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  1. Complementary feeding is critical for optimal nutrition in infants and young children as it ensures their growth, health and development to attain their full potential. However, evidence shows that children fr...

    Authors: Kingsley Appiah Bimpong, Ernest Kaa-Emabong Cheyuo, Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, Martin A. Ayanore, Clement K. Kubuga and Victor Mogre

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:67

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  2. Registered dietitians working in team-based primary care settings (e.g., family health teams [FHTs]) are positioned to counsel on physical activity and sedentary behaviour when providing nutrition-related serv...

    Authors: Jessica Huntington, John J. M. Dwyer, Sara Shama and Paula Brauer

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:66

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  3. Suboptimal diet is the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. Addressing this problem requires context-specific solutions informed by context-specific data collected by context-specific tools. This s...

    Authors: J. Renzella, S. Fernando, B. Kalupahana, N. Townsend, M. Rayner, K. Wickramasinghe, P. Katulanda and P. Scarborough

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:68

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  4. Coeliac disease (CD) is an immune-mediated enteropathy against dietary gluten. The treatment for CD is a strict life-long gluten-free (GF) diet, which has a profound effect on a person’s life. In recent years,...

    Authors: Lisa Garnweidner-Holme, Karla Sende, Monica Hellmann, Christine Henriksen, Knut E. A. Lundin, Mari C. W. Myhrstad and Vibeke H. Telle-Hansen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:65

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  5. Sri Lanka faces the double burden of over- and undernutrition. To tackle this dual challenge, double duty interventions that improve the quality of the Sri Lankan diet in line with national dietary guidelines ...

    Authors: J. Renzella, S. Fernando, B. Kalupahana, P. Scarborough, M. Rayner and N. Townsend

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:64

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  6. Few studies have explored the relationship between food habits and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women from India. We aimed to investigate the associations of food habits and the risk of GDM.

    Authors: R. Deepa, Melissa Glenda Lewis, Onno C. P. Van Schayck and Giridhara R. Babu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:63

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  7. Polyphenol intake assessment is a first step for evaluating relationships between polyphenols and health-related outcomes. Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is one of the minority areas in China, which is primaril...

    Authors: Qinghan Gao, Xiao Yuan, Jianjun Yang and Xueyan Fu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:58

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  8. Primary health care data have shown that most patients who were treated for overweight or obesity by a dietitian did not accomplish the recommended treatment period. It is hypothesised that a slow rate of weig...

    Authors: Lisa D. M. Verberne, Chantal J. Leemrijse, Markus M. J. Nielen and Roland D. Friele

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:62

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  9. Ensuring the quality of anthropometry data is paramount for getting accurate estimates of malnutrition prevalence among children aged 6–59 months in humanitarian and refugee settings. Previous reports based on...

    Authors: Oleg Bilukha, Alexia Couture, Kelly McCain and Eva Leidman

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:60

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  10. Eating behaviour of older adults is influenced by a complex interaction of determinants. Understanding the determinants of a specific target group is important when developing targeted health-promoting strateg...

    Authors: Andrea Johanna Bukman, Amber Ronteltap and Mila Lebrun

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:55

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  11. Micronutrient deficiencies affect many children in low-income settings due primarily to over-reliance on complementary foods low in nutrients. Home-fortification (HF) could improve children’s diet quality in t...

    Authors: Frank Kyei-Arthur, Ruth Situma, Jevaise Aballo, Abraham B. Mahama, Lilian Selenje, Esi Amoaful and Seth Adu-Afarwuah

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:50

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  12. There are indications that an increased intake of calcium has a vitamin D sparing effect, which might be explained by a decreased catabolism of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). However, there are only a few stud...

    Authors: Rolf Jorde and Guri Grimnes

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:49

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  13. Consumption of nutritionally adequate complementary foods is essential for optimal growth and development of infants and toddlers, including those in developing countries. The aim of this study was to describe...

    Authors: Emma F. Jacquier, Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Yvonne M. Lenighan, Marvin B. Toledo and Mario V. Capanzana

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:51

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  14. The world-wide adoption of Western lifestyles and eating patterns is associated with adverse effects on nutrient intakes. Here we evaluated the relationships between timing of meals and diet quality in Serbia,...

    Authors: Zora Djuric, Marina Nikolic, Milica Zekovic, Melissa Plegue and Marija Glibetic

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:45

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  15. Increasing trends in global obesity have been attributed to a nutrition transition where healthy foods are replaced by ultra-processed foods. It remains unknown if this nutrition transition has occurred in Ven...

    Authors: Dina Goodman, Juan P. González-Rivas, Lindsay M. Jaacks, Maritza Duran, María Inés Marulanda, Eunice Ugel, Josiemer Mattei, Jorge E. Chavarro and Ramfis Nieto-Martinez

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:61

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  16. There is no clinical trial that assesses the effect synbiotic supplementation on HRQOL in CF children. Considering the importance of HRQOL as an essential primary outcome and determinant of therapeutic benefit...

