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  1. Educational interventions designed to promote healthy eating are essential in primary health care. Nevertheless, given the nutrition controversies about what is healthy, the contradictions created by the media...

    Authors: Alexandra Pava-Cárdenas, Kellem Regina Rosendo Vincha, Viviane Laudelino Vieira and Ana Maria Cervato-Mancuso
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:34
  2. The prevalence of low vitamin D status and metabolic syndrome is increasing globally and in Lebanon. The objectives of this study are to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components (e...

    Authors: Rachelle Ghadieh, Jocelyne Mattar Bou Mosleh, Sibelle Al Hayek, Samar Merhi and Jessy El Hayek Fares
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:36
  3. Community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has proven to be safe and cost-effective, although identifying additional factors that can increase recovery and decrease treatment failure may impr...

    Authors: Isabel Madzorera, Christopher Duggan, Fatou Berthé, Rebecca F. Grais and Sheila Isanaka
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:35
  4. Nutrition-sensitive interventions such as homestead production of diverse, nutrient-rich foods, coupled with behavior change communication, may have positive effects on the nutritional status and health of rur...

    Authors: Dominic Mosha, Chelsey R. Canavan, Alexandra L. Bellows, Mia M. Blakstad, Ramadhani Abdallah Noor, Honorati Masanja, Joyce Kinabo and Wafaie Fawzi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:29
  5. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic genetic blood disorder common among people of African descent, which places nutritional burden among affected individuals. The aim of the study was to determine the dieta...

    Authors: Isaac Boadu, Agartha Ohemeng and Lorna Awo Renner
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:33
  6. Adequate zinc intake is essential for the growth and neurobehavioral development of young children. Zinc deficiency in children is recognized as risk factor for stunting. In Ethiopia, 38% of children under fiv...

    Authors: Girmay Ayana, Tibebu Moges, Aregash Samuel, Tsehai Asefa, Solomon Eshetu and Aweke Kebede
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:30
  7. Undernutrition in children under 5 years is a major risk factor to child deaths and is related to impaired cognitive development and lower school performance. Underprivileged children such as orphans are at pa...

    Authors: Zakari Ali, Nurudeen Abu, Isaac Aning Ankamah, Esther Abena Gyinde, Alimatu Sadia Seidu and Abdul-Razak Abizari
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:32
  8. The prevalence of low vitamin D status is increasing globally, and Lebanon is not spared. The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalence and correlates of low vitamin D status, and to assess the ...

    Authors: Sibelle Al Hayek, Jocelyne Matar Bou Mosleh, Rachelle Ghadieh and Jessy El Hayek Fares
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:31
  9. The prevalence of under nutrition is very high in developing countries especially in women and under five children. Stunting alone affected an estimated 154.8 million (22.9%) under five children globally in 20...

    Authors: Getnet Berhanu, Solomon Mekonnen and Mekonnen Sisay
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:28
  10. Nutritional anaemia and vitamin-A deficiency are public health issues confronting Ghanaian children. Their adverse effects are likely pronounced during the dry season when green leafy vegetables, rich-sources ...

    Authors: Godfred Egbi, Samuel Gbogbo, George Ekow Mensah, Mary Glover-Amengor and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:27
  11. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a Mediterranean-type diet as one of three healthful eating patterns. However, only one previous trial has evaluated the effects of a Mediterranean diet ...

    Authors: Lindsay M. Jaacks, Salman Sher, Christine De Staercke, Markus Porkert, Wayne R. Alexander, Dean P. Jones, Viola Vaccarino, Thomas R. Ziegler and Arshed A. Quyyumi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:26
  12. The first 1000 days is “window of opportunity” for nutrition and vital for physical growth, brain development and the immune system. None of previous studies explored qualitatively child-feeding practices in t...

    Authors: Nakachew Mekonnen, Shifera Asfaw, Abebe Mamo, Yared Mulu and Netsanet Fentahun
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:25
  13. Despite frequent use of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) to assess populations at risk of nutrition emergencies, as well as evidence that measurement of children based on MUAC identifies different children t...

