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Research Project: Novel Functions and Biomarkers for Vitamins and Minerals

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Water-soluble vitamins in human milk: factors affecting their concentration and their physiological significance - (Review Article)

Vitamin B12 added as a fortificant to flour retains high bioavailability when baked in bread - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garrod, M.G., Buchholz, B.A., Miller, J.W., Haack, K.W., Green, R., Allen, L.H. 2018. Vitamin B12 added as a fortificant to flour retains high bioavailability when baked in bread. Nuclear Instruments and Methods. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2018.05.042.

Vitamin B12 in breast milk: a systematic review - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dror, D., Allen, L.H. 2018. Vitamin B12 in breast milk: a systematic review. Advances in Nutrition. 9:358S-366S. https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmx019.

Retinol to fat ratio and retinol in human milk: a systematic review and meta-analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dror, D., Allen, L.H. 2018. Retinol to fat ratio and retinol in human milk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Advances in Nutrition. 9:332S-346S. https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy021.

Vitamin B12 content in breast milk of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian lactating women in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, L.H., Pawlak, R., Vos, P., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Perrin, M.T. 2018. Vitamin B12 content in breast milk of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian lactating women in the United States. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqy104.

Methods to assess vitamin B-12 bioavailability and technologies to enhance its absorption - (Review Article)
Brito, A., Habevch, E., Silva-Zolezzi, I., Galaffu, N., Allen, L.H. 2018. Methods to assess vitamin B-12 bioavailability and technologies to enhance its absorption. Nutrition Reviews. 76(10):778-792. https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nuy026.

Associations between school readiness and obesity- and inflammation-related biomarkers in low-income preschoolers within the healthy kids study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sutter, C., Ontai, L.L., Shilts, M.K., Lanoue, L., Allen, L.H., Townsend, M.S. 2018. Associations between school readiness and obesity- and inflammation-related biomarkers in low-income preschoolers within the healthy kids study. Mind, Brain, and Education. 12:28-38. https://doi/pdf/10.1111/mbe.12165.

Subcongenic analysis of a quantitative trait locus affecting body weight and glucose metabolism in zinc transporter 7 (znt7) -knockout mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Tepaamorndech, S., Kirschke, C.P., Cai, Y., Zhao, J., Cao, X., Rao, A. 2019. Subcongenic analysis of a quantitative trait locus affecting body weight and glucose metabolism in zinc transporter 7 (znt7) -knockout mice. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 20(19).

SLC30A family expression in the pancreatic islets of humans and mice: cellular localization in the ß-cells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cai, Y., Kirschke, C.P., Huang, L. 2018. SLC30A family expression in the pancreatic islets of humans and mice: cellular localization in the ß-cells. Journal of Molecular Histology. 49(2):133-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10735-017-9753-0.

Using dietary reference values to define fortification levels for national programs - (Book / Chapter)
Allen, L.H. 2018. Using dietary reference values to define fortification levels for national programs. In: Mannar, M.G.V., Hurrell, R., editors. Food Fortification in a Globalized World. 1st edition. San Diego, CA: Elsevier. p. 43-50.

Co-causation of reduced newborn size by maternal undernutrition, infections, and inflammation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ashorn, P., Hallamaa, L., Allen, L.H., Ashorn, U., Chandrasiri, U., Deitchler, M., Doyle, R., Harjunmaa, U., Jorgensen, J.M., Kamiza, S., Klein, N., Maleta, K., Nkhoma, M., Oaks, B.M., Poelman, B., Rogerson, S.J., Stewart, C.P., Zeilani, M., Dewey, K.G. 2018. Co-causation of reduced newborn size by maternal undernutrition, infections, and inflammation. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 14(3):e12585. doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12585.

Infant serum and maternal milk vitamin B-12 are positively correlated in Kenyan infant-mother dyads at 1–6 months postpartum, irrespective of infant feeding practice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, A.M., Stewart, C.P., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Kiprotich, M., Achando, B., Lin, A., Null, C., Allen, L.H., Chantry, C.J. 2018. Infant serum and maternal milk vitamin B-12 are positively correlated in Kenyan infant-mother dyads at 1–6 months postpartum, irrespective of infant feeding practice. Journal of Nutrition. 148:86-93. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxx009.

