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Global nutrition

Section edited by: Fanny Buckinx, Bárbara Goulart and Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins

This section on global nutrition welcomes original and review manuscripts and commentaries contributing to understanding the causes of, and especially the solutions to, nutrition-related public health problems globally.

  1. Most non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are associated to diet and inflammation. The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) is a developed and validated self-assessment tool. The study was conducted to assess the asso...

    Authors: Samira Arbabi Jam, Shahab Rezaeian, Farid Najafi, Behrooz Hamzeh, Ebrahim Shakiba, Mehdi Moradinazar, Mitra Darbandi, Fatemeh Hichi, Sareh Eghtesad and Yahya Pasdar
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:102
  2. Chronic conditions are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and respective data on dietary patterns remain scant. The present study aimed to investigate dietary patterns and identify sociodemograp...

    Authors: Yeow Wee Brian Tan, Jue Hua Lau, PV AshaRani, Kumarasan Roystonn, Fiona Devi, Ying Ying Lee, Clare Whitton, Peizhi Wang, Saleha Shafie, Sherilyn Chang, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Boon Yiang Chua, Edimansyah Abdin, Chee Fang Sum, Eng Sing Lee and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:62
  3. Nurses face multiple stressors that can influence their lifestyle, thus affecting their health status. Scarce are the scientific data on the nutritional status of nurses, especially during health crises. The a...

    Authors: Rita Georges Nohra, Elissa Naim, Taghrid Chaaban and Monique Rothan-Tondeur
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:28
  4. Hypertension, a major cardiovascular disease risk factor exists several years without symptoms. Few data exist on prevalence and predictors of hypertension among apparently healthy Nigerian adults. This makes ...

    Authors: Rufina N. B. Ayogu, Mmesoma G. Ezeh and Adaobi M. Okafor
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:210
  5. Childhood undernourishment is a major public health problem globally, and being responsible for higher mortalities in children and enormous health costs in sub-Saharan Africa. However, scarcity of data on the ...

    Authors: Bekele Megersa, Abebe Haile and Uriel Kitron
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:169
  6. The job one does for a living may increase ones propensity to cardiovascular diseases due to many associated risk factors. University staff may be at high risk of dyslipidaemia, a major cardiovascular disease ...

    Authors: Adaobi M. Okafor, Elizabeth K. Ngwu and Rufina N.B. Ayogu
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:77
  7. The front of pack nutrition label Nutri-Score, intended to help consumers orient their choices towards foods that are more favorable to health, was developed in France and applied in several European countries...

    Authors: Hassan Aguenaou, Laila El Ammari, Maryam Bigdeli, Amina El Hajjab, Houria Lahmam, Saloua Labzizi, Hasnae Gamih, Anouar Talouizte, Chaimae Serbouti, Khalid El Kari, Hasnae Benkirane, Hicham El Berri, Ayoub AL-Jawaldeh and Abdelhakim Yahyane
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:71
  8. Strategies to reduce salt intake are encouraged to be implemented in parallel with those that aim to ensure iodine adequacy at the population level. The aim of the present study was to assess and compare knowl...

    Authors: Georgios Marakis, Antonios Katsioulis, Lamprini Kontopoulou, Anke Ehlers, Katharina Heimberg, Karen Ildico Hirsch-Ernst, Tomaž Langerholc, Hanna Adamska, Ewa Matyjaszczyk, K. D. Renuka Silva, K. A. Chathurika Madumali, Tai-Sheng Yeh, Ling-Jan Chiou, Mei-Jen Lin, Georgios Karpetas and Anke Weissenborn
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:68
  9. Previous famine studies reported the inverse link between early life nutritional deprivation and adulthood optimal health outcomes. However, there remain sparse data on the impact of early life famine exposure...

    Authors: Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Misra Abdullahi, Fedlu Abdulhay, Getachew Arage, Mohammed Mecha, Mohammed Yenuss, Habtamu Hassen and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:67
  10. Colostrum is a yellowish and sticky breast milk produced in late pregnancy. Annually, 60% of 10.9 million under-five deaths globally are due to malnutrition. Of these, over two-thirds of the deaths are account...

    Authors: Maezu G/slassie, Zelalem Nigussie Azene, Abuhay Mulunesh and Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:44
  11. Dietary sodium reduction is recommended to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. In Vietnam food products including salt, fish sauce and bot canh contribute to ~ 70% of dietary sodium intake. Reduced so...

    Authors: Colman Taylor, Annet C. Hoek, Irene Deltetto, Adrian Peacock, Do Thi Phuong Ha, Michael Sieburg, Dolly Hoang, Kathy Trieu, Laura K. Cobb, Stephen Jan and Jacqui Webster
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:32
  12. Along with a nutritional transition in Sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases is increasing rapidly. We assess the association between food intake and cardiometabolic risk factors in a...

