Recent Submissions

  • Circadian Syndrome Is Associated with Dietary Patterns among Middle-Older Americans: The Health and Retirement Study 

    Aljahdali, Abeer Ali; Shi, Zumin ( Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) , 2024 , Article)
    Population aging is a global demographic characteristic of the 21st century, and healthy eating is a core component of healthy aging. However, limited evidence is available among older adults for associations between diet ...
  • Efficacy and Clinical Outcomes of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

    Santimano, Antonio J.; Al-Zoubi, Raed M.; Al-Qudimat, Ahmad R.; Al Darwish, Mohamed B.; Ojha, Laxmi Kumari; ... more authors ( S. Karger AG , 2024 , Article)
    BACKGROUND: The world has witnessed one of the largest pandemics, dubbed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As of December 2020, the USA alone reported 98,948 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 ...
  • The impact of different acidic conditions and food substrates on Listeria monocytogenes biofilms development and removal using nanoencapsulated carvacrol 

    Jina, Yammine; Doulgeraki, Agapi I.; O'Byrne, Conor P.; Gharsallaoui, Adem; Chihib, Nour-Eddine; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    Listeria monocytogenes biofilms present a significant challenge in the food industry. This study explores the impact of different acidic conditions of culture media and food matrices on the development and removal of ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on risks and deaths of non-communicable diseases in the Western Pacific region 

    Xu, Xiaoyue; Shi, Zumin; Zhou, Lihui; Lin, Jing; Atlantis, Evan; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article Review)
    Countries and areas in the Western Pacific region (WPR) experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and took various preventive measures, which affected non-communicable diseases (NCDs) risks and mortality. Due to differences in ...
  • Bias and Accuracy of Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimating Equations in the US: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

    Yan, Alice F.; Williams, Michelle Y.; Shi, Zumin; Oyekan, Richard; Yoon, Carol; ... more authors ( American Medical Association , 2024 , Article)
    Importance: There is increasing concern that continued use of a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimating equation adjusted for a single racial group could exacerbate chronic kidney disease-related disparities and ...
  • Ultra-processed food consumption and risk of chronic respiratory diseases mortality among adults: evidence from a prospective cohort study 

    Mekonnen, Tefera Chane; Melaku, Yohannes Adama; Shi, Zumin; Gill, Tiffany K. ( Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag , 2024 , Article)
    Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine the relationships between ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption and risk of mortality due to chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) overall, chronic obstructive pulmonary ...
  • The Effects of Spirulina Supplementation on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: A Narrative Review 

    Sokary, Sara; Bawadi, Hiba; Zakaria, Zain Zaki; Al-Asmakh, Maha ( Taylor & Francis , 2024 , Article)
    Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is a cyanobacterium associated with multiple health benefits. Cardiometabolic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and diabetes are prevalent yet ...
  • Protective effect of dietary micronutrients on gastric cancer risk among Jordanians 

    Allehdan, Sabika; Hammad, Shatha S.; Alatrash, Razan M.; Al-Jaberi, Tareq; Hushki, Ahmad; ... more authors ( ARAN Ediciones S.L , 2024 , Article)
    Objective: several dietary and non-dietary factors and genetic predisposition may play an important role in gastric carcinogenesis. The findings about associations between micronutrients and gastric cancer (GC) is still ...
  • The Interaction Between Body Mass Index Genetic Risk Score and Dietary Intake on Weight Status: A Systematic Review 

    Sokary, Sara; Almaghrbi, Heba; Bawadi, Hiba ( Dove Medical Press Ltd , 2024 , Article Review)
    Background: The escalating global obesity epidemic and the emergence of personalized medicine strategies point to the pressing need to investigate the interplay between genetic risk scores (GRSs), dietary intake, and their ...
  • Impact of the MIF -173G/C variant on cardiovascular disease risk: a meta-analysis of 9,047 participants 

    Fouda, Hamas; Ibrahim, Wisam N.; Shi, Zumin; Alahmadi, Fahad; Almohammadi, Yousef; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media SA , 2024 , Article Review)
    Introduction: Many factors contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), an umbrella term for several different heart diseases, including inflammation. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an important ...
  • Editorial: Food literacy and healthy diets in childhood and adolescence 

