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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    Dietary mineral deficiencies are widespread globally causing a large disease burden. However, estimates of deficiency prevalence are often only available at national scales or for small population sub-groups w...

    Authors: Edward J. M. Joy, Diriba B. Kumssa, Martin R. Broadley, Michael J. Watts, Scott D. Young, Allan D. C. Chilimba and E. Louise Ander

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:42

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  14. Content type: Research article

    While many countries are transitioning from epidemics of undernutrition to overnutrition, Mozambique’s very high 44 % prevalence of stunting in children under age 5 years is cause for serious concern.

    Authors: Elizabeth S. Rose, Meridith Blevins, Lazaro González-Calvo, Elisée Ndatimana, Ann F. Green, Melanie Lopez, Omo Olupona, Sten H. Vermund and Troy D. Moon

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:41

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Response of parathyroid hormone (PTH) to vitamin D supplementation is determined by the baseline PTH level and change in vitamin D status. Conflicting reports in Blacks exist on the PTH response to vitamin D t...

    Authors: Paulette D. Chandler, Foluso Agboola, Kimmie Ng, Jamil B. Scott, Bettina F. Drake, Gary G. Bennett, Andrew T. Chan, Bruce W. Hollis, Karen M. Emmons, Charles S. Fuchs and Edward L. Giovannucci

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa, malnutrition is associated with mortality in adults hospitalized for medical illness. However, it remains unclear whether this association is causal, and if causal, what the potential me...

    Authors: Stephen B. Asiimwe, Abdallah Amir, Eric Vittinghoff and Conrad K. Muzoora

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:25

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There are limited tools to assess diet quality in pregnant women in an Asian population. A healthy eating index for pregnant women in Singapore (HEI-SGP) was developed and its association with maternal charact...

    Authors: Chad Yixian Han, Marjorelee Colega, Elaine Phaik Ling Quah, Yiong Huak Chan, Keith M. Godfrey, Kenneth Kwek, Seang-Mei Saw, Peter D. Gluckman, Yap-Seng Chong and Mary Foong-Fong Chong

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:39

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Undernutrition can negatively affect community-dwelling older adults’ health and quality of life. Undernutrition management guidelines have been developed in the Netherlands for the primary care setting, howev...

    Authors: Canan Ziylan, Annemien Haveman-Nies, Ellen J. I. van Dongen, Stefanie Kremer and Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:38

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Acute malnutrition is a recent and severe weight loss as a result of acute food shortage and/or illness. It is the leading causes of morbidity and mortality of children aged 6–59 months as risk of death is nin...

    Authors: Amsalu Bokore Ayana, Tsedeke Wolde Hailemariam and Alemu Sufa Melke

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:34

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2016 2:3

  20. Content type: Study protocol

    The Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is associated with considerable health benefits for cardiovascular and cognitive health, particularly within the Mediterranean basin. Whether Australian populations will simila...

    Authors: Courtney R. Davis, Janet Bryan, Jonathan M. Hodgson, Carlene Wilson, Varinderpal Dhillon and Karen J. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:35

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may differ between blacks and whites due to underlying metabolic differences.

    Authors: Elvis A. Akwo, Kerri L. Cavanaugh, Talat Alp Ikizler, William J. Blot and Loren Lipworth

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:24

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Lifestyle modification is a cornerstone of the management of type 2 diabetes. However, in the United Arab Emirates, a country where type 2 diabetes is highly prevalent, non-compliance with a healthy lifestyle ...

    Authors: Sarah Abdi, Amena Sadiya, Samia Ali, Shiby Varghese and Salah Abusnana

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:37

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In this study we shed light on an unknown area of research: whether the price paid for a meal influenced consumers’ perceptions of fullness, and feelings of guilt and regret about how much they ate. This has i...

    Authors: Özge Siğirci and Brian Wansink

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:36

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2017 3:76

  24. Content type: Study protocol

    This report describes the protocol guiding the design and evaluation of a theory-driven, web-based lesson to promote farmers’ market fruit and vegetable (FV) purchases and consumption among women enrolled in t...

    Authors: Jennifer Di Noia, Dorothy Monica, Karen Weber Cullen and Alla Sikorskii

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:33

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Consumption of a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is associated with several significant health benefits, however most evidence comes from Mediterranean countries, where the diet may be more culturally acceptable....

    Authors: Courtney Rose Davis, Janet Bryan, Jonathan Marcus Hodgson, Carlene Wilson and Karen Joy Murphy

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:28

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Zinc deficiency during pregnancy has far-reaching consequences on both mother and fetus and subsequent child survival. However, data on the prevalence and determinants of zinc deficiency among pregnant women a...

    Authors: Gemechu Kumera, Tadese Awoke, Tesfahun Melese, Setegn Eshetie, Getnet Mekuria, Feleke Mekonnen, Temesgen Ewunetu and Dereje Gedle

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:31

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Urbanisation has been reported to have negative effects on lifestyle and possibly on body composition. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of urbanization on dietary patterns and measures of body co...

    Authors: Maduka de Lanerolle-Dias, Pulani Lanerolle, Sunethra Atukorala and Angela de Silva

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:30

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  28. Content type: Research article

    An understanding of the diet of young children from infancy to early childhood in China is limited. The objective of this study is to evaluate nutrient intakes of young children from urban areas in China.

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Liya Denney, Yingdong Zheng, Gerard Vinyes-Pares, Kathleen Reidy, Huan Wang, Peiyu Wang and Yumei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:23

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Myfood24 is a new online 24 h dietary assessment tool developed for use among the UK population. Limited information is available on the usability and acceptability of such tools. Hence this study aims to dete...

