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Recent Progress in Nutrition , Volume 2 , Issue 1 (2022)

Pages: 138

Published: April 2022

(This book is a printed edition that was published in  Recent Progress in Nutrition)

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Cover Story: Sulforaphane (SFN), the main Broccoli isocyanate have been used for treating a variety of diseases. Moreover, it is known to possess chemopreventive properties against gastrointestinal, breast, lung, bladder, prostate, and other cancers. Since in vivo studies of SFN’s effects are scarce, the aim of this review is to incite research in humans.View this paper

Volume 2,Issue 1

Open Access Original Research

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Measures on the Number of Meals and the Types of Physical Activity of Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Study in Delhi, India

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 30 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201010


COVID-19 greatly affected the lives of adolescents through restrictions such as less playtime, more screen time, and limited interaction with peers. In this study, we assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dietary and physical activity-related behavior of school students aged 10–16 years. This cross-sectional study was conducted with adolescents recruited from seven randomly selected private schools in Delhi, India, during 2021. A self-administered web-based survey was conducted to [...]

Open Access Original Research

Physical Activity Mentoring in Schools: An Undergraduate-Mentored Running Intervention for Elementary Students

Received: 17 December 2021;  Published: 15 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201009


Most children do not meet physical activity guidelines, and school-based programs often fail to increase physical activity levels. However, there has been no intervention pairing college mentors with elementary students to date. The purpose of this paper is to report the feasibility and acceptability, both quantitative and qualitative, of an undergraduate-mentored running program designed to increase physical activity in elementary students. A convergent parallel mixed methods design was used to [...]

Open Access Review

Sulforaphane: The Principal Broccoli Phytochemical as a Cancer Challenger

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 14 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201008


Broccoli has long been reported to exert a positive impact on human health. It contains high levels of isocyanates, the most important of which is sulforaphane (SFN). Numerous studies have demonstrated that SFN can be used as an effective supplement for treating a variety of diseases. In addition, it is known to possess anti-cancer properties such as chemopreventive properties against gastrointestinal, breast, lung, bladder, prostate, and other cancers. The reported data indicates that broccoli [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Gut Microbiota Potentiates the Effect of Immune Checkpoint Therapy against Cancers

Received: 16 November 2021;  Published: 08 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201007


Immune checkpoints have been aggressively investigated for anti-cancer immunotherapy. The power of microbiota on the outcome of this immunotherapy has attracted much attention. For example, intestinal microorganisms play a key role in the effectiveness of programmed cell death 1 (PD1) and cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA4) blockade. Additionally, short-chain fatty acids produced in the gut may modulate anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD1 stimulated

Open Access Original Research

Metabolic, Anthropometric and Blood Pressure Effects of Adding Two Kiwifruit or Bottled Water into the Diets of People with Pre-Diabetes: A Randomised, Parallel Group, Intervention Study

Received: 22 December 2021;  Published: 25 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201006


People with pre-diabetes may be reluctant to add fruit to their diets due to concerns around sugars. Our objective was to measure outcomes associated with potential adverse effects of ingesting fruit sugars while assessing metabolic benefits from eating nutrient-rich kiwifruit. Thirty-four people with pre-diabetes were randomized to receive two kiwifruit or 250 mL bottled water per day for 12-weeks; two people withdrew. The primary outcomes were between-group differences for glycated [...]

Open Access Review

Dietary Needs, Approaches and Recommendations to Meet the Demands of Future Manned Space Flights

Received: 09 December 2021;  Published: 23 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201005


Space flight imposes a myriad of adverse effects upon the human body. Improved in-flight nutritional strategies help mitigate those adverse effects. This review examines how space flight changes human physiology, and how improved in-flight nutritional strategies may address the unique dietary needs created by microgravity exposure. Dietary approaches and recommendations to address those needs are discussed. This review also describes food sustainability methods for long-term manned s [...]

Open Access Original Research

Association of Club Sports Participation and TV in the Bedroom with Dietary Pattern in Austrian Adolescents

Received: 15 November 2021;  Published: 18 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201004


Poor lifestyle choices in adolescents, including low physical activity (PA), excess screen time, and unhealthy dietary habits, are major threats to their health in the future. Unhealthy behaviors such as insufficient PA, high TV time, and poor dietary choices also tend to cluster, but information on the combined association of screen time, sports participation, and dietary habits is limited in Austrian youth. To examine the association among these behaviors, 165 adolescents (74 girls [...]

Open Access Review

Ketogenic Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: A Review of Neurobiological Evidence

Received: 06 December 2021;  Published: 17 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201003


Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating illness that places a great burden on global health. A ketogenic diet, which has traditionally been used for treating refractory epileptic disorders, is being increasingly explored for its potential of alleviating other neuropsychiatric conditions. Providing an up-to-date summary on the ketogenic diet’s potential to alleviate MDD, its neurobiological basis, and preliminary clinical evidence. A structured literature survey was performed, and a nar [...]

Open Access Review

Parenteral Nutrition: Review of Recent American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Publications

Received: 30 December 2021;  Published: 15 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201002


Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a complex medication administered to adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. PN is recognized as a high-alert medication by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) has published several key recommendations regarding safe use of PN. This manuscript will review several of the important PN papers published in 2020-2021 by ASPEN.

Open Access Research Article

An Exploration of Preschool Teachers’ Perceptions of Physical Activity Integration in a Whole Child Pilot Curriculum

Received: 15 November 2021;  Published: 13 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201001


It is recommended that children ages 3-5 receive 180 minutes of physical activity a day, with at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Despite these recommendations, a majority of preschoolers are not provided opportunities in the early childhood education setting to meet these daily recommendations through either structured or unstructured physical activity. Accordingly, the number of young children identified as overweight or obese ove [...]