Current Pediatrics Reports, 2013 Young B.E., Krebs N.F. Abstract This review focuses on complementary feeding (CF) in westernized settings where primary health concerns are risk of obesity and micronutrient inadequacy.
En los departamentos de Usulután y Morazán de El Salvador, más de 2.400 familias han mejorado su seguridad alimentaria y nutricional.
Revista de Saúde Pública, February 2014 Correia LL, Cavalcante e Silva A, Campos JS, Andrade FM, Machado MM, Lindsay AC, Leite AJ, Rocha HA, Cunha AJ. Abstract Objective To analyze the evolution in the prevalence and determinants of malnutrition in children in the semiarid region of Brazil.
A randomized controlled trial Nutrition, January 2014 Ríos-Castillo I., Olivares M., Brito A., López de Romaña D., Pizarro F. Abstract Objectives Calcium (Ca) and iron (Fe) are essential minerals for normal growth and development. Although previous studies have shown that Ca inhibits acute Fe absorption, there is no evidence of the possible long- or medium-term […]
Promoting Healthy Growth and Preventing Childhood Stunting Supported by a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, the World Health Organization (WHO) is implementing the project Promoting Healthy Growth and Preventing Childhood Stunting (the Healthy Growth Project).
Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, February 2014 Abbaspour N, Hurrell R, Kelishadi R Abstract It is well-known that deficiency or over exposure to various elements has noticeable effects on human health. The effect of an element is determined by several characteristics, including absorption, metabolism, and degree of interaction with physiological processes.
Evidence from 121 Demographic and Health Surveys from 36 low-income and middle-income countries The Lancet Global Health, April 2014 Vollmer S, Harttgen K, Subramanyam MA, Finlay J, Klasen S, Subramanian SV Summary Background Economic growth is widely regarded as a necessary, and often sufficient, condition for the improvement of population health. We aimed to assess […]
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Febrero 2014 Sobrino M, Gutiérrez C, Cunha AJ, Dávila M, Alarcón J Resumen Objetivo: Analizar las tendencias en materia de desnutrición y anemia en menores de 5 años peruanos y su asociación con algunos factores determinantes en el período 2000–2011. Métodos: Se analizaron indicadores nutricionales de menores de 5 años […]
Findings from a landscape analysis on political commitment for programmes to protect, promote and support breastfeeding UNICEF, April 2013 Executive Summary Introduction Breastfeedin in one of the best values among investments in child survival, recognized for both the magnitude of its effect on mortality and the effectiveneess of interventions to promote it.
Prenatal Influences on Size, Velocity and Tempo of Infant Growth: Findings from Three Contemporary Cohorts
PLoS One, 2014 Pizzi C, Cole TJ, Richiardi L, dos-Santos-Silva I, Corvalan C, De Stavola B Abstract Background Studying prenatal influences of early life growth is relevant to life-course epidemiology as some of its features have been linked to the onset of later diseases.
The Lancet: Public smoking bans linked with rapid fall in preterm births and child hospital visits for asthma
The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effect of smoke-free legislation on child health, published in The Lancet.
BMJ, 2014 Englund-Ögge L, Brantsæter AL, Sengpiel V, Haugen M, Birgisdottir BE, Myhre R, Meltzer HM, Jacobsson B Abstract Objective: To examine whether an association exists between maternal dietary patterns and risk of preterm delivery. Design: Prospective cohort study.