Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition, Causes and consequences of malnutrition, Nutrition specific interventions, Micronutrients
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Food sources of energy and nutrients in the diets of infants and toddlers in urban areas of China, based on one 24-hour dietary recallBMC Nutrition, 2015Food sources of nutrients in young children in China have been little investigated. The objective of this study was to understand feeding patterns of young children through an analysis of food sources of energy and nutrients in the diets of infants and toddlers living in urban areas in China.Document
Focus on families and culture: a guide for conducting a participatory assessment on maternal and child nutritionUS Agency for International Development, 2015This guide is a user-friendly guide for programme managers and planners for conducting a Maternal Child Health and Nutrition assessment to investigate intra-household roles and influence.Document
The effect of folic acid, protein energy and multiple micronutrient supplements in pregnancy on stillbirthsBMC Public Health, 2011Pregnancy is a state of increased requirement of macro- and micronutrients, and malnourishment or inadequate dietary intake before and during pregnancy, can lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including stillbirths. Many nutritional interventions have been proposed during pregnancy according to the nutritional status of the mother and baseline risk factors for different gestational disorders.Document
Preventive zinc supplementation for children, and the effect of additional iron: a systematic review and meta-analysisBritish Medical Journal, 2014Zinc deficiency is widespread, and preventive supplementation may have benefits in young children. Effects for children over 5 years of age, and effects when co-administered with other micronutrients are uncertain. These are obstacles to scale-up. This review seeks to determine if preventive supplementation reduces mortality and morbidity for children aged 6 months to 12 years.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011The nutritional status of the mother prior to and during pregnancy plays a vital role in foetal growth and development, and maternal undernourishment may lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Several macronutrient interventions had been proposed for adequate protein and energy supplementation during pregnancy.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011Given the widespread prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries, supplementation with multiple micronutrients rather than iron-folate alone, could be of potential benefit to the mother and the fetus.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency in the world, particularly during pregnancy. According to the literature, anaemia, particularly severe anaemia, is associated with increased risk of maternal mortality. It also puts mothers at risk of multiple perinatal complications.Document
Vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children aged under 5: systematic review and meta-analysisBritish Medical Journal, 2011Vitamin A refers to a subclass of retinoic acids long understood to help regulate immune function and to reduce morbidity of infectious diseases. Vitamin A is required for normal functioning of the visual system, maintenance of cell function for growth, epithelial integrity, production of red blood cells, immunity, and reproduction.DocumentIndian Pediatrics, 2012Although estimates vary, it is recognised that more than 20 million infants worldwide, representing 16% of all births in developing countries, are born with low birth weight (LBW). The vast majority, over 95%, of these births are in developing countries.Document
Infant-feeding patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in young adulthood: data from five cohorts in low- and middle-income countriesInternational Journal of Epidemiology, 2010Infant-feeding patterns may influence lifelong health. This study tests the hypothesis that longer duration of breastfeeding and later introduction of complementary foods in infancy are associated with reduced adult cardiovascular risk.