Blogpost: Iron – What You Should Know


University of Maryland – Medical Center:


Bao, W./Rong, Y./Rong, S./Liu, L. 2012: Dietary iron intake, body iron stores, and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis, in: BMC Medicine, 2012.

Hunnicutt, J./He, K./Xun, P. 2014: Dietary iron intake and body iron stores are associated with risk of coronary heart disease in a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies, in: The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 144, 2014, No. 3, pp. 359-366.

Kaluza, J./Wolk, A./Larsson, S. C. 2013: Heme iron intake and risk of stroke: a prospective study of men, in: Stroke, Vol. 44, 2013, No. 2, pp. 334-339.

Saunders, A. V./Craig, W. J./Baines, S. K./Posen, J. S. 2013: Iron and vegetarian diets, in: The Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 199, 2013, No. 4, pp. 11-16.

Taunk, P./Hecht, E./Stolzenberg-Solomon, R. 2016: Are meat and heme iron intake associated with pancreatic cancer? Results from the NIH-AARP diet and health cohort, in: International Journal of Cancer, Vol. 138, 2016, No. 9, pp. 2172-2189.

Tuner-McGrievy, G./Harris, M. 2014: Key elements of plant-based diets associated with reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, in: Current Diabetes Reports, Vol. 14, 2014, No. 9, pp. 524.

Yang, W./Li, B./Dong, X, Zhang, X. Q./Zeng, Y./Zhou, J. L./Tang, Y. H./Xu, J. J. 2014: Is heme iron intake associated with risk of coronary heart disease? A meta-analysis of prospective studies, in: European Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 53, 2014, No. 2, pp. 395-400.

Blogpost: Music as Medicine – Just a Feeling?

Aloui, A./Briki, W./Baklouti, H./Chtourou, H./Driss, T./Chaouchi, K./Souissi, N. 2015: Listening to Music during Warm-Up Counteracts the Negative Effects of Ramadan Observance on Short-Term Maximal Performance, in: PLoS One, Vol. 10, 2015, No. 8.

Bringman, H./Giesecke, K./Thörne, A./Bringman, S. 2009: Relaxing music as pre-medication before surgery: a randomised controlled trial, in: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, Vol. 53, 2009, No. 6, pp. 759-764.

Chtourou, H./Chaoruachi, A./Hammouda, O./Chamari, K./Souissi, N. 2012: Listening to music affects diurnal variation in muscle power output, in: International Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 33, 2012, No. 1, pp. 43-47.

Jarraya, M./Chtourou, H./Aloui, A./Hammouda, O./Chamari, K./Chaouchi, A./Souissi, N. 2012: The Effects of Music on High-Intensity Short-Term Exercise in Well Trained Athletes, in: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 3, 2012, No. 4, pp. 233-238.

Labbé, E./Schmidt, N./Babin, J./Pharr, M. 2007: Coping with stress: the effectiveness of different types of music, in: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Vol. 32, 2007, No. 3-4, pp. 163-168.

Mottahedian Tabrizi, E./Sahraei, H./Movahhedi Rad, S./Hajizadeh, E./Lak, M. 2012: The effect of music on the level of cortisol, blood glucose and physiological variables in patients undergoing spinal anesthesia, in: EXCLI Journal, eCollection 2012.

Stork, M. J./Kwan, M. Y./Gibala, M. J./Martin Ginis, K. A. 2015: Music enhances performance and perceived enjoyment of sprint interval exercise, in: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 47, 2015, No. 5, pp. 1052-1060.

Trappe, H. J. 2010: The effects of music on the cardiovascular system and cardiovascular health, in: Heart, Vol. 96, 2010, No. 23, pp. 1868-1871.

Yung, P. M./Chui-Kam, S./French, P./Chan, T. M. 2002: A controlled trial of music and pre-operative anxiety in Chinese men undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate, in: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 39, 2002, No. 4, pp. 352-359.

Blogpost: Glycemic Index – Why We Should Keep an Eye on it

Brighenti, F./Benini, L./Del Rio, D./Casiraghi, C./Pellegrini, N./Scazzina, F./Jenkins, D. J./Vantini, I. 2006: Colonic Fermentation of Indigestible Carbohydrates Contributes to the Second-Meal Effect, in: Amercian Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 83, 2006, No. 4, pp. 817-822.

