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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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

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  45. Content type: Research article

    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

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  46. Content type: Research article

    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

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  47. Content type: Research article

    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

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