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  1. Stunting and anemia are long-standing public health challenges which adversely affects the cognitive development and physical wellbeing of children in low income settings. The aim of this study was to assess t...

    Authors: Bereket Geze Malako, Benedict Oppong Asamoah, Minyahil Tadesse, Robel Hussen and Meklit Tesfaye Gebre
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:3
  2. Unhealthy diet is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. Reformulation of processed foods has the potential to improve population diet, but evidence of its impact is limited. The purpose of this review was...

    Authors: Carlo Federici, Patrick Detzel, Francesco Petracca, Livia Dainelli and Giovanni Fattore
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:2

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nutrition 2019 5:9

  3. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have beneficial effects on hypertriglyceridemia although their effect on angiopoietin-like proteins (ANGPTLs), specifically ANGPTL3, ANGPTL4 and ANGPTL8 is unknown.

    Authors: Sepideh Kaviani, Caroline M. Taylor, Jada L. Stevenson, Jamie A. Cooper and Chad M. Paton
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2019 5:1
  4. Inappropriate complementary feeding practices are a major contributor to poor nutritional status of children under 2 years old in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Ministry of Health recommends that continued breast fee...

    Authors: Shikur Mohammed, Tewodros Getinet, Samrawit Solomon and Andrew D. Jones
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:54
  5. Many young people have a tendency to be concerned about their physical appearance and undertake practices in order to achieve certain body ideals. There is however limited information from developing countries...

    Authors: Esi Yaabah Quaidoo, Agartha Ohemeng and Margaret Amankwah-Poku
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:53
  6. Iodine deficiency is one of a major nutritional problem. The study aimed to assess the iodine status of populations in Dabat district using median urinary iodine concentration (UIC) in school-age children (6–1...

    Authors: Molla Mesele Wassie, Zegeye Abebe, Amare Tariku, Ejigu Gebeye, Tadese Awoke, Azeb Atenafu Gete, Melkie Edris Yesuf, Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie Biks and Shao Jia Zhou
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:52
  7. Stunting continues to be a major public health problem globally. Stunting is a manifestation of many factors including inadequate food intake and poor health conditions. However, poor quality nutritional diets...

    Authors: Bubile Mzumara, Phoebe Bwembya, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Raider Mugode and Jeremiah Banda
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:51
  8. Mothers’ nutrition is crucial for good pregnancy outcomes and in improving children’s nutritional status. The present study aimed to examine the level of knowledge and attitude towards maternal nutrition and d...

    Authors: Taddese Alemu Zerfu and Sibhatu Biadgilign
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:43
  9. To report the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and its association with adipokines and cardiometabolic risk factors in Haitian Americans (HA) and African Americans (AA) by ethnicity and type ...

    Authors: Janet Antwi, Fatma Huffman and Stacey Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:50
  10. CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) National Center for Health statistics recent reports have shown that an upsurge has occurred in the use of dietary supplements among age of 20 years since 199...

    Authors: Sarwat Jahan, Andleeb Fatima, Iftikhar Alam, Asad Ullah, Humaira Rehman, Tayyaba Afsar, Ali Almajwal and Suhail Razak
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:41
  11. Stress hyperglycaemia is a transient increase in blood glucose level during stressful events and is common in critically ill children. Several studies have demonstrated increased risk of mortality in these chi...

    Authors: Anita Tumwebaze, Elizabeth Kiboneka, Jamir Mugalu, Edward M. Kikabi and James K. Tumwine
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:49
  12. There is presently no simple tool for use in large epidemiological studies to understand the food and nutrient intakes of Asian toddlers. This study aimed to assess the relative validity of a semi-quantitative...

    Authors: Cameron Allan, Ummi Hani Abdul Kader, Jowynn Yu Ying Ang, Leilani Muhardi and Smita Nambiar
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:42
  13. A limited number of studies have examined the effect of dairy on satiety and short-term energy intake among children; furthermore we are not aware of any study comparing high and low-fat dairy products regardi...