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Khan, S. H./Fazal, N./Manzoor, S. M./Asif, N./Rafi, T./Yasir, M./Niazi, N. K. 2017: Insulin Resistance and Glucose Levels in Subjects with Subclinical Hyperthyroidism, in: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Vol. 27, 2017, No. 6, pp. 329-333.

Mattei, J./Hu, F. B./Campos, H. 2011: A higher ratio of beans to white rice is associated with lower cardiometabolic risk factors in Costa Rican adults, in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 94, 2011, No. 3, pp. 869-876.

Blogpost: BMI und Waist-to-Height Ratio

Chang, S. H./Beason, T. S./Hunleth, J. M./Colditz, G. A. 2012: A systematic review of body fat distribution and mortality in older people, in: Maturitas, Vol. 72, 2012, No. 3, pp. 175-191.

Hajian-Tilaki, K./Heidari, B. 2015: Is waist circumference a better predictor of diabetes than body mass index or waist-to-height ratio in Iranian adults?, in: International Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 6, 2015, No. 1, p. 5.;year=2015;volume=6;issue=1;spage=5;epage=5;aulast=Hajian%2DTilaki

Leitzmann, M. F./Moore, S. C./Koster, A./Harris, T. B./Park, Y./Hollenbeck, A./Schatzkin, A. 2011: Waist Circumference as Compared with Body-Mass Index in Predicting Mortality from Specific Causes, in: PLoS ONE, Vol. 6, 2011, No. 4, pp. 1-8.

Zhu, Q./Shen, F./Zhou, Q./Deng, H./Gu, X. 2014: Waist-to-height ratio is an appropriate index for identifying cardiometabolic risk in Chinese individuals with normal body mass index and waist circumference, in: Journal of Diabetes, Vol. 6, 2014, No. 6, pp. 527-534.

Blogpost: How to maintain weight loss after diet?

Weblink: National Weight Control Registry

Catenacci, V. A./Odgen, L./Phelan, S./Thomas, J. G./Hill, J./Wing, R. R./Wyatt, H. 2014: Dietary habits and weight maintenance success in high versus low exercisers in the National Weight Control Registry, in: Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Vol. 11, 2014, No. 8, pp. 1540-1548.

Catenacci, V. A./Pan, Z./Thomas, J. G./Ogden, L. G./Roberts, S. A./Wyatt, H. R./Wing, R. R./Hill, J. O. 2014: Low/no calorie sweetened beverage consumption in the National Weight Control Registry, in: Obesity (Silver Spring), Vol. 22, 2014, No. 10, pp. 2244-2251.

Klem, M. L./Wing, R. R./McGuire, M. T./Seagle, H. M./Hill, J. O. 1997: A descriptive study of individuals successful at long-term maintenance of substantial weight loss, in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 66, 1997, No. 2, pp. 239-246.

Ross, K. M./Thomas, J. G./Wing, R. R. 2016: Successful weight loss maintenance associated with morning chronotype and better sleep qualtiy, in: Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 39, 2016, No. 3, pp. 465-471.

Shick, S. M./Wing, R. R./Klem, M. L./McGuire, M. T./Hill, J. O./Seagle, H. 1998: Persons successful at long-term weight loss and maintenance continue to consume a low-energy, low-fat diet, in: Journal of American Dietetic Association, Vol. 98, 1998, No. 4. pp. 408-413.

Thomas, J. G./Bond, D. S./Phelan, S./Hill, J. O./Wing, R. R. 2014: Weight-loss maintenance for 10 years in the National Weight Control Registry, in: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 46, 2014, No. 1, pp. 17-23.

Blogpost: Xylitol – a Natural or Chemical Sweetener?

Campus, G./Cagetti, M. G./Sacco, G./Solinas, G./Mastroberardino, S./Lingström, P. 2009: Six months of daily high-dose xylitol in high-risk schoolchildren: a randomized clinical trial on plaque pH and salivary mutans streptococci, in: Caries Research, Vol. 43, 2009, No. 6, pp. 455-461.

Mäkinen, K. K./Alanen, P./Isokangas, P./Isotupa, K./Söderling, E./Mäkinen, P. L/Wenhui, W./Weijian, W./Xiaochi, C./Yi, W./Boxue, Z. 2008: Thirty-nine-month xylitol chewing-gum programme in initially 8-year-old school children: a feasibility study focusing on mutans streptococci and lactobacilli, in: International Dental Journal, Vol. 58, 2008, No. 1, pp. 41-50.

