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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Malnutrition is the main risk factor for most common communicable diseases. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between country-level prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC), malnutrition...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Robert J. Schroth, Ana Vukovic, Arthur Kemoli, Balgis Gaffar and Mary Obiyan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:16

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  5. Malnutrition and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are interlaced in a vicious cycle and worsened in low and middle-income countries. In Ethiopia, even though individuals are dually affected by both malnutrit...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Pammla Petrucka, Cheru Tesema, Nurilign Abebe Moges, Fasil Wagnew, Getnet Asmare, Gemechu Kumera, Zebenay Workneh Bitew, Daniel Bekele Ketema, Tesfahun Tiruneh, Mamaru Wubale Melkamu, Yitbarek Tenaw Hibstie, Belisty Temesgen and Setegn Eshetie

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:10

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  6. Neonatal diet impacts many physiological systems and can modify risk for developing metabolic disease and obesity later in life. Less well studied is the effect of postnatal diet (e.g., comparing human milk (H...

    Authors: Eugenia Carvalho, Sean H. Adams, Elisabet Børsheim, Michael L. Blackburn, Kikumi D. Ono-Moore, Matthew Cotter, Anne K. Bowlin and Laxmi Yeruva

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:13

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  7. Nutrition and dietary patterns are modifiable factors that can be utilized to prevent or slow the progression of Chronic kidney disease (CKD). Adherence to current dietary recommendations can reduce the incide...

    Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Zelalem Debebe Mengistu, Birhanu Worku Molla and Helen Tkuwab Desta

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:14

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  8. Due to rising food insecurity, natural resource scarcity, population growth, and the cost of and demand for animal proteins, insects as food have emerged as a relevant topic. This study examines the nutrient c...

    Authors: Megan E. Parker, Stephanie Zobrist, Herman E. Lutterodt, Cyril R. Asiedu, Chantal Donahue, Connor Edick, Kimberly Mansen, Gretel Pelto, Peiman Milani, Shobhita Soor, Amos Laar and Cyril M. Engmann

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:7

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  9. Good nutrition and physical activity of school-aged children are important for ensuring optimum growth and reducing obesity. This present study assessed associations between breakfast consumption, BMI-for-Age ...

    Authors: Reginald Adjetey Annan, Solomon Adjetey Sowah, Charles Apprey, Nana Ama Frimpomaa Agyapong, Satoru Okonogi, Taro Yamauchi and Takeshi Sakurai

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:19

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  10. Vitamin D deficiency is common among post-menopausal women and it is important to treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent falls and fractures in patients with osteoporosis. Few studies examined the prevalence of...

    Authors: Navaneethakrishnan Suganthan, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Vithegi Kesavan, Mahalingam Aravinthan and Nadarajah Rajeshkannan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:15

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  11. Older people have varying degrees of unmet nutritional needs following discharge from hospital. Inadequate involvement of the older person and his or her family caregivers in care and care planning, and inadeq...

    Authors: Christine Hillestad Hestevik, Marianne Molin, Jonas Debesay, Astrid Bergland and Asta Bye

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:11

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  12. Nutritional supplements are used for preventing and treating childhood malnutrition. While there is a growing body of evidence on product efficacy, less emphasis has been placed on how they are perceived and u...

    Authors: Caroline Marquer, Céline Langendorf, Lynda Christelle Woi-Messe, Fatou Berthe, Eric-Alain Ategbo, Santiago Rodas-Moya, Saskia dePee and Rebecca F. Grais

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:4

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  13. Stunting is defined as a child with a height for-age Z-score less than minus two standard deviations. Globally, 162 million less than 5 years were stunted. In Ethiopia, Nationally the prevalence of stunting am...

    Authors: Molla Kahssay, Etsay Woldu, Abel Gebre and Surender Reddy

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:9

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  14. Some of the recently piloted innovative approaches for the management of acute malnutrition in children use the “expanded MUAC-only” approach, with Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) < 125 mm as the sole anthr...

    Authors: Benjamin Guesdon, Alexia Couture, Danka Pantchova and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:5

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  15. This study investigated long-term effect of the Obudu honey on selected biomarkers of energy storage regulation, compared to table sugar.

    Authors: Item Justin Atangwho, Chidimma Emmanuel Ibeneme, Godwin Eneji Egbung, Emmanuel Ibeneme, Margaret Akpan Eno and Promise Nwankpa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:3

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  16. The physical status of patients who received enteral nutrition is still unclear. We aimed to compare the physical functional status among older adult patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy ...

    Authors: Tetsuro Hayashi, Masato Matsushima, Hidetaka Wakabayashi and Seiji Bito

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:2

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  17. Breakfast is often regarded as “the most important meal of the day” but there is limited reporting of the foods/beverages currently constituting a typical breakfast. This study investigated current breakfast h...

