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Nutritional interventions, policies and public health

This section considers studies on all public health aspects of nutrition such as nutritional epidemiology, global interventions, malnutrition/socioeconomic disparities, food security, governmental policies on nutrition, and commercial issues such as food advertising and labeling.

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  1. Anemia is a major public health concern that is present in 41.7% of children under 5 worldwide. The prevalence of anemia in Peru was 43.6% in 2017, a decrease by only 6.8% in 8 years. Despite great efforts mad...

    Authors: Christopher M. Westgard, Luis A. Orrego-Ferreyros, Liz Franco Calderón and Alexandra M. Rogers

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:11

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  2. Anemia is a global public health problem, particularly in developing countries. Assessing the geographic distributions and determinant factors is a key and crucial step in designing targeted prevention and int...

    Authors: Biruk Shalmeno Tusa, Sewnet Adem Kebede and Adisu Birhanu Weldesenbet

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:18

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable stages of life in which malnutrition inhibits academic performance through poor growth and development, mental retardation, poor overall cognitive function and poor hea...

    Authors: Selamawit Woldeyohanes Katiso, Amene Abebe Kerbo and Samson Kastro Dake

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:15

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  4. The risk of malnutrition among elderly people is high and living alone increases the risk. As the number of older persons living alone is expected to increase due to the demographic development of an increasin...

    Authors: Ellen Kristine Frøyland Alne, Tove Øie, Malene Søiland and Kine Gjesdal

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:8

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  5. There are increasing data highlighting the effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation in the treatment of vitamin D deficiency. But individuals vary in their responsiveness to vitamin D supplementation. In thi...

    Authors: Elahe Allahyari, Parichehr Hanachi, Seyed Jamal Mirmoosavi, Gordon A.Ferns, Afsane Bahrami and Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:7

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  6. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that predominantly affects individuals in sub-Saharan Africa. However, research that elucidates links between SCD pathophysiology and nutritional status...

    Authors: Eunice Berko Nartey, Jonathan Spector, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Catherine L. Jones, Alan Jackson, Agartha Ohemeng, Rajiv Shah, Alice Koryo-Dabrah, Amma Benneh-Akwasi Kuma, Hyacinth I. Hyacinth and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:9

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  7. Performing a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in the field of nutrition is challenging and success highly depends on understanding the factors that influence recruitment and dropout of participants. Our aim w...

    Authors: Vera IJmker-Hemink, Nora Lize, Sandra Beijer, Natasja Raijmakers, Geert Wanten and Manon van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:4

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  8. One newly proposed approach to determining eligibility of children aged 6–59 months for therapeutic feeding programs (TFPs) is to use mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) < 115 mm, bilateral oedema or Weight-for...

    Authors: Benjamin Guesdon, Alexia Couture, Elise Lesieur and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:3

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  9. In northern Nigeria, UNICEF has supported introduction of a short message service (SMS) system for data transmission in the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme. The SMS system ope...

    Authors: Veronica Tuffrey, Cora Mezger, Simeon Nanama, Assaye Bulti, Gloria Olisenekwu, Charles Umar, Emma Jones and Esther Namukasa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:2

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  10. The displacement of traditional dietary practices is associated with negative nutritional consequences for rural Indigenous people, who already face the brunt of both nutritional inadequacies and excesses. Tra...

    Authors: Ana Deaconu, Geneviève Mercille and Malek Batal

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:1

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  11. Vitamin D is essential for health and its shortage exacerbates overall mortality. Health care workers (HCWs) need to educate on its uses and sources although studies indicate their low level of practice. The m...

    Authors: Wubegzier Mekonnen, Yeweyenhareg Feleke, Yakob Desalegn, Getahun Tarekegne, Biruk Lambisso, Jemal Haidar and Tewabech Zewede

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:77

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  12. Implementation fidelity which is defined as the degree to which programmes are implemented as intended is one of the factors that affect programme outcome, thus requiring careful examination. This study aims t...

    Authors: Roselyter Monchari Riang’a, Anne Kisaka Nangulu and Jacqueline E. W. Broerse

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:78

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  13. Therapeutic fasting may improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and sleep but is not applicable for everyone. Time-restricted eating (TRE) offers a low threshold alternative but research on associations...

    Authors: Dorothea Kesztyüs, Monika Fuchs, Petra Cermak and Tibor Kesztyüs

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:76

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  14. We evaluated whether diet quality is a predictor of weight loss and reduced diabetes risk, independent of caloric intake in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) cohort, a randomized clinical trial of adults a...

    Authors: Benjamin T. Allaire, Ashley H. Tjaden, Elizabeth M. Venditti, John W. Apolzan, Dana Dabelea, Linda M. Delahanty, Sharon L. Edelstein, Mary A. Hoskin, Karla A. Temple, Judith Wylie-Rosett and Lindsay M. Jaacks

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:74

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  15. Undernutrition in childhood is an important factor that greatly impedes the achievement of full human potential at adulthood. Despite increased enrolment of pupils in primary schools in developing countries, s...

