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A quantitative assessment of plasma homocysteine as a risk factor for vascular disease. Probable benefits of increasing folic acid intakes.
Higher folic acid intake by reducing tHcy levels promises to prevent arteriosclerotic vascular disease and under different assumptions, 13,500 to 50,000 CAD deaths annually could be avoided. Expand
An introduction to qualitative research for food and nutrition professionals.
Qualitative research is defined, its design is explained, its congruence with quantitative research is explored, examples of its applications in dietetics are provided, and methods to ensure validity, reliability, and relevance are addressed. Expand
The Use of Mobile Devices in Aiding Dietary Assessment and Evaluation
  • F. Zhu, Marc Bosch, +4 authors E. Delp
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal…
  • 27 May 2010
A novel mobile telephone food record that will provide an accurate account of daily food and nutrient intake and the approach to image analysis that includes the segmentation of food items, features used to identify foods, a method for automatic portion estimation, and the overall system architecture for collecting the food intake information are described. Expand
The Dietary Patterns Methods Project: synthesis of findings across cohorts and relevance to dietary guidance.
Findings from the DPMP findings suggest that all 4 indices capture the essential components of a healthy diet. Expand
Evidence-based development of a mobile telephone food record.
Results suggest that additional training in using a new technology may improve the accuracy among users of the mobile telephone food record. Expand
Evaluation of a web-based program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for adolescents: teen choice: food and fitness.
The website enabled adolescents to improve vegetable intake and daily physical activity, reduce sedentary behavior and had a high log on rate. Expand
Addressing Current Criticism Regarding the Value of Self-Report Dietary Data.
This commentary considers the amassed evidence that shows that self-report dietary intake data can successfully be used to inform dietary guidance and public health policy and 7 specific recommendations for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting self- report dietary data are provided. Expand
Multiple Hypotheses Image Segmentation and Classification With Application to Dietary Assessment
A method for dietary assessment to automatically identify and locate food in a variety of images captured during controlled and natural eating events is proposed and improved accuracy of segmenting food images with classifier feedback is shown. Expand
Novel Technologies for Assessing Dietary Intake: Evaluating the Usability of a Mobile Telephone Food Record Among Adults and Adolescents
A majority of both age groups were able to follow the defined set of skills; however, adults were less efficient when using the mobile telephone food record. Expand
Connecting Health and Technology (CHAT): protocol of a randomized controlled trial to improve nutrition behaviours using mobile devices and tailored text messaging in young adults
This trial will test if applications running on mobile devices have potential to assess diet, provide tailored feedback and nutrition messages as an effective way of improving fruit and vegetable consumption and reducing energy-dense nutrient poor foods in young adults. Expand