    Hoteit, Maha; Qasrawi, Radwan; Tayyem, Reema ( Frontiers Media SA , 2024 , Other)
    The global shift in food systems has made processed food, which is nutrient-poor and energy-dense, readily available and convenient for individuals across all age groups, with a particular focus on children. This phenomenon ...
  • Dietary Patterns and Hypothyroidism in U.S. Adult Population 

    Alkhatib, Dana; Shi, Zumin; Ganji, Vijay ( Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) , 2024 , Article)
    The thyroid gland produces hormones that are essential for various body functions. Hypothyroidism is defined as insufficient thyroid hormone production. Several studies have found associations between specific micronutrients ...
  • The Association between Lifestyle Factors and COVID-19: Findings from Qatar Biobank. 

    Akbar, Zoha; Kunhipurayil, Hasna H; Saliba, Jessica; Ahmad, Jamil; Al-Mansoori, Layla; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2024 , Article)
    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) manifestations range from mild to severe life-threatening symptoms, including death. COVID-19 susceptibility has been associated with various factors, but studies in Qatar are limited. ...
  • Sugar-sweetened beverage intakes among adults between 1990 and 2018 in 185 countries 

    Lara-Castor, Laura; Micha, Renata; Cudhea, Frederick; Miller, Victoria; Shi, Peilin; ... more authors (2023 , Article)
    Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are associated with cardiometabolic diseases and social inequities. For most nations, recent estimates and trends of intake are not available; nor variation by education or urbanicity. We ...
  • Dietary Intake Is Not Associated with Body Composition nor with Biochemical Tests but with Psychological Status of Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy 

    Subih, Hadil S.; Al-Shwaiyat, Esraa A.; Al-Bayyari, Nahla; Obeidat, Belal S.; Abu-Farsakh, Fadi; ... more authors ( Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) , 2023 , Article)
    Chemotherapy can negatively affect cancer patients’ eating patterns, psychological status, body composition, and quality of life. In this study, we aimed to investigate the correlations between dietary intake/care and the ...
  • Prevalence, knowledge, awareness, and attitudes towards dietary supplements among Bahraini adults: a cross-sectional study 

    Allehdan, Sabika; Hasan, Mariam; Perna, Simone; Al-Mannai, Mariam; Alalwan, Tariq; ... more authors ( Springer Nature , 2023 , Article)
    The usage of dietary supplements (DS) is a global trend that is likely influenced by sociodemographic variables and body weight status. Some individuals utilize supplements in the hopes that they may enhance their health ...
  • Food safety-related practices among residents aged 18–75 years during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study in Southwest China 

    Li, Zhourong; Jiang, Ke; Li, Shengping; Wang, Tiankun; Zeng, Huan; ... more authors ( BioMed Central Ltd , 2024 , Article)
    Background: Good food safety practices are essential to minimizing foodborne diseases. The present study explored the food safety-related practices of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest China and identified ...
  • Call for emergency action to restore dietary diversity and protect global food systems in times of COVID-19 and beyond: Results from a cross-sectional study in 38 countries 

    Hoteit, Maha; Hoteit, Reem; Aljawaldeh, Ayoub; Van Royen, Kathleen; Pabian, Sara; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2023 , Article)
    Background The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the fragility of the global food system, sending shockwaves across countries' societies and economy. This has presented formidable challenges to sustaining a healthy and ...
  • Association between body weight misperception and snacking patterns among adolescents: a population-based cross-sectional study 

    Jiang, Ke; Zhang, Yu; Xie, Changxiao; Wang, Tiankun; Zhao, Lingxi; ... more authors ( BioMed Central Ltd , 2023 , Article)
    Background Unhealthy snacking behaviors and body weight misperception are both significant concerns in adolescent health. Weight misperception are common among youth and may influence their motivation to engage in ...
  • Influence of adolescents' and parental dietary knowledge on adolescents' body mass index (BMI), overweight/obesity in 2004-2015: a longitudinal study 

    Cai, Zhengjie; Jiang, Ke; Wang, Tiankun; Li, Shengping; Xian, Jinli; ... more authors ( BioMed Central Ltd , 2023 , Article)
    Objective: The global epidemic of overweight/obesity in children and adolescents poses a significant public health threat. This longitudinal study aims to investigate the relationship between adolescents' and their parents' ...

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