    Authors: Samuel Elolu and Duncan Ongeng

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:73

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  16. Maternal iodine deficiency is one of the common causes of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. Maternal iodine deficiency during pregnancy is associated with a number of adverse outcomes such as abortion,...

    Authors: Trevor Kaile, Bornwell Sikateyo, Masauso M. Phiri and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:71

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  17. Researchers have sought to explain the black-white coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality disparity that increased from near parity to ~ 30% between 1980 and 2010. Contributing factors include cardiovascular d...

    Authors: Luanne R. DeChristopher, Brandon J. Auerbach and Katherine L. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:70

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  18. Humans have a long history of consuming fermented foods. However, their prevalence in human diets remains largely undetermined, and there is a lack of validated dietary assessment tools assessing the intake of...

    Authors: Katherine J. Li, Elske M. Brouwer-Brolsma, Kathryn J. Burton, Guy Vergères and Edith J. M. Feskens

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:69

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  19. Suboptimal diet is the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. Addressing this problem requires context-specific solutions informed by context-specific data collected by context-specific tools. This s...

    Authors: J. Renzella, S. Fernando, B. Kalupahana, N. Townsend, M. Rayner, K. Wickramasinghe, P. Katulanda and P. Scarborough

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:68

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  20. Sri Lanka faces the double burden of over- and undernutrition. To tackle this dual challenge, double duty interventions that improve the quality of the Sri Lankan diet in line with national dietary guidelines ...

    Authors: J. Renzella, S. Fernando, B. Kalupahana, P. Scarborough, M. Rayner and N. Townsend

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:64

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  21. Few studies have explored the relationship between food habits and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women from India. We aimed to investigate the associations of food habits and the risk of GDM.

    Authors: R. Deepa, Melissa Glenda Lewis, Onno C. P. Van Schayck and Giridhara R. Babu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:63

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  22. Polyphenol intake assessment is a first step for evaluating relationships between polyphenols and health-related outcomes. Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is one of the minority areas in China, which is primaril...

    Authors: Qinghan Gao, Xiao Yuan, Jianjun Yang and Xueyan Fu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:58

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  23. Primary health care data have shown that most patients who were treated for overweight or obesity by a dietitian did not accomplish the recommended treatment period. It is hypothesised that a slow rate of weig...

    Authors: Lisa D. M. Verberne, Chantal J. Leemrijse, Markus M. J. Nielen and Roland D. Friele

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:62

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  24. Ensuring the quality of anthropometry data is paramount for getting accurate estimates of malnutrition prevalence among children aged 6–59 months in humanitarian and refugee settings. Previous reports based on...

    Authors: Oleg Bilukha, Alexia Couture, Kelly McCain and Eva Leidman

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:60

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  25. Micronutrient deficiencies affect many children in low-income settings due primarily to over-reliance on complementary foods low in nutrients. Home-fortification (HF) could improve children’s diet quality in t...

    Authors: Frank Kyei-Arthur, Ruth Situma, Jevaise Aballo, Abraham B. Mahama, Lilian Selenje, Esi Amoaful and Seth Adu-Afarwuah

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:50

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  26. Consumption of nutritionally adequate complementary foods is essential for optimal growth and development of infants and toddlers, including those in developing countries. The aim of this study was to describe...

    Authors: Emma F. Jacquier, Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Yvonne M. Lenighan, Marvin B. Toledo and Mario V. Capanzana

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:51

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  27. The world-wide adoption of Western lifestyles and eating patterns is associated with adverse effects on nutrient intakes. Here we evaluated the relationships between timing of meals and diet quality in Serbia,...

    Authors: Zora Djuric, Marina Nikolic, Milica Zekovic, Melissa Plegue and Marija Glibetic

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:45

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  28. Increasing trends in global obesity have been attributed to a nutrition transition where healthy foods are replaced by ultra-processed foods. It remains unknown if this nutrition transition has occurred in Ven...

    Authors: Dina Goodman, Juan P. González-Rivas, Lindsay M. Jaacks, Maritza Duran, María Inés Marulanda, Eunice Ugel, Josiemer Mattei, Jorge E. Chavarro and Ramfis Nieto-Martinez

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:61

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  29. Burundi has one of the poorest child health outcomes in the world. With an acute malnutrition rate of 5% and a chronic malnutrition rate of 56%, under five death is 78 per 1000 live births and 47 children for ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nene Odjidja, Sonia Hakizimana, Ghislaine Gatasi, Jean-Berchmans Masabo, Gildas Irakoze, Heritier Muzungu, Honorine Murorunkwere, Leila Raissa Ngabirano, Mahmoud Elkasabi and Barbora De Courten

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:42

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  30. Large scale public investment in Public Distribution System (PDS) have aimed to reduce poverty and malnutrition in India. The PDS is the largest ever welfare programme which provides subsidised food grain to t...

