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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544455/suboptimal-maternal-and-cord-plasma-pyridoxal-5-phosphate-concentrations-are-uncommon-in-a-cohort-of-canadian-pregnant-women-and-newborn-infants
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Lesley Plumptre, Shannon P Masih, Kyoung-Jin Sohn, Denise Kim, Carly E Visentin, Anna Ly, Howard Berger, Ruth Croxford, Deborah L O'Connor, Young-In Kim
Vitamin B6 is important in fetal development, but little is known of the vitamin B6 status of pregnant women and newborns in North America and potential modifying factors. This prospective study determined maternal and cord plasma concentrations of pyridoxal 5' phosphate (PLP; an indicator of vitamin B6 status) in a convenience sample of 368 Canadian pregnant women and their newborns. The association of maternal intake of vitamin B6 and fetal genetic variants with cord plasma PLP and homocysteine concentrations was also examined...
May 24, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470840/vitamin-d-deficiency-causes-rickets-in-an-urban-informal-settlement-in-kenya-and-is-associated-with-malnutrition
#2
Kelsey D J Jones, C Ulrich Hachmeister, Maureen Khasira, Lorna Cox, Inez Schoenmakers, Caroline Munyi, H Samira Nassir, Barbara Hünten-Kirsch, Ann Prentice, James A Berkley
The commonest cause of rickets worldwide is vitamin D deficiency, but studies from sub-Saharan Africa describe an endemic vitamin D-independent form that responds to dietary calcium enrichment. The extent to which calcium-deficiency rickets is the dominant form across sub-Saharan Africa and in other low-latitude areas is unknown. We aimed to characterise the clinical and biochemical features of young children with rickets in a densely populated urban informal settlement in Kenya. Because malnutrition may mask the clinical features of rickets, we also looked for biochemical indices of risk in children with varying degrees of acute malnutrition...
May 3, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466606/very-low-prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-among-young-french-children-a-national-cross-sectional-hospital-based-survey
#3
Anne-Sylvia Sacri, Serge Hercberg, Laurent Gouya, Corinne Levy, Alain Bocquet, Béatrice Blondel, Catherine Vincelet, Pascale Hebel, Isabelle Vinatier, Mariane de Montalembert, Henrique Barros, Yann Le Strat, Martin Chalumeau
Although iron deficiency (ID) is considered the most frequent micronutrient deficiency in industrialized countries and is associated with impaired neurodevelopment when occurring in early years, accurate recent estimations of its prevalence are lacking. Our objective was to estimate ID prevalence and associated sociodemographic markers in young children in France. The Saturn-Inf national cross-sectional hospital-based survey recruited 3,831 French children <6 years old between 2008 and 2009 to assess lead poisoning prevalence and to establish a biobank...
May 3, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466569/energy-and-nutrient-intake-increased-by-47-67-when-amylase-was-added-to-fortified-blended-foods-a-study-among-12-to-35-month-old-burkinabe-children
#4
Nynke A Kampstra, Nguyen Van Hoan, Damiet J P C Koenders, Rotraut Schoop, Britt C Broersen, Claire Mouquet-Rivier, Tahirou Traoré, Maaike J Bruins, Saskia de Pee
Adding amylase to fortified blended foods can improve energy density, and increase child's energy and nutrient intake. The efficacy of this strategy is unknown for the World Food Programme's Super Cereal Plus (SC+) and Super Cereal (SC) blends. The primary goal of this study was to investigate the increased energy intake from amylase-containing SC+ and SC compared to control porridges in Burkinabe children. Secondly, energy intake from amylase-containing porridges compared to CERELAC(®) , Vitazom, and eeZeeBAR™ was studied...
May 3, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464549/pathways-of-the-association-between-maternal-employment-and-weight-status-among-women-and-children-qualitative-findings-from-guatemala
#5
Vanessa M Oddo, Pamela J Surkan, Kristen M Hurley, Caitlin Lowery, Silvia de Ponce, Jessica C Jones-Smith
The double burden of malnutrition, defined by the coexistence of undernutrition and overweight, is well documented in low- and middle-income countries. However, the mechanisms by which employment may be related to maternal and child weight status in low- and middle-income countries are not well understood. We conducted in-depth interviews among 20 mothers who participated in Project MIEL, a contemporary trial which evaluated the effects of an integrated micronutrient supplement and parenting intervention in rural Guatemala...
