Blogpost: About water footprints and the climate killer avocado

Gerbens-Leenes, P. W./Mekonnen, M. M./Hoekstra, A. Y. 2013: The water footprint of poultry, pork and beef: A comparative study in different countries and production systems, in: Water Resources and Industry, Vol. 1-2, 2013, pp. 25-36.

Hoekstra, A. Y. 2014: Water for animal products: a blind spot in water policy, in: Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 9, 2014, No. 9.

Mekonnen, M. M./Hoekstra, A. Y. 2012: A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products, in: Ecosystems, Vol. 15, 2012, pp. 401-415.

Blogpost: Water – How much should we drink daily?

Chan, J./Knutsen, S. F./Blix, G. G./Lee, J. W./Fraser, G. E. 2002: Water, other fluids, and fatal coronary heart disease: the Adventist Health Study, in: American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 155, 2002, No. 9, pp. 827-833.

Goodman, A. B./Blanck, H. M./Sherry, B./Park, S./Nebeling, L./Yaroch, A. L. 2013: Behaviors and attitudes associated with low drinking water intake among US adults, Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey, 2007, in: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013.

Jéquier, E./Constant, F. 2010: Water as an essential nutrient: the physiological basis of hydration, in: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 64, 2010, No. 2, pp. 115-123.

Liu, Q./Liao, B./Tian, Y./Chen, Y./Luo, D./Lin, Y./Li, H./Wang, K. J. 2017: Total fluid consumption and risk of bladder cancer: a meta-analysis with updated data, in: Oncotarget, Vol. 8, 2017, No. 33, pp. 55467-55477.[]=18100&pubmed-linkout=1

Michaud, D. S./Spiegelman, D./Clinton, S. K./Rimm, E. B./Curhan, G. C./Willett, W. C./Giovannucci, E. L. 1999: Fluid intake and the risk of bladder cancer in men, in: The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 340, 1999, No. 18, pp. 1390-1397.

Vivanti, A. P. 2012: Origins for the estimation of water requirements in adults, in: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 66, 2012, No. 12, pp. 1282-1289.

Wang, H./Wang, N./Wang, B./Zhao, Q./Fang, H./Fu, C./Tang, C./Jiang, F./Zhou, Y./Chen, Y./Jiang, Q. 2016: Antibiotics in Drinking Water in Shanghai and Their Contribution to Antibiotic Exposure of School Children, in: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 50, 2016, No. 5, pp. 2692-2699.

Blogpost: Stress – Poison for our Body

Foster, J. A./Rinaman, L./Cryan, J. F. 2017: Stress & the gut-brain axis: Regulation by the microbiome, in: Nerobiology of Stress, Vol. 7, 2017, pp. 124-136.

Schneiderman, N./Ironson, G./Siegel, S. D. 2005: Stress and Health: Psychological, Behavioral, and Biological Determinants, in: Annual Review of Clincial Psychology, Vol. 1, 2005, pp. 607-628.

Ulrich-Lai, Y. M./Fulton, S./Wilson, M./Petrovich, G./Rinaman, L. 2015: Stress Exposure, Food Intake, and Emotional State, in: Stress, Vol. 18, 2015, No. 4, pp. 381-399.

Yau, Y. H./Potenza, M. N. 2013: Stress and eating behaviors, in: Minerva Endocrinologica, Vol. 38, 2013, No. 3, pp. 255-267.

Blogpost: Alcohol – What Does it Do with Us?

Angarita, G.A./Emadi, N./Hodges, S./Morgan, P. T. 2016: Sleep abnormalities associated with alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and opiate use: a comprehensive review, in: Addiction Science & Clincal  Practice, Vol. 11, 2016, No. 9.

Bode, C./Bode, J. C. 1997: Alcohol’s role in gastrointestinal tract disorders, in: Alcohol Health & Research World, Vol. 21, 1997, pp. 76-83.

