An Exploration of Preschool Teachers’ Perceptions of Physical Activity Integration in a Whole Child Pilot Curriculum
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An Exploration of Preschool Teachers’ Perceptions of Physical Activity Integration in a Whole Child Pilot Curriculum
Received: 15 November 2021; Published: 13 January 2022; doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201001
It is recommended that children ages 3-5 receive 180 minutes of physical activity a day, with at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Despite these recommendations, a majority of preschoolers are not provided opportunities in the early chil [...]
Consumption of a Recommended Serving of Wheat Bran Cereals Significantly Increases Human Faecal Butyrate Levels in Healthy Volunteers and Reduces Markers of Inflammation Ex Vivo
by Madalina Neacsu , Susan Anderson , Pola Verschoor , Nicholas Vaughan , Graham Horgan , Toine Hulshof , Sylvia Duncan , Susan Duthie and Wendy Russell
Received: 08 October 2021; Published: 17 December 2021; doi: 10.21926/rpn.2104002
Wheat bran cereals are an important source of dietary fibre. The aim of the study was to investigate if a high intake (120 g) of fibre rich breakfast cereal (which delivers the UK Government guidelines for fibre intake in one serving but is three-fold higher than the manufacturers recomm [...]
Ad Libitum Western Diet Feeding Does Not Alter Basal Skeletal Muscle Heat Shock Protein Expression in Sedentary or Aerobically Trained Young Rats
Received: 03 August 2021; Published: 15 October 2021; doi: 10.21926/rpn.2104001
Poor dietary habits can lead to obesity and insulin resistance—both of which can impair basal heat shock protein (HSP) expression and the HSP stress response in skeletal muscle. It remains unclear if impairments in HSP expression occur during the early stages of diet-induced obesity and [...]
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During a research fellowship at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen (Scotland) he intensified his scientific interest in clinical nutrition, primarily with a focus on albumin metabolism, where he could introduce a new method for measuring albumin synthetic rates in man using stable isotopes. A personal interest was also high altitude medicine, which he implemented on Capanna Regina Margherita on 4559 m (near Zermatt, Switzerland).
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