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Nutrition, diet, physical health and endocrinology

Section edited by Lorenzo Iughetti

This section considers studies regarding physical activity, nutrition, diet, and endocrinology in children and adolescents.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Obese children and adolescents may vary with respect to their health profile, an observation that has been highlighted by the characterization of metabolically healthy obesity (MHO). The objectives of this stu...

    Authors: Lara Nasreddine, Hani Tamim, Aurelie Mailhac and Fadia S. AlBuhairan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:281

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence suggests a strong association between nutrition during the first 1000 days (conception to 2 years of life) and cognitive development. Maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation has been sugge...

    Authors: Shweta Khandelwal, M. K. Swamy, Kamal Patil, Dimple Kondal, Monica Chaudhry, Ruby Gupta, Gauri Divan, Mahesh Kamate, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Mrutyunjaya B. Bellad, Anita Gan, Bhalchandra S. Kodkany, Reynaldo Martorell, K. Srinath Reddy, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Usha Ramakrishnan…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:261

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  3. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing recognition of the value of “real-world evidence” in evaluating health care services. Registry-based, observational studies conducted in clinical settings represent a relevant model to achi...

    Authors: Katherine M. Morrison, Geoff D. C. Ball, Josephine Ho, Pam Mackie, Annick Buchholz, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Jill Hamilton, Anne-Marie Laberge, Laurent Legault, Lehana Thabane, Mark Tremblay and Ian Zenlea

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:237

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Globally one out of four children under 5 years is affected by linear growth delay (stunting). This syndrome has severe long-term sequelae including increased risk of illness and mortality and delayed psychomotor...

    Authors: Pascale Vonaesch, Rindra Randremanana, Jean-Chrysostome Gody, Jean-Marc Collard, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Maria Doria, Inès Vigan-Womas, Pierre-Alain Rubbo, Aurélie Etienne, Emilson Jean Andriatahirintsoa, Nathalie Kapel, Eric Brown, Kelsey E. Huus, Darragh Duffy, B.Brett Finlay, Milena Hasan…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:236

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Nutrition and environmental factors are essential for the education of the neonatal immune system. Epidemiological evidence has shown that malnutrition and allergic diseases that occur during early childhood s...

    Authors: Fui Chee Woon, Yit Siew Chin, Intan Hakimah Ismail, Yoke Mun Chan, Marijka Batterham, Amir Hamzah Abdul Latiff, Wan Ying Gan and Geeta Appannah

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:233

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    A child’s first years of life are crucial for cognitive development and future health. Studies show that a varied diet with a high intake of vegetables is positive for both weight and cognitive development. Th...

    Authors: Eli Anne Myrvoll Blomkvist, Sissel Heidi Helland, Elisabet Rudjord Hillesund and Nina Cecilie Øverby

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:232

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Exploring the osteogenic effect of different bone-loading sports is particular relevant to understand the interaction between skeletal muscle and bone health during growth. This study aimed to compare total an...

    Authors: João Valente-dos-Santos, Óscar M. Tavares, João P. Duarte, Paulo M. Sousa-e-Silva, Luís M. Rama, José M. Casanova, Carlos A. Fontes-Ribeiro, Elisa A. Marques, Daniel Courteix, Enio R. V. Ronque, Edilson S. Cyrino, Jorge Conde and Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:212

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Chinese immigrants are the third largest immigrant group in Australia. Recent qualitative evidence from Victorian Maternal and Child Health nurses indicate that infants of Chinese parents commonly have rapid g...

    Authors: Kristy A. Bolton, Peter Kremer, Kylie D. Hesketh, Rachel Laws, Konsita Kuswara and Karen J. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:209

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to describe the predictive factors of severe obesity in children followed in French Guiana.

    Authors: Falucar Njuieyon, Emma Cuadro-Alvarez, Elise Martin, Noémie Lachaume, Yajaira Mrsic, Fanny Henaff, Chimène Maniassom, Antoine Defo and Narcisse Elenga

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:188

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Physicians have a significant impact on new mothers’ breastfeeding practices. However, physicians’ breastfeeding knowledge is suboptimal. This knowledge deficit could be the result of limited breastfeeding edu...

    Authors: Elizabeth Esselmont, Katherine Moreau, Mary Aglipay and Catherine M. Pound

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:170

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity is one of the best documented activities with impacts on health in children and adults. Children born preterm show reduced physical and psychosocial function compared to children born at term...

    Authors: M. Nordvall-Lassen, H. K. Hegaard, C. Obel, M. S. Lindhard, M. Hedegaard and T. B. Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:163

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Asthma is a multifactorial syndrome that threatens the health of children. Body mass index (BMI) might be one of the potential factors but the evidence is controversial. The aim of this study is to perform a c...

    Authors: Yosra Azizpour, Ali Delpisheh, Zahra Montazeri, Kourosh Sayehmiri and Behzad Darabi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:143

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Severe acute malnutrition is defined as a weight for height z-score < − 3 standard deviation. Since 2000, joint efforts of the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund allowed to standardiz...

