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Publications 

NESR ensures that our work is transparent and accessible to the public by publishing each completed systematic review on our website. In addition, some reviews have also been published in other formats, including peer-reviewed journal articles. Below is a list of publications associated with each of NESR’s systematic review projects.

NESR Systematic Review Methodology

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More details about NESR's systematic review methodology can be found on our Methodology page.

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Peer-reviewed publications

Obbagy J, Raghavan R, English LK, Spill MK, Bahnfleth CL, Bates M, Callahan E, Cole NC, Gungor D, Kim JH, Kingshipp BJ, Nevins JEH, Scinto-Madonich SR, Spahn JM, Venkatramanan S, Stoody E. Strengthening research that answers nutrition questions of public health importance- Leveraging the experience of the USDA Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review team. J Nutr. 2022. nxac140, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxac140.

Spill MK, English LK, Raghavan R, Callahan E, Gungor D, Kingshipp B, Spahn J, Stoody E, Obbagy J. Perspective: USDA Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review Methodology: Grading the Strength of Evidence in Nutrition- and Public Health-Related Systematic Review. Advances in Nutrition. 2021; 13:982-991. DOI: 10.1093/advances/nmab147.

Obbagy JE, Spahn JM, Wong YP, Psota TL, Spill MK, Dreibelbis C, Güngör D, Nadaud P, Raghavan R, Callahan EH, English LK, Kingshipp BL, LaPergola CC, Shapiro MJ, Stoody EE. Systematic review methods for the Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months Project. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):698S–704S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy226.

Stoody EE, Spahn J, Casavale K. The Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months Project: a series of systematic reviews on diet and health. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):685S–97S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy372.

Raiten DJ, Raghavan R, Porter A, Obbagy JE, Spahn JS. Executive summary: evaluating the evidence base to support the inclusion of infants and children from birth to 24 mo of age in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans—"the B-24 Project." Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99 663S-691S.

Obbagy JE, Blum-Kemelor DM, Essery EV, Lyon JMG, Spahn JM. USDA Nutrition Evidence Library: Methodology used to identify topics and develop systematic review questions for the birth-24 month population. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014; 99:1-5.

Spahn JM, Lyon JM, Altman JM, Blum-Kemelor DM, Essery EV, Fungwe TV, Macneil PC, McGrane MM, Obbagy JE, Wong YP. The systematic review methodology used to support the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Apr;111(4):520-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.01.005. PubMed PMID: 21443982.

2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

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Full systematic review reports can be accessed at the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews Project page

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Peer-reviewed publications

Dewey KG, Güngör D, Donovan SM, Madan EM, Venkatramanan S, Davis TA, Kleinman RE, Taveras EM, Bailey RL, Novotny R, Terry N, Butera G, Obbagy J, de Jesus J, Stoody E. Breastfeeding and risk of overweight in childhood and beyond: a systematic review with emphasis on sibling-pair and intervention studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Jul 5:nqab206. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab206.

English LK, Ard JD, Bailey RL, Bates M, Bazzano LA, Boushey CJ, Brown C, Butera G, Callahan EH, de Jesus J, Mattes RD, Mayer-Davis EJ, Novotny R, Obbagy JE, Rahavi EB, Sabate J, Snetselaar LG, Stoody EE, Van Horn LV, Venkatramanan S, Heymsfield SB. Evaluation of Dietary Patterns and All-Cause Mortality: A Systematic Review. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 2;4(8):e2122277. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.22277. PMID: 34463743.

Nevins JEH, Donovan SM, Snetselaar L, Dewey KG, Novotny R, Stang J, Taveras EM, Kleinman RE, Bailey RL, Raghavan R, Scinto-Madonich SR, Venkatramanan S, Butera G, Terry N, Altman J, Adler M, Obbagy JE, Stoody EE, de Jesus J. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Dietary Supplements Consumed During Pregnancy and Lactation and Child Neurodevelopment: A Systematic Review. J Nutr. 2021 Aug 12:nxab238. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxab238.

Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months Systematic Review Project

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Full systematic review reports can be accessed at the Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months Systematic Review Project page

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

English LK, Obbagy JE, Wong YP, Butte NF, Dewey KG, Fox MK, Greer FR, Krebs NF, Scanlon KS, Stoody EE. Timing of introduction of complementary foods and beverages and growth, size, and body composition: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):935S–55S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy267.

English LK, Obbagy JE, Wong YP, Butte NF, Dewey KG, Fox MK, Greer FR, Krebs NK, Scanlon KS, Stoody EE. Types and amounts of complementary foods and beverages consumed and growth, size, and body composition: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):956S–77S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy281.  

English LK, Obbagy JE, Wong YP, Butte NF, Dewey KG, Fox MK, Greer FR, Krebs NF, Scanlon KS, Stoody EE. Complementary feeding and developmental milestones: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):879S–89S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy321. 

Güngör D, Nadaud P, Dreibelbis C, LaPergola CC, Wong YP, Terry N, Abrams SA, Beker L, Jacobovits T, Järvinen KM, Nommsen-Rivers LA, O’Brien KO, Oken E, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ziegler EE, Spahn J. Infant milk-feeding practices and diagnosed celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease in offspring: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):838S–51S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy371.

Güngör D, Nadaud P, Dreibelbis C, LaPergola CC, Wong YP, Terry N, Abrams SA, Beker L, Jacobovits T, Järvinen KM, Nommsen-Rivers LA, O’Brien KO, Oken E, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ziegler EE, Spahn J. Infant milk-feeding practices and childhood leukemia: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):757S–71S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy306.

