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  1. Changes in lifestyle include a healthy diet. However, due to different educational approaches, the effects of nutritional counselling are still not very encouraging and require further study. The objective of ...

    Authors: Lis Proença Vieira, Moacyr Roberto Cucê Nobre and Jonas Augusto Cardoso da Silveira
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:72
  2. We aimed to illustrate the importance of imputation models specifications, based on a study exploring the associations between subclasses of dietary polyphenols and the thiobarbituric-acid-reactive substances ...

    Authors: Claire Montlahuc, Chantal Julia, Mathilde Touvier, Léopold Fezeu, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot and Sylvie Chevret
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:71
  3. Malnutrition, including undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies is a chronic problem in most developing countries. Animal-source foods (ASFs) provide essential sources of proteins and micronutrients, yet...

    Authors: Laura Cornelsen, Pablo Alarcon, Barbara Häsler, Djesika D. Amendah, Elaine Ferguson, Eric M. Fèvre, Delia Grace, Paula Dominguez-Salas and Jonathan Rushton
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:70
  4. Globally, malnutrition accounts for at least half of all childhood deaths. Managing malnutrition in the community settings involves identifying malnutrition using a universally validated screening tool and imp...

    Authors: Gul Nawaz Khan, Ali Turab, Mohammad Imran Khan, Arjumand Rizvi, Fariha Shaheen, Asmat Ullah, Amjad Hussain, Imtiaz Hussain, Imran Ahmed, Muhammad Yaqoob, Shabina Ariff and Sajid Bashir Soofi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:69
  5. The identification and correction of malnutrition in children remains a critical public health issue in many developing countries. In this study, the rate of anemia and standardized indicators of physical grow...

    Authors: Thomas A. Weppelmann, Michael E. von Fricken, Roseline Masse, Gedeon Gelin, J. Glenn Morris Jr., Bernard A. Okech and Valery Madsen Beau De Rochars
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:68
  6. The primary purpose of this paper is to assess how well food consumption patterns of young children in the U.S. conform to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A secondary purpose is to gain insight into fo...

    Authors: Mary Kay Fox, Elizabeth Gearan, Judith Cannon, Ronette Briefel, Denise M. Deming, Alison L. Eldridge and Kathleen C. Reidy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:67
  7. Relationships among dietary sugars and a variety of chronic diseases have spawned interest in investigating the metabolic effects of dietary sugars. An approach developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research ...

    Authors: Mei Chung, Ding Ding Wang, Edward Archer, Janine Higgins, Sery Kim, Maren Laughlin, Lu Qi, Susan Raatz, Richard D. Siegel, Joanne Slavin, Dan Steffen, Hope Warshaw and Alice M. Tang
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:66
  8. The National Family Health Survey-Round 3 in India during 2005–2006 recorded more children and women as anaemic compared to the prevailing situation eight years ago; more children also had wasting. Analysis of...

    Authors: Samiran Panda, Chittapriyo Sadhu, Gopal Pramanik, Sobha Pahari and Jakir Hossain
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:65
  9. Poor hospital outcomes among adult patients admitted to hospitals have been attributed to inadequate nutrient intake and progressive disease conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy ...

    Authors: Murambiwa Nyati, Irene Ogada and Christopher Nyirenda
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:64
  10. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is currently defined by the WHO as either a low mid-upper arm circumference (i.e. MUAC <115 mm), a low weight-for-height z-score (i.e. WHZ <− 3), or bilateral pitting oedema. MU...

    Authors: André Briend, José-Luis Alvarez, Nathalie Avril, Paluku Bahwere, Jeanette Bailey, James A. Berkley, Paul Binns, Nikki Blackwell, Nancy Dale, Hedwig Deconinck, Pascale Delchevalerie, Nicky Dent, Maureen Gallagher, Saul Guerrero, Kerstin Hanson, Marko Kerac…
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:63
  11. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children under 5 years of age is a major cause of child mortality during hospital admission worldwide, and is attributed to poor case management. The Outpatient Therapeutic P...