    Authors: Nemat Bilan, Effat Marefat, Leila Nikniaz, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Zeinab Nikniaz

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:44

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  17. A number of studies have indicated a beneficial effect of tea consumption on the reduction of risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older aged populations. However, there is a paucity of data on these a...

    Authors: Edward Jonathan Okello, Nuno Mendonça, Blossom Stephan, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Keith Wesnes and Mario Siervo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:57

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  18. Burundi has one of the poorest child health outcomes in the world. With an acute malnutrition rate of 5% and a chronic malnutrition rate of 56%, under five death is 78 per 1000 live births and 47 children for ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nene Odjidja, Sonia Hakizimana, Ghislaine Gatasi, Jean-Berchmans Masabo, Gildas Irakoze, Heritier Muzungu, Honorine Murorunkwere, Leila Raissa Ngabirano, Mahmoud Elkasabi and Barbora De Courten

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:42

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  19. Large scale public investment in Public Distribution System (PDS) have aimed to reduce poverty and malnutrition in India. The PDS is the largest ever welfare programme which provides subsidised food grain to t...

    Authors: Basant Kumar Panda, Sanjay K. Mohanty, Itishree Nayak, Vishal Dev Shastri and S. V. Subramanian

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:41

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  20. Evaluation of the resting energy expenditure (REE) is essential to ensure an appropriate dietary prescription for patients with type 2 diabetes. The aim of this record was to evaluate the accuracy of predictiv...

    Authors: Thaiciane Grassi, Francesco Pinto Boeno, Mauren Minuzzo de Freitas, Tatiana Pedroso de Paula, Luciana Vercoza Viana, Alvaro Reischak de Oliveira and Thais Steemburgo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:56

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  21. Though Ghana has high hypertension prevalence, the country lacks current national salt consumption data required to build and enhance advocacy for salt reduction. We explored the characteristics of a randomly ...

    Authors: Elias K. Menyanu, Barbara Corso, Nadia Minicuci, Ilaria Rocco, Joanna Russell, Lisa J. Ware, Richard Biritwum, Paul Kowal, Aletta E. Schutte and Karen E. Charlton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:54

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  22. Obesity and its related metabolic disturbances represent a huge health burden on society. Many different weight loss interventions have been trialled with mixed efficacy, as demonstrated by the large number of...

    Authors: Maria Vranceanu, Craig Pickering, Lorena Filip, Ioana Ecaterina Pralea, Senthil Sundaram, Aseel Al-Saleh, Daniela-Saveta Popa and Keith A. Grimaldi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:53

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  23. Despite continued efforts to address malnutrition, there is minimal reduction in the prevalence rates of stunting in developing countries, including Ethiopia. The association between nutritional and socioecono...

    Authors: Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Hassan Vatanparast, Cindy Feng and Pammla Petrucka

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:52

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  24. FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides And Polyols) are known for their health benefits but their fermentation may trigger gastrointestinal symptoms and a low-FODMAP diet is a commonly used interven...

    Authors: Therese Liljebo, Stine Störsrud and Anna Andreasson

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:47

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  25. Palmitic acid (PA) is predominantly esterified at the SN-2 position of triacylglycerols in human milk. PA at the SN-2 position is more efficiently absorbed and results in reduced formation of PA soaps, as well...

    Authors: Yannis Manios, Eva Karaglani, Inge Thijs-Verhoeven, Elpis Vlachopapadopoulou, Anastasia Papazoglou, Eleni Maragoudaki, Zafeiris Manikas, Tarek-Michail Kampani, Iliana Christaki, Marlotte M. Vonk, Rolf Bos and Panam Parikh

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:46

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  26. Social and cultural norms, operating through social networks, may influence an individual’s dietary choices. We examined correlations between social network characteristics and dietary patterns among South Asi...

    Authors: Sameera A. Talegawkar, Nicola Lancki, Yichen Jin, Juned Siddique, Meghana Gadgil, Alka M. Kanaya, John A. Schneider, Linda Van Horn, Lawrence De Koning and Namratha R. Kandula

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:40

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  27. Undernutrition is a public health problem worldwide. Tanzania has made significant achievements in the reduction of childhood undernutrition over the past two decades. However, the exact burden of undernutriti...

    Authors: Ahmed Gharib Khamis, Akwilina Wendelin Mwanri, Katharina Kreppel and Gideon Kwesigabo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:39

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  28. The rising burden of childhood obesity is a major public health concern, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where most health systems are weak and least prepared for complications that may arise. While ...

    Authors: Frederick Inkum Danquah, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Matilda Yeboah, Roseline H. Udoh, Mohammed Tahiru and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:37

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  29. In 1996 and in 2006, Palestine initiated salt iodization and multiple micronutrient fortification of wheat flour, respectively as a strategy to prevent deficiencies of these nutrients. In 2009, we assessed the...

    Authors: Salwa Massad, Mehari Gebre-Medhin, Omar Dary, Marwah Abdalla, Steve Holleran, Wahida Karmally, Paula Bordelois, Umaiyeh Khammash and Richard J. Deckelbaum

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:38

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  30. There are limited longitudinal data regarding nutrient intake, nutritional status and physical function in community-dwelling ethnically diverse older adults. This study explored these variables and their rela...

