Volume 3 Issue 2
Lead Content of Three Common Suya Meats Sold on the Major Streets of Sokoto Metropolis, Nigeria
Garba A, Ibrahim K K*, Erhabor O, Asokan C
This study was carried out to evaluate the lead (Pb) contents of three common consumed suya meat (Beef, Chevon, and Mutton) sold on the major streets of Sokoto metropolis, in Sokoto, North Western Nigeria. The lead was determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS) and sample selected included fresh and roasted meats at the same suya points. The results showed the presence of lead in all the tested meats. Three (3) meat samples were randomly collected from two major streets in the city of Sokoto; Abdullahi Fodio road (AFr) and Gawon Nama road (GNr).
The Use of Dietary and Caloric Restriction Models for Improved Cardio-Metabolic Health
Richard J. Bloomer*, Matthew Butawan
Although weight loss is often the impetus for beginning a dietary program, multiple physiological benefits are typically observed when someone embarks on a dietary regimen involving reduced caloric intake. Many of these changes, such as a reduction in blood pressure, an improvement in blood lipids and insulin sensitivity, and a reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress, can be viewed as favorable in terms of cardio-metabolic health. The positive changes are not only realized if individuals follow a hypo-caloric diet. In fact, simply altering the timing of the overall caloric intake over the period of the day or week can result in profound benefits.