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  1. Research article

    The effects of 100% wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) juice consumption on cardiometablic biomarkers: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial in adults with increased risk for type 2 diabetes

    Wild blueberries have a high content of polyphenols, but there is limited data evaluating their health benefits in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes. The objective of the study was to investigate whether cons...

    K. S. Stote, M. I. Sweeney, T. Kean, D. J. Baer, J. A. Novotny, N. L. Shakerley, A. Chandrasekaran, P. M. Carrico, J. A. Melendez and K. T. Gottschall-Pass

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:45

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Glycemic index, glycemic load, and metabolic syndrome in Mexican adolescents: a cross-sectional study from the NHNS-2012

    The role of dietary glycemic index (GI) and dietary glycemic load (GL) on metabolic syndrome (MetS) in youth populations remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association among diet...

    Itandehui Castro-Quezada, Salomón Angulo-Estrada, Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, María Dolores Ruiz-López, Reyes Artacho, Lluís Serra-Majem and Teresa Shamah-Levy

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:44

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  3. Technical advance

    Development of a food atlas for Sri Lankan adults

    Obtaining reliable food portion size estimations in dietary surveys found to be a difficult task. A food atlas is a set of photograph series depicting different amounts of a particular food, usually bound toge...

    Ranil Jayawardena and Manoja P. Herath

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:43

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Treatment outcome and associated factors of severe acute malnutrition among 6–59 months old children in Debre Markos and Finote Selam hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

    In Ethiopia, the health sector has increased its efforts to enhance good nutritional practices through health education, treatment of extremely malnourished children and provision of micronutrients for mothers...

    Getnet Mekuria, Tariku Derese and Getachew Hailu

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:42

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  5. Study protocol

    The Pune Rural Intervention in Young Adolescents (PRIYA) study: design and methods of a randomised controlled trial

    The Pune Maternal Nutrition Study (PMNS) was established to prospectively study the relationship of maternal nutrition to fetal growth and later cardiometabolic risk in the offspring. High homocysteine and low...

    Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Pallavi Yajnik, Himangi Lubree, Charudatta Joglekar, Dattatray Bhat, Prachi Katre, Suyog Joshi, Rasika Ladkat, Caroline Fall and Chittaranjan Yajnik

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:41

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Short term elevation in dietary protein intake does not worsen insulin resistance or lipids in older adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized-controlled trial

    There is a great deal of controversy as to whether higher protein intake improves or worsens insulin sensitivity in humans. The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of a short-term elevation in ...

    Il-Young Kim, Scott E. Schutzler, Gohar Azhar, Robert R. Wolfe, Arny A. Ferrando and Robert H. Coker

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:33

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Supplementation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), vitamin D3 and uridine in combination with six weeks of cognitive and motor training in prepubescent children: a pilot study

    Learning and memory have been shown to be influenced by combination of dietary supplements and exercise in animal models, but there is little available evidence from human subjects. The aim of this pilot study...

    Solvejg L. Hansen, Anina Ritterband-Rosenbaum, Camilla B. Voigt, Lars I. Hellgren, Ann-Dorit M. Sørensen, Charlotte Jacobsen, Line Z. Greve, Katrine D. Jørgensen, Peder E. Bilde, Bente Kiens and Jens B. Nielsen

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:37

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Maternal participation in a nutrition education program in Uganda is associated with improved infant and young child feeding practices and feeding knowledge: a post-program comparison study

    Cost-effective approaches to improve feeding practices and to reduce undernutrition are needed in low-income countries. Strategies such as nutritional counseling, food supplements, and cash transfers can subst...

    S. B. Ickes, C. Baguma, C. A. Brahe, J. A. Myhre, L. S. Adair, M. E. Bentley and A. S. Ammerman

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:32

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  9. Research article

    The effect of maternal and child factors on stunting, wasting and underweight among preschool children in Northern Ghana

    Undernutrition among preschool children in Northern region is the highest in Ghana. However, there is scarcity of data on the factors that determine undernutrition in these children. This study investigated th...

    Zakari Ali, Mahama Saaka, Abdul-Ganiyu Adams, Stephen K. Kamwininaang and Abdul-Razak Abizari

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:31

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Predictors of academic performance with due focus on undernutrition among students attending primary schools of Hawa Gelan district, Southwest Ethiopia: a school based cross sectional study

    More than a quarter of children living in Sub-Saharan Africa are underweight. Nutritional deficiency in children increases the risk of infection and affects their mental development. However, there was scarcit...

    Frehiwot Abebe, Ayele Geleto, Lelisa Sena and Cherinet Hailu

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:30

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  11. Research article

    The lancet series nutritional interventions in Ghana: a determinants analysis approach to inform nutrition strategic planning

    Malnutrition is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among children in low- and middle-income countries. Ghana is one of 36 countries with the highest burden of stunting, globally. The aim of this work i...

    A.E. Yawson, E.O. Amoaful, L.K. Senaya, A.O. Yawson, P.K. Aboagye, A.B. Mahama, L. Selenje and V. Ngongalah

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:27

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Hypolipidemic effect and activation of Lecithine Cholesterol Acyl Transferase (LCAT) by aqueous extract of Spirulina platensis during toxicological investigation

    Spirulina platensis produced in Nomayos (Cameroon) is used as a dietary supplement. S. platensis is known as a neutraceutical with many beneficial effects on humans like lipid-lowering...

    Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor, Prosper Cabral Nya Biapa, Borgia Legrand Nono Njinkio, Bruno Moukette Moukette, Zacharie Sando, Cyril Kenfack, Baruch Ateba, Marthe Elise Ngo Matip, Constant Anatole Pieme and Jeanne Ngogang

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:25

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  13. Software

    Cost of the Diet: a method and software to calculate the lowest cost of meeting recommended intakes of energy and nutrients from local foods

    When food is available, the main obstacle to access is usually economic: people may not be able to afford a nutritious diet, even if they know what foods to eat. The Cost of the Diet method and software was de...

    Amy Deptford, Tommy Allieri, Rachel Childs, Claudia Damu, Elaine Ferguson, Jennie Hilton, Paul Parham, Abigail Perry, Alex Rees, James Seddon and Andrew Hall

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:26

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Regional, socioeconomic, and dietary factors influencing B-vitamins in human milk of urban Chinese lactating women at different lactation stages

    Adequate B-vitamins concentrations in human milk are considered to be a prerequisite for healthy development of infants in early life. This study aims to determine the concentrations of B-vitamins in human mil...

    Yong Xue, Karine Meisser Redeuil, Esther Campos Giménez, Gerard Vinyes-Pares, Ai Zhao, Tingchao He, Xiaoguang Yang, Yingdong Zheng, Yumei Zhang, Peiyu Wang and Sagar K. Thakkar

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:22

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  15. Study protocol

    The role of a pulse-based diet on infertility measures and metabolic syndrome risk: protocol of a randomized clinical trial in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age with an estimated prevalence of 5–20% of premenopausal women. The clinical symptoms common to PCOS include menstrual dysfu...

    Laura E. McBreairty, Philip D. Chilibeck, Donna R. Chizen, Roger A. Pierson, Lindsay Tumback, Lauren B. Sherar and Gordon A. Zello

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:23

    Published on: 7 March 2017

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