Carlos Adam Conte Junior

Carlos Adam Conte Junior
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | UFRJ · Departamento de Bioquímica

D.V.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.
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Introduction
Carlos A. Conte-Junior is Professor of Biochemistry from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bachelor's at Veterinarian Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Master's at Food Science and Technology from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, doctorate at Veterinary Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Ph.D. at Food Science and Technology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with stay in Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum Amsterdam (VUmc), post-doctorate in Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and post-doctorate in University of California (USA). Has more than 240 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, 2 Technical Articles, 13 Invited Book Chapters, 48 Full-Paper Conference Proceedings, and 148 Refereed Abstracts.
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March 2010 - March 2019
Universidade Federal Fluminense
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Publications (476)
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In this study, we evaluate the most recently applied emerging non-thermal technologies (NTT) to improve meat tenderization, high-intensity ultrasound (HIUS), and high-pressure processing (HPP), aiming to understand if individual effects are beneficial and how extrinsic and intrinsic factors influence meat toughness. We performed a systematic litera...
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An attractive alternative to solve authentication challenges is the combination of fingerprint analytical techniques with multivariate methods of one-class classifiers (OCC). In this proof of concept, we propose a novel multiblock method for OCC that emerged from the association of the common dimension (ComDim) analysis with the dual data-driven, w...
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Aims: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the prevalence and distribution of resistance genes in Escherichia coli genomes isolated from human clinical samples and animal-based foods worldwide. Methods and results: We download from NCBI Pathogen Detection Database the corresponding metadata of the 7 123 E. coli genome to access the i...
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We aimed at characterising the nonthermal technologies resistance profile of two Escherichia coli strains isolated from pasteurised milk and described as moderate-to-high heat resistance (MHR) (60°C/6 min) harbouring or not a transmissible locus of stress tolerance (tLST). The characterisation was carried out applying optimised conditions of ultrav...
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A high increase witnessed in type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) globally has increasingly posed a serious threat to global increases in liver cancer with the association between diabetes mellitus type II and the survival rate in liver cancer patients showing unstable findings. An increase in the development and progression of chronic liver disease fr...
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Organic products or products with a protected designation of origin (PDO) are vulnerable to fraud; therefore, new and cheaper analytical tools are needed to authenticate them. This work aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using a low-cost and easy-to-use near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer to discriminate agronomic practices and the geographic origin...
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Aims: Characterize Escherichia coli and Escherichia coli Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) isolates from Brazilian beef to determine heat resistance and the presence of the transmissible locus of stress tolerance (tLST). Methods and Results: Twenty-two STEC previously isolated from beef and characterized as STEC by PCR were subjected to different heat s...
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The increased spread of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 has made it necessary to develop more efficient, fast, accurate, specific, sensitive and easy-to-use detection platforms to overcome the disadvantages of gold standard methods (RT-qPCR). Here an approach was developed for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using the loop-mediated isothermal a...
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Guanabara Bay (GB) is a highly contaminated estuarine system and an important fishing area in Southeastern Brazil. In this regard, knowledge concerning the association of certain contaminants in seafood to abiotic factors and human health risk assessments is still understudied. Therefore, this study aimed to quantify nine toxic elements in highly c...
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A new transmission route of SARS-CoV-2 through food was recently considered by the World Health Organization (WHO), and, given the pandemic scenario, the search for fast, sensitive, and low-cost methods is necessary. Biosensors have become a viable alternative for large-scale testing because they overcome the limitations of standard techniques. Her...
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Abstract This study aimed to highlight the effect of cow milk addition (0, 15, 30, and 45%) on Brazilian semi-hard buffalo cheese. Four formulations with different buffalo and cow milk ratios (v/v) were prepared: CC00 (100:00%); CC15 (85:15%); CC30 (70:30%); and CC45 (55:45%). The CC00 presented the highest moisture, fat in dry matter, and salt con...
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Vinegar is a versatile product used for food preservation, cooking, healthcare, and cleaning. In this study, 80 vinegar of different raw materials, aging time, and for the first time by the agronomic method of raw material cultivation were classified by spectralprint techniques with chemometrics. Datasets were obtained by proton nuclear magnetic re...
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Aiming to fill a gap in the literature, we aimed to identify the most promising EOs blocking in vitro cellular entry of SARS-CoV-2 delta variant without conferring human cytotoxicity and provide insights into the influence of their composition on these activities. Twelve EOs were characterized by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. The...
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Aldehydes, particularly acetaldehyde, are carcinogenic molecules and their concentrations in foodstuffs should be controlled to avoid upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) and liver cancers. Highly reactive, acetaldehyde forms DNA and protein adducts, impairing physiological functions and leading to the development of pathological conditions. The consum...