Establishing and performing targeted multi-residue analysis for lipid mediators and fatty acids in small clinical plasma samples. - (Book / Chapter)
Pedersen, T.L., Newman, J.W. 2018. Establishing and performing targeted multi-residue analysis for lipid mediators and fatty acids in small clinical plasma samples. In: Giera, M, editor. Clinical Metabolomics. Methods in Molecular Biology. Volume 1730. New York, NY: Humana Press. p. 175-212. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7592-1_13

Aberrant fatty acid metabolism in the skeletal muscle contributes to insulin resistance in zinc transporter 7 (Znt7) knockout mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Tepaamorndech, S., Kirschke, C.P., Newman, J.W., Keyes, W.R., Pedersen, T.L. 2018. Aberrant fatty acid metabolism in the skeletal muscle contributes to insulin resistance in zinc transporter 7 (Znt7) knockout mice. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293(20):7549-7563. doi:10.1074/jbc.M117.817692.

Associations of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum with maternal cognition and mother-child interaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prado, E., Ashorn, U., Phuka, .J., Maleta, .K., Sadalaki, .J., Oaks, B.M., Haskell, M., Allen, L.H., Vosti, S.A., Ashorn, .P., Dewey, K.G. 2018. Associations of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum with maternal cognition and mother-child interaction. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 14:e12546. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12546.

Associations of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum with maternal cognition and caregiving - (Abstract Only)
Prado, E., Ashorn, U., Phuka, J., Maleta, K., Sadalaki, J., Oaks, B., Haskell, M., Allen, L.H., Vosti, S., Ashorn, P., Dewey, K. 2017. Associations of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum with maternal cognition and caregiving. Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12546.

Vegetable behavioral tool demonstrates validity with MyPlate vegetable cups and carotenoid and inflammatory biomarkers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Townsend, M.S., Shilts, M.K., Styne, D.M., Drake, C., Lanoue, L., Woodhouse, L.R., Allen, L.H. 2016. Vegetable behavioral tool demonstrates validity with MyPlate vegetable cups and carotenoid and inflammatory biomarkers. Appetite. 107:628-638. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.002.

Efficacy and safety of vitamin B12 fortification - (Book / Chapter)
Allen, L.H. 2018. Efficacy and safety of vitamin B12 fortification. In: Mannar, M.G.V. and Hurrell, R., editors. Food Fortification in a Globalized World. 1st edition. San Diego, CA: Elsevier. p. 255-261.

The effects of a lipid-based nutrient supplement and antiretroviral therapy in a randomized controlled trial on iron, copper, and zinc in milk from HIV+ Malawian mothers and associations with maternal and infant biomarkers - (Review Article)
Hampel, D., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Gertz, E.R., Flax, V.L., Adair, L.S., Bentley, M.E., Jamieson, D.J., Tegha, G., Chasela, C.S., Kamwendo, D., Van Der Horst, C.M., Allen, L.H. 2017. The effects of a lipid-based nutrient supplement and antiretroviral therapy in a randomized controlled trial on iron, copper, and zinc in milk from HIV+ Malawian mothers and associations with maternal and infant biomarkers. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 14(2):e12503. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12503.

Dose-related liver injury of Geniposide associated with the alteration in bile acid synthesis and transportation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tian, J., Zhu, J., Yi, Y., Li, C., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Pan, C., Xiang, S., Li, X., Li, J., Newman, J.W., Feng, X., Liu, J., Han, J., Wang, L., La Frano, M.R., Liang, A. 2017. Dose-related liver injury of Geniposide associated with the alteration in bile acid synthesis and transportation. Scientific Reports. 7:8938. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-09131-2.

