Effect of Different Cooking Methods on Proximate and Mineral Composition of Striped Snakehead Fish (Channa Striatus, Bloch).

Effect of different cooking methods on proximate and mineral composition of striped snakehead fish (Channa striatus, Bloch).

J Food Sci Technol. 2012 Jun; 49(3): 373-7
Marimuthu K, Thilaga M, Kathiresan S, Xavier R, Mas RH

The effects of different cooking methods (boiling, baking, frying and grilling) on proximate and mineral composition of snakehead fish were investigated. The mean content of moisture, protein, fat and ash of raw fish was found to be 77.2?±?2.39, 13.9?±?2.89, 5.9?±?0.45 and 0.77?±?0.12% respectively. The changes in the amount of protein and fat were found to be significantly higher in frying and grilling fish. The ash content increased significantly whereas that of the minerals (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn and Mn) was not affected in all cooking methods. Increased in Cu contents and decreased in P contents were observed in all cooking methods except grilling. In the present study, the grilling method of cooking is found to be the best for healthy eating. HubMed – eating


Inhibitory control and decision making under risk in bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.

Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Jun 3;
Wu M, Giel KE, Skunde M, Schag K, Rudofsky G, de Zwaan M, Zipfel S, Herzog W, Friederich HC

OBJECTIVE: To investigate neuropsychological mechanisms of impulsivity in patients with bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge-eating disorder (BED). METHOD: Nineteen BN patients and 31 age- and body-mass-index (BMI)-matched healthy controls (c-BN) as well as 54 overweight and obese BED patients and 43 age- and BMI-matched healthy controls (c-BED) were investigated using an inhibitory control task (stop signal task, SST) and a decision-making under risk task (game of dice task, GDT). RESULTS: Compared to c-BN, BN patients demonstrated significant greater stop signal reaction times in the SST, but no differences for the frequency of risky decisions in the GDT. BED patients did not differ from c-BED in the SST or the GDT. DISCUSSION: BN but not BED patients differed from their respective control groups concerning the “stopping” component of impulsivity. These differences in motor inhibition may contribute to the behavioral distinctions in binge-eating behavior between BN and BED. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013). HubMed – eating


San diego healthy weight collaborative: a systems approach to address childhood obesity.

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(2 Suppl): 80-96
Serpas S, Brandstein K, McKennett M, Hillidge S, Zive M, Nader PR

A collaborative approach to identify opportunities for interactions between multiple systems is an important model for childhood obesity prevention. This paper describes a process aligning multiple partners in primary care, public health, university research, schools, and community organizations. Jointly implemented strategies in a Latino underserved community included: (1) building an effective and sustainable collaborative team; (2) disseminating a healthy weight message across sectors; (3) assessing weight status and healthy weight plans in primary care, school, and early childhood settings; and (4) implementing policy changes to support healthy eating and physical activity. The process and lessons learned were analyzed so other communities can utilize a systems approach to develop culturally appropriate interventions tailored to a specific community. HubMed – eating