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  1. Stunting is defined as a child with a height for-age Z-score less than minus two standard deviations. Globally, 162 million less than 5 years were stunted. In Ethiopia, Nationally the prevalence of stunting am...

    Authors: Molla Kahssay, Etsay Woldu, Abel Gebre and Surender Reddy

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:9

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  2. Some of the recently piloted innovative approaches for the management of acute malnutrition in children use the “expanded MUAC-only” approach, with Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) < 125 mm as the sole anthr...

    Authors: Benjamin Guesdon, Alexia Couture, Danka Pantchova and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:5

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  3. This study investigated long-term effect of the Obudu honey on selected biomarkers of energy storage regulation, compared to table sugar.

    Authors: Item Justin Atangwho, Chidimma Emmanuel Ibeneme, Godwin Eneji Egbung, Emmanuel Ibeneme, Margaret Akpan Eno and Promise Nwankpa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:3

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  4. The physical status of patients who received enteral nutrition is still unclear. We aimed to compare the physical functional status among older adult patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy ...

    Authors: Tetsuro Hayashi, Masato Matsushima, Hidetaka Wakabayashi and Seiji Bito

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:2

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  5. Breakfast is often regarded as “the most important meal of the day” but there is limited reporting of the foods/beverages currently constituting a typical breakfast. This study investigated current breakfast h...

    Authors: Angelica Quatela, Amanda Patterson, Robin Callister and Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2020 6:1

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  6. LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration is modified by dietary and genetic factors; however, little is known about the details of this relationship. Our aim was to investigate the associations taking into accoun...

    Authors: S. Akimoto, C. Goto and K. Kuriki

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:61

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  7. In an attempt to design an educational programme targeting caregivers of children aged 6 to 59 months in internally displaced persons camps in Somalia, the objective of this study was twofold. First, to explor...

    Authors: Mohamed Kalid, Fatumo Osman, Munshi Sulaiman, Fiona Dykes and Kerstin Erlandsson

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:59

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  8. Hispanic women and children who become overweight or obese are at risk for developing prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease later in life. Interdisciplinary interventions which target Hispan...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Cecilia Gonzales, Nilda Peragallo Montano, Krista M. Perreira, Alice S. Ammerman, Jaime Crandell, Kelly R. Evenson, Myles S. Faith, Hugh Waters, Crystal Linares, Yamnia I. Cόrtes and Eliana M. Perrin

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:58

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  9. Older adults living in long-term care (LTC) are nutritionally vulnerable. The purpose of this study was to determine diet quality of Canadian LTC residents and its association with malnutrition and low calf ci...

    Authors: Natalie Carrier, Lita Villalon, Christina Lengyel, Susan E. Slaughter, Lisa Duizer, Jill Morrison-Koechl and Heather Keller

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:57

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  10. In Ethiopia, there are different pocket studies that assessed adolescent undernutrition which came up with inconsistent and inconclusive findings. Therefore, estimating the pooled prevalence and associated fac...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe, Abadi Kidanemariam, Gebrehiwot Gebremariam and Alem Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:49

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  11. The number of people preferring plant-based nutrition is growing continuously in the western world. Vegetarianism and veganism are also becoming increasingly popular among individuals participating in sport. H...

    Authors: Josefine Nebl, Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Paulina Wasserfurth, Sven Haufe, Julian Eigendorf, Uwe Tegtbur and Andreas Hahn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:51

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  12. Obesity has been associated with an increased risk for cardio-metabolic diseases. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents is increasing worldwide, including Nigeria, but only little data exist on the relat...

    Authors: Adeleye Abiodun Adeomi, Iyanuoluwa Odunayo Adelusi, Praise Oluwatooni Adedeji, Adedoyin Esther Awofeso, Olajumoke Omotoyosi Oroleye and Doyinfunmi Lydia Gbadegesin

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:45

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  13. Long-haul truck drivers are exposed to unfavorable working conditions affecting their health but information on truck drivers travelling through Europe is missing. The study aimed to describe the populations’ ...

