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Food taboos: their origins and purposes
  • V. Meyer-Rochow
  • Sociology, Medicine
    Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine
  • 29 June 2009
This paper wants to revive interest in food taboo research and attempts a functionalist's explanation, namely traditional food taboos in orthodox Jewish and Hindu societies as well as reports on aspects of dietary restrictions in communities with traditional lifestyles of Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Nigeria.
The Association Between C-Reactive Protein Levels and Depression: Results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study
The hypothesis that an activation of systemic inflammatory processes may contribute to the pathophysiology of severe depression in men is supported, as well as the findings on diagnostic/treatment strategies concerning severe and, especially recurrent, depression inMen.
Practices of entomophagy and entomotherapy by members of the Nyishi and Galo tribes, two ethnic groups of the state of Arunachal Pradesh (North-East India)
At least 81 species of local insects, belonging to 26 families and five orders of insects, are being used as food among members of these two indigenous societies in Arunachal Pradesh, India, with an urgent need to record the role insects play as components of local diets and folk remedies.
Nutritional composition of five commercial edible insects in South Korea
Compared with conventional animal meats and chicken eggs, especially the crickets that are examined seem superior from a nutritional perspective as they contain higher amounts of protein, iron, zinc and magnesium and possess fats with fewer SFAs but more PUFAs (with the exception of A. dichotoma).
The association between anxiety and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels: Results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study
The hypothesis that anxiety as well as comorbid anxiety and depression can be associated with an increased risk for low-grade inflammation in males at population level is supported.
Glowworms: a review of Arachnocampa spp. and kin.
  • V. Meyer-Rochow
  • Biology, Medicine
    Luminescence : the journal of biological and…
  • 1 May 2007
The term 'glowworm' is used in connection with the flightless females of lampyrid fireflies and to describe the luminescent larvae of certain fungus gnats that belong to the subfamilies
Atopy and depression: results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study
The results indicate that females suffering from atopic diseases might possess an elevated risk of developing depression already during early adulthood, and provide further epidemiological evidence for the previous finding that the association between atopy and depression may be characteristic for females only.
Nutritional and anti-nutritional composition of Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Odontotermes sp. (Isoptera: Termitidae): Two preferred edible insects of Arunachal Pradesh, India
Abstract The nutritional potential of Oecophylla smaragdina and Odontotermes sp., two common species of insects used as food by tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh and elsewhere in India was assessed.
The Crustacean Eye: Dark/ Light Adaptation, Polarization Sensitivity, Flicker Fusion Frequency, and Photoreceptor Damage
Recycling of photoreceptive membrane and light-induced membrane collapse are superficially similar events that involve the transduction cascade, intracellular calcium, and membrane fatty acid composition, but which differ in aetiology and longterm consequence.
Uses of insects as human food in Papua New Guinea, Australia, and North‐East India: Cross‐cultural considerations and cautious conclusions
Taxonomic identifications and vernacular names are given of insects as well as some spiders which are consumed as food by members of the following ethnic communities: Ao‐Naga (North‐east India),