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  1. In any society, the elderly are among the vulnerable and high risk groups with regard to health status. In persons over the age of 60 years, nutrition is among the important determinants of health. However, un...

    Authors: Kidest Wondiye, Netsanet Abera Asseffa, Tsegaye Demisse Gemebo and Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:50

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  2. The importance of diet and nutrition during preconception age is a window of opportunity to promote future parental and transgenerational health. As a sub-study to a large Norwegian study, ‘Diet today – health...

    Authors: L. Salvesen, E. R. Hillesund, F. N. Vik, A. L. Brantsæter and N. C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:47

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  3. It has been established that use and utilization of nutrition services among adolescents are highly linked to availability, access, cost and quality of care. The main objective of this study was to assess the ...

    Authors: David Omondi Okeyo, Sussy Gumo, Elly O. Munde, Charles O. Opiyo, Zablon O. Omungo, Maureen Olyaro, Rachel K. Ndirangu, Nanlop Ogbureke, Sophie Efange and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:48

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  4. Adolescents are among the nutritionally vulnerable group due to their nutritional demand for pubertal spurt. At this age, adequate nutrition, nutritional education, and counseling are very important to halt th...

    Authors: Melkamu Aderajew Zemene, Melaku Tadege Engidaw, Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam, Desalegn Tesfa Asnakew and Sofonyas Abebaw Tiruneh

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:43

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  5. Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a key role in the immune, gastrointestinal, respiratory and nervous systems. In Colombia, a vast percentage of children live in low-income households with food insecu...

    Authors: Ángela María Pinzón-Rondón, Alfonso Hoyos-Martínez, Daniela Parra-Correa, Ana María Pedraza-Flechas and Ángela María Ruiz-Sternberg

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:42

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  6. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with indicators of pre-diabetes including, insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction and elevated plasma glucose with controversial findings from current trials. This study aims...

    Authors: Mohammed Al Thani, Eman Sadoun, Angeliki Sofroniou, Amin Jayyousi, Khaled Ahmed Mohamed Baagar, Abdulla Al Hammaq, Benjamin Vinodson, Hammad Akram, Zaid Shakoor Bhatti, Heba Samir Nasser and Vasiliki Leventakou

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:46

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  7. Anaemia among pregnant women and post-partum mothers is a public health challenge in Ghana, especially in the Volta Region. While literature abounds on anaemia among pregnant women, the same cannot be said for...

    Authors: Philip Kofie, Elvis E. Tarkang, Emmanuel Manu, Hubert Amu, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Fortress Yayra Aku, Joyce Komesuor, Martin Adjuik, Fred Binka and Margaret Kweku

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:40

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  8. The Healthy Eating Index (HEI-2010) is a measure of diet quality that examines conformance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The objectives of this study were to estimate baseline diet quality of pred...

    Authors: Kimberly P. Truesdale, Donna M. Matheson, Meghan M. JaKa, Sarah McAleer, Evan C. Sommer and Charlotte A. Pratt

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:38

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  9. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and weight-for-height (WHZ) are commonly used indicators to identify acute malnutrition. However, MUAC and WHZ diagnose different children, and produce prevalence estimates t...

    Authors: Eva Leidman, Alexia Couture, Erin Hulland and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:39

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  10. Stunting is one of the most commonly used indicators of child nutrition and health status. Despite significant efforts by the government and external development partners to improve maternal and child health a...

    Authors: Ramesh P. Adhikari, Manisha Laxmi Shrestha, Ajay Acharya and Nawaraj Upadhaya

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:37

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  11. Lunch provision is expected to improve the nutritional status of Cambodian garment workers. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of a model lunch provision through a canteen on anthropometry,...

    Authors: Jan Makurat, Natalie Becker, Frank T. Wieringa, Chhoun Chamnan and Michael B. Krawinkel

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:36

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  12. This study aims to investigate the knowledge, perception and practices related to health, nutrition, care practices, and their effect on nutrition health-seeking behaviour.

    Authors: Ipsha Chaand, Minashree Horo, Mohit Nair, Amit Harshana, Raman Mahajan, Vivek Kashyap, Fernanda Falero, Montse Escruela, Sakib Burza and Rajib Dasgupta

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:35

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  13. In food insecure settings, it may be difficult for pregnant women to meet increased nutritional needs through traditional diets. A promising new strategy to fill nutrient gaps in pregnancy involves the provisi...

    Authors: Sheila Isanaka, Stephen R. Kodish, Abdoul Aziz Mamaty, Ousmane Guindo, Mamane Zeilani and Rebecca F. Grais

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:34

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  14. About 24 million children across the world live without their parents. In resource-limited countries like Ethiopia, childhood malnutrition is common and intertwined with poverty. It is a leading cause of death...

    Authors: Andnet Tadesse Wete, Tadesse Alemu Zerfu and Adane Tesfaye Anbese

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:33

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  15. Vitamin D deficiency has been observed worldwide in pregnant women and their newborns. Maternal vitamin D deficiency can lead to deficiency in their newborn baby and has been linked with various complications ...

