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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. The overwhelming majority of United Arab Emirates (UAE) school-aged children do not meet the 60 min per day recommendation of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Understanding the different school d...

    Authors: Rahma Ajja, Ludmilla F. Wikkeling-Scott, Keith Brazendale, Rafiq Hijazi and Abdishakur Abdulle

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:182

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To synthesise the qualitative evidence on parents’ experiences of caring for a child aged ≤8 years with type 1 diabetes to identify: the challenges they encounter; their views about support received; ways in w...

    Authors: B. Kimbell, J. Lawton, C. Boughton, R. Hovorka and D. Rankin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:160

    Content type: Research article

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  3. With the increasing number of children with obesity worldwide, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become the most common liver disease among children. It is necessary to recognize the risk factors of...

    Authors: Luting Peng, Su Wu, Nan Zhou, Shanliang Zhu, Qianqi Liu and Xiaonan Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:122

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  4. The prevalence of monogenic diabetes is estimated to be 1.1–6.3% of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) in Europe. The overlapping clinical features of various forms of diabetes make differential diagnosis ch...

    Authors: Ja Hye Kim, Yena Lee, Yunha Choi, Gu-Hwan Kim, Han-Wook Yoo and Jin-Ho Choi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:108

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Posterior fossa brain tumors (PFBT) are the most common solid tumor in children. Recent increases in survival rates are encouraging; however, survivors may experience a plethora of disease- and treatment-relat...

    Authors: Brooke E. Kohler, Emmah Baque, Carolina X. Sandler, Denise S. K. Brookes, Caroline O. Terranova, Matthew Rixon, Tim Hassall and Stewart G. Trost

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:105

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Strategies to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) among young athletes have become topical worldwide and unrecognized cardiac pathology has been identified as a leading cause. Black ethnicity has been reported ...

    Authors: Ogochukwu J. Sokunbi, Christy A. N. Okoromah, Ekanem N. Ekure, Olajide A. Olawale and Wuraola S. Eke

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:97

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  7. Little is known about the progression of obesity from childhood to adolescence. This study aimed to longitudinally examine the obesity status in a cohort of children across their childhood and adolescence, and...

    Authors: Joanna Yuet-ling Tung, Frederick Ka-wing Ho, Keith Tsz-suen Tung, Rosa Sze-man Wong, Wilfred Hing-sang Wong, Bik-chu Chow and Patrick Ip

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:60

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Nutritional status is an important indicator for measuring quality of life in children. A region that is recovering from war will face many problems related to nutrition. Very few studies have addressed the nu...

    Authors: M. G. Sathiadas, Annieston Antonyraja, Arunath Viswalingam, Kasthuri Thangaraja and V. P. Wickramasinghe

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:43

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Osteogenesis imperfecta(OI) is a frequent bone fragility disorder in children. The purpose of this study was to assess the BMD and Vitamin D level in children with OI in southern Iran.

    Authors: Pooran Mohsenzade, Anis Amirhakimi, Naser Honar, Forough Saki, Gholam Hossein Ranjbar Omrani and Mohammadhosein Dabbaghmanesh

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:37

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Endocrine complications such as impaired growth, delayed puberty, and low bone mineral density (BMD) can be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children and adolescents. This study was performe...

    Authors: Hye-Young Jin, Jae-Sang Lim, Yena Lee, Yunha Choi, Seak-Hee Oh, Kyung-Mo Kim, Han-Wook Yoo and Jin-Ho Choi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:35

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Milk feeding type (exclusive breastfeeding [EBF], formula feeding or mixed feeding) and timing of complementary feeding (CF) have been associated with infant growth. However, studies evaluating their combined ...

    Authors: Outi Sirkka, Michel H. Hof, Tanja Vrijkotte, Marieke Abrahamse-Berkeveld, Jutka Halberstadt, Jacob C. Seidell and Margreet R. Olthof

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:34

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Telomeres play a crucial role in cellular survival and its length is a predictor for onset of chronic non-communicable diseases. Studies on association between telomeres and obesity in children have brought di...

