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Life stage nutrition

Section edited by Maria Lorella Gianni'

This section considers studies on the influence of nutrition throughout the lifecourse covering, amongst others, infancy, early development, growth, puberty, pregnancy, lactation, and aging.

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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Mothers’ nutrition is crucial for good pregnancy outcomes and in improving children’s nutritional status. The present study aimed to examine the level of knowledge and attitude towards maternal nutrition and d...

    Authors: Taddese Alemu Zerfu and Sibhatu Biadgilign

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:43

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  7. There is presently no simple tool for use in large epidemiological studies to understand the food and nutrient intakes of Asian toddlers. This study aimed to assess the relative validity of a semi-quantitative...

    Authors: Cameron Allan, Ummi Hani Abdul Kader, Jowynn Yu Ying Ang, Leilani Muhardi and Smita Nambiar

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:42

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  8. Undernutrition in children under 5 years is a major risk factor to child deaths and is related to impaired cognitive development and lower school performance. Underprivileged children such as orphans are at pa...

    Authors: Zakari Ali, Nurudeen Abu, Isaac Aning Ankamah, Esther Abena Gyinde, Alimatu Sadia Seidu and Abdul-Razak Abizari

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:32

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  9. The first 1000 days is “window of opportunity” for nutrition and vital for physical growth, brain development and the immune system. None of previous studies explored qualitatively child-feeding practices in t...

    Authors: Nakachew Mekonnen, Shifera Asfaw, Abebe Mamo, Yared Mulu and Netsanet Fentahun

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:25

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  10. Feeding practices over the first several years of a child’s life can critically influence development. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between feeding practices and growth and neurodevelo...

    Authors: Barbara T. Do, Nellie I. Hansen, Carla Bann, Rebecca L. Lander, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Vanessa R. Thorsten, Jan L. Wallander, Fred J. Biasini, Richard Derman, Robert L. Goldenberg and Waldemar A. Carlo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:19

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  11. The right nutrition during the first 2 years of life can positively impact a child’s ability to develop, grow, and learn. Malnutrition remains a public health problem in Mali and little is known about the fact...

    Authors: Caroline Makamto Sobgui, Leopold Kamedjie Fezeu, Fatou Diawara, Honafing Diarra, Victor Afari-Sefa and Abdou Tenkouano

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:18

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  12. Malnutrition commonly affects all groups in a community, but infants and young children are the most vulnerable. Worldwide, nearly 24 million under five children experience severe acute malnutrition (SAM) whic...

    Authors: Degnet Teferi Asres, Reddy P. C. J. Prasad and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:17

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  13. The aims of the current study were to assess the nutritional status of 25OHD3 and retinol in a northern Chinese population using our established reliable method for the simultaneous determination of serum 25OH...

    Authors: Maoqing Wang, Hongyu Chen, Shanshan Du, Xinxin Guo, Jiali Zhao, Changhao Sun and Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:12

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  14. Despite significant gains and progress in the last decade, malnutrition remains a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Pregnant and lactating women (PLW), along with children, are among the most vulnerable...

    Authors: Betemariam Gebre, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Zinaw Taddese, Tsigereda Legesse and Mekitew Letebo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:11

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  15. Nutritional deficiencies among school children may hinge on inadequate nutrient intake. School meals should improve nutrient intakes by providing a third of recommended daily energy and nutrient intakes (RNI)....

    Authors: Rufina N. B. Ayogu, Paul E. Eme, Vivien C. Anyaegbu, Henrietta N. Ene-Obong and Uche V. Amazigo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:9

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  16. Somalia is affected by a civil war and a protracted humanitarian crisis for more than two decades. The international community has put in place nutrition surveillance systems to monitor the situation and infor...

    Authors: Estefania Custodio, Rocio Martin-Cañavate, Federica Di Marcantonio, Daniel Molla, Yusuf Abukar and Francois Kayitakire

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:8

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  17. Iodine is a key component of thyroid hormones that are critical for normal development of the brain and nervous system in utero. Recent results indicate that two thirds of pregnant women in Europe have sub-opt...

