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  1. Metabolic syndrome is recognized as one of the most common global health issues, which may cause numerous side effects. Studies have shown the favorable effects of probiotic supplements on glycemic indices, li...

    Authors: Mohammad-Amin Zolghadrpour, Farzad Karimpour, Mohammad-Reza Jowshan, Hossein Imani and Somayyeh Asghari
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:68
  2. Sufficient, safe and nutritious food is unattainable for many people experiencing severe food insecurity, putting them at dietary risk. Food banks, a growing part of the charitable food system (CFS), are the m...

    Authors: Sharonna Mossenson, Roslyn Giglia, Claire E. Pulker, Miranda Chester and Christina M. Pollard
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:67
  3. The energy imbalance gap (EIG) represents the average daily difference between energy intake and energy expenditure. The maintenance energy gap (MEG) captures the increased energy intake needed to maintain a h...

    Authors: Saeideh Fallah-Fini, Tannaz Rezaei, Karin De Ridder and Stefanie Vandevijvere
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:66
  4. Many low- and middle-income countries are now shifting toward diets that are higher in added sugars, unhealthy fats, salt, and refined carbohydrates. Childhood obesity and chronic diseases have all been linked...

    Authors: Deresegne Fentie Jemere, Mekonnen Sisay Alemayehu and Aysheshim Kassahun Belew
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:65
  5. One of the unfortunate events after bariatric surgery is the weight regain, which occurs in some patients. Food addiction is an eating disorder related to the brain-intestinal axis and can be effective in weig...

    Authors: Fateme Ghafouri-Taleghani, Behnaz Abiri, Ali Zamanian and Atoosa Saidpour
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:63
  6. food insecurity (FI) is considered as an essential public health problem which may have detrimental effects on people’s health. The aim of present study was to evaluate FI, body mass index, quantity and qualit...

    Authors: Milad Rajabzadeh-Dehkordi, Fatemeh Mohammadi-Nasrabadi, Mehran Nouri, Ali Ahmadi and Shiva Faghih
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:62
  7. This review aimed to determine what methods are used to assess nutritional status, the levels of nutritional status, determinants of undernutrition, and nutritional interventions employed for adolescents with ...

    Authors: Meless Gebrie, Lin Perry, Xiaoyue Xu, Andargachew Kassa and Marilyn Cruickshank
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:60
  8. Child under-nutrition remains a widespread problem around the globe. Improving child nutrition and empowering women are two important and closely connected development goals. These two interconnected goals wil...

    Authors: Habtamu Zelalem, Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Samuel Dagne and Anteneh Mengist Dessie
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:59
  9. Evaluate the adequacy of energy/macronutrient intake in adolescents according to the Slovenian national recommendations adopted from the recommendations of the German Nutrition Society and to identify differen...

    Authors: Emanuela Čerček Vilhar, Petra Golja, Gregor Starc, Barbara Koroušić Seljak and Katja Zdešar Kotnik
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:58

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2023 9:61

  10. Eating foods away from home has been associated with poor diet quality and adverse health outcomes. Research is needed to examine barriers and facilitators to making healthier eating choices in restaurant sett...

    Authors: Melissa Fuster, Maria P. Santos, Emily Dimond, Terry T. K. Huang and Margaret A. Handley
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:57
  11. Haemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disorder and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency as well as differences in ABO blood groups have been shown to influence the risk of malaria and/or anaem...

    Authors: Samuel Kofi Tchum, Samuel Asamoah Sakyi, Fareed Arthur, Bright Adu, Latifatu Alhassan Abubakar, Felix Boakye Oppong, Francis Dzabeng, Benjamin Amoani, Thomas Gyan and Kwaku Poku Asante
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:56
  12. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a common global issue linked to the quality of one’s eating occasions. The current cross-sectional study evaluates the association between a novel index, the Main Meal Quality Inde...