    Authors: Shima Kavezade, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi, Majid Aflatoonian, Mehdi Asemi, Sanaz Mehrabani and Amin Salehi-Abargouei
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:44
  14. Helicobacter pylori is the major cause of chronic gastritis, and considered as a risk factor for peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. The H. pylori standard antibiotic therapy fails in about 25–30% of cases, particul...

    Authors: Martin Buckley, Sean Lacey, Andrea Doolan, Emily Goodbody and Kelly Seamans
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:48
  15. Nutritional risk and undernutrition are common problems among medical and surgical patients. In hospital, malnutrition is frequently under-diagnosed and untreated thereby contributing to morbidity and mortalit...

    Authors: Nixon Miyoba, Joseph Musowoya, Emily Mwanza, Angel Malama, Nyati Murambiwa, Irene Ogada, Macriveness Njobvu and Doris Liswaniso
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:40
  16. Zinc is an essential nutrient that is required for children’s normal growth and resistance to infections, including diarrhea and pneumonia, two major causes of child mortality. Daily or weekly preventive zinc ...

    Authors: K. Ryan Wessells, Kenneth H. Brown, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Maxwell A. Barffour, Guy-Marino Hinnouho, Somphou Sayasone, Charles B. Stephensen, Kethmany Ratsavong, Charles P. Larson, Charles D. Arnold, Kimberly B. Harding, Gregory A. Reinhart, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Supan Fucharoen, Robin M. Bernstein and Sonja Y. Hess
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:39
  17. SHOKUIKU”, food and nutrition education, is a national promotion to enable people to acquire an adequate knowledge of SHOKU (which include food, nutrition, dietary habits, etc.) in Japanese society and to allo.....

    Authors: Tomoko Ishikawa, Yoko Sato, Kyoko Kurimoto, Yasuko Sone, Rie Akamatsu and Yoko Fujiwara
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:38
  18. Previous studies have reported an association between dietary sodium intake and overweight/central obesity. However, dietary survey methods were prone to underestimate sodium intake. Therefore, this study inve...

    Authors: Juyeon Lee, Yunji Hwang, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Choonghyun Ahn, Ho Kyung Sung, Kwang-Pil Ko, Kook-Hwan Oh, Curie Ahn, Young Joo Park, Suhnggwon Kim, Young-Khi Lim and Sue K. Park
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:47
  19. Nutritional support is identified as one of the most critical and immediate needs for people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Adequate nutrition is vital ...

    Authors: Getnet Mekuria Mengie, Tsegahun Worku and Amanuel Nana
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:46
  20. Nutrition is a modifiable factor affecting foetal growth and pregnancy outcomes. Inadequate nutrition is of particular concern in adolescent pregnancies with poor quality diet and competing demands for nutrien...

    Authors: Rachel Rundle, Hora Soltani and Alexandra Duxbury
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:45
  21. Sub-optimal dietary intake among in-patients including those with orthopaedic injuries is one of the factors that contributes to malnutrition and poor clinical outcomes in hospitals. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Nixon Miyoba, Irene Ogada and Jonathan Mulenga
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:37
  22. Educational interventions designed to promote healthy eating are essential in primary health care. Nevertheless, given the nutrition controversies about what is healthy, the contradictions created by the media...

    Authors: Alexandra Pava-Cárdenas, Kellem Regina Rosendo Vincha, Viviane Laudelino Vieira and Ana Maria Cervato-Mancuso
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:34
  23. The prevalence of low vitamin D status and metabolic syndrome is increasing globally and in Lebanon. The objectives of this study are to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components (e...

    Authors: Rachelle Ghadieh, Jocelyne Mattar Bou Mosleh, Sibelle Al Hayek, Samar Merhi and Jessy El Hayek Fares
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:36
  24. Community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has proven to be safe and cost-effective, although identifying additional factors that can increase recovery and decrease treatment failure may impr...

    Authors: Isabel Madzorera, Christopher Duggan, Fatou Berthé, Rebecca F. Grais and Sheila Isanaka
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:35
  25. Nutrition-sensitive interventions such as homestead production of diverse, nutrient-rich foods, coupled with behavior change communication, may have positive effects on the nutritional status and health of rur...

