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  1. The adherence to a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet may have a bidirectional relationship with mental wellbeing. We aimed to evaluate the association between compliance with a DASH diet and ...

    Authors: Mansoore Saharkhiz, Zahra Khorasanchi, Samira Karbasi, Amir Masoud Jafari-Nozad, Mohsen Naseri, Mahtab Mohammadifard, Mahin Siami Ali Abad, Malaksima Ayadilord, Gordon A. Ferns and Afsane Bahrami

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:21

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Nutritional awareness and practice of women during pregnancy could be determining their nutritional status, which significantly affects the outcome of pregnancy. Therefore this study aims to explore the maternal ...

    Authors: Matyas Atnafu Alehegn, Tsegaye Kebede Fanta and Agumas Fentahun Ayalew

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:20

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Planning interventions to promote food and nutrition literacy (FNL) require a better understanding of the FNL status of the target group and its correlates.

    Authors: Marziyeh Ashoori, Nasrin Omidvar, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Elham Shakibazadeh, Azam Doustmohamadian, Behnaz Abdar-Esfahani and Mohammad Mazandaranian

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:19

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Anemia is a major public health concern that is present in 41.7% of children under 5 worldwide. The prevalence of anemia in Peru was 43.6% in 2017, a decrease by only 6.8% in 8 years. Despite great efforts mad...

    Authors: Christopher M. Westgard, Luis A. Orrego-Ferreyros, Liz Franco Calderón and Alexandra M. Rogers

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:11

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The release of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Nutrition 2015 provides a unique opportunity since CCHS 2004 to investigate food choices of Canadian children and adolescents at a national level.

    Authors: Salma Hack, Mahsa Jessri and Mary R. L’Abbé

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:16

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Conflict regions bear the heaviest brunt of food insecurity and undernutrition. South Sudan is one of the fragile countries following years of conflict that led to large displacements. Moderate to severe under...

    Authors: Jackline Kiarie, Sarah Karanja, Julius Busiri, Diana Mukami and Colleta Kiilu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:25

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Nutrition among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is essential in their care and management as it has implication for their immune function. We examined the nutritional status and associated factors among HI...

    Authors: Beauty Mawuenam Nanewortor, Farrukh Ishaque Saah, Prince Kubi Appiah, Hubert Amu and Kwaku Kissah-Korsah

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:14

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Anemia is a global public health problem, particularly in developing countries. Assessing the geographic distributions and determinant factors is a key and crucial step in designing targeted prevention and int...

    Authors: Biruk Shalmeno Tusa, Sewnet Adem Kebede and Adisu Birhanu Weldesenbet

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:18

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although malnutrition particularly stunting is recognized as multi-causal, there has been limited integrated nutrition interventions to reduce its burden in children under-fives and those existing are not well...

    Authors: Ester Elisaria, Jackline Mrema, Tariki Bogale, Giulia Segafredo and Charles Festo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:17

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Technology has advanced bringing new cost-effective methods to measure food intake. The aim of the study was to compare food and drink portion estimates from a traditional portion estimation method using 3D fo...

    Authors: Jennifer Bradley, Maisie K. Rowland, John N. S. Matthews, Ashley J. Adamson and Suzanne Spence

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:10

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Consuming diversified food during the adolescent period is essential to build a healthy and active mind for their later life. Food prices increased in the local market due to fewer production of crops. Thus, e...

    Authors: Melese Linger Endalifer, Gashaw Andargie, Bekri Mohammed and Bedilu Linger Endalifer

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:27

    Content type: Research

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  12. Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable stages of life in which malnutrition inhibits academic performance through poor growth and development, mental retardation, poor overall cognitive function and poor hea...

    Authors: Selamawit Woldeyohanes Katiso, Amene Abebe Kerbo and Samson Kastro Dake

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:15

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Childhood undernutrition is a global problem contributing to more than a third of under-five mortality. Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) fare worse than children living with their parents. However, the nu...

    Authors: Nina Berr, Yemisrach Nigatu and Nebiyu Dereje

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:24

    Content type: Research

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  14. Klotho is an anti-aging protein mainly expressed in the kidneys with a smaller amount expressed in adipose tissue. Klotho effects include roles in reducing oxidative stress, insulin signaling, adipogenesis and...

    Authors: Sofia Villagomez, Dena B. Dubal, Jessica Hawkins, Dan Wang and Janet M. Wojcicki

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:22

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Interventions to reduce population salt intake are feasible and cost-effective. The Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership implemented a complex, multi-faceted salt reduction intervention between 2014 and 2020 i...

    Authors: Emalie Rosewarne, Wai-Kwan Chislett, Briar McKenzie, Jenny Reimers, Kellie-Ann Jolly, Kirstan Corben, Kathy Trieu and Jacqui Webster

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:12

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The risk of malnutrition among elderly people is high and living alone increases the risk. As the number of older persons living alone is expected to increase due to the demographic development of an increasin...

    Authors: Ellen Kristine Frøyland Alne, Tove Øie, Malene Søiland and Kine Gjesdal

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  17. There are increasing data highlighting the effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation in the treatment of vitamin D deficiency. But individuals vary in their responsiveness to vitamin D supplementation. In thi...

