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

Pages: 90

Published: September 2022

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

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Cover Story: Children with inflammatory bowel disease may be at greater risk of low vitamin D levels due to disease related factors and general causes. Appropriate testing and supplementation may increase their chance of seeing benefit to their gut biome, immune system, bone health, and levels of inflammation.View this paper

Volume 2,Issue 2

Open Access Case Report

Translating Evidence into Practice: A Case Study of Extended Use of a Very Low Energy Diet for Treatment of Co-Morbid Obesity and Chronic Disease

Received: 21 February 2022;  Published: 27 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202015


We report the case of a 30-year-old male with significant obesity (body mass index 47 kg/m2) with co-existing moderate obstructive sleep apnoea, hypertension, hypercholesteremia and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, who was treated with a very-low-energy diet (VLED) and lifestyle modification programme for 12 months. The patient lost weight throughout the entire treatment period (average weight loss was 2.1 kg/week, for a total of 42.7 kg), and showed marked improvement in co [...]

Open Access Review

The Potential Role of Commensal Microbes in Optimizing Nutrition Care Delivery and Nutrient Metabolism

Received: 20 December 2021;  Published: 26 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202014


Microbes have been part of the diet throughout human history. In the evolution of food preservation practices, some techniques inadvertently leveraged microbial activity not only to extend the storage life but also to enhance the properties and nutritive value of foods. In the last century, a variety of bacterial species (referred to as probiotics) were found to confer health benefits to the host. The advent of high-throughput sequencing methods facilitated improved surveillance of c [...]

Open Access Short Review

The Role of Vitamin D for Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Received: 23 January 2022;  Published: 19 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202013


Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency secondary to factors such as malabsorption and decreased intake. In recent years the benefits of optimal vitamin D status have been highlighted for their potential to improve the disease course and long-term outcomes in this population. Clinical benefits have been seen to bone health, the immune system, and gut health, with further improvements to disease and treatment outcomes. Recommendations for v [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Efficacy of a Plant-based Diet (Semi-lacto-ovo-vegetarian Diet) for Treating Constipation

Received: 23 December 2021;  Published: 02 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202012


A modern lifestyle, including dietary westernization, has increased the prevalence of constipation. The authors developed a plant-based diet for inflammatory bowel disease. This study investigated whether a diet containing a high amount of dietary fiber is also effective for constipation. Consecutive patients with constipation were recruited in this study from April 2003 to March 2004. Their constipation was unresponsive to a conventional laxative. The pa [...]

Open Access Research Article

Microwave-Assisted Extraction of Phenolic Compounds from Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) Stems, Leaves, and Florets: Optimization, Characterization, and Comparison with Maceration Extraction

Received: 17 February 2022;  Published: 01 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202011


Microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) to obtain phenolics from vegetable wastes has been of recent interest. Broccoli is one of the most globally produced vegetables, and around 43% of the harvest is considered waste. Thus, given the significant quantity of broccoli waste generated, the objective of this work was to optimize the MAE, to maximize the total phenolic content (TPC) from broccoli by-products (leaves and stems) and broccoli florets. The Response Surface Analysis was used in the op [...]