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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite global efforts, stunting remains a public health problem in several developing countries. The prevalence of stunting among 0- to 5-year-old children in Armenia has increased from 17% in 2000 to 19% in ...

    Authors: Arin A. Balalian, Hambardzum Simonyan, Kim Hekimian, Richard J. Deckelbaum and Aelita Sargsyan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:85

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    The first years of life are critical for human development, therefore it is important to investigate early factors that may influence the development of body composition later in life. In this study, we aimed ...

    Authors: Silvana Paiva Orlandi, David A. González-Chica, Romina Buffarini, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Fernando C. Barros and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:84

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In developing countries most of the edible salts have insufficient iodine content; the problem is worse in Africa. Only 15.4% of the Ethiopian population was using adequately iodized salt. Several factors affe...

    Authors: Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh, Melese Engidayehu and Gedefaw Abeje

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:83

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate complementary feeding is a major contributor of child malnutrition. Previous studies have described complementary feeding practice using a single indicator but combinations of indicators were nee...

    Authors: Abate Areja, Dereje Yohannes and Mulugeta Yohannis

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:82

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Animal studies have shown that nutritional exposures during pregnancy can modify epigenetic marks regulating fetal development and susceptibility to later disease, providing a plausible mechanism to explain th...

    Authors: Giriraj R. Chandak, Matt J. Silver, Ayden Saffari, Karen A. Lillycrop, Smeeta Shrestha, Sirazul Ameen Sahariah, Chiara Di Gravio, Gail Goldberg, Ashutosh Singh Tomar, Modupeh Betts, Sara Sajjadi, Lena Acolatse, Philip James, Prachand Issarapu, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Ramesh D. Potdar…

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:81

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Long term care (LTC) menus need to contain sufficient nutrients for health and pureed menus may have lower nutritional quality than regular texture menus due to processes (e.g., recipe alterations) required to...

    Authors: Vanessa Vucea, Heather H. Keller, Jill M. Morrison, Alison M. Duncan, Lisa M. Duizer, Natalie Carrier, Christina O. Lengyel and Susan E. Slaughter

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:80

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Metabolic imbalance is a key determinant of risk of chronic diseases. Metabolic health cannot be assessed solely by body mass calculations or by static, fasted state biochemical readouts. Although previous stu...

    Authors: Lacey M. Baldiviez, Nancy L. Keim, Kevin D. Laugero, Daniel H. Hwang, Liping Huang, Leslie R. Woodhouse, Dustin J. Burnett, Melissa S. Zerofsky, Ellen L. Bonnel, Lindsay H. Allen, John W. Newman and Charles B. Stephensen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:79

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity rates for New Zealand (NZ) Pacific and Māori (NZ indigenous people) are among the highest in the world. Long-term results of weight management programmes for adults have been modest but primarily focus...

    Authors: Marewa Glover, Anette Kira, Geoff Kira, Hayden McRobbie, Bernhard H. Breier, Rozanne Kruger, Jane Stephen and Mafi Funaki-Tahifote

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:78

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is promising for behavioral interventions, it may be limited by an inability to understand perceptions of food consumption. The following questions and gaps presented ...

    Authors: Mariana Carvalho de Menezes, Sueli Aparecida Mingoti, Raquel de Deus Mendonça and Aline Cristine Souza Lopes

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:77

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    As part of the second wave of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS Wave 2), food and nutrient intake of children and adolescents aged 6–17 years living in Germ...

    Authors: C. Lage Barbosa, A.-K. Brettschneider, M. Haftenberger, F. Lehmann, M. Frank, K. Heide, E. Patelakis, H. Perlitz, L. Krause, R. Houben, H.G. Butschalowsky, A. Richter, P. Kamtsiuris and G.B.M. Mensink

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:75

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In 2010, nutrition claims were investigated in Canadian foods; however, many nutrition and other claims have been introduced since then. This study aimed to determine: i) the proportion of foods carrying claim...

    Authors: Beatriz Franco-Arellano, Jodi T. Bernstein, Sheida Norsen, Alyssa Schermel and Mary R. L’Abbé

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:74

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Typical complementary foods in developing countries are often inadequate in multiple micronutrients. One way of preventing micronutrient deficiency among infants and young children (IYC) is to feed them a vari...

    Authors: Abdul-Razak Abizari, Zakari Ali, Collins Nana Essah, Patience Agyeiwaa and Margaret Amaniampong

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:72

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Obesity in Canadian adults is showing upward trends. Consumption of whole-grains is one recommendation for the prevention of obesity. Despite the apparent nutritional and energy content differences between who...

    Authors: Hassan Vatanparast, Susan Whiting, Alomgir Hossain, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Anwar T. Merchant and Michael Szafron

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:59

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  14. Content type: Research article

    An objective measure of nutrition literacy is unavailable for use in the primary care population. The Nutrition Literacy Assessment instrument (NLit) is a tool designed to measure nutrition literacy across six...

    Authors: Heather D. Gibbs, Susan Harvey, Sarah Owens, Diane Boyle and Debra K. Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:71

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In prospective studies, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been associated with weight increase. However, most prospective studies examine changes in body weight over time according to amounts of SSB intake ...

    Authors: Patrick Mullie, Philippe Autier, Mathieu Boniol, Peter Boyle, Benedicte Deforche, Evelien Mertens, Ruben Charlier, Sara Knaeps, Johan Lefevre and Peter Clarys

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:57

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Supplementation with large doses of antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, has been shown to blunt some adaptations to endurance training. The effects of antioxidant supplementation on adaptations to strength ...

    Authors: K. T. Cumming, T. Raastad, A. Sørstrøm, M. P. Paronetto, N. Mercatelli, I. Ugelstad, D. Caporossi and G. Paulsen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:70

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition is a universal problem in cancer patients renowned as an important factor for increased morbidity, decreased quality of life and high mortality. Early diagnosis of malnutrition risk through nutrit...

    Authors: Yvonne Opanga, Lydia Kaduka, Zipporah Bukania, Richard Mutisya, Ann Korir, Veronica Thuita, Moses Mwangi, Erastus Muniu and Charles Mbakaya

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:63

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Undernutrition among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) can be ameliorated if nutrition specific and sensitive interventions are integrated into their HIV care and treatment centers (CTC). Integrated care is lack...

    Authors: Bruno F. Sunguya, Nzovu K. Ulenga, Hellen Siril, Sarah Puryear, Eric Aris, Expeditho Mtisi, Edith Tarimo, David P. Urassa, Wafaie Fawzi and Ferdnand Mugusi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:58

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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

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  36. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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

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