    Authors: Dhruba Shrestha, Saraswati Budhathoki, Sabi Pokhrel, Ashok Kumar Sah, Raj Kumar Shrestha, Ganendra Bhakta Raya, Reena Shrestha, Rasila Pasakhala, Christopher Smith and Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:31

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  16. Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) is the top dietary source of iron and several micronutrients necessary for red blood cell production (erythropoiesis) in the contemporary diet of Inuit adults across Canada. Many carib...

    Authors: Tiff-Annie Kenny, Xue Feng Hu, Jennifer A. Jamieson, Harriet V. Kuhnlein, Sonia D. Wesche and Hing Man Chan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:30

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  17. Culinary interventions (cooking classes) have been used to improve the quality of dietary intake and change behavior. The aim of this systematic review is to investigate the effects of culinary interventions o...

    Authors: Bashar Hasan, Warren G. Thompson, Jehad Almasri, Zhen Wang, Sumaya Lakis, Larry J. Prokop, Donald D. Hensrud, Kristen S. Frie, Mary J. Wirtz, Angela L. Murad, Jason S. Ewoldt and M. Hassan Murad

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:29

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  18. Adequate iodine fortified salt is the most common and effective method of preventing iodine deficiency. Studies showed households using iodized salt (15 Parts Per Million (PPM) to 80 PPM) of iodine at househol...

    Authors: Abraham Aregay Desta, Usha Kulkarni, Kidan Abraha, Solomon Worku and Berhe Woldearegay Sahle

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:28

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  19. Developing countries, undernutrition remains significant public health attention, as it was a combined consequence of poor dietary consumption and recurrent infectious illness especially in countries same Ethi...

    Authors: Abrehet Zeray, Getiye Dejenu Kibret and Cheru Tesema Leshargie

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:27

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  20. Social inequalities in nutrition lead a high number of families to struggle with food insecurity, even in developed countries. We aimed to assess the impact of fruits and vegetables vouchers on food security a...

    Authors: Camille Buscail, Judith Gendreau, Paul Daval, Pierre Lombrail, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel and Chantal Julia

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:26

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  21. Poor quality of food services in hospital contributes to low diet satisfaction among inpatients in both developed and developing countries. However, there is paucity of literature on diet satisfaction in healt...

    Authors: Nixon Miyoba and Irene Ogada

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:25

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  22. Iodine is an essential micronutrient important for foetal nerve and brain development, especially in the early stages of pregnancy. The re-emergence of mild to moderate iodine deficiency has recently been repo...

    Authors: Paul McMullan, Alyson Hunter, David McCance, Jayne V. Woodside and Karen Mullan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:24

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  23. Despite the decline in the rate of stunting in Ethiopia, the prevalence is still high and needs immense efforts to achieve the target set to reduce the prevalence. It varies between localities due to individua...

    Authors: Samson Kastro Dake, Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Tesfahun Molla Bobe, Habtamu Azene Tekle and Efrata Girma Tufa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:23

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  24. A low intake of Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs) is effective in the symptom control of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients but may exert negative effects on the intestinal ...

    Authors: Reijo Laatikainen, Jonna Jalanka, Jussi Loponen, Sanna-Maria Hongisto, Markku Hillilä, Jari Koskenpato, Riitta Korpela and Anne Salonen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:12

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  25. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy was adopted in Burundi in 2003. Our aim was to evaluate to what extent the malnutrition component of the IMCI guidelines is implemented at health ...

    Authors: Manassé Nimpagaritse, Catherine Korachais, Georges Nsengiyumva, Jean Macq and Bruno Meessen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:22

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  26. The rate of stunting in Nepal is among the highest in the world, which is a major public health problem. The objective of this study was to present data on stunting prevalence according to socio-demographic an...

    Authors: Sajama Nepali, Padam Simkhada and Ian Davies

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:19

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  27. Cooking interventions have the potential to improve child diet quality because cooking involvement is associated with positive changes in dietary behavior. Valid and reliable instruments that are low-cost and ...

    Authors: Melissa Pflugh Prescott, Barbara Lohse, Diane C. Mitchell and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:21

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  28. A complex and negatively reinforcing relationship exists between infection with Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) and malnutrition. HIV-induced immune impairment and its resulting opportunistic infections (O...

    Authors: Ayenew Negessie, Dube Jara, Mekaunint Taddele and Sahai Burrowes

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:20

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  29. The intergenerational continuity of undernutrition is influenced by shared genetic, household socio-economic and cultural resources which will be associated with the mother and the child nutritional status, po...

    Authors: Alinoor Mohamed Farah, Bilal Shikur Endris and Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:17

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  30. Under-nutrition is the cause for poor physical and mental development and has more burden among infants and young children aged between 6 and 23 months. Cultural practices like not providing animal source food...

    Authors: Efram Mulat, Girma Alem, Wubetu Woyraw and Habtamu Temesgen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:18

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  31. To design effective nutrition education interventions for college students, research is needed to determine the factors influencing food choices. The purpose of this study was to identify perceived barriers an...

