Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018

  • Trends of Child Wasting and Stunting in Uganda from 1995 to 2016, and Progress Towards 65TH World Health Assembly Global Nutrition Targets

    Edward Buzigi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 90-95
    Received: 3 July 2018
    Accepted: 13 August 2018
    Published: 4 September 2018
    Abstract: Between 1995 and 2016, the government of Uganda ratified several commitments to fight child undernutrition including achieving the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) targets of reducing stunting and wasting by 2025. It is important we monitor such commitments to inform policy makers about the progress of their commitments. The objective of this study... Show More
  • Age, Educational Attainment and Household Socio-Economic Status Influence the Risk of Overweight and Obesity Among Women in Uganda

    Ratib Mawa

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 96-105
    Received: 30 July 2018
    Accepted: 15 August 2018
    Published: 21 September 2018
    Abstract: Obesity is a leading non-communicable disease pandemic of the digital revolution period, associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality from myriad of chronic diseases, high healthcare costs and disproportionately affects more women than men in Uganda. The extent to which age, educational attainment and household socio-economic status in... Show More
  • Effect of Ethanol Leaf Extract of Vernonia amygdalina on Some Indices of Liver, Kidney Function and Lipid Profile in Theobromine Intoxicated Male Albino Wistar Rats

    Edet Okon Akpanyung, Utibe Evans Bassey, Emem Ekpenyong Udofia, Grace Sylvester Effiong

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 106-114
    Received: 6 August 2018
    Accepted: 21 August 2018
    Published: 26 September 2018
    Abstract: The effect of ethanol leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina on some indices of liver, kidney function and lipid profile in male albino Wistar rats intoxicated with theobromine was investigated. Thirty (30) male Wistar rats weighing between 140 g – 160 g used for the study were divided into 6 groups with 5 animals in each group. Group I served as cont... Show More