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  1. The World Health Organization recommends the use of a weight-for-height Z-score (WHZ) and/or mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) as anthropometric criteria for the admission and discharge of young children for ...

    Authors: Souna Garba, Halidou Salou, Fabienne Nackers, Amadou Ayouba, Montse Escruela, Ousmane Guindo, Mercé Rocaspana, Rebecca F. Grais and Sheila Isanaka
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:47
  2. Exclusive breastfeeding is critical for infant survival and development. However, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life is low in sub-Saharan Africa. With the current trend in breas...

    Authors: Anne Marie Soumah, Mamadou Diouldé Baldé, Mahamadi Tassembedo, Ousmane Ouédraogo, Franck Garanet, Adja Mariam Ouédraogo, Aminata Yara, Mamady Koulibaly, Ibrahima Camara and Seni Kouanda
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:44
  3. There is growing recognition of the important role of breakfast in children’s nutrition, and the potential harms related to skipping breakfast, including its contribution to obesity and non-communicable diseas...

    Authors: Manal Badrasawi, Ola Anabtawi and Yaqout Al-Zain
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:42
  4. Undernutrition and cardiac disease are interconnected in a vicious cycle. Little is known about the effect of undernutrition on cardiac disease among children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This ...

    Authors: Mulat Asrade, Abdulkadir Shehibo and Zemene Tigabu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:43
  5. Annually, undernutrition contributes globally to 45% (3.1 million) of preventable deaths in children under 5. Effect following undernutrition i.e. physical growth & cognitive development etc. can be prevented ...

    Authors: Leila H. Abdullahi, Gilbert K. Rithaa, Bonface Muthomi, Florence Kyallo, Clementina Ngina, Mohamed A. Hassan and Mohamed A. Farah
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:46
  6. After the first 6 months breast milk is no longer sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of the infant. Therefore, complementary foods should be added to the child’s diet. Feeding children with a diversified...

    Authors: Bamlaku Birie, Andargachew Kassa, Emnet Kebede and Bezabih Terefe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:40
  7. The prevalence of obesity is disproportionately high among African Americans in the Southern US. More information is needed about factors that influence participation in nutrition and physical activity program...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Lemacks, Laurie S. Abbott, Tammy Greer, Renee Gunn, Ashley Bryant, LaShaundrea Bradford and Penny A. Ralston
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:39
  8. The central role of microbiota and the contribution of diet in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID) are increasingly examined. However, patients’ perspectives on nutrition and its impact on their disea...

    Authors: Thao Pham, Harry Sokol, Bruno Halioua, Graziella Pourcel, Manuel Brun, Emilie Pain and Damien Testa
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:38
  9. Overweight and obesity have increased considerably in low- and middle-income countries over the past few decades, particularly among women of reproductive age. This study assessed the role of physical activity...

    Authors: Dominic Mosha, Heavenlight A. Paulo, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, Innocent B. Mboya, Isabel Madzorera, Germana H. Leyna, Sia E. Msuya, Till W. Bärnighausen, Japhet Killewo and Wafaie W. Fawzi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:37
  10. Animal-source foods (ASFs) are high-quality nutrient-dense products key to reducing stunting and micronutrient deficiencies. However, their consumption among the poorest households in urban informal settlement...

    Authors: Salome A. Bukachi, Mariah Ngutu, Ann W. Muthiru, Aurélia Lépine, Suneetha Kadiyala and Paula Domínguez-Salas
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:35
  11. Dairy products are known as health-promoting foods. This study prospectively examined the association between milk and yogurt intake and mortality in a community-based population.

    Authors: Akiko Nakanishi, Erika Homma, Tsukasa Osaki, Ri Sho, Masayoshi Souri, Hidenori Sato, Masafumi Watanabe, Kenichi Ishizawa, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Takamasa Kayama and Tsuneo Konta
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:33
  12. Undernutrition during pregnancy is an important public health problem. It is highly prevalent in Ethiopia but not sufficiently addressed yet. Hence, this study aimed to assess the prevalence of undernutrition ...

    Authors: Deyganto Gergito Gelebo, Mathewos Alemu Gebremichael, Gistane Ayele Asale and Dessalegn Ajema Berbada
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:32
  13. Priming for cardiometabolic diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is hypothesized to begin in utero. The primary objective of this study is to determine whether there is an association...

    Authors: Ahlia Sekkarie, Jean A. Welsh, Kate Northstone, Aryeh D. Stein, Usha Ramakrishnan and Miriam B. Vos
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:28
  14. Associations between diet and cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risk may vary in men and women owing to sex differences in eating habits and physiology. The current secondary analysis sought to determine the abili...

    Authors: Virginia M. Artegoitia, Sridevi Krishnan, Ellen L. Bonnel, Charles B. Stephensen, Nancy L. Keim and John W. Newman
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:30
  15. Weight gain is routinely monitored to assess hydration and growth during treatment of children with complicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM). However, changes in weight and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC...

