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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Research article

    Effects of nutrition education on recurrent coronary events after percutaneous coronary intervention: A randomized clinical trial

    Changes in lifestyle include a healthy diet. However, due to different educational approaches, the effects of nutritional counselling are still not very encouraging and require further study. The objective of ...

    Lis Proença Vieira, Moacyr Roberto Cucê Nobre and Jonas Augusto Cardoso da Silveira

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:72

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  7. Research article

    Association between dietary polyphenols intake and an oxidative stress biomarker: interest of multiple imputation for handling missing covariates and outcomes

    We aimed to illustrate the importance of imputation models specifications, based on a study exploring the associations between subclasses of dietary polyphenols and the thiobarbituric-acid-reactive substances ...

    Claire Montlahuc, Chantal Julia, Mathilde Touvier, Léopold Fezeu, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot and Sylvie Chevret

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:71

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Cross-sectional study of drivers of animal-source food consumption in low-income urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya

    Malnutrition, including undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies is a chronic problem in most developing countries. Animal-source foods (ASFs) provide essential sources of proteins and micronutrients, yet...

    Laura Cornelsen, Pablo Alarcon, Barbara Häsler, Djesika D. Amendah, Elaine Ferguson, Eric M. Fèvre, Delia Grace, Paula Dominguez-Salas and Jonathan Rushton

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:70

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Prevalence and associated factors of malnutrition among children under-five years in Sindh, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study

    Globally, malnutrition accounts for at least half of all childhood deaths. Managing malnutrition in the community settings involves identifying malnutrition using a universally validated screening tool and imp...

    Gul Nawaz Khan, Ali Turab, Mohammad Imran Khan, Arjumand Rizvi, Fariha Shaheen, Asmat Ullah, Amjad Hussain, Imtiaz Hussain, Imran Ahmed, Muhammad Yaqoob, Shabina Ariff and Sajid Bashir Soofi

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:69

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Indicators of anemia and physical growth in schoolchildren from the Ouest and Sud-Est Departments of Haiti: a cross-sectional study

    The identification and correction of malnutrition in children remains a critical public health issue in many developing countries. In this study, the rate of anemia and standardized indicators of physical grow...

    Thomas A. Weppelmann, Michael E. von Fricken, Roseline Masse, Gedeon Gelin, J. Glenn Morris, Bernard A. Okech and Valery Madsen Beau De Rochars

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:68

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Research needs and prioritizations for studies linking dietary sugars and potentially related health outcomes

    Relationships among dietary sugars and a variety of chronic diseases have spawned interest in investigating the metabolic effects of dietary sugars. An approach developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research ...

    Mei Chung, Ding Ding Wang, Edward Archer, Janine Higgins, Sery Kim, Maren Laughlin, Lu Qi, Susan Raatz, Richard D. Siegel, Joanne Slavin, Dan Steffen, Hope Warshaw and Alice M. Tang

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:66

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  13. 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

  14. Research article

    Adequacy of energy, zinc and selenium intakes among adult inpatients receiving total naso-gastric tube feeding admitted to a Copperbelt province Referral Hospital, in Ndola District, Zambia

    Poor hospital outcomes among adult patients admitted to hospitals have been attributed to inadequate nutrient intake and progressive disease conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy ...

    Murambiwa Nyati, Irene Ogada and Christopher Nyirenda

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:64

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  15. Correspondence

    Low mid-upper arm circumference identifies children with a high risk of death who should be the priority target for treatment

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is currently defined by the WHO as either a low mid-upper arm circumference (i.e. MUAC <115 mm), a low weight-for-height z-score (i.e. WHZ <− 3), or bilateral pitting oedema. MU...

    André Briend, José-Luis Alvarez, Nathalie Avril, Paluku Bahwere, Jeanette Bailey, James A. Berkley, Paul Binns, Nikki Blackwell, Nancy Dale, Hedwig Deconinck, Pascale Delchevalerie, Nicky Dent, Maureen Gallagher, Saul Guerrero, Kerstin Hanson, Marko Kerac…

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:63

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  16. Research article

    Being the younger child in a large African Family: a study of birth order as a risk factor for poor health using the demographic and health surveys for 18 countries

    One hundred eighty six nations have adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which, SDG 3.2, aims to reduce under-5 mortality to 25 deaths per thousand in all countries by 2030. Achieving this g...

    Embry M. Howell, Nikhil Holla and Timothy Waidmann

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:61

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  17. Research article

    Do dietary patterns explain high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among Pakistani urban adults? A cross-sectional study

    The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asia is higher than in any other developing countries. The diversity of diets in populations among developing countries may be one explanation for the di...

    Nilofer F. Safdar, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Lorraine Cordeiro, Tazeen H. Jafar and Nancy L. Cohen

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:58

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  18. 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

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