The human serum metabolome of vitamin B-12 deficiency and repletion, and associations with neurological function - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brito, A., Grapov, D., Fahrmann, J., Harvey, D., Green, R., Miller, J.W., Fedosov, S.N., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Pedersen, T.L., Fiehn, O., Newman, J.W., Uauy, R., Allen, L.H. 2017. The human serum metabolome of vitamin B-12 deficiency and repletion, and associations with neurological function. Journal of Nutrition. 147(10):1839-1849. https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.117.248278.

Vitamin B12 deficiency - (Review Article)
Green, R., Allen, L.H., Bjorke-Monsen, A., Brito, A., Gueant, J., Miller, J.W., Molly, A.M., Nexo, E., Stabler, S., Toh, B., Ueland, P.M., Yajnik, C. 2017. Vitamin B12 deficiency. Nature Review Disease Primers. doi: 10.1038/nrdp.2017.40.

Overview of nutrients in breast milk - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dror, D.K., Allen, L.H. 2018. Overview of nutrients in breast milk. Advances in Nutrition. 9:278S-294S. https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy022.

Limitations of the evidence base used to set recommended nutrient intakes for infants and lactating women. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Iron, zinc, folate, and vitamin B12 status increased among women and children in Yaounde and Douala, Cameroon, one year after introducing fortified wheat flour - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Engle-Stone, R., Nankap, M., Ndjebayi, A.O., Allen, L.H., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Killilea, D.W., Gimou, M., Houghton, L.A., Friedman, A., Tarini, A., Stamm, R.A., Brown, K.H. 2017. Iron, zinc, folate, and vitamin B12 status increased among women and children in Yaounde and Douala, Cameroon, one year after introducing fortified wheat flour. Journal of Nutrition. 147(7):1426-1436. doi: 10.3945/jn.116.245076.

Correlations between maternal, breast milk, and infant vitamin B12 concentrations among mother-infant dyads in Vancouver, Canada and Pry Veng, Cambodia: an exploratory analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chebaya, P., Karakochuk, C.D., March, K.M., Chen, N.N., Stamm, R.A., Kroeun, H., Sophonneary, P., Borath, M., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Barr, S.I., Lamers, Y., Houghton, L.A., Allen, L.H., Green, T., Whitfield, K.C. 2017. Correlations between maternal, breast milk, and infant vitamin B12 concentrations among mother-infant dyads in Vancouver, Canada and Pry Veng, Cambodia: an exploratory analysis. Nutrients. 9(3):270. doi: 10.3390/nu.9030270.

Micronutrients in human milk: analytical methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hampel, D., Dror, D., Allen, L.H. 2018. Micronutrients in human milk: analytical methods. Advances in Nutrition. 9:313S-331S. https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy017.

Iodine in breast milk: a systematic review - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dror, D., Allen, L.H. 2018. Iodine in breast milk: a systematic review. Advances in Nutrition. 9:347S-357S. https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy020.

Introduction to current knowledge on micronutrients in human milk: adequacy, analysis and need for research - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, L.H., Dror, D.K. 2018. Introduction to current knowledge on micronutrients in human milk: adequacy, analysis and need for research. Advances in Nutrition. 9:275S-277S. https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy018.

ZNT7 binds to CD40 and influences CD154-triggered p38 MAPK activity in B lymphocytes-a possible regulatory mechanism for zinc in immune function - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tepaamorndech, S., Oort, P.J., Kirschke, C.P., Yimeng, C., Huang, L. 2017. ZNT7 binds to CD40 and influences CD154-triggered p38 MAPK activity in B lymphocytes-a possible regulatory mechanism for zinc in immune function. FEBS Open Bio. 7(5):675–690. doi: 10.1002/2211-5463.12211.

Association between early pregnancy vitamin D status and changes in serum lipid profiles throughout pregnancy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lepsch, J., Eschriqui, I., Rodriguez-Farias, D., Vaz, J.S., Cunha Figueiredo, A.C., Amorim Adegboye, A.R., Brito, A., Mokhtar, R., Allen, L.H., Holick, M.F., Kac, G. 2017. Association between early pregnancy vitamin D status and changes in serum lipid profiles throughout pregnancy. Metabolism. 70:85-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2017.02.004.

