| || Survey of Fungi in Foodstuffs Stored in ASC Warehouses in Assam Region
Author : Sankaran, R.;Sahgal, D.D.;Parihar, D.B;Nath, H.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:26(3) ; 1976 ; pp 111-114
Subject : 641 Food Sciences
Keywords : Common foodstuffs;Fungal contamination
Abstract : The paper describes the isolation and characterisation of various fungi present in common foodstuffs stored in Army warehouses located in hot humid climate of Assam. Fungal contamination in the food commodities is highest in the rainy season and lowest in winter. Among the fungi isolated, Aspergillus niger, A. Fumigatus, Rhizopus nigricans and species of Mucor and Penicillium were found in all the samples analysed. Amongst these, members of Aspergillus dominated in the rainy season and Penicillium. Rhizopus nigricans was predominant in the winter months.
| || Effect of Feeding Chapaties Preserved with Sorbic Acid on Growth and Reproduction of Albino Rats
Author : Rao, T.S.Satyanarayana;Kuttiskarishnan, Chandra;Rao, M.V.Rama;Nath, H.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:24(2) ; 1974 ; pp 57-60
Subject : 57 Biological Sciences ;641 Food Sciences
Keywords : Growth rate;Sorbic acid
Abstract : Sorbic acid, used in concentration of o.3% in chapaties and found satisfactory as a preservative, has been investigated for its safety of use by long term feeding studies with albino rats. The data obtained with regard to growth rate, food consumption, organ to body weight ratio and performance in reproduction show that the preserved foodstuffs containing sorbic acid in the concentration of o.3% are safe for consumption.
| || Effects of different oils and fats on the blood lipids of normal service personnel
Author : Nath, H. ;Majumdar, S.K. ;Gupta, O.P.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:9(3) ; 1959 ; pp 199-205
Subject : 57.089 Biomedical Sciences ;57 Biological Sciences
Keywords : Oils ;Fats ;Blood lipids ;Personnel ;hydrogenated ;Vegetable oil ;Cholesterol
Abstract : "A trial was undertaken to study the relative effects of rations containing oil hydrogenated, a vegetable oil (mustard oil) and milk ghee on serum cholesterol of 30 recruits obtained from one of the Regimental Centers. The study was carried out for a total period of 3 months. The results of the study indicated that there is significant decrease in the average serum cholesterol of the subjects when they were maintained on rations containing vegetable oil. The study thus confirms the current trend and thoughts on the effect of diets high in saturated fat and low in essential fatty acids in increasing serum cholesterol as compared to a diet high in essential fatty acids."