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  1. Content type: Research article

    The development of several disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis, has been linked to suboptimal dietary magnesium (Mg) intake. In this context, a number of studies have tried to...

    Authors: Dominik Kappeler, Irene Heimbeck, Christiane Herpich, Natalie Naue, Josef Höfler, Wolfgang Timmer and Bernhard Michalke

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:7

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Early dietary patterns are critical to growth and development and play an important role in development of food preferences and habits. The objective of this paper is to describe when different foods enter the...

    Authors: Kathleen C. Reidy, Denise M. Deming, Ronette R. Briefel, Mary Kay Fox, Jose M. Saavedra and Alison L. Eldridge

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:5

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    The aim of this study is to analyse prevailing dietary patterns among German adolescents and their associations with biomarkers of nutrient status and cardiovascular risk factors.

    Authors: Almut Richter, Martina Rabenberg, Julia Truthmann, Christin Heidemann, Jutta Roosen, Silke Thiele and Gert B. M. Mensink

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:4

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2017 3:14

  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Nutrition information is increasingly provided on pre-packaged foods as a public health measure to help consumers make healthier food choices. Many studies have looked at the independent effects of three main ...

    Authors: Zenobia Talati, Simone Pettigrew, Helen Dixon, Bruce Neal, Clare Hughes, Trevor Shilton and Caroline Miller

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:3

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the UK, diabetes accounts for approximately 10% of the total UK National Health Service (NHS) resource expenditure, a figure that has been predicted to increase to 17% by 2035/2036. Meta-analysis of associa...

    Authors: Irene Lenoir-Wijnkoop, James Mahon, Lindsay Claxton, Alicia Wooding, Andrew Prentice and Nick Finer

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:77

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Undernutrition is a major public health issue highlighted by the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, with target 2.2 aiming to ‘end hunger’ by 2030. On-going surveillance is essential detecting nutritional str...

    Authors: Severine Frison, Marko Kerac, Francesco Checchi and Claudine Prudhon

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:76

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Adequate quantity and quality of food are required for optimal health, growth and development of human life. Thus, availability of food has been a major concern in every community at all time and context. Acce...

    Authors: Kalkidan Hassen, Beakal Zinab and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:75

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Gangliosides are a group of sialylglycosphingolipids, widely distributed in body tissues, mainly as components of plasma membranes. They play crucial roles in neurodevelopment, gut maturation, and immune syste...

    Authors: Geok Lin Khor, Sangeetha Shyam, Snigdha Misra, Bertram Fong, Megan Hueh Zan Chong, Norhasmah Sulaiman, Yee Lin Lee, Rebecca Cannan and Angela Rowan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:74

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The global “nutrition transition” has increased children’s consumption of sugary snacks and beverages (junk food), compounding their risk for poor oral health and malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Bathsheba Turton, Hannah Husby and Cecilia Leonor Paz

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:73

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Changes in lifestyle include a healthy diet. However, due to different educational approaches, the effects of nutritional counselling are still not very encouraging and require further study. The objective of ...

    Authors: Lis Proença Vieira, Moacyr Roberto Cucê Nobre and Jonas Augusto Cardoso da Silveira

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:72

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to illustrate the importance of imputation models specifications, based on a study exploring the associations between subclasses of dietary polyphenols and the thiobarbituric-acid-reactive substances ...

    Authors: Claire Montlahuc, Chantal Julia, Mathilde Touvier, Léopold Fezeu, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot and Sylvie Chevret

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:71

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition, including undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies is a chronic problem in most developing countries. Animal-source foods (ASFs) provide essential sources of proteins and micronutrients, yet...

    Authors: Laura Cornelsen, Pablo Alarcon, Barbara Häsler, Djesika D. Amendah, Elaine Ferguson, Eric M. Fèvre, Delia Grace, Paula Dominguez-Salas and Jonathan Rushton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:70

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Globally, malnutrition accounts for at least half of all childhood deaths. Managing malnutrition in the community settings involves identifying malnutrition using a universally validated screening tool and imp...

    Authors: Gul Nawaz Khan, Ali Turab, Mohammad Imran Khan, Arjumand Rizvi, Fariha Shaheen, Asmat Ullah, Amjad Hussain, Imtiaz Hussain, Imran Ahmed, Muhammad Yaqoob, Shabina Ariff and Sajid Bashir Soofi

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:69

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The identification and correction of malnutrition in children remains a critical public health issue in many developing countries. In this study, the rate of anemia and standardized indicators of physical grow...

    Authors: Thomas A. Weppelmann, Michael E. von Fricken, Roseline Masse, Gedeon Gelin, J. Glenn Morris Jr., Bernard A. Okech and Valery Madsen Beau De Rochars

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:68

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The primary purpose of this paper is to assess how well food consumption patterns of young children in the U.S. conform to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A secondary purpose is to gain insight into fo...

    Authors: Mary Kay Fox, Elizabeth Gearan, Judith Cannon, Ronette Briefel, Denise M. Deming, Alison L. Eldridge and Kathleen C. Reidy

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:67

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Relationships among dietary sugars and a variety of chronic diseases have spawned interest in investigating the metabolic effects of dietary sugars. An approach developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research ...