Changes in plasma concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D during pregnancy: a Brazilian cohort. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Figueiredo, A., Cocate, P., Adegboye, A., Franco-Sena, A., Farias, D., Trinidade De Castro, M., Brito, A., Allen, L.H., Mokhtar, R., Holick, M., Kac, G. 2018. Changes in plasma concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D during pregnancy: a Brazilian cohort. European Journal of Nutrition. 57:1059-1072. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1389-z.

Vitamin concentrations in human milk vary with time within feed, circadian rhythm, and single-dose supplementation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hampel, D., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Islam, M., Peerson, J.M., Allen, L.H. 2017. Vitamin concentrations in human milk vary with time within feed, circadian rhythm, and single-dose supplementation. Journal of Nutrition. 147(4):603-611. doi: 10.3945/jn.116.242941.

Fat- and water-soluble vitamin concentrations in human milk: effects of collection protocol, circadian variation and acute maternal supplementation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hampel, D., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Islam, M.M., Peerson, J.M., Allen, L.H. 2017. Fat- and water-soluble vitamin concentrations in human milk: effects of collection protocol, circadian variation and acute maternal supplementation. Journal of Nutrition. doi: 10.3945:jn.116.242941.

Maternal plasma cholesterol and duration of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study in Ghana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oaks, B., Stewart, C., Laugero, K.D., Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Vosti, S., Ashorn, P., Dewey, K. 2016. Maternal plasma cholesterol and duration of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study in Ghana. Maternal and Child Nutrition. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12418.

Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) - vitamin B12 review - (Review Article)
Allen, L.H., Miller, J.W., De Groot, L., Rosenberg, I.H., Smith, D.A., Refsum, H., Raiten, D.J. 2016. Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) - vitamin B12 review. Journal of Nutrition. 146(9):1816S-1848S. https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.115.229708.

Perinatal consumption of thiamin-fortified fish sauce in rural Cambodia: a randomized controlled efficacy trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitfield, K.C., Karakochuk, C.D., Kroeun, H., Hampel, D., Sokhoing, L., Chan, B.B., Borath, M., Sophonneary, P., Mclean, J., Aminuzzaman, T., Lynd, L.D., Li-Chan, E.Y., Kitts, D.D., Green, T.J. 2016. Perinatal consumption of thiamin-fortified fish sauce in rural Cambodia: a randomized controlled efficacy trial. JAMA Pediatrics. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics\2016.2065.

Perinatal consumption of thiamine-fortified fish sauce in rural Cambodia. A randomized clinical trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitfield, K.C., Karakochuk, C.D., Kroeun, H., Hampel, D., Sokhonig, L., Chan, B.B., Borath, M., Sophonneary, P., Mclean, J., Talukder, A., Lynd, L.D., Li-Chan, E.C., Kitts, D.D., Allen, L.H., Green, T.J. 2016. Perinatal consumption of thiamine-fortified fish sauce in rural Cambodia. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics. 170(10):e162065.

Vitamin B-12 concentrations in breast milk are low and are not associated with reported household hunger, recent animal source food or vitamin B-12 intake among women in rural Kenya - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, A.M., Chantry, C.J., Young, S.L., Allen, L.H., Arnold, B.F., Colford Jr, J.M., Dentz, H.N., Hampel, D., Lin, A., Null, C.A., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Stewart, C. 2016. Vitamin B-12 concentrations in breast milk are low and are not associated with reported household hunger, recent animal source food or vitamin B-12 intake among women in rural Kenya. Journal of Nutrition. 146(5)1125-1131. doi: 10.3945/jn.115.228189.

Is bone equally responsive to calcium and vitamins D intake from food vs. supplements? Use of 41Ca tracer kinetic model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rogers, T.S., Demmer, E., Richardson, C., Gertz, E.R., Buchholz, B., Hillegonds, D., Garrod, M.G., Van Loan, M.D. 2016. Is bone equally responsive to calcium and vitamins D intake from food vs. supplements? Use of 41Ca tracer kinetic model. Bone Reports. 5:117-123. doi: 10.1016/j.bonr.2016.05.001.

