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  1. Multiple micronutrient (MN) deficiencies remain highly prevalent among women of reproductive age (WRA) and preschool-aged children (PSC) in many areas within India. Salt is an attractive vehicle for MN fortifi...

    Authors: Christine M. McDonald, Kenneth H. Brown, Yvonne E. Goh, Mari S. Manger, Charles D. Arnold, Nancy F. Krebs, Jamie Westcott, Julie M. Long, Rosalind S. Gibson, Manu Jamwal, Bidhi L. Singh, Neha Dahiya, Deepmala Budhija, Reena Das and Mona Duggal
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:98
  2. People with substance use disorders generally have unhealthy diets, including limited intake of fruit and vegetables. Evidence shows substantial health benefits from increasing fruit and vegetable consumption ...

    Authors: Lars T. Fadnes, Einar Furulund, Karl Trygve Druckrey-Fiskaaen, Tesfaye Madebo, Jørn Henrik Vold, Maria Olsvold, Marianne Cook Pierron, Siv-Elin Leirvåg Carlsen, Rune Blomhoff and Torgeir Gilje Lid
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:97
  3. Poor diet may contribute to deleterious chronic health among individuals incarcerated. Yet, limited research has evaluated the nutritional content of menus and commissary items provided in jails. Thus, this st...

    Authors: Nanette V. Lopez, Ary Spilkin, Julianne Brauer, Rachelle Phillips, Bonnie Kuss, Gabrielle Delio and Ricky Camplain
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:96
  4. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in Finland and worldwide. Cancer-related malnutrition is a well-known risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality after surgery, and it is associated with c...

    Authors: Raila Aro, Pasi Ohtonen, Tero Rautio, Juha Saarnio, Elisa Mäkäräinen, Reetta Häivälä, Markus J. Mäkinen, Anne Tuomisto, Ursula Schwab and Sanna Meriläinen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:89
  5. The effect of genetic polymorphisms on fasting blood lipid levels have been widely studied but the effects of these within the context of a high-fat meal challenge remain less characterized. The current study ...

    Authors: Yining E. Wang, Catherine P. Kirschke, Leslie R. Woodhouse, Ellen L. Bonnel, Charles B. Stephensen, Brian J. Bennett, John W. Newman, Nancy L. Keim and Liping Huang
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:95
  6. Defatted rice bran (DRB) is a byproduct of rice bran oil production rich in fiber, protein, and antioxidant compounds that may confer beneficial effects on metabolic profiles in humans. The current study aimed...

    Authors: Weeraya Saphyakhajorn, Rawiwan Sirirat and Suwimol Sapwarobol
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:94
  7. Natural enrichment of sn-2 palmitate content of infant formulae by using bovine milk fat is known to reduce formation of faecal fatty acid soaps and to improve stool consistency, but effects on gut microbiota ...

    Authors: Ellen Looijesteijn, Rutger W. W. Brouwer, Ruud J. W. Schoemaker, Laurien H. Ulfman, Stephanie L. Ham, Prescilla Jeurink, Eva Karaglani, Wilfred F. J. van IJcken and Yannis Manios
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:93
  8. Sample surveys are the mainstay of surveillance for acute malnutrition in settings affected by crises but are burdensome and have limited geographical coverage due to insecurity and other access issues. As a p...

    Authors: Francesco Checchi, Séverine Frison, Abdihamid Warsame, Kiross Tefera Abebe, Jasinta Achen, Eric Alain Ategbo, Mohamed Ag Ayoya, Ismail Kassim, Biram Ndiaye and Mara Nyawo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:92
  9. The Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) model transformed the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) by shifting treatment from inpatient facilities to the community. Evidence shows t...

    Authors: Sarah King, Lauren D’Mello-Guyett, Ellyn Yakowenko, Bram Riems, Karin Gallandat, Sherifath Mama Chabi, Feysal Abdisalan Mohamud, Khamisa Ayoub, Ahmed Hersi Olad, Bagayogo Aliou, Anastasia Marshak, Indi Trehan, Oliver Cumming and Heather Stobaugh
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:90
  10. The frequency of poor dietary practice due to inappropriate dietary habits is higher during pregnancy compared to any other stage of the life cycle. Suboptimal dietary practices during pregnancy can increase t...

    Authors: Abel Girma, Amare Genetu, Ermias Ayalew and Dawit Getachew
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:88
  11. Adolescent is the population whose age between 10–19 years old. They are undergoing rapid growth, development and are one of the nutritionally at-risk groups who should need attention. Adolescent undernutritio...

    Authors: Segni Mulugeta Tafasa, Meseret Robi Tura, Ermiyas Mulu and Zenebu Begna
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:87
  12. Child and maternal malnutrition are the most serious health risks in India, accounting for 15% of the country’s total disease burden. Malnutrition in children can manifest as ‘stunting’ (low height in relation...

