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Knowledge, Experience and Use of Probiotics among the Universities and (Paaet) Students of Kuwait (Published)

The study was conducted to determine the level of general experience and knowledge concerning probiotics in the different institutions in Kuwait, and the survey led to the realizations of varying data. The survey was conducted to a total of four hundred students from two learning institutions through the use of questionnaires. The students interviewed were of different ages, genders, education levels, nationalities as well as attitudes towards the probiotics information. The probiotics are bacteria that are helpful to the body’s digestion system and are commonly found in the gut’s walls. These bacteria which occur in various forms are present in various food sources such as the milk products as explained in the context. The study also was set to determine the level of awareness concerning the consumption of these bacteria from the interviewers and the relevant data collected. Some of the responses, however, proved that a lot of students are not aware of their consumption of these bacteria as explained in the context.  

Keywords: Knowledge, Probiotics, Survey, University students

Foods and Social Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Published)

Autism is a complex disorder with no specific diagnostic test so the disease is defined by its characteristics including cognitive defects, social, communication and behavioral problems, repetitive behaviors, unusual sensitivity to stimuli such as noise, restricted interests, and self stimulation. Exploration into the role of the immune system, genetic susceptibility, and environmental factors such as infections, vaccines, and diet has led to the emergence of numerous theoretical models to explain the biological basis for autism. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often suffer from gastrointestinal problems which may contribute to ASD behavioral symptoms. Developmental disabilities (DDs) are chronic physical, cognitive, speech or language, psychological, or self-care conditions that typically originate during childhood, are likely to continue indefinitely; and require additional coordinated services, support, or other assistance for an extended duration or during a lifetime. Developmental disabilities profoundly affect children’s health and functioning. Additional study of unmet needs and access to care is needed.

Keywords: Autism, Probiotics, gastrointestinal problems, social problems

Study the Effect of Probiotic Consumption on the Iraqi Human Body Weight and Lipid Profile (Published)

The effect of probiotic strains on the human were studied. Sixty healthy volunteers were participation in this study , which are divided in three groups, G1 treated with 3 probiotic strains with diet , G2 treated with 2 probiotic strains with diet and G3 (control group) with diet and exercise. The effect of probiotic strains on the body weight showed significantly differences between treated groups .The G1 were decreased the body weight by 8.05% (85 kg to 78.15) and G2 decreased the body weight by 6.4% (82.75 to 77.45) compared with G3 which decrease by 6.63% (87.2 to 81.41). The statistical study showed positive effect of treated by probiotic stains on the W.C. The G1 was decreased it by 7.36% while G2 was decrease it by 7.46%, compared G3 that showed decreasing by 5.16% . The effect of probiotic strains on the lipid profile in human showed that the cholesterol concentrations decreased by 14.41% (149.35)gm/dl vs (170.2)mg/dl after six weeks in the G1 , compared to the G2 9.28% (158.35) mg/dl vs (174.55)mg/d ,in the contrast with G3 was elevated from (167.20) mg/dl vs (174.50) mg/dl. The mean concentration of triglyceride was decreased in the G1 by 28.1% (74.05 mg/dl ) to(53.2)mg/dl and in the G2 was decrease by 17.73% (70.30)mg/dl to(57.85)mg/dl , contrast with G3 was decreased by 14.05% (69.38)mg/dl to (59.63) mg/dl the HDL was elevated in G1 by 8.77%. and in G2 by 4.25 %.comperd with G3 .The LDL was decreased in G1 BY 22% (95.64) to (74.18) mg/dl and by 17.2% (102.61) to (84.92) mg/dl G2 after 6 week intervention compared to the control group (98.93) to( 81.93) mg/dl). This study was showed the significant effect of probiotic strains in different parameters.

Keywords: (BMI) body mass index, Lipid profile, Probiotics