    Authors: Basant Kumar Panda, Sanjay K. Mohanty, Itishree Nayak, Vishal Dev Shastri and S. V. Subramanian

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:41

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  31. Though Ghana has high hypertension prevalence, the country lacks current national salt consumption data required to build and enhance advocacy for salt reduction. We explored the characteristics of a randomly ...

    Authors: Elias K. Menyanu, Barbara Corso, Nadia Minicuci, Ilaria Rocco, Joanna Russell, Lisa J. Ware, Richard Biritwum, Paul Kowal, Aletta E. Schutte and Karen E. Charlton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:54

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  32. Despite continued efforts to address malnutrition, there is minimal reduction in the prevalence rates of stunting in developing countries, including Ethiopia. The association between nutritional and socioecono...

    Authors: Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Hassan Vatanparast, Cindy Feng and Pammla Petrucka

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:52

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  33. Social and cultural norms, operating through social networks, may influence an individual’s dietary choices. We examined correlations between social network characteristics and dietary patterns among South Asi...

    Authors: Sameera A. Talegawkar, Nicola Lancki, Yichen Jin, Juned Siddique, Meghana Gadgil, Alka M. Kanaya, John A. Schneider, Linda Van Horn, Lawrence De Koning and Namratha R. Kandula

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:40

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  34. The rising burden of childhood obesity is a major public health concern, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where most health systems are weak and least prepared for complications that may arise. While ...

    Authors: Frederick Inkum Danquah, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Matilda Yeboah, Roseline H. Udoh, Mohammed Tahiru and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:37

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  35. There are limited longitudinal data regarding nutrient intake, nutritional status and physical function in community-dwelling ethnically diverse older adults. This study explored these variables and their rela...

    Authors: Evans A. Asamane, Carolyn A. Greig and Janice L. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:36

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  36. Though undernutrition affects academic performance, significant number of Ethiopian school children have undernutrition. To avert nutritional problems the government in collaboration with the world food progra...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew and Azezu Asres Nigussie

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:34

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  37. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), is a life-threatening condition of global public health concern. It worsens in the presence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a complex disorder characterized by co-occurrence o...

    Authors: Ann Watetu. Thuita, Beatrice Nyanchama Kiage, Arnold N. Onyango and Anselimo O. Makokha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:30

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  38. The absence of proper infant and young child feeding practice results in malnutrition. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is potentially a major factor affecting child feeding practices. However, there is limited...

    Authors: Desta Melaku Tsedal, Mezgebu Yitayal, Zegeye Abebe and Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:28

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  39. Delivering nutrition education within an emergency food pantry (EFP) provides an opportunity to reach many food insecure households and underserved populations. However, little is known about using a peer ment...

    Authors: Tracy L. Oliver, Amy McKeever, Rebecca Shenkman and Lisa K. Diewald

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:27

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  40. Persons with dementia with mild to moderate cognitive impairment are at risk for developing impairments with activities of daily living such as the ability to feed oneself, that negatively influence health. La...

    Authors: Elaine J. Amella Krug, Suparna Qanungo, Kelley L. Martin, Martina Mueller, Mohan Madisetti and Teresa J. Kelechi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:24

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  41. Food insecurity is a critical public health challenge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries such as Nepal. The demographic transition has resulted in a growing population of senior citizens. Howeve...

    Authors: Devendra Raj Singh, Saruna Ghimire, Eva M. Jeffers, Sunita Singh, Dhirendra Nath and Sylvia Szabo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:31

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  42. In 2016, Oklahoma launched “Shape Your Future – Rethink Your Drink” (SYF/RYD), an obesity prevention health communication program targeting parents and caregivers of children. The aims of this study are to com...

    Authors: Shirley A. James, Ashley H. White, Sjonna Whitsitt Paulson and Laura A. Beebe

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:23

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  43. Nutritional status is the key concern among the people living with HIV but this issue has been failed to be prioritized in HIV strategic plan of Nepal. This study aims to assess the nutritional status among pe...

    Authors: Samip Khatri, Archana Amatya and Binjwala Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:22

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  44. Iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) is continued to be a major public health problem in Ethiopia. The problem is worse but the data is scarce in some pocket areas of the country. This study was aimed to assess th...

    Authors: Agize Asfaw and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:20

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  45. Malnutrition is the main risk factor for most common communicable diseases. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between country-level prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC), malnutrition...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Robert J. Schroth, Ana Vukovic, Arthur Kemoli, Balgis Gaffar and Mary Obiyan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:16

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