Unmetabolized folic acid prevalence is widespread in the older Irish population despite the lack of a mandatory fortification program

submitted by: MaryRose
BACKGROUND: In 2006 the Food Safety Authority of Ireland recommended mandatory folic acid fortification of flour for the prevention of neural tube defects in addition to the existing extensive voluntary folic acid fortification culture in place there. This recommendation is now suspended until further scientific evidence surrounding safety becomes available. The safety issues include concerns about the masking of vitamin B-12 deficiency and potential cancer acceleration, both of which may...
Authors: Andrew Boilson, Anthony Staines, Cecily C Kelleher, Leslie Daly, Shirley Ivan, Aakash Shrivastava, Steven B Bailey, Patricia B Alverson, June E Ayling, Anne ParleMcDermott, Aoife MacCooey, John M Scott, Mary Rose Sweeney

Ajay Athavale (Monsanto) at the 2012 SFAF Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Ajay Athavale on "High throughput plasmid sequencing with Illumina and CLC bio" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Association between intake of artificially sweetened, sugar-sweetened beverages and preterm delivery: a large prospective cohort study

submitted by: englund-ogge
ABSTRACT Background: Artificially sweetened (AS) and sugar-sweetened (SS) beverages are commonly consumed during pregnancy. A recent Danish study reported that daily intake of AS beverage was associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery. Objective: We examined the intake of AS and SS beverages in pregnant women in order to replicate the Danish study and examine whether AS intake is indeed associated with preterm delivery. Design: This is a prospective study of 60 761 pregnant...
Authors: Linda Englund-Ögge, Bo Jacobsson

Diet composition is associated with endogenous formation of N-nitroso compounds in obese men

submitted by: silviagratz
Endogenous formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds (NOC) occurs in the human gut. Red meat is considered the most important dietary component linked to NOC formation, although nitrate and vitamin C (VitC) also contribute. We previously showed that high-protein weight-loss diets increased fecal NOC and this was enhanced by simultaneous carbohydrate restriction. Although previous studies have focused on the effect of either 1 or 2 dietary components on endogenous NOC formation, no...
Authors: Grietje Holtrop, Alexandra M. Johnstone, Claire Fyfe, Silvia W. Gratz

Rocket Evaporator

submitted by: Chrom Solutions
The Rocket™ Evaporator is a revolutionary solvent evaporator for use in laboratories seeking to spend minimal time and effort to process multiple samples for analysis. Concentration and evaporation is an important step in achieving accurate analytical results with sample extracts.The Rocket Evaporator automates this process, allowing the analyst to spend more time on other projects. The Rocket Evaporator can be used either to dry samples completely, or to concentrate them to a small...

Separation of Carbohydrates in Pharma & Food Products (Webinar)

submitted by: Chrom Solutions
This webinar highlights the use of high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (HPAE-PAD) for the analysis of carbohydrates including mono-, di- and oligo- saccharides. The experts also discuss how this approach is used to characterize large polysaccharies, such as maltodextrin. Focusing on pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and food & beverage matrices, this webinar is of value to anyone looking for a fast, easy and economical way to detect multiple...