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  1. There is no clinical trial that assesses the effect synbiotic supplementation on HRQOL in CF children. Considering the importance of HRQOL as an essential primary outcome and determinant of therapeutic benefit...

    Authors: Nemat Bilan, Effat Marefat, Leila Nikniaz, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Zeinab Nikniaz
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:44
  2. A number of studies have indicated a beneficial effect of tea consumption on the reduction of risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older aged populations. However, there is a paucity of data on these a...

    Authors: Edward Jonathan Okello, Nuno Mendonça, Blossom Stephan, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Keith Wesnes and Mario Siervo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:57

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2021 7:5

  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Evaluation of the resting energy expenditure (REE) is essential to ensure an appropriate dietary prescription for patients with type 2 diabetes. The aim of this record was to evaluate the accuracy of predictiv...

    Authors: Thaiciane Grassi, Francesco Pinto Boeno, Mauren Minuzzo de Freitas, Tatiana Pedroso de Paula, Luciana Vercoza Viana, Alvaro Reischak de Oliveira and Thais Steemburgo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:56
  6. 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
  7. Obesity and its related metabolic disturbances represent a huge health burden on society. Many different weight loss interventions have been trialled with mixed efficacy, as demonstrated by the large number of...

    Authors: Maria Vranceanu, Craig Pickering, Lorena Filip, Ioana Ecaterina Pralea, Senthil Sundaram, Aseel Al-Saleh, Daniela-Saveta Popa and Keith A. Grimaldi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:53
  8. 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
  9. FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides And Polyols) are known for their health benefits but their fermentation may trigger gastrointestinal symptoms and a low-FODMAP diet is a commonly used interven...

    Authors: Therese Liljebo, Stine Störsrud and Anna Andreasson
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:47
  10. Palmitic acid (PA) is predominantly esterified at the SN-2 position of triacylglycerols in human milk. PA at the SN-2 position is more efficiently absorbed and results in reduced formation of PA soaps, as well...

    Authors: Yannis Manios, Eva Karaglani, Inge Thijs-Verhoeven, Elpis Vlachopapadopoulou, Anastasia Papazoglou, Eleni Maragoudaki, Zafeiris Manikas, Tarek-Michail Kampani, Iliana Christaki, Marlotte M. Vonk, Rolf Bos and Panam Parikh
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:46
  11. 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
  12. Undernutrition is a public health problem worldwide. Tanzania has made significant achievements in the reduction of childhood undernutrition over the past two decades. However, the exact burden of undernutriti...

    Authors: Ahmed Gharib Khamis, Akwilina Wendelin Mwanri, Katharina Kreppel and Gideon Kwesigabo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:39
  13. 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
  14. In 1996 and in 2006, Palestine initiated salt iodization and multiple micronutrient fortification of wheat flour, respectively as a strategy to prevent deficiencies of these nutrients. In 2009, we assessed the...

    Authors: Salwa Massad, Mehari Gebre-Medhin, Omar Dary, Marwah Abdalla, Steve Holleran, Wahida Karmally, Paula Bordelois, Umaiyeh Khammash and Richard J. Deckelbaum
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:38
  15. 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
  16. Youth athletes are under increasing pressures to excel in their chosen sport and many turn to nutritional supplements in order to enhance sports performance. However, athletes may obtain their nutritional info...

    Authors: Stephen P. Bird and Benjamin D. Rushton
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:35
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Globally, under-nutrition accounts for > 3 million deaths annually among children < 5 years, with Kenya having ~ 35,000 deaths. This study aimed to identify factors associated with malnutrition in children age...

    Authors: Edwin Gudu, Mark Obonyo, Victor Omballa, Elvis Oyugi, Cecilia Kiilu, Jane Githuku, Zeinab Gura and James Ransom
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:33
  20. 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
  21. People with cancer are at high risk of malnutrition. Nutrition education is an effective strategy to improve patient outcomes, however, little is known regarding the impact of family and/or carer involvement i...

    Authors: Andrea P. Marshall, Georgia Tobiano, Shelley Roberts, Elisabeth Isenring, Jasotha Sanmugarajah, Deborah Kiefer, Rachael Fulton, Hui Lin Cheng, Ki Fung To, Po Shan Ko, Yuk Fong Lam, Wang Lam and Alex Molassiotis
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:29
  22. 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
  23. Goji (Lycium) is a popular traditional health food, and its fruit and root extracts have been found to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hypocholesterolemia-inducing abilities. Goji leaves also contain ...

    Authors: Po-Yen Chen, Tin-Han Shih, Kai-Chieh Chang, Jhin-Syuan Wang, Chi-Ming Yang and Yu-Sen Chang
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:26
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Overweight and obesity have become threats to public health in all regions across the globe including sub-Saharan Africa where prevalence used to be low. Policies to regulate the food environment and promote h...

    Authors: Nana Ama F. Agyapong, Reginald A. Annan, Charles Apprey, Linda N. E. Aduku and Elizabeth C. Swart
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:21
  30. Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in women, and living in a tropical country with a year-round abundance of sunlight as the primary source of vitamin D does not seem to guarantee adequate serum 25(OH)D....

