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  1. Study protocol

    Design and implementation of a cross-sectional nutritional phenotyping study in healthy US adults

    Metabolic imbalance is a key determinant of risk of chronic diseases. Metabolic health cannot be assessed solely by body mass calculations or by static, fasted state biochemical readouts. Although previous stu...

    Lacey M. Baldiviez, Nancy L. Keim, Kevin D. Laugero, Daniel H. Hwang, Liping Huang, Leslie R. Woodhouse, Dustin J. Burnett, Melissa S. Zerofsky, Ellen L. Bonnel, Lindsay H. Allen, John W. Newman and Charles B. Stephensen

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:79

    Published on: 19 October 2017

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    An innovative team-based weightloss competition to reduce cardiovascular and diabetes risk among Māori and Pacific people: rationale and method for the study and its evaluation

    Obesity rates for New Zealand (NZ) Pacific and Māori (NZ indigenous people) are among the highest in the world. Long-term results of weight management programmes for adults have been modest but primarily focus...

    Marewa Glover, Anette Kira, Geoff Kira, Hayden McRobbie, Bernhard H. Breier, Rozanne Kruger, Jane Stephen and Mafi Funaki-Tahifote

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:78

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Mistaken perception of lipid intake and its effects: a randomized trial

    Although the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is promising for behavioral interventions, it may be limited by an inability to understand perceptions of food consumption. The following questions and gaps presented ...

    Mariana Carvalho de Menezes, Sueli Aparecida Mingoti, Raquel de Deus Mendonça and Aline Cristine Souza Lopes

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:77

    Published on: 19 September 2017

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    Comprehensive assessment of food and nutrient intake of children and adolescents in Germany: EsKiMo II – the eating study as a KiGGS module

    As part of the second wave of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS Wave 2), food and nutrient intake of children and adolescents aged 6–17 years living in Germ...

    C. Lage Barbosa, A.-K. Brettschneider, M. Haftenberger, F. Lehmann, M. Frank, K. Heide, E. Patelakis, H. Perlitz, L. Krause, R. Houben, H.G. Butschalowsky, A. Richter, P. Kamtsiuris and G.B.M. Mensink

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:75

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Assessing nutrition and other claims on food labels: a repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian food supply

    In 2010, nutrition claims were investigated in Canadian foods; however, many nutrition and other claims have been introduced since then. This study aimed to determine: i) the proportion of foods carrying claim...

    Beatriz Franco-Arellano, Jodi T. Bernstein, Sheida Norsen, Alyssa Schermel and Mary R. L’Abbé

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:74

    Published on: 8 September 2017

  6. Research article

    National pattern of grain products consumption among Canadians in association with body weight status

    Obesity in Canadian adults is showing upward trends. Consumption of whole-grains is one recommendation for the prevention of obesity. Despite the apparent nutritional and energy content differences between who...

    Hassan Vatanparast, Susan Whiting, Alomgir Hossain, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Anwar T. Merchant and Michael Szafron

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:59

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Assessment of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and weight change: a prospective cohort study

    In prospective studies, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been associated with weight increase. However, most prospective studies examine changes in body weight over time according to amounts of SSB intake ...

    Patrick Mullie, Philippe Autier, Mathieu Boniol, Peter Boyle, Benedicte Deforche, Evelien Mertens, Ruben Charlier, Sara Knaeps, Johan Lefevre and Peter Clarys

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:57

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Vitamin C and E supplementation does not affect heat shock proteins or endogenous antioxidants in trained skeletal muscles during 12 weeks of strength training

    Supplementation with large doses of antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, has been shown to blunt some adaptations to endurance training. The effects of antioxidant supplementation on adaptations to strength ...

    K. T. Cumming, T. Raastad, A. Sørstrøm, M. P. Paronetto, N. Mercatelli, I. Ugelstad, D. Caporossi and G. Paulsen

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:70

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Nutritional status of cancer outpatients using scored patient generated subjective global assessment in two cancer treatment centers, Nairobi, Kenya

    Malnutrition is a universal problem in cancer patients renowned as an important factor for increased morbidity, decreased quality of life and high mortality. Early diagnosis of malnutrition risk through nutrit...

    Yvonne Opanga, Lydia Kaduka, Zipporah Bukania, Richard Mutisya, Ann Korir, Veronica Thuita, Moses Mwangi, Erastus Muniu and Charles Mbakaya

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:63

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  10. Research article

    High magnitude of under nutrition among HIV infected adults who have not started ART in Tanzania--a call to include nutrition care and treatment in the test and treat model

    Undernutrition among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) can be ameliorated if nutrition specific and sensitive interventions are integrated into their HIV care and treatment centers (CTC). Integrated care is lack...