    Authors: Elahe Allahyari, Parichehr Hanachi, Seyed Jamal Mirmoosavi, Gordon A.Ferns, Afsane Bahrami and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:7

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that predominantly affects individuals in sub-Saharan Africa. However, research that elucidates links between SCD pathophysiology and nutritional status...

    Authors: Eunice Berko Nartey, Jonathan Spector, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Catherine L. Jones, Alan Jackson, Agartha Ohemeng, Rajiv Shah, Alice Koryo-Dabrah, Amma Benneh-Akwasi Kuma, Hyacinth I. Hyacinth and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:9

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Soy products are associated with many beneficial health consequences, but their effects on the human intestinal microbiome are poorly characterized.

    Authors: Evangelos Dioletis, Ricardo S. Paiva, Eleanna Kaffe, Eric R. Secor, Theresa R. Weiss, Maxine R. Fields, Xinshou Ouyang and Ather Ali

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:6

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Performing a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in the field of nutrition is challenging and success highly depends on understanding the factors that influence recruitment and dropout of participants. Our aim w...

    Authors: Vera IJmker-Hemink, Nora Lize, Sandra Beijer, Natasja Raijmakers, Geert Wanten and Manon van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  21. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

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

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:5

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Nutrition 2020 6:57

  22. One newly proposed approach to determining eligibility of children aged 6–59 months for therapeutic feeding programs (TFPs) is to use mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) < 115 mm, bilateral oedema or Weight-for...

    Authors: Benjamin Guesdon, Alexia Couture, Elise Lesieur and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In northern Nigeria, UNICEF has supported introduction of a short message service (SMS) system for data transmission in the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme. The SMS system ope...

    Authors: Veronica Tuffrey, Cora Mezger, Simeon Nanama, Assaye Bulti, Gloria Olisenekwu, Charles Umar, Emma Jones and Esther Namukasa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The displacement of traditional dietary practices is associated with negative nutritional consequences for rural Indigenous people, who already face the brunt of both nutritional inadequacies and excesses. Tra...

    Authors: Ana Deaconu, Geneviève Mercille and Malek Batal

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Vitamin D is essential for health and its shortage exacerbates overall mortality. Health care workers (HCWs) need to educate on its uses and sources although studies indicate their low level of practice. The m...

    Authors: Wubegzier Mekonnen, Yeweyenhareg Feleke, Yakob Desalegn, Getahun Tarekegne, Biruk Lambisso, Jemal Haidar and Tewabech Zewede

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:77

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Implementation fidelity which is defined as the degree to which programmes are implemented as intended is one of the factors that affect programme outcome, thus requiring careful examination. This study aims t...

    Authors: Roselyter Monchari Riang’a, Anne Kisaka Nangulu and Jacqueline E. W. Broerse

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:78

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Therapeutic fasting may improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and sleep but is not applicable for everyone. Time-restricted eating (TRE) offers a low threshold alternative but research on associations...

    Authors: Dorothea Kesztyüs, Monika Fuchs, Petra Cermak and Tibor Kesztyüs

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:76

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Suboptimal feeding practices have a negative impact on children’s health and growth in the first 2 years of life and increase their risk of undernutrition, morbidity, and mortality. The aim of the study was to...

    Authors: Shabina Ariff, Kamran Saddiq, Javairia Khalid, Laila Sikanderali, Batha Tariq, Fariha Shaheen, Gul Nawaz, Atif Habib and Sajid Bashir Soofi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:75

    Content type: Research article

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  29. We evaluated whether diet quality is a predictor of weight loss and reduced diabetes risk, independent of caloric intake in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) cohort, a randomized clinical trial of adults a...

    Authors: Benjamin T. Allaire, Ashley H. Tjaden, Elizabeth M. Venditti, John W. Apolzan, Dana Dabelea, Linda M. Delahanty, Sharon L. Edelstein, Mary A. Hoskin, Karla A. Temple, Judith Wylie-Rosett and Lindsay M. Jaacks

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:74

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Undernutrition in childhood is an important factor that greatly impedes the achievement of full human potential at adulthood. Despite increased enrolment of pupils in primary schools in developing countries, s...

    Authors: Samuel Elolu and Duncan Ongeng

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:73

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Prebiotics, defined as a substrate that is selectively utilized by host microorganisms conferring a health benefit, present a potential option to optimize gut microbiome health. Elucidating the relationship be...

    Authors: Jason R. Bush and Michelle J. Alfa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:72

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Maternal iodine deficiency is one of the common causes of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. Maternal iodine deficiency during pregnancy is associated with a number of adverse outcomes such as abortion,...

    Authors: Trevor Kaile, Bornwell Sikateyo, Masauso M. Phiri and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:71

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Researchers have sought to explain the black-white coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality disparity that increased from near parity to ~ 30% between 1980 and 2010. Contributing factors include cardiovascular d...

    Authors: Luanne R. DeChristopher, Brandon J. Auerbach and Katherine L. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:70

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Humans have a long history of consuming fermented foods. However, their prevalence in human diets remains largely undetermined, and there is a lack of validated dietary assessment tools assessing the intake of...

    Authors: Katherine J. Li, Elske M. Brouwer-Brolsma, Kathryn J. Burton, Guy Vergères and Edith J. M. Feskens

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:69

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  45. 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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  46. 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

    Content type: Research article

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