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BMC Nutrition

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. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  2. Content type: Research article

    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    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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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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