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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Erratum

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:14

    Published on: 3 February 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Nutrition 2017 3:4

  13. Study protocol

    More-2-Eat: evaluation protocol of a multi-site implementation of the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care

    Nutrition care in hospitals is often haphazard, and malnourished patients are not always readily identified and do not receive the care they require. The Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) is ...

    Heather Keller, Celia Laur, Renata Valaitis, Jack Bell, Tara McNicholl, Sumantra Ray, Joseph Murphy and Stephanie Barnes

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:13

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Chronic energy deficiency and associated factors among adults living with HIV in Gondar University Referral Hospital northwest Ethiopia

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and chronic energy deficiency are bidirectional and multifaceted. HIV can cause or worsen chronic energy deficiency by increasing energy requirements, reducing food...

    Melkitu Fentie, Molla Mesele Wassie, Adino Tesfahun, Kassahun Alemu, Malede Mequanent and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:11

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Native whey induces higher and faster leucinemia than other whey protein supplements and milk: a randomized controlled trial

    Resistance exercise and protein intake are both strong stimuli for muscle protein synthesis. The potential for a protein to acutely increase muscle protein synthesis seems partly dependent on absorption kineti...

    Håvard Hamarsland, John Aleksander Larssen Laahne, Gøran Paulsen, Matthew Cotter, Elisabet Børsheim and Truls Raastad

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:10

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue: a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover experiment

    Acute effects of caffeinated and non-caffeinated cocoa on mood, motivation, and cognitive function are not well characterized. The current study examined the acute influence of brewed cocoa, alone and with sup...

    Ali Boolani, Jacob B. Lindheimer, Bryan D. Loy, Stephen Crozier and Patrick J. O’Connor

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:8

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Higher bioavailability of magnesium citrate as compared to magnesium oxide shown by evaluation of urinary excretion and serum levels after single-dose administration in a randomized cross-over study

    The development of several disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis, has been linked to suboptimal dietary magnesium (Mg) intake. In this context, a number of studies have tried to...

    Dominik Kappeler, Irene Heimbeck, Christiane Herpich, Natalie Naue, Josef Höfler, Wolfgang Timmer and Bernhard Michalke

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:7

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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