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  1. Stunting is impaired linear growth of children: they experience stunting in the first 1000 days after conception and is an indication of chronic malnutrition. Children under the age of two are regarded as the ...

    Authors: Tuba Tringo Tadele, Chameno Chalite Gebremedhin, Makiso Urugo Markos and Endale Liben Fitsum
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:9
  2. Food insecurity during pregnancy has important implications for maternal and newborn health. There is increasing commitment to screening for social needs within health care settings. However, little is known a...

    Authors: Chelsey R. Canavan, Tiffany D’cruze, Meaghan A. Kennedy, Kayla E. Hatchell, Maureen Boardman, Arvind Suresh, Daisy Goodman and Alka Dev
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:8
  3. Milk exosomes and their microRNA (miR) cargos are bioavailable. The content of exosomes and miRs is negligible in infant formulas compared to human milk, and dietary depletion of exosomes led to changes in bac...

    Authors: Ezra Mutai, Alice Kah Hui Ngu and Janos Zempleni
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:7
  4. Members of the Rosaceae, Solanaceae and Zingiberaceae families which include fruits such as cherries, tomatoes and ginger are known to have health promoting effects. There is growing interest in consuming these “...

    Authors: Samantha Hughes, Nikki Kolsters, David van de Klashorst, Emanuel Kreuter and Karin Berger Büter
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:5
  5. Although it is reported in numerous interventional and observational studies, that a low-fat diet is an effective method to combat overweight and obesity, the relationship at the global population level is not...

    Authors: Hasinthi Swarnamali, Ranil Jayawardena, Michail Chourdakis and Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:4
  6. Appropriate dietary practices in pregnancy are critical to meet the increased metabolic and physiological demands; however, information about dietary practices among pregnant women, particularly rural resident...

    Authors: Meseret Belete Fite, Abera Kenay Tura, Tesfaye Assebe Yadeta, Lemessa Oljira and Kedir Teji Roba
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:3
  7. The number of children and adolescents with obesity has increased worldwide. Some studies have found an increase in the intake of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) to be beneficial for weight ...

    Authors: Xuan Ren, Sofus Christian Larsen, Lotte Lauritzen, Jeanett Friis Rohde, Lars Bo Andersen, Anna Bugge, Britt Wang Jensen, Ina Olmer Specht and Berit Lilienthal Heitmann
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2022 8:1
  8. Adult vitamin D deficiency, which is a public health problem in low-income countries, is correlated with increased mortality. Although health care workers (HCWs) in Ethiopia are educated on important minerals ...

    Authors: Wubegzier Mekonnen, Yeweyenhareg Feleke, Wubetsh Asnake, Yakob Desalegn, Jemal Haidar, Biruk Lambisso and Tewabech Zewdie
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:87
  9. Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as well as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Omega-3 supplementation has been proposed as a possib...

    Authors: Abbas Ali Sangouni, Zahra Orang and Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:86
  10. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a major underlying cause of mortality among children. Around one third of the world’s acutely malnourished children live in India. The WHO recommends community-based manageme...

    Authors: Praveen Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Abner Daniel, Hemang Shah, Raja Sriswan, Arun Kokane, Aditya Mohapatra, Vivek Kashyap, Anil Kumar Goel, Virendra Kumar, Asha Kiran, N. Arlappa, Ankur Joshi, Rashmi Ranjan Nayak, Manjula Singh, Mihretab Salasibew…
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:85
  11. Dietary supplements (DSs) use have become a growing trend worldwide, and it may be affected by demographic and sociocultural factors. Some people use supplements with the thought that they can improve their he...

    Authors: Marjan Mahdavi-Roshan, Arezoo Rezazadeh, Farahnaz Joukar, Yasaman Khorshidi, Mohammadreza Naghipour and Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:84
  12. Nutritional care is not optimally integrated into pediatric HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the 6-month effect of a nutritional support provided to children living with HIV, followed in a multicent...

