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Global nutrition

Section edited by: Fanny Buckinx

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. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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    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

  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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    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

  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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

  19. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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

  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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    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

  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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