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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

    Schoolbags and the consequences of carrying them, particularly those associated with overload, are often studied as a health concern. Modifications in gait and posture were reported when children carried loads...

    Authors: João Barbosa, Mário C. Marques, Mikel Izquierdo, Henrique P. Neiva, Tiago M. Barbosa, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Alicia M. Alonso-Martínez, Antonio García-Hermoso, Roberto Aguado-Jimenez and Daniel A. Marinho

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:157

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Although various studies have shown the effect of vigorous physical activity on academic achievements, no studies have investigated the effect of vitamin E levels on academic performance. The present study aim...

    Authors: Ahmad H. Alghadir, Sami A. Gabr, Zaheen A. Iqbal and Einas Al-Eisa

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:156

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of asthma and obesity have increased over the last decades. A possible association between these two chronic illnesses has been suggested, since the prevalence of asthmatic symptoms rises with i...

    Authors: Yvette E. Lentferink, Nienke E. Boogaart, Walter A. F. Balemans, Catherijne A. J. Knibbe and Marja M. J. van der Vorst

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:148

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate complementary feeding practice could result in child illness, sub-optimal growth and development. Evidence shows a huge burden of inappropriate complementary feeding practice from global to natio...

    Authors: Zerihun Berhanu, Taddese Alemu and Dirshaye Argaw

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:146

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Growth monitoring is used to assess the growth rate of a child by periodic and frequent anthropometric measurements in comparison to a standard. However, since the practice has been poor in Ethiopia, this stud...

    Authors: Aschilo Wubet Melkamu, Bikes Destaw Bitew, Esmael Ali Muhammad and Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:144

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Early microbial colonization is a relevant aspect in human health. Altered microbial colonization patterns have been linked to an increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Advances in understanding h...

    Authors: Izaskun García-Mantrana, Cristina Alcántara, Marta Selma-Royo, Alba Boix-Amorós, Majda Dzidic, Jose Gimeno-Alcañiz, Isabel Úbeda-Sansano, Ignacio Sorribes-Monrabal, Ramón Escuriet, Fernando Gil-Raga, Anna Parra-Llorca, Cecilia Martínez-Costa and María Carmen Collado

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:140

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Adolescents with DMD treated with chronic high dose GC therapy typically have profound pubertal delay. Testosterone, the main circulating androgen in men, promotes virilisation and growth with associated accru...

    Authors: C. L. Wood, T. D Cheetham, K. G Hollingsworth, M. Guglieri, Y. Ailins-Sahun, S. Punniyakodi, A. Mayhew and V. Straub

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:131

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Former evidence regarding reference values of abdominal fat percentage (AFP) and optimal anthropometric indicators in predicting abdominal obesity measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan in Chi...

    Authors: Gengdong Chen, Huanchang Yan, Yuting Hao, Shiksha Shrestha, Jue Wang, Yan Li, Yuanhuan Wei, Jialiang Pan and Zheqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:127

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Anemia remains a major public health problem among children under five years old in Ethiopia, rising unexpectedly from 44% national prevalence in 2011 to 57% in 2016. In this study, we investigated the househo...

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

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:113

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a recently introduced, non-invasive and quantitative method to evaluate hepatic steatosis demonstrated in adults, but limited in obesity and not well evaluated in chil...

    Authors: Jaeseung Shin, Myung-Joon Kim, Hyun Joo Shin, Haesung Yoon, Seung Kim, Hong Koh and Mi-Jung Lee

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:112

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Effects of obesity prevention interventions in early childhood are only meaningful if they are sustained over time, but long-term follow-up studies are rare. The school-based cluster-randomised Healthy School ...

    Authors: Åsa Norman, Zangin Zeebari, Gisela Nyberg and Liselotte Schäfer Elinder

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:104

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine the allometric exponents for concurrent size descriptors (stature, body mass and fat-free mass) and also to examine the contribution of chronological age and pubertal status combi...

    Authors: André O. Werneck, Jorge Conde, Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva, Artur Pereira, Daniela C. Costa, Diogo Martinho, João P. Duarte, João Valente-dos-Santos, Rômulo A. Fernandes, Mariana B. Batista, David Ohara, Edilson S. Cyrino and Enio R. V. Ronque

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:96

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) is associated with changes in body composition that affect insulin sensitivity and leptin levels. Few studies have assessed the effect of lifestyle interventions on changes in objectivel...

