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Progress of Bai He Di Huang decoction on intestinal flora of mouse with depression
Dong-Xue Chen, Cun-Xia Ren, Ya-Wen Bai, Bao-Shan Rong, Xin Ding, Chang-Qing Li, Hui-Min Zhao, Zhan-Hong Qian
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (2): 30-34.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201905001
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Depression is a recurrent, common, and potentially life-threatening psychiatric disease. Intestinal flora is a large number of microbial communities that are parasitic in the human digestive tract. Current evidence suggests that the occurrence of depression may be related to intestinal flora. Long time ago, Bai He Di Huang decoction was used to treat the depression. Recently, researchers found that Bai He Di Huang decoction could affect the the intestinal flora of patients with depression. This review focuses on the clinical progress of Bai He Di Huang decoction in the treatment of depression, and explores the effect and mechanism of Bai He Di Huang decoction on the intestinal flora of depressive mouse.
Reporting and methodological quality of systematic reviews or meta-analyses in nasogastric and nasojejunal enteral nutrition for severe acute pancreatitis
Si-Yuan Yang, Li-Min Guo, Yuan Jia, Fan-Jie Meng
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (2): 35-43.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201905002
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Objective: To evaluate the methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses (SRs/MAs) in the nasogastric and nasojejunal enteral nutrition for severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Methods: The SRs/MAs of nasogastric and nasojejunal enteral nutrition for SAP published in the journal before July.1st 2018 were identified by searching the databases of OVID, Cochrane Library, Wiley, PubMed, CNKI, Wanfang Data and VIP. The methodological and reporting quality of included studies was respectively assessed by AMSTAR 2 scale and PRISMA statement.  Results: A total of 6 articles included at last. (1) Several issues of methodological quality in 6 studies were reviewed, such as: no prior design, comprehensive searching strategy, assessment of publication bias, the reason for incorporating the type of research design, or the statement of conflict of interest. (2) The average PRISMA score is 18.83 ±1.97 (17-22). Results on the quality of reporting evaluation showed that 5 SRs/MAs were rated as moderate and 1 as high. What’s more, we assessed the quality of indicators of the result by GRADE, but the grade was low. Conclusion: The quality of the involved studies published at home and abroad is uneven, so it is necessary to seek for further improvement of methodology and standardization of reporting to provide high-quality support for evidenced-based decision.
Effects of medicinal diets on patients with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing chemotherapy
Liang Lei, Li-Sen Wang
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (2): 44-49.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201905003
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Chemotherapy is the main treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but it often leads to serious side effects. Modern studies indicated that medicinal diets can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy. However, blindly taking medicinal diet always fails to achieve curative effect and even aggravates the patient's condition. In order to provide dietary guidance for NSCLC patients undergoing chemotherapy, based on the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the article elaborates the application of medicinal diets in those NSCLC patients who have been treated by chemotherapy.
Green tea and its active compounds in cancer prevention and treatment
Yi Lu, Lu Xu, Hai-tao Chen, Qing-hua Yao
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (2): 50-55.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201905004
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Green tea is now widely considered as anticancer substance or food in global. Catechin, the main anticancer component in green tea, exhites the strong biological activity which not only eliminate free radicals showing antioxygenic function, but also suppress cell proliferation as well as induce cancer cell apoptosis via blocking corresponding signaling pathway. Furthermore, several studies have demonstrated it could regulate the gut microbiota. It also could regulate gut microbiota. Through these functions, it plays important roles in the occurrence and development of cancer. Here, the anticancer compounds in green tea, the theoretical basis of TCM, the clinic applications, as well as the anticancer mechanism are reviewed.
Intestinal microflora in patients with liver disease
Man-Man Wu, Hai-Ning Yu, Sheng-Rong Shen
8Food Therapy and Health Care. 2019, 1 (2): 56-62.   https://doi.org/10.12032/FTHC201905005
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Intestinal microflora is closely related to the occurrence and development of liver diseases. The imbalance of intestinal microflora can cause the increase of endotoxin and change the metabolic pathways such as lipid metabolism, thus causing the occurrence of liver diseases. It is beneficial to explore the effects of intestinal microflora on metabolism and its relationship with liver disease, which maybe reveal the pathogenesis of liver disease and find new therapeutic targets for liver disease. This paper reviewed the effects of intestinal microflora on endotoxin, short-chain fatty acid metabolism, fatty acid metabolism, bile acid metabolism, choline metabolism and endogenous alcohol production, and analyzed the relationship between intestinal microflora and liver disease.