    Authors: Oleg Bilukha and Eva Leidman
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:24
  14. Conclusions regarding bite count rates and body mass index (BMI) in free-living populations have primarily relied on self-report. The objective of this exploratory study was to compare the relationship between...

    Authors: Jimmy Alex, Dusty Turner, Diana M. Thomas, Andrew McDougall, Mirna W. Halawani, Steven B. Heymsfield, Corby K. Martin, Jenna L. Scisco, James Salley, Eric Muth and Adam W. Hoover
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:23
  15. Understanding dietary patterns in the study of diet-disease relationships is crucial for designing dietary behaviour interventions. This study aimed to determine associations between dietary patterns and backg...

    Authors: Deda Ogum Alangea, Richmond N. Aryeetey, Heewon L. Gray, Amos K. Laar and Richard M. K. Adanu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:22
  16. Dietary fat is an essential macronutrient. However, saturated fact has been associated with negative health outcomes including cardiovascular disease. Shifting consumption from saturated fat to unsaturated fat...

    Authors: Fiona Riordan, Roisin McGann, Ciara Kingston, Ivan J. Perry, Matthias B. Schulze, Lene Frost Andersen, Anouk Geelen, Pieter van’t Veer, Simone J. P. M. Eussen, Martien C. J. M. Van Dongen, Nicole E. G. Wijckmans-Duysens and Janas M. Harrington
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:21
  17. Feeding practices over the first several years of a child’s life can critically influence development. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between feeding practices and growth and neurodevelo...

    Authors: Barbara T. Do, Nellie I. Hansen, Carla Bann, Rebecca L. Lander, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Vanessa R. Thorsten, Jan L. Wallander, Fred J. Biasini, Richard Derman, Robert L. Goldenberg and Waldemar A. Carlo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:19
  18. The right nutrition during the first 2 years of life can positively impact a child’s ability to develop, grow, and learn. Malnutrition remains a public health problem in Mali and little is known about the fact...

    Authors: Caroline Makamto Sobgui, Leopold Kamedjie Fezeu, Fatou Diawara, Honafing Diarra, Victor Afari-Sefa and Abdou Tenkouano
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:18
  19. Malnutrition commonly affects all groups in a community, but infants and young children are the most vulnerable. Worldwide, nearly 24 million under five children experience severe acute malnutrition (SAM) whic...

    Authors: Degnet Teferi Asres, Reddy P. C. J. Prasad and Tadesse Awoke Ayele
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:17
  20. Evidence from physical activity interventions suggests that women, in particular, may overcompensate for exercise energy expenditure by increasing caloric intake. Sedentary behavior and poor dietary quality ar...

    Authors: Kelsey Casey, Emily L. Mailey, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Aaron Swank, Elizabeth Ablah and Sara K. Rosenkranz
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:16
  21. The negative synergy between poor nutritional status and infectious diseases is doubly detrimental in pregnancy. In Sierra Leone, maternal malnutrition is amongst the highest in the world, while maternal morta...

    Authors: D. Taylor Hendrixson, Aminata Shamit Koroma, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Jacklyn Weber, Peggy Papathakis and Mark J. Manary
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:15
  22. Eating can be a significant challenge for cancer survivors; however, to date there is no systematic way of assessing and addressing food related quality of life in this group. The purpose of our study was to d...

    Authors: D. L. Burges Watson, S. Lewis, V. Bryant, J. Patterson, C. Kelly, R. Edwards-Stuart, M. J. Murtagh and V. Deary
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:14
  23. The aims of the current study were to assess the nutritional status of 25OHD3 and retinol in a northern Chinese population using our established reliable method for the simultaneous determination of serum 25OH...

    Authors: Maoqing Wang, Hongyu Chen, Shanshan Du, Xinxin Guo, Jiali Zhao, Changhao Sun and Ying Li
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:12
  24. Despite significant gains and progress in the last decade, malnutrition remains a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Pregnant and lactating women (PLW), along with children, are among the most vulnerable...