    Authors: Lucia Amore, Opal Vanessa Buchthal and Jinan C. Banna

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:16

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  32. In the cross-sectional Lifestyle, Biomarkers, and Atherosclerosis study (LBA study) we have previously reported a high prevalence (15%) of homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in Swedis...

    Authors: Maria Fernström, Ulrika Fernberg and Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:15

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  33. Prelacteal feeding is one of the major harmful newborn feeding practices and is top on the list of global public health concerns. The practice deprives newborns of valuable nutrients and protection of colostru...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Maeza Mitiku Asfaw, Mekonen Birhane Ayalew, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Thandisizwe Redford Mavundla, Kassa Daka Gidebo, Aynalem Hailemichael Frew, Aychiluhim Damtew Mitiku and Alebel Yaregal Desale

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:14

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  34. Data on dietary intake in Guinea-Bissau is limited. The main purpose of this study was to compare mean daily energy intake (EI) with mean daily energy expenditure (EE) for a moderately active lifestyle in heal...

    Authors: Cecilie Blenstrup Patsche, Frauke Rudolf, Antonio Mateus da Silva Mendes, Idalina da Cunha, Victor Francisco Gomes, Christian Wejse and Charlotte Jeppesen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:13

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  35. Although the importance of capacity building for public health nutrition (PHN) has been increasing globally, reports on the current status of training programs for PHN in East-Asia including Japan are limited....

    Authors: Nana Shinozaki, Han-Chieh Wang, Xiaoyi Yuan, Tianyu Li, Kana Asano, Satomi Kobayashi and Satoshi Sasaki

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:10

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  36. Several national reports have indicated poor nutritional status among children from Western Uganda where millet porridge is a predominant complementary food. However, little is known about the nutritional stat...

    Authors: Barugahara Evyline Isingoma, Samuel Kuria Mbugua and Edward Gichohi Karuri

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:11

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  37. Obesity has emerged as a major health problem. Prevalence is increasing hugely. Various etiological factors had been identified as potential causes of obesity. There is an increasing need to study different de...

    Authors: Marwa Mohammed Yousif, Lamis AbdelGadir Kaddam and Humeda Suekit Humeda

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:6

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  38. Goiter remains one of the major public health problems particularly among young children in economically disadvantaged countries like Ethiopia. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of goiter and i...

    Authors: Abera Bekele and Takele Menna Adilo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:5

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  39. Initiation of complementary feeding is often delayed in Bangladesh and likely contributes to the high burden of infant undernutrition in the country.

    Authors: Aatekah Owais, Parminder S. Suchdev, Benjamin Schwartz, David G. Kleinbaum, A. S. G. Faruque, Sumon K. Das and Aryeh D. Stein

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:7

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  40. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease in which nutritional barriers are diverse and common, with malnutrition greatly influencing pulmonary trajectory and overall outcomes. Despite this, the most effective methods...

    Authors: Siddhartha G. Kapnadak, Kathleen J. Ramos, Andrea M. Lopriore, Christopher H. Goss and Moira L. Aitken

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:4

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  41. Stunting and anemia are long-standing public health challenges which adversely affects the cognitive development and physical wellbeing of children in low income settings. The aim of this study was to assess t...

    Authors: Bereket Geze Malako, Benedict Oppong Asamoah, Minyahil Tadesse, Robel Hussen and Meklit Tesfaye Gebre

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:3

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  42. Unhealthy diet is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Reformulation of processed foods has the potential to improve population diet, but evidence of its impact is limited. The purpose of this review was...

    Authors: Carlo Federici, Patrick Detzel, Francesco Petracca, Livia Dainelli and Giovanni Fattore

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:2

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2019 5:9

  43. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have beneficial effects on hypertriglyceridemia although their effect on angiopoietin-like proteins (ANGPTLs), specifically ANGPTL3, ANGPTL4 and ANGPTL8 is unknown.

    Authors: Sepideh Kaviani, Caroline M. Taylor, Jada L. Stevenson, Jamie A. Cooper and Chad M. Paton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:1

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  44. Inappropriate complementary feeding practices are a major contributor to poor nutritional status of children under 2 years old in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Ministry of Health recommends that continued breast fee...

    Authors: Shikur Mohammed, Tewodros Getinet, Samrawit Solomon and Andrew D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:54

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Many young people have a tendency to be concerned about their physical appearance and undertake practices in order to achieve certain body ideals. There is however limited information from developing countries...

    Authors: Esi Yaabah Quaidoo, Agartha Ohemeng and Margaret Amankwah-Poku

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:53

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  46. Stunting continues to be a major public health problem globally. Stunting is a manifestation of many factors including inadequate food intake and poor health conditions. However, poor quality nutritional diets...

    Authors: Bubile Mzumara, Phoebe Bwembya, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Raider Mugode and Jeremiah Banda

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:51

    Content type: Research article

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