May 2, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464499/local-foods-can-meet-micronutrient-needs-for-women-in-urban-burkina-faso-but-only-if-rarely-consumed-micronutrient-dense-foods-are-included-in-daily-diets-a-linear-programming-exercise
#6
Mary Arimond, Bineti S Vitta, Yves Martin-Prével, Mourad Moursi, Kathryn G Dewey
Women of reproductive age are at nutritional risk due to their need for nutrient-dense diets. Risk is further elevated in resource-poor environments. In one such environment, we evaluated feasibility of meeting micronutrient needs of women of reproductive age using local foods alone or using local foods and supplements, while minimizing cost. Based on dietary recall data from Ouagadougou, we used linear programming to identify the lowest cost options for meeting 10 micronutrient intake recommendations, while also meeting energy needs and following an acceptable macronutrient intake pattern...
May 2, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449415/socioeconomic-determinants-of-growth-in-a-longitudinal-study-in-nepal
#7
Delan Devakumar, Dalvir Kular, Bhim P Shrestha, Carlos Grijalva-Eternod, Rhian M Daniel, Naomi M Saville, Dharma S Manandhar, Anthony Costello, David Osrin, Jonathan C K Wells
Socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with childhood anthropometry, but little is known about how it is associated with tissue growth and body composition. To investigate this, we looked at components of SES at birth with growth in early and mid-childhood, and body composition in a longitudinal study in Nepal. The exposure variables (material assets, land ownership, and maternal education) were quantified from questionnaire data before birth. Anthropometry data at birth, 2.5 and 8.5 years, were normalized using WHO reference ranges and conditional growth calculated...
April 27, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449384/iron-status-body-size-and-growth-in-the-first-2%C3%A2-years-of-life
#8
Elaine K McCarthy, Carol Ní Chaoimh, Louise C Kenny, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Alan D Irvine, Deirdre M Murray, Mairead E Kiely
Rapid growth in infancy has been shown to adversely affect iron status up to 1 year; however the effect of growth on iron status in the second year of life has been largely unexplored. We aimed to investigate the impact of growth and body size in the first 2 years on iron status at 2 years. In the prospective, maternal-infant Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study, infant weight and length were measured at birth, 2, 6, 12, and 24 months and absolute weight (kg) and length (cm) gain from 0 to 2, 0 to 6, 0 to 12, 6 to 12, 12 to 24, and 0 to 24 months were calculated...
April 27, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449357/premastication-and-length-for-age-among-children-under-24%C3%A2-months-in-laos
#9
Joel Conkle, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Melissa Young, Aryeh D Stein
Premastication of infant food by caregivers is common in Laos. Premastication is hypothesized to have both positive and negative implications for children, but the net effect of premastication on child health and nutrition is largely unknown because of a lack of research. This study quantitatively describes premastication in 5 provinces of Laos and examines the associations between premastication and the length of young children. We analyzed cross-sectional data from the Laos 2015 Food and Nutrition Security Survey to characterize premastication among children under 2 years of age (n = 1,661) and to test associations between premastication and child length-for-age z-score...
April 27, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421711/vitamin-d-status-of-white-pregnant-women-and-infants-at-birth-and-4%C3%A2-months-in-north-west-england-a-cohort-study
#10
A J B Emmerson, K Dockery, M Z Mughal, S A Roberts, C L Tower, J L Berry
The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant white-skinned women (WSW) and their infants has not been investigated at northern latitudes in a developed county. A 2-year observational cohort study was undertaken in the North West of England to determine 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels in WSW and their infants during pregnancy and 4 months postdelivery and to explore factors associated with these levels. Nutritional and lifestyle questionnaires were completed and 25OHD levels measured at 28 weeks and 4 months postdelivery...