    Authors: Amin Mirrafiei, Mohaddeseh Hasanzadeh, Fatemeh Sheikhhossein, Maryam Majdi¹, Kurosh Djafarian and Sakineh Shab-Bidar
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:55
  13. Under-nutrition remains a major global public health challenge, particularly among children under the age of five. Among the manifestations of under-nutrition, stunting accounts for the larger proportion, whic...

    Authors: Berhanu Kibemo Lefebo, Dejene Hailu Kassa and Baye Gelaw Tarekegn
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:54
  14. Heme and non-heme irons are two forms of iron in the diet. Few studies have evaluated the association between heme iron intake and the risk of gastric cancer (GC). We aimed to investigate the association betwe...

    Authors: Saba Narmcheshm, Fatemeh Toorang, Bahareh Sasanfar, Maryam hadji, Sahar Rostami and Kazem Zendehdel
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:53
  15. Minimum dietary diversity for women, an important dimension of diet quality, has been widely used as a proxy indicator for micronutrient adequacy. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), women of reproduc...

    Authors: Md. Hafizul Islam, Ahmed Jubayer, Abira Nowar, Md. Moniruzzaman Nayan and Saiful Islam
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:52
  16. In Brazil, institutional foodservices are required to meet the recommendations of the Workers? Food Program (WFP), a national public policy used to plan collective menus. The current study aimed to propose a m...

    Authors: Marina Padovan, Fernando Ribeiro de Senna, Juliana Klein Kimura, Samara Tortorella Nascimento, Antonio Carlos Moretti and Caroline Dário Capitani
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:51
  17. Malnutrition - comprising both undernutrition and overweight - has to be addressed in the medical follow-up of older adults due to the negative consequences for the functional state and general health. Still, ...

    Authors: Corinna Vossius, Miguel G. Borda, Bjørn Lichtwarck, Janne Myhre, May Ingvild Volungholen Sollid, Tom Borza, Ingvild Hjorth Feiring, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Sverre Bergh
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:50
  18. Data from numerous studies demonstrate the high frequency of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and insufficiency (VDI) in many countries worldwide that depend on age and sex, seasons, country, and concomitant patholo...

    Authors: N. V. Grygorieva, T. Yu. Solonenko, A. S. Musiienko and M. A. Bystrytska
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:49
  19. Osteoporosis is a health complication worldwide, especially in developing countries. The prevalence was reported to be 18.3% globally. While the effect of biochemical factors on fracture risk/odds has been doc...

    Authors: Adeleh khodabakhshi, Sayed Hossein Davoodi and Farhad Vahid
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:48
  20. Children with orofacial clefts are highly susceptible to malnutrition, with severe malnutrition restricting their eligibility to receive safe surgery. Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) are an effective tre...

    Authors: Shady Mikhail, Lily Chattopadhyay, Melissa DiBona, Charlotte Steppling, Dede Kwadjo, Anjaramamy Ramamonjisoa, Wendy Gallardo, Fatima Almendarez, Beau Sylvester, Samanta Rosales, Ibrahim Nthalika, Zachary J. Collier, William Magee III and Allyn Auslander
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:47
  21. Globally, emergency nutrition program adaptations were implemented as part of COVID-19 mitigation strategies, but the implications of the adoption of all protocol changes at scale in the context of deteriorati...

    Authors: Emily Lyles, Sandra Banks, Maya Ramaswamy, Sule Ismail, Eva Leidman and Shannon Doocy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:46
  22. From 6 months of age, children need, in addition to breast milk, a complementary food whose nutritional composition meets their needs. However, low consumption of child-specific foods in favor of adult foods h...

    Authors: Sanogo Bougma, François Tapsoba, Judith Nomwendé Semporé, Sibiri Bougma, Prudence Dounia, Laurencia Toulsoumdé Songré-Ouattara and Aly Savadogo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:45
  23. Excess consumption of free sugar (FS) increases the risk of dental caries and unhealthy weight gain. However, the contribution of snacks and beverages to young children’s FS intake is not well understood. The ...

