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Obesity : Preventing and managing the global epidemic
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Food, livestock production, energy, climate change, and health
Food provides energy and nutrients, but its acquisition requires energy expenditure. In post-hunter-gatherer societies, extra-somatic energy has greatly expanded and intensified the catching,Expand
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The roles of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy, lactation and infancy: review of current knowledge and consensus recommendations
Abstract This paper reviews current knowledge on the role of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3) and arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4n-6), in maternalExpand
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Nutrition of the Preterm Infant: Scientific Basis and Practical Guidelines
Dr Tsang, along with 20 leading world experts, has brought together a scholarly systematic approach that provides the rationale for administering nutrients to pre-term infants. The text covers allExpand
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The joint WHO/FAO expert consultation on diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases: process, product and policy implications.
Nutrition Planning, Assessment and EvaluationService, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO, Rome, ItalyThe Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on diet,nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseasesExpand
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Preconceptional and maternal obesity: epidemiology and health consequences.
Obesity in women of reproductive age is increasing in prevelance worldwide. Obesity reduces fertility and increases time taken to conceive, and obesity-related comorbidities (such as type 2 diabetesExpand
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Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND Despite growing consumer demand for organically produced foods, information based on a systematic review of their nutritional quality is lacking. OBJECTIVE We sought to quantitativelyExpand
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Weight, shape, and mortality risk in older persons: elevated waist-hip ratio, not high body mass index, is associated with a greater risk of death.
BACKGROUND Guidelines for optimal weight in older persons are limited by uncertainty about the ideal body mass index (BMI) or the usefulness of alternative anthropometric measures. OBJECTIVE WeExpand
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School-based obesity prevention in Chilean primary school children: methodology and evaluation of a controlled study
OBJECTIVE:To assess the impact of a 6 months nutrition education and physical activity intervention on primary school children through changes in adiposity and physical fitness.DESIGN: LongitudinalExpand
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FAO/WHO Scientific Update on carbohydrates in human nutrition: conclusions
The Scientific Update involved consideration of a number of key issues that have arisen since the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Carbohydrates in Human Nutrition was held in 1997 (FAO, 1998) orExpand
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