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Article

Association of Cost and Quality of Diets with Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases: A Review

1Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, Sikandra Road, New Delhi, University of Delhi, India

2Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India


American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(4), 167-173
doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-7
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Kanika Agarwal, Ravinder Chadha, Nikhil Tandon. Association of Cost and Quality of Diets with Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases: A Review. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(4):167-173. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-7.

Correspondence to: Kanika  Agarwal, Department of Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, Sikandra Road, New Delhi, University of Delhi, India. Email: kanika.agarwal@gmail.com

Abstract

This review aims to examine evidence on whether dietary costs explain variations in diet quality; and that diet cost is an indicia of risk of non communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes etc. A thorough review of scientific literature available on PubMed and Google Scholar on diet cost and diet quality was undertaken. Research shows that the energy dense-nutrient poor diets are cheaper and have a lower diet quality compared to nutrition rich diets. One reason behind this may be that since energy dense foods are dry and have a stable shelf life and give more energy per unit cost while foods with lower energy density like fruits and vegetables are perishable. Education is shown to be related to high diet quality in some studies. Few studies have shown that the diet cost and body mass index as well as waist circumference are inversely related; however no association was seen between diet cost and risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Article

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1Department of Family Medicine, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, P.M.B. 07, Oghara, Nigeria

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, P.M.B. 07, Oghara, Nigeria

3Department of Mental Health, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, P.M.B. 07, Oghara, Nigeria


American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(4), 174-179
doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-8
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Anyanwu E. B., Abedi Harrison O., Edafiadhe E. W.. Food Prohibition among the Urhobo Nation: Ethical Consideration. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(4):174-179. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-8.

Correspondence to: Anyanwu  E. B., Department of Family Medicine, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, P.M.B. 07, Oghara, Nigeria. Email: ebirian@yahoo.com

Abstract

The practice of food prohibition or food taboo has existed among the various local indigenous sects of the world for several generations. Such practices are usually attached to some myths or beliefs among the practicing population. The myths or beliefs are passed from generation to generation by means of stories, folklores, legends and even religious practices. The Urhobo people are found in the Southern part of Nigeria and they are found in a region that is surrounded by an evergreen forest. The people enjoy a lot of unique delicacies such as “Ukhodo” (yam and unripe plantain dish), starch meals, banga soup (from palm kernel), and oghwevwri soup (made with dried or smoked fish, bush meat, unique spices and oil palm). But then, the people practice some food prohibition with various reason attached to these acts that have various health implications for the local population.

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Article

Professional Public Health Associations in USA;an Overview

1Department of Public Health, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi-Arabia

2Health Administration, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi-Arabia

3Nursing, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi-Arabia


American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(4), 180-181
doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-9
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Khalid Al Aboud, Rabea Al Zobaidi, Hasan Al Qurashi, Abdulelah Al Masoudi, Abas Al Kuraidmy. Professional Public Health Associations in USA;an Overview. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(4):180-181. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-9.

Correspondence to: Khalid  Al Aboud, Department of Public Health, King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi-Arabia. Email: amoa65@hotmail.com

Abstract

This is a concise overview in a table format for the current membership-based Public Health Associations in USA. These Associations served several functions in the interests of practitioners and the people. Publishing periodicals and arranging conferences were possible because of the support of these societies. However, there is always a potential for improving the educational activities of these Associations. Researches are needed to investigate how these associations can serve the professionals and the community at the best level.

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