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Davison K.M.,Intersections | Kaplan B.J.,University of Calgary
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry | Year: 2012

Objective: To evaluate the relation between nutrient intake and psychiatric functioning in adults with confirmed mood disorders. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted of the intake of major (that is, carbohydrates, fat, and protein) and minor (that is, vitamins and minerals) nutrients (from 3-day food records and a Food Frequency Questionnaire), Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scores, and symptoms of depression and mania (the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and the Young Mania Rating Scale) in 97 community-based adults with mood disorders whose diagnoses were confirmed with structured interviews. Results: Significant correlations were found between GAF scores and energy (kilocalories), carbohydrates, fibre, total fat, linoleic acid, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B 6, vitamin B 12, pantothenic acid, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron (all P values < 0.05), as well as magnesium (r = 0.41, P < 0.001) and zinc (r = 0.35, P < 0.001). Though modest in magnitude, the pattern of correlations was consistent, indicating higher levels of mental function associated with a higher intake of nutrients. Depression and mania scores, which were generally mild or moderate, did not individually show consistent patterns. When dietary supplement use was added to nutrient intakes from food, GAF scores remained positively correlated (P < 0.05) with all dietary minerals. Conclusion: This detailed analysis in a clinically diagnosed sample was consistent with prior epidemiologic surveys, revealing an association between higher levels of nutrient intakes and better mental health. Nutrient intakes warrant further consideration in the treatment of people with mood disorders. Source


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Intersections | Date: 2013-10-28

A system and method for providing card verification values for card-not-present transactions is described. In one example, a users computing device stores single-use CVVs to be provided from a secure wallet. The secure wallet may be software running on the users computing device. Alternatively, it may be an external device connectable to the users computing device, which accesses the external device to obtain the single-use CVV.


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Intersections | Date: 2015-03-13

A system and method for providing card verification values for card-not-present transactions is described. In one example, a users computing device stores single-use CVVs to be provided from a secure wallet. The secure wallet may be software running on the users computing device. Alternatively, it may be an external device connectable to the users computing device, which accesses the external device to obtain the single-use CVV.


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Intersections | Date: 2015-04-29

A system for secure information storage and delivery includes a vault repository that includes a secure vault associated with a user, wherein the secure vault is associated with a service level including at least one of a data type or a data size limit associated with the secure vault, the secure vault being adapted to receive and at least one data entry and securely store the at least one data entry if the at least one of a size or a type of the at least one data entry is consistent with the service level. A mobile vault server coupled to the vault repository creates a mobile vault on a mobile device based on the secure vault and is capable of authenticating the mobile device based on user authentication information. The mobile vault server includes a mobile device handler that communicates with the mobile device. A synchronization utility determines whether the at least one data entry on the secure vault is transferable to or storable on the mobile vault based on at least one of the size or the type of the at least one data entry and transfers the at least one data entry from the secure vault to a corresponding data entry on the mobile vault if the at least one data entry on the secure vault is determined to be transferable to or storable on the mobile vault.

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