Cao, Y./Giovannucci, E. L. 2016: Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Cancer, in: Seminars in Oncolgy Nursing, Vol. 32, 2016, pp. 325-331

Chen, S./Sun, X. Z./Kao, Y.-C./Kwon, A./Zhou, D./Eng, E. 1998: Suppression of Breast Cancer Cell Growth with Grape Juice, in: Pharmaceutical Biology, Vol. 36, 1998, pp. 53-61.

Kanda, J./Matsuo, K./Suzuki, T./Hiraki, A./Watanabe, M./Mizuno, N./Sawaki, A./Yamao, K./Tajima, K./Tanaka, H. 2009: Impact of alcohol consumption with polymorphins in alcohol-metabolizing enzymes on pancreatic cancer risk in Japanes, in: Cancer Science, Vol. 100, 2009, No. 2, pp. 296-302.

Kesmodel, U./Wisborg, K./Olsen, S. F./Henriksen, T. B./Secher, N. J. 2002: Moderate alcohol intake in pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion, in: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol. 37, 2002, pp. 87-92.

Rehm, J./Baliunas, D./Borges, G. L, et al. 2010: The relation between different dimensions of alcohol consumption and burden of disease: an overview, in: Addiction, Vol. 105, 2010, pp. 817-43.

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Shufelt, C./Merz, C. N./Yang, Y./Kirschner, J./Polk, D./Stanczyk, F./Paul-Labrador, M./Braunstein, G. D. 2012: Red versus white wine as a nutritional aromatase inhibitor in premenopausal women: a pilot study, in: Journal of Women’s Health, Vol. 21, 2012, No. 3, pp. 281-284.

Traversy, G./Chaput, J. P. 2015: Alcohol Consumption and Obesity: An Update, in: Current Obesity Report, Vol. 4, 2015, pp. 122-130,

Zhang, S. M./Lee, I. M./Manson, J. E./Cook, N. R./Willett, W. C./Buring, J. E. 2007: Alcohol consumption and brest cancer risk in the Women’s Health Study, in: American Journal of Epidemology, Vol. 165, 2007, No. 6, pp. 667-676.

Blogpost: Turmeric Latte – Superfood Par Excellence (Recipe)

Anand, P./Sundaram, C./Jhurani, S./Kunnamakkara, A. B./Aggarwal, B. B. 2008: Curcumin and cancer: an „old-age“ disease with an „age-old“ solution, in: Cancer Letters, Vol. 267, 2008, No. 1, pp. 133-164.

Bengmark, S./Mesa, M. D./Gil, A. 2009: Plant-derived health: the effects of turmeric and curcuminoids, in: Nutrition Hospitalaria, Vol. 24, 2009, No. 3, pp. 273-281.

Gupta, S. C./Sung, B./Kim, J. H./Prasad, S./Li, S.Aggarwal, B. B. 2013: Mulittargeting by turmeric, the golden spice: From kitchen to clinic, in: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, Vol. 57, 2013, No. 9, pp. 1310-1528.

Kim, J. H./Gupta, S. C./Park, B./Yadav, V. R./Aggarwal, B. B. 2012: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) inhibits inflammatory nuclear factor (NF)-κB and NF-κB-regulated gene products and induces death receptors leading to suppressed proliferation, induced chemosensitization, and suppressed osteoclastogenesis, in: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, Vol. 56, 2012, No. 3, pp. 454-465.

Shehzad, A./Lee, J./Lee, Y. S. 2013: Curcumin in various cancers, in: BioFactors, Vol. 39, 2013, No. 1, pp. 56-68.

Blogpost: Folic Acid – Folate, the Underestimated Vitamin B9


Gilbody, S./Lightfoot, T./Sheldon, T. 2007: Is low folate a risk factor for depression? A meta-analysis and exploration of heterogeneity, in: Journal of Epidemiological Community Health, Vol. 61, 2007, No. 7, pp. 631-637.

Obeid, R./Koletzko, B./Pietrzik, K. 2014: Critical evaluation of lowering the recommended dietary intake of folate, in: Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 33, 2014, No. 2, pp. 252-259.

