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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. In 2010, nutrition claims were investigated in Canadian foods; however, many nutrition and other claims have been introduced since then. This study aimed to determine: i) the proportion of foods carrying claim...

    Authors: Beatriz Franco-Arellano, Jodi T. Bernstein, Sheida Norsen, Alyssa Schermel and Mary R. L’Abbé
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:74
  21. Typical complementary foods in developing countries are often inadequate in multiple micronutrients. One way of preventing micronutrient deficiency among infants and young children (IYC) is to feed them a vari...

    Authors: Abdul-Razak Abizari, Zakari Ali, Collins Nana Essah, Patience Agyeiwaa and Margaret Amaniampong
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:72
  22. Obesity in Canadian adults is showing upward trends. Consumption of whole-grains is one recommendation for the prevention of obesity. Despite the apparent nutritional and energy content differences between who...

    Authors: Hassan Vatanparast, Susan Whiting, Alomgir Hossain, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Anwar T. Merchant and Michael Szafron
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:59
  23. An objective measure of nutrition literacy is unavailable for use in the primary care population. The Nutrition Literacy Assessment instrument (NLit) is a tool designed to measure nutrition literacy across six...

    Authors: Heather D. Gibbs, Susan Harvey, Sarah Owens, Diane Boyle and Debra K. Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:71
  24. In prospective studies, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been associated with weight increase. However, most prospective studies examine changes in body weight over time according to amounts of SSB intake ...

    Authors: Patrick Mullie, Philippe Autier, Mathieu Boniol, Peter Boyle, Benedicte Deforche, Evelien Mertens, Ruben Charlier, Sara Knaeps, Johan Lefevre and Peter Clarys
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:57
  25. Supplementation with large doses of antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, has been shown to blunt some adaptations to endurance training. The effects of antioxidant supplementation on adaptations to strength ...

    Authors: K. T. Cumming, T. Raastad, A. Sørstrøm, M. P. Paronetto, N. Mercatelli, I. Ugelstad, D. Caporossi and G. Paulsen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:70
  26. Malnutrition is a universal problem in cancer patients renowned as an important factor for increased morbidity, decreased quality of life and high mortality. Early diagnosis of malnutrition risk through nutrit...

    Authors: Yvonne Opanga, Lydia Kaduka, Zipporah Bukania, Richard Mutisya, Ann Korir, Veronica Thuita, Moses Mwangi, Erastus Muniu and Charles Mbakaya
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:63
  27. Undernutrition among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) can be ameliorated if nutrition specific and sensitive interventions are integrated into their HIV care and treatment centers (CTC). Integrated care is lack...

    Authors: Bruno F. Sunguya, Nzovu K. Ulenga, Hellen Siril, Sarah Puryear, Eric Aris, Expeditho Mtisi, Edith Tarimo, David P. Urassa, Wafaie Fawzi and Ferdnand Mugusi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:58
  28. In Ethiopia, poor infant and young child feeding practices and low household dietary diversity remain widespread. The Government has adopted the National Nutrition Programme that emphasizes the need for multi-...

    Authors: Girmay Ayana, Tesfaye Hailu, Desalegn Kuche, Andinet Abera, Solomon Eshetu, Alemnesh Petros, Aweke Kebede, Masresha Tessema, Cami M. Allen, Mihretab M. Salasibew and Alan D. Dangour
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:69
  29. Latin America is facing an increasing burden of nutrition-related non-communicable disease. Little is known about dietary patterns in Guatemalan adults and how dietary patterns are associated with cardio-metab...

    Authors: Nicole D. Ford, Lindsay M. Jaacks, Reynaldo Martorell, Neil K. Mehta, Cria G. Perrine, Manuel Ramirez-Zea and Aryeh D. Stein
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:68
  30. Lysine is one of the essential amino acids and in cereal based diets it is known to be the most limiting and therefore determines the quality of dietary protein in such diets. This study investigated the effec...

    Authors: Frederick Vuvor, Husein Mohammed, Thomas Ndanu and Obed Harrison
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:67
  31. Severe acute malnutrition remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality for children under five years of age in developing countries. The prevalence of wasting, underweight and stunting has remained high ...

