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BMC Nutrition

Clinical nutrition

This section considers studies on all aspects of nutrition in medical care, including nutrition and disease, immune function, parenteral nutrition, malnutrition in intensive care, nutritional screening and feeding protocols

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Long term care (LTC) menus need to contain sufficient nutrients for health and pureed menus may have lower nutritional quality than regular texture menus due to processes (e.g., recipe alterations) required to...

    Authors: Vanessa Vucea, Heather H. Keller, Jill M. Morrison, Alison M. Duncan, Lisa M. Duizer, Natalie Carrier, Christina O. Lengyel and Susan E. Slaughter

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:80

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    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:63

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    Lysine is one of the essential amino acids and in cereal based diets it is known to be the most limiting and therefore determines the quality of dietary protein in such diets. This study investigated the effec...

    Authors: Frederick Vuvor, Husein Mohammed, Thomas Ndanu and Obed Harrison

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:67

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:49

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:60

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Intake of high excess free fructose (EFF) beverages, including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks, and apple juice, may be associated with childhood asthma, adult idiopathic c...

    Authors: Luanne Robalo DeChristopher, Jaime Uribarri and Katherine L. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:51

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The role of dietary glycemic index (GI) and dietary glycemic load (GL) on metabolic syndrome (MetS) in youth populations remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association among diet...

    Authors: Itandehui Castro-Quezada, Salomón Angulo-Estrada, Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, María Dolores Ruiz-López, Reyes Artacho, Lluís Serra-Majem and Teresa Shamah-Levy

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:44

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age with an estimated prevalence of 5–20% of premenopausal women. The clinical symptoms common to PCOS include menstrual dysfu...

    Authors: Laura E. McBreairty, Philip D. Chilibeck, Donna R. Chizen, Roger A. Pierson, Lindsay Tumback, Lauren B. Sherar and Gordon A. Zello

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:23

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dietary intake is a known determinant of body mass index (BMI) among different populations and is therefore a useful component for BMI control. To our knowledge, no study has investigated the usual dietary int...

    Authors: Nicholas Matovu, Flavia K. Matovu, Wenceslaus Sseguya and Florence Tushemerirwe

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:21

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Nutrition care in hospitals is often haphazard, and malnourished patients are not always readily identified and do not receive the care they require. The Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) is ...

    Authors: Heather Keller, Celia Laur, Renata Valaitis, Jack Bell, Tara McNicholl, Sumantra Ray, Joseph Murphy and Stephanie Barnes

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:13

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and chronic energy deficiency are bidirectional and multifaceted. HIV can cause or worsen chronic energy deficiency by increasing energy requirements, reducing food...

    Authors: Melkitu Fentie, Molla Mesele Wassie, Adino Tesfahun, Kassahun Alemu, Malede Mequanent and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The development of several disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis, has been linked to suboptimal dietary magnesium (Mg) intake. In this context, a number of studies have tried to...

    Authors: Dominik Kappeler, Irene Heimbeck, Christiane Herpich, Natalie Naue, Josef Höfler, Wolfgang Timmer and Bernhard Michalke

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:7

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Poor hospital outcomes among adult patients admitted to hospitals have been attributed to inadequate nutrient intake and progressive disease conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy ...

    Authors: Murambiwa Nyati, Irene Ogada and Christopher Nyirenda

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:64

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Undernutrition remains highly prevalent in African children, highlighting the need for accurately assessing dietary intake. In order to do so, the assessment method must be validated in the target population. ...

    Authors: Helen Nightingale, Kevin J. Walsh, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Charles Engoru, Tonny Ssenyondo, Julius Nteziyaremye, Denis Amorut, Margaret Nakuya, Margaret Arimi, Gary Frost and Kathryn Maitland

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:56

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Recently, two web-based dietary assessment tools were developed; a 4-day food record tool (the Riksmaten method), and a food frequency questionnaire (MiniMeal-Q). The aim of this study was to use objective bio...

    Authors: Sanna Nybacka, Anna Karin Lindroos, Elisabet Wirfält, Per Leanderson, Rikard Landberg, Ulrika Ericson, Ingrid Larsson, Eva Warensjö Lemming, Göran Bergström, Bo Hedblad, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Anna Winkvist and Heléne Bertéus Forslund

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:53

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  16. Content type: Research article

    This study is an investigation as to whether salivary amylase secretory rates are correlated with the magnitude of postprandial glycaemic responses to starch ingestion in healthy young Malaysian adults.

    Authors: Peter Michael Barling, Sangeetha Shyam, Mayure Devi Selvathevan and Snigdha Misra

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:50

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) binds vitamin D and its plasma metabolites, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), in the circulation. Only a small fraction circulates free (free 25(OH)D). Genetic variation ...

    Authors: Elisa Saarnio, Minna Pekkinen, Suvi T Itkonen, Virpi Kemi, Heini Karp, Merja Kärkkäinen, Outi Mäkitie and Christel Lamberg-Allardt

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:46

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