    Authors: P. Shirisha, V. R. Muraleedharan and Girija Vaidyanathan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:86
  13. Childhood stunting, wasting and underweight are significant public health challenges. There is a gap in knowledge of the coexistence of stunting, wasting, and underweight among children under five years (under...

    Authors: Mohammad Rocky Khan Chowdhury, Md Shafiur Rahman, Baki Billah, Russell Kabir, Nirmala K. P. Perera and Manzur Kader
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:84
  14. Gayet-Wernicke’s encephalopathy (GWE) is a neurological pathology caused by a Thiamine deficiency. While it is most often related to chronic alcoholism, GWE can occur in any situation that results in thiamine ...

    Authors: Skander Slim, Karim Ayed, Wissem Triki, Abdelmajid Baccar, Oussama Baraket, Khaled Rahal, Imen Ganzoui and Sami Bouchoucha
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:83
  15. Although the high burden of anemia among pregnant women in low-resource settings like Ethiopia is well documented, evidence is scarce on the underlying causes using biochemical tests. Therefore, this study ass...

    Authors: Meseret Belete Fite, Demiraw Bikila, Wossene Habtu, Abera Kenay Tura, Tesfaye Assebe Yadeta, Lemessa Oljira and Kedir Teji Roba
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:82
  16. There are many risk factors for stunting, and studies most often corroborate complementary feeding practices as a significant risk factor. Information on the prevalence of optimal complementary feeding practic...

    Authors: Tracy Lukiya Birungi and David Livingstone Ejalu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:81
  17. Despite of the global efforts undertaken to improve nutrition, malnutrition still continues to be a serious public health concern. Malnutrition in its various forms has been closely associated to major causes ...

    Authors: Musa Kasajja, Elizabeth Nabiwemba, Henry Wamani and Saul Kamukama
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:79
  18. Inadequate micronutrients in the diet and vitamin A deficiency are worldwide public health problems. In developing regions, many preschool children are undernourished, become blind every year and died before t...

    Authors: Addisalem Workie Demsash, Alex Ayenew Chereka, Sisay Yitayih Kassie, Dereje Oljira Donacho, Habtamu Setegn Ngusie, Masresha Derese Tegegne, Mequannent Sharew Melaku, Sisay Maru Wubante and Mekonnen Kenate Hunde
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:77
  19. Nutritional improvement through appropriate feeding practices is critical for young children's healthy growth and development. Even if children are exempted from fasting, their diets are influenced by the wide...

    Authors: Haregewoin Birhanu, Kedir Abdela Gonete, Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw and Fantu Mamo Aragaw
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:76
  20. Melon Manis Terengganu (MMT) peel has a high dietary fiber content, but there is no data examining its health benefits in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether c...

    Authors: Ying Qian Ong, Sakinah Harith, Mohd Razif Shahril, Norshazila Shahidan and Hermizi Hapidin
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:75
  21. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months of life is essential for maternal and child health. Breast milk is considered the most suitable food for the child in early years of life. Studies carried o...

    Authors: Edna Duarte Lopes, Alzerina Maria Rocha Lima Monteiro, Djenifa Odília Barbosa Fernandes Cardoso Varela, Dulcineia Elisa Lima Rodrigues Trigueiros, Irina Monteiro Spencer Maia, Janice de Jesus Xavier Soares and Nívia Maria da Luz Pires Vieira
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:74
  22. Timely, adequate and appropriate Complementary Feeding (CF) is essential for the growth and cognitive development of infants, but until today, evidence-based information is scarce in terms of impact evaluation...

    Authors: Aminur Rahman, Mohammad Badrul Bhuiyan and Sumon Kumar Das
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:73
  23. Consumers are exposed to a wide range of advertisements through different channels daily, which tends to have an influence on their food decision making. The aim of this study was to evaluate the different for...

    Authors: Gabriel Libienuo Sowley Kalog, Faiza Kasim, Bernice Anyebuno, Sandra Tei, Clement Kubreziga Kubuga, Victor Mogre and Paul Armah Aryee
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:72
  24. Preschool children are the most vulnerable group because of their high nutritional needs for growth and development. The study assessed dietary diversity scores and associated factors among preschool children ...

    Authors: Ebisa Olika Keyata, Abebe Daselegn and Alemayehu Oljira
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:71
  25. Low birth weight (LBW) is one of the major predictors of perinatal survival, infant morbidity, and mortality, as well as the risk of developmental disabilities and illnesses in future lives. The effect of the ...

    Authors: Meseret Belete Fite, Abera Kenay Tura, Tesfaye Assebe Yadeta, Lemessa Oljira and Kedir Teji Roba
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:70
  26. Apart from its nutritive value, meat is one of the substances for the transmission of pathogenic micro-organisms to consumers and the raw beef eating habit of Ethiopians can create a favourable condition for t...

    Authors: Daniel Teshome Gebeyehu, Biruk Alemu and Gemechu Belete
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:68
  27. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among children below five years with sub-Saharan Africa being the most affected. In Kabale district, SAM affects 2.9% chi...

