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  1. Modern diets, characterised by excess consumption of processed foods, are accompanied by an epidemic of chronic diseases. Cardiovascular disease and depression carry a large burden of disease and often occur t...

    Authors: Dorota Zarnowiecki, Jihyun Cho, Amy Wilson, Svetlana Bogomolova, Anthony Villani, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Theo Niyonsenga, Kerin O’Dea, Sarah Blunden, Barbara Meyer, Leonie Segal and Natalie Parletta
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:52
  2. Childhood anemia is the major public health problem in Ethiopia. It has been implicated with growth retardation, impaired motor and cognitive development, and childhood morbidity and mortality. Thus this study...

    Authors: Kindie Fentahun Muchie
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:51
  3. This study is an investigation as to whether salivary amylase secretory rates are correlated with the magnitude of postprandial glycaemic responses to starch ingestion in healthy young Malaysian adults.

    Authors: Peter Michael Barling, Sangeetha Shyam, Mayure Devi Selvathevan and Snigdha Misra
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:50
  4. Malnutrition is a major public health problem in developing countries including Tanzania, contributing up to 50 % of under-five mortality. East Africa region was among the three United Nations (UN) subregions ...

    Authors: Maimuna M. Ahmed, Adolfine Hokororo, Benson R. Kidenya, Rogatus Kabyemera and Erasmus Kamugisha
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:49
  5. In spite of multiple efforts by public health authorities to promote consumption of milk and alternatives in the Canadian adult population, consumption of these healthy foods is still suboptimal. This study ai...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Lacroix, Sophie Desroches, Mylène Turcotte, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard, Paul Paquin, François Couture and Veronique Provencher
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:48
  6. In sub-Saharan Africa, urban informal settlements are rapidly expanding, leading to overcrowding and constituting challenging environments for food and water supplies, health and nutrition. The study objective...

    Authors: Paula Dominguez-Salas, P. Alarcón, B. Häsler, I. R. Dohoo, K. Colverson, E. W. Kimani-Murage, S. Alonso, E. Ferguson, E. M. Fèvre, J. Rushton and D. Grace
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:47
  7. Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) binds vitamin D and its plasma metabolites, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), in the circulation. Only a small fraction circulates free (free 25(OH)D). Genetic variation ...

    Authors: Elisa Saarnio, Minna Pekkinen, Suvi T Itkonen, Virpi Kemi, Heini Karp, Merja Kärkkäinen, Outi Mäkitie and Christel Lamberg-Allardt
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:46
  8. 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
  9. Malnutrition among children remains common in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries. In Ethiopia, it is one of the most important health and welfare problems among infants and young chi...

    Authors: Abdibari Ma’alin, Dereje Birhanu, Samuel Melaku, Daniel Tolossa, Yusuf Mohammed and Kiros Gebremicheal
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:44
  10. Globally, about 1.5 million pregnancies are among women living with the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV). In 2013, an estimated overall HIV prevalence of 0.34 % was reported in antenatal women in Kenya, wit...

    Authors: Purity Chepkorir Lang’at, Irene Awuor Ogada, Audrey Steenbeek, Godfrey Odinga and Michael M. Mwachiro
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:43
  11. Sub-optimal feeding practices are associated with malnutrition. In 1933, Dr Cecily Williams, while working at Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital (PML) in Accra described Kwashiorkor as the disease of ch...

    Authors: Edem M. A. Tette, Eric K. Sifah, Priscilla Tete-Donkor, Peter Nuro-Ameyaw and Edmund T. Nartey
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:42
  12. Under-nutrition contributes to childhood morbidity and mortality, particularly in low-income countries. While Rwanda is one of few countries on track to reduce the prevalence of underweight children under five...

    Authors: Assumpta Mukabutera, Dana R. Thomson, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Paulin Basinga, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye and Megan Murray
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:40
  13. 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
  14. Dietary diversity is a proxy indicator of maternal nutrient adequacy. However, little is documented on dietary diversity among lactating mothers. Therefore, this study assessed diet diversity and associated fa...