Milgrom, P./Ly, K. A./Tut, O. K./Mancl, L./Roberts, M. C./Briand, K./Gancio, M. J. 2009: Xylitol pediatric topical oral syrup to prevent dental caries: a double-blind randomized clinical trial of efficacy, in: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 163, 2009, No. 7, pp. 601-607.

Sato, H./Ide, Y./Nasu, M./Numable, Y. 2011: The effects of oral xylitol administration on bone density in rat femur, in: Odontology, Vol. 99, 2011, No. 1, pp. 28-33.

Tapiainen, T./Renko, M./Kontiokari, T./Uhari, M. 2002: Xylitol Concentrations in the Saliva of Children After Chewing Xylitol Gum or Consuming a Xylitol Mixture, in: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, 2002, No. 1, pp. 53-55.

Twetman, S. 2009: Consistent evidence to support the use of xylitol- and sorbitol-containing chewing gum to prevent dental caries, in: Evidence-Based Dentistry, Vol. 10, 2009, No. 1, pp. 10-11.

Blogpost: The Impact of Food on Depression

Weblink: Table of food sources of arachidonic acid – National Cancer Institute:

van Amsterdam, J./Talhout, R./Vleeming, W./Opperhuizen, A. 2006: Contribution of monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibition to tobacco and alcohol addiction, in: Life Sciences, Vol. 79, 2006, pp. 1969-1973.

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Beezhold, B. L./Johnston, C. S. 2012: Restriction of meat, fish, and poultry in omnivores improves mood: A pilot randomized controlled trial, in: Nutrition Journal, Vol. 11, 2012, No. 9, pp.

Beezhold, B. L./Johnston, C. S./Daigle, D. R. 2010: Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults, in: Nutrition Journal, Vol. 9, 2010, No. 26.

Clarke, S. E. D./Ramsay, R. R. 2011: Dietary inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A, in: Journal of Neural Transmission, Vol. 118, 2011, pp. 1031-1041.

Gomez-Pinilla, F./Nguyen, T. T. 2012: Natural mood foods: The actions of polyphenols against psychiatric and cognitive disorders, in: Nutritional Neuroscience, Vol. 15, 2012, No. 3, pp. 127-133.

Lanksy, E. P./Newman, R. A. 2007: Punica granatum (pomegranate) and its potential for prevention and treatment of inflammation and cancer, in: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Vol. 109, 2007, No. 2, pp. 177-206.

Meyer, J. H./Ginovart, N./Boovariwala, A./Sagrati, S./Hussey, D./Garcia, A./Young, T./Praschak-Rieder, N./Wilson, A. A./Houle, S. 2006: Elevated Monoamine Oxidase A Levels in the Brain – An Explanation for the Monoamine Imbulance of Major Depression, in: Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 63, 2006, No. 11, pp. 1209-1216.

Mulinari, S. 2012: Monoamine Theories of Depression: Historical Impact on Biomedical Research, in: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, Vol. 21, 2012, pp. 366-392.

Tsai, A. C./Chang, T.-L./Chi, S.-H. 2012: Frequent consumption of vegetables predicts lower risk of depression in older Taiwanese – results of a prospective population-based study, in: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 15, 2012, No. 6, pp. 1087-1092.

Blogpost: Blood Type Diet – Myth or Truth?

Weblinks: Distribution of Blood Types

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Calafell, F./Roubinet, F./Ramírez-Soriano, A./Saitou, N./Bertranpetit, J./Blancher, A. 2008: Evolutionary dynamics of the human ABO gene, in: Human Genetics, Vol. 124, 2008, No. 2, pp. 123-135.

Cusack, L./De Buck, E./Compernolle, V./Vandekerckhove, P. 2013: Blood type diets lack supporting evidence: a systematic review, in: American Journal of Clinical
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Jenkins, P. V./O’Donnell, J. S. 2006: ABO blood group determines plasma on Willebrand factor levels: a biologic function after all?, in: Transfusion, Vol. 46, 2006, No. 10, pp. 1836-1844.

Qi, L./Cornelis, M. C./Kraft, P./Jensen, M./van Dam, R. M./Sun, Q./Girman, C. J./Laurie, C. C./Mirel, D. B./Hunter, D. J./Rimm, E./Hu, F. B. 2010: Genetic variants in ABO blood group region, plasma soluble E-selectin levels and risk of type 2 diabetes, in: Human Molecular Genetics, Vol. 19, 2010, No. 9, pp. 1856-1862.

