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  • Ethnomycological notes from Papua New Guinea 

    Treu, Roland; Adamson, Win (2006)
    The literature on the use of psychotropic fungi in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea has been reviewed. An attempt has been made to evaluate whether the previously reported “mushroom madness” still exists in the ...
  • Resurrecting Napier's Bones 

    Peschke, Julie (2008-01-30)
    This is a demonstration of a set of rods which John Napier invented in the early seventeenth century to make multiplication easier and faster, annotated with short historical commentaries.
  • Quiet Reflections: my 100+ best photographs 

    Holmberg, Robert G. (2008-01-24)
  • Pravention von Karzinomerkrankungen durch Beta-Karotin 

    Temple, Norman J.; Basu, Tapan K. (Vitamine Mineralstoffe Spurenelemente, 1988)
    Die magliche Rollevon Beta-Karotin als krebsverhiitendem Nahrungsbestandteil wird erortert. Prospektive und retrospektive Studien am Menschen deuten sehr stark daraufhin. daB Beta-Karotin eine krebsverhiitende Wirkung ...
  • Diet, blood lipids and coronary heart disease: current controversies 

    Temple, Norman J. (South African Medical Journal, 1994)
  • Changes in pH and levels of B-glucosidase, B-glucuronidase and reducing activity as food residue passes along the mouse colon 

    Temple, Norman J.; El-Khatib, Shukri M. (Journal of Nutrition, Growth and Cancer, 1985)
    The contents were collected from successive regions of the colon of Swiss mice. Ana(vses show that the pH rises by about 0.55 pH units between the cecum and the distal colon. The level of p-glucuronidase falls sharply, ...
  • Role of selenium and cabbage in colon carcinogenesis in mice. 

    Temple, Norman J.; Basu, Tapan K. (Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 1987)
    The influence of dietary selenium and cabbage on the formation of colon tumors in female Swiss mice treated with 1,2.dimethylhydrazine [(DMH) CAS: 540-73-8] was reported. Mice received a control diet (laboratory chow), ...
  • Dietary fats in health 

    Temple, Norman J. (Journal of Nutrition, Growth and Cancer, 1985)
    This review examines the relationship between dietary fat intake and health. ,Heal produced by modem farming methods has a high fat content in comparison with its natural counterpart and, furthermore, the fat is low in ...
  • Physicians and health promotion 

    Temple, Norman J. (Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2005-12-05)
  • Survey of nutrition knowledge of Canadian physicians 

    Temple, Norman J. (Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1999)
    Objectives: Previous reports have indicated that physicians generally have little training in nutrition and a poor knowledge of the subject. A survey was carried out to determine the nutrition knowledge of physicians working ...
  • Blood cholesterol and coronary heart disease: changing perspectives 

    Temple, Norman J.; Walker, Alexander R.P. (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1994)
    There has been much controversy concerning the value of efforts to reduce blood cholesterol levels. In this contribution, the risks and benefits of interventions are discussed. Lowering cholesterol level by drugs is ...
  • Diabetic control, dietary intake and barriers to dietary compliance in black type 2 diabetic patients attending primary health-care services 

    Nthangeni, Gladys; Steyn, Nelia P.; Alberts, Marianne; Steyn, Krisela; Levitt, Naomi S.; Laubscher, Ria; Bourne, Lesley T.; Dick, Judy; Temple, Norman J. (Public Health Nutrition, 2002)
    Objective: To determine the dietary intake, practices, knowledge and barriers to dietary compliance of black South African type 2 diabetic patients attending primary health-care services in urban and rural areas. Design: ...
  • Towards a new system of health: the challenge of western disease 

    Temple, Norman J.; Burkitt, Denis P. (Journal of Community Health, 1993)
    Over the last three decades, the concept of Western disease has become well established. Medicine has approached this group of diseases by searching for new cures but has achieved relatively little success. We argue ...
  • The war on cancer: failure of therapy and research 

    Temple, Norman J.; Burkitt, Denis P. (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1991)
    A generally-held beliefby both the medical profession and the lay public is that therapeutic medicine greatly affects health. Providing more hospital beds, doctors and resources is viewed as the path to improve ...
  • The case for statins: Has it really been made? 

    Thompson, Andrew; Temple, Norman J. (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2004-10)
    Statin drugs are a modern success story. They are the medical treatment for coronary disease and the star of the pharmaceutical industry. Worldwide, sales of statins are running at about $19 billion a year and growing ...
  • Survey of nutrition knowledge of Canadian physicians in nutrition, exercise and smoking 

    Temple, Norman J.; Balay-Karperien, Audrey L. (Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2001)
  • Biochemical status of vitamin A in colorectal cancer 

    Basu, Tapan K.; Hodgson, Anne; Temple, Norman J.; McPherson, Tony A.; Wesley, Margaret N.; Pee, David (Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, 1990-10)
    Serum vitamin A and its carrier proteins, retinol-binding protein and prealbumin, were measured in 41 colorectal cancer patients, 40 patients with benign colorectal disease, and 31 healthy subjects. Serum samples were ...
  • Waist circumference predicts clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in older South Africans 

    Charlton, Karen E.; Schloss, Ingrid; Visser, Marianne; Lambert, Estelle V.; Kolbe, Tracy; Levitt, Naomi S.; Temple, Norman J. (Cardiovascular Journal of Southern Africa, 2001)
    Objecti~'eand design. A cross-sectional analytical study to determine the cardiovascular risk factor profile of older residents of fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa, and to det.ermine which anthropome ...
  • Effect of Dietary Beta-Carotene on Hepatic Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes in Mice 

    Basu, Tapan K. (Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, 1987)
    The effects of dietary supplements of beta-carotene (20-500 mg per kg diet) on hepatic microsomal drug-metabolizing enzyme activities were studied in mice. Supplementation for 14 days resulted in marked reductions in ...
  • Dietary intake of pregnant women and their infants in a poor black community in South Africa 

    Mostert, D.; Steyn, Nelia P.; Temple, Norman J.; Olwagen, R. (Curationis, 2005)
    The aimsof thisstudy were (i) to determine the dietary intake of women in a poor rural area during pregnancy and lactation, and (ii) to determine the nutritional status and dietary intake of their infants at age 6 months. ...

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