    Authors: Negassie Berhe Weldehaweria, Kebede Haile Misgina, Meresa Gebremedhin Weldu, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregiorgis, Berhane Hailu Gebrezgi, Shewit Weldu Zewdie, Helen Aregawi Ngusse, Higus Guesh Gebrewa and Wubrst Alemu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:38
  15. Among numerous factors linked to nutrition transition globally, physical inactivity has been identified as a key triggering factor. At present, little is known about physical activity patterns among the Indige...

    Authors: J. Rodolfo M. Lucena, Carlos E. A. Coimbra Jr., Cosme M. F. Passos da Silva and James R. Welch
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:37
  16. The trees and non-timber forest products (NTFPs) of the Congo Basin play a key role in alleviating food insecurity among millions of people around the world. Although many studies have been conducted both nati...

    Authors: Pauline Donn, Judith Laure Ngondi, Julius Chupezi Tieguhong, Donald Midoko Iponga, Obadia Tchingsabe, Robert Fungo, Mathurin Tchatat and Jean Marie Kahindo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:35
  17. Risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) can be increased by single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 9p21 region of the genome. However, observational studies have shown that the deleterious effect of 9p21 S...

    Authors: Michael A. Zulyniak, Russell J. de Souza, Andrew Mente, Sujane Kandasamy, Monisha Nundy, Dipika Desai, Kripa Raman, Ranya Hasso, Guillaume Pare, Joseph Beyene and Sonia S. Anand
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:34
  18. Dietary iron intake is associated with bone metabolism in human and animals. Previous studies have suggested that iron deficiency diminishes bone formation and causes bone loss in rats, however, the detailed m...

    Authors: Shinichi Katsumata, Rie Katsumata, Naoki Matsumoto, Hirofumi Inoue, Nobuyuki Takahashi and Mariko Uehara
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:33
  19. 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
  20. Protein energy wasting (PEW) is common in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and closely associated with poor outcomes. Insulin resistance and associated alterations in amino acid metabolism ar...

    Authors: Gerald B. Denny, Serpil M. Deger, Guanhua Chen, Aihua Bian, Feng Sha, Cindy Booker, Jaclyn T. Kesler, Sthuthi David, Charles D. Ellis and T. Alp Ikizler
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:31
  21. 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
  22. Free fatty acids have been reported to impair insulin action; Dietary fat composition has been implicated in the development of insulin resistance as well as fasting glycaemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thi...

    Authors: Robert A. Ngala, Isaac Ampong, Samuel Asamoah Sakyi and Enoch Odame Anto
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:28
  23. There are many challenges during emergencies to ensure that optimal infant and young child feeding is protected, promoted and supported, but there is a dearth of evidence on strategies and programmes to improv...

    Authors: Claudine Prudhon, Ali Maclaine, Andrew Hall, Prisca Benelli, Paige Harrigan and Jacqueline Frize
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:27
  24. Rice protein is proved to have hypocholesterolemic and anti-atherosclerotic effects, and a few experimental studies showed its renoprotective effects, using animal diabetic models. However, no clinical studies...

    Authors: Michihiro Hosojima, Ryohei Kaseda, Hazuki Kondo, Mikio Fujii, Masatoshi Kubota, Reiko Watanabe, Naohito Tanabe, Motoni Kadowaki, Yoshiki Suzuki and Akihiko Saito
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:25
  25. 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
  26. Bread is an important component of the diet in many countries and provides needed nutrients but also typically too much of other nutrients e.g., sodium. We therefore aimed to use linear programing to determine...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Nhung Nghiem, Sian Ryan, Christine Cleghorn, Nisha Nair and Tony Blakely
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:23
  27. Excessive energy intake has been identified as a major contributor to the global obesity epidemic. However, it is not clear whether dietary patterns varying in their composition of food groups contribute. This...

    Authors: Wenpeng You and Maciej Henneberg
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:22

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  28. Anemia is pervasive among children under the age of two years in Bangladesh. This study aimed to assess the effect of daily supplementation of multiple micronutrient powder (MNP) for 2 months and 4 months prim...

