A nutritionist is a key person who advises on matters of food and nutrition and their impacts on human health. Nutrition is a very essential part of science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. For humans, a healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or leaching, and that reduce risk of foodborne illness. An unhealthy diet can cause deficiency-related diseases such as blindness, anaemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbirth and cretinism, nutrient excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Undernutrition can lead to wasting in acute cases and the stunting of marasmus in chronic cases of malnutrition.
Timely measures and awareness in terms of nutrition, food and diet advances the understanding of nutrients and health protectants in food for improving the human condition.
Subject areas include, but are not restricted to the below themes:
Advanced Food Processing Technologies, Balanced Eating, Biochemistry and Cellular Metabolism of Nutrients, Dangers of Poor Nutrition, Diabetes Nutrition, Diet Therapy, Dietary Strategies, Effect of Nutrition on Metabolic Control, Food Biotechnology and Nutrition, Food Chemical Engineering, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering, Food Hygiene, Food Microbiology, Food Packaging, Food Physics, Food Preservation, Food Process Engineering, Food Science, Food Toxicology, Health Nutrition, Impact of Hormones and Genetics on Nutrient Handling, Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Malnourishment, Mass Spectrometry in Food Technology, Meat Science, Molecular Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Obesity and Weight loss, Public Health Policy & Health Economics, Sensory analysis.
The desire of CPQ Nutrition is to publish articles in all the related arenas.
Domestication of the giant African land snail, Archachatina marginata, requires diets of a good quality to balance the nutrient requirement. Therefore, this study examined the effect of leaves of forest tree, Gliricidia sepium as a diet (GSLM) on the growth, performance and proximate composition of meat of A. marginata. Ninety (90) giant African land snails, Archachatina marginata, were randomly allotted into five (5) experimental treatments. [...] READ MORE
This paper provides effective guidelines to control postprandial plasma glucose for type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. Most food nutrition literatures use terminologies for measurements such as serving size, grams, calories that can be difficult for T2D patients to understand and let alone to be used as a guide. [...] READ MORE
Investigating the relationship between meals and postprandial plasma glucose by using glucose responses due to solid food. The author used a continuous glucose monitor device to collect data by focusing on different food inputs for 647 days. [...] READ MORE
This research note describes how the author applies his personal medical knowledge regarding food nutrition and chronic diseases control to fight against COVID-19 during his self-quarantine period from 1/19/2020 through 5/14/20. [...] READ MORE
Agro-industrial bye-products (AIBPs) such as cowpea husk (CH) has been considered by researchers to be an alternative feedstuff for livestock animals especially the ruminants and pseudo-ruminants animals. [...] READ MORE
In the 21st century, 2 highly pathogenic Human corona viruses (HCoVs) -severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV)-emerged from animal reservoirs to cause global epidemics with alarming morbidity and mortality. [...] READ MORE
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus has a major public health impact. Current antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B keeps the infection under control, but does not cure the disease; therefore, different areas of research aiming to reduce the risk of progressive disease are open. Despite numerous experimental data showing a benefit from vitamin D supplementation, clinical studies do not consistently support this finding. [...] READ MORE
Natural products (e.g. Garlic bulb and Ginger rhizome) has been used in food production and in traditional medicine. The objective of the study was to run the GC-MS and phytochemical screening tests for Garlic (Allium sativum) bulbs and Ginger ((Zingiber officinale)) rhizome. The samples of the Garlic and Ginger were purchased from the local market, Wad Medani City, Gezira State, Sudan. [...] READ MORE
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders of the development of movement and posture causing limitation of activity that lead to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. This group of syndromes ranges in severity and is the result of a variety of etiologies occurring in the prenatal, perinatal or postnatal period. [...] READ MORE
Mushrooms which are saprophytes have been used in biodegradation. Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fr.) Singer, is the most common edible saprophytic mushroom in Nigeria especially, among those living in the South-East. This work studied the conditions necessary for the growth of this mushroom and its insect pests. Time of insect pest infestation and its abundance in the growing environment, was also examined. Top soil was used as substrate while the sclerotium was bought from Eke-Awka market, Awk [...] READ MORE