    Authors: Maria Wik Markhus, Ingrid Kvestad, Lisa Kolden Midtbø, Ive Nerhus, Elisabeth R. Ødegaard, Ingvild Eide Graff, Øyvind Lie, Lisbeth Dahl, Mari Hysing and Marian Kjellevold

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:7

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  18. Child malnutrition accounted by poor dietary diversity is common in developing countries contributing for child morbidity and mortality. It also has an impact on child growth and development. Almost all nutrit...

    Authors: Habtamu Temesgen, Tebikew Yeneabat and Muluken Teshome

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:5

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  19. Left untreated, moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in children can lead to severe acute malnutrition, stunting, developmental delays, and death. Despite recent progress the prevalence of malnutrition remains hi...

    Authors: W/amilak Adamu, Dube Jara, Mulunesh Alemayehu and Sahai Burrowes

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:88

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  20. Despite global efforts, stunting remains a public health problem in several developing countries. The prevalence of stunting among 0- to 5-year-old children in Armenia has increased from 17% in 2000 to 19% in ...

    Authors: Arin A. Balalian, Hambardzum Simonyan, Kim Hekimian, Richard J. Deckelbaum and Aelita Sargsyan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:85

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  21. The first years of life are critical for human development, therefore it is important to investigate early factors that may influence the development of body composition later in life. In this study, we aimed ...

    Authors: Silvana Paiva Orlandi, David A. González-Chica, Romina Buffarini, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Fernando C. Barros and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:84

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  22. Inappropriate complementary feeding is a major contributor of child malnutrition. Previous studies have described complementary feeding practice using a single indicator but combinations of indicators were nee...

    Authors: Abate Areja, Dereje Yohannes and Mulugeta Yohannis

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:82

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  23. Animal studies have shown that nutritional exposures during pregnancy can modify epigenetic marks regulating fetal development and susceptibility to later disease, providing a plausible mechanism to explain th...

    Authors: Giriraj R. Chandak, Matt J. Silver, Ayden Saffari, Karen A. Lillycrop, Smeeta Shrestha, Sirazul Ameen Sahariah, Chiara Di Gravio, Gail Goldberg, Ashutosh Singh Tomar, Modupeh Betts, Sara Sajjadi, Lena Acolatse, Philip James, Prachand Issarapu, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Ramesh D. Potdar…

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:81

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  24. Typical complementary foods in developing countries are often inadequate in multiple micronutrients. One way of preventing micronutrient deficiency among infants and young children (IYC) is to feed them a vari...

    Authors: Abdul-Razak Abizari, Zakari Ali, Collins Nana Essah, Patience Agyeiwaa and Margaret Amaniampong

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:72

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  25. 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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:65

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  26. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:62

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  27. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:56

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  28. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that bottle feeding should be avoided for infant and young child feeding since it has an impact on optimal breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding and bottle...

    Authors: Tadesse Kebebe and Hirut Assaye

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:53

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  29. Iodine deficiency is a widespread global health problem that affects about 2 billion people each year. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to iodine deficiency due to increased iodine requirement leadin...

    Authors: Abdalla H. Mtumwa, Julius Edward Ntwenya, Edwin Paul, Megan Huang and Said Vuai

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:47

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  30. Ensuring nutritional status of women is important because the malignant effects of malnutrition are procreated to the next generation through women and their off-springs. Malnutrition causes 3.5 million death ...

    Authors: Sileshi Berihun, Getachew Mullu Kassa and Muluken Teshome

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:46

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  31. In Ethiopia, the health sector has increased its efforts to enhance good nutritional practices through health education, treatment of extremely malnourished children and provision of micronutrients for mothers...

    Authors: Getnet Mekuria, Tariku Derese and Getachew Hailu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:42

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  32. The Pune Maternal Nutrition Study (PMNS) was established to prospectively study the relationship of maternal nutrition to fetal growth and later cardiometabolic risk in the offspring. High homocysteine and low...

    Authors: Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Pallavi Yajnik, Himangi Lubree, Charudatta Joglekar, Dattatray Bhat, Prachi Katre, Suyog Joshi, Rasika Ladkat, Caroline Fall and Chittaranjan Yajnik

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:41

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  33. Food taboo is contributing substantially to malnutrition for pregnant women by restricting and limiting the frequency and variety of foods most of which are nutritious and easily accessible. The practice is co...