    Authors: Mei Chung, Ding Ding Wang, Edward Archer, Janine Higgins, Sery Kim, Maren Laughlin, Lu Qi, Susan Raatz, Richard D. Siegel, Joanne Slavin, Dan Steffen, Hope Warshaw and Alice M. Tang

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:66

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The National Family Health Survey-Round 3 in India during 2005–2006 recorded more children and women as anaemic compared to the prevailing situation eight years ago; more children also had wasting. Analysis of...

    Authors: Samiran Panda, Chittapriyo Sadhu, Gopal Pramanik, Sobha Pahari and Jakir Hossain

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:65

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Poor hospital outcomes among adult patients admitted to hospitals have been attributed to inadequate nutrient intake and progressive disease conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy ...

    Authors: Murambiwa Nyati, Irene Ogada and Christopher Nyirenda

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:64

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  19. Content type: Correspondence

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is currently defined by the WHO as either a low mid-upper arm circumference (i.e. MUAC <115 mm), a low weight-for-height z-score (i.e. WHZ <− 3), or bilateral pitting oedema. MU...

    Authors: André Briend, José-Luis Alvarez, Nathalie Avril, Paluku Bahwere, Jeanette Bailey, James A. Berkley, Paul Binns, Nikki Blackwell, Nancy Dale, Hedwig Deconinck, Pascale Delchevalerie, Nicky Dent, Maureen Gallagher, Saul Guerrero, Kerstin Hanson, Marko Kerac…

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:63

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children under 5 years of age is a major cause of child mortality during hospital admission worldwide, and is attributed to poor case management. The Outpatient Therapeutic P...

    Authors: Mike Mwanza, Kufre J. Okop and Thandi Puoane

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:62

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  21. Content type: Research article

    One hundred eighty six nations have adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which, SDG 3.2, aims to reduce under-5 mortality to 25 deaths per thousand in all countries by 2030. Achieving this g...

    Authors: Embry M. Howell, Nikhil Holla and Timothy Waidmann

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:61

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Young children depend upon caregivers to make healthy food and beverage choices on their behalf. Research to understand caregiver perspectives may help develop interventions to improve diets and offer new insi...

    Authors: Emma F. Jacquier, Anthony Gatrell and Amanda Bingley

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:60

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In contemporary medicine, the utilization of various dosage forms of probiotics is increasing both for the treatment of human and animal diseases in Bangladesh. A number of imported pharmaceutical probiotic pr...

    Authors: Md Shahid Hossain, Md Abdul Alim Al-Bari, Zahid Hayat Mahmud and Mir Imam Ibne Wahed

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:59

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asia is higher than in any other developing countries. The diversity of diets in populations among developing countries may be one explanation for the di...

    Authors: Nilofer F. Safdar, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Lorraine Cordeiro, Tazeen H. Jafar and Nancy L. Cohen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:58

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Morbidity plays an important role in the development of and recovery from malnutrition. Morbidity in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) has not been described in detail and it is unclear how morbi...

    Authors: B. Cichon, C. Fabiansen, C. W. Yaméogo, M. J. H. Rytter, C. Ritz, A. Briend, V. B. Christensen, K. F. Michaelsen, R. Oummani, S. Filteau, P. Ashorn, S. Shepherd and H. Friis

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:57

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Undernutrition remains highly prevalent in African children, highlighting the need for accurately assessing dietary intake. In order to do so, the assessment method must be validated in the target population. ...

    Authors: Helen Nightingale, Kevin J. Walsh, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Charles Engoru, Tonny Ssenyondo, Julius Nteziyaremye, Denis Amorut, Margaret Nakuya, Margaret Arimi, Gary Frost and Kathryn Maitland

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:56

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The country of Guatemala has one of the highest rates of chronic child malnutrition in the world, which primarily affects the rural, indigenous Maya population. In this study we explore the apparent paradox of...

    Authors: Meghan Farley Webb, Anita N. Chary, Thomas T. De Vries, Samantha Davis, Michael Dykstra, David Flood, Margaret Haley Rhodes and Peter Rohloff

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:55

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Linear growth failure is the most common form of undernutrition. Childhood stunting impairs human development and health and productivity in adulthood. Ethiopia has a high prevalence of stunting, with diets re...

    Authors: Masresha Tessema, Nilupa S. Gunaratna, Katherine Donato, Jessica L. Cohen, Margaret McConnell, Demissie Belayneh, Inge D. Brouwer, Tefera Belachew and Hugo De Groote

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:54

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Recently, two web-based dietary assessment tools were developed; a 4-day food record tool (the Riksmaten method), and a food frequency questionnaire (MiniMeal-Q). The aim of this study was to use objective bio...

    Authors: Sanna Nybacka, Anna Karin Lindroos, Elisabet Wirfält, Per Leanderson, Rikard Landberg, Ulrika Ericson, Ingrid Larsson, Eva Warensjö Lemming, Göran Bergström, Bo Hedblad, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Anna Winkvist and Heléne Bertéus Forslund

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:53

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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

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  45. Content type: Research article

    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

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