    Authors: Julie Jesson, Ayoko Ephoevi-Ga, Marie-Hélène Aké-Assi, Sikiratou Koumakpai, Sylvie N’Gbeche, Evelyne Dainguy, Karen Malateste, Hugo Carrié, Marcelline D’Almeida, François Tanoh Eboua, Elom Takassi, Madeleine Amorissani-Folquet and Valériane Leroy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:83
  13. Patients undergoing hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery, such patients with pancreatic, periampullary, and liver cancer, are at high risk for malnutrition. Malnutrition increases surgical complications and re...

    Authors: Kelvin Allenson, Kea Turner, Brian D. Gonzalez, Erin Gurd, Sarah Zhu, Nicole Misner, Alicia Chin, Melissa Adams, Laura Cooper, Diana Nguyen, Samer Naffouje, Diana L. Castillo, Maria Kocab, Brian James, Jason Denbo, Jose M. Pimiento…
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:82
  14. The water-soluble tomato extract, Fruitflow® is a dietary antiplatelet which can be used to lower platelet aggregability in primary preventative settings. We carried out a pilot study to investigate the range ...

    Authors: Ranjit K. Das, Tanushree Datta, Dipankar Biswas, Ruedi Duss, Niamh O’Kennedy and Asim K. Duttaroy
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:80
  15. The nutritional and immunization status of children can play an important role in determining their future health status of a particular country. The aim of the present study is to investigate the nutritional ...

    Authors: Sreeparna Banerjee, SubirBiswas, Shimul Roy, Manoranjan Pal, Md. Golam Hossain and Premananda Bharati
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:77
  16. Malnutrition hampers educational performance of schoolchildren coming from low-income families. School feeding program was, thus, launched in public primary schools in Addis Ababa very recently. It is, thus, i...

    Authors: Zelalem Destaw, Eshetu Wencheko, Samuel Zemenfeskidus, Yohannes Challa, Melkamu Tiruneh, Meti Tamrat Fite, Dilu Shaleka and Mogessie Ashenafi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:81
  17. As the World Health Organization urges countries to strengthen their noncommunicable disease monitoring and surveillance activities, setting-specific innovations are emerging. Diet – a key, modifiable risk fac...

    Authors: Jessica Renzella, Santhushya Fernando, Buwaneka Kalupahana, Mike Rayner, Peter Scarborough and Nick Townsend
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:79
  18. Few randomized clinical trials have explored the health effects of bilberries in humans. The aim was to test the effect of bilberry and red grape-juice consumption on visual memory, motor speed and dexterity a...

    Authors: Siv K. Bøhn, Mari C. W. Myhrstad, Magne Thoresen, Iris Erlund, Ann Kristin Vasstrand, Anne Marciuch, Monica H. Carlsen, Nasser E. Bastani, Knut Engedal, Kjell M. Flekkøy and Rune Blomhoff
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:75
  19. The growing trend of overweight and obesity in many developed and developing countries in recent years has made obesity one of the most significant health problems in the world. The treatment of overweight and...

    Authors: Leila Bazrafkan, Mohammad Amin Choobineh, Mehrnaz Shojaei, Alireza Bozorgi and Mohammad Hossein Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:76
  20. Palestinian society is going through health transition that is associated with increase in chronic diseases due to poor dietary habits so adequate integration of nutrition information is important.

    Authors: Nihal Natour, Mariam AL-Tell and Osama Ikhdour
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:78
  21. Our objective was to develop a nutrient-based index for evaluating and improving menus in public catering. The nutriRECIPE-Index comprises 24 nutrients and nutrient groups. In developing the index, the followi...

    Authors: Frank Forner, Ina Volkhardt, Toni Meier, Olaf Christen and Gabriele I. Stangl
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:74
  22. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) starts from early life and is one of the important underlying factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in adulthood. Controversial evidence exists on the role of vitamin D deficie...

