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Food Therapy and Health Care:provides the primary prevention strategy for people
Qing-Hua Yao, Xiong-Zhi Wu
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (1): 1-1.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201902001
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It has shown that perhaps 80% of all human illnesses are related to diet and 40% of cancer is related to the diet. A balanced diet can support a lifetime of good health and can help protect against diseases. Good food can be both pleasure and medicine – diet has a crucial role to play in disease prevention and longer and healthier living.
    Traditional medicine attaches great importance to the role of food in human health. It refers to the beneficial ingredients in food as “water valley”, where “water valley” refers to food and water ingested by the human body, while “fine” refers to the pure and delicate part of food. The water valley is the essence of the body's intake of food and water, transported through the spleen and stomach, converted into the subtle substances that the human body can use. As early as the Tang Dynasty, "Shi Liao Ben Cao" as the earliest extant monotherapy in the world has been published, which contains 241 kinds of medicinal and edible plants. The principles of traditional nutrition are comprehensive, dialectical, meditation, proper compatibility, dietary contraindications, and diet hygiene.
    Food Therapy and Health Care focuses exclusively on the medical functions and biomedical effects of food based on the guidance of traditional medical theory. it is a quarterly, peer-reviewed open access journal targeting at promoting health, preventing and treating disease, and accelerate healing. The journal provides a unique venue for physicists, traditional medicine researchers, nutritionists and other food scientists to publish work at the interface of the medical functions and biomedical effects of food. We welcome manuscripts describing: Functional foods (such as fungi and their extracts, ginseng, etc.), Medicine food homology, Vitamins, minerals, botanicals and other dietary supplements, Intestinal micro-ecology, probiotics, prebiotics, Metabolic diseases (diabetes, fatty liver, hyperlipidemia), Obesity, Disease diet (diabetes diet, liver disease diet, tumor diet, etc.) , Nutrition (nutrition, cachexia, overnutrition, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition), Vegetarian, apastia, eating disorders, Digestive malabsorption, Nutritional interventions in preventing disease, Nutritional interventions for different constitutional types, Diseases of food taboos, Safety/Toxicology of functional foods and dietary supplements, Qigong, meditation, exercise and other health care and anti-aging methods. 
     We sincerely look forward to a long and successful partnership with you, and our authors and readers warmly welcome the active participation of domestic and international experts with background of traditional medicine in the production of our journal. We are eager to hear your suggestions and feedback. Please feel free to write to us at foodhealth@tmrjournals.com or https://www.tmrjournals.com/fthc about anything, at any time.
Orginal Article
Correlation of Commonly Used Anthropometric Parameters with FPG, FPG-CV and HbA1C
Ya-Nan Zhao , Rui-Hua Wang , Li-Juan Zhang , Qiang Xu, Yan-Fen Li
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (1): 2-7.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201902002
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Objective: To investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), 
waist-hip ratio (WHR), waist height ratio (WHtR), fasting blood glucose (FPG), fasting blood glucose variation (FPG-CV) and 
glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) to provide a reference for predicting the risk and development trend of diabetesmellitus. Methods: From October 2016 to December 2017, 111 subjects from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine were selected to measure their height and weight. BMI, WHR and WHtR were calculated and the concentrations of FPG and HbA1C were detected. Statistical analysis was carried out with SPSS21.0 software, and the data were processed by multiple linear regression analysis.Results: The concentration dependence of WHtR, FPG, FPG-CV and HbA1C were more closely related. There was a significant difference between WHtR and FPG, FPG-CV and HbA1C by multiple linear regression analysis (t = 8.531, 6.910 and 6.905, respectively, P < 0. 01), and the correlation coefficient was 0. 633, 0.552 and 0. 552 respectively (P < 0. 01). Conclusion: There is a significant correlation between WHtR and FPG, FPG-CV and HbA1C. Therefore, measuring the height and waist circumference for the predictive potential of diabetes needs 
to be emphasized and intensified.
Experimental Study on Relieving Physical Fatigue of Mice by Qixue Shuangbu Tinctura
Lin-Wei Chen, Bao-Chang Cai, Nan Chen, Qin Wang, De-Xi Peng, Hua Wang, Cheng-Ye Yuan, Chun-Hua Cao
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (1): 8-15.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201902003
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Objective: To explore the effect of Qixue Shuangbu Tinctura on alleviating the physical fatigue of mice. Method: Male ICR mice were randomly divided into 6 groups, high dose, middle dose and low dose group, liquor control group, positive control group and negative control (saline) group. According to "Health Food Test and Evaluation Technical Specifications" (2003 edition) on the effect of alleviating physical fatigue experimental study, the weight-bearing swimming test of mice was carried out after gavage for 30 days. Result: Qixue Shuangbu Tinctura can effectively prolong the time of weight-bearing swimming in mice, reduce the production of blood lactic acid in vivo, and timely eliminate serum urea nitrogen, and promote the reserve of hepatic glycogen in mice after weight-bearing swimming exercise. Conclusion: Qixue Shuangbu Tinctura has the function of relieving physical fatigue.
A Summary about the Formation and Development of "Alcohol Injury" Theory
Gao Li, Dong-Xin Tang, Feng-Xi Long, Zhu Yang
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (1): 16-21.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201902004
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The number of people who are sickened by alcohol is rising every year in China, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history and remarkable therapeutic effect on the treatment of "Alcohol Injury" diseases. Therefore, it is of great practical significance to study the theory of "Alcohol Injury". This paper expounds the historical origin, treatment prescription and related 

diseases of the theory of "Alcohol Injury".

Ginseng and Angiogenesis: Promotion or Inhibition?
Jun-Ju Zou , Xiao-Tao Zhou , Wen-Yi Li , Chao-Xi Zhu , Yue-Rong Ma
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (1): 22-29.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201902005
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Ginseng has a unique pharmacological activity, which can treat ischemic diseases through angiogenesis, and inhibit 
tumor growth and metastasis by anti-angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is a common target for tumors and ischemic diseases. How 
could the ginseng regulateblood vessels in different diseases? Here, the mechanism of ginseng bidirectional regulation of 
angiogenesis in different pathological environments is reviewed, and the role of bidirectional regulation is elucidated.