    Authors: Lydia Morell-Azanza, Ana Ojeda-Rodríguez, Amaia Ochotorena-Elicegui, Nerea Martín-Calvo, María Chueca, Amelia Marti and Cristina Azcona-San Julian

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:90

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Nutritional status of children influences their health status, which is a key determinant of human development. In Ethiopia, 28% of child mortality is caused by under nutrition. There is also some controversia...

    Authors: Zufan Bitew Dessie, Melkitu Fentie, Zegeye Abebe, Tadesse Awoke Ayele and Kindie Fentahun Muchie

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:83

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Children with cancer often suffer side effects from their treatment, for example nausea and vomiting, which can lead to malnutrition. If a child cannot eat orally, a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) c...

    Authors: Margaretha Jenholt Nolbris, Ann-Louise Gustafsson, Carina Fondin, Karin Mellgren and Stefan Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:76

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is one of the conditions that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies about obesity trajectory and cardio metabolic outcomes at adulthood are still scarce. Therefore, we aimed to assess t...

    Authors: Gabriela Callo Quinte, Fernando Barros, Denise Petrucci Gigante, Isabel Oliveira de Oliveira, Janaína Vieira dos Santos Motta and Bernardo Lessa Horta

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:75

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Numerous cases of scurvy secondary to diet limitations have been reported in the literature with most being boys with special needs. To date, the focus of the literature describing vitamin C deficiency has bee...

    Authors: Timothy Hahn, Whitney Adams and Keith Williams

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:74

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:151

  18. Content type: Research article

    Body composition in infancy plays a central role in the programming of metabolic diseases. Fat mass (FM) is determined by personal and environmental factors. Anthropometric measurements allow for estimations o...

    Authors: Ameyalli M. Rodríguez-Cano, Jennifer Mier-Cabrera, Cinthya Muñoz-Manrique, Arturo Cardona-Pérez, Gicela Villalobos-Alcázar and Otilia Perichart-Perera

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:60

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Donor human milk (DHM) is the best alternative for preterm infants when their own mother’s milk is unavailable. DHM should be pasteurized to guarantee microbiological safety; however, this process can influenc...

    Authors: Pasqua Piemontese, Domenica Mallardi, Nadia Liotto, Chiara Tabasso, Camilla Menis, Michela Perrone, Paola Roggero and Fabio Mosca

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:58

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) show endocrine complications and metabolic alterations. The physiopathology of these conditions is not completely understood: iron overload due to chronic transfusions, ...

    Authors: V. Mandese, E. Bigi, P. Bruzzi, G. Palazzi, B. Predieri, L. Lucaccioni, M. Cellini and L. Iughetti

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:56

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is managed at health posts level through the outpatient therapeutic program (OTP). Yet, evidence on the treatment success rate of the program is scarce...

    Authors: Genene Teshome, Tafese Bosha and Samson Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:33

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the current study was to examine whether the relation between aerobic fitness and academic achievement during adolescence is subject-dependent, and to investigate cumulative and recency effects.

    Authors: Shu-Shih Hsieh, Jia-Ren Tsai, Shao-Hsi Chang, Jen-Yu Ho, Jui-Fu Chen, Po-Hsi Chen, Yao-Ting Sung and Tsung-Min Hung

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:25

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) experience a range of difficulties that can potentially limit their academic, social and physical ability. Recent research has developed interventions th...

    Authors: Benjamin F. Mentiplay, Tara L. FitzGerald, Ross A. Clark, Kelly J. Bower, Linda Denehy and Alicia J. Spittle

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:22

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  24. Content type: Review

    Physical activity (PA) is associated with a diverse range of health benefits. International guidelines suggest that children should be participating in a minimum of 60 min of moderate to vigorous intensity PA ...

    Authors: Sarah L. West, Laura Banks, Jane E. Schneiderman, Jessica E. Caterini, Samantha Stephens, Gillian White, Shilpa Dogra and Greg D. Wells

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:12

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In spite of surplus food production, in Amhara region, a significant number of children had under-nutrition. Investigating factors associated with under-nutrition in food secured households is crucial to desig...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew and Abiot Tefera Alem

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:7

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating disease of intestinal inflammation that primarily affects premature infants. A potential risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis is exposure of the premature ...