    Authors: Andreas Bschaden, Siegfried Rothe, Anja Schöner, Nina Pijahn and Nanette Stroebele-Benschop

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:56

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  14. Folic acid fortification of staple foods has been in place in many countries for over two decades. Studies have shown that folic acid fortification can significantly reduce incidence of neural tube defects. Ta...

    Authors: Ipyana Frank Mwandelile, Rose Mpembeni, Ahmed Abade, Susan F. Rumisha, Julius J. Massaga and Rogath Kishimba

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:55

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  15. Measuring dietary intake in children and adolescents can be challenging due to misreporting, difficulties in establishing portion size and reliance on recording dietary data via proxy reporters. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Linda A. Bush, Jayne Hutchinson, Jozef Hooson, Marisol Warthon-Medina, Neil Hancock, Katharine Greathead, Bethany Knowles, Elisa J. Vargas-Garcia, Lauren E. Gibson, Barrie Margetts, Sian Robinson, Andy Ness, Nisreen A. Alwan, Petra A. Wark, Mark Roe, Paul Finglas…

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:53

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  16. Seasonality poses a considerable food security challenge in Ethiopia. Yet, measuring seasonal variations in food insecurity, particularly the dimension of food access, lacks an adequately validated tool. We th...

    Authors: Bereket Yohannes Kabalo, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, Eskindir Loha and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:54

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  17. Changes in food intake are common in children with cancer and are often caused by nausea and perturbations in sense of taste. The VIE (Valorization, Implication, Education) study proposes family-based nutritio...

    Authors: S. Beaulieu-Gagnon, V. Bélanger, C. Meloche, D. Curnier, S. Sultan, C. Laverdière, D. Sinnett and V. Marcil

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:52

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  18. Protein intake is important for the recovery of the immune system, physical strength, and wound healing after surgery. Sarcopenia is associated with a poor prognosis when compared to patients without sarcopeni...

    Authors: Hyung Sun Kim, Yun Sun Lee, Soo Yun Jang, So Young Jun, Jin Hong Lim, Im Kyung Kim, Hyung Mi Kim and Joon Seong Park

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:44

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  19. In any society, the elderly are among the vulnerable and high risk groups with regard to health status. In persons over the age of 60 years, nutrition is among the important determinants of health. However, un...

    Authors: Kidest Wondiye, Netsanet Abera Asseffa, Tsegaye Demisse Gemebo and Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:50

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  20. The importance of diet and nutrition during preconception age is a window of opportunity to promote future parental and transgenerational health. As a sub-study to a large Norwegian study, ‘Diet today – health...

    Authors: L. Salvesen, E. R. Hillesund, F. N. Vik, A. L. Brantsæter and N. C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:47

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  21. It has been established that use and utilization of nutrition services among adolescents are highly linked to availability, access, cost and quality of care. The main objective of this study was to assess the ...

    Authors: David Omondi Okeyo, Sussy Gumo, Elly O. Munde, Charles O. Opiyo, Zablon O. Omungo, Maureen Olyaro, Rachel K. Ndirangu, Nanlop Ogbureke, Sophie Efange and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:48

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  22. Adolescents are among the nutritionally vulnerable group due to their nutritional demand for pubertal spurt. At this age, adequate nutrition, nutritional education, and counseling are very important to halt th...

    Authors: Melkamu Aderajew Zemene, Melaku Tadege Engidaw, Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam, Desalegn Tesfa Asnakew and Sofonyas Abebaw Tiruneh

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:43

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  23. Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a key role in the immune, gastrointestinal, respiratory and nervous systems. In Colombia, a vast percentage of children live in low-income households with food insecu...

    Authors: Ángela María Pinzón-Rondón, Alfonso Hoyos-Martínez, Daniela Parra-Correa, Ana María Pedraza-Flechas and Ángela María Ruiz-Sternberg

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:42

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  24. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with indicators of pre-diabetes including, insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction and elevated plasma glucose with controversial findings from current trials. This study aims...

