Nutritional interventions, policies and public health

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This section considers studies on all public health aspects of nutrition such as nutritional epidemiology, global interventions, malnutrition/socioeconomic disparities, food security, governmental policies on nutrition, and commercial issues such as food advertising and labeling.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Research article

    Malnutrition status and associated factors among HIV-positive patients enrolled in ART clinics in Zimbabwe

    Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from a high burden of undernutrition, affecting 23.2% of its population, and in 2015 constituted 69% of the estimated people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) globally. ...

    Kudakwashe C. Takarinda, Tsitsi Mutasa-Apollo, Bernard Madzima, Brilliant Nkomo, Ancikaria Chigumira, Mirriam Banda, Monica Muti, Anthony D. Harries and Owen Mugurungi

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:15

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Early development of dietary patterns: transitions in the contribution of food groups to total energy—Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study, 2008

    Early dietary patterns are critical to growth and development and play an important role in development of food preferences and habits. The objective of this paper is to describe when different foods enter the...

    Kathleen C. Reidy, Denise M. Deming, Ronette R. Briefel, Mary Kay Fox, Jose M. Saavedra and Alison L. Eldridge

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:5

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Associations between dietary patterns and biomarkers of nutrient status and cardiovascular risk factors among adolescents in Germany: results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents in Germany (KiGGS)

    The aim of this study is to analyse prevailing dietary patterns among German adolescents and their associations with biomarkers of nutrient status and cardiovascular risk factors.

    Almut Richter, Martina Rabenberg, Julia Truthmann, Christin Heidemann, Jutta Roosen, Silke Thiele and Gert B. M. Mensink

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:4

    Published on: 5 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2017 3:14

  11. Study protocol

    Protocol for a Randomized Trial Assessing Consumer Evaluations of Pre-Packaged Foods that Systematically Vary by Nutrition Information and Product Attributes

    Nutrition information is increasingly provided on pre-packaged foods as a public health measure to help consumers make healthier food choices. Many studies have looked at the independent effects of three main ...

    Zenobia Talati, Simone Pettigrew, Helen Dixon, Bruce Neal, Clare Hughes, Trevor Shilton and Caroline Miller

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:3

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  12. Research article

    An economic model for the use of yoghurt in type 2 diabetes risk reduction in the UK

    In the UK, diabetes accounts for approximately 10% of the total UK National Health Service (NHS) resource expenditure, a figure that has been predicted to increase to 17% by 2035/2036. Meta-analysis of associa...

    Irene Lenoir-Wijnkoop, James Mahon, Lindsay Claxton, Alicia Wooding, Andrew Prentice and Nick Finer

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:77

    Published on: 28 December 2016

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