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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Research article

    Treatment outcome and associated factors of severe acute malnutrition among 6–59 months old children in Debre Markos and Finote Selam hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

    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...

    Getnet Mekuria, Tariku Derese and Getachew Hailu

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:42

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  5. Study protocol

    The Pune Rural Intervention in Young Adolescents (PRIYA) study: design and methods of a randomised controlled trial

    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...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:41

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  6. Research article

    The effect of maternal and child factors on stunting, wasting and underweight among preschool children in Northern Ghana

    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...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:31

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Dietary habits and supplementation practices of young women during pregnancy: an online cross-sectional survey of young mothers and health care professionals

    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...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:19

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Mortality and morbidity trends and predictors of mortality in under-five children with severe acute malnutrition in Hadiya zone, South Ethiopia: a four-year retrospective review of hospital-based records (2012–2015)

    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...

    Tadele Yohannes, Tariku Laelago, Menen Ayele and Temesgen Tamrat

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:18

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Overweight and obesity and their associated factors among early adolescence school children in urban and rural Portugal

    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. ...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:17

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Low birth weight was the most dominant predictor associated with stunting among children aged 12–23 months in Indonesia

    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...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:16

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Correlation between dietary intake and serum ganglioside concentrations: a cross-sectional study among Malaysian toddlers

    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...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:74

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  12. Research article

    Early childhood caries and malnutrition: baseline and two-year follow-up results of a community-based prevention intervention in Rural Ecuador

    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...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:73

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  13. Research article

    Usual food intakes of 2- and 3-year old U.S. children are not consistent with dietary guidelines

    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...

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

    BMC Nutrition 2016 2:67

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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