    Authors: Mostafa Qorbani, Motahar Heidari-Beni, Hanieh-Sadat Ejtahed, Gita Shafiee, Farid Goodarzi, Seyed Saeed Tamehri Zadeh, Majid Khademian, Nami Mohammadian Khonsari, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Hamid Asayesh, Mohammad Jabbari, Ramin Heshmat, Mehdi Ebrahimi and Roya Kelishadi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:71
  23. Under-nutrition during pregnancy affects birth outcomes and neonatal outcomes. Worldwide, 20.5 million children were low birth weight, mainly in poor countries. However, there is no longitudinal-based evidence...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe, Lemlem Weldegerima, Freweini Gebrearegay, Amaha Kahsay, Afewerki Tesfahunegn, Mehammedseid Rejeu and Brhane Gebremariam
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:72
  24. Dietary folate inadequacy is one the most common micronutrient deficiencies that cause neural tube defect (NTD) among infants in Sub-Saharan African countries. This study aims to determine the dietary intake o...

    Authors: Nega Assefa, Yasir Y. Abdullahi, Aklilu Abraham, Elena C. Hemler, Isabel Madzorera, Yadeta Dessie, Kedir Teji Roba and Wafaie W. Fawzi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:69
  25. Sugar overconsumption is a major contributor to overweight and obesity, with daily consumption greatly exceeding the WHO’s recommendations. The aim of the present study was to determine whether using a functio...

    Authors: Karoline Villinger, Deborah R. Wahl, Kai Engel and Britta Renner
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:65
  26. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) remains high in Kenya despite interventions. Twenty-seven percent of children aged 6 months-14 years are anemic, with low iron intake (7%) among children aged 6–23 months. Standard...

    Authors: Dorothy Apondi Othoo, Sophie Ochola, Elizabeth Kuria and Judith Kimiywe
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:70
  27. The high level of incidence of mortality attributed to non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension being experienced in developing countries requires concerted effort on investment in s...

    Authors: Benjamin Kenyi Bendere Lomira, Prossy Nassanga, Daniel Micheal Okello and Duncan Ongeng
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:68
  28. One of the strategies to promote child health and reduce child mortality is growth monitoring and promotion services. But, there is limited information on determinants of Growth Monitoring and Promotion servic...

    Authors: Samuel Dagne, Jemal Aliyu, Yonatan Menber, Yosef Wassihun, Pammla Petrucka and Netsanet Fentahun
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:67
  29. Tanzania is one of the Sub-Saharan African country with nearly 12 out of 60 million people being adolescent. The prevalence of child marriage is higher with one out of every three girls being married before re...

    Authors: Ramadhani H. Mtongwa, Charles Festo and Ester Elisaria
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:64
  30. The purpose of this study is to compare the change in the metabolic syndrome prevalence and risk factors between participants who followed a low carbohydrate diet and those who followed a low fat diet for six ...

    Authors: Sherzad Ali Ismael
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:62
  31. Milk and milk products make important contributions to the diet of Canadians. The aim of this study was to examine trends in Milk & Alternatives consumption among Canadians (≥2 years) from 2004 to 2015.

    Authors: Hassan Vatanparast, Naorin Islam and Mojtaba Shafiee
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:63
  32. Malnutrition is a public health problem, as wasting affects 7.5% of children worldwide. The harmful effects of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) can last a lifetime, but how SAM in childhood affects later breast...

    Authors: Christine Chimanuka Murhima’Alika, Ghislain Maheshe Balemba, Pacifique Mwene-Batu Lyabayungu, Guy Mulinganya Mulume’oderhwa, Grace Munthali, Victor Owino, Albert Mwembwo Tambwe, Michèle Dramaix, Philippe Donnen and Ghislain Bisimwa Balaluka
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:61
  33. Without high-quality nutritional support, there is a risk that people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will replace lost muscle mass with fat mass when initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART). ...

    Authors: Hiwot Amare, Mette F. Olsen, Henrik Friis, Pernille Kæstel, Åse B. Andersen, Alemseged Abdissa, Daniel Yilma, Tsinuel Girma and Daniel Faurholt-Jepsen
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:60
  34. Maternal nutrition is closely linked to the survival and development of children during the first 1000 days of life. Maternal wasting, a measure of malnutrition, is measured using the mid-upper arm circumferen...

