Abstracts Digests feature abstracts from articles published in peer-reviewed journals; as well as selected non peer-reviewed articles by researchers in reputed academic and/or research institutions and which demonstrated rigor in their research objectives, methodology, and analysis. The digest has four sections: special journal supplements, abstracts from individual peer-reviewed articles, abstracts of non peer-reviewed literature and upcoming events of interest.

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 17

This issue of the Abstract Digest features several papers of interest to nutrition in India, including a set of papers on determinants of nutritional outcomes and trends, a set of papers on narrative and empirical analyses of change in nutrition and a summary of findings on lipid-based nutrient supplements. It also features IFPRI’s 2017 Global >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 16

This issue of the Abstract Digest features our new Policy Note, summarizing costs of delivering a set of essential nutrition interventions at scale in India. We also bring to you the new WHO guidelines for improving the quality of maternal and newborn health and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, two Alive & Thrive >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 15

This last issue of the Abstract Digest for 2016 brings to focus the importance of maternal factors including pre- and peri-conceptional nutrition, education and stature, as well as macro-level factors such as sustained economic growth and investments in health, education, and water for the overall well-being of a child. Here are some highlights: De-Regil (2016) >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 14

This issue of the Abstract Digest features several systematic reviews, a special Maternal and Child Nutrition supplement, several interesting research articles, and reports. Many articles in this issue reiterate the importance of prenatal conditions and maternal nutrition to ensure healthy child growth. Here are some highlights: Knaul and colleagues (2016) in a thoughtful commentary, question the current >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 13

This issue of the Abstract Digest features the 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, the 2015 Global Nutrition Report, the India Health Report, two special supplements focused on child feeding, and several other interesting articles on nutrition and health. Here are some highlights: Calling for a strengthened focus on nutrition, with special attention to the first 1000 >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 12

This issue of Abstract Digest features articles on factors influencing child outcomes, delivery of health and nutrition interventions, a Lancet Commission on the importance of women’s health, and multi-country studies tackling multisectoral issues such as poverty, and examining enabling environments. Here are some highlights: Child outcomes Fall and colleagues (2015) find that young maternal age (<19 years) is >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 11

  This issue of Abstract Digest features several interesting articles, including two systematic reviews, and two special sections bringing together topics on nutrients, measurements, and interventions. Using the Demographic Health Survey data, Coffey (2015) explains the alarming weight status of an average Indian woman before and during pregnancy. The author estimates that an average Indian >> Read more