Differences in Diabetic Related Cases in African-Americans and Whites

Introduction The research study examines diabetes epidemic among African-Americans based on the various range of risk as well as structural factors contributing to the prevalence of the disease amongst women. The study mainly emphasizes possible avenues which could be exploited to ensure equal application as well as implementation of the various health care interventions with […]

Food in Mexico

Food Cultures and Science in Mexico Mexico is a country located south of North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States, on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The country has a moderate climate characterized by […]

Determining Protein Concentration using Kjeldahl Method and Fat Content using Bligh and Dyer and Soxhlet Methods

Abstract This study sought to determine protein concentration in different food samples using the Kjeldahl method. The study also determined fat content in the same food samples using the Bligh and Dyer method and the Soxhlet method. The protein content values obtained were approximately the same as the NIP content of 27%. The Bligh and […]

Obesity and fast food

What is so intriguing about fast food? Studies show that American men and women have realized significant gains in body weight over the years. In fact, a larger proportion of the gains in the body mass arise from the escalating promotional activities carried out by the fast-food producing companies such as McDonalds. In addition, the […]

Nanotechnology in the Food Industry

Introduction The use of nanocarrier systems as a way of stabilizing bioactive agents such that no changes, whether chemical or environmental, occur as well as enhancing the bioavailability of the bioactive materials is called food nanotechnology. The practice of food nanotechnology results in improved uptake and bioavailability of nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals. It is also […]

The Obesity Epidemic in the USA

In the book Essentials of Healthcare Financing, the author cleverly comes up with a basis through which organizations dealing with healthcare should take into account. He gives ways in which these healthcare organizations can achieve financial control. In this article, I am going to discuss the U.S.A as the healthcare provider in regard to obesity. […]

Vegetarianism and Health

Vegetarian diets have become a trend in the 21ST century. People from all over the world follow the lead of organic eating movement since no-meat nutrition is beneficial for human health. One should, however, note that this type of diet poses some substantial risks as well. First, the health problem in vegetarians often starts with […]

“Different Paths from Powerlessness to Empowerment” by Leda Cooks and David Descutner

The study called “Different Paths from Powerlessness to Empowerment: A Dramatistic Analysis of Two Eating Disorder Therapies” was written by Leda Cooks and David Descutner. The authors employ dramatistic analysis to explore the rhetorical elements of therapies for eating disorders experienced by women. The researchers found out that the therapies have seemingly similar main terms […]

Let’s Go Kids Camp

According to Karnik and Kanekar (2012), the prevalence of obesity among children aged between 8 and 16 years has been on the increase, leading to increased health concerns. This paper examines the implications of a three week intervention plan to reduce children weight. It also aims at identifying whether innovative and fun interventions can encourage […]

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious health condition that affects the wellbeing of children. It is a condition characterized by excess fats in the body. The condition is an issue of international concern because it affects children in various parts of the world. The condition poses serious challenges to families, the society, and the global economy. […]

Childhood Obesity

Statement of the Problem Childhood obesity has been on a steady increase in the US resulting in a decline in child health since children who are obese are at increased risk of physical as well as psychosocial health consequences. Dehghan, Danesh and Merchant observe that childhood obesity has reached catastrophic levels in the US with […]

Argument Against Protein Supplement Use by Athletes

Introduction Athletes make use of dietary supplements with the aim of enhancing their performance. Proteins are some of the most popular “performance-enhancing” supplements used by amateur and professional athletes. Norbert et al. report that at least 40% of athletes make use of protein supplements because they feel that an ordinary diet is unable to provide […]

Childhood Obesity in Developing Countries – a Global Health Issue

Childhood obesity is a health problem of global character. It began to demonstrate speedy growth several decades ago. As a result, over the last thirty years, the number of children suffering from obesity globally has doubled, and the number of obese adolescents has increased by four times (CDC 2015). Previously, the focus of attention of […]

The dangers of energy drinks

Introduction The article, written in the New York Times and dated 1 February 2011, expounds on the dangers of energy drinks to children and presents scientists’ concern about the high content of caffeine in the energy drinks (Maisto et al, 2010). These scientists question whether these drinks are fit for human consumption, especially teenagers (Nix, […]

Bioethics – nutrition and hydration

Introduction Development in clinical medicine has made it possible for medical practitioners and care givers to supply nutrition and hydration to patients whose medical conditions do not allow normal eating processes.1 In most cases, these life-supporting substances are given through a host of methods, including but not limited to intravenous tubes, nasogastric tubes, hyperalimentation and […]

Food and Beverage Development

Introduction The conversion of raw materials for food and other substances is all entailed in the process of Food production. Food Production necessitates gathering the harvests and meat products from the farms and processing them to produce marketable food products. Due to the increase in population the rate of the food consumed has risen. Due […]

