Olumuyiwa Adeyemi Owolabi

Olumuyiwa Adeyemi Owolabi
Ahmadu Bello University | ABU · Department of Biochemistry

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Introduction
Olumuyiwa Adeyemi Owolabi currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University. Olumuyiwa does research in Community and Public Health Nutrition, Micronutrients and Biotechnology. Their current project is 'Anaemia and Nutritional Status of Adolescent Boys and Girls in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria'.

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This study was a clinic-based cross-sectional survey that was incorporated with quantitative and qualitative data collection. Information on sociodemographic characteristics of the caregivers was assessed with the aid of a validated semi-structured questionnaire. Weight, oedema, and Mid up Arm Circumference (MAUC) of the children were measured w...
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Studies on the nutritional status of adolescents in Dankande community of Kaduna metropolis were carried out. Adolescence is a period between 10 to 19 years of age. This period is a critical period where a healthy diet is needed for proper growth, development, academic performances and human capital development. A validated semi-structured question...
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Nutritional status correlates with health, cognition, psychomotor, and school performance of School-Aged Children (SAC). Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure (CIAF) measures the magnitude and severity of malnutrition in a population. Most of the published studies on the prevalence of undernutrition focused on under-five children using the thr...
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Malnutrition is of public health concern and major contributor of childhood morbidity and mortality among under-five children. Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) manages children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) without complications at community level. Performance and treatment outcomes of OTP for the management of SAM in children are less...
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Growth inhibition and anti-aflatoxigenic activities of various extracts and steam distilled/essential oil of Piper guineense were assessed on Aspergillus flavus CBS133921 and A.parvisclerotigenus CBS135587 after determining the volatile Compound profiles by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Twenty and 14 volatile compounds constituting 57.14% a...
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Background Garcinia kola is used in traditional medicine in various parts of Africa including Nigeria for the amelioration of hypertension, cough, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, bacterial and fungal infections amongst others. The prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of Garcinia kola biflavonoid fractions (GKBF); root bark (RBBF), stem bark (SBBF) a...
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The effect of 10% supplementation of fermented and unfermented Telfaira occidentalis and Gnetum africanum leaves for 21 days on haemoglobin-iron, haematological parameters and serum ferritin was investigated to determined if the leaves could replenish haemoglobin in iron deficient rats. Iron deficiency significantly (p<0.05) decreased the relative...
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We examined whether the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Weeks (MNCHW) in Nigeria would present an opportunity to raise awareness of and demand for the use of zinc and ORS in the treatment for diarrhoea, guided by a conceptual framework designed to assess three theoretical underpinnings (characteristics and performance standard of the health work...
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Objective: The effect of aqueous extracts of the ripped fruit peel of three cultivars of Musa sapientum (Saro, Ominni and Oranta) on the lipid profile of normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic rats were examined. Methods: Aqueous peel extracts of the 3-cultivars of Musa sapientum (100mg/Kg bw) were administered to normolipidemic and poloxamer-407 induce...
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Objective: To evaluate the hepatocurative effects of aqueous root bark, stem bark and leaves of Vitex doniana in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced liver damage and non induced liver damage albino rats. Methods: A total of 60 albino rats (36 induced liver damage and 24 non induced liver damage) were assigned into liver damage and non liver dama...
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This study was carried out to evaluate breakfast consumption pattern of university students and determine nutrient composition of some commonly consumed breakfast foods. Seventy five (75) students took part in the study, using semi-structured questionnaires to obtain information on breakfast consumption pattern and 24-hour dietary recall to documen...
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This study was designed to investigate the effect of Eugenia jambolana on haematological parameters and lipid profile being a commonly used plant in Nigerian folklore medicine. Aqueous extracts of the leaves, stem bark and root bark of Eugenia jambolana were screened for phytochemicals and its effect on haematological parameters and lipid profile i...
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In Nigeria, several improved varieties of cowpea have been developed, yet little effort has been made to ascertain their nutritional advantage over local varieties, hence the need for this research. In this work, five varieties of cowpea (which include two local and three improved varieties) consumed in Samaru community, Zaria-Nigeria were analyzed...
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Objective: This study examined the nutrient composition of cereal products commonly consumed in Samaru-Zaria, Kaduna State. Materials and Methods: Recipes were obtained by the use of semi-structured questionnaires from which cereal products (Fura, popcorn, roasted corn, semovita and “tuwon shikafa”) were prepared with their nutrient composition det...
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The effects of aqueous extract of Phyllathus amarus and Vitex doniana stem bark on blood glucose of Streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetes rats and some liver biochemical parameters were investigated. Study was conducted with 36 albino rats (wistar strain). Thirty- six rats (30 diabetic and 6 non-diabetic) were assigned into six groups of 6 rats eac...
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Diarrhoeal diseases (DDs) constitute public health problem. Reduction in related mortality and morbidity hinges on active participation of home caregivers. It is pertinent to determine the degree of their empowerment. Cross-sectional study. Randomly selected community primary health centres in northwestern Nigerian. Home caregivers presenting with...
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Objective: To determine knowledge and consumption pattern of vitamin A foods rich foods available to rural communities in Northwestern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in North West zone of Nigeria reported to have the highest level of Vitamin A Deficiency in the country. Three states namely Kaduna, Kebbi and Kwara were purpo...
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Two hundred medical students from the Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, and twenty five general practitioners (GPs) were used to deduce how far the present method of teaching affected the perception conception of biochemistry in relation to medical studies and practices. About half of the surveyed population did not enjoy the teaching a...
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Effects of aqueous extracts of leaves and stem of Vitex doniana on carbon tetrachloride induced liver injury in rats was assessed. Thirty- six (36) albino rats were divided into six groups of 6 animals each by the randomized random design method, each were allowed food and water ad libidium. Group I (control) was given olive oil, while the rest gro...
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The aqueous extracts of the leaf, stem bark and root of Ximenia americana was evaluated for its phytochemical constituents. A study was also conducted with 20 albino rats (Wistar strain) weighing between 100-130 g to access for hepatic effect and haematological effect. The extracts were administered every day for a period of 21 days. Group 1 was th...
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Aqueous extract of the whole plant of Phyllanthus amarus was assessed for some biochemical effect in albino rats. Oral administration of aqueous extract at doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg body weight shows that the extract promote glucose uptake. Daily administration of the extracts (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg bodyweight) for 14 days showed that the extr...

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1. Assess the nutritional status (Anthropometry and dietary evaluation) of the SAC receiving school meals in Zaria LGA. 2. Assess the nutrients and energy contents of the school meals. 3. Assess the potential contributions of the meals to their recommended nutrients and energy intakes.
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The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of supplementary feeding programme in Rafin-Magaji Primary Health Care Centre (PHC) Kufena ward, Zaria LGA.