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Celiac disease (CD), a gastrointestinal disorder caused by immunological reaction to gluten, can only be treated by a gluten-free diet (GFD). The purpose of this study was to assess the diet of children with CD. Twenty-five children with CD on GFD and twenty-three children with chronic...
The prevalence of child overweight/obesity in Canada has increased over the last 25 years. The prevalence is 2-3 times higher in Aboriginal compared to non-Aboriginal children. Some dietary behaviors are directly associated with obesity. The consumption of vegetables and fruit, milk, and...
Choline is an essential micronutrient with increased requirements during pregnancy and lactation due to a high demand by the developing fetus and infant. Animal studies have demonstrated that choline is essential for brain development, and as a component of all cell membranes it is hypothesized...
Maternal Essential Fatty Acid Status During Pregnancy and Postpartum in the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) Study and Infant OutcomesDownload
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) and arachidonic (AA) acids are essential fatty acids found in breast milk and are important for the infant’s brain development and cognitive functions such as those that regulate sleep and crying. The overall goal of this research was to use a large maternal infant cohort,...