    Authors: Jessica Yu, Anisha Mahajan, Gerarda Darlington, Andrea C. Buchholz, Alison M. Duncan, Jess Haines and David W. L. Ma
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:44
  24. Despite numerous interventions, child undernutrition continues as a problem of global concern. Although consumption of animal source foods has shown positive associations with child undernutrition, no much evi...

    Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Zuriyash Tadesse, Tesfay Yohannes Ambese and Afework Mulugeta
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:43
  25. School-based interventions have been implemented in resource-limited settings to promote healthy dietary habits, but their sustainability remains a challenge. This study identified positive deviants (PDs) and ...

    Authors: Prasant Vikram Shahi, Rachana Manandhar Shrestha, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Akira Shibanuma, Junko Kiriya, Ken Ing Cherng Ong and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:42
  26. There have been reports of isolated trace elements or vitamin deficiencies due to imbalanced diets, but no cases of selenium deficiency combined with scurvy have been reported.

    Authors: Makoto Okada, Yugo Nagayama, Hitomi Saiki, Kazutoshi Ito, Shuichi Yatsuga and Shinichiro Nagamitsu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:41
  27. Addressing the nutritional problems of adolescent girls is important as their nutritional status has a negative effect on the future generation. However, the evidence revealed the variation and unrelated data ...

    Authors: Tarik Abebe, Getachew Sale Mezgebu, Fentaw Wassie Feleke and Meseret Tamrat
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:39
  28. Cancer is becoming the most common global public health concern. Early malnutrition detection and treatment in patients with cancer is an important aspect of cancer management. Although Subjective global asses...

    Authors: Aklesya Enkobahry, Tariku Sime, Kumsa Kene, Tigist Mateos, Sefie Dilnesa and Belay Zawdie
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:38
  29. The National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) was re-launched in Nigeria in 2016, eleven years after it was first introduced in the country, with Enugu as one of the beneficiary States. The objecti...

    Authors: Chibuike Innocent Agu, Edmund Ndudi Ossai, Onwe Emeka Ogah, Ifunaya Clara Agu, Ifeyinwa Akamike, George Onyemaechi Ugwu, Nwobodo Edwin, Blessing Lucy Ewenyi and Benedict N. Azuogu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:37
  30. Diarrheal disease is one of the leading causes of child mortality in low and middle-income countries. Low nutritional status and bacterial infections contribute to growth deficiency and death in children. But ...

    Authors: Mastewal Balew and Mulugeta Kibret
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:35
  31. Child undernutrition is a major public health problem in Ethiopia despite different nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions implemented by the government. However, evidence regarding the burden and resp...

    Authors: Temesgen Mohammed Toma, Kassahun Tamene Andargie, Rahel Abera Alula, Bahiru Mulatu Kebede and Mintesinot Melka Gujo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:34
  32. Child feeding practices during the first two years of life are crucial to ensure good health and nutrition status. This study aimed to assess the factors influencing inappropriate child feeding practices in ch...

    Authors: Dev Ram Sunuwar, Anuradha Bhatta, Anjana Rai, Narendra Kumar Chaudhary, Man Kumar Tamang, Suvash Nayaju and Devendra Raj Singh
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:33
  33. Stroke is a debilitating disease that affects over 15 million people worldwide each year, resulting in the death of one-third of those people and severe disability in two-thirds of survivors. Previous studies ...

    Authors: Elham Karimi, Fariborz Khorvash, Arman Arab, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Mohammad Saadatnia and Reza Amani
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:32
  34. Dietary patterns that promote mild metabolic acidosis may have a negative effect on bone and muscle, and a high dietary acid load (DAL) may be detrimental to skeletal muscle mass and bone mineral content. Howe...

    Authors: Fatemeh Gholami, Niki Bahrampour, Mahsa Samadi, Niloufar Rasaei, Habib Yarizadeh, Sina Naghshi and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:31
  35. The association between different dietary approaches and quality of life (QoL) has been well-demonstrated in previous research. However, the relationship between glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) with...

