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Long-term consumption of a raw food diet is associated with favorable serum LDL cholesterol and triglycerides but also with elevated plasma homocysteine and low serum HDL cholesterol in humans.
High consumption of vegetables and fruits is associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease. However, little information is available about diets based predominantly on consumption of fruitsExpand
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Social Sustainability through Social Interaction — A National Survey on Community Gardens in Germany
Community gardening has become a growing movement in cities all over the world, where these diverse collectively managed spaces provide various economic, ecological, and social benefits for urbanExpand
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Characterization of clinical isolates of Escherichia coli showing high levels of fluoroquinolone resistance.
During the years 1992 to 1994, an increase in fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli was observed at the Medical Center of the Technical University in Munich, Germany. Nineteen strains wereExpand
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Consequences of a Long-Term Raw Food Diet on Body Weight and Menstruation: Results of a Questionnaire Survey
Objective: To examine the relationship between the strictness of long-term raw food diets and body weight loss, underweight and amenorrhea. Methods: In a cross-sectional study 216 men and 297 womenExpand
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How the Organic Food System Supports Sustainable Diets and Translates These into Practice
Organic production and consumption provide a delineated food system that can be explored for its potential contribution to sustainable diets. While organic agriculture improves the sustainabilityExpand
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Long-term strict raw food diet is associated with favourable plasma β-carotene and low plasma lycopene concentrations in Germans
Dietary carotenoids are associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Raw food diets are predominantly plant-based diets that are practised with the intention of preventing chronic diseases byExpand
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What Leads to Lunch—How Social Practices Impact (Non-)Sustainable Food Consumption/Eating Habits
The field of nutrition will face numerous challenges in coming decades; these arise from global consumption patterns and lead to a high use of resources. Actors in the catering sector faceExpand
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Nachhaltige regionale Ernährungssysteme
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Grassroots Initiatives as Sustainability Transition Pioneers: Implications and Lessons for Urban Food Systems
This review explores the current evidence on the role and success factors of grassroots initiatives in sustainability transitions, with special attention given to social innovations and theExpand
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Plasma β-Carotene Is Not a Suitable Biomarker of Fruit and Vegetable Intake in German Subjects with a Long-Term High Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables
  • A.L. Garcia, R. Mohan, +8 authors I. Hoffmann
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • 27 November 2009
Background/Objective: β-Carotene is often used as a marker for the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed, but little is known about plasma β-carotene concentrations in subjects whose habitualExpand
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