Anemia, micronutrient deficiencies, and malaria in children and women in Sierra Leone prior to the Ebola outbreak - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wirth, J.P., Rohner, F., Woodruff, B.A., Chiwile, F., Yankson, H., Koroma, A.S., Feimata, R., Sesay, F., Dominguez, E., Petry, N., Shahab-Ferdows, S., De Onis, M., Hodges, M. 2016. Anemia, micronutrient deficiencies, and malaria in children and women in Sierra Leone prior to the Ebola outbreak. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155031.

Reply to Lawrence R. Solomon: Negative interaction of high folate status with biochemical and neurological response to vitamin B-12 treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brito, A., Fedosov, S.N., Miller, J.W., Green, R., Uauy, R., Allen, L.H. 2016. Reply to Lawrence R. Solomon: Negative interaction of high folate status with biochemical and neurological response to vitamin B-12 treatment. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 103(5):1379. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.133322.

Down-regulation of zinc transporter 8 (SLC30A8) in pancreatic beta-cells promotes cell survival. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Kirschke, C.P. 2016. Down-regulation of zinc transporter 8 (SLC30A8) in pancreatic beta-cells promotes cell survival.. Austin Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes. 3(1):1-8.

Thiamin and riboflavin vitamers in human milk: effects of lipid-based nutrient supplementation and stage of lactation on vitamer secretion and contributions to total vitamin content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hampel, D., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Adair, L.S., Bentley, M.E., Flax, V.L., Jamieson, D.J., Ellington, S.R., Tegha, G., Chasela, C.S., Kamwendo, D., Allen, L.H. 2016. Thiamin and riboflavin vitamers in human milk: effects of lipid-based nutrient supplementation and stage of lactation on vitamer secretion and contributions to total vitamin content. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149479.

Current information gaps in micronutrient research, programs and policy: how can we fill them? - (Book / Chapter)
Allen, L.H. 2016. Current information gaps in micronutrient research, programs and policy: how can we fill them? In: Biesalski, H.K., Black, R.E., editors. World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, Volume 115. Hidden Hunger. Baltimore, MD: Karger Publishers. p. 109-117.

Addition of a dairy rich milk fat globule membrane to a high-saturated fat meal reduces the postprandial insulinaemic and inflammatory response in overweight and obese adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Demmer, E., Van Loan, M.D., Rivera, N., Rogers, T.S., Gertz, E.R., German, J., Smilowitz, J.T., Zivkovic, A.M. 2016. Addition of a dairy rich milk fat globule membrane to a high-saturated fat meal reduces the postprandial insulinaemic and inflammatory response in overweight and obese adults. Journal of Nutritional Science. 5(e14):1-11. doi: 10.1017/jns.2015.42.

Consumption of high-fat meal containing cheese compared to a vegan alternative lowers postprandial C-reactive protein in overweight and obese individuals with metabolic abnormalities: a randomised controlled crossover study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Demmer, E., Van Loan, M.D., Rivera, N., Rogers, T.S., Gertz, E.R., German, J.B., Zivkovic, A.M., Smilowitz, J.T. 2016. Consumption of high-fat meal containing cheese compared to a vegan alternative lowers postprandial C-reactive protein in overweight and obese individuals with metabolic abnormalities: a randomised controlled crossover study. Nutritional Science. 5(e9):1-12. doi: 10.1017/jns.2015.40.

Consumption of high-fat meal containing cheese compared with vegan alternative lowers postprandial C-reactive protein in overweight and obese individuals with metabolic abnormalities: a randomized controlled cross-over study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Zinc transporter 7 deficiency affects lipid synthesis in adipocytes by inhibiting insulin-dependent Akt activity and glucose uptake - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tepaamorndech, S., Kirschke, C.P., Pedersen, T.L., Keyes, W.R., Newman, J.W., Huang, L. 2015. Zinc transporter 7 deficiency affects lipid synthesis in adipocytes by inhibiting insulin-dependent Akt activity and glucose uptake. FEBS Journal. 283(2):378-394. doi: 10.1111/febs.13582.