    Authors: Dominic Mosha, Chelsey R. Canavan, Alexandra L. Bellows, Mia M. Blakstad, Ramadhani Abdallah Noor, Honorati Masanja, Joyce Kinabo and Wafaie Fawzi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:29
  26. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic genetic blood disorder common among people of African descent, which places nutritional burden among affected individuals. The aim of the study was to determine the dieta...

    Authors: Isaac Boadu, Agartha Ohemeng and Lorna Awo Renner
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:33
  27. Adequate zinc intake is essential for the growth and neurobehavioral development of young children. Zinc deficiency in children is recognized as risk factor for stunting. In Ethiopia, 38% of children under fiv...

    Authors: Girmay Ayana, Tibebu Moges, Aregash Samuel, Tsehai Asefa, Solomon Eshetu and Aweke Kebede
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:30
  28. Undernutrition in children under 5 years is a major risk factor to child deaths and is related to impaired cognitive development and lower school performance. Underprivileged children such as orphans are at pa...

    Authors: Zakari Ali, Nurudeen Abu, Isaac Aning Ankamah, Esther Abena Gyinde, Alimatu Sadia Seidu and Abdul-Razak Abizari
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:32
  29. The prevalence of low vitamin D status is increasing globally, and Lebanon is not spared. The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalence and correlates of low vitamin D status, and to assess the ...

    Authors: Sibelle Al Hayek, Jocelyne Matar Bou Mosleh, Rachelle Ghadieh and Jessy El Hayek Fares
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:31
  30. The prevalence of under nutrition is very high in developing countries especially in women and under five children. Stunting alone affected an estimated 154.8 million (22.9%) under five children globally in 20...

    Authors: Getnet Berhanu, Solomon Mekonnen and Mekonnen Sisay
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:28
  31. Nutritional anaemia and vitamin-A deficiency are public health issues confronting Ghanaian children. Their adverse effects are likely pronounced during the dry season when green leafy vegetables, rich-sources ...

    Authors: Godfred Egbi, Samuel Gbogbo, George Ekow Mensah, Mary Glover-Amengor and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:27
  32. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a Mediterranean-type diet as one of three healthful eating patterns. However, only one previous trial has evaluated the effects of a Mediterranean diet ...

    Authors: Lindsay M. Jaacks, Salman Sher, Christine De Staercke, Markus Porkert, Wayne R. Alexander, Dean P. Jones, Viola Vaccarino, Thomas R. Ziegler and Arshed A. Quyyumi
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:26
  33. The first 1000 days is “window of opportunity” for nutrition and vital for physical growth, brain development and the immune system. None of previous studies explored qualitatively child-feeding practices in t...

    Authors: Nakachew Mekonnen, Shifera Asfaw, Abebe Mamo, Yared Mulu and Netsanet Fentahun
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:25
  34. Despite frequent use of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) to assess populations at risk of nutrition emergencies, as well as evidence that measurement of children based on MUAC identifies different children t...

    Authors: Oleg Bilukha and Eva Leidman
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:24
  35. Conclusions regarding bite count rates and body mass index (BMI) in free-living populations have primarily relied on self-report. The objective of this exploratory study was to compare the relationship between...

    Authors: Jimmy Alex, Dusty Turner, Diana M. Thomas, Andrew McDougall, Mirna W. Halawani, Steven B. Heymsfield, Corby K. Martin, Jenna L. Scisco, James Salley, Eric Muth and Adam W. Hoover
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:23
  36. Understanding dietary patterns in the study of diet-disease relationships is crucial for designing dietary behaviour interventions. This study aimed to determine associations between dietary patterns and backg...

    Authors: Deda Ogum Alangea, Richmond N. Aryeetey, Heewon L. Gray, Amos K. Laar and Richard M. K. Adanu
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:22
  37. Dietary fat is an essential macronutrient. However, saturated fact has been associated with negative health outcomes including cardiovascular disease. Shifting consumption from saturated fat to unsaturated fat...