April 18, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401662/early-life-programming-of-attention-capacity-in-adolescents-the-helena-study
#11
Irene Esteban-Cornejo, Pontus Henriksson, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Jérémy Vanhelst, Maria Forsner, Frederic Gottrand, Mathilde Kersting, Luis A Moreno, Jonatan R Ruiz, Kurt Widhalm, Francisco B Ortega
The study aims to examine the individual and combined association of early life factors (birth weight, birth length, and any and exclusive breastfeeding) with attention capacity in adolescents. The study included 421 European adolescents (243 girls), aged 12.5-17.5 years, who participated in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence Study. Body weight and length at birth of adolescents were collected from parental records. The duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding were self-reported...
April 11, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382771/patterns-of-cultural-consensus-and-intracultural-diversity-in-ghanaian-complementary-feeding-practices
#12
Nikhila Kalra, Gretel Pelto, Charlotte Tawiah, Stephanie Zobrist, Peiman Milani, Grace Manu, Amos Laar, Megan Parker
Designing effective interventions to improve infant and young child (IYC) feeding requires knowledge about determinants of current practices, including cultural factors. Current approaches to obtaining and using research on culture tend to assume cultural homogeneity within a population. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent of cultural consensus (homogeneity) in communities where interventions to improve IYC feeding practices are needed to address undernutrition during the period of complementary feeding...
April 6, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382711/prevalence-of-premastication-among-children-aged-6-36%C3%A2-months-and-its-association-with-health-a-cross-sectional-study-in-eight-cities-of-china
#13
Ai Zhao, Wei Zheng, Yong Xue, Hao Li, Shengjie Tan, Wenzhi Zhao, Peiyu Wang, Yumei Zhang
Premastication is thought to be an adaptive behavior in the introduction of complementary plant-bassed food to infants. It arouses controversy, however, because of the potential for transmitting saliva-born infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to explore whether premastication by healthy caregivers was associated with children's health and behavior. The data were collected as part of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Growth study. From 8 cities in China, 1341 pairs of infants/toddlers and their caregivers were recruited...
April 6, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378463/quality-of-care-for-treatment-of-uncomplicated-severe-acute-malnutrition-delivered-by-community-health-workers-in-a-rural-area-of-mali
#14
Jose Luis Alvarez Morán, Franck G B Alé, Eleanor Rogers, Saul Guerrero
An alternative Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition model with community health workers (CHWs) delivering treatment for uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) was piloted in Mali. The capacity of the CHWs to evaluate, classify, and treat cases of uncomplicated SAM, to provide nutritional counselling to caretakers of children receiving treatment for SAM, malaria, pneumonia or diarrhoea and to correctly refer cases of complicated SAM, was assessed. This was done using direct observation by trained enumerators of the management of SAM cases using checklists, re-diagnosing the cases admitted for treatment and reviewing admissions cards and registers...
April 5, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337856/contribution-of-snacks-to-dietary-intakes-of-young-children-in-the-united-states
#15
Lenka H Shriver, Barbara J Marriage, Tama D Bloch, Colleen K Spees, Samantha A Ramsay, Rosanna P Watowicz, Christopher A Taylor
Nutritional quality of children's diets is a public health priority in the fight against childhood obesity and chronic diseases. The main purpose of this study was to determine contribution of snacks to energy and nutrient intakes and to identify leading snack food sources of energy, total fat, and added sugars amongst young children in the United States. Using the 2005-2012 NHANES data, dietary intakes of 2- to 5-year-old children were analysed from a parent-reported 24-hour dietary recall (n = 3,429). Snacking occasions were aggregated to determine the proportion of total food/beverage intake obtained from snacks, estimate energy, and nutrient intakes, and identify the leading snack food sources of energy, added sugars, and total fat...