    Authors: Mike Mwanza, Kufre J. Okop and Thandi Puoane
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:62
  12. One hundred eighty six nations have adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which, SDG 3.2, aims to reduce under-5 mortality to 25 deaths per thousand in all countries by 2030. Achieving this g...

    Authors: Embry M. Howell, Nikhil Holla and Timothy Waidmann
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:61
  13. Young children depend upon caregivers to make healthy food and beverage choices on their behalf. Research to understand caregiver perspectives may help develop interventions to improve diets and offer new insi...

    Authors: Emma F. Jacquier, Anthony Gatrell and Amanda Bingley
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:60
  14. In contemporary medicine, the utilization of various dosage forms of probiotics is increasing both for the treatment of human and animal diseases in Bangladesh. A number of imported pharmaceutical probiotic pr...

    Authors: Md Shahid Hossain, Md Abdul Alim Al-Bari, Zahid Hayat Mahmud and Mir Imam Ibne Wahed
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:59
  15. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in South Asia is higher than in any other developing countries. The diversity of diets in populations among developing countries may be one explanation for the di...

    Authors: Nilofer F. Safdar, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Lorraine Cordeiro, Tazeen H. Jafar and Nancy L. Cohen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:58
  16. Morbidity plays an important role in the development of and recovery from malnutrition. Morbidity in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) has not been described in detail and it is unclear how morbi...

    Authors: B. Cichon, C. Fabiansen, C. W. Yaméogo, M. J. H. Rytter, C. Ritz, A. Briend, V. B. Christensen, K. F. Michaelsen, R. Oummani, S. Filteau, P. Ashorn, S. Shepherd and H. Friis
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:57
  17. Undernutrition remains highly prevalent in African children, highlighting the need for accurately assessing dietary intake. In order to do so, the assessment method must be validated in the target population. ...

    Authors: Helen Nightingale, Kevin J. Walsh, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Charles Engoru, Tonny Ssenyondo, Julius Nteziyaremye, Denis Amorut, Margaret Nakuya, Margaret Arimi, Gary Frost and Kathryn Maitland
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:56
  18. The country of Guatemala has one of the highest rates of chronic child malnutrition in the world, which primarily affects the rural, indigenous Maya population. In this study we explore the apparent paradox of...

    Authors: Meghan Farley Webb, Anita N. Chary, Thomas T. De Vries, Samantha Davis, Michael Dykstra, David Flood, Margaret Haley Rhodes and Peter Rohloff
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:55
  19. Linear growth failure is the most common form of undernutrition. Childhood stunting impairs human development and health and productivity in adulthood. Ethiopia has a high prevalence of stunting, with diets re...

    Authors: Masresha Tessema, Nilupa S. Gunaratna, Katherine Donato, Jessica L. Cohen, Margaret McConnell, Demissie Belayneh, Inge D. Brouwer, Tefera Belachew and Hugo De Groote
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:54
  20. Recently, two web-based dietary assessment tools were developed; a 4-day food record tool (the Riksmaten method), and a food frequency questionnaire (MiniMeal-Q). The aim of this study was to use objective bio...

    Authors: Sanna Nybacka, Anna Karin Lindroos, Elisabet Wirfält, Per Leanderson, Rikard Landberg, Ulrika Ericson, Ingrid Larsson, Eva Warensjö Lemming, Göran Bergström, Bo Hedblad, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Anna Winkvist and Heléne Bertéus Forslund
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:53
  21. Modern diets, characterised by excess consumption of processed foods, are accompanied by an epidemic of chronic diseases. Cardiovascular disease and depression carry a large burden of disease and often occur t...

    Authors: Dorota Zarnowiecki, Jihyun Cho, Amy Wilson, Svetlana Bogomolova, Anthony Villani, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Theo Niyonsenga, Kerin O’Dea, Sarah Blunden, Barbara Meyer, Leonie Segal and Natalie Parletta
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:52
  22. Childhood anemia is the major public health problem in Ethiopia. It has been implicated with growth retardation, impaired motor and cognitive development, and childhood morbidity and mortality. Thus this study...

    Authors: Kindie Fentahun Muchie
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:51
  23. This study is an investigation as to whether salivary amylase secretory rates are correlated with the magnitude of postprandial glycaemic responses to starch ingestion in healthy young Malaysian adults.

