Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019

  • Protective Effect of Aerial Parts of Portulaca oleracea and Ficus carica Leaves Against Diclofenac-Sodium Induced Hepatotoxicity in Rats

    Mohamed Abd El-Ghany El-Sayed, Omayma El-Sayed Shaltot, Mokhtar Ibrahim Yousef, Entisar Abd El-Mohsen El-Difrawy

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Mar. 11, 2019
    Accepted: Apr. 26, 2019
    Published: May 23, 2019
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    Abstract: The present experiment is aimed to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of purslane (PuE) and fig leaves (FlE) extracts on diclofenac-sodium (DS) induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Adult male rats were pretreated orally with PuE and FlE extracts at a dose of 10ml/kg and 200mg/kg body weight, respectively for 14 days. Co-treatment of DS 16mg/kg body w... Show More
  • Socio-Economic Differences in Early Initiation of Breastfeeding Among Children in a Ugandan Cross-Sectional Study

    Ratib Mawa, Caroline Kambugu Nabasirye, Margaret Chota, Stephen Lawoko, Tracy Leigh Schumacher, Krishna Nand Sharma

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 8-15
    Received: Mar. 28, 2019
    Accepted: May 05, 2019
    Published: May 23, 2019
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    Abstract: Early initiation of breastfeeding reduces neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality, enhances mother-infant dyad bonding and maternal optimal breastfeeding practices. Studies on socio-economic inequalities in early initiation of breastfeeding are sparse in Uganda. This study therefore aimed to examine the association between socio-economic stat... Show More
  • Socio-Economic Status and Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Infants in a Ugandan Cross-Sectional Study

    Ratib Mawa, Caroline Kambugu Nabasirye, James Mulira, Catherine Nakidde, Frank Kalyango, Dolorence Mary Angulo Alaki Wakida, Margaret Chota, Tracy Leigh Schumacher, Stephen Lawoko, Krishna Nand Sharma

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 16-24
    Received: Mar. 28, 2019
    Accepted: May 05, 2019
    Published: Jun. 03, 2019
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    Abstract: Nation-wide population based studies on socio-economic inequality in exclusive breastfeeding among infants is scarce in Uganda. This study examined the socio-economic inequality in exclusive breastfeeding among 1424 infants below 6 months of age in a nation-wide population based cross-sectional study. Self-reported maternal exclusive breastfeeding ... Show More