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  1. Content type: Research article

    To design effective nutrition education interventions for college students, research is needed to determine the factors influencing food choices. The purpose of this study was to identify perceived barriers an...

    Authors: Lucia Amore, Opal Vanessa Buchthal and Jinan C. Banna

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:16

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    In the cross-sectional Lifestyle, Biomarkers, and Atherosclerosis study (LBA study) we have previously reported a high prevalence (15%) of homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in Swedis...

    Authors: Maria Fernström, Ulrika Fernberg and Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:15

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Prelacteal feeding is one of the major harmful newborn feeding practices and is top on the list of global public health concerns. The practice deprives newborns of valuable nutrients and protection of colostru...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Maeza Mitiku Asfaw, Mekonen Birhane Ayalew, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Thandisizwe Redford Mavundla, Kassa Daka Gidebo, Aynalem Hailemichael Frew, Aychiluhim Damtew Mitiku and Alebel Yaregal Desale

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:14

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Data on dietary intake in Guinea-Bissau is limited. The main purpose of this study was to compare mean daily energy intake (EI) with mean daily energy expenditure (EE) for a moderately active lifestyle in heal...

    Authors: Cecilie Blenstrup Patsche, Frauke Rudolf, Antonio Mateus da Silva Mendes, Idalina da Cunha, Victor Francisco Gomes, Christian Wejse and Charlotte Jeppesen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:13

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although the importance of capacity building for public health nutrition (PHN) has been increasing globally, reports on the current status of training programs for PHN in East-Asia including Japan are limited....

    Authors: Nana Shinozaki, Han-Chieh Wang, Xiaoyi Yuan, Tianyu Li, Kana Asano, Satomi Kobayashi and Satoshi Sasaki

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:10

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Several national reports have indicated poor nutritional status among children from Western Uganda where millet porridge is a predominant complementary food. However, little is known about the nutritional stat...

    Authors: Barugahara Evyline Isingoma, Samuel Kuria Mbugua and Edward Gichohi Karuri

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:11

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Obesity has emerged as a major health problem. Prevalence is increasing hugely. Various etiological factors had been identified as potential causes of obesity. There is an increasing need to study different de...

    Authors: Marwa Mohammed Yousif, Lamis AbdelGadir Kaddam and Humeda Suekit Humeda

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:6

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Goiter remains one of the major public health problems particularly among young children in economically disadvantaged countries like Ethiopia. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of goiter and i...

    Authors: Abera Bekele and Takele Menna Adilo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:5

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Initiation of complementary feeding is often delayed in Bangladesh and likely contributes to the high burden of infant undernutrition in the country.

    Authors: Aatekah Owais, Parminder S. Suchdev, Benjamin Schwartz, David G. Kleinbaum, A. S. G. Faruque, Sumon K. Das and Aryeh D. Stein

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:7

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease in which nutritional barriers are diverse and common, with malnutrition greatly influencing pulmonary trajectory and overall outcomes. Despite this, the most effective methods...

    Authors: Siddhartha G. Kapnadak, Kathleen J. Ramos, Andrea M. Lopriore, Christopher H. Goss and Moira L. Aitken

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:4

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Stunting and anemia are long-standing public health challenges which adversely affects the cognitive development and physical wellbeing of children in low income settings. The aim of this study was to assess t...

    Authors: Bereket Geze Malako, Benedict Oppong Asamoah, Minyahil Tadesse, Robel Hussen and Meklit Tesfaye Gebre

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:3

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Unhealthy diet is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Reformulation of processed foods has the potential to improve population diet, but evidence of its impact is limited. The purpose of this review was...

    Authors: Carlo Federici, Patrick Detzel, Francesco Petracca, Livia Dainelli and Giovanni Fattore

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:2

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2019 5:9

  13. Content type: Research article

    Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have beneficial effects on hypertriglyceridemia although their effect on angiopoietin-like proteins (ANGPTLs), specifically ANGPTL3, ANGPTL4 and ANGPTL8 is unknown.

    Authors: Sepideh Kaviani, Caroline M. Taylor, Jada L. Stevenson, Jamie A. Cooper and Chad M. Paton

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate complementary feeding practices are a major contributor to poor nutritional status of children under 2 years old in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Ministry of Health recommends that continued breast fee...

    Authors: Shikur Mohammed, Tewodros Getinet, Samrawit Solomon and Andrew D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:54

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Many young people have a tendency to be concerned about their physical appearance and undertake practices in order to achieve certain body ideals. There is however limited information from developing countries...

    Authors: Esi Yaabah Quaidoo, Agartha Ohemeng and Margaret Amankwah-Poku

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:53

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Iodine deficiency is one of a major nutritional problem. The study aimed to assess the iodine status of populations in Dabat district using median urinary iodine concentration (UIC) in school-age children (6–1...

    Authors: Molla Mesele Wassie, Zegeye Abebe, Amare Tariku, Ejigu Gebeye, Tadese Awoke, Azeb Atenafu Gete, Melkie Edris Yesuf, Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie Biks and Shao Jia Zhou

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:52

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Stunting continues to be a major public health problem globally. Stunting is a manifestation of many factors including inadequate food intake and poor health conditions. However, poor quality nutritional diets...