    Authors: Cimi Ilmiawati, Athica Oviana, Andi Friadi and Mohamad Reza
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:18
  31. The role of fruit juice in pediatric dietary guidelines continues to be controversial, particularly with respect to concerns about unhealthy dietary habits and the potential promotion of excessive weight gain....

    Authors: Li Wan, Phani Deepti Jakkilinki, Martha R. Singer, M. Loring Bradlee and Lynn L. Moore
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:25
  32. 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
  33. Malnutrition and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are interlaced in a vicious cycle and worsened in low and middle-income countries. In Ethiopia, even though individuals are dually affected by both malnutrit...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Pammla Petrucka, Cheru Tesema, Nurilign Abebe Moges, Fasil Wagnew, Getnet Asmare, Gemechu Kumera, Zebenay Workneh Bitew, Daniel Bekele Ketema, Tesfahun Tiruneh, Mamaru Wubale Melkamu, Yitbarek Tenaw Hibstie, Belisty Temesgen and Setegn Eshetie
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:10
  34. Neonatal diet impacts many physiological systems and can modify risk for developing metabolic disease and obesity later in life. Less well studied is the effect of postnatal diet (e.g., comparing human milk (H...

    Authors: Eugenia Carvalho, Sean H. Adams, Elisabet Børsheim, Michael L. Blackburn, Kikumi D. Ono-Moore, Matthew Cotter, Anne K. Bowlin and Laxmi Yeruva
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:13
  35. Nutrition and dietary patterns are modifiable factors that can be utilized to prevent or slow the progression of Chronic kidney disease (CKD). Adherence to current dietary recommendations can reduce the incide...

    Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Zelalem Debebe Mengistu, Birhanu Worku Molla and Helen Tkuwab Desta
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:14
  36. Due to rising food insecurity, natural resource scarcity, population growth, and the cost of and demand for animal proteins, insects as food have emerged as a relevant topic. This study examines the nutrient c...

    Authors: Megan E. Parker, Stephanie Zobrist, Herman E. Lutterodt, Cyril R. Asiedu, Chantal Donahue, Connor Edick, Kimberly Mansen, Gretel Pelto, Peiman Milani, Shobhita Soor, Amos Laar and Cyril M. Engmann
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:7
  37. Good nutrition and physical activity of school-aged children are important for ensuring optimum growth and reducing obesity. This present study assessed associations between breakfast consumption, BMI-for-Age ...

    Authors: Reginald Adjetey Annan, Solomon Adjetey Sowah, Charles Apprey, Nana Ama Frimpomaa Agyapong, Satoru Okonogi, Taro Yamauchi and Takeshi Sakurai
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:19
  38. Vitamin D deficiency is common among post-menopausal women and it is important to treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent falls and fractures in patients with osteoporosis. Few studies examined the prevalence of...

    Authors: Navaneethakrishnan Suganthan, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Vithegi Kesavan, Mahalingam Aravinthan and Nadarajah Rajeshkannan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:15
  39. Older people have varying degrees of unmet nutritional needs following discharge from hospital. Inadequate involvement of the older person and his or her family caregivers in care and care planning, and inadeq...

    Authors: Christine Hillestad Hestevik, Marianne Molin, Jonas Debesay, Astrid Bergland and Asta Bye
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:11
  40. Nutritional supplements are used for preventing and treating childhood malnutrition. While there is a growing body of evidence on product efficacy, less emphasis has been placed on how they are perceived and u...

    Authors: Caroline Marquer, Céline Langendorf, Lynda Christelle Woi-Messe, Fatou Berthe, Eric-Alain Ategbo, Santiago Rodas-Moya, Saskia dePee and Rebecca F. Grais
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:4
  41. Stunting is defined as a child with a height for-age Z-score less than minus two standard deviations. Globally, 162 million less than 5 years were stunted. In Ethiopia, Nationally the prevalence of stunting am...

    Authors: Molla Kahssay, Etsay Woldu, Abel Gebre and Surender Reddy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:9
  42. Some of the recently piloted innovative approaches for the management of acute malnutrition in children use the “expanded MUAC-only” approach, with Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) < 125 mm as the sole anthr...

    Authors: Benjamin Guesdon, Alexia Couture, Danka Pantchova and Oleg Bilukha
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:5
  43. This study investigated long-term effect of the Obudu honey on selected biomarkers of energy storage regulation, compared to table sugar.

    Authors: Item Justin Atangwho, Chidimma Emmanuel Ibeneme, Godwin Eneji Egbung, Emmanuel Ibeneme, Margaret Akpan Eno and Promise Nwankpa
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:3
  44. The physical status of patients who received enteral nutrition is still unclear. We aimed to compare the physical functional status among older adult patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy ...

    Authors: Tetsuro Hayashi, Masato Matsushima, Hidetaka Wakabayashi and Seiji Bito
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:2
  45. Breakfast is often regarded as “the most important meal of the day” but there is limited reporting of the foods/beverages currently constituting a typical breakfast. This study investigated current breakfast h...

    Authors: Angelica Quatela, Amanda Patterson, Robin Callister and Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:1

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