    Authors: Evans A. Asamane, Carolyn A. Greig and Janice L. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:36

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  31. Youth athletes are under increasing pressures to excel in their chosen sport and many turn to nutritional supplements in order to enhance sports performance. However, athletes may obtain their nutritional info...

    Authors: Stephen P. Bird and Benjamin D. Rushton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:35

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  32. Though undernutrition affects academic performance, significant number of Ethiopian school children have undernutrition. To avert nutritional problems the government in collaboration with the world food progra...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew and Azezu Asres Nigussie

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:34

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  33. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), is a life-threatening condition of global public health concern. It worsens in the presence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a complex disorder characterized by co-occurrence o...

    Authors: Ann Watetu. Thuita, Beatrice Nyanchama Kiage, Arnold N. Onyango and Anselimo O. Makokha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:30

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  34. Globally, under-nutrition accounts for > 3 million deaths annually among children < 5 years, with Kenya having ~ 35,000 deaths. This study aimed to identify factors associated with malnutrition in children age...

    Authors: Edwin Gudu, Mark Obonyo, Victor Omballa, Elvis Oyugi, Cecilia Kiilu, Jane Githuku, Zeinab Gura and James Ransom

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:33

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  35. The absence of proper infant and young child feeding practice results in malnutrition. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is potentially a major factor affecting child feeding practices. However, there is limited...

    Authors: Desta Melaku Tsedal, Mezgebu Yitayal, Zegeye Abebe and Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:28

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  36. People with cancer are at high risk of malnutrition. Nutrition education is an effective strategy to improve patient outcomes, however, little is known regarding the impact of family and/or carer involvement i...

    Authors: Andrea P. Marshall, Georgia Tobiano, Shelley Roberts, Elisabeth Isenring, Jasotha Sanmugarajah, Deborah Kiefer, Rachael Fulton, Hui Lin Cheng, Ki Fung To, Po Shan Ko, Yuk Fong Lam, Wang Lam and Alex Molassiotis

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:29

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  37. Delivering nutrition education within an emergency food pantry (EFP) provides an opportunity to reach many food insecure households and underserved populations. However, little is known about using a peer ment...

    Authors: Tracy L. Oliver, Amy McKeever, Rebecca Shenkman and Lisa K. Diewald

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:27

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  38. Goji (Lycium) is a popular traditional health food, and its fruit and root extracts have been found to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hypocholesterolemia-inducing abilities. Goji leaves also contain ...

    Authors: Po-Yen Chen, Tin-Han Shih, Kai-Chieh Chang, Jhin-Syuan Wang, Chi-Ming Yang and Yu-Sen Chang

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:26

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  39. Persons with dementia with mild to moderate cognitive impairment are at risk for developing impairments with activities of daily living such as the ability to feed oneself, that negatively influence health. La...

    Authors: Elaine J. Amella Krug, Suparna Qanungo, Kelley L. Martin, Martina Mueller, Mohan Madisetti and Teresa J. Kelechi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:24

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  40. Food insecurity is a critical public health challenge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries such as Nepal. The demographic transition has resulted in a growing population of senior citizens. Howeve...

    Authors: Devendra Raj Singh, Saruna Ghimire, Eva M. Jeffers, Sunita Singh, Dhirendra Nath and Sylvia Szabo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:31

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  41. In 2016, Oklahoma launched “Shape Your Future – Rethink Your Drink” (SYF/RYD), an obesity prevention health communication program targeting parents and caregivers of children. The aims of this study are to com...

    Authors: Shirley A. James, Ashley H. White, Sjonna Whitsitt Paulson and Laura A. Beebe

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:23

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  42. Nutritional status is the key concern among the people living with HIV but this issue has been failed to be prioritized in HIV strategic plan of Nepal. This study aims to assess the nutritional status among pe...

    Authors: Samip Khatri, Archana Amatya and Binjwala Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:22

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  43. Iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) is continued to be a major public health problem in Ethiopia. The problem is worse but the data is scarce in some pocket areas of the country. This study was aimed to assess th...

    Authors: Agize Asfaw and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:20

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  44. Overweight and obesity have become threats to public health in all regions across the globe including sub-Saharan Africa where prevalence used to be low. Policies to regulate the food environment and promote h...

    Authors: Nana Ama F. Agyapong, Reginald A. Annan, Charles Apprey, Linda N. E. Aduku and Elizabeth C. Swart

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:21

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  45. Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in women, and living in a tropical country with a year-round abundance of sunlight as the primary source of vitamin D does not seem to guarantee adequate serum 25(OH)D....

    Authors: Cimi Ilmiawati, Athica Oviana, Andi Friadi and Mohamad Reza

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:18

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  46. The role of fruit juice in pediatric dietary guidelines continues to be controversial, particularly with respect to concerns about unhealthy dietary habits and the potential promotion of excessive weight gain....

    Authors: Li Wan, Phani Deepti Jakkilinki, Martha R. Singer, M. Loring Bradlee and Lynn L. Moore

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:25

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