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Objective: We aimed to evaluate the color and oxidative stability of beef gluteus medius (GM) from cattle raised in organic and non-organic production systems. Methods: GM samples (n=10) were obtained from organic (ORG; n = 5) or non-organic (NORG; n = 5) beef samples, sliced into 2.54-cm steaks, packaged in aerobic conditions, and stored for ni...
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Background: In this study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence, tetracycline resistance and presence of Tet(O) in Campylobacter strains isolated from chicken in markets of Lima, Peru. Methods: A total of 250 chicken samples were obtained from traditional markets (skin, n = 120) and supermarkets (meat, n = 130). Samples were subjected to microbiolog...
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(1) Background: This study aimed to use the simplex–centroid mixture design methodology coupled with a microdilution assay to predict optimal essential oil (EO) formulations against three potential foodborne pathogens simultaneously through the desirability (D) function. (2) Methods: Oregano (ORE; Origanum vulgare), thyme (THY; Thymus vulgaris), an...
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Estuarine environments are highly productive ecosystems exhibiting high fish biodiversity and richness. Estuarine bays yield significant fisheries catches, making them the target of extractive activities by both artisanal and industrial fisheries. These areas, however, are highly vulnerable to chemical contamination, such as polycyclic aromatic hyd...
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This review offers our opinion on current and future trends regarding nanoencapsulation interventions to extend postharvest shelf life of stored grains, fruits, and vegetables. Herein, we considered two major factors influencing postharvest shelf life for comments: aerobic food spoilage microorganisms and stored pests. Nanoemulsions, edible/active...
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Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC) is one of the hazardous foodborne pathogens in milk. Although traditional preservation methods reduce contamination, they are time‐consuming or cause physicochemical changes. Therefore, we optimize STEC inactivation in goat's milk by thermosonication, an alternative to traditional treatments. Different times (1–35 mi...
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Titanium (Ti) is considered a contaminant of emerging interest, as it displays toxic potential and has been increasingly employed in everyday products, pharmaceuticals, and food additives, mainly in nanoparticle form. However, several knowledge gaps are still noted, especially concerning its dynamics in the water. In this context, this study aimed...
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Analytical assurance of coffees’ geographical indication (GI) authenticity is essential for producers and consumers. In this way, chemometric methods, electrochemical techniques, and 3D printed sensors become attractive to assure the coffee’s quality. These sensors are low-cost, fast, and simple, with the possibility of miniaturization and portabil...
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Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for severe skin and respiratory infections and food poisoning, resulting in hospitalizations and high morbidity worldwide. Staphylococci have extensive virulence mechanisms and antimicrobial resistance that pose a global challenge to contain the spread of infectious outbreaks. Antimicrobials are used as growth p...
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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Watermelon rind (usually discarded by consumers) presents a high L-citrulline content. Given that Lcitrulline is involved in nitric oxide (NO) synthesis, a crucial molecule that regulates vascular function, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of microencapsulated watermelon rind (MWR) on endothelial function and tissue ox...
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Emulgel is a new innovatory technique for drug development permitting controlled release of active ingredients for topical administration. We report a stable emulgel of 4% Piper nigrum extract (PNE) prepared using 80% ethanol. The PNE-loaded formulation had an antioxidant activity of 84% and tyrosinase inhibition was 82%. Prepared formulation rende...
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Children are highly vulnerable to chemical exposure. Thus, metal and metalloid in infant formulas are a concern, although studies in this regard are still relatively scarce. Thus, the presence of aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, tin, mercury, lead, and uranium was investigated in infant formulas marketed in Brazil by inductively coupled plasma mass spec...
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Previous studies have investigated the impact of dietary nitrate on vascular function due to the association between dietary nitrate ingestion and improvement in nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. Considering that NO can present different effects through vascular beds (macro- vs. microvasculature) due to the specific characteristic (function and mo...
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Poultry production contributes markedly to bridging the global food gap. Many nations have limited the use of antibiotics as growth promoters due to increasing bacterial antibiotic tolerance/resistance, as well as the presence of antibiotic residues in edible tissues of the birds. Consequently, the world is turning to use natural alternatives to im...
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Alternative routes such as virus transmission or cross-contamination by food have been suggested, due to reported cases of SARS-CoV-2 in frozen chicken wings and fish or seafood. Delay in routine testing due to the dependence on the PCR technique as the standard method leads to greater virus dissemination. Therefore, alternative detection methods s...
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The current pandemic of the acute severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) killed about 6.4 million and infected more than 600 million individuals by august of 2022, and researchers worldwide are searching for fast and selective approaches for this virus detection. Colorimetric biosensors are an excellent alternative because they are...