    Authors: Mohammed Al Thani, Eman Sadoun, Angeliki Sofroniou, Amin Jayyousi, Khaled Ahmed Mohamed Baagar, Abdulla Al Hammaq, Benjamin Vinodson, Hammad Akram, Zaid Shakoor Bhatti, Heba Samir Nasser and Vasiliki Leventakou

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:46

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  25. Anaemia among pregnant women and post-partum mothers is a public health challenge in Ghana, especially in the Volta Region. While literature abounds on anaemia among pregnant women, the same cannot be said for...

    Authors: Philip Kofie, Elvis E. Tarkang, Emmanuel Manu, Hubert Amu, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Fortress Yayra Aku, Joyce Komesuor, Martin Adjuik, Fred Binka and Margaret Kweku

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:40

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  26. The Healthy Eating Index (HEI-2010) is a measure of diet quality that examines conformance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The objectives of this study were to estimate baseline diet quality of pred...

    Authors: Kimberly P. Truesdale, Donna M. Matheson, Meghan M. JaKa, Sarah McAleer, Evan C. Sommer and Charlotte A. Pratt

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:38

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  27. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and weight-for-height (WHZ) are commonly used indicators to identify acute malnutrition. However, MUAC and WHZ diagnose different children, and produce prevalence estimates t...

    Authors: Eva Leidman, Alexia Couture, Erin Hulland and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:39

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  28. Stunting is one of the most commonly used indicators of child nutrition and health status. Despite significant efforts by the government and external development partners to improve maternal and child health a...

    Authors: Ramesh P. Adhikari, Manisha Laxmi Shrestha, Ajay Acharya and Nawaraj Upadhaya

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:37

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  29. Lunch provision is expected to improve the nutritional status of Cambodian garment workers. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of a model lunch provision through a canteen on anthropometry,...

    Authors: Jan Makurat, Natalie Becker, Frank T. Wieringa, Chhoun Chamnan and Michael B. Krawinkel

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:36

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  30. This study aims to investigate the knowledge, perception and practices related to health, nutrition, care practices, and their effect on nutrition health-seeking behaviour.

    Authors: Ipsha Chaand, Minashree Horo, Mohit Nair, Amit Harshana, Raman Mahajan, Vivek Kashyap, Fernanda Falero, Montse Escruela, Sakib Burza and Rajib Dasgupta

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:35

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  31. In food insecure settings, it may be difficult for pregnant women to meet increased nutritional needs through traditional diets. A promising new strategy to fill nutrient gaps in pregnancy involves the provisi...

    Authors: Sheila Isanaka, Stephen R. Kodish, Abdoul Aziz Mamaty, Ousmane Guindo, Mamane Zeilani and Rebecca F. Grais

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:34

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  32. About 24 million children across the world live without their parents. In resource-limited countries like Ethiopia, childhood malnutrition is common and intertwined with poverty. It is a leading cause of death...

    Authors: Andnet Tadesse Wete, Tadesse Alemu Zerfu and Adane Tesfaye Anbese

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:33

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  33. Vitamin D deficiency has been observed worldwide in pregnant women and their newborns. Maternal vitamin D deficiency can lead to deficiency in their newborn baby and has been linked with various complications ...

    Authors: Dhruba Shrestha, Saraswati Budhathoki, Sabi Pokhrel, Ashok Kumar Sah, Raj Kumar Shrestha, Ganendra Bhakta Raya, Reena Shrestha, Rasila Pasakhala, Christopher Smith and Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:31

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  34. Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) is the top dietary source of iron and several micronutrients necessary for red blood cell production (erythropoiesis) in the contemporary diet of Inuit adults across Canada. Many carib...

    Authors: Tiff-Annie Kenny, Xue Feng Hu, Jennifer A. Jamieson, Harriet V. Kuhnlein, Sonia D. Wesche and Hing Man Chan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:30

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  35. Culinary interventions (cooking classes) have been used to improve the quality of dietary intake and change behavior. The aim of this systematic review is to investigate the effects of culinary interventions o...