    Authors: Peter Michael Barling, Sangeetha Shyam, Mayure Devi Selvathevan and Snigdha Misra
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:50
  24. Malnutrition is a major public health problem in developing countries including Tanzania, contributing up to 50 % of under-five mortality. East Africa region was among the three United Nations (UN) subregions ...

    Authors: Maimuna M. Ahmed, Adolfine Hokororo, Benson R. Kidenya, Rogatus Kabyemera and Erasmus Kamugisha
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:49
  25. In spite of multiple efforts by public health authorities to promote consumption of milk and alternatives in the Canadian adult population, consumption of these healthy foods is still suboptimal. This study ai...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Lacroix, Sophie Desroches, Mylène Turcotte, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard, Paul Paquin, François Couture and Veronique Provencher
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:48
  26. In sub-Saharan Africa, urban informal settlements are rapidly expanding, leading to overcrowding and constituting challenging environments for food and water supplies, health and nutrition. The study objective...

    Authors: Paula Dominguez-Salas, P. Alarcón, B. Häsler, I. R. Dohoo, K. Colverson, E. W. Kimani-Murage, S. Alonso, E. Ferguson, E. M. Fèvre, J. Rushton and D. Grace
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:47
  27. Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) binds vitamin D and its plasma metabolites, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), in the circulation. Only a small fraction circulates free (free 25(OH)D). Genetic variation ...

    Authors: Elisa Saarnio, Minna Pekkinen, Suvi T Itkonen, Virpi Kemi, Heini Karp, Merja Kärkkäinen, Outi Mäkitie and Christel Lamberg-Allardt
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:46
  28. The rising prevalence of maternal overweight/obesity and excessive gestational weight gain poses a serious public health concern due to the contribution of these factors to increased risk of negative health ou...

    Authors: Tonja R. Nansel, Leah M. Lipsky, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Kyle Burger, Myles Faith and Aiyi Liu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:45
  29. Malnutrition among children remains common in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries. In Ethiopia, it is one of the most important health and welfare problems among infants and young chi...

    Authors: Abdibari Ma’alin, Dereje Birhanu, Samuel Melaku, Daniel Tolossa, Yusuf Mohammed and Kiros Gebremicheal
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:44
  30. Globally, about 1.5 million pregnancies are among women living with the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV). In 2013, an estimated overall HIV prevalence of 0.34 % was reported in antenatal women in Kenya, wit...

    Authors: Purity Chepkorir Lang’at, Irene Awuor Ogada, Audrey Steenbeek, Godfrey Odinga and Michael M. Mwachiro
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:43
  31. Sub-optimal feeding practices are associated with malnutrition. In 1933, Dr Cecily Williams, while working at Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital (PML) in Accra described Kwashiorkor as the disease of ch...

    Authors: Edem M. A. Tette, Eric K. Sifah, Priscilla Tete-Donkor, Peter Nuro-Ameyaw and Edmund T. Nartey
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:42
  32. Under-nutrition contributes to childhood morbidity and mortality, particularly in low-income countries. While Rwanda is one of few countries on track to reduce the prevalence of underweight children under five...

    Authors: Assumpta Mukabutera, Dana R. Thomson, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Paulin Basinga, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye and Megan Murray
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:40
  33. Dietary assessment during adolescence is crucial in determining how adolescents’ consumption habits potentially affect current and long-term health. However, assessment methods for adolescents need to be relev...

    Authors: Gina Segovia-Siapco, Keiji Oda and Joan Sabaté
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:39
  34. Dietary diversity is a proxy indicator of maternal nutrient adequacy. However, little is documented on dietary diversity among lactating mothers. Therefore, this study assessed diet diversity and associated fa...

    Authors: Negassie Berhe Weldehaweria, Kebede Haile Misgina, Meresa Gebremedhin Weldu, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregiorgis, Berhane Hailu Gebrezgi, Shewit Weldu Zewdie, Helen Aregawi Ngusse, Higus Guesh Gebrewa and Wubrst Alemu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:38
  35. Among numerous factors linked to nutrition transition globally, physical inactivity has been identified as a key triggering factor. At present, little is known about physical activity patterns among the Indige...