    Authors: Znabu Hadush, Zewdie Birhanu, Mulugeta Chaka and Haylay Gebreyesus

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:40

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  34. Undernutrition among preschool children in Northern region is the highest in Ghana. However, there is scarcity of data on the factors that determine undernutrition in these children. This study investigated th...

    Authors: Zakari Ali, Mahama Saaka, Abdul-Ganiyu Adams, Stephen K. Kamwininaang and Abdul-Razak Abizari

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:31

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  35. Nutrition is a modifiable factor affecting birth outcomes, particularly in adolescent pregnancies. This study explores diet and supplementation practices, information and advice before, during and after pregna...

    Authors: Hora Soltani, Alexandra Duxbury, Rachel Rundle and Katie Marvin-Dowle

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:19

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  36. Severe acute malnutrition remains one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of this study was to investigate morbidity and mortality trends and factors assoc...

    Authors: Tadele Yohannes, Tariku Laelago, Menen Ayele and Temesgen Tamrat

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:18

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  37. Obesity is defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of body fat and it is currently one of the most concerning public health issues, as it is related to a wide range of serious diseases and disorders. ...

    Authors: Luísa Maria de Morais Macieira, Jorge Manuel Tavares Lopes de Andrade Saraiva and Lélita da Conceição Santos

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:17

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  38. Stunting among toddlers is highly prevalent in Indonesia. As a chronic malnutrition problem, stunting is closely related to internal (maternal health) and external factors such as feeding practices, illness an...

    Authors: Ni Ketut Aryastami, Anuraj Shankar, Nunik Kusumawardani, Besral Besral, Abas Basuni Jahari and Endang Achadi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:16

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  39. Gangliosides are a group of sialylglycosphingolipids, widely distributed in body tissues, mainly as components of plasma membranes. They play crucial roles in neurodevelopment, gut maturation, and immune syste...

    Authors: Geok Lin Khor, Sangeetha Shyam, Snigdha Misra, Bertram Fong, Megan Hueh Zan Chong, Norhasmah Sulaiman, Yee Lin Lee, Rebecca Cannan and Angela Rowan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:74

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  40. The global “nutrition transition” has increased children’s consumption of sugary snacks and beverages (junk food), compounding their risk for poor oral health and malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Bathsheba Turton, Hannah Husby and Cecilia Leonor Paz

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:73

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  41. The primary purpose of this paper is to assess how well food consumption patterns of young children in the U.S. conform to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A secondary purpose is to gain insight into fo...

    Authors: Mary Kay Fox, Elizabeth Gearan, Judith Cannon, Ronette Briefel, Denise M. Deming, Alison L. Eldridge and Kathleen C. Reidy

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:67

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  42. The National Family Health Survey-Round 3 in India during 2005–2006 recorded more children and women as anaemic compared to the prevailing situation eight years ago; more children also had wasting. Analysis of...

    Authors: Samiran Panda, Chittapriyo Sadhu, Gopal Pramanik, Sobha Pahari and Jakir Hossain

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:65

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  43. Young children depend upon caregivers to make healthy food and beverage choices on their behalf. Research to understand caregiver perspectives may help develop interventions to improve diets and offer new insi...

    Authors: Emma F. Jacquier, Anthony Gatrell and Amanda Bingley

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:60

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  44. Morbidity plays an important role in the development of and recovery from malnutrition. Morbidity in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) has not been described in detail and it is unclear how morbi...

    Authors: B. Cichon, C. Fabiansen, C. W. Yaméogo, M. J. H. Rytter, C. Ritz, A. Briend, V. B. Christensen, K. F. Michaelsen, R. Oummani, S. Filteau, P. Ashorn, S. Shepherd and H. Friis

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:57

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  45. The rising prevalence of maternal overweight/obesity and excessive gestational weight gain poses a serious public health concern due to the contribution of these factors to increased risk of negative health ou...

    Authors: Tonja R. Nansel, Leah M. Lipsky, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Kyle Burger, Myles Faith and Aiyi Liu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  46. Dietary assessment during adolescence is crucial in determining how adolescents’ consumption habits potentially affect current and long-term health. However, assessment methods for adolescents need to be relev...

    Authors: Gina Segovia-Siapco, Keiji Oda and Joan Sabaté

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:39

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