    Authors: Mupenzi Mumbere, F. Katsuva Mbahweka and B. P. Furaha Nzanzu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:140

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The ubiquity of technology in modern society has led to the American Academy of Pediatrics adapting their screen-viewing (SV) recommendations for children. The revised guidelines encourage families to identify...

    Authors: Emma Solomon-Moore, Joe Matthews, Thomas Reid, Zoi Toumpakari, Simon J. Sebire, Janice L. Thompson, Deborah A. Lawlor and Russell Jago

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:129

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The need to identify strategies that facilitate involvement in physical activity for children and youth with disabilities is recognised as an urgent priority. This study aimed to describe the association betwe...

    Authors: C. E. Willis, S. Reid, C. Elliott, M. Rosenberg, A. Nyquist, R. Jahnsen and S. Girdler

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:113

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Breastfeeding offers incredible health benefits to both child and mother. It is suggested by World Health Organization that an able mother should practice and maintain exclusive breastfeeding for first six mon...

    Authors: Murad Hossain, Ashraful Islam, Tunku Kamarul and Golam Hossain

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:93

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Human breastmilk provides the best nutrition for infants. When women or infants have difficulties in breastfeeding directly, breastmilk is usually pumped and frozen for later use. However, while frozen, breast...

    Authors: Hsiao-Ying Hung, Yu-Yun Hsu, Pei-Fang Su and Ying-Ju Chang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:94

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Obesity in childhood appears often during the toddler years. The prenatal environment influences obesity risk. Maternal gestational diabetes, the child’s diet, and physical activity in the first few years have...

    Authors: Taina Mustila, Jani Raitanen, Päivi Keskinen and Riitta Luoto

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:89

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Improvements in insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell function have been shown following exercise in adults with obesity; however, few adolescent-based studies have been conducted. This study examined the i...

    Authors: Kuang-Chung Shih and Ching-Fai Kwok

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:80

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Breastfeeding of children, which needs to continue until two years and beyond, is one of the essential requirements for child survival. However, in Ethiopia there is scarcity of literatures on the duration of ...

    Authors: Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye and Bekri Mohammed Ali

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:77

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Obesity during adolescence is associated with cardiovascular mortality in adulthood. The adverse obesity-related cardiometabolic risk profile is already observed in adolescence. We aimed to examine possible ge...

    Authors: Lisa Ha Barstad, Pétur B. Júlíusson, Line Kristin Johnson, Jens Kristoffer Hertel, Samira Lekhal and Jøran Hjelmesæth

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:61

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  22. Content type: Research article

    A high early protein intake is associated with rapid postnatal weight gain and altered body composition. We aimed to evaluate the safety of a low-protein formula in healthy full-term infants.

    Authors: Nadia Liotto, Anna Orsi, Camilla Menis, Pasqua Piemontese, Laura Morlacchi, Chiara Cristiana Condello, Maria Lorella Giannì, Paola Roggero and Fabio Mosca

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:59

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:135

  23. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have examined correlations between BMI calculated using parent-reported and directly-measured child height and weight. The objective of this study was to validate correction factors for parent...

    Authors: Davene R. Wright, Karen Glanz, Trina Colburn, Shannon M. Robson and Brian E. Saelens

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:52

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Iron plays an important role in body defense and essential for normal immune system development where its deficiency may result in an inadequate immune response. We aimed to assess the lymphocyte subsets in ch...

    Authors: Sanaa S. Aly, Hanan M. Fayed, Ahlam M. Ismail and Gehan L. Abdel Hakeem

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:49

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  25. Content type: Research article

    It has been suggested that mild hypothermia treatment of hypoxia-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) should start within 6 h after HIE, but many children are admitted to the hospital > 6 h, particularly in developin...

    Authors: Wen Jia, Xiaoping Lei, Wenbin Dong and Qingping Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:50

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  26. Content type: Research article

    This study describes the development and feasibility evaluation of a physical activity intervention for children with type 1 diabetes called ‘Steps to Active Kids with Diabetes’ (STAK-D). It aims to explore th...

    Authors: Helen Quirk, Cris Glazebrook and Holly Blake

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:37

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  27. Content type: Research article

    It is not clear which is the best anthropometric indicator to predict metabolic syndrome (MetS) in adolescents. Our objective was to identify the predictive power, with respective cut-off points, of anthropome...

    Authors: Raphael Gonçalves de Oliveira and Dartagnan Pinto Guedes

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:33

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the major etiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. Lymphatic hyperplasia is common to both OSA and celiac disease. We aimed to investigate the effect of a gluten...

    Authors: Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Riva Tauman, Ari Derowe, Eran Averbuch, Amir Ben-Tov, Yael Weintraub, Dror Weiner, Achiya Amir, Hadar Moran-Lev and Shlomi Cohen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:35

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the metabolic factors associated with the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among obese youths. The aim of this study is to assess metabolic correlates of HRQOL in a clinical sample ...