    Authors: Fiona Riordan, Roisin McGann, Ciara Kingston, Ivan J. Perry, Matthias B. Schulze, Lene Frost Andersen, Anouk Geelen, Pieter van’t Veer, Simone J. P. M. Eussen, Martien C. J. M. Van Dongen, Nicole E. G. Wijckmans-Duysens and Janas M. Harrington
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:21
  38. Feeding practices over the first several years of a child’s life can critically influence development. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between feeding practices and growth and neurodevelo...

    Authors: Barbara T. Do, Nellie I. Hansen, Carla Bann, Rebecca L. Lander, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Vanessa R. Thorsten, Jan L. Wallander, Fred J. Biasini, Richard Derman, Robert L. Goldenberg and Waldemar A. Carlo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:19
  39. The right nutrition during the first 2 years of life can positively impact a child’s ability to develop, grow, and learn. Malnutrition remains a public health problem in Mali and little is known about the fact...

    Authors: Caroline Makamto Sobgui, Leopold Kamedjie Fezeu, Fatou Diawara, Honafing Diarra, Victor Afari-Sefa and Abdou Tenkouano
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:18
  40. Malnutrition commonly affects all groups in a community, but infants and young children are the most vulnerable. Worldwide, nearly 24 million under five children experience severe acute malnutrition (SAM) whic...

    Authors: Degnet Teferi Asres, Reddy P. C. J. Prasad and Tadesse Awoke Ayele
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:17
  41. Evidence from physical activity interventions suggests that women, in particular, may overcompensate for exercise energy expenditure by increasing caloric intake. Sedentary behavior and poor dietary quality ar...

    Authors: Kelsey Casey, Emily L. Mailey, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Aaron Swank, Elizabeth Ablah and Sara K. Rosenkranz
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:16
  42. The negative synergy between poor nutritional status and infectious diseases is doubly detrimental in pregnancy. In Sierra Leone, maternal malnutrition is amongst the highest in the world, while maternal morta...

    Authors: D. Taylor Hendrixson, Aminata Shamit Koroma, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Jacklyn Weber, Peggy Papathakis and Mark J. Manary
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:15
  43. Eating can be a significant challenge for cancer survivors; however, to date there is no systematic way of assessing and addressing food related quality of life in this group. The purpose of our study was to d...

    Authors: D. L. Burges Watson, S. Lewis, V. Bryant, J. Patterson, C. Kelly, R. Edwards-Stuart, M. J. Murtagh and V. Deary
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:14
  44. The aims of the current study were to assess the nutritional status of 25OHD3 and retinol in a northern Chinese population using our established reliable method for the simultaneous determination of serum 25OH...

    Authors: Maoqing Wang, Hongyu Chen, Shanshan Du, Xinxin Guo, Jiali Zhao, Changhao Sun and Ying Li
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:12
  45. Despite significant gains and progress in the last decade, malnutrition remains a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Pregnant and lactating women (PLW), along with children, are among the most vulnerable...

    Authors: Betemariam Gebre, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Zinaw Taddese, Tsigereda Legesse and Mekitew Letebo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:11
  46. To investigate the relationship between eating frequency and specific adiposity markers in a potentially high-risk and understudied population of Hispanic college freshmen.

    Authors: Benjamin T. House, Grace E. Shearrer, Jessica B. Boisseau, Molly S. Bray and Jaimie N. Davis
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:10
  47. Nutritional deficiencies among school children may hinge on inadequate nutrient intake. School meals should improve nutrient intakes by providing a third of recommended daily energy and nutrient intakes (RNI)....

    Authors: Rufina N. B. Ayogu, Paul E. Eme, Vivien C. Anyaegbu, Henrietta N. Ene-Obong and Uche V. Amazigo
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:9
  48. Somalia is affected by a civil war and a protracted humanitarian crisis for more than two decades. The international community has put in place nutrition surveillance systems to monitor the situation and infor...

    Authors: Estefania Custodio, Rocio Martin-Cañavate, Federica Di Marcantonio, Daniel Molla, Yusuf Abukar and Francois Kayitakire
    Citation: BMC Nutrition 2018 4:8

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