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The combination of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) and natural antimicrobials can present an interesting efficiency in the decontamination process of cured meat. However, several factors, such as application method and antimicrobial type, must be better understood to improve the process and its total employment. Therefore, this study aimed to evalu...
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The demand for drug delivery systems (DDS) to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD) is still high, and microneedle (MN) assisted transdermal DDS offers enormous potential. Herbal products for PD have been shown to have antioxidant effects in reducing dopaminergic neurons from degeneration. Here, we attempted to incorporate solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs)...
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Bioactive compounds represent a broad class of dietary metabolites derived from fruits and vegetables, such as polyphenols, carotenoids and glucosinolates with potential for cancer prevention. Curcumin, resveratrol, quercetin, and β-carotene have been the most widely applied bioactive compounds in chemoprevention. Lately, many approaches to encapsu...
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The quest for novel anti-diabetic medication from medicinal plants is very important since they contain bioactive phytochemicals that offer better activity and safety compared to conventional therapy. In the present study, in vitro, in vivo and in silico approaches were explored to evaluate the anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and hypoglycemic acti...
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Salmonella spp. remains one of the main pathogens causing diarrhea in humans worldwide. Lately, Salmonella Infantis has become endemic in several European, American, and Asian countries, presenting a multi-drug resistance profile and increased virulence. Various studies have attributed the high endemicity of Salmonella Infantis to pESI (plasmid to...
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Consumers' interest in organic foods is increasing, and robust analytical tools are necessary to authenticate them. This study investigated the potential of Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) under two measurement conditions combined with chemometric tools to classify tomato and sweet pepper samples according to the agronomic production m...
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The present study evaluated the polyphenolic contents and hypoglycemic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects of the diethyl ether fraction of Thespesia garckeana using various in vitro and in vivo models. Total phenol and flavonoid contents of the extract were 613.65 ± 2.38 and 152.83 ± 1.56 mg/100 g dry weight, respectively. The extract exhi...
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Essential oil nanoemulsion may have improved antibacterial properties over pure oil and can be used for food preservation. Ultrasonic cavitation is the most common mechanism for producing nanoemulsions, and the impact of processing parameters on droplet properties needs to be elucidated. A systematic literature search was performed in four database...
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Biosensors are a simple, low-cost, and reliable way to detect pesticides in food matrices to ensure consumer food safety. This systematic review lists which nanomaterials, biorecognition materials, transduction methods, pesticides, and foods have recently been studied with biosensors associated with analytical performance. A systematic search was p...
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Brazilian Amazon contains over 30,000 plant species and foods rich in bioactive compounds such as terpenes, phenolic acids, alkaloids, and flavonoids, of potential health benefits (antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, anticancer, gastroprotection, prebiotic effects, among others). The existence of residues from non-edible parts of plants (lea...
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Four Escherichia coli isolates with moderate or high heat resistance were sequenced. Through sequencing, truncated transmissible locus of stress tolerance (tLST) variants tLST1 and tLSTa were identified in the three isolates. The most identified tLST genes (clpK and hsp) are responsible for the homeostasis module.
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the sensory acceptability limit of refrigerated fish through a multivariate approach, involving classic physicochemical and bacteriological indicators and considering different consumer profiles. The results of the survival analysis demonstrated that, in general, consumers still considered the fish to be...
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The second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused severe infections with high mortality. An increase in the cases of COVID-19-associated mucormycosis (CAM) was reported predominantly in India. Commonly present in immunocompromised individuals, mucormycosis is often a life-threatening condition. Confounding factors and molecular mechanis...
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The amino acid L-arginine is crucial for nitric oxide (NO) synthesis, an important molecule regulating vascular tone. Considering that vascular dysfunction precedes cardiovascular disease, supplementation with precursors of NO synthesis (e.g., L-arginine) is warranted. However, supplementation of L-citrulline is recommended instead of L-arginine si...
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Purpose Capsaicin (CAP) has been demonstrated to activate the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), which can regulate nitric oxide production and, consequently, affect oxygen delivery to the muscles. In addition, TRPV1 activation can lead to calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, which is crucial for o...
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For many years, milk proteins have been included in human nutrition and as an ingredient in several products. In recent years, studies have sought to propose milk proteins as natural carriers for bioactive compounds and develop nanostructures containing these compounds. Although most bioactive compounds have beneficial effects on health, some limit...
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Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anticancer agent for treating solid and soft tissue malignancies. However, the clinical use of DOX is restricted by cumulative, dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the cardioprotective effects of P. ginseng C. A. Mey, febuxostat, and their combination against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity...
