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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. The association between early weight gain and later allergic outcomes has not been well studied. We examined the relation between weight gain and the subsequent development of allergic outcomes in the first 36...

    Authors: Evelyn Xiu-Ling Loo, Anne Goh, Izzuddin Bin Mohd Aris, Oon Hoe Teoh, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Bee Wah Lee, Yiong Huak Chan, Mya Thway Tint, Shu-E Soh, Seang-Mei Saw, Peter Gluckman, Keith M Godfrey, Yap-Seng Chong, Fabian Yap, Michael S Kramer, Hugo Van Bever…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:134

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  32. Historically, bifidobacteria were the dominant intestinal bacteria in breastfed infants. Still abundant in infants in developing nations, levels of intestinal bifidobacteria are low among infants in developed ...

    Authors: Jennifer T. Smilowitz, Jackelyn Moya, Melissa A. Breck, Chelsea Cook, Annette Fineberg, Kathleen Angkustsiri and Mark A. Underwood

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:133

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:180

  33. Severe obesity is an important and distinct weight status classification that is associated with disease risk and is increasing in prevalence among youth. The ability to graphically present population weight s...

    Authors: Susan B. Racette, Liyang Yu, Nicholas C. DuPont and B. Ruth Clark

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:130

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. Cardiovascular and metabolic consequences of obesity in children, unlike adults, are still not well understood nor have they been subject to extensive research in Africa. We aimed to identify the cardio-metabo...

    Authors: Eunice Chedjou-Nono, Suzanne Sap, Simeon-Pierre Choukem, Issa Ngosso Tetanye, Daniel Nebongo and Olivier Koki Ndombo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:129

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  35. The use of analgesic antipyretics (ANAP) in children have long been a matter of controversy. Data on their practical use on an individual level has, however, been scarce. There are indications of possible effe...

    Authors: Markus Lundgren, Leigh Johnson Steed, Roy Tamura, Berglind Jonsdottir, Patricia Gesualdo, Claire Crouch, Maija Sjöberg, Gertie Hansson, William A. Hagopian, Anette G. Ziegler, Marian J. Rewers, Åke Lernmark, Jorma Toppari, Jin-Xiong She, Beena Akolkar, Jeffrey P. Krischer…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:127

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  36. Dyslipidemia is reported in 27 − 43% of children and adolescents with overweight/obesity and tracks into adulthood, increasing the risk of cardiovascular morbidity. Cut-off values for fasting plasma lipid conc...

    Authors: Tenna Ruest Haarmark Nielsen, Ulrik Lausten-Thomsen, Cilius Esmann Fonvig, Christine Bøjsøe, Lise Pedersen, Palle Skov Bratholm, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen and Jens-Christian Holm

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:116

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  37. Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health issues of the twenty-first century affecting even low- and middle-income countries. Overweight and obese children are more likely to stay obese into a...

    Authors: Inge Gies, Bader AlSaleem, Beheshteh Olang, Berkouk Karima, Gamal Samy, Khaled Husain, Mahmoud Elhalik, Mohamad Miqdady, Mohamad Rawashdeh, Mohamed Salah, Nezha Mouane, Pejman Rohani, Atul Singhal and Yvan Vandenplas

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:115

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  38. Non- Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL) is a spectrum of liver diseases (LD) that ranges from benign fatty infiltration of the liver to cirrhosis and hepatic failure. Hepatic ultrasound (US) and serum alanine aminot...

    Authors: Carolina Jimenez-Rivera, Stasia Hadjiyannakis, Jorge Davila, Julie Hurteau, Mary Aglipay, Nick Barrowman and Kristi B. Adamo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:113

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  39. Computerized mathematical models describing absolute and relative individual growth during puberty in both cm and standard deviation (SD)-scores are lacking. The present study aimed to fill this gap, by applyi...

    Authors: Anton Holmgren, Aimon Niklasson, Lars Gelander, A. Stefan Aronson, Andreas F.M. Nierop and Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:107

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  40. Obesity is associated not only with an array of metabolic disorders (e.g. insulin resistance, hiperinsulinemia, impaired tolerance of glucose, lipid disorders) but also skeletal and joint abnormalities. Recent...

    Authors: Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz, Michał Brzeziński, Agnieszka Jankowska, Paulina Metelska, Magdalena Słomińska-Frączek and Piotr Socha

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:97

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Though there is a marked decline in burden of undernutrition, about 44 and 10% of children under five are stunted and wasted, respectively in Ethiopia. The highest prevalence of wasting occurs in young childre...

    Authors: Terefe Derso, Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Biks and Molla Mesele Wassie

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:96

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  42. Vitamin D is important for bone mass accrual during growth. Additionally, it is considered a requirement for a multitude of processes associated with, for example, the development of immunity. Many countries a...

    Authors: Otto Helve, Heli Viljakainen, Elisa Holmlund-Suila, Jenni Rosendahl, Helena Hauta-alus, Maria Enlund-Cerullo, Saara Valkama, Kati Heinonen, Katri Räikkönen, Timo Hytinantti, Outi Mäkitie and Sture Andersson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:91

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  43. Despite interventions, childhood anemia is still a major public health problem in low and middle income countries. Purpose of the present study is to determine factors associated with anemia among rural primar...

    Authors: Gayani Shashikala Amarasinghe, Naotunna Palliya Guruge Chamidri Randika Naottunna, Thilini Chanchala Agampodi and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:87

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  44. Early childhood is a critical stage of physical and cognitive growth that forms the foundation of future wellbeing. Stunted growth is presented in one of every 4 children worldwide and contributes to developme...

    Authors: Yin Zhang, Jianhui Zhou, Feiyang Niu, Jeffrey R. Donowitz, Rashidul Haque, William A. Petri Jr and Jennie Z. Ma

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2017 17:84

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