Güngör D, Nadaud P, LaPergola CC, Dreibelbis C, Wong YP, Terry N, Abrams SA, Beker L, Jacobovits T, Järvinen KM, Nommsen-Rivers LA, O’Brien KO, Oken E, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ziegler EE, Spahn J. Infant milk-feeding practices and cardiovascular disease outcomes in offspring: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):800S–16S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy332.  

Güngör D, Nadaud P, LaPergola CC, Dreibelbis C, Wong YP, Terry N, Abrams SA, Beker L, Jacobovits T, Järvinen KM, Nommsen-Rivers LA, O’Brien KO, Oken E, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ziegler EE, Spahn J. Infant milk-feeding practices and food allergies, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and asthma throughout the life span: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):772S–99S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy283.   

Güngör D, Nadaud P, LaPergola CC, Dreibelbis C, Wong YP, Terry N, Abrams SA, Beker L, Jacobovits T, Järvinen KM, Nommsen-Rivers LA, O’Brien KO, Oken E, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ziegler EE, Spahn JM. Infant milk-feeding practices and diabetes outcomes in offspring: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):817S–37S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy311.

Obbagy JE, English LK, Psota TL, Wong YP, Butte NF, Dewey KG, Fox MK, Greer FR, Krebs NF, Scanlon KS, Stoody EE. Complementary feeding and micronutrient status: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):852S–71S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy266.

Obbagy JE, English LK, Wong YP, Butte NF, Dewey KG, Fleischer DM, Fox MK, Greer FR, Krebs NF, Scanlon KS, Stoody EE. Complementary feeding and food allergies, atopic dermatitis/eczema, asthma, and allergic rhinitis: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):890S–934S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy220.

Obbagy JE, English LK, Wong YP, Butte NF, Dewey KG, Fox MK, Greer FR, Krebs NF, Scanlon KS, Stoody EE. Complementary feeding and bone health: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):872S–8S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy227.

Obbagy JE, Spahn JM, Wong YP, Psota TL, Spill MK, Dreibelbis C, Güngör D, Nadaud P, Raghavan R, Callahan EH, English LK, Kingshipp BL, LaPergola CC, Shapiro MJ, Stoody EE. Systematic review methods for the Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months Project. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):698S–704S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy226. 

Raghavan R, Dreibelbis C, Kingshipp BL, Wong YP, Abrams B, Gernand AD, Rasmussen KM, Siega-Riz AM, Stang J, Casavale KO, Spahn J, Stoody EE. Dietary patterns before and during pregnancy and maternal outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):705S–28S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy216.

Raghavan R, Dreibelbis C, Kingshipp BL, Wong YP, Abrams B, Gernand AD, Rasmussen KM, Siega-Riz AM, Stang J, Casavale KO, Spahn JM, Stoody EE. Dietary patterns before and during pregnancy and birth outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr.2019;109(7):729S–56S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy353.

Spahn J, Callahan EH, Spill MK, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. Influence of maternal diet on flavor transfer to amniotic fluid and breast milk and children’s responses: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):1003S–26S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy240.

Spill MK, Callahan EH, Shapiro MJ, Spahn JM, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. Caregiver feeding practices and child weight outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr.2019;109(7):990S–1002S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy276.

Spill MK, Johns K, Callahan EH, Shapiro MJ, Wong YP, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Birch L, Black MM, Cook JT, Faith MS, Mennella JA, Casavale KO. Repeated exposure to food and food acceptability in infants and toddlers: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):978S–89S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy308.

Stoody EE, Spahn J, Casavale K. The Pregnancy and Birth to 24 Months Project: a series of systematic reviews on diet and health. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(7):685S–97S. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy372.


2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

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Full systematic review reports can be accessed at the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews Project page

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Dietary Patterns Systematic Review Project

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Full systematic review reports can be accessed at the Dietary Patterns Systematic Review Project Project page

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Birth to 24 Months Topic Identification Project

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Full systematic review reports can be accessed at the Birth to 24 Months Topic Identification Project Project page

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Nutrition Education Systematic Review Project

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Full systematic review reports can be accessed at the Nutrition Education Systematic Review Project Project pagee

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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

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Full systematic review reports can be accessed at the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews Project page

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Spahn JM, Lyon JM, Altman JM, Blum-Kemelor DM, Essery EV, Fungwe TV, Macneil PC, McGrane MM, Obbagy JE, Wong YP. The systematic review methodology used to support the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Apr;111(4):520-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.01.005. PubMed PMID: 21443982.

Pérez-Escamilla R, Obbagy JE, Altman JM, Essery EV, McGrane MM, Wong YP, Spahn JM, Williams CL. Dietary energy density and body weight in adults and children: a systematic review. J Acad Nutr Diet.2012 May;112(5):671-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.01.020. Epub 2012 Apr 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 22480489.

McGrane MM, Essery E, Obbagy J, Lyon J, Macneil P, Spahn J, Van Horn L. Dairy Consumption, Blood Pressure, and Risk of Hypertension: An Evidence-Based Review of Recent Literature. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2011 Aug 1;5(4):287-298. PubMed PMID: 22384284; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3289141

Dietary Guidelines Nutrition Insights

These Nutrition Insights are plain-language summaries of NEL systematic reviews focusing on specific topics addressed by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. These are designed to communicate NEL evidence to a broad audience including the nutrition community, public health and policy groups, and evidence analysis libraries or centers. Each Insight covers a brief review of the scientific evidence, and the link to related Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations.