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  1. Associations of fruit and vegetable consumption before and during pregnancy with birth weight of new-borns and the risk of low birth weight (LBW) remain unclear.

    Authors: Yudai Yonezawa, Taku Obara, Takahiro Yamashita, Junichi Sugawara, Mami Ishikuro, Keiko Murakami, Aoi Noda, Fumihiko Ueno, Shigenori Suzuki, Hiroyuki Suganuma and Shinichi Kuriyama

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:80

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  2. This study evaluated the relationship between dietary quality and food patterns of Filipino adults and the rising prevalence of selected cardiometabolic non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors.

    Authors: Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Ye Sun and Keith V. Tanda

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:79

    Content type: Research

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  3. Young adulthood has become synonymous with the development of poor lifestyle behaviours associated with an increased risk of preventable chronic disease in later years. Interventions aiming to improve health b...

    Authors: Thomas Sharkey, Megan C. Whatnall, Melinda J. Hutchesson, Rebecca L. Haslam, Aaron Bezzina, Clare E. Collins and Lee M. Ashton

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:78

    Content type: Review

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  4. Information regarding dietary patterns associated with prediabetes in the Chinese population is lacking. The objective of the present study was to explore the association between major dietary patterns and the...

    Authors: Xiao-Ming Shen, Yi-Qian Huang, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Xiao-Qing Tong, Pei-Fen Zheng and Long Shu

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:77

    Content type: Research

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  5. Several epidemiological studies have examined the association between trimethylamine N-Oxide (TMAO) and stroke risk; however, the results are still inconclusive. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mahdi Vajdi and Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:76

    Content type: Review

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  6. Excessive body fat is the leading cause of many metabolic disorders. Therefore, assessing levels of body fat associated with risk of disease in specific populations is crucial. The present study aimed to ident...

    Authors: H. Bawadi, S. Hassan, A. Shanbeh Zadeh, H. Sarv, A. Kerkadi, Josep A. Tur and Z. Shi

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:75

    Content type: Research

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  7. No guidelines exist regarding nutrition assessment for transgender or gender non-conforming patients. Multiple nutrition assessment methods utilize gender-specific values that provide distinct recommendations ...

    Authors: Whitney Linsenmeyer, Theresa Drallmeier and Michael Thomure

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:74

    Content type: Short report

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  8. To date, there is no validated whole grain assessment tool for children in any Southeast Asian countries. Hence, there is a need for a valid tool to assess whole grain intake among Malaysian children. This stu...

    Authors: H. C. Koo, G. P. Lim, Satvinder Kaur, K. Q. Chan, Y. X. Florence Tan, X. J. Pang and L. Y. Tang

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:73

    Content type: Research

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  9. The nutritional status of lactating mothers (LMs) is related to their own health and significantly impacts the secretion of breast-milk, and subsequently the growth and development of infants. Due to the influ...

    Authors: Ye Ding, Wiwik Indayati, Til Bahadur Basnet, Fang Li, Hongliang Luo, Han Pan and Zhixu Wang

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:72

    Content type: Research

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  10. The role of coffee consumption in the risk of cardiovascular diseases has been debated for many years. The current study aimed to summarize earlier evidence on the effects of green coffee extract (GCE) supplem...

    Authors: Omid Asbaghi, Mehdi Sadeghian, Morteza Nasiri, Mahmoud Khodadost, Azad Shokri, Bahman Panahande, Aliyar Pirouzi and Omid Sadeghi

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:71

    Content type: Review

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  11. Available data about the effects of circulating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on ischemic stroke (IS) and its main risk factors remains limited and conflicting. Therefore, we conducted Mendelian randomiz...

    Authors: Tonghui Yuan, Shucheng Si, Yunxia Li, Wenchao Li, Xiaolu Chen, Congcong Liu, Jiqing Li, Bojie Wang, Lei Hou, Yanxun Liu and Fuzhong Xue

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:70

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  12. Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) is becoming increasingly more frequent, particularly in the context of obesity prevention policies. The aim of this study was to describe the consumption of NNS in...

    Authors: Carolina Venegas Hargous, Marcela Reyes, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Carmen Gloria González and Camila Corvalán

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:69

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  13. Trehalose is a natural disaccharide that is widely distributed. A previous study has shown that daily consumption of 10 g of trehalose improves glucose tolerance in individuals with signs of metabolic syndrome...

    Authors: Chiyo Yoshizane, Akiko Mizote, Chikako Arai, Norie Arai, Rieko Ogawa, Shin Endo, Hitoshi Mitsuzumi and Shimpei Ushio

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:68

    Content type: Short report

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  14. Many factors such as social and behavioral are related to appropriate weight gain during pregnancy, and there is much of importance to find them. The aim of the study was to explore the association of personal...

    Authors: Mahboobeh Shakeri, Sima Jafarirad, Reza Amani, Bahman Cheraghian and Mahin Najafian

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:67

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  15. Dietary Guidelines are an important tool for population health promotion efforts. However, current surveillance data suggest that only a small minority of the population meet the 2014 Brazilian Dietary Guideli...

    Authors: Neha Khandpur, Priscila de Morais Sato, Jose Ribeiro Gouveia Neto, Fernanda Scagliusi and Patricia Constante Jaime

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:66

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  16. The food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) is the most frequently used method to assess dietary intake in epidemiological studies evaluating diet-disease association. The objective of this study was to validate a ...

    Authors: Mireille Harmouche-Karaki, Maya Mahfouz, Jawaher Obeyd, Pascale Salameh, Yara Mahfouz and Khalil Helou

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:65

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  17. Older people are reported to be prone to imbalances between cobalamin and folate status with possible adverse effects on health. This longitudinal study investigates dynamics and interactions of cobalamin and ...

    Authors: Alexandra Jungert, Carola Zenke-Philippi and Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:64

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  18. Diet-based recommendations can be developed for preventing and treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after investigating the effects of whole diets on NAFLD. The aim of this study was to identify ...

    Authors: Narges Dehghanseresht, Sima Jafarirad, Seyed Pejman Alavinejad and Anahita Mansoori

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:63

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  19. Previous studies have identified a positive association between the inflammatory potential of the diet and hypertension. It is not known if BMI is an effect modifier for this association, nor if the associatio...

    Authors: Conor-James MacDonald, Nasser Laouali, Anne-Laure Madika, Francesca Romana Mancini and Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:62

    Content type: Research

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  20. School meals hold considerable potential to shape children’s diets and reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE)—in the short and long term. This study applied linear optimization to develop a GHGE-r...

    Authors: Patricia Eustachio Colombo, Emma Patterson, Anna Karin Lindroos, Alexandr Parlesak and Liselotte Schäfer Elinder

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:61

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  21. Recent research provides consistent evidence that the unexplained doubling of childhood asthma prevalence (1980–1995), its continued climb and 2013 plateau, may be associated with the proliferation of high-fru...

    Authors: Luanne R. DeChristopher and Katherine L. Tucker

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:60

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  22. Mexicans’ adherence to food group’s dietary recommendations is low and an inaccurate self-perception of dietary quality might perpetuate this low adherence. Our aim was to compare the intake and the adherence ...

    Authors: Carolina Batis, Analí Castellanos-Gutiérrez, Tania C. Aburto, Alejandra Jiménez-Aguilar, Juan A. Rivera and Ivonne Ramírez-Silva

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:59

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  23. Consumption of a prudent dietary pattern rich in healthy nutrients is associated with enhanced cognitive performance in older adulthood, while a Western dietary pattern low in healthy nutrients is associated w...

    Authors: Danielle D’Amico, Matthew D. Parrott, Carol E. Greenwood, Guylaine Ferland, Pierrette Gaudreau, Sylvie Belleville, Danielle Laurin, Nicole D. Anderson, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Jose A. Morais, Nancy Presse and Alexandra J. Fiocco

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:58

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  24. Children < 5 years of age are at risk of developing an iron deficiency due to a low intake of bioavailable iron (FeBio). Few studies have estimated dietary FeBio in children at a national level in relation to ...