    Authors: Bashar Hasan, Warren G. Thompson, Jehad Almasri, Zhen Wang, Sumaya Lakis, Larry J. Prokop, Donald D. Hensrud, Kristen S. Frie, Mary J. Wirtz, Angela L. Murad, Jason S. Ewoldt and M. Hassan Murad

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:29

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  36. Adequate iodine fortified salt is the most common and effective method of preventing iodine deficiency. Studies showed households using iodized salt (15 Parts Per Million (PPM) to 80 PPM) of iodine at househol...

    Authors: Abraham Aregay Desta, Usha Kulkarni, Kidan Abraha, Solomon Worku and Berhe Woldearegay Sahle

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:28

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  37. Developing countries, undernutrition remains significant public health attention, as it was a combined consequence of poor dietary consumption and recurrent infectious illness especially in countries same Ethi...

    Authors: Abrehet Zeray, Getiye Dejenu Kibret and Cheru Tesema Leshargie

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:27

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  38. Social inequalities in nutrition lead a high number of families to struggle with food insecurity, even in developed countries. We aimed to assess the impact of fruits and vegetables vouchers on food security a...

    Authors: Camille Buscail, Judith Gendreau, Paul Daval, Pierre Lombrail, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel and Chantal Julia

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:26

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  39. Poor quality of food services in hospital contributes to low diet satisfaction among inpatients in both developed and developing countries. However, there is paucity of literature on diet satisfaction in healt...

    Authors: Nixon Miyoba and Irene Ogada

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:25

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  40. Iodine is an essential micronutrient important for foetal nerve and brain development, especially in the early stages of pregnancy. The re-emergence of mild to moderate iodine deficiency has recently been repo...

    Authors: Paul McMullan, Alyson Hunter, David McCance, Jayne V. Woodside and Karen Mullan

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:24

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  41. Despite the decline in the rate of stunting in Ethiopia, the prevalence is still high and needs immense efforts to achieve the target set to reduce the prevalence. It varies between localities due to individua...

    Authors: Samson Kastro Dake, Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Tesfahun Molla Bobe, Habtamu Azene Tekle and Efrata Girma Tufa

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:23

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  42. A low intake of Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs) is effective in the symptom control of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients but may exert negative effects on the intestinal ...

    Authors: Reijo Laatikainen, Jonna Jalanka, Jussi Loponen, Sanna-Maria Hongisto, Markku Hillilä, Jari Koskenpato, Riitta Korpela and Anne Salonen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:12

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  43. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy was adopted in Burundi in 2003. Our aim was to evaluate to what extent the malnutrition component of the IMCI guidelines is implemented at health ...

    Authors: Manassé Nimpagaritse, Catherine Korachais, Georges Nsengiyumva, Jean Macq and Bruno Meessen

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:22

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  44. The rate of stunting in Nepal is among the highest in the world, which is a major public health problem. The objective of this study was to present data on stunting prevalence according to socio-demographic an...

    Authors: Sajama Nepali, Padam Simkhada and Ian Davies

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:19

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  45. Cooking interventions have the potential to improve child diet quality because cooking involvement is associated with positive changes in dietary behavior. Valid and reliable instruments that are low-cost and ...

    Authors: Melissa Pflugh Prescott, Barbara Lohse, Diane C. Mitchell and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:21

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  46. A complex and negatively reinforcing relationship exists between infection with Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) and malnutrition. HIV-induced immune impairment and its resulting opportunistic infections (O...

    Authors: Ayenew Negessie, Dube Jara, Mekaunint Taddele and Sahai Burrowes

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:20

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  47. The intergenerational continuity of undernutrition is influenced by shared genetic, household socio-economic and cultural resources which will be associated with the mother and the child nutritional status, po...

    Authors: Alinoor Mohamed Farah, Bilal Shikur Endris and Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus

    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:17

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