(pp.067–079) J. Khawandanah and I. Tewfik ‘Dietary fibre regimen to modulate weight management: A pilot intervention based on fibre rich fruit-mix (FRFM)’, IJFNPH, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2017

22nd January 2018

Jomana Khawandanah* and Ihab Tewfik University of Westminster, UK Purpose: This pilot intervention aimed to compare and contrast two diet regimens (fruit salad versus fruit juice) on weight management in healthy individuals. Design/methodology: The effect of the daily consumption of a selection of fibre rich fruit (green apple, orange, pineapple and grapefruit) was examined in 15 [more details]

(pp.093–101) N. Alsayed, T. Eldabi and H. Lee ‘Invistigating Obesity Related Behaviours in Friendship Networks Among The Youth: A Systemised Review’, IJFNPH, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2017

22nd January 2018

Noor Alsayed*, Tillal Eldabi and Habin Lee Brunel University, UK Background: Unhealthy diet, low levels of physical activity and increased participation in sedentary activities are important obesity-related behaviours that negatively impact on the health of today’s youth. Friends’ health behaviours have been found to influence an individual’s health behaviours; however, current evidence on the specific role of [more details]

(pp.42-55) S. Ezzat and A. Wahdan ‘The effectiveness of different interventions on body weight and fat of obese adult females’, IJFNPH, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2016

4th January 2016

Sally Ezzat; Ashraf Wahdan, Alexandria University, Egypt Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of short term interventions on body weight and fat of obese adult females. More specifically the aim was to evaluate the synergistic effect of the consumption of a low-calorie diet and either physical activity, weight lowering medication [more details]

(pp.41-52) E. Hammarberg, R. Pappa, A. Gaywood, J. P. Ferraroli and I. Tewfik ‘Physical activity delivered in workplace: A pilot study to assess the health outcomes among employees at work’, IJFNPH, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014

7th February 2015

Ewa Hammarberg, Regina Papp, Andi Gaywood, Jean Pierre Ferraroli and Ihab Tewfik, University of Westminster, UK Background: Physical activity is a potentially cost-effective approach to reduce overweight/obesity and possible complications (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers). Despite physical activity guidelines recommendations from government bodies and health organisations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [more details]

(pp.03-24) M. Salah and I. Tewfik ‘Globesity in action’, IJFNPH, Vol, 6. No. 1, 2013

8th March 2013

Miryem Salah and Ihab Tewfik, University of Westminster, UK Purpose: Physical activity (PA) holds a great promise in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, hence the importance of assessing the effectiveness of PA guidelines in health promotion strategies and public health policy. This paper reviews the health outcomes that have been achieved by various [more details]

(pp.171-181) N. S. Al-Amoudi ‘Influence of esparto grass on reducing serum glucose of alloxan diabetic rats’, IJFNPH, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010

10th May 2010

Nadia Saleh Al-Amoudi, King Abd Al-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia Abstract: This work was carried out to evaluate the hypoglycemic effect of fenugreek seeds (Trigonella Foenum Graecum L.) myrrh resin (Commiphora myrrha L.), the wild grown halfa herb – esparto grass (Cortaderia sellona L.) and their blend (using equal amounts of the three herbs) as hypoglycemic [more details]

(pp.01-18) E. M. Salah, M. M. Youssef, S. M. E. Salem, H. S. Megahed and N. A. Kantoush ‘Association of anthropometric parameters with risk of cardiovascular disease’, IJFNPH, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010

17th February 2010

Ebtissam M. Salah, Mai M. Youssef, Samar M. E. Salem, Hala S. Megahed and Nagwa A. Kantoush, National Research Center, Egypt Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between simple anthropometric parameters (body mass index, waist circumference, waist to statureratio and sum of skinfolds thickness) with cardiovascular risk factors (total cholesterol, [more details]

(pp.75-81) A. M. E. Abd El Baky, T. M. F. El Shaer, A. E. Elwan and H. Rasmy ‘Effect of maternal obesity and passive smoking on red blood cells’, IJFNPH, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010

17th February 2010

Abeer M. N. E. Abd El Baky and Tarek M. F. El Shaer, National Research Centre, Egypt Amany Ezat Elwan, Cairo University, Egypt Hanaa Rasmy, National Research Centre, Egypt Abstract: Passive cigarette smoking and obesity during pregnancy are risk factors for adverse outcome in the infant. Elevated umbilical cord neonatal nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) [more details]

(pp.83-96) S. A. El-Masry and N. E. Hassan ‘Validity of convenient indicators of obesity’, IJFNPH, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010

17th February 2010

Sahar A. El-Masry and Nayera E. Hassan, National Research Centre, Egypt Abstract: Study objective is to evaluate the validity of body mass index (BMI) and fat mass index (FMI) as indicators of obesity in 272 boys and 242 girls aged 3–5 years. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) was used to calculate percentage fat mass (%BF) and [more details]