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Regulation of the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), the major mediators of extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation, is crucial to regulate ECM proteolysis, which is important in metastasis. This study examined the effects of 3 flavonoid-enriched fractions (a crude fraction, an anthocyanin-enriched fr...
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The development of obesity and associated insulin resistance involves a multitude of gene products, including proteins involved in lipid synthesis and oxidation, thermogenesis, and cell differentiation. The genes encoding these proteins are in essence the blueprints that we have inherited from our p...
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We conducted in-class written surveys of fourht to eighth grade children's eating and smoking behaviours in southwestern Ontario (n=870) and Charlottetown (n=423) in order to facilitate local school boards' and health units' planning of health education initiatives. Using chi-square a...
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This review describes the mechanisms by which polyunsaturated fatty acids regulate the activity of the nuclear transcription factors, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor and sterol regulatory element binding protein-1, and it describes the role that the peroxisome proliferator-activated recep...
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Lack of knowledge was also a barrier. Some lacked food and food preparation knowledge; others lacked nutrition knowledge. Several participants noted that they didn't know what to do with the new fruits and vegetables available at the grocery store. One said, "The thing is you go to [... the sto...
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Although older women are at disproportionate risk of falling and becoming injured, little is known about the effect of falling on their quality of life. In this qualitative study, we examined the perceived causes of falling among older women, identified how older women's quality of life is infl...
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Presents a study which investigated whether zinc interacts with taurine to influence the development of retinal structure and function, using virgin female Sprague-Dawley rats. Materials and methodology of study; What the histological examination of the retinas from rats deficient in zinc and taurin...
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Over the past decade, the health-care system in Canada has changed in response to rising costs, changing demographics, and consumers' increased interest in directing their own medical care. Many health professions have begun to promote a practice approach that includes the client as an important par...
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Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of disability and death in North America. Thus, strategies (e.g. diet modification, drugs) to manage hypertension are essential. Lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) are rich in polyphenolic antioxidants wh...
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A cross-sectional survey was conducted of a select sample of home-delivered meals recipients, aged 65 years and over, living in a small Canadian city. The objectives were to assess dietary adequacy and to determine the nutritional contribution of the consumed portion of the home-delivered meal to th...