    Authors: Ye Yang, Emilee Rader, Michele Peters-Carr, Rebecca C. Bent, Jennifer T. Smilowitz, Karen Guillemin and Bethany Rader

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2019 19:2

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Although poor complementary feeding is associated with poor child growth, nutrition interventions only have modest impact on child growth, due to high burden of infections. We aimed to assess the association o...

    Authors: Jaden Bendabenda, Noel Patson, Lotta Hallamaa, John Mbotwa, Charles Mangani, John Phuka, Elizabeth L. Prado, Yin Bun Cheung, Ulla Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey, Per Ashorn and Kenneth Maleta

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:396

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Childhood stunting, defined as the height-for-age standardized score lower than minus two, is one of the key indicators for assessing well-being and health of a child; and can be used for monitoring child heal...

    Authors: Nisachol Cetthakrikul, Chompoonut Topothai, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Kanjana Tisayaticom, Supon Limwattananon and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:395

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition has been responsible directly or indirectly for 10.9 million deaths worldwide annually among children under five. Childhood malnutrition is highly related to poor nutritional quality diet in devel...

    Authors: Degnet Teferi Asres, Amanuel Nana and Girma Nega

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:394

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Children’s preferences for cariogenic foods and/or drinks has been proven to be associated with exposure to advertisements. This study aimed to assess and compare the proportion of cariogenic food and /or drin...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Caroline M. Bowman, Stephanie J. P. Chow, Jack Thepsourinthone, Sameer Bhole and Narendar Manohar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:384

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  31. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the association between markers of insulin metabolism and carotid intima-media thickness(cIMT) among overweight and obese children and adolescents.

    Authors: Golaleh Asghari, Pooneh Dehghan, Parvin Mirmiran, Emad Yuzbashian, Maryam Mahdavi, Maryam Tohidi, Tirang R. Neyestani, Farhad Hosseinpanah and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:368

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhea remains the 2nd leading cause of death among children under 5 globally. It kills more young children than AIDS. It would have been prevented by simple home management using oral rehydration therapy. M...

    Authors: Hailemariam Mekonnen Workie, Abdilahi Sharifnur Sharifabdilahi and Esubalew Muchie Addis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:358

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study determined if the body mass index, dynamic plantar-pressures, plantar surface contact-area, velocity of the centre of pressure (COP), gastrocnemius equinus, and gastrocnemius soleus equines are rela...

    Authors: David Rodríguez-Sanz, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Daniel López-López, Cesar Calvo-Lobo, Eva María Martínez-Jiménez, Eduardo Perez-Boal, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias and Patricia Palomo-López

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:357

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  34. Content type: Research article

    There’s abundant sunshine in the tropics but severe rickets is still observed. Nutritional rickets is associated with an increased risk of acute lower respiratory infections. Pneumonia is the leading cause of ...

    Authors: Thereza Piloya, Beatrice Odongkara, Edward Maloba Were, Faith Ameda, Edison Mworozi and Paul Laigong

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:336

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Food/drinks available to adolescents in schools can influence their dietary behaviours, which once established in adolescence, tend to remain over time. Food outlets’ influence near schools, known to provide a...

    Authors: Arthur Chortatos, Laura Terragni, Sigrun Henjum, Marianne Gjertsen, Liv Elin Torheim and Mekdes K Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:328

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Health personnel must provide continuous support in response to problematic results from health checks of infants and toddlers (hereinafter “infant[s]”). Among this support, it is important for health personne...

    Authors: Midori Ishikawa, Kumi Eto, Mayu Haraikawa, Kemal Sasaki, Zentaro Yamagata, Tetsuji Yokoyama, Noriko Kato, Yumiko Morinaga and Yoshihisa Yamazaki

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:325

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Pre-lacteal feeding has continued as a deep-rooted nutritional malpractice in developing countries. Pre-lacteal feeding is a barrier to the implementation of optimal breastfeeding practices and increases the r...

    Authors: Girmay Tekaly, Mekuria Kassa, Tilahun Belete, Hagos Tasew, Tekelwoini Mariye and Tsega Teshale

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:310

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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