    Authors: Betemariam Gebre, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Zinaw Taddese, Tsigereda Legesse and Mekitew Letebo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:11
  25. To investigate the relationship between eating frequency and specific adiposity markers in a potentially high-risk and understudied population of Hispanic college freshmen.

    Authors: Benjamin T. House, Grace E. Shearrer, Jessica B. Boisseau, Molly S. Bray and Jaimie N. Davis
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:10
  26. Nutritional deficiencies among school children may hinge on inadequate nutrient intake. School meals should improve nutrient intakes by providing a third of recommended daily energy and nutrient intakes (RNI)....

    Authors: Rufina N. B. Ayogu, Paul E. Eme, Vivien C. Anyaegbu, Henrietta N. Ene-Obong and Uche V. Amazigo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:9
  27. Somalia is affected by a civil war and a protracted humanitarian crisis for more than two decades. The international community has put in place nutrition surveillance systems to monitor the situation and infor...

    Authors: Estefania Custodio, Rocio Martin-Cañavate, Federica Di Marcantonio, Daniel Molla, Yusuf Abukar and Francois Kayitakire
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:8
  28. Iodine is a key component of thyroid hormones that are critical for normal development of the brain and nervous system in utero. Recent results indicate that two thirds of pregnant women in Europe have sub-opt...

    Authors: Maria Wik Markhus, Ingrid Kvestad, Lisa Kolden Midtbø, Ive Nerhus, Elisabeth R. Ødegaard, Ingvild Eide Graff, Øyvind Lie, Lisbeth Dahl, Mari Hysing and Marian Kjellevold
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:7
  29. Maternal malnutrition, which has been a problem in Madagascar for several years, has been rising despite interventions to improve the situation. This study aims to identify the socioeconomic determinants of ma...

    Authors: Lantonirina Ravaoarisoa, Lalhyss Randriamanantsaina, Julio Rakotonirina, Jean de Dieu Marie Rakotomanga, Philippe Donnen and Michèle Wilmet Dramaix
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:6
  30. Child malnutrition accounted by poor dietary diversity is common in developing countries contributing for child morbidity and mortality. It also has an impact on child growth and development. Almost all nutrit...

    Authors: Habtamu Temesgen, Tebikew Yeneabat and Muluken Teshome
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:5
  31. Severe acute malnutrition is one of the major public health problems in developing countries having a devastating effect on the lives of many children under 5 years of age. In Ethiopia, there has been isolated...

    Authors: Abate Awoke, Mulatu Ayana and Tenaw Gualu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:4
  32. The home food environment may be an important target for addressing adolescent obesity. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between aspects of the home food environment and the diets of adole...

    Authors: Allison W. Watts, Susan I. Barr, Rhona M. Hanning, Chris Y. Lovato and Louise C. Mâsse
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:3
  33. The nutrition transition, currently observed across the world is driven by trade liberalization, urbanization and more sedentary lifestyles. Ghana implemented a restrictive policy to limit the availability and...

    Authors: Reginald A. Annan, Charles Apprey, Nana Kwasi Oppong, Vanessa Petty-Agamatey, Laudina Mensah and Anne Marie Thow
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:2
  34. Left untreated, moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in children can lead to severe acute malnutrition, stunting, developmental delays, and death. Despite recent progress the prevalence of malnutrition remains hi...

    Authors: W/amilak Adamu, Dube Jara, Mulunesh Alemayehu and Sahai Burrowes
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:88
  35. Studies on aggregation of taste preferences among children and their siblings as well as their parents are scarce. We investigated the familial aggregation of taste preferences as well as the effect of sex, ag...

    Authors: Hannah S. Jilani, Timm Intemann, Leonie H. Bogl, Gabriele Eiben, Dénes Molnar, Luis A. Moreno, Valeria Pala, Paola Russo, Alfonso Siani, Antonia Solea, Toomas Veidebaum, Wolfgang Ahrens and Antje Hebestreit
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:87
  36. Skipping breakfast, habitually and when experimentally manipulated, has been linked in the short-term to poorer academic performance in children. Little is known about the longer-term effects. This study exami...