Vitamin B-12 in breast milk and diet, and riboflavin in breastmilk, are very low in Kenyan lactating women, although vitamin B-6 is sufficient. - (Abstract Only)
Williams, A., Chantry, C., Stewart, C., Hampel, D., Allen, L.H., Young, S., Shahab-Ferdows, S. 2016. Vitamin B-12 in breast milk and diet, and riboflavin in breastmilk, are very low in Kenyan lactating women, although vitamin B-6 is sufficient.. Meeting Abstract. 18th Int. Society for Res. in Human Milk and Lactation Conf., Stellenbosch, S. Africa, 3/3-7/16.

Maternal consumption of thiamin-fortified fish sauce during pregnancy and lactation improves maternal and infant thiamin status and breast milk thiamin concentrations. - (Abstract Only)
Whitfield, K.C., Karakochuk, C.D., Hampel, D., Kroeun, H., Lynd, L.D., Li-Chan, E.Y., Kitts, D.D., Allen, L.H., Green, T.J. 2016. Maternal consumption of thiamin-fortified fish sauce during pregnancy and lactation improves maternal and infant thiamin status and breast milk thiamin concentrations.. Meeting Abstract. 18th Int. Soc. for Res. in Human Milk and Lactation Conf.Stellenbosch, S. Africa, 3/3-7/16.

Effects of endocrine and inflammatory changes on markers of bone turnover following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rogers, T.S., Swarbrick, M.M., Wolfe, B.M., Ali, M.R., Blankenship, J., Stanhope, K.L., Havel, P.J., Van Loan, M.D. 2015. Effects of endocrine and inflammatory changes on markers of bone turnover following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Medical Science Research. doi: 10.18103/mra.v2i2.329.

Regional, socioeconomic and dietary risk factors for vitamin B-12 deficiency differ from those for folate deficiency in Cameroonian women and children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Folate and vitamin B12 status in Latin America and the Caribbean: An update - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brito, A., Mujica-Coopman, M.F., Olivares, M., Lopez De Romana, D., Cori, H., Allen, L.H. 2015. Folate and vitamin B12 status in Latin America and the Caribbean: An update. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 2015, Vol. 36(Supplement 2); DOI: 10.1177/0379572115585772.

Antiretroviral therapy provided to HIV-infected Malawian women in a randomized trial diminishes the posiitive effect of lipid-based nutrient supplements on breast milk B-vitamins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Combined indicator of vitamin B12 status: modification for missing biomarkers and folate status, and recommendations for revised cut-points - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fedosov, S.N., Britio, A., Miller, J.W., Green, R., Allen, L.H. 2015. Combined indicator of vitamin B12 status: modification for missing biomarkers and folate status, and recommendations for revised cut-points. Clinical Chemistry. 53(8):1215-1225.

Plasma micronutrient concentrations are altered by antiretroviral therapy and lipid-based nutrient supplements in lactating HIV-infected Malawian women - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flax, V.L., Adair, L.S., Allen, L.H., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Chasela, C.S., Tegha, G., Daza, E.J., Corbett, A., Davis, N.L., Kamewendo, D., Kourtis, A.P., Van Der Horst, C.M., Jamieson, D.J., Bentley, M.E. 2015. Plasma micronutrient concentrations are altered by antiretroviral therapy and lipid-based nutrient supplements in lactating HIV-infected Malawian women. Journal of Nutrition. DOI: 10.3945/jn.115.212290.

Symposium report: Effective and safe micronutrient interventions, weighing the risks against the benefits Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Bielderman, I., Bruins, M.J., Engle-Stone, R., Solomons, N.W., Verhagen, H., Allen, L.H., Neufeld, L.M., Kraemer, K., Badham, J. 2015. Symposium report: Effective and safe micronutrient interventions, weighing the risks against the benefits . European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety. 5(4): 202-228, EJNFS.2015.019.

