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    Assessment of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and weight change: a prospective cohort study

    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 ...

    Patrick Mullie, Philippe Autier, Mathieu Boniol, Peter Boyle, Benedicte Deforche, Evelien Mertens, Ruben Charlier, Sara Knaeps, Johan Lefevre and Peter Clarys

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:57

    Published on: 18 August 2017

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    Vitamin C and E supplementation does not affect heat shock proteins or endogenous antioxidants in trained skeletal muscles during 12 weeks of strength training

    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 ...

    K. T. Cumming, T. Raastad, A. Sørstrøm, M. P. Paronetto, N. Mercatelli, I. Ugelstad, D. Caporossi and G. Paulsen

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:70

    Published on: 17 August 2017

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    Nutritional status of cancer outpatients using scored patient generated subjective global assessment in two cancer treatment centers, Nairobi, Kenya

    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...

    Yvonne Opanga, Lydia Kaduka, Zipporah Bukania, Richard Mutisya, Ann Korir, Veronica Thuita, Moses Mwangi, Erastus Muniu and Charles Mbakaya

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:63

    Published on: 10 August 2017

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    High magnitude of under nutrition among HIV infected adults who have not started ART in Tanzania--a call to include nutrition care and treatment in the test and treat model

    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...

    Bruno F. Sunguya, Nzovu K. Ulenga, Hellen Siril, Sarah Puryear, Eric Aris, Expeditho Mtisi, Edith Tarimo, David P. Urassa, Wafaie Fawzi and Ferdnand Mugusi

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:58

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    Linkages between health and agriculture sectors in Ethiopia: a formative research study exploring barriers, facilitators and opportunities for local level coordination to deliver nutritional programmes and services

    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-...

    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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:69

    Published on: 2 August 2017

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    Dietary patterns and cardio-metabolic risk in a population of Guatemalan young adults

    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...

    Nicole D. Ford, Lindsay M. Jaacks, Reynaldo Martorell, Neil K. Mehta, Cria G. Perrine, Manuel Ramirez-Zea and Aryeh D. Stein

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:68

    Published on: 28 July 2017

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    Survival status and factors associated with treatment outcome of severely malnourished children admitted to Ayder referral hospital: a cross-sectional study

    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 ...

    Mengistu Girma Tirore, Tesfay Mehari Atey and Haftay Berhane Mezgebe

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:66

    Published on: 25 July 2017

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    Predictors of anemia in pregnant women residing in rural areas of the Oromiya region of Ethiopia

    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 ...

    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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:65

    Published on: 25 July 2017

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    Postprandial energy metabolism and substrate oxidation in response to the inclusion of a sugar- or non-nutritive sweetened beverage with meals differing in protein content

    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 ...

    Shanon L. Casperson, Clint Hall and James N. Roemmich

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:49

    Published on: 21 July 2017

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    Comparison of nutritional status and associated factors of lactating women between lowland and highland communities of District Raya, Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia

    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.

    Ismael Kalayu Sitotaw, Kiday Hailesslasie and Yohannes Adama

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:61

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    An examination of whether associations exist between maternal and neonatal 25OHD and infant size and adiposity at birth, 6–9 months and 2–2.5 years of age – a longitudinal observational study from the ROLO study

    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...

    Mary K. Horan, Jean M. Donnelly, Malachi J. McKenna, Brenda Crosbie, Mark T. Kilbane and Fionnuala M. McAuliffe

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:62

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Need for the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): gaps in current nutrition care in five Canadian hospitals

    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...

    Renata Valaitis, Celia Laur, Heather Keller, Donna Butterworth and Brenda Hotson

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:60

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  13. Research article

    A systematic review of complementary feeding practices in South Asian infants and young children: the Bangladesh perspective

    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...

    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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:56

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Consumption patterns of meat, poultry, and fish after disaggregation of mixed dishes: secondary analysis of the Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey 2011–12

    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...

    Zhixian Sui, David Raubenheimer and Anna Rangan

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:52

    Published on: 1 July 2017

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    Intake of high fructose corn syrup sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks and apple juice is associated with prevalent coronary heart disease, in U.S. adults, ages 45–59 y

    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...

    Luanne Robalo DeChristopher, Jaime Uribarri and Katherine L. Tucker

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:51

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Folate, vitamin B12, ferritin and haemoglobin levels among women of childbearing age from a rural district in South India

    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...

    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

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:50

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of nutrition education to promote farmers’ market fruit and vegetable purchases and consumption among women enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

    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...

    Jennifer Di Noia, Dorothy Monica, Alla Sikorskii and Karen Weber Cullen

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:48

    Published on: 21 June 2017

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