    Authors: Kylie J. Smith, Leigh Blizzard, Sarah A. McNaughton, Seana L. Gall, Monique C. Breslin, Melissa Wake and Alison J. Venn
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:86
  37. Despite global efforts, stunting remains a public health problem in several developing countries. The prevalence of stunting among 0- to 5-year-old children in Armenia has increased from 17% in 2000 to 19% in ...

    Authors: Arin A. Balalian, Hambardzum Simonyan, Kim Hekimian, Richard J. Deckelbaum and Aelita Sargsyan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:85
  38. The first years of life are critical for human development, therefore it is important to investigate early factors that may influence the development of body composition later in life. In this study, we aimed ...

    Authors: Silvana Paiva Orlandi, David A. González-Chica, Romina Buffarini, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Fernando C. Barros and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:84
  39. In developing countries most of the edible salts have insufficient iodine content; the problem is worse in Africa. Only 15.4% of the Ethiopian population was using adequately iodized salt. Several factors affe...

    Authors: Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh, Melese Engidayehu and Gedefaw Abeje
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:83
  40. Inappropriate complementary feeding is a major contributor of child malnutrition. Previous studies have described complementary feeding practice using a single indicator but combinations of indicators were nee...

    Authors: Abate Areja, Dereje Yohannes and Mulugeta Yohannis
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:82
  41. Animal studies have shown that nutritional exposures during pregnancy can modify epigenetic marks regulating fetal development and susceptibility to later disease, providing a plausible mechanism to explain th...

    Authors: Giriraj R. Chandak, Matt J. Silver, Ayden Saffari, Karen A. Lillycrop, Smeeta Shrestha, Sirazul Ameen Sahariah, Chiara Di Gravio, Gail Goldberg, Ashutosh Singh Tomar, Modupeh Betts, Sara Sajjadi, Lena Acolatse, Philip James, Prachand Issarapu, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Ramesh D. Potdar…
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:81
  42. Long term care (LTC) menus need to contain sufficient nutrients for health and pureed menus may have lower nutritional quality than regular texture menus due to processes (e.g., recipe alterations) required to...

    Authors: Vanessa Vucea, Heather H. Keller, Jill M. Morrison, Alison M. Duncan, Lisa M. Duizer, Natalie Carrier, Christina O. Lengyel and Susan E. Slaughter
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:80
  43. Metabolic imbalance is a key determinant of risk of chronic diseases. Metabolic health cannot be assessed solely by body mass calculations or by static, fasted state biochemical readouts. Although previous stu...

    Authors: Lacey M. Baldiviez, Nancy L. Keim, Kevin D. Laugero, Daniel H. Hwang, Liping Huang, Leslie R. Woodhouse, Dustin J. Burnett, Melissa S. Zerofsky, Ellen L. Bonnel, Lindsay H. Allen, John W. Newman and Charles B. Stephensen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:79
  44. Obesity rates for New Zealand (NZ) Pacific and Māori (NZ indigenous people) are among the highest in the world. Long-term results of weight management programmes for adults have been modest but primarily focus...

    Authors: Marewa Glover, Anette Kira, Geoff Kira, Hayden McRobbie, Bernhard H. Breier, Rozanne Kruger, Jane Stephen and Mafi Funaki-Tahifote
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:78
  45. Although the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is promising for behavioral interventions, it may be limited by an inability to understand perceptions of food consumption. The following questions and gaps presented ...

    Authors: Mariana Carvalho de Menezes, Sueli Aparecida Mingoti, Raquel de Deus Mendonça and Aline Cristine Souza Lopes
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:77
  46. As part of the second wave of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS Wave 2), food and nutrient intake of children and adolescents aged 6–17 years living in Germ...

    Authors: C. Lage Barbosa, A.-K. Brettschneider, M. Haftenberger, F. Lehmann, M. Frank, K. Heide, E. Patelakis, H. Perlitz, L. Krause, R. Houben, H.G. Butschalowsky, A. Richter, P. Kamtsiuris and G.B.M. Mensink
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:75

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