Marcia Nahikian-Nelms

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OBJECTIVE To measure the nutrition knowledge and attitudes of caregivers in child-care programs and to observe the behaviors of caregivers as they interact with children at mealtime. DESIGN A nonexperimental research design. Nutrition knowledge and attitudes toward nutrition were measured using survey methodology designed for this study. Observers(More)
The use of total parenteral nutrition in bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients is well recognized. These patients as a result of treatment with chemotherapy and immunosuppressive agents undergo catabolic stress. The metabolic effect of an increased nitrogen dose during total parenteral nutrition (TPN) was studied in 28 BMT patients. Patients were given(More)
The intensity and effort of bodybuilding training suggest an overinvestment in body shape and physical appearance, which has been suggested to be a risk factor for developing eating disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of eating disorder tendencies among a sample of collegiate male bodybuilders (BB, n = 68) and controls (C,(More)
Selective eating is common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but it is not yet well understood. The objectives of this study were to examine a new definition of selective eating, compare behavioral measures between children with ASD and selective eating and those without selective eating, and determine relationships among behavioral measures(More)
Cancer and its therapies frequently produce anorexia and cachexia. In this study, the acute (3 days) and chronic (4 wks) nutrition-related effects of cancer therapy with recombinant human tumor necrosis factor (rHuTNF) were investigated and described. Nutritional status, as measured by body weight and body composition (body fat and lean-to-fat ratio) with(More)
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