Penn State PhD in epidemiology student, Dr. Paddy Ssentongo will be a presenter at the American Society for Nutrition conference on May 30 to June 2, in Seattle.
Nutrition 2020 will highlight his three Penn State-led research projects:
- Association of cassava consumption with median urinary iodine concentrations and goiter prevalence: A pooled analysis of 176 countries: Examines if people, who consume large quantities of cassava, have an increased risk of developing iodine deficiencies and thyroid conditions. Findings show that high consumption is neither associated with lower iodine concentrations nor thyroid swelling. Penn State’s Mr. Djibril Ba, Mr. Matt Pelton, Ms. Holly Wisnousky, Mr. Nick Lazzara, Ms. Anna Ssentongo and Dr. Vernon Chinchilli contributed to this study.
- Micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy, birth weight, and neonatal mortality in Uganda: A causal mediation analysis: Looks at 17,202 live births and shows that taking iron/folic acid supplements during pregnancy is linked to a 56 percent reduction in neonatal mortality. Penn State’s Mr. Djibril Ba, Dr. Jessica Ericson, Dr. Alison Gernand, Dr. Ming Wang, Dr. Ping Du, Dr. Duanping Liao, Dr. Vernon Chinchilli, Dr. Steven Schiff, and Mr. Claudio Fronterre from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom contributed to this study.
- Association of undernutrition and neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality: Evidence from 62 low-income and middle-income countries: Reveals that stunting is strongly associated with child mortality for newborns to 5-year-olds. Penn State’s Dr. Joseph A. Lewcun, Dr. Ssentongo, Mr. Djibril Ba, Dr. Jessica Ericson, Dr. Alison Gernand, Dr. Ming Wang, Dr. Ping Du, Dr. Duanping Liao, Dr. Vernon Chinchilli, Dr. Steven Schiff, and Mr. Claudio Fronterre from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom contributed to this study.
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