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Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anticancer agent for treating solid and soft tissue malignancies. However, the clinical use of DOX is restricted by cumulative, dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the cardioprotective effects of P. ginseng C. A. Mey, febuxostat, and their combination against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity...
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The widespread usage of nanotechnology in many essential products has raised concerns about 24 the possible release of nanoparticles (NPs) into aquatic habitats. Cerium dioxide (CeO 2) has gained the most 25 interest in the worldwide nanotechnology industry of all types of Ce minerals owing to its beneficial uses in a 26 wide range of industry prac...
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Many people around the world are concerned about meat safety and quality, which has resulted in the ongoing advancement of packaged food technology. Since the emergence of graphene in 2004, the number of studies on layered two-dimensional materials (2DMs) for applications ranging from food packaging to meat quality monitoring has been expanding qui...
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The inhibitory potential of Artemisia annua, a well-known antimalarial herb, against several viruses, including the coronavirus, is increasingly gaining recognition. The plant extract has shown significant activity against both the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the novel SARS-CoV-2 that is currently ravaging the world...
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Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) and natural antioxidant compounds are an emerging trend in the food industry. Incorporating these substances in biobased and biodegradable matrices as polysaccharides (e.g., starch, cellulose, and chitosan) and proteins has highlighted the potential in active food packaging applications due to more significant antimicr...
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This study aimed to detect the impact of Moringa oleifera leaf powder dietary inclusion on the antioxidant and innate immune responses of mono-sex Nile tilapia fingerlings. A total of 180 fingerlings were allocated in a random method into three groups with triplicate each. One group (1st group) received the control diet (basal diet (BD) free of mor...
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This study revealed the possible effects of various levels of silver nanoparticle (AgNP) application on plant diseases and soil microbial diversity. It investigated the comparison between the application of AgNPs and two commercial nanoproducts (Zn and FeNPs) on the rhizobacterial population and Botrytis fabae. Two experiments were conducted. The f...
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Milk is one of the main foods present in the human diet. It is a good source of many essential nutrients; however, milk is among the most adulterated food globally. This study investigated the potential of low-cost portable spectroscopy near-infrared (NIR) and energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry combined with chemometric tools...
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Mercury (Hg) contamination has increased in the last decades, resulting in human consumption concerns mainly in developing countries. In this context, this study aimed to carry out a health risk assessment regarding the consumption of swimming crabs, shrimp and squid species caught in different regions of the Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....
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Gentamicin (GEN) is a bactericidal aminoglycoside known to cause nephrotoxicity. Formononetin (FN) is a potent flavonoid that exhibits numerous promising pharmacological activities. In this study, we have assessed the nephroprotective efficacy of FN against GEN-induced renal injury in rats. Rats were orally administered with FN (60 mg/kg/day, for 2...
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Goat milk (GM) is an excellent alternative to cow milk and has recently been used in commercial infant formula preparation due to its superior fat composition. Here, the fatty acid (FA) compo-sition, triacylglycerol (TAG) molecular species, thermal behavior and infrared spectra of extracted milk fat from the milk of the two main breeds of dairy goa...
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Bovine mastitis is an inflammation of mammary gland parenchyma in cows. It is caused by multiple pathogens including bacteria and fungi. Mycotic mastitis is a secondary disease following improper frequent use of antibiotics or an unhygienic environment. The treatment of rising cases of mycotic mastitis is still controversial because of the rapid re...
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Nanotechnology experienced a great technological advance after the discovery of the graphene family (graphene – Gr, graphene oxide – GO, and reduced graphene oxide-rGO). Based on the excellent properties of these materials, it is possible to develop novel polymeric nanocomposites for several applications in our daily routine. One of the most promin...
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This study aimed to investigate through free word association the perception of Brazilian consumers regarding the possibility of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus through food. One thousand individuals answered the questionnaire via an online platform. Most cited terms (hygiene-8%, fear-8%, caution-5%) and categories (negative attitudes and feeli...
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Infant formulas are the main nutritional source for infants when breastfeeding is not possible or recommended. The daily need for specific nutrients, such as essential minerals, in early stages of a child's life is high because of rapid infant growth and development, which impose metabolic flux increases on these pathways to support growth, physica...
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Fiber-enriched food has numerous health benefits. This study develops functional fiber-enriched pasta (FEP) by partially substituting wheat flour for alcohol-insoluble residue prepared from potato processing byproducts (AIR-PPB) at various particle sizes (PS). The independent variables’ effects, AIR-PPB at 2–15% substitution levels, and PS 40–250 µ...
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common and reoccurring diseases, as well as the world’s second largest cause of mortality. Despite existing preventative, diagnostic, and treatment methods, such as chemotherapy, the number of instances rises year after year. As a result, new effective medications targeting specific checkpoints should be d...