    Authors: Jolly G. K. Kamugisha, Betty Lanyero, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Harriet Nambuya-Lakor, Christian Ritz, Christian Mølgaard, Kim F. Michaelsen, André Briend, Ezekiel Mupere, Henrik Friis and Benedikte Grenov
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:26
  16. The adherence to a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet may have a bidirectional relationship with mental wellbeing. We aimed to evaluate the association between compliance with a DASH diet and ...

    Authors: Mansoore Saharkhiz, Zahra Khorasanchi, Samira Karbasi, Amir Masoud Jafari-Nozad, Mohsen Naseri, Mahtab Mohammadifard, Mahin Siami Ali Abad, Malaksima Ayadilord, Gordon A. Ferns and Afsane Bahrami
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:21
  17. Nutritional awareness and practice of women during pregnancy could be determining their nutritional status, which significantly affects the outcome of pregnancy. Therefore this study aims to explore the maternal ...

    Authors: Matyas Atnafu Alehegn, Tsegaye Kebede Fanta and Agumas Fentahun Ayalew
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:20
  18. Planning interventions to promote food and nutrition literacy (FNL) require a better understanding of the FNL status of the target group and its correlates.

    Authors: Marziyeh Ashoori, Nasrin Omidvar, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Elham Shakibazadeh, Azam Doustmohamadian, Behnaz Abdar-Esfahani and Mohammad Mazandaranian
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:19
  19. 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
  20. The release of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Nutrition 2015 provides a unique opportunity since CCHS 2004 to investigate food choices of Canadian children and adolescents at a national level.

    Authors: Salma Hack, Mahsa Jessri and Mary R. L’Abbé
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:16
  21. Conflict regions bear the heaviest brunt of food insecurity and undernutrition. South Sudan is one of the fragile countries following years of conflict that led to large displacements. Moderate to severe under...

    Authors: Jackline Kiarie, Sarah Karanja, Julius Busiri, Diana Mukami and Colleta Kiilu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:25
  22. Nutrition among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is essential in their care and management as it has implication for their immune function. We examined the nutritional status and associated factors among HI...

    Authors: Beauty Mawuenam Nanewortor, Farrukh Ishaque Saah, Prince Kubi Appiah, Hubert Amu and Kwaku Kissah-Korsah
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:14
  23. 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
  24. Although malnutrition particularly stunting is recognized as multi-causal, there has been limited integrated nutrition interventions to reduce its burden in children under-fives and those existing are not well...

    Authors: Ester Elisaria, Jackline Mrema, Tariki Bogale, Giulia Segafredo and Charles Festo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:17
  25. Technology has advanced bringing new cost-effective methods to measure food intake. The aim of the study was to compare food and drink portion estimates from a traditional portion estimation method using 3D fo...

    Authors: Jennifer Bradley, Maisie K. Rowland, John N. S. Matthews, Ashley J. Adamson and Suzanne Spence
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:10
  26. Consuming diversified food during the adolescent period is essential to build a healthy and active mind for their later life. Food prices increased in the local market due to fewer production of crops. Thus, e...

    Authors: Melese Linger Endalifer, Gashaw Andargie, Bekri Mohammed and Bedilu Linger Endalifer
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:27
  27. 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
  28. Childhood undernutrition is a global problem contributing to more than a third of under-five mortality. Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) fare worse than children living with their parents. However, the nu...

    Authors: Nina Berr, Yemisrach Nigatu and Nebiyu Dereje
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:24
  29. Klotho is an anti-aging protein mainly expressed in the kidneys with a smaller amount expressed in adipose tissue. Klotho effects include roles in reducing oxidative stress, insulin signaling, adipogenesis and...

    Authors: Sofia Villagomez, Dena B. Dubal, Jessica Hawkins, Dan Wang and Janet M. Wojcicki
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:22
  30. Interventions to reduce population salt intake are feasible and cost-effective. The Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership implemented a complex, multi-faceted salt reduction intervention between 2014 and 2020 i...

    Authors: Emalie Rosewarne, Wai-Kwan Chislett, Briar McKenzie, Jenny Reimers, Kellie-Ann Jolly, Kirstan Corben, Kathy Trieu and Jacqui Webster
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:12
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Soy products are associated with many beneficial health consequences, but their effects on the human intestinal microbiome are poorly characterized.

    Authors: Evangelos Dioletis, Ricardo S. Paiva, Eleanna Kaffe, Eric R. Secor, Theresa R. Weiss, Maxine R. Fields, Xinshou Ouyang and Ather Ali
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:6
  35. 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
  36. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Edward Jonathan Okello, Nuno Mendonça, Blossom Stephan, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Keith Wesnes and Mario Siervo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:5

    The original article was published in BMC Nutrition 2020 6:57

  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Suboptimal feeding practices have a negative impact on children’s health and growth in the first 2 years of life and increase their risk of undernutrition, morbidity, and mortality. The aim of the study was to...

    Authors: Shabina Ariff, Kamran Saddiq, Javairia Khalid, Laila Sikanderali, Batha Tariq, Fariha Shaheen, Gul Nawaz, Atif Habib and Sajid Bashir Soofi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:75

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