Lena D. Stephens

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BACKGROUND Links between socioeconomic disadvantage and unhealthy eating behaviours among adolescents are well established. Little is known about strategies that might support healthy eating among this target group. This study aimed to identify potential strategies and preferred dissemination methods that could be employed in nutrition promotion initiatives(More)
OBJECTIVE While socio-economically disadvantaged adolescents tend to have poor dietary intakes, some manage to eat healthily. Understanding how some disadvantaged adolescents restrict high-energy foods and beverages may inform initiatives promoting healthier diets among this population. The present investigation aimed to: (i) identify disadvantaged(More)
Adequate vegetable and fruit consumption is necessary for preventing nutrition-related diseases. Socio-economically disadvantaged adolescents tend to consume relatively few vegetables and fruits. However, despite nutritional challenges associated with socio-economic disadvantage, a minority of adolescents manage to eat vegetables and fruit in quantities(More)
Current techniques for the detection and measurement of diacetylmorphine (heroin), morphine and their principal metabolite morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G) are based mainly on chromatography or immunoassay. No enzymatic method for the detection of these compounds has yet been reported. Two novel microbial enzymes have been isolated and characterized in this(More)
The NADP(+)-dependent morphine dehydrogenase that catalyses the oxidation of morphine to morphinone was detected in glucose-grown cells of Pseudomonas putida M10. A rapid and reliable purification procedure involving two consecutive affinity chromatography steps on immobilized dyes was developed for purifying the enzyme 1216-fold to electrophoretic(More)
BACKGROUND Behavioral interventions show potential for promoting increased fruit and vegetable consumption in the general population. However, little is known about their effectiveness or cost-effectiveness among socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, who are less likely to consume adequate fruit and vegetables. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the(More)