    Authors: Irene Byakatonda Kyamwine, Samalie Namukose, Yvette Wibabara, Lilian Bulage, Benon Kwesiga, Alex Riolexus Ario and Julie R. Harris
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:59
  35. Nutrition has a substantial role in the prevention, treatment, and cure of tuberculosis. Thus, nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) have been implemented as part of tuberculosis treatment. Howe...

    Authors: Meaza Girma Degefa, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Znabu Hadush Kahsay and Abate Bekele Belachew
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:58
  36. Serum zinc (Zn) levels have been shown to be associated with functional status; however, it is not clear whether this association differs by other sociodemographic characteristics. We examined the association ...

    Authors: Jen-Tzer Gau, Bhakti Chavan, Yang Li, Brian C. Clark and Zelalem T. Haile
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:57
  37. Childhood under-nutrition is far-reaching in low and middle-income nations. Undernutrition is one of the major open wellbeing concerns among newborn children and youthful children in Ethiopia. The present stud...

    Authors: Damitie Kebede and Alebel Aynalem
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:56
  38. Todays, due to the impact of human food choices on increasing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and environmental degradation, there is a new approach about changing the pattern of food production an...

    Authors: Arezoo Haghighian Roudsari, Abouali Vedadhir, Samira Pourmoradian, Hania Rahimi-Ardabili, Maryam Shokouhi and Ali Milani-Bonab
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:55
  39. Reducing obesity prevalence among marginalised subgroups with disproportionately high obesity rates is challenging. Given the promise of incentives and group-based programmes we trialled a culturally tailored,...

    Authors: Marewa Glover, Anette Kira, Hayden McRobbie, Rozanne Kruger, Mafi Funaki-Tahifote, Jane Stephen, Bernhard H. Breier and Geoff Kira
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:52
  40. Micronutrient deficiency is a known cause of adverse neurodevelopment and growth. Poor adherence to oral regimes of micronutrient supplements is a known challenge during the implementation of supplementation p...

    Authors: Aditi Apte, Mudra Kapoor, Sadanand Naik, Himangi Lubree, Pooja Khamkar, Diksha Singh, Dhiraj Agarwal, Sudipto Roy, Anand Kawade, Sanjay Juvekar, Rinti Banerjee and Ashish Bavdekar
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:48
  41. Fish smoking using biomass fuel is an important livelihood for women living in the coastal regions of Ghana and may contribute to anaemia risk. We assessed whether women who smoke fish as their primary livelih...

    Authors: Daniel Armo-Annor, Esi K. Colecraft, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Aaron Kobina Christian and Andrew D. Jones
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:50
  42. This study aims to determine: (i) information on overweight and obesity, represented by body mass index using measured anthropometric data, among refugees living in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, (ii) how bo...

    Authors: Matthias Hans Belau, Muriel Bassil, Annika Laukamp and Alexander Kraemer
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:54
  43. Existing studies show that consuming food consistent with one’s culture reduces cardiometabolic risk. However, few studies have assessed whether these dietary choices influence sleep health. Accordingly, this ...

    Authors: Sadia B. Ghani, Krishna Taneja, Chloe C. A. Wills, Andrew S. Tubbs, Marcos E. Delgadillo, Dora Valencia, Mohamed Halane, William D. S. Killgore and Michael A. Grandner
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:53
  44. Anemia and underweight among women are major public health challenges. Access to health services can improve dietary behaviors and women’s nutritional status. We examined whether exposure to health services is...

    Authors: Kirk A. Dearden, Ramu Bishwakarma, Benjamin T. Crookston, Benesta T. Masau and Generose I. Mulokozi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:45
  45. Distinct molecular, inflammatory, and metabolic signatures are present in oocytes and follicular fluid derived from women with obesity when compared to those derived from normal weight women, which suggest exi...

    Authors: Kindann Fawcett, Audrey Martinez, Meghan Crimmins, Clark Sims, Elisabet Børsheim and Aline Andres
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:51
  46. Globally, it is estimated that 50 million children under five are wasted. National nutrition survey-2018 has shown that 23.3 and 45.5% of children are wasted and stunted in Pakistan. Many studies have shown th...

    Authors: Saba Shahid, Marvi Mahesar, Anum Rahim and Yumna Sadiq
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2021 7:49

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