    Authors: Chih-Ting Lee, Chung-Ying Lin, Carol Strong, Yu-Fang Lin, Yen-Yin Chou and Meng-Che Tsai

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:25

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between muscle strength and cardiometabolic risk factors in youth, and the potential influence of vitamin D status on this relationship, is not well understood. This study examined association...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Blakeley, Maria I. Van Rompay, Nicole S. Schultz and Jennifer M. Sacheck

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:23

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia faces cyclic food insecurity that alternates between pre- and post- harvest seasons. Whether seasonal variation in access to food is associated with child growth has not been assessed empirically. Und...

    Authors: Netsanet Fentahun, Tefera Belachew, Jennifer Coates and Carl Lachat

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:20

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Poor complementary feeding practice to infants is one of risk factors for child undernutrition in Ethiopia. This would vary across the culturally and socioeconomically diverse settings in this country. Thus, t...

    Authors: Bereket Yohannes, Elias Ejamo, Thilagavathi Thangavel and Mulugeta Yohannis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:17

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Ascaris lumbricoides infections are one of the commonnest intestinal nematode infections in the world, with a profound negative effect on nutritional status among underprivileged populations. In Sri Lanka, Ascari...

    Authors: Lahiru Sandaruwan Galgamuwa, Devika Iddawela and Samath D. Dharmaratne

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:13

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Infant formula feeding practices are an important consideration for obesity prevention. An infant’s diet is influential on their later risk of developing overweight or obesity, yet very little is known about i...

    Authors: Jessica Appleton, Rachel Laws, Catherine Georgina Russell, Cathrine Fowler, Karen J. Campbell and Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:12

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have shown a relationship between vitamin D status and growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1). The objective of this study was to assess vitamin D status in children with GH...

    Authors: Cécile Delecroix, Raja Brauner and Jean-Claude Souberbielle

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:11

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent obesity is a major public health concern. Open to all high school students regardless of weight status, HealthCorps is a nationwide program offering a comprehensive high school-based participatory e...

    Authors: Moonseong Heo, Camille C. Jimenez, Jean Lim, Carmen R. Isasi, Arthur E. Blank, David W. Lounsbury, Lynn Fredericks, Michelle Bouchard, Myles S. Faith and Judith Wylie-Rosett

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:7

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:87

  37. Content type: Research article

    Nutrition in children has an important influence on health both in childhood and adulthood. Actions aimed at improving children’s nutrition are essential, not only to the children and their families, but also ...

    Authors: Sylwia Merkiel-Pawłowska and Wojciech Chalcarz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:207

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Retrospective studies show that severe acute malnutrition (SAM) affects child development. However, to what extent SAM affects children of different ages at its acute stage is not well documented. This study w...

    Authors: Teklu Gemechu Abessa, Liesbeth Bruckers, Patrick Kolsteren and Marita Granitzer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:197

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the suitability of three commonly used body mass index (BMI) classification systems for Indigenous youth. We estimated overweight and obesity prevalence among Cree youth of Eeyou Istchee ...

    Authors: Audray St-Jean, Salma Meziou, Pierre Ayotte and Michel Lucas

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:196

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Regional evidence-based guidelines for the prophylaxis and management of infantile colic are not available for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Allied Against Infantile Functional GI Disorde...

    Authors: Flavia Indrio, Mohamad Miqdady, Fahd Al Aql, Joseph Haddad, Berkouk Karima, Katayoun Khatami, Nehza Mouane, Aiman Rahmani, Sulaiman Alsaad, Mohamed Salah, Gamal Samy and Silvio Tafuri

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:187

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) are often used as indices predictive of central obesity. The aims of this study were: 1) to obtain smoothed centile charts and LMS tables for WC and WH...

    Authors: Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Javier Moreno-Jiménez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Javier Martínez-Torres, Katherine González-Ruiz, Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle, Felipe Lobelo and Antonio Garcia-Hermoso

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:162

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and atopic dermatitis (AD) are major health problems in most industrialised countries, but the relationship between overweight and AD in infants and young children is unclear. We investigated if wei...

    Authors: Teresa Løvold Berents, Karin Cecilie Lødrup Carlsen, Petter Mowinckel, Håvard Ove Skjerven, Leif Bjarte Rolfsjord, Live Solveig Nordhagen, Bente Kvenshagen, Jon Olav Gjengstø Hunderi, Maria Bradley, Per Medbøe Thorsby, Kai-Håkon Carlsen and Petter Gjersvik

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:141

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Research studies show conflicting results regarding the association between menarche and body weight. The purpose of the present study was to investigate if anthropometric indicators of body composition, body ...

    Authors: Heiko Bratke, Ingvild Særvold Bruserud, Bente Brannsether, Jörg Aßmus, Robert Bjerknes, Mathieu Roelants and Pétur B. Júlíusson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:138

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