Paniz, C./Bertinato, J. F./Lucena, M. R./De Carli, E./Amorim, P. M. D. S./Gomes, G. W./Palchetti, C. Z./Figueiredo, M. S./Pfeiffer, C. M./Fazili, Z./Green, R./Guerra-Shinohara, E. M. 2017: A Daily Dose of 5 mg Folic Acid for 90 Days Is Associated with Increased Serum Unmetabolized Folic Acid and Reduced Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity in Healthy Brazilian Adults, in: The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 147, 2017, No. 9, pp. 1677-1685.

Tolmunen, T./Hintikka, J./Ruusunen, A./Voutilainen, S./Tanskanen, A./Valkonen, V.-P./Viinamäki, H./Kaplan, G. A./Salonen, J. T. 2004: Dietary Folate and the Risk of Depression in Finnish Middle-Aged Men, in: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Vol. 73, 2004, No. 6, pp. 334-339.

Blogpost: Happiness – What makes us really happy?

Bolino, M. C./Grant, A. M. 2016: The Bright Side of Being Prosocial at Work, and the Dark Side, Too: A Review and Agenda for Research on Other-Oriented Motives, Behavior, and Impact on Organizations, in: The Academy of Management Annals, 2016.

Easterlin, R. A. 1995: Will raising the incomes of all increase the happiness of all?, in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 27, 1995, pp. 35-47.

Easterlin, R. A./Morgan, R./Switek, M./Wang, F. 2012: China’s life satisfaction, 1990-2010, in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 109, 2012,, No. 25, pp. 9775-9780.

Fowler, J. H./Christakis, N. A. 2008: Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study, in: BMJ, 2008.

Minkov, M./Bond, M. H. 2017: A Genetic Component to National Differences in Happiness, in: Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 18, 2017, No. 2, pp. 321-340.


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Blogpost: Acid-Base Balance – Why we should care

Adeva, M. M./Souto, G. 2011: Diet-induced metabolic acidosis, in: Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 30, 2011, No. 4, pp. 416-421.

Ausman, L. M./Oliver, L. M./Goldin, B. R./Woods, M. N./Gorbach, S. L./Dwyer, J. T. 2008: Estimated Net Acid Excretion Inversely Correlates With Urine pH in Vegans, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians, and Omnivores, in: Journal of Renal Nutrition, Vol. 18, 2008, No. 5, pp. 456-465.

Deriemaeker, P./Aerenhouts, D./Hebbelinck, M./Clarys, P. 2010: Nutrient based estimation of acid-base balance in vegetarians and non-vegetarians, in: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, Vol. 65, 2010, No. 1, pp. 77-82.

Kerstetter, J. E./O’Brien, K. O./Caseria, D. M./Wall, D. E./Insogna, K. L. 2005: The impact of dietary protein on calcium absorption and kinetic measures of bone turnover in women, in: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol. 90, 2005, No. 1, pp. 26-31.

Schwalfenber, G. K. 2012: The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health?, in: Journal of Environmental and Public Health.

Waheed, N./Cheema, H. A./Suleman, H./Fayyaz, Z./Mushtaq, I./Muhammad/Hashmi, A. 2016: Celiac Crisis: A Rare or Rarely Recognized Disease, in: Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbotabad-Pakistan, Vol. 28, 2016, No. 4, pp. 672-675.

Blogpost: Leather – Why I Refuse to Buy it

Arcega-Cabrera, F./Fargher, L. F./Oceguera-Vargs, I./Noreña-Barroso, E./Yánez-Estrada, L., Alvarado, J./González, L./Moo-Puc, R./Pérez-Herrera, N./Quesadas-Rojas, M./Pérez-Medina, S. 2017: Water Consumption as Source of Arsenic, Chromium, and Mercury in Children Living in Rural Yucatan, Mexico: Blood and Urine Levels, in: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 99, 2017, No. 4, pp. 452-459.

Kolomaznik, K./Adamek, M./Andel, I./Uhlirova, M. 2008: Leather waste – Poential threat to human health, and a new technology of its treatment, in: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 160, 2008, No. 2-3, pp. 514-520.