    Authors: Bubile Mzumara, Phoebe Bwembya, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Raider Mugode and Jeremiah Banda

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:51

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Mothers’ nutrition is crucial for good pregnancy outcomes and in improving children’s nutritional status. The present study aimed to examine the level of knowledge and attitude towards maternal nutrition and d...

    Authors: Taddese Alemu Zerfu and Sibhatu Biadgilign

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:43

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To report the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and its association with adipokines and cardiometabolic risk factors in Haitian Americans (HA) and African Americans (AA) by ethnicity and type ...

    Authors: Janet Antwi, Fatma Huffman and Stacey Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:50

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  20. Content type: Research article

    CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) National Center for Health statistics recent reports have shown that an upsurge has occurred in the use of dietary supplements among age of 20 years since 199...

    Authors: Sarwat Jahan, Andleeb Fatima, Iftikhar Alam, Asad Ullah, Humaira Rehman, Tayyaba Afsar, Ali Almajwal and Suhail Razak

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:41

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Stress hyperglycaemia is a transient increase in blood glucose level during stressful events and is common in critically ill children. Several studies have demonstrated increased risk of mortality in these chi...

    Authors: Anita Tumwebaze, Elizabeth Kiboneka, Jamir Mugalu, Edward M. Kikabi and James K. Tumwine

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:49

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  22. Content type: Research article

    There is presently no simple tool for use in large epidemiological studies to understand the food and nutrient intakes of Asian toddlers. This study aimed to assess the relative validity of a semi-quantitative...

    Authors: Cameron Allan, Ummi Hani Abdul Kader, Jowynn Yu Ying Ang, Leilani Muhardi and Smita Nambiar

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:42

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  23. Content type: Research article

    A limited number of studies have examined the effect of dairy on satiety and short-term energy intake among children; furthermore we are not aware of any study comparing high and low-fat dairy products regardi...

    Authors: Shima Kavezade, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi, Majid Aflatoonian, Mehdi Asemi, Sanaz Mehrabani and Amin Salehi-Abargouei

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:44

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori is the major cause of chronic gastritis, and considered as a risk factor for peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. The H. pylori standard antibiotic therapy fails in about 25–30% of cases, particul...

    Authors: Martin Buckley, Sean Lacey, Andrea Doolan, Emily Goodbody and Kelly Seamans

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:48

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Nutritional risk and undernutrition are common problems among medical and surgical patients. In hospital, malnutrition is frequently under-diagnosed and untreated thereby contributing to morbidity and mortalit...

    Authors: Nixon Miyoba, Joseph Musowoya, Emily Mwanza, Angel Malama, Nyati Murambiwa, Irene Ogada, Macriveness Njobvu and Doris Liswaniso

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:40

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Zinc is an essential nutrient that is required for children’s normal growth and resistance to infections, including diarrhea and pneumonia, two major causes of child mortality. Daily or weekly preventive zinc ...

    Authors: K. Ryan Wessells, Kenneth H. Brown, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Maxwell A. Barffour, Guy-Marino Hinnouho, Somphou Sayasone, Charles B. Stephensen, Kethmany Ratsavong, Charles P. Larson, Charles D. Arnold, Kimberly B. Harding, Gregory A. Reinhart, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Supan Fucharoen, Robin M. Bernstein and Sonja Y. Hess

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:39

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  27. Content type: Research article

    SHOKUIKU”, food and nutrition education, is a national promotion to enable people to acquire an adequate knowledge of SHOKU (which include food, nutrition, dietary habits, etc.) in Japanese society and to allo.....

    Authors: Tomoko Ishikawa, Yoko Sato, Kyoko Kurimoto, Yasuko Sone, Rie Akamatsu and Yoko Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:38

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported an association between dietary sodium intake and overweight/central obesity. However, dietary survey methods were prone to underestimate sodium intake. Therefore, this study inve...

    Authors: Juyeon Lee, Yunji Hwang, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Choonghyun Ahn, Ho Kyung Sung, Kwang-Pil Ko, Kook-Hwan Oh, Curie Ahn, Young Joo Park, Suhnggwon Kim, Young-Khi Lim and Sue K. Park

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:47

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Nutritional support is identified as one of the most critical and immediate needs for people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Adequate nutrition is vital ...

    Authors: Getnet Mekuria Mengie, Tsegahun Worku and Amanuel Nana

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:46

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Nutrition is a modifiable factor affecting foetal growth and pregnancy outcomes. Inadequate nutrition is of particular concern in adolescent pregnancies with poor quality diet and competing demands for nutrien...

    Authors: Rachel Rundle, Hora Soltani and Alexandra Duxbury

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:45

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Sub-optimal dietary intake among in-patients including those with orthopaedic injuries is one of the factors that contributes to malnutrition and poor clinical outcomes in hospitals. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Nixon Miyoba, Irene Ogada and Jonathan Mulenga

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:37

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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

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  45. Content type: Research article

    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

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  46. Content type: Research article

    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

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  47. Content type: Research article

    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

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