    Authors: Therese L. F. Holmager, Dan W. Meyrowitsch, Silver Bahendeka and Jannie Nielsen
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:24
  13. Weight fluctuation (WF) is highly prevalent in parallel with the high prevalence of intentional or unintentional dieting. The health risks of frequent WF for metabolic syndrome (MS) have become a public health...

    Authors: Young Ran Chin and Eun Sun So
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:21
  14. Socioeconomic inequalities in overweight and obesity exist in many European countries. A sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax may contribute to a reduction of these inequalities. However, in the Netherlands, th...

    Authors: Sanne K. Djojosoeparto, Michelle Eykelenboom, Maartje P. Poelman, Maartje M. van Stralen, Carry M. Renders, Margreet R. Olthof, Ingrid H. M. Steenhuis and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:125
  15. Initiation of breastfeeding after birth comes with a wide range of benefits to the child. For example, it provides the child with all essential nutrients needed for survival within the first six months of birt...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Justice Kanor Tetteh, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Tarif Salihu and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:124
  16. Childhood obesity is a serious public health threat. Although many researchers conducted research on socioecological determinants of childhood obesity, their longitudinal effects remain inconclusive especially...

    Authors: TaeEung Kim, Junhye Kwon, Chung Gun Lee and Chang-Yong Jang
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:116
  17. On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Kass and Lodi recently published a letter purporting to ‘refute’ our July 2019 analysis of EFSA’s December 2013 assessment of the risks of aspartame. We ...

    Authors: Erik Paul Millstone and Elisabeth Dawson
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:112

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2019 77:34

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:14

  18. The growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NDC), particularly in low-and middle-income countries, poses a significant threat to global health. Obesity and overweight constitute major risk factors of NCDs...

    Authors: Frederick Inkum Danquah, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Matilda Yeboah and Desmond Kuupiel
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:109
  19. Three different diagnostic criteria are used to identify children aged 6 to 59 months with acute malnutrition: weight-for-height (WHZ), middle upper arm circumference (MUAC) and bilateral pitting oedema. Preva...

    Authors: Tomás Zaba, Mara Nyawo and Jose Luis Álvarez Morán
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:94
  20. Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field of research and it is currently exploring the impact of nutrition and obesity on brain function and mental illness. Prior studies links between obesity, nutrition an...

    Authors: Manik Ahuja, Thiveya Sathiyaseelan, Rajvi J. Wani and Praveen Fernandopulle
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:83
  21. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which a national nutrition communication campaign (NNCC) intervention providing interpersonal communication (IPC) was associated with improved knowledge a...

    Authors: Cecily Starkweather, Ayla Guarino, Natalie Bennion, Malynne Cottam, Josie McGhie, Kirk A. Dearden, Otte Santika, Hafizah Jusril, Cougar Hall, Benjamin T. Crookston, Mary Linehan, Scott Torres, Cudjoe Bennett and Joshua H. West
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:62
  22. Bulgaria continues to lag behind other EU Member States with respect to chronic disease morbidity and mortality prevention.

    Authors: Valentina A. Andreeva, Manon Egnell, Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska, Zenobia Talati, Mathilde Touvier, Pilar Galan, Serge Hercberg, Simone Pettigrew and Chantal Julia
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:35
  23. To analyze the influence of socioeconomic determinants on the development of overweight and obesity in the mother-child binomial.

    Authors: Armando Arredondo, Christian Torres, Emanuel Orozco and Oscar Resendiz
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:42

    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:49

  24. Front-of-pack nutrition labels (FoPLs) are increasingly implemented by governments internationally to support consumers to make healthier food choices. Although the Nutri-Score FOPL has officially been impleme...

    Authors: Stefanie Vandevijvere, Marie Vermote, Manon Egnell, Pilar Galan, Zenobia Talati, Simone Pettigrew, Serge Hercberg and Chantal Julia
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:30
  25. Malnutrition with its constituents of protein energy malnutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies continues to be a major health burden in low and middle-income countries. To end all forms of malnutrition, we ...

    Authors: Tilahun Tewabe, Amare Belachew, Yihun Miskir and Getnet Mekuria
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:2
  26. Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) is an independent anthropometric measurement used to identify malnutrition in children. While much research has been dedicated to applying fixed estimates of MUAC to identify...

    Authors: Mikaela A. Miller, Kristen Mallory, Manolo Escobedo, Ana Cecilia Tarot and Susan Abdel-Rahman
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:44
  27. A detailed appraisal is provided of the most recent (December 2013) assessment of the safety and/or toxicity of the artificial sweetener aspartame by the European Food Safety Authority’s Panel on Food Additive...

