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  1. In Ethiopia, poor infant and young child feeding practices and low household dietary diversity remain widespread. The Government has adopted the National Nutrition Programme that emphasizes the need for multi-...

    Authors: Girmay Ayana, Tesfaye Hailu, Desalegn Kuche, Andinet Abera, Solomon Eshetu, Alemnesh Petros, Aweke Kebede, Masresha Tessema, Cami M. Allen, Mihretab M. Salasibew and Alan D. Dangour
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:69
  2. Latin America is facing an increasing burden of nutrition-related non-communicable disease. Little is known about dietary patterns in Guatemalan adults and how dietary patterns are associated with cardio-metab...

    Authors: Nicole D. Ford, Lindsay M. Jaacks, Reynaldo Martorell, Neil K. Mehta, Cria G. Perrine, Manuel Ramirez-Zea and Aryeh D. Stein
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:68
  3. Lysine is one of the essential amino acids and in cereal based diets it is known to be the most limiting and therefore determines the quality of dietary protein in such diets. This study investigated the effec...

    Authors: Frederick Vuvor, Husein Mohammed, Thomas Ndanu and Obed Harrison
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:67
  4. Severe acute malnutrition remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality for children under five years of age in developing countries. The prevalence of wasting, underweight and stunting has remained high ...

    Authors: Mengistu Girma Tirore, Tesfay Mehari Atey and Haftay Berhane Mezgebe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:66
  5. 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
  6. The macronutrient composition of the diet may play a more important role in maintaining a healthy body weight and preventing obesity than previously thought. The primary goal of this research was to determine ...

    Authors: Shanon L. Casperson, Clint Hall and James N. Roemmich
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:49
  7. 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
  8. The Ethiopian regions have a relatively higher prevalence of under-nutrition are found in the lowlands of the country, with the exception of the highlands of Tigiray, where under-nutrition is also prevalent.

    Authors: Ismael Kalayu Sitotaw, Kiday Hailesslasie and Yohannes Adama
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:61
  9. Malnutrition is common in hospitalized patients and is associated with increased mortality, length of stay, and risk of re-admission. The consensus based Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) was...

    Authors: Renata Valaitis, Celia Laur, Heather Keller, Donna Butterworth and Brenda Hotson
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:60
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. With the increased consumption of mixed dishes, the need for more precise quantitative data on individual food components is becoming more important. This paper aims to examine the consumption of meat, poultry...

    Authors: Zhixian Sui, David Raubenheimer and Anna Rangan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:52
  13. Intake of high excess free fructose (EFF) beverages, including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks, and apple juice, may be associated with childhood asthma, adult idiopathic c...

    Authors: Luanne Robalo DeChristopher, Jaime Uribarri and Katherine L. Tucker
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:51
  14. Low folate and vitamin B12 levels have negative effect on pregnancy outcomes but there is paucity of data on their levels among Indian women. Ferritin and haemoglobin are associated with maternal mortality and...

    Authors: Samiksha Singh, Jaga Jeevan Babu Geddam, G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, Dinesh Raj Pallepogula, Hira Ballabh Pant, Sutapa B. Neogi, Neena John, Sunanda Reddy Kolli, Pat Doyle, Sanjay Kinra, Andy Ness and Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:50
  15. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides participants seasonal Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers to purchase fruits and vegetables (FV) at farm...

    Authors: Jennifer Di Noia, Dorothy Monica, Alla Sikorskii and Karen Weber Cullen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:48
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Wild blueberries have a high content of polyphenols, but there is limited data evaluating their health benefits in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes. The objective of the study was to investigate whether cons...

    Authors: K. S. Stote, M. I. Sweeney, T. Kean, D. J. Baer, J. A. Novotny, N. L. Shakerley, A. Chandrasekaran, P. M. Carrico, J. A. Melendez and K. T. Gottschall-Pass
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:45
  19. The role of dietary glycemic index (GI) and dietary glycemic load (GL) on metabolic syndrome (MetS) in youth populations remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association among diet...

    Authors: Itandehui Castro-Quezada, Salomón Angulo-Estrada, Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, María Dolores Ruiz-López, Reyes Artacho, Lluís Serra-Majem and Teresa Shamah-Levy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:44
  20. Obtaining reliable food portion size estimations in dietary surveys found to be a difficult task. A food atlas is a set of photograph series depicting different amounts of a particular food, usually bound toge...

    Authors: Ranil Jayawardena and Manoja P. Herath
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:43
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. The use of indices of infant and young child feeding practices to predict growth has generated inconsistent results, possibly through age and seasonal confounding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ass...

    Authors: Mekitie Wondafrash, Lieven Huybregts, Carl Lachat, Kimberley P. Bouckaert and Patrick Kolsteren
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:39
  25. Learning and memory have been shown to be influenced by combination of dietary supplements and exercise in animal models, but there is little available evidence from human subjects. The aim of this pilot study...