    Bruno F. Sunguya, Nzovu K. Ulenga, Hellen Siril, Sarah Puryear, Eric Aris, Expeditho Mtisi, Edith Tarimo, David P. Urassa, Wafaie Fawzi and Ferdnand Mugusi

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:58

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Linkages between health and agriculture sectors in Ethiopia: a formative research study exploring barriers, facilitators and opportunities for local level coordination to deliver nutritional programmes and services

    In Ethiopia, poor infant and young child feeding practices and low household dietary diversity remain widespread. The Government has adopted the National Nutrition Programme that emphasizes the need for multi-...

    Girmay Ayana, Tesfaye Hailu, Desalegn Kuche, Andinet Abera, Solomon Eshetu, Alemnesh Petros, Aweke Kebede, Masresha Tessema, Cami M. Allen, Mihretab M. Salasibew and Alan D. Dangour

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:69

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Dietary patterns and cardio-metabolic risk in a population of Guatemalan young adults

    Latin America is facing an increasing burden of nutrition-related non-communicable disease. Little is known about dietary patterns in Guatemalan adults and how dietary patterns are associated with cardio-metab...

    Nicole D. Ford, Lindsay M. Jaacks, Reynaldo Martorell, Neil K. Mehta, Cria G. Perrine, Manuel Ramirez-Zea and Aryeh D. Stein

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:68

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Survival status and factors associated with treatment outcome of severely malnourished children admitted to Ayder referral hospital: a cross-sectional study

    Severe acute malnutrition remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality for children under five years of age in developing countries. The prevalence of wasting, underweight and stunting has remained high ...

    Mengistu Girma Tirore, Tesfay Mehari Atey and Haftay Berhane Mezgebe

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:66

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Predictors of anemia in pregnant women residing in rural areas of the Oromiya region of Ethiopia

    Anemia in pregnancy is associated with higher risk of low birth weight and both maternal and perinatal mortality. While previous studies in Ethiopia have examined factors associated with anemia, which factors ...

    Krista Zillmer, Ashish Pokharel, Kathryn Spielman, Meghan Kershaw, Kidane Ayele, Yitbarek Kidane, Tefera Belachew, Robert F. Houser, Eileen Kennedy, Jeffrey K Griffiths and Shibani Ghosh

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:65

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Postprandial energy metabolism and substrate oxidation in response to the inclusion of a sugar- or non-nutritive sweetened beverage with meals differing in protein content

    The macronutrient composition of the diet may play a more important role in maintaining a healthy body weight and preventing obesity than previously thought. The primary goal of this research was to determine ...

    Shanon L. Casperson, Clint Hall and James N. Roemmich

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:49

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Comparison of nutritional status and associated factors of lactating women between lowland and highland communities of District Raya, Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian regions have a relatively higher prevalence of under-nutrition are found in the lowlands of the country, with the exception of the highlands of Tigiray, where under-nutrition is also prevalent.

    Ismael Kalayu Sitotaw, Kiday Hailesslasie and Yohannes Adama

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:61

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  17. Research article

    An examination of whether associations exist between maternal and neonatal 25OHD and infant size and adiposity at birth, 6–9 months and 2–2.5 years of age – a longitudinal observational study from the ROLO study

    Vitamin D status in pregnancy and offspring bone health effects are well established, yet limited knowledge exists on the effect of maternal vitamin D status on offspring size/adiposity. This study examines th...

    Mary K. Horan, Jean M. Donnelly, Malachi J. McKenna, Brenda Crosbie, Mark T. Kilbane and Fionnuala M. McAuliffe

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:62

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  18. Research article

    Need for the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): gaps in current nutrition care in five Canadian hospitals

    Malnutrition is common in hospitalized patients and is associated with increased mortality, length of stay, and risk of re-admission. The consensus based Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) was...

    Renata Valaitis, Celia Laur, Heather Keller, Donna Butterworth and Brenda Hotson

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:60

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  19. Research article

    A systematic review of complementary feeding practices in South Asian infants and young children: the Bangladesh perspective

    Sub-optimal nutrition among children remains a problem across South Asia (SA). Appropriate complementary feeding practices (CFP) can greatly reduce this risk. The primary objective of this systematic review (S...

    Logan Manikam, Alexandra Robinson, Jia Ying Kuah, Hrisheekesh J. Vaidya, Emma C. Alexander, George W. Miller, Kunjshri K. Singh, Victoria Dawe, Sonia Ahmed, Raghu Lingam and Monica Lakhanpaul

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:56

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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