    Authors: Mustafa Mahfuz, Mohammed Ashraful Alam, M Munirul Islam, Dinesh Mondal, M I Hossain, A M Shamsir Ahmed, Nuzhat Choudhury, Mohammad Jyoti Raihan, Rashidul Haque and Tahmeed Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:21
  29. Due to the increased prevalence of eating outside-the-home, alongside high rates of childhood obesity, the objective of this study was to analyze the nutritional quality of kids’ meals (including main entrées ...

    Authors: Zhila Semnani-Azad, Mary J. Scourboutakos and Mary R. L’Abbé
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:16
  30. Severe malnutrition contributes to more than 60 % of deaths in children in developing countries. The minimum international standard set for management of severe acute malnutrition is a cure rate of at least 75...

    Authors: Richard Nyeko, Valeria Calbi, Boniface Otto Ssegujja and Grace Flona Ayot
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:19
  31. Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is often treated with medications but many parents seek alternative treatment for fear of adverse effects. Increased oxidative stress has been observed in children...

    Authors: May Loong Tan, Siew Cheng Foong, Wai Cheng Foong, Yusni Yusuff and Saralla M. Chettiar
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:14
  32. Anti-cancer pharmaceuticals frequently have adverse side effects on patients such as gastrointestinal involvement limiting their clinical applications. These effects may be controlled by nutritional interventi...

    Authors: Mayu Sebe, Rie Tsutsumi, Sotaro Yamaguchi, Yousuke T. Horikawa, Nagakatsu Harada, Takuro Oyama, Nami Kakuta, Katsuya Tanaka, Yasuo M. Tsutsumi, Yutaka Nakaya and Hiroshi Sakaue
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:17
  33. 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
  34. Anthropometric surveys of children are used to assess the nutritional status of a population. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that either mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) or weight-for-height Z-sc...

    Authors: Emmanuel Grellety and Michael H. Golden
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:10
  35. The INTERGROWTH-21st Project aimed to produce international, prescriptive, postnatal growth standards for preterm infants born to healthy, well-nourished mothers receiving adequate antenatal care. There is little...

    Authors: Leila Cheikh Ismail, Francesca Giuliani, Bashir A. Bhat, Deborah Bishop, Aris T. Papageorghiou, Roseline Ochieng, Fabien Puglia, Douglas G. Altman, Michael Maia-Schlüssel, Julia A. Noble, Enrico Bertino, Michael G. Gravett, Manorama Purwar, Lui Yajing, Denise Mota, Eric Ohuma…
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:9
  36. No study has investigated the relationship between dietary patterns and the risk of oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer in the Middle East and North Africa region. Thus, the present study aimed to investigat...

    Authors: Easter Joury, Farah Naja, Amira Nour, Leila Itani, Bayan Rafii, Kamal Nakhleh and Ahmad Manadili
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:8
  37. The prevalence of undernutrition among adult tuberculosis patients is high in developing countries. However it has not been well explored in Ethiopian situation. Therefore the aim of this study was to determin...

    Authors: Berihun Dargie, Gezahegn Tesfaye and Amare Worku
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:7
  38. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health problem. All health care professionals need to be knowledgeable and competent in nutrition as it applies to health promotion, prevention and treatment of ...

    Authors: Adeline E. Munuo, Beatrice W. Mugendi, Onesmo A. Kisanga and George O. Otieno
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:6
  39. Malnutrition is highly prevalent among hospital admissions and associated with, poor response to medical treatment, prolonged hospital stay, increased mortality and cost to the state. The aim of this study is ...

    Authors: Ranil Jayawardena, Niroshan C. Lokunarangoda, Ishara Ranathunga, W. S. Santharaj, Amila O. Walawwatta and Anidu K. Pathirana
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:5
  40. In 2013, the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU) published a report “Dietary treatment of obesity” where low carbohydrate diet (LCD) was established as one of the evidence based diet options ...

    Authors: Gabriella Barabas, Anders Tengblad and Carl Johan Östgren
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:4

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