    Authors: Angelica Quatela, Amanda Patterson, Robin Callister and Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:1

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  18. LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration is modified by dietary and genetic factors; however, little is known about the details of this relationship. Our aim was to investigate the associations taking into accoun...

    Authors: S. Akimoto, C. Goto and K. Kuriki

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:61

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  19. In an attempt to design an educational programme targeting caregivers of children aged 6 to 59 months in internally displaced persons camps in Somalia, the objective of this study was twofold. First, to explor...

    Authors: Mohamed Kalid, Fatumo Osman, Munshi Sulaiman, Fiona Dykes and Kerstin Erlandsson

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:59

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  20. Hispanic women and children who become overweight or obese are at risk for developing prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease later in life. Interdisciplinary interventions which target Hispan...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Cecilia Gonzales, Nilda Peragallo Montano, Krista M. Perreira, Alice S. Ammerman, Jaime Crandell, Kelly R. Evenson, Myles S. Faith, Hugh Waters, Crystal Linares, Yamnia I. Cόrtes and Eliana M. Perrin

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:58

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  21. Older adults living in long-term care (LTC) are nutritionally vulnerable. The purpose of this study was to determine diet quality of Canadian LTC residents and its association with malnutrition and low calf ci...

    Authors: Natalie Carrier, Lita Villalon, Christina Lengyel, Susan E. Slaughter, Lisa Duizer, Jill Morrison-Koechl and Heather Keller

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:57

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  22. In Ethiopia, there are different pocket studies that assessed adolescent undernutrition which came up with inconsistent and inconclusive findings. Therefore, estimating the pooled prevalence and associated fac...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe, Abadi Kidanemariam, Gebrehiwot Gebremariam and Alem Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:49

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  23. The number of people preferring plant-based nutrition is growing continuously in the western world. Vegetarianism and veganism are also becoming increasingly popular among individuals participating in sport. H...

    Authors: Josefine Nebl, Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Paulina Wasserfurth, Sven Haufe, Julian Eigendorf, Uwe Tegtbur and Andreas Hahn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:51

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  24. Obesity has been associated with an increased risk for cardio-metabolic diseases. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents is increasing worldwide, including Nigeria, but only little data exist on the relat...

    Authors: Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Iyanuoluwa Odunayo Adelusi, Praise Oluwatooni Adedeji, Adedoyin Esther Awofeso, Olajumoke Omotoyosi Oroleye and Doyinfunmi Lydia Gbadegesin

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:45

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  25. Long-haul truck drivers are exposed to unfavorable working conditions affecting their health but information on truck drivers travelling through Europe is missing. The study aimed to describe the populations’ ...

    Authors: Andreas Bschaden, Siegfried Rothe, Anja Schöner, Nina Pijahn and Nanette Stroebele-Benschop

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:56

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  26. Folic acid fortification of staple foods has been in place in many countries for over two decades. Studies have shown that folic acid fortification can significantly reduce incidence of neural tube defects. Ta...

    Authors: Ipyana Frank Mwandelile, Rose Mpembeni, Ahmed Abade, Susan F. Rumisha, Julius J. Massaga and Rogath Kishimba

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:55

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  27. Measuring dietary intake in children and adolescents can be challenging due to misreporting, difficulties in establishing portion size and reliance on recording dietary data via proxy reporters. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Linda A. Bush, Jayne Hutchinson, Jozef Hooson, Marisol Warthon-Medina, Neil Hancock, Katharine Greathead, Bethany Knowles, Elisa J. Vargas-Garcia, Lauren E. Gibson, Barrie Margetts, Sian Robinson, Andy Ness, Nisreen A. Alwan, Petra A. Wark, Mark Roe, Paul Finglas…

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:53

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  28. Seasonality poses a considerable food security challenge in Ethiopia. Yet, measuring seasonal variations in food insecurity, particularly the dimension of food access, lacks an adequately validated tool. We th...

    Authors: Bereket Yohannes Kabalo, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, Eskindir Loha and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:54

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  29. Changes in food intake are common in children with cancer and are often caused by nausea and perturbations in sense of taste. The VIE (Valorization, Implication, Education) study proposes family-based nutritio...

    Authors: S. Beaulieu-Gagnon, V. Bélanger, C. Meloche, D. Curnier, S. Sultan, C. Laverdière, D. Sinnett and V. Marcil

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:52

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  30. Protein intake is important for the recovery of the immune system, physical strength, and wound healing after surgery. Sarcopenia is associated with a poor prognosis when compared to patients without sarcopeni...

    Authors: Hyung Sun Kim, Yun Sun Lee, Soo Yun Jang, So Young Jun, Jin Hong Lim, Im Kyung Kim, Hyung Mi Kim and Joon Seong Park

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:44

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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