Wang, J./García-Bailo, B./Nielsen, D. E./El-Sohemy, A. 2014: ABO Genotype, ‚Blood-Type’ Diet and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, in: PLoS One, Vol. 9, 2014, No. 1.

Wu, O./Bayoumi, N./Vickers, M. A./Clark, P. 2008: ABO(H) blood groups and vascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis, in: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Vol. 6, 2008, No. 1, pp. 62-69.

Blogpost: Antioxidants – The Body’s Protective Shield Against Free Radicals

Bull-Cosiales, P./Martinez-Gonzalez, M. A./Ruiz-Canela, M./Diez-Espino, J./García-Arellano, A./Toledo, E. 2017: Consumption of Fruit or Fiber-Fruit Decreases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in a Mediterranean Young Cohort, in: Nutrients, Vol. 9, 2017, No. 3.

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Choe, H./Hwang, J.-Y./Kim, J.-M./Song, T.-J./Chang, N./Kim, Y.-J./Kim, Y. 2016: Intake of antioxidants and B vitamins is inversely associated with ischemic stroke and celebral atherosclerosis, in: Nutrition Research and Practice, Vol. 10, 2016, No. 5, pp. 516-523.

Godić, A./Poljšak, B./Adamić, M./Dahmane, R. 2014: The Role of Antioxidants in Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment, in: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Vol. 2014, 2014.

Jain, A. K./Mehra, N. K./Swarnakar, N. K. 2015: Role of Antioxidants for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities, in: Current Pharmaceutical Design, Vol. 21, 2015, No. 30, pp. 4441-4455.

Johnson, I. T. 2004: New approaches to the role of diet in the prevention of cancers of the alimentary tract, in: Mutation Research, Vol. 551, 2004, No. 1-2, pp. 9-28.

Joshipura, K. J./Ascherio, A./Manson, J. E./Stampfer, M. J./Rimm, E. B./Speizer, F. E./Hennekens, C. H./Spiegelman, D./Willett, W. C. 1999: Fruit and vegetable intake in relation to risk of ischemic stroke, in: JAMA, Vol. 282, 1999, No. 13, pp. 1233-1239.

Joshipura, K. J./Hu, F. B./Manson, J. E./Stampfer, M. J./Rimm, E. B./Colditz, G./Ascherio, A./Rosner, B./Spiegelman, D./Willett, W. C. 2001: The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on risk for coronary heart disease, in: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 134, 2001, No. 12, pp. 1106-1114.

Kristo, A. S./Klimis-Zacas, D./Sikalidis, A. K. 2016: Protective Role of Dietary Berries in Cancer, in: Antioxidants, Vol. 5, 2016, No. 4.

Li, B./Pratt, D. A. 2015: Methods for determining the efficacy of radical-trapping antioxidants, in: Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Vol. 82, 2015, pp. 187-202.

Poljšak, B./Dahmane, R./Godić, A. 2013: Skin and antioxidants, in: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, Vol. 15, 2013, No. 2, pp. 107-113.

Blogpost: Fasting – More Sense or Nonsense?



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Raeburn, E. D. 2014: Fasting May Change Brain’s Hunger Response, in: Endocrinology, 2014.

Wan, R./Camandola, S./Mattson, M. P. 2003: Intermittent Food Deprivation Improves Cardiovascular and Neuroendocrine Responses to Stress in Rats, in: The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 133, 2003, pp. 1921-1929.

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Blogpost: Fiber – The Favourite Food of Our Gut Bacteria

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Chang, P. V./Hao, L./Offermanns, S./Medzhitov, R. 2014: The microbial metabolite butyrate regulates intestinal macrophage function via histone deacetylase inhibition, in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 111, 2014, No. 6, pp. 2247-2252.

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Kuo, S.-M. 2013: The Interplay Between Fiber and the Intestinal Mircobiome in the Inflammatory Response, in: Advanced Nutrition, Vol. 4, 2013, pp. 16-28.

Li, Q./Holford, T. R./Zhang, Y./Boyle, P./Mayne, S. T./Dai, M./Zheng, T. 2013: Dietary fiber intake and risk of breast cancer by menopausal and estrogen receptor status, in: European Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 52, 2013, No. 1, pp. 217-223.

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Blogpost: Achilles’ Heel Vitamin B12 – Who needs it, who has it?

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Watanabe, F. 2007: Vitamin B12 Sources and Bioavailability, in: Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol. 232, 2007, No. 10, pp. 1266-1274.