    Authors: Xuanyi Liu, Xiaozhou Liu, Qiaoyu Shi, Xiuqin Fan and Kemin Qi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:24

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The prevalence of obesity and associated risk of chronic diseases are increasing among the paediatric population. The effectiveness of preventive measures and interventions are likely to improve when all facto...

    Authors: Kalaichelvi Thillan, Pulani Lanerolle, Tharanga Thoradeniya, Dulani Samaranayake, Rohana Chandrajith and Pujitha Wickramasinghe

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:14

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In Ethiopia, child undernutrition and anemia are major public health concerns, resulting in increased childhood morbidity and mortality. Despite progress made to reduce the prevalence of malnutrition (especial...

    Authors: Nigatu Regassa Geda, Cindy Xin Feng, Carol J. Henry, Rein Lepnurm, Bonnie Janzen and Susan J. Whiting

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  15. An increasing number of children with complex health needs are being educated in mainstream classes. CFS/ME is a complex and disabling condition, and there is little guidance on how primary school teachers can...

    Authors: Amberly Brigden, Alison Shaw and Esther Crawley

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:6

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  16. Malnutrition continues to be a major cause of mortality and morbidity among children in resource limited settings. Children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) experience severe thymus atrophy, possibly refle...

    Authors: Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Betty Lanyero, Benedikte Grenov, Henrik Friis, Hanifa Namusoke, Ezekiel Mupere, Kim F. Michaelsen, Christian Mølgaard, Maria Wiese, Dennis S. Nielsen, Musemma K. Mohammed, Vibeke B. Christensen and Maren Rytter

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2021 21:1

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  17. Previous research studies have demonstrated abnormalities in the metabolism of mothers of young children with autism.

    Authors: Kathryn Hollowood-Jones, James B. Adams, Devon M. Coleman, Sivapriya Ramamoorthy, Stepan Melnyk, S. Jill James, Bryan K. Woodruff, Elena L. Pollard, Christine L. Snozek, Uwe Kruger, Joshua Chuah and Juergen Hahn

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:557

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Previous studies have shown that changes in intestinal microfloras are associated with both gastrointestinal (GI) and non-GI tumors. It is not clear whether there is an association between GI microflora change...

    Authors: Xiaolin Gao, Ruixue Miao, Yiping Zhu, Chao Lin, Xue Yang, Ruizhen Jia, Kuang Linghan, Chaomin Wan and Jianjun Deng

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:290

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Primary hyperparathyroidism may present in a myriad of manners, varying from an incidental asymptomatic biochemical finding to gastrointestinal, psychiatric, renal, and bone manifestations. While hyperparathyr...

    Authors: O. Legault, M. Inman, N. Moolman, S. Wiebe, A. Poulin and M. A. Nour

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:547

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Maternal iodine requirements increase during pregnancy to supply thyroid hormones essential for fetal brain development. Maternal iodine deficiency can lead to hypothyroxinemia, a reduced fetal supply of thyro...

    Authors: Kirsten Jade Cromie, Diane Erin Threapleton, Charles Jonathan Peter Snart, Elizabeth Taylor, Dan Mason, Barry Wright, Brian Kelly, Stephen Reid, Rafaq Azad, Claire Keeble, Amanda H. Waterman, Sarah Meadows, Amanda McKillion, Nisreen A. Alwan, Janet Elizabeth Cade, Nigel A. B. Simpson…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:544

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The initialization of the neonatal gut microbiota (GM) is affected by diverse factors and is associated with infant development and health outcomes.

    Authors: Cheng Guo, Qian Zhou, Muxia Li, Letian Zhou, Lei Xu, Ying Zhang, Dongfang Li, Ye Wang, Wenkui Dai, Shuaicheng Li and Lin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:532

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  22. The aim of this paper was to investigate whether BMI and fat percentage classification criteria, would classify a sample of 7–13 year old boys from a rural background in similar nutritional categories.