    Authors: Solvejg L. Hansen, Anina Ritterband-Rosenbaum, Camilla B. Voigt, Lars I. Hellgren, Ann-Dorit M. Sørensen, Charlotte Jacobsen, Line Z. Greve, Katrine D. Jørgensen, Peder E. Bilde, Bente Kiens and Jens B. Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:37
  26. There is a great deal of controversy as to whether higher protein intake improves or worsens insulin sensitivity in humans. The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of a short-term elevation in ...

    Authors: Il-Young Kim, Scott E. Schutzler, Gohar Azhar, Robert R. Wolfe, Arny A. Ferrando and Robert H. Coker
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:33
  27. Establishing an understanding of an athlete’s nutrition knowledge can inform the coach/practitioner and support the development of the athlete. Thus the purpose of the study was to develop a psychometrically v...

    Authors: Matthew James Walter Furber, Justin Dene Roberts and Michael George Roberts
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:36
  28. Food insecurity influences children nutritional status by limiting the quantity and quality of dietary intake. Studies conducted across different parts of the world revealed controversial evidences about the r...

    Authors: Ermiyas Mulu and Bezatu Mengistie
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:35
  29. Assessment of food intake is a cornerstone of nutritional research. However, the use of minimally validated dietary assessment methods is common and can generate misleading results. Thus, there is a need for v...

    Authors: Jacynthe Lafrenière, Benoît Lamarche, Catherine Laramée, Julie Robitaille and Simone Lemieux
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:34
  30. Cost-effective approaches to improve feeding practices and to reduce undernutrition are needed in low-income countries. Strategies such as nutritional counseling, food supplements, and cash transfers can subst...

    Authors: S. B. Ickes, C. Baguma, C. A. Brahe, J. A. Myhre, L. S. Adair, M. E. Bentley and A. S. Ammerman
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:32
  31. 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
  32. More than a quarter of children living in Sub-Saharan Africa are underweight. Nutritional deficiency in children increases the risk of infection and affects their mental development. However, there was scarcit...

    Authors: Frehiwot Abebe, Ayele Geleto, Lelisa Sena and Cherinet Hailu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:30
  33. Monotonous low quality diets are the norm in resource-limited environments across the globe. Dietary diversity is a challenge for rural communities in developing countries. Their diets are based on starchy sta...

    Authors: Getnet Mekuria, Yalewsew Wubneh and Tilahun Tewabe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:28
  34. Malnutrition is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among children in low- and middle-income countries. Ghana is one of 36 countries with the highest burden of stunting, globally. The aim of this work i...

    Authors: A.E. Yawson, E.O. Amoaful, L.K. Senaya, A.O. Yawson, P.K. Aboagye, A.B. Mahama, L. Selenje and V. Ngongalah
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:27
  35. When food is available, the main obstacle to access is usually economic: people may not be able to afford a nutritious diet, even if they know what foods to eat. The Cost of the Diet method and software was de...

    Authors: Amy Deptford, Tommy Allieri, Rachel Childs, Claudia Damu, Elaine Ferguson, Jennie Hilton, Paul Parham, Abigail Perry, Alex Rees, James Seddon and Andrew Hall
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:26
  36. Spirulina platensis produced in Nomayos (Cameroon) is used as a dietary supplement. S. platensis is known as a neutraceutical with many beneficial effects on humans like lipid-lowering...

    Authors: Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor, Prosper Cabral Nya Biapa, Borgia Legrand Nono Njinkio, Bruno Moukette Moukette, Zacharie Sando, Cyril Kenfack, Baruch Ateba, Marthe Elise Ngo Matip, Constant Anatole Pieme and Jeanne Ngogang
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:25
  37. Many older adults are at risk of undernutrition. Dietitians play a key role in the management and treatment of undernutrition, but older adults have difficulties to comply with dietetic recommendations. This q...

    Authors: Janne Beelen, Emmelyne Vasse, Canan Ziylan, Nancy Janssen, Nicole M. de Roos and Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:24
  38. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age with an estimated prevalence of 5–20% of premenopausal women. The clinical symptoms common to PCOS include menstrual dysfu...

    Authors: Laura E. McBreairty, Philip D. Chilibeck, Donna R. Chizen, Roger A. Pierson, Lindsay Tumback, Lauren B. Sherar and Gordon A. Zello
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:23
  39. Adequate B-vitamins concentrations in human milk are considered to be a prerequisite for healthy development of infants in early life. This study aims to determine the concentrations of B-vitamins in human mil...

    Authors: Yong Xue, Karine Meisser Redeuil, Esther Campos Giménez, Gerard Vinyes-Pares, Ai Zhao, Tingchao He, Xiaoguang Yang, Yingdong Zheng, Yumei Zhang, Peiyu Wang and Sagar K. Thakkar
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:22
  40. Dietary intake is a known determinant of body mass index (BMI) among different populations and is therefore a useful component for BMI control. To our knowledge, no study has investigated the usual dietary int...

    Authors: Nicholas Matovu, Flavia K. Matovu, Wenceslaus Sseguya and Florence Tushemerirwe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:21
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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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