International Journal of
Nutrition and Metabolism

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nutr. Metab.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2332
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNAM
  • Start Year: 2009

IJNAM Articles in press

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Prevalence and factors associated with food craving among pregnant women in dessie city administration, North Eastern E thiopia

Introduction: Food cravings are intense urge to obtain certain foods. Maternal dietary intake and nutrition status of mothers, fetuses and infants after birth can be affected by food cravings. They are the body’s mechanism to supply and correct the deficient nutrient for the mother herself and growing fetus The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with food craving among pregnant women in...

Author(s):Ahmed Hussien Asfaw, Afework Mulugeta, Sisay Eshete, Foziya Mohammed, Yeshimebet Ali, Niguss Cherie

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Central obesity and associated factors among adults in Jimma Town, E|thiopia: A cross sectional study

Background: Central obesity is an apple shape distribution of fat to the abdominal area, currently identified as a major risk for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease due to accumulation of liable fat. Objective: To assess the magnitude of central obesity and associated factors among adults in Jimma Town Methods: A community based cross-sectional study was employed on 845 adults chosen using multi stage...

Author(s):Fitsum Endale Liben, Aderajew Nigussie Teklehaymanot, Solomon Berhanu Mogas, Tadesse Mekonen Zeleke, Tefera Belachew Lema

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Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding practice in Southern Ethiopia

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life followed by optimal complementary feeding are critical public health measures for reducing and preventing morbidity and mortality in young children since breastfeeding supports infants’ immune systems and helps protect them from chronic illnesses later in life. However, rate of exclusive breastfeeding practice is very low especially in developing countries. The aim...

Author(s):Abate Lette, Birkinesh Ermancho

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Protective Effect of Vitamin C Against Theobromine Induced Hepatorenal and Cardio Toxicity in Male Albino Wistar Rats

The protective effect of Vitamin C against theobromine induced toxicity in male albino Wistar rats was investigated. Twenty-five (25) male Wistar rats weighing between 140 g – 160 g were divided into 5 groups with 5 rats in each group. Group 1 served as the control. Group 2 received 700 mg/kg body weight of theobromine daily for 4 days. Group 3 was administered 100 mg/kg body weight of Vitamin C daily for 21 days. Group 4...

Author(s):Utibe Evans Bassey, Edet Okon Akpanyung, Dennis Uju Nwaokonko, Burch Takim Ndifon

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Effect of Junk Food on Body Mass Index (BMI) of Adolescent School Children in Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State

There are great concerns in Nigeria about lifestyle diseases which are now emerging among adolescent school children due to emphasis on the food taste rather than nutritional value of the food. Survey of the consumption pattern of junk foods among adolescent school children drawn from both public and private school in Ukwuani LGA of Delta State, Nigeria was carried out. The study sample is Class three (3) of the Junior...

Author(s):Ajieh G. I., Salami L. I., Uko-Aviomoh E. E., and Igbinaduwa O

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