Life stage nutrition

Section edited by Maria Lorella Gianni'

This section considers studies on the influence of nutrition throughout the lifecourse covering, amongst others, infancy, early development, growth, puberty, pregnancy, lactation, and aging.

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  1. 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

  2. Research article

    Dietary habits and supplementation practices of young women during pregnancy: an online cross-sectional survey of young mothers and health care professionals

    Nutrition is a modifiable factor affecting birth outcomes, particularly in adolescent pregnancies. This study explores diet and supplementation practices, information and advice before, during and after pregna...

    Hora Soltani, Alexandra Duxbury, Rachel Rundle and Katie Marvin-Dowle

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:19

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Mortality and morbidity trends and predictors of mortality in under-five children with severe acute malnutrition in Hadiya zone, South Ethiopia: a four-year retrospective review of hospital-based records (2012–2015)

    Severe acute malnutrition remains one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of this study was to investigate morbidity and mortality trends and factors assoc...

    Tadele Yohannes, Tariku Laelago, Menen Ayele and Temesgen Tamrat

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:18

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Overweight and obesity and their associated factors among early adolescence school children in urban and rural Portugal

    Obesity is defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of body fat and it is currently one of the most concerning public health issues, as it is related to a wide range of serious diseases and disorders. ...

    Luísa Maria de Morais Macieira, Jorge Manuel Tavares Lopes de Andrade Saraiva and Lélita da Conceição Santos

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:17

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Low birth weight was the most dominant predictor associated with stunting among children aged 12–23 months in Indonesia

    Stunting among toddlers is highly prevalent in Indonesia. As a chronic malnutrition problem, stunting is closely related to internal (maternal health) and external factors such as feeding practices, illness an...

    Ni Ketut Aryastami, Anuraj Shankar, Nunik Kusumawardani, Besral Besral, Abas Basuni Jahari and Endang Achadi

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:16

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Correlation between dietary intake and serum ganglioside concentrations: a cross-sectional study among Malaysian toddlers

    Gangliosides are a group of sialylglycosphingolipids, widely distributed in body tissues, mainly as components of plasma membranes. They play crucial roles in neurodevelopment, gut maturation, and immune syste...

    Geok Lin Khor, Sangeetha Shyam, Snigdha Misra, Bertram Fong, Megan Hueh Zan Chong, Norhasmah Sulaiman, Yee Lin Lee, Rebecca Cannan and Angela Rowan

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:74

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  7. Research article

    Early childhood caries and malnutrition: baseline and two-year follow-up results of a community-based prevention intervention in Rural Ecuador

    The global “nutrition transition” has increased children’s consumption of sugary snacks and beverages (junk food), compounding their risk for poor oral health and malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to...

    Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Bathsheba Turton, Hannah Husby and Cecilia Leonor Paz

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:73

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Usual food intakes of 2- and 3-year old U.S. children are not consistent with dietary guidelines

    The primary purpose of this paper is to assess how well food consumption patterns of young children in the U.S. conform to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A secondary purpose is to gain insight into fo...

    Mary Kay Fox, Elizabeth Gearan, Judith Cannon, Ronette Briefel, Denise M. Deming, Alison L. Eldridge and Kathleen C. Reidy

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:67

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Concerning public health situation of under-nutrition in children and anemia in women in Indian Sundarbans delta: a community based cross-sectional investigation

    The National Family Health Survey-Round 3 in India during 2005–2006 recorded more children and women as anaemic compared to the prevailing situation eight years ago; more children also had wasting. Analysis of...

    Samiran Panda, Chittapriyo Sadhu, Gopal Pramanik, Sobha Pahari and Jakir Hossain

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:65

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Children with moderate acute malnutrition have inflammation not explained by maternal reports of illness and clinical symptoms: a cross-sectional study in Burkina Faso

    Morbidity plays an important role in the development of and recovery from malnutrition. Morbidity in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) has not been described in detail and it is unclear how morbi...

    B. Cichon, C. Fabiansen, C. W. Yaméogo, M. J. H. Rytter, C. Ritz, A. Briend, V. B. Christensen, K. F. Michaelsen, R. Oummani, S. Filteau, P. Ashorn, S. Shepherd and H. Friis

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:57

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  11. Study protocol

    Pregnancy eating attributes study (PEAS): a cohort study examining behavioral and environmental influences on diet and weight change in pregnancy and postpartum

    The rising prevalence of maternal overweight/obesity and excessive gestational weight gain poses a serious public health concern due to the contribution of these factors to increased risk of negative health ou...

    Tonja R. Nansel, Leah M. Lipsky, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Kyle Burger, Myles Faith and Aiyi Liu

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:45

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  12. Research article

    Dietary phytate intake inhibits the bioavailability of iron and calcium in the diets of pregnant women in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

    Phytate, a potent inhibitor of calcium, iron, and zinc absorption, may hamper the bioavailability of these micronutrients at the time of pregnancy. This study assessed dietary phytate intake and its inhibitory...

    Syed Mahfuz Al Hasan, Mahedi Hassan, Sonjoy Saha, Mominul Islam, Masum Billah and Shimul Islam

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:24

    Published on: 21 April 2016

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