    Authors: Salwa A. Albar, Michelle C. Carter, Nisreen A. Alwan, Charlotte E. L. Evans and Janet E. Cade

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:29

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies showed that a probiotic-rich diet may improve the plasma lipid profile and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In a randomized controlled study we tested the possibility for regula...

    Authors: Marika Mikelsaar, Epp Sepp, Jelena Štšepetova, Pirje Hütt, Kersti Zilmer, Tiiu Kullisaar and Mihkel Zilmer

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:27

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Food insecurity and poor nutrition are key barriers to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) adherence. Culturally-appropriate and sustainable interventions that provide nutrition counseling for people on ART and of d...

    Authors: Kathryn P. Derose, Melissa Felician, Bing Han, Kartika Palar, Blanca Ramírez, Hugo Farías and Homero Martínez

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:21

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The nutritional landscape of India is experiencing the fallout of urbanization and globalization. The changes are manifest in dietary patterns as well as health outcomes. The study aimed at assessing household...

    Authors: Archna Singh, Vidhu Gupta, Arpita Ghosh, Karen Lock and Suparna Ghosh-Jerath

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:22

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Food sources of nutrients in young children in China have been little investigated. The objective of this study was to understand feeding patterns of young children through an analysis of food sources of energ...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Liya Denney, Yingdong Zheng, Gerard Vinyes-Pares, Kathleen Reidy, Peiyu Wang and Yumei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:19

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition is a major health issue affecting children, women and adolescents globally and developing countries in particular. Adolescence is a time of enormous physiological, cognitive, and psychosocial chan...

    Authors: Molla Mesele Wassie, Azeb Atnafu Gete, Melkie Edris Yesuf, Getu Degu Alene, Adamu Belay and Tibebu Moges

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:20

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Excessive sodium intake is excreted through urine and could affect hydration status. This study aims to describe hydration status in adolescents and to assess the association between hydration status by free w...

    Authors: Carla Gonçalves, Sandra Abreu, Patrícia Padrão, Olívia Pinho, Pedro Graça, João Breda, Rute Santos and Pedro Moreira

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:17

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Slightly more than 5 % of the United States population heavily consumes ethanol, i.e., more than 14 drinks for men and 7 drinks for women a week. Chronic ethanol consumption can result in increased liver disea...

    Authors: Michael L. McCaskill, Henry T. Hottor, Muna Sapkota and Todd A. Wyatt

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:18

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Understanding parents’ feeding control practices and their associations with various factors is useful for prevention of childhood obesity, an emerging problem in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of t...

    Authors: Loan Minh Do, Bo Eriksson, Toan Khanh Tran, Max Petzold and Henry Ascher

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:16

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Surveys have indicated that 62 % of preschool-age Indian children suffer from sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency (VAD), with a threefold higher prevalence of severe forms of VAD among children from schedule cas...

    Authors: Víctor M. Aguayo, Nina Badgaiyan and Jee H. Rah

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:15

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Pork provides key nutrients such as protein, thiamin and selenium, however fresh pork is not commonly included in the diets of Australian children, with processed pork preferred. Current dietary guidelines emp...

    Authors: Elizabeth P. Neale, Deborah J. Nolan-Clark and Karen E. Charlton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:14

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Malnutrition, polypharmacy and poor oral health are major concerns among older people living at home, and they contribute to disability and care dependency. This article describes the study protocol of the Nut...

    Authors: Miia Tiihonen, Kirsi Autonen-Honkonen, Riitta Ahonen, Kaija Komulainen, Liisa Suominen, Sirpa Hartikainen and Irma Nykänen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:13

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  41. Content type: Research article

    From 2005 to 2010, the percentage of children dangerously thin (also called wasted) crossed the International Phase Classification Emergency Threshold, increasing from 8.4 to 10.9 %. As a result, Cambodia is n...

    Authors: Sophonneary Prak, Miriam Iuell Dahl, Joel Conkle, Sam Oeurn Un and Arnaud Laillou

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:10

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Women in the reproductive age group are most vulnerable to malnutrition. Maternal and child undernutrition is the underlying cause of 3.5 million deaths each year and 11 % of the total global disease burden. A...

    Authors: Saba Abraham, Gebremeskel Miruts and Ashenafi Shumye

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:12

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    Dietary self-care is a key element of self-management in type 2 diabetes. It is also the most difficult aspect of diabetes self-management. Adhering to long-term dietary goals and resisting immediate food desi...

    Authors: Victoria Whitelock, Arie Nouwen, Katrijn Houben, Olga van den Akker, Iraida Neira Miller, Parth Narendan, Miranda Rosenthal and Suzanne Higgs

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:11

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Rigorous and transparent systematic reviews are recognized internationally as a credible source for evidence of effectiveness. However, in the field of nutrition, despite attempts at developing consensus on ac...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Vivian Welch and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:9

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Observational studies suggest vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the risk of acute infections. We undertook a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of cholecalciferol supplementation as an intervention against...

    Authors: Steve Simpson Jr, Ingrid van der Mei, Niall Stewart, Leigh Blizzard, Prudence Tettey and Bruce Taylor

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:7

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Medical nutrition therapy is the cornerstone of managing type 2 diabetes mellitus. Meals that are modified to suit diabetes should be culturally acceptable, retain palatability and conform to the energy requir...

    Authors: Arjuna Medagama and Heshan Widanapathirana

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2015 1:8

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