    Authors: Vincent ssekajja, Henry Wamani, Freddy Eric Kitutu and Abel Atukwase
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:67
  28. Anemia is a global public health problem that affects pregnant women. The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency which is extremely common in developing countries. World health organization reported th...

    Authors: Girma Teferi Mengistu, Bizunesh Kefale Mengistu, Tolesa Gemeda Gudeta, Ayana Benti Terefe, Fedhesa Mamo Habtewold, Mebratu Demissie Senbeta, Seboka Abebe Sori and Hirut Dinku Jiru
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:66
  29. Disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances are associated with certain unhealthy food habits such as inadequate consumption of fruit and vegetables. This study examined whether multiple socioeconomic measures a...

    Authors: Jatta Salmela, Anne Kouvonen, Elina Mauramo, Ossi Rahkonen, Eva Roos and Tea Lallukka
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:65
  30. With KiESEL, the Children’s Nutrition Survey to Record Food Consumption, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) collected representative food consumption data for children aged six months up to...

    Authors: Nicole Nowak, Friederike Diouf, Nadine Golsong, Tobias Höpfner and Oliver Lindtner
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:64
  31. The under-five mortality rates of children in South Africa (SA) remain high despite successful HIV prevention and treatment programs. The in-hospital mortality of children with severe acute malnutrition remain...

    Authors: S Ndlovu, C David-Govender, P Tinarwo and KL Naidoo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:63
  32. Overweight and obesity complicates the care and treatment of ART patients and predispose them to chronic non-communicable diseases. However, there is a shortage of research evidence on overweight and obesity a...

    Authors: Ashenafi Kure, Amene Abebe, Daniel Baza and Wondimagegn Paulos
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:62
  33. In malnourished patients, postoperative morbidity, hospitalization period, and medical expenses are reportedly to be high. We evaluated the clinical impact of a preoperative nutritional support program (PNSP) ...

    Authors: Hyeong Min Park, Young Hwa Kang, Dong Eun Lee, Mee Joo Kang, Sung-Sik Han and Sang-Jae Park
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:61
  34. Previous studies has shown that a low quality diet is related to sleep disorders. A Mediterranean diet is considered to be a high quality diet and has been shown to have beneficial effects on overall health. T...

    Authors: Zahra Yaghtin, Sara Beigrezaei, Emad Yuzbashian, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan and Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:60
  35. Obesity is a complex disease characterised by excess fat accumulation and health risks. There is paucity of data on epidemiology of obesity patterns among adults in rural Nigeria. This study aimed to provide c...

    Authors: Rufina N. B. Ayogu, Mmesoma G. Ezeh and Elizabeth A. Udenta
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:59
  36. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become a significant outcome in assessing interventions in the pediatric population and could be influenced by diet patterns. The Mediterranean diet (MD) pattern has ...

    Authors: Milton A. Romero-Robles, Fabricio Ccami-Bernal, Zhamanda N. Ortiz-Benique, Diego F. Pinto-Ruiz, Vicente A. Benites-Zapata and Donovan Casas Patiño
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:57
  37. A multicentric study is being conducted in which children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) aged 6–59 months are identified with only weight-for-height z-score (WHZ) < − 3 criteria. The present study aimed ...

    Authors: Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Praveen Kumar, Abner Daniel, Hemang Shah, Raja Sriswan, Arun Kokane, Aditya Mohapatra, Vivek Kashyap, Anil Kumar Goel, Virendra Kumar, Asha Kiran, N. Arlappa, Ankur Joshi, Rashmi Ranjan Nayak, Shikha Sayal and Arjan de Wagt
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:56
  38. This study aimed at reviewing effective food hygiene principles and dietary intakes to reinforce the immune system for prevention of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    Authors: Jalaledin Mirzay-Razaz, Majid Hassanghomi, Marjan Ajami, Glareh Koochakpoor, Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani and Parvin Mirmiran
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:53
  39. Breakfast skipping and its relationship with academic achievement among primary school children were investigated in this study. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 848 primary school children. Breakfa...

    Authors: Lulu Abebe, Nebiyu Mengistu, Tinsae Shemelise Tesfaye, Robel Hussen Kabthymer, Wondwosen Molla, Desalegn Tarekegn, Aregahegn Wudneh, Misrak Negash Shonor and Solomon Yimer
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:51
  40. In Ethiopia, the proportion of older adults is steadily increasing. This rapidly growing older adult population may increase the burden of malnutrition. However, malnutrition among older adults, particularly t...

    Authors: Yohannes Mulu Ferede, Terefe Derso and Mekonnen Sisay
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:52
  41. This paper examines seemingly contradictory evidence from extant research that son preference is high, but male disadvantage in mortality is increasing in Nepal. To do so, we documented the timing, geographic ...

    Authors: Jasmine Fledderjohann and Melanie Channon
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:50

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