Evaluating the relationship of fungal contamination and ochratoxin A content in nonalcoholic beers from different climatic regions

Somayeh Alsadat Hosseini Khorami; Reza Mahdavi; Abolhasan Kazemi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, Pages 1-6

  Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin produced by some species of fungi such as Aspergillus and Penicillium. It is found as a contaminant in a variety of animal and human foods. Ochratoxin A has teratogenic, hepatotoxic, nephrotoxic, nephrocarcinogenic and immunosuppressive effects on human and animals. ...  Read More

Evaluations of the antibacterial effect of chitosan edible film contain ajwain essential oil on some foodborne pathogenic bacteria

Nima Babolani Mogadam; Najmeh Moghimi; Peyman Mahasti Shotorbani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, Pages 7-10

  Biodegradable active packaging containing natural extracts derived from plants with antimicrobial properties is one alternative strategy that can be considered by the food packing industry to reduce the use of environmentally harmful synthetic polymers. Chitosan is a safe, natural, no allergen and biocompatible ...  Read More

Comparison of the effectiveness of an intervention program to improve the nutritional status of children aged 2-6 years in Day Care Centers of East and West of Iran

Zahra Madani; Maryam Moussavi Jordi; Mina Minaie; Ahmadreza Dorosty Motlagh; Zahra Abdollahi; Fariba Babaei; Zahra Abasalti; Ariyo Movahedi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, Pages 11-17

  Child health is very vital in all societies, which is prejudiced by the interaction of numerous factors. Pediatric healthy nutrition is one of the most imperative and influential elements in the health of children which affects anthropometric indices. In this study, the effectiveness of one meal warm ...  Read More

Genetically modified foods: Pros and cons for human health

Fatemeh Karami; Peyman Mahasti Shotorbani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, Pages 18-23

  Genetically modified foods (GM foods) have revolutionized the agricultural industry towards more proficient farming in every geographical region of the world. The major tasks of this GM food technology could be summarized in four points including increase in food products, more convenient food processing, ...  Read More

Probiotics and glycemic control: A simplified interplay model for the pathways behind

Somayyeh Firouzi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2018, Pages 24-28

  The link between gut microbiota composition, insulin resistance, and diabetes has been recently proposed. As such, the impact of probiotics on improving glycemic control has been reported recently. Although probiotics have attracted much interest as a complementary approach to improve glucose metabolism, ...  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

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