    Authors: J. Rodolfo M. Lucena, Carlos E. A. Coimbra Jr., Cosme M. F. Passos da Silva and James R. Welch
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:37
  36. The trees and non-timber forest products (NTFPs) of the Congo Basin play a key role in alleviating food insecurity among millions of people around the world. Although many studies have been conducted both nati...

    Authors: Pauline Donn, Judith Laure Ngondi, Julius Chupezi Tieguhong, Donald Midoko Iponga, Obadia Tchingsabe, Robert Fungo, Mathurin Tchatat and Jean Marie Kahindo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:35
  37. Risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) can be increased by single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 9p21 region of the genome. However, observational studies have shown that the deleterious effect of 9p21 S...

    Authors: Michael A. Zulyniak, Russell J. de Souza, Andrew Mente, Sujane Kandasamy, Monisha Nundy, Dipika Desai, Kripa Raman, Ranya Hasso, Guillaume Pare, Joseph Beyene and Sonia S. Anand
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:34
  38. Dietary iron intake is associated with bone metabolism in human and animals. Previous studies have suggested that iron deficiency diminishes bone formation and causes bone loss in rats, however, the detailed m...

    Authors: Shinichi Katsumata, Rie Katsumata, Naoki Matsumoto, Hirofumi Inoue, Nobuyuki Takahashi and Mariko Uehara
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:33
  39. Due to vulnerabilities resulting from disparities in socio-economic status (SES), most nutrition and health interventions are targeted at children in public schools. This study was conducted to investigate the...

    Authors: Faith Agbozo, Prosper Atito and Abdulai Abubakari
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:32
  40. Protein energy wasting (PEW) is common in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and closely associated with poor outcomes. Insulin resistance and associated alterations in amino acid metabolism ar...

    Authors: Gerald B. Denny, Serpil M. Deger, Guanhua Chen, Aihua Bian, Feng Sha, Cindy Booker, Jaclyn T. Kesler, Sthuthi David, Charles D. Ellis and T. Alp Ikizler
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:31
  41. Many pregnancies in the United States are associated with maternal calorie overconsumption. Few data exist that track the impact of maternal and offspring calorie consumption on the risks for obesity development.

    Authors: Kolapo M. Ajuwon, Emily J. Arentson-Lantz and Shawn S. Donkin
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:29
  42. Free fatty acids have been reported to impair insulin action; Dietary fat composition has been implicated in the development of insulin resistance as well as fasting glycaemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thi...

    Authors: Robert A. Ngala, Isaac Ampong, Samuel Asamoah Sakyi and Enoch Odame Anto
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:28
  43. There are many challenges during emergencies to ensure that optimal infant and young child feeding is protected, promoted and supported, but there is a dearth of evidence on strategies and programmes to improv...

    Authors: Claudine Prudhon, Ali Maclaine, Andrew Hall, Prisca Benelli, Paige Harrigan and Jacqueline Frize
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:27
  44. Rice protein is proved to have hypocholesterolemic and anti-atherosclerotic effects, and a few experimental studies showed its renoprotective effects, using animal diabetic models. However, no clinical studies...

    Authors: Michihiro Hosojima, Ryohei Kaseda, Hazuki Kondo, Mikio Fujii, Masatoshi Kubota, Reiko Watanabe, Naohito Tanabe, Motoni Kadowaki, Yoshiki Suzuki and Akihiko Saito
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:25
  45. Phytate, a potent inhibitor of calcium, iron, and zinc absorption, may hamper the bioavailability of these micronutrients at the time of pregnancy. This study assessed dietary phytate intake and its inhibitory...

    Authors: Syed Mahfuz Al Hasan, Mahedi Hassan, Sonjoy Saha, Mominul Islam, Masum Billah and Shimul Islam
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:24
  46. Excessive energy intake has been identified as a major contributor to the global obesity epidemic. However, it is not clear whether dietary patterns varying in their composition of food groups contribute. This...

    Authors: Wenpeng You and Maciej Henneberg
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2016 2:22

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