Maternal Deworming Research Study (MADRES) protocol: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of deworming in the immediate postpartum period - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mofid, L.S., Casapia, M., Montresor, A., Rahme, E., Fraser, W.D., Marquis, G.S., Vercruysse, J., Allen, L.H., Gyorkos, T.W. 2015. Maternal Deworming Research Study (MADRES) protocol: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of deworming in the immediate postpartum period. BMJ Open. 5:e008560. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008560.

Maternal Deworming Research Study (MADRES) protocol: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of deworming in the immediate postpartum period - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mofid, L.S., Casapia, M., Montresor, A., Rahme, E., Fraser, W.D., Marquis, G.S., Vercruysse, J., Allen, L.H., Gyorkos, T.W. 2016. Maternal Deworming Research Study (MADRES) protocol: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of deworming in the immediate postpartum period. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008560.

Vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy and postpartum improves B12 status of both mothers and infants but vaccine response in mothers only: a randomized clinical trial in Bangladesh Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Siddiqua, T.J., Ahmad, S.M., Ahsan, K.B., Rashid, M., Roy, A., Rahman, S.M., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Ahmed, T., Allen, L.H., Raqib, R. 2015. Vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy and postpartum improves B12 status of both mothers and infants but vaccine response in mothers only: a randomized clinical trial in Bangladesh. European Journal of Nutrition. 54:1-13.

Microneutrient research, programs and policy: from meta-analyses to metabolomics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Global dietary patterns and diets in childhood: implications for health outcomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, L.H. 2013. Global dietary patterns and diets in childhood: implications for health outcomes. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 61:29-37. DOI: 10.1159/000346185.

Predicted efficacy of the Palestinian wheat flour fortification program: complementary analysis of biochemical and dietary data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dary, O., Rambelson, Z., Shahab-Ferdows, S., Dror, D., Allen, L.H., Carriquiry, A., Salman, R. 2014. Predicted efficacy of the Palestinian wheat flour fortification program: complementary analysis of biochemical and dietary data. Public Health Nutrition. 18:1950-1957.

Combined indicator of vitamin B 12 status: modification for missing biomarkers and folate status and recommendations for revised cut-points - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fedosov, S.N., Brito, A., Miller, J., Green, R., Allen, L.H. 2015. Combined indicator of vitamin B 12 status: modification for missing biomarkers and folate status and recommendations for revised cut-points. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. DOI: 10.1515/cclm-2014-0818.

Zinc Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Drake, V.J., Ho, E. 2015. Zinc. Advances in Nutrition. 6:224-226.

Micronutrient supplements during pregnancy and/or lactation in Malawi and Ghana increase breast milk B-vitamins [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Shahab-Ferdows, S., Hampel, D., Dewey, K., Ashorn, P., Bentley, M., Adair, L., Flax, V., Allen, L.H. 2014. Micronutrient supplements during pregnancy and/or lactation in Malawi and Ghana increase breast milk B-vitamins [abstract]. Micronutrient Forum Global Conference. doi:10.4172:2161-0509.1000142.

Vitamin D Supplementation increases fibroblast growth factor-23 in HIV-infected youth treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Havens, P.L., Hazra, R., Stephensen, C.B., Kiser, J., Flynn, P.M., Wilson, C.M., Rutledge, B., Bethel, J., Pan, C., Woodhouse, L.R., Van Loan, M.D., Lui, N., Lujan-Zilbermann, J., Baker, A., Kapogiannis, B.G., Gordon, C.M., Mulligan, K. 2014. Vitamin D Supplementation increases fibroblast growth factor-23 in HIV-infected youth treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Antiviral Therapy. DOI: 10.3851/imp2755.

A feasibility study of wearable activity monitors for pre-adolescent school-age children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schaefer, S.E., Van Loan, M.D., German, J.B. 2014. A feasibility study of wearable activity monitors for pre-adolescent school-age children. Preventing Chronic Disease. DOI: 10.5888/pcd11.130262.