    Authors: Niloufar Rasaei, Melika Fallah, Fatemeh Gholami, Mehdi Karimi, Sahar Noori, Niki Bahrampour, Cain C. T. Clark and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:30
  36. World is currently challenging with Covid-19 pandemic. Nutritional status is a determinant factor in the treatment process and recovery for patients with Covid-19. Although a limited data is available about th...

    Authors: Arezoo Haghighian-Roudsari, Tahereh Alsadat Khoubbin Khoshnazar, Marjan Ajami and Samira Pourmoradian
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:29
  37. A dietary pattern with a high glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) can be a precursor to sleep disorders that link to many chronic diseases. We aimed to assess the association of dietary GI and GL with t...

    Authors: Hossein Farhadnejad, Samaneh Sadat, Mitra Kazemi Jahromi, Farshad Teymoori, Asal Neshatbini Tehrani, Ebrahim Mokhtari, Hossein Teymouri and Parvin Mirmiran
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:28
  38. Dietary practices are acquired in the family context and in turn can affect the health of family members, especially the nutritional status of children. The objective of this study was to determine the relatio...

    Authors: Patricia Acosta, Ricardo Rojas-Humpire, Edda E. Newball-Noriega, Wilter C. Morales-García, Jacksaint Saintila, Percy G. Ruiz Mamani and Salomón Huancahuire-Vega
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:26
  39. Chronic low-grade inflammation is associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and mortality. The objective of the study was to test the effect of a healthy lifestyle intervention on biomarkers of infl...

    Authors: Christian Koeder, Corinna Anand, Sarah Husain, Ragna-Marie Kranz, Nora Schoch, Dima Alzughayyar, Norman Bitterlich, Andreas Hahn and Heike Englert
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:25
  40. Climate change, obesity and undernutrition have now become a worldwide syndemic that threatens most people’s health and natural systems in the twenty-first century. Adolescent malnutrition appears to be a matt...

    Authors: Janice Ee Fang Tay, Serene En Hui Tung, Satvinder Kaur, Wan Ying Gan, Nik Norasma Che’Ya and Choon Hui Tan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:24
  41. A healthy diet and a sufficient amount of physical activity are important factors to reduce complications of type 2 diabetes. Diet and physical activity are associated behaviours. Individuals who are physicall...

    Authors: Linnea Sjöblom, Stephanie Erika Bonn, Christina Alexandrou, Anna Dahlgren, Helén Eke and Ylva Trolle Lagerros
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:23
  42. Breast milk is the first natural food for babies. It has nutritional, immunological, developmental, psychological, societal and environmental advantages. Failing to feed children for twenty-four months has so ...

    Authors: Kidus Temesgen, Eshetu Andarge, Teshale Fikadu, Muluken Bekele, Yilma Chisha, Habtamu Esubalew and Temesgen Mohammed Toma
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:22
  43. The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is rising rapidly in Malaysia. Modifying dietary intake is key to both the prevention and treatment of T2DM. This study aims to investigate the pattern of macro...

    Authors: Zaleha Md Isa, Noor Hassim Ismail, Azmi Mohd Tamil, Mohd Hasni Jaafar, Rosnah Ismail, Nor Ashikin Mohamed Noor Khan, Nafiza Mat Nasir, Nurul Hafiza Ab Razak, Najihah Zainol Abidin and Khairul Hazdi Yusof
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:21

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2023 9:27

  44. Many indigenous communities reside in biodiverse environments replete with natural food sources but show ​poor access and utilization.

    Authors: Archna Singh, Ayushi Dhasmana, Ashish Bandhu, Ridhima Kapoor, Sivasankar Baalasubramanian and Suparna Ghosh-Jerath
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:20
  45. The increased frequency of climate induced natural disasters has exacerbated the risks of malnutrition in the already vulnerable regions. This study was aimed at exploring the effects of Cyclone Idai on nutrit...

    Authors: Vimbainashe Prisca Dembedza, Prosper Chopera, Jacob Mapara, Nomalanga Mpofu-Hamadziripi, George Kembo and Lesley Macheka
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2023 9:19

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