Blogpost: Is Fruit Sugar Better than Table Sugar?

Alwahsh, S. M./Gebhardt, R. 2016: Dietary fructose as a risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in: Archives of Toxicology, 2016.

Aroor, A. R/Habibi, J./Ford, D. A./Nistala, R./Lastra, G./Manrique, C./Dunham, M. M./Ford, K. D./Thyfault, J. P./Parks, E. J./Sowers, J. R./Rector, R. S. 2015: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibition ameliorates Western diet-induced hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance through hepatic lipid remodeling and modulation of hepatic mitochondrial function, in: Diabetes, Vol. 64, 2015, No. 6, pp. 1988-2001.

Bray, G. A./Nielsen, S. J./Popkin, B. M. 2004: Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity, in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 89, 2004, pp. 537-543.

Bray, A. G. 2013: Energy and Fructose From Breverages Sweetened With Sugar or High-Fructose Corn Syrup Pose a Health Risk for Some People, in: Advanced Nutrition, Vol. 4, 2013, pp. 220-225.

Lustig, R. H./Schmidt, L. A./Brindis, C. D. 2012: The Toxic Truth About Sugar, in Nature, Vol. 482, 2012, No. 7383, pp. 27-29.

Vilà, L./Rebollo, A./Ađalsteisson, G. S./Alegret, M./Merlos, M./Roglans, N./Laguna, J. C. 2011: Reduction of liver fructokinase expression and improved hepatic in ammation and metabolism in liquid fructose-fed rats after atorvastatin treatment, in: Toxicology and Appled Pharmacology, Vol. 251, 2011, No. 1, pp. 32-40.

Blogpost: No Sports? Not at all?

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Carek, P. J./Laibstain, S. E./Carek, S. M. 2011: Exercise for the treatment of depression and anxiety, in: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, Vol. 41, 2011, No. 1, pp. 15-28.

Blogpost: Stevia – A Good Sugar Substitute?

Allam, A./Nassar, A./Besheit, S. 2001: Nitrogen fertilizer requirements of Stevia rebaudiana bertoni, under Egyptian conditions, in: Egyptian Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 79, 2001, pp. 1005-1018.

Anton, S. D./Martin, C. K./Han, H./Coulon, S./Cefalu, W. T./Geiselman, P./Williamson, D. A. 2010: Effects of stevia, aspartame, and sucrose on food intake, satiety, and postprandial glucose and insulin levels, in: Appetite, Vol. 55, 2010, No. 1, pp. 37-43.

Brusick, D. J. 2008: A critical review of the genetic toxicity of steviol and steviol glycosides, in: Food and Chemical Toxicology, Vol. 46, 2008, No. 7, pp. S83-S91.

Gasmalla, M. A. A./Yang, R./Hua, X. 2014: Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni: An alternative Sugar Replacer and Its Application in Food Industry, in: Food Engineering Reviews, Vol. 6, 2014, No. 4, pp. 150-162.

Goyal, S. K./Samsher/Goyal, R. K. 2010:  Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) a bio-sweetener: a review, in: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Vol. 61, 2010, No. 1, pp. 1-10.

Kienle, U. 2010: Welches Stevia hätten Sie denn gerne? Anbau und Herstellung – Perspektiven weltweit, in: Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit, Jg. 5, 2010, Nr. 2, S. 241-250.

Matsui, M./Matsui, K./Kawasaki, Y./Oda, Y./Noguchi, T./Kitagawa, Y./Sawada, M./Hayashi, M./Nohmi, T./Yoshihira, K./Ishidate, M./Sofuni, T. 1996: Evalutation of the genotoxicity of stevioside and steviol using six in vitro and one in vivo mutagenicity assays, in: Mutagenesis, Vol. 11, 1996, No. 6, pp. 573-579.

Pawar, R. S./Krynitsky, A. J./Rader, J. I. 2013: Sweeteners from plants—with emphasis on Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) and Siraitia grosvenorii (Swingle), in: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 405, 2013, No. 13, pp. 4397-4407.

Yadav, S. K./Guleria, P. 2012: Steviol Glycosides from Stevia: Biosynthesis Pathway Review and their Application in Foods and Medicine, in: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, Vol. 52, 2012, No. 11, pp. 968-998.

Yasukawa, K./Kitanaka, S./Seo, S. 2002: Inhibitory effect of stevioside on tumor promotion by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate in two-stage carcinogenesis in mouse skin, in: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, Vol. 25, 2002, No. 11, pp. 1488-1490.

