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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Due to vulnerabilities resulting from disparities in socio-economic status (SES), most nutrition and health interventions are targeted at children in public schools. This study was conducted to investigate the...

    Authors: Faith Agbozo, Prosper Atito and Abdulai Abubakari

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:32

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Many pregnancies in the United States are associated with maternal calorie overconsumption. Few data exist that track the impact of maternal and offspring calorie consumption on the risks for obesity development.

    Authors: Kolapo M. Ajuwon, Emily J. Arentson-Lantz and Shawn S. Donkin

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:29

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Phytate, a potent inhibitor of calcium, iron, and zinc absorption, may hamper the bioavailability of these micronutrients at the time of pregnancy. This study assessed dietary phytate intake and its inhibitory...

    Authors: Syed Mahfuz Al Hasan, Mahedi Hassan, Sonjoy Saha, Mominul Islam, Masum Billah and Shimul Islam

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:24

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Mini nutrition assessment (MNA) was found to be the most extensively evaluated method of nutritional assessment for geriatrics settings even if there is no gold standard method to assess nutritional status of ...

    Authors: Hailu Hailemariam, Pragya Singh and Tigist Fekadu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:11

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Kenya is undergoing rapid urbanization resulting in changing lifestyles. Childhood dietary habits are changing and might result in childhood obesity and related health risks. Dietary habits learnt in early lif...

    Authors: Dorcus Mbithe D. Kigaru, Cornelia Loechl, Thabisile Moleah, C. W. Macharia-Mutie and Zipporah W. Ndungu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:44

    Content type: Research article

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