Vegetarianism

Introduction The term “vegetarianism” may be understood differently among different people. However, the vegetarian diet generally does not include the consumption of meat. There exist various types of vegetarian practices; ranging from the most strict to the less strict one. The most restrict group consists of vegans. This group consumes only those foods that come […]

Childhood obesity

Introduction Obesity refers to a health state in which surplus body fat has mounted up to the degree that it may pose unfavorable consequences on wellbeing of an individual. It is classified using the body mass index, commonly referred to as BMI and further analyzed by fat dispersion through the waist-hip quotient and overall blood […]

Risk Cluster Linked To Child Obesity

With the increase in scientific inquiries, knowledge in science has become unavoidable (National Science Education Standards observe 1996). Nowadays, humans rely on scientific knowledge to tackle their everyday challenges. In this essay, a 5th grade instructional project applying scientific methods and principles to assess a selected problem is presented. The problem selected is risk cluster […]

Childhood Obesity

The report begins by presenting the historical background of childhood obesity and highlights the roots cause of this health condition in Arabian Gulf and the Saudi Arabia. The next section of the report will embark on the understanding childhood obesity and its various causes that are in the environment such as lifestyle and the diet […]

Diet food centre

Executive summary This report is about establishment of a diet food centre within the institution of higher learning. Several complications and shortcomings are associated with provision of foodstuff within various market segments. Most institutions have raised the alarm on such unhealthy kinds of foodstuff being supplied within their territories. The same concern has been raised […]

Food Ethics

We are not able to control what we eat. This is because we are not involved in the production, transportation, processing and marketing of the food we eat. Some people say we choose what we eat, but there are many factors that should be considered before drawing such conclusions. There are some factors such as […]

Sugar and Its Role in Overweight/Obesity Development or Treatment

High Fructose Corn Syrup Researchers present different visions in relation to the dependence of the issue of obesity on the consumption of high fructose corn syrup. Stanhope discusses the relationship of the metabolic syndrome and consumption of fructose. It is found that increases in the consumption of high fructose corn syrup can provoke the dyslipidemia […]

Vegetarian Lifestyle

Every year a great number of people make a conscious decision to transit from omnivore to vegetarian lifestyle. Their motivation for making the transition ranges from extreme dissatisfaction with killing and eating animals to beliefs that meat is an unhealthy product that is detrimental to their health. The relationship between the vegetarian diet and person’s […]

Meal Analysis

Introduction Most people love to consume their favorite meals from time to time. However, there is the need to evaluate a meal in terms of its nutrients. It is advisable to take a meal that comprises of a balanced diet. Thus, an individual is expected to incorporate, protein, vitamins, carbohydrate and fiber in their diet. […]

Genetically Modified Food

Introduction There is increasing debate regarding the likely benefits of modern biotechnology, and particularly of genetically modified food in assisting to attain society’s development and food security goals. The challenge facing decision makers is to understand what the technology can achieve, or has achieved elsewhere and to identify what prospects the technology presents to society […]

Benefits of Vegetarianism

Introduction Food is an integral part of the human experience and human beings must eat in order to survive. Human beings are omnivores by nature, which means that they can consume both meat and vegetables. However, there exists a subgroup that abstains from eating animal or fish flesh. This people are called vegetarians and their […]

Childhood SES and Obesity

Introduction The main aim of this article is to examine the relationship between socioeconomic status and obesity. Extensive research work has been carried out to study the various socioeconomic status (SES) indicators and their association with the disease. From the research, the general pattern of association for both genders to the various socioeconomic indicators displayed […]

Eating disorders

Introduction Genes and the environment are powerful forces in building the brain during the development of a child. They help in ensuring normal brain functioning. These powerful forces can also be the root causes of psychological problems. The way in which brain architecture is built before birth and in childhood determines how susceptible we are […]

Obesity and Healthy Eating

Introduction Obesity has been on a steady increase in the US resulting in a decline in the individual’s health since people who are obese are at increased risk of physical as well as psychosocial health consequences. The high prevalence rates of obesity particularly among children and adolescents have caused alarm. Calls have been made for […]

Nutrition Challenges

This paper gives a summary of the findings of five articles carried out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), relating to various health challenges. The first article involves a study conducted by Laleye et al. (2011) which assessed the intake of vitamin D and vitamin A by female students at the UAE University, based on […]

Omnivore’s dilemma

Introduction The conventional American meal lacks visibility and transparency; not only does its price contain other hidden costs; it has a highly twisted and complicated food chain. It is almost impossible to trace the source of all the ingredients used in the typical McDonald’s package as the preservatives used in the soda pop may come […]

Healthy Foods and Obesity

America seems to be fighting a loosing battle against obesity. This is reflected in the lasts statistics indicating that despite the latest efforts by the government as well as nutritionist against obesity, the rate of obesity is increasing and currently it is at an all time high. This is ironical bearing in mind the amount […]