    Authors: Yazmín Venegas-Aviles, Sonia Rodríguez-Ramírez, Eric Monterrubio-Flores and Armando García-Guerra

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:57

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  25. The objectives of this study are to construct a cultural adopted questionnaire for evaluation of consumer’s attitudes toward functional foods among Iranian’s population according to Theory of Planned Behavior ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Salmani, Ensiyeh Norozi, Mitra Moodi and Tayebeh Zeinali

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:56

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  26. Sodium is an essential nutrient; however, excess dietary sodium is associated with increased blood pressure levels. The 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition (CCHS 2.2) concluded that most Canadian...

    Authors: Marcia Cooper, Janis Randall Simpson and Rita Klutka

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:55

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  27. Higher diet quality has been associated with greater amounts of food waste among adults in the United States. This study aims to build on previous work by examining the association between diet quality and foo...

    Authors: Nicholas Carroll, Angela Wallace, Kira Jewell, Gerarda Darlington, David W. L. Ma, Alison M. Duncan, Kate Parizeau, Michael von Massow and Jess Haines

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:54

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  28. The link between folate metabolism and obesity has recently been underlined, suggesting that folate deficiency may lead to body weight gain and adiposity. We thus wished to determine whether the inefficiency i...

    Authors: Monika A. Mlodzik-Czyzewska, Anna M. Malinowska and Agata Chmurzynska

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:53

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  29. Several epidemiological studies have investigated the association between whole grains intake and digestive tract cancer risk; however, the results are still controversial. The purpose of this meta-analysis wa...

    Authors: Xiao-Feng Zhang, Xiao-Kai Wang, Yu-Jun Tang, Xiao-Xian Guan, Yao Guo, Jian-Ming Fan and Ling-Ling Cui

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:52

    Content type: Review

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  30. Sociodemographic characteristics are associated with the dietary patterns of populations. However, the direction of the association is not consistent among countries: it is contingent on the nutritional transi...

    Authors: Sandra Pérez-Tepayo, Sonia Rodríguez-Ramírez, Mishel Unar-Munguía and Teresa Shamah-Levy

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:51

    Content type: Research

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  31. Dietary assessment methods that are user-friendly, simple, yet valid are of interest to both researchers and participants, particularly for use in disadvantaged settings, where language barriers and low levels...

    Authors: Åsa Norman, Karin Kjellenberg, Diana Torres Aréchiga, Marie Löf and Emma Patterson

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:50

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  32. The aim of this study is to describe the effects of a prolonged dietary-behavioral-physical activity intervention (24 months) on body composition in a group of adolescents with obesity.

    Authors: Teodoro Durá-Travé, Fidel Gallinas-Victoriano, María Urretavizcaya-Martinez, Lotfi Ahmed-Mohamed, María Jesús Chueca-Guindulain and Sara Berrade-Zubiri

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:49

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  33. Strong epidemiologic evidence indicates that green tea intake is protective against hyperlipidemia; however, randomized controlled studies have presented varying results. In the present study, we aimed to cond...

    Authors: Renfan Xu, Ke Yang, Sui Li, Meiyan Dai and Guangzhi Chen

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:48

    Content type: Review

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  34. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours such as unhealthy dietary intake and insufficient physical activity (PA) tend to cluster in adults with a low socioeconomic position (SEP), putting them at high cardiometabolic d...

    Authors: Josine M. Stuber, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Femke E. de Boer, Gert-Jan de Bruijn, Marleen Gillebaart, Marjolein C. Harbers, Jody C. Hoenink, Michel C. A. Klein, Cédric N. H. Middel, Yvonne T. van der Schouw, Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker-Warnaar, Elizabeth Velema, Anne L. Vos, Wilma E. Waterlander, Jeroen Lakerveld and Joline W. J. Beulens

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:46

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  35. Considering the lifelong dietary restriction in celiac patients, it is important to assess the diet quality in these patients. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the diet quality in adult celiac patients a...

    Authors: Zeinab Nikniaz, Reza Mahdavi, Leila Nikniaz, Zahra Akbari Namvar, Masoud Shirmohammadi and Mojgan Akhavan Sabbagh

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:44

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  36. Cartoon characters on processed food packaging increase the perception of product preference among children, but their effect among adults has rarely been examined. We evaluated the effect of a cartoon charact...