Nasir, M. S./Nasir, A./Rashid, H./Shah, S. H. H. 2017: Spatial variability and long-term analysis of groundwater quality of Faisalabad industrial zone, in: Applied Water Science, Vol. 7, 2017, No. 6, pp. 3197-3205.

Oberhofer, E. 2017: Oft ist der Turnschuh schuld!, in: ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie, Vol. 9, 2017, No. 5, p. 11.

Welling, R./Beaumont, J. J./Petersen, S. J./Alexeeff, G. V./Steinmaus, C. 2015: Chromium VI and stomach cancer: a meta-analysis of the current epidemiological evidence, in: Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Vol. 72, 2015, No. 2, pp. 151-159.

Blogpost: Insect Mortality – Are we Facing an “Ecological Armageddon”?

Benton, T. G./Bryant, D. M./Cole, L./Crick, H. Q. P. 2002: Linking agricultural practice to insect and bird populations: a historical study over three decades, in: Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 39, 2002, No. 4, pp. 673-687.

Fox, R. 2012: The decline of moths in Great Britain: a review of possible causes, in: Insect Conservation and Diversity, Vol. 6, 2012, No. 1, pp. 5-19.

Hallmann, C. A./Sorg, M./Jongejans, E./Siepel, H./Hofland, N./Schwan, H./Stenmans, W./Müller, A./Sumser, H./Hörren, T./Goulson, D./de Kroon, H. 2017: More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas, in: PLoS One, 2017.

Thomas, J. A./Telfer, M. G./Roy, D. B./Preston, C. D./Greenwood, J. J. D./Asher, J./Fox, R./Clarke, R. T./Lawton, J. H. 2004: Comparative Losses of British Butterflies, Birds, and Plants and the Global Extinction Crisis, in: Science, Vol. 303, 2004, No. 5665.

Vogel, G. 2017: Where have all the insects gone? in: Science Magazine.

Soy – Public Enemy Number Two

Hartman, G. L./West, E. D./Herman, T. K. 2011: Crops that feed the World 2. Soybean—worldwide production, use, and constraints caused by pathogens and pests, in: Food Security, Vol. 3, 2011, No. 1, pp. 5-17.

Lydeking-Olsen, E./Beck-Jensen, J. E./Setchell, K. D./Holm-Jensen, T. 2004: Soymilk or progesterone for prevention of bone loss – a 2 year randomized, placebo-controlled trial, in: European Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 43, 2004, No. 4, pp. 246-257.

Myung, S. K./Ju, W./Choi, H. J./Kim, S. C. 2009: Soy intake and risk of endorcrine-related gynaecological cancer: a meta-analysis, in: BJOG – An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 116, 2009, No. 13, pp. 1697-1705.

Ollberding, N. J./Lim, U./Wilkens, L. R./Setiawan, V. W./Shvetsov, Y. B./Henderson, B. E./Kolonel, L. N./Goodman, M. T. 2012: Legume, soy, tofu, and isoflavone intake and endometrical cancer risk in postmenopausal women in the multiethnic cohort study, in: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 104, 2012, No. 1, pp. 67-76.

Somekawa, Y./Chiguchi, M./Ishibashi, T./Aso, T. 2001: Soy intake related to menopausal symptoms, serum lipids, and bone mineral density in postmenopausal Japanese women, in: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 97, 2001, No. 1, pp. 109-115.

Vlerk, K. A./Koehler, K. M./Fein, S. B./Street, D. A. 2007: Prevalence of self-reported food allergy in American adults and use of food labels, in: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 119, 2007, No. 6, pp. 1504-1510.

Wei, P./Liu, M./Chen, Y./Chen, D. C. 2012: Systematic review of soy isoflavone supplements on osteoporosis in women, in: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, Vol. 5, 2012, No. 3, pp. 243-248.

Zhang, X./Shu, X. O./Li, H./Yang, G./Li, Q./Gao, Y. T./Zheng, W. 2005: Prospective cohort study of soy food consumption and risk of bone fracture among postmenopausal women, Vol. 165, 2005, No. 16, pp. 1890-1895.

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