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 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

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 10

Welcome to the first Abstract Digest of 2015! This issue features commentaries and research articles on maternal nutrition, sanitation, and nutrition programming in India. The Global Nutrition Report (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014) is the first in an annual series, produced by an Independent Expert Group. It is global in scope and offers a >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 9

This issue of the Abstract Digest brings together global and regional research that highlights the multi-faceted nature of the child undernutrition problem, the complexity involved in addressing it, and some lingering knowledge gaps. Complex interactions between the environment, immune system, intra- and inter-generational effects, and specific nutrient deficiencies influence undernutrition (Ahmed et al. 2014). Sociocultural effects, especially gender dimension, add >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 8

  This issue of the Abstract Digest features a global investment framework for social and economic development, a typology and metrics for integrated interventions and research across agriculture, nutrition, and health, along with updates from research on maternal and child nutrition in India from the Experimental Biology Conference held in San Diego in April 2014. >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 7

Highlights: A special open-access issue of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on integrating nutrition and early childhood development interventions Two articles from Advances in Nutrition discussing 1) how nutrition research can become more useful in informing global nutrition guidelines (Stoltzfus 2014), and 2) arguing for the need to develop implementation science to enable stronger delivery of >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 6

Highlights
■ The Lancet study on regional differences in neonatal and under-five mortality in India
■ BioMed Central Public Health study on whether high parity is associated with lower coverage of key health interventions that might lead to increased mortality.
■ Journal of Pediatrics study of the relationship between maternal height and child growth

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 5

Highlights: Special issue of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin on designing large-scale programs to improve infant and young child feeding practices in Asia and Africa Findings from studies examining infant feeding and school attainment, the co-administration of folic acid tablets and vitamin B12 and its implications for the incidence of persistent diarrhea in children