    Authors: Maya van Gent, Anita Pienaar and Habib Noorbhai

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:527

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Attaining the recommended level of complementary feeding practices remains a serious challenge in many developing countries. Complementary foods are usually untimely initiated, which has adverse consequences o...

    Authors: Chalachew Abiyu and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:509

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Rapid weight gain (RWG) during infancy increases the risk of excess weight later in life. Nutrition- and feeding practices associated with RWG need to be further examined. The present study aimed to examine nu...

    Authors: Annelie Lindholm, Stefan Bergman, Bernt Alm, Ann Bremander, Jovanna Dahlgren, Josefine Roswall, Carin Staland-Nyman and Gerd Almquist-Tangen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:507

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Girls who experience early-life familial stress may have heightened risk of early puberty, which has adverse implications for adolescent and adult health. We assessed the association between household intactne...

    Authors: Sara Aghaee, Julianna Deardorff, Louise C. Greenspan, Charles P. Quesenberry Jr., Lawrence H. Kushi and Ai Kubo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:464

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Skeletal age (SA) is considered the best method of assessing biological maturation. The aim of this study was to determine intra-observer (reproducibility) and inter-observer agreement of SA values obtained vi...

    Authors: Yuri V. Faustino-da-Silva, Diogo V. Martinho, Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva, João Valente-dos-Santos, Jorge Conde, Tomás G. Oliveira, Enio R. V. Ronque, Ricardo R. Agostinete, Rômulo A. Fernandes and Lauren B. Sherar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:494

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  27. Although gout is rare in children, chronic sustained hyperuricemia can lead to monosodium urate deposits progressing to gout, just as in adults. This study assessed prevalence and characteristics of gout and a...

    Authors: Shuichi Ito, Tomoko Torii, Akihiro Nakajima, Takeshi Iijima, Hiroshi Murano, Hideki Horiuchi, Hisashi Yamanaka and Masataka Honda

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:481

    Content type: Research article

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  28. There is growing concern as regards the emergence of metabolic disorders among children living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) worldwide. However, there is paucity of data on the correlates of meta...

    Authors: Ijeoma Onyinye Ohuche, Ugo Nnenna Chikani, Elizabeth Eberechi Oyenusi, Justus Uchenna Onu and Abiola Oduwole

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:458

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Childhood obesity represents a serious global health crisis. Apelin and its receptor system are widely distributed throughout the central nervous system and have been demonstrated to serve a role modulating fe...

    Authors: Kanjana Suriyaprom, Banchamaphon Pheungruang, Rungsunn Tungtrongchitr and Orn-uma Y. Sroijit

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:455

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  30. Body mass index (BMI) and skeletal age (SA) are important indicators of individual growth and maturation. Although the results have not been unified, most studies indicated that accelerated skeletal maturation...

    Authors: Dandan Ke, Dajiang Lu, Guang Cai, Jing Zhang, Xiaofei Wang and Koya Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:452

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  31. In order to achieve improved weight status, behavioral pediatric obesity treatment is resource intensive. Mobile Health (mHealth) is more accessible than standard care but effective approaches are scarce. Ther...

    Authors: Linnea Johansson, Emilia Hagman and Pernilla Danielsson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:447

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in objectively measured physical activity and in self-reported physical activity between overweight and normal-weight children.

    Authors: Janneke van Leeuwen, Bart W. Koes, Winifred D. Paulis, Patrick J. E. Bindels and Marienke van Middelkoop

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:431

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  33. Micronutrient deficiencies are identified among obese individuals. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is prevalent in obese children, and is hypothesized to cause insulin resistance and metabolic abnormalities. This s...

    Authors: D. B. D. L. Samaranayake, S. G. S. Adikaram, N. Atapattu, K. M. D. L. D. Kendaragama, J. T. N. Senevirathne, H. D. Jayasekera and V. P. Wickramasinghe

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:426

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  34. The presence of low or hypo glycaemia in children upon admission to hospital in low income countries is a marker for poor outcome. Fasting during illness may contribute to low blood glucose and caretakers’ fee...