Blogpost: Goodbye Winterblues – Why Sunlight is so Good for Us

Fell, G. L./Robinson, K. C./Mao, J./Woolf, C. J./Fisher, D. E. 2014: Skin β-Endorphin Mediates Addiction to UV Light, in: Cell, Vol. 157, 2014, pp. 1527-1534.

Grant, W. B./Garland, C. F. 2006: The Association of Solar Ultraviolet B (UVB) with Reducing Risk of Cancer: Multifactorial Ecologic Analysis of Geographic Variation in Age-adjusted Cancer Mortality Rates, in: Anticancer Research, Vol. 26, pp. 2687-2700.

Keum, N./Giovannucci, E. 2014: Vitamin D supplements and cancer incidence and mortality: a meta-analysis, in: British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 111, 2014, pp. 976-980.

Maalmi, H./Ordóñez-Mena, J. M./Schöttker, B./Brenner, H. 2014: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and survival in colorectal and breast cancer patients: Systematic review and mata-analysis of prospective cohort studies, in: European Journal of Cancer, Vol. 50, 2014, pp. 1510-1521.

Moan, J./Porojnicu, A. C./Robsahm, T. E./Dahlback, A./Juzeniene, A./Tretli, S./Grant, W. 2005: Solar radiation, vitamin D and survival rate of colon cancer in Norway, in: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, Vol. 78, 2005, pp. 189-193.

Mohr, S. B./Gorham, E. D./Kim, J./Hofflich, H./Cuomo, R. E./Garland, C. F. 2015: Could vitamin D sufficiency improve the survival of colorectal cancer patients?, in: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Vol. 148, pp. 239-244.

Smolensky, M. H./Sackett-Lundeen, L. L./Portaluppi, F. 2015: Nocturnal light pollution and underexposure to daytime sunlight: Complementary mechanisms of circadian disruption and related diseases, in: Chronobiology International, Vol. 32, 2015, No. 8, pp. 1029-1048.

Stumpf, W. E. 2012: Vitamin D and the scientific calcium dogma: understanding the ‚Panacea‘ of the sun, in: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 66, 2012, pp. 1080-1081.

Wacker, M./Holick, M. F. 2013: Sunlight and Vitamin D – A global perspective for health, in: Dermato-Endocrinology, Vol. 5, 2013, No. 1, pp. 51-108.

Webb, P. M./de Fazio, A./Protani, M. M./Ibiebele, T. I./Nagle, C. M./Brand, A. H./Blomfield, P. I./Grant, P./Perrin, L. C./Neale, R. E. 2015: Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and survival in women with ovarian cancer, in. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 102, 2015, pp. 109-114.

Blogpost: Sugar – just another legal drug

Bray, G. A./Popkin, B. M. 2014: Dietary Sugar and Body Weight: Have We Reached a Crisis in the Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes? Health Be Damned! Pour on the Sugar, in Diabetes Care, Vol. 37, 2014, No. 4.

Hellerstein, M. K. 2012: Mitigation factors and metabolic mechanisms in fructose-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: the next challenge, in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 96, 2012, pp. 951-952.

Iozzo, P./Guiducci, L./Guzzardi, M. A./Pagotto, U. 2012: Brain PET Imaging in Obesity and Food Addiction: Current Evidence and Hypothesis, in: Obesity Facts, Vol. 5, 2012, No. 2, pp. 155-184.

Johnson, R. K./Appel, L. J./Brands, M./Howard, B. V./Lefevre, M./Lustig, R. H./Sacks, F./Steffen, L. M./Wylie-Rosett, J. 2009: Dietary Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Health – A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, in Circulation, Vol. 120, 2009, pp. 1011-1020.

Lenoir, M./Serre, F./Cantin, L./Serge, H. A. 2007: Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward, in: PLoS ONE, Vol. 2, 2007, No. 8, e698.

Lustig, R. H./Schmidt, L. A./Brindis, C. D. 2012: The Toxic Truth About Sugar, in Nature, Vol. 482, 2012, No. 7383, pp. 27-29.

Volkow, N. D./Wang, G. J./Fowler, J. S./Tomasi, D./Baler, R. 2012: Food and Drug Reward: Overlapping Circuits in Human Obesity and Addiction, in: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, Vol. 11, 2012, pp. 1-24.