    Authors: Alejandra Contreras-Manzano, Alejandra Jáuregui, Claudia Nieto, Marissa G. Hall, Jorge Vargas-Meza, James F. Thrasher, Daniel Illescas-Zárate, Simón Barquera and David Hammond

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:43

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  37. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has emerged as a major public health concern in Bangladesh. Diet is an established risk factor for CVD but a tool to assess dietary intake in Bangladesh is lacking. This study aime...

    Authors: Shirin Jahan Mumu, Dafna Merom, Liaquat Ali, Paul P. Fahey, Israt Hossain, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman and Margaret Allman-Farinelli

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:42

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  38. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is recommended for cardiovascular health. However, the majority of Australians do not consume the recommended number of vegetable servings each day. Furthermore, intakes of...

    Authors: Emma L. Connolly, Catherine P. Bondonno, Marc Sim, Simone Radavelli-Bagatini, Kevin D. Croft, Mary C. Boyce, Anthony P. James, Karin Clark, Reindolf Anokye, Nicola P. Bondonno, Richard J. Woodman, Amanda Devine, Seng Khee Gan, Carl J. Schultz, Richard F. Mithen, Joshua R. Lewis…

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:41

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  39. Although adherence to “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension” (DASH) dietary pattern has been linked with reduced risk of several cancers. To our knowledge no studies have examined the association between th...

    Authors: Fatemeh Toorang, Bahareh Sasanfar, Maryam Hadji, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh and Kazem Zendehdel

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:40

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  40. The aim of this study was to examine the association between whole-day water intake and intra-meal fluid consumption and odds of general and abdominal obesity among adults.

    Authors: Asma Salari-Moghaddam, Negar Aslani, Parvane Saneei, Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh and Peyman Adibi

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:39

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  41. Undernutrition during pregnancy affects birth outcomes adversely. In Ethiopia, despite nutrition counseling on the maternal diet being given by the health workers during pregnancy, maternal undernutrition is s...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Getu Degu Alene and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:38

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  42. Although previous investigations have proposed an association between Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-style diet and lower mortality from chronic diseases, the exposure-response relationship is ...

    Authors: Sepideh Soltani, Tahereh Arablou, Ahmad Jayedi and Amin Salehi-Abargouei

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:37

    Content type: Review

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  43. Suboptimum weight gain during pregnancy may carry long term health consequences for the infant or mother. Nutritional imbalances are well recognized as a determinant of gestational weight gain. Few studies exa...

    Authors: Leila Itani, Hadia Radwan, Mona Hashim, Hayder Hasan, Reyad Shaker Obaid, Hessa Al Ghazal, Marwa Al Hilali, Rana Rayess, Hamid Jan Jan Mohamed, Rena Hamadeh, Hiba Al Rifai and Farah Naja

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:36

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  44. Scarce literature comprehensively captures the transition to solid foods for children in remote Aboriginal Australian communities, a population expected to be especially vulnerable to nutritional inadequacy fo...

    Authors: Emma Tonkin, Dani Kennedy, Sarah Hanieh, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Therese Kearns, Veronica Gondarra, Roslyn Dhurrkay and Julie Brimblecombe

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:34

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  45. Non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) are widely consumed by humans due to their apparent innocuity, especially sucralose. However, several studies link sucralose consumption to weight gain and metabolic derangements...

    Authors: Nallely Bueno-Hernández, Marcela Esquivel-Velázquez, Raúl Alcántara-Suárez, Angélica Y. Gómez-Arauz, Aranza J. Espinosa-Flores, Karen L. de León-Barrera, Viridiana M. Mendoza-Martínez, Gabriela A. Sánchez Medina, Mireya León-Hernández, Alejandra Ruiz-Barranco, Galileo Escobedo and Guillermo Meléndez

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:32

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  46. Recognition of discrepancies between men and women in nutritional intake is important to tackle food and nutrition insecurity and the often-double burden of malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Kethmany Ratsavong, Tessa van Elsacker, Daovieng Doungvichit, Latsamy Siengsounthone, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Dirk Essink

    Citation: Nutrition Journal 2020 19:31

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