    Authors: Fatsani Ngwalangwa, Chawanangwa Mahebere Chirambo, Cecilia Lindsjö, Queen Dube, Josephine Langton, Tim Baker and Helena Hildenwall

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:423

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  35. Ugandan children are fed homemade complementary foods (CFs) which are usually deficient in vitamin A, iron and zinc. Novel homemade CFs rich in vitamin A, iron and zinc need to be developed, and assessed for t...

    Authors: Edward Buzigi, Kirthee Pillay and Muthulisi Siwela

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:412

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  36. Malnutrition remains to be a major public health problem in developing countries, particularly among children under-5 years of age children who are more vulnerable to both macro and micro-nutrient deficiencies...

    Authors: Shimels Hussien Mohammed, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Amanuel Godana Arero and Ahmad Esmaillzadeh

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:404

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  37. Parents may struggle to initiate healthy weight-related conversations with their children. Educational videos may be an effective tool for improving parents’ knowledge and self-efficacy on this topic. The aim ...

    Authors: Kody A. Klupt, Stephan M. Oreskovich, Julie Bernard-Genest, Barkha P. Patel, Lisa Chu, Elizabeth Dettmer, Catharine M. Walsh, Michele Strom, Amy C. McPherson, Jonah Strub, Alissa Steinberg, Cathleen Steinegger and Jill K. Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:397

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  38. Children with chronic cholestatic liver diseases have a high risk of malnutrition. However, nutritional management in China has received little attention, and there has been limited evidence regarding improvin...

    Authors: Xiao Chen, Jianshe Wang, Yi Lu, Xinbao Xie, Ying Gu, Jos M. Latour and Yuxia Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:395

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  39. Although several studies have examined the link between different food groups intake and stunting among children, no study, to our knowledge, was done on exceptional children. The aim of this study was assesse...

    Authors: Seyyed Mostafa Nachvak, Omid Sadeghi, Shima Moradi, Ahmad Esmailzadeh and Roghayeh Mostafai

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:394

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The Mind, Exercise, Nutrition … Do it! (MEND) childhood obesity intervention was implemented in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada from April 2013 to June 2017. The study objective was: a) to describe and explore...

    Authors: Sam Liu, Joy Weismiller, Karen Strange, Lisa Forster-Coull, Jennifer Bradbury, Tom Warshawski and Patti-Jean Naylor

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:392

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Non-Hispanic black (NHB) infants are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white infants to experience rapid weight gain in the first 6 months, yet few trials have targeted this population. The current study tests t...

    Authors: Heather M. Wasser, Amanda L. Thompson, Chirayath M. Suchindran, Barbara D. Goldman, Eric A. Hodges, Meredith J. Heinig and Margaret E. Bentley

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:385

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  42. The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of diurnal cortisol rhythm in childhood obesity and its relationships with anthropometry, pubertal stage and physical activity.

    Authors: Ting Yu, Wei Zhou, Su Wu, Qianqi Liu and Xiaonan Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:381

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  43. In isolated premature thelarche (IPT) girls, bone age (BA) is considered consistent with chronological age. However, some IPT girls confirmed by gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) stimulation test could sho...

    Authors: Huiping Su, Zhe Su, Lili Pan, Li Wang, Zhongwei Xu, Gang Peng and Xianglei Li

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:356

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  44. Vitamin A plays a pivotal role in respiratory infection, accurate estimation of vitamin A status was recommended in planning and implementing interventions. As infections affect serum vitamin A productions, th...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Li, Ziyao Guo, Guangli Zhang, Xiaoyin Tian, Qinyuan Li, Dapeng Chen and Zhengxiu Luo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:359

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  45. Severe acute malnutrition affects around 17 million under-five children in the world, of which the highest burden is accounted by Sub-Saharan Africa where Ethiopia is found. Though there are few individual, in...

    Authors: Zebenay Workneh Bitew, Ayinalem Alemu and Teshager Worku

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2020 20:335

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