , Pages 36-38

  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of a BIA device, Xiaomi MI, against X-scan plus 970. A total of 30 university students and employees (18 women and 12 men) aged between 19 and 50 years were selected. Weight and body composition were measured using Xiaomi MI and X-scan plus 970. ...  Read More

The effect of L-carnitine on colorectal cancer: A review on current evidence

Fatemeh Radkhouy; Samira Soltanieh; Shakiba Solgi; Maedeh Ansari; Behnood Abbasi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , September 2018, , Pages 39-47

  Colorectal cancer is the most common type of gastrointestinal cancer that results from abnormalities or changes in the genome and uncontrolled cell proliferation. Carnitine is a potent antioxidant that may result in an increase in cellular respiration, apoptosis, a reduction in proliferation and inflammation ...  Read More

Effect of low-FODMAP diet on gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Fatemeh Majzoobi; Fatemeh Radkhouy; Negar Norouzi; Shaghayegh Naziri Monfared; Behnood Abbasi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , May 2019, , Pages 46-52

  Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common gastrointestinal functional disorder accompanied by symptoms such as abdominal pain and changes in intestinal habits. Lack of proper biochemical criteria for diagnosis, as well as a lack of proper understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease, complicates ...  Read More

Sleep Disorder in relation to Health and Quality of life

Sara Sarrafi Zadeh; Khyrunnisa Begum

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 47-53

  Inadequate sleep has been recognized as a risk factor for health status and quality of life. Fatigue due to improper sleep is a major cause for the poor quality of life. Evidence show the quality of sleep affects all the parameters of quality of life assessment such as physical health, social health, ...  Read More

Investigation of different selenium sources on phytochemical characteristics of Echium amoenum fisch. & C.A. Mey. as a medicinal herb of Iran

Mazaher Hosseinzadeh Rostam Kalaei; Vahid Abdossi; Elham Danaee

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 1-7

  The aim of this research was to determine the effect of selenium forms (sodium selenate and sodium selenite) at (2, 4, 8, and 16 mg/l) levels on the phytochemical attributes of Echium amoenum (Vipers bugloss) as factorial randomized complete block design. Selenium sources were added in four steps: 2 ...  Read More