March 23, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296240/hiv-positive-malawian-women-with-young-children-prefer-overweight-body-sizes-and-link-underweight-body-size-with-inability-to-exclusively-breastfeed
#16
Samantha E Croffut, Gloria Hamela, Innocent Mofolo, Suzanne Maman, Mina C Hosseinipour, Irving F Hoffman, Margaret E Bentley, Valerie L Flax
Before the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program was widely implemented in Malawi, HIV-positive women associated exclusive breastfeeding with accelerated disease progression and felt that an HIV-positive woman could more successfully breastfeed if she had a larger body size. The relationship between breastfeeding practices and body image perceptions has not been explored in the context of the Option B+ PMTCT program, which offers lifelong antiretroviral therapy. We conducted in-depth interviews with 64 HIV-positive women in Lilongwe District, Malawi to investigate body size perceptions, how perceptions of HIV and body size influence infant feeding practices, and differences in perceptions among women in PMTCT and those lost to follow-up...
March 10, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271631/simulated-effects-of-home-fortification-of-complementary-foods-with-micronutrient-powders-on-risk-of-inadequate-and-excessive-intakes-in-west-gojjam-ethiopia
#17
Zeweter Abebe, Gulelat Desse Haki, Kaleab Baye
Home fortification of complementary foods (CFs) with multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) is being scaled up in various countries, but little is known about the prevailing complementary feeding practices and the type and nutrient gaps to be filled with MNPs. The present study evaluated the complementary feeding practices of young children and simulated the risk of inadequate and excessive intakes associated with home fortification with MNPs. We have assessed the sociodemographic status, anthropometry, and complementary feeding practices of young children (N = 122) in Mecha district, rural Ethiopia...
March 8, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271627/social-determinants-of-inequalities-in-child-undernutrition-in-bangladesh-a-decomposition-analysis
#18
Tanvir M Huda, Alison Hayes, Shams El Arifeen, Michael J Dibley
Socioeconomic inequalities in child undernutrition remain one of the main challenges in Bangladesh. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for such inequalities across different population groups. However, no study has examined the relative contribution of different social determinants to the socioeconomic inequality in child undernutrition in Bangladesh. Our objective is to measure the extent of socioeconomic-related inequalities in childhood stunting and identify the key social determinants that potentially explain these inequalities in Bangladesh...
March 8, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251825/maternal-dietary-patterns-during-pregnancy-and-intelligence-quotients-in-the-offspring-at-8%C3%A2-years-of-age-findings-from-the-alspac-cohort
#19
Ana Amélia Freitas-Vilela, Rebecca M Pearson, Pauline Emmett, Jon Heron, Andrew D A C Smith, Alan Emond, Joseph R Hibbeln, Maria Beatriz Trindade Castro, Gilberto Kac
Dietary intake during pregnancy may influence child neurodevelopment and cognitive function. This study aims to investigate the associations between dietary patterns obtained in pregnancy and intelligence quotients (IQ) among offspring at 8 years of age. Pregnant women enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children completed a food frequency questionnaire at 32 weeks' gestation (n = 12,195). Dietary patterns were obtained by cluster analysis. Three clusters best described women's diets during pregnancy: "fruit and vegetables," "meat and potatoes," and "white bread and coffee...
March 2, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251804/effect-of-a-micronutrient-rich-snack-taken-preconceptionally-and-throughout-pregnancy-on-ultrasound-measures-of-fetal-growth-the-mumbai-maternal-nutrition-project-mmnp
#20
Ashwin Lawande, Chiara Di Gravio, Ramesh D Potdar, Sirazul A Sahariah, Meera Gandhi, Harsha Chopra, Harshad Sane, Sarah H Kehoe, Ella Marley-Zagar, Barrie M Margetts, Alan A Jackson, Caroline H D Fall
Improving micronutrient intakes of under-nourished mothers in low- and middle-income countries increases birth weight, but there is little data on the nature and timing during gestation of any effects on fetal growth. Ultrasound measures of fetal size were used to determine whether and when a food-based supplement affected fetal growth. Non-pregnant women living in Mumbai slums, India (N = 6,513), were randomly assigned to receive either a daily micronutrient-rich snack containing green leafy vegetables, fruit, and milk (treatment) or a snack made from lower-micronutrient vegetables (control) in addition to their usual diet from before pregnancy until delivery...
March 2, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
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