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Breast-feeding and feeding practices of infants in a developing country: a national survey in Lebanon.
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Initiation rates of BF are very high in Lebanon but rates of exclusive BF are low and duration of BF is short, and an ecological perspective on intervention aimed at women and their social support system is required to improve duration and exclusivity. Expand
Acculturation and Nutritional Health of Immigrants in Canada: A Scoping Review
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Overall, research tends to confirm the Healthy Immigrant Effect and suggests that significant knowledge gaps in nutritional health persist, thereby creating a barrier to the advancement of health promotion and the achievement of maximum health equity. Expand
Obesity and type 2 diabetes in Northern Canada's remote First Nations communities: the dietary dilemma
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This brief review explores the biological predispositions and potential environmental factors that contribute to the development of the high incidence of obesity and obesity-related diseases in First Nations communities in Northern Canada. Expand
Consumption of ultra-processed foods predicts diet quality in Canada
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Lowering the dietary share of ultra-processed foods and raising consumption of hand-made meals from unprocessed or minimally processed foods would substantially improve the diet quality of Canadian. Expand
Food supplementation for improving the physical and psychosocial health of socio-economically disadvantaged children aged three months to five years.
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Assessing the effectiveness of supplementary feeding interventions, alone or with co-intervention, for improving the physical and psychosocial health of disadvantaged children aged three months to five years finds that supplementary feeding had positive effects on growth in low- and middle-income countries. Expand
Folate deficiency is associated with nutritional anaemia in Lebanese women of childbearing age
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Regression analysis showed that ferritin, plasma folate and family history of anaemia were significant determinants of the anaemia in the sample of women, and anaemia not related to iron deficiency was partly explained by Plasma folate deficiency. Expand
Processed and ultra-processed food products: consumption trends in Canada from 1938 to 2011.
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The most important factor that has driven changes in Canadian dietary patterns between 1938 and 2011 is the replacement of unprocessed or minimally processed foods and culinary ingredients used in the preparation of dishes and meals; these have been displaced by ready-to-consume ultra-processed products. Expand
Plasma Copper, Zinc, and Selenium Levels and Correlates with Metabolic Syndrome Components of Lebanese Adults
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Plasma selenium levels correlated positively with all the components of the metabolic syndromes, while that of copper correlated only with total, high-density lipoprotein and low-densitylipoprotein cholesterol. Expand
Complementary feeding patterns in a developing country: a cross-sectional study across Lebanon.
TLDR
This first, large-scale study on complementary feeding in Lebanon analysed the timing and types of food introduced to infants according to mothers' demographic and socioeconomic and infants' characteristics to find that the majority of infants were introduced to solid foods at or after 4 months of age. Expand
Diet quality indices in relation to metabolic syndrome in an Indigenous Cree (Eeyouch) population in northern Québec, Canada
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Only the dietary intake of UPP was significantly associated with MetS in the Eeyouch, and indices tailored to the food environment of northern communities are essential to further understand the impact of diet quality in this context. Expand
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