Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Published By HEC PRESS

Volume 16,4(December 2007)   Issue 4

Data:December 2007

In this issue (27 articles)

A review of the evidence: nuts and body weight

Author:Sharon Natoli BND, BScand Penelope McCoy BHSc

Keywords:nuts, body weight, body mass index, weight loss, diabetes mellitus, Type 2

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):588-597.doi:

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The lactase gene -13910T allele can not predict the lactase-persistence phenotype in north China

Author:Hai-ming Sun MD, Yuan-dong Qiao MD, Feng Chen MD ,

Keywords: lactase, lactose intolerance, China,population, polymorphism, single nucleotide

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):598-601.doi:

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Alterations of atherogenic low-density lipoproteins and serum fatty acids after 12 week moderate exercise training in sedentary Thai women

Author:Raveenan Sittiwicheanwong MSc, Tipayanate Ariyapit

Keywords:small dense low-density lipoprotein, moderate exercise, sedentary women, cardiovascular disease, serum fatty acid

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):602-608.doi:

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Effect of purple sweet potato leaves consumption on the modulation of the immune response in basketball players during the training period

Author:Wen-Hsin Chang MSc, Chiao-Ming Chen MSc , Shene-Pi

Keywords:purple sweet potato leaves, polyphenols, basketball, training, immune response

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):609-615.doi:

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Fruits and stir-fried vegetables increase plasma carotenoids in young adults

Author:Yu-Ju Lin MD, Yi-Wen Chien PhD, Shwu-Huey Yang PhD

Keywords:fruits, stir-fried vegetables, β-carotene β-crytoxanthin, lycopene, young adults

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):616-623.doi:

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Dietary plant sterols supplementation does not alter lipoprotein kinetics in men with the metabolic syndrome

Author:Esther MM Ooi BSc, Gerald F Watts DSc MD PhD, P Hu

Keywords:plant sterols, lipoprotein kinetics, dyslipidemia, cholesterol absorption, metabolic syndrome

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):624-631.doi:

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Desirable intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids in Indonesian adults

Author:Asikin HanafiahMSc MD, Darwin Karyadi MD PhD, Widj

Keywords:Omega–3 fatty acids, chronic disease, dietary patterns, Okinawan Round Table on Nutrition and CVD, coconut, fish, tofu, tempeh

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):632-640.doi:

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Comparison of body compositional indices assessed by underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance and anthropometry in Indonesian adolescent girls

Author:Ratih I.IsjwaraMD MSc, Widjaja.Lukito MD PhD and

Keywords:body fat, skinfolds, underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance, anthropometry, Jakarta, Schools, menarche

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):641-648.doi:

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Percent body fat cutoff values for classifying overweight and obesity recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean children

Author:Kayoung Lee MD, PhD, Sangyeoup Lee MD, PhD, Su Yun

Keywords:IOTF, Korean children, obesity, overweight, percent body fat

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):649-655.doi:

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Population-specific anthropometric cut-points improve the functionality of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in elderly Taiwanese

Author:Alan Chung-Hong Tsai PhD, Ching-Sung Ho PhD and Mi

Keywords:Mini Nutritional Assessment, elderly, BMI, calf circumference, Taiwan

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):656-662.doi:

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Body fatness, physical activity, and nutritional behaviours in Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand

Author:Gregory S Kolt PhD, Grant M Schofield PhD, Elaine

Keywords:obesity, body mass index, physical activity, Asians, nutrition

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):663-670.doi:

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Reduction of abdominal fat and chronic disease factors by lifestyle change in migrant Asian Indians older than 50 years

Author:Elaine C Rush PhD, Vishnu Chandu MBBS and Lindsay

Keywords:Obesity, diabetes, lifestyle, physical activity, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):671-676.doi:

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Obesity and changes in body weight related to 10-year diabetes incidence in women in Taiwan (1993-2003)

Author:Lee-Ching Hwang MD PhD, Chien-Jen Chen PhD and Bon

Keywords: obesity, body mass index, weight change, incidence, type 2 diabetes, Taiwan

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):677-682.doi:

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Body weight and weight loss: are health messages reaching their target?

Author:Lynnette J Riddell PhDand Victoria Inman BAppSci (

Keywords:BMI, overweight, obesity, weight loss, chronic disease, public health

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):683-687.doi:

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Assessment of risks of “lifestyle” diseases including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes by anthropometry in remote Australian Aborigines

Author:Michael Gracey MD PhD FRACP FAAP, Valerie Burke MD

Keywords:overweight/obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, anthropometry, BMI, Aborigines, indigenous

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):688-697.doi:

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Determinants of plasma homocysteine levels and carotid intima-media thickness in Japanese

Author:Noboru Takamura MD PhD, Yasuyo Abe MD PhD, Mio Nak

Keywords:atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), folate, homocysteine (HCY), Asia

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):698-703.doi:

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The relationship between maternal physical activity during pregnancy and birth weight

Author:Pratibha Dwarkanath MSc, Sumithra Muthayya PhD, Ma

Keywords:pregnancy, physical activity, low birth weight, nutrition, India

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):704-710.doi:

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Comparisons of a chicken-based formula with soy-based formula in infants with cow milk allergy

Author:Pipop Jirapinyo MD, Narumon Densupsoontorn MD, Ren

Keywords:Chicken-formula, cow milk allergy, soy-formula., Thailand, infants

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):711-715.doi:

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Anemia and intestinal parasite infection in school children in rural Vietnam

Author:Huong Thi Le PhD, Inge D Brouwer PhD, Hans Verhoef

Keywords: iron deficiency, anemia, parasite, children, Vietnam

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):716-723.doi:

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Serum iron status in Orang Asli children living in endemic areas of soil-transmitted helminths

Author:U Nor Aini DCP, MS Hesham Al-Mekhlafi MSc, M Azlin

Keywords:iron deficiency anaemia, soil-transmitted helminthiases, protein-energy malnutrition, Orang Asli children, Malaysia

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):724-730.doi:

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Investigation of intelligence quotient and psychomotor development in schoolchildrenin areas with different degrees of iodine deficiency

Author:Zhifeng TangMS MD , Wanyang LiuMS MD, Hongbo YinMS

Keywords: iodine deficiency, schoolchildren, Universal Salt Iodization, intelligence, psychomotor development, Shenyang, Liaoning province, China

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):731-737.doi:

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Food intake patterns among Australian adolescents

Author:Gayle S Savige PhD, Kylie Ball PhD, Anthony Worsle

Keywords:adolescent, diet, food intake, nutrition, rural, urban, Australia

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):738-747.doi:

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Adolescent home food environments and socioeconomic position

Author:Abbie MacFarlane PhD, David Crawford PhD, Kylie Ba

Keywords:social class, adolescents, food habits, nutrition, Australia

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):748-756.doi:

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Associations between dietary habits and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in a Hong Kong Chinese working population – the “Better Health for Better Hong Kong” (BHBHK) health promotion campaign

Author:Gary TC Ko MD FRCPI , Juliana CN Chan MD FRCP, Spe

Keywords:dietary assessment, risk factors, cardiovascular diseases, urban health

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):757-765.doi:

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Meal distribution, relative validity and reproducibility of a meal-based food frequency questionnaire in Taiwan

Author:Li-Ching Lyu PhD, Chi-Fen Lin BS, Fang-Hsin Chang

Keywords:meal distribution, relative validity, reproducibility, meal-based food frequency questionnaire, Taiwan

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):766-776.doi:

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Book review and Future event



Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):777-779.doi:

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Obituary for Professor Akira Okada (1938-2007), Co-founding Editor of APJCN



Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):i.doi:

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