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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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    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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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2016 2:30

  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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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  36. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate complementary feeding is a major contributor to child malnutrition. Previous studies have described complementary feeding practice using single indicators but a combination of indicators is neede...

    Authors: Mahama Saaka, Asamoah Larbi, Sofo Mutaru and Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:2

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Kenya is undergoing rapid urbanization resulting in changing lifestyles. Childhood dietary habits are changing and might result in childhood obesity and related health risks. Dietary habits learnt in early lif...

    Authors: Dorcus Mbithe D. Kigaru, Cornelia Loechl, Thabisile Moleah, C. W. Macharia-Mutie and Zipporah W. Ndungu

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:44

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Feeding practices and dietary factors associated with obesity in young children are now recognized to begin in infancy. Yet little is known about what specific foods and beverages Mexican children are consumin...

    Authors: Denise M. Deming, Myriam C. Afeiche, Kathleen C. Reidy, Alison L. Eldridge and Salvador Villalpando-Carrión

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:40

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of dietary supplement (DS) advertisements in non-English daily periodicals, weekly periodicals, and television in the United States is unknown. Additionally, it is unclear if the claims presente...

    Authors: Anthony Lee, Lesley Joanna Vásquez, Wing Chi Wong and Jaekyu Shin

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:43

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