    Authors: Mengistu Girma Tirore, Tesfay Mehari Atey and Haftay Berhane Mezgebe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:66
  32. Anemia in pregnancy is associated with higher risk of low birth weight and both maternal and perinatal mortality. While previous studies in Ethiopia have examined factors associated with anemia, which factors ...

    Authors: Krista Zillmer, Ashish Pokharel, Kathryn Spielman, Meghan Kershaw, Kidane Ayele, Yitbarek Kidane, Tefera Belachew, Robert F. Houser, Eileen Kennedy, Jeffrey K Griffiths and Shibani Ghosh
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:65
  33. The macronutrient composition of the diet may play a more important role in maintaining a healthy body weight and preventing obesity than previously thought. The primary goal of this research was to determine ...

    Authors: Shanon L. Casperson, Clint Hall and James N. Roemmich
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:49
  34. Vitamin D status in pregnancy and offspring bone health effects are well established, yet limited knowledge exists on the effect of maternal vitamin D status on offspring size/adiposity. This study examines th...

    Authors: Mary K. Horan, Jean M. Donnelly, Malachi J. McKenna, Brenda Crosbie, Mark T. Kilbane and Fionnuala M. McAuliffe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:62
  35. The Ethiopian regions have a relatively higher prevalence of under-nutrition are found in the lowlands of the country, with the exception of the highlands of Tigiray, where under-nutrition is also prevalent.

    Authors: Ismael Kalayu Sitotaw, Kiday Hailesslasie and Yohannes Adama
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:61
  36. Malnutrition is common in hospitalized patients and is associated with increased mortality, length of stay, and risk of re-admission. The consensus based Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) was...

    Authors: Renata Valaitis, Celia Laur, Heather Keller, Donna Butterworth and Brenda Hotson
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:60
  37. Sub-optimal nutrition among children remains a problem across South Asia (SA). Appropriate complementary feeding practices (CFP) can greatly reduce this risk. The primary objective of this systematic review (S...

    Authors: Logan Manikam, Alexandra Robinson, Jia Ying Kuah, Hrisheekesh J. Vaidya, Emma C. Alexander, George W. Miller, Kunjshri K. Singh, Victoria Dawe, Sonia Ahmed, Raghu Lingam and Monica Lakhanpaul
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:56
  38. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that bottle feeding should be avoided for infant and young child feeding since it has an impact on optimal breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding and bottle...

    Authors: Tadesse Kebebe and Hirut Assaye
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:53
  39. With the increased consumption of mixed dishes, the need for more precise quantitative data on individual food components is becoming more important. This paper aims to examine the consumption of meat, poultry...

    Authors: Zhixian Sui, David Raubenheimer and Anna Rangan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:52
  40. Intake of high excess free fructose (EFF) beverages, including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks, and apple juice, may be associated with childhood asthma, adult idiopathic c...

    Authors: Luanne Robalo DeChristopher, Jaime Uribarri and Katherine L. Tucker
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:51
  41. Low folate and vitamin B12 levels have negative effect on pregnancy outcomes but there is paucity of data on their levels among Indian women. Ferritin and haemoglobin are associated with maternal mortality and...

    Authors: Samiksha Singh, Jaga Jeevan Babu Geddam, G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, Dinesh Raj Pallepogula, Hira Ballabh Pant, Sutapa B. Neogi, Neena John, Sunanda Reddy Kolli, Pat Doyle, Sanjay Kinra, Andy Ness and Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:50
  42. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides participants seasonal Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers to purchase fruits and vegetables (FV) at farm...

    Authors: Jennifer Di Noia, Dorothy Monica, Alla Sikorskii and Karen Weber Cullen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:48
  43. Iodine deficiency is a widespread global health problem that affects about 2 billion people each year. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to iodine deficiency due to increased iodine requirement leadin...

    Authors: Abdalla H. Mtumwa, Julius Edward Ntwenya, Edwin Paul, Megan Huang and Said Vuai
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:47
  44. Ensuring nutritional status of women is important because the malignant effects of malnutrition are procreated to the next generation through women and their off-springs. Malnutrition causes 3.5 million death ...

    Authors: Sileshi Berihun, Getachew Mullu Kassa and Muluken Teshome
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2017 3:46

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