Wang, G.-J./Volkow, N. D./Thanos, P. K./Fowler, J. S. 2009: Imaging of Brain Dopamine Pathways – Implications for Understanding Obesity, in: Journal of Addiction Medicine, Vol. 3, 2009, No. 1, pp. 8-18.


Blogpost: Superfood Spirulina – Good or Bad?

Abdel-Daim, M. M./Abuzead, S. M./Halawa, S. M. 2013: Protective role of Spirulina platensis against acute deltamethrin-induced toxicity in rats, in: PLoS One, Vol 8, 2013, No. 9.

Abdel-Daim, M. M./Farouk, S. M./Madkour, F. F./Azab, S. S. 2015: Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of Spirulina platensis in comparison to Dunaliella salina in acetic acid-induced rat experimental colitis, in: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Vol. 37, 2015, No. 2, pp. 126-139.

Abdelkhalek, N. K./Ghazy, E. W./Abdel-Daim, M. M. 2015: Pharmacodynamic interaction of Spirulina platensis and deltamethrin in freshwater fish Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus: impact on lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress, in: Environmental Science and Pollution Reseach International, Vol. 22, 2015, No. 4, pp. 3023-3031.

Deng, R./Chow, T. J. 2010: Hypolipidemic, antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities of microalgae spirulina, in: Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Vol. 28, 2010, No. 4, pp. 33-45.

Hoseini, S. M./Khosravi-Darani, K./Mozafari, M. R. 2013. Nutritional and medical applications of spirulina microalgae, in: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 13, 2013, No. 8, pp. 1231–1237.

Kulshreshtha, A./Zacharia, A. J./Jarouliya, U./Bhadauriya, P./Prasad, G. B./Bisen, P.S. 2008: Spirulina in health care management, in: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Vol. 9, 2008, No. 5, pp. 400-405.

Wu, Q./Liu, L./, Miron, A./Klímová, B./Wan, D./Kuca, K. 2016: The antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory activities of Spirulina: an overview, in: Activities of Toxicology, Vol. 90, 2016, No. 8, pp. 1817-1840.

Nutritional facts:

Blogpost: The Impact Plastics Have on Our Body and Health

Gennaro, V./Ceppi, M./Crosignani, P./Montanaro, F. 2008: Reanalysis of updated mortality among vinyl and polyvinyl chloride workers: Confirmation of historical evidence and new findings, in: BMC Public Health, Vol. 8, 2008, No. 21.

Harth, R. 2013: Health and the environment: a closer look at plastics.

Heindel, J. J./vom Saal, F. S. 2009: Overview of obesity and the role of developmental nutrition and environmental chemical exposures, in: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Vol. 304, 2009, No. 1-2, pp. 90-96.

Lang, I. A./Galloway, T. S./Scarlett, A./Henley, W. E./Depledge, M./Wallace, R. B./Melzer, D. 2008: Association of urinary bisphenol A concentration with medical disorders and laboratory abnormalities in adults, in: The Journal of the American Medial Association, Vol. 300, 2008, No. 11, pp. 1303–1310.

Meeker, J. D./Sathyanarayana, S./Swan, S. H. 2009: Phthalates and other additives in plastics: human exposure and associated health outcomes, in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol. 364, 2009, No. 1526, pp. 2097–2113.

North, E./Halden, R. 2014: Plastics and Environmental Health: The Road Ahead, in: Reviews on Environmental Health, Vol. 28, 2014, No. 1, pp. 1-8.

Rudel, R. A./Camann, D. E./Spengler, J. D./Korn, L. R./Brody, J. G. 2003: Phthalates, alkylphenols, pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and other endocrine-disrupting compounds in indoor air and dust, in: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 37, 2003, pp. 4543–4553.

Thompson, R. C./Moore, C. J./vom Saal, F. S./Swan, S. H. 2009: Plastics, the environment and human health: current consensus and future trends, in: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol. 364, 2009, No. 1526, pp. 2153-2166.

Blogpost: Traditional Bakery vs. In-Store Bakery

Here you can find some recommendations for “real” bakeries given by readers of a German magazine:

Jezewska-Zychowicz, M. 2016: Impact of health and nutrition risks perception on the interest in pro-healthy food on the example of bread, in: Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny, Vol. 67, 2016, No. 1, pp. 81-87.

Tenbergen, K. 1999: Dough and bread conditioners, in: Food Product Design Magazine, Vol. 21, 1999, No. 6, p. 16.