    Authors: Erik Paul Millstone and Elisabeth Dawson
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:34

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:112

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:14

  28. There is currently a societal debate in Germany concerning the interest to introduce a comprehensive and simplified nutritional information label on foods. Consumer associations and some manufacturers are supp...

    Authors: Fabien Szabo de Edelenyi, Manon Egnell, Pilar Galan, Nathalie Druesne-Pecollo, Serge Hercberg and Chantal Julia
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:28
  29. The impact of unconditional cash transfers on child malnutrition and its determinants remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was evaluate the impact of an unconditional child cash grant on children’s...

    Authors: Andre M. N. Renzaho, Wen Chen, Sanjay Rijal, Pradiumna Dahal, Ingrid R. Chikazaza, Thakur Dhakal and Stanley Chitekwe
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:24
  30. Between 2014 and 2015 a second National Food Consumption Survey was conducted in Belgium in order to evaluate the habitual food consumption in the general Belgian population and to compare it with food-based d...

    Authors: Sarah Bel, Karin A. A. De Ridder, Thérésa Lebacq, Cloë Ost, Eveline Teppers, Koenraad Cuypers and Jean Tafforeau
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:14
  31. We would like to thank the authors Jovana Dodos et al., for the article “Individual and household risk factors of severe acute malnutrition among underfive children in Mao, Chad: a matched casecontrol study”.

    Authors: Sunanda Gupta and Kiran Goswami
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:19

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2018 76:35

  32. We would like to thank the authors Sunanda Gupta and Kiran Goswami for their interest in our article “Individual and household risk factors of severe acute malnutrition among under-five children in Mao, Chad: ...

    Authors: Jovana Dodos, Chiara Altare and Mathias Altmann
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:18

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2018 76:35

  33. Adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables has protective benefits against development of coronary heart disease, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, approximately 2.7 million d...

    Authors: Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Silver K. Bahendeka, Ronald Wesonga, Gerald Mutungi and David Guwatudde
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:4
  34. Anemia is a global public health problem affecting both developing and developed countries. In Ethiopia, Adolescent girls are more vulnerable to anemia because of gender norms can leave girls disproportionatel...

    Authors: Kedir Abdela Gonete, Amare Tariku, Sintayehu Daba Wami and Terefe Derso
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:79
  35. Using mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) to identify severe acute malnutrition (SAM) tends to identify younger and stunted children compared to alternative anthropometric case-definitions. It has been asserted...

    Authors: Paul Binns and Mark Myatt
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:78
  36. Despite increased economic growth and development, and existence of various policies and interventions aimed at improving food security and nutrition, majority of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have very high...

    Authors: Coretta M. P. Jonah, Winnie C. Sambu and Julian D. May
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:77
  37. Food insecurity is a global problem affecting many people worldwide, including approximately 220 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia is among the countries severely affected by hunger. However, evid...

    Authors: Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Amare Tariku, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Mezgebu Yitayal, Tadesse Awoke, Kassahun Alemu and Gashaw Andargie Biks
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:56
  38. Globally, approximately 19 million children under 5 years are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low-income countries including Ethiopia. However,...

    Authors: Fasil Wagnew, Debrework Tesgera, Mengistu Mekonnen and Amanuel Alemu Abajobir
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:64
  39. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is defined by a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) less than 115 mm or a weight-for-height z-score (WHZ) less than − 3 but also by the presence of bilateral pitting edema, also ...

    Authors: Jose Luis Alvarez, Nicky Dent, L. Browne, Mark Myatt and André Briend
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:58
  40. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Chad. The reasons behind persistently high prevalence of SAM in the Kanem region are still poorly understood, leaving ...

    Authors: Jovana Dodos, Chiara Altare, Mahamat Bechir, Mark Myatt, Brigitte Pedro, Francois Bellet, Jean Lapegue, Joachim Peeters and Mathias Altmann
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:35

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2019 77:19

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2019 77:18

  41. Wasting and stunting are common. They are implicated in the deaths of almost two million children each year and account for over 12% of disability-adjusted life years lost in young children. Wasting and stunti...

    Authors: Mark Myatt, Tanya Khara, Simon Schoenbuchner, Silke Pietzsch, Carmel Dolan, Natasha Lelijveld and André Briend
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:28
  42. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) threatens the lives of millions of children worldwide particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is an appr...

    Authors: Stanley Chitekwe, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Assaye Tolla and Mark Myatt
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:19

    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2018 76:40

  43. This paper presents design and findings from the process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the effectiveness of Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (SLM) interventions to encourage consumption ...

    Authors: Laura N. Thomas, Tisa F. Hill, Alisha Gaines and Jamie S. Dollahite
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:41