Basic science

Section edited by Denis Roy

This section considers studies on all aspects of the underlying biological basis of nutrition including nutrigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetics, oxidative stress, nutrient physiology and biochemistry, the microbiome, probiotics, prebiotics, and hormone-nutrient interactions in the cell and in the central nervous system

  1. 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

  2. Research article

    Iron deficiency decreases renal 25-hydroxyvitamin D3-1α-hydroxylase activity and bone formation in rats

    Dietary iron intake is associated with bone metabolism in human and animals. Previous studies have suggested that iron deficiency diminishes bone formation and causes bone loss in rats, however, the detailed m...

    Shinichi Katsumata, Rie Katsumata, Naoki Matsumoto, Hirofumi Inoue, Nobuyuki Takahashi and Mariko Uehara

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:33

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  3. Research article

    The synergystic effects of omega-3 fatty acids against 5-fluorouracil-induced mucosal impairment in mice

    Anti-cancer pharmaceuticals frequently have adverse side effects on patients such as gastrointestinal involvement limiting their clinical applications. These effects may be controlled by nutritional interventi...

    Mayu Sebe, Rie Tsutsumi, Sotaro Yamaguchi, Yousuke T. Horikawa, Nagakatsu Harada, Takuro Oyama, Nami Kakuta, Katsuya Tanaka, Yasuo M. Tsutsumi, Yutaka Nakaya and Hiroshi Sakaue

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:17

    Published on: 17 March 2016