Sonja Y Hess

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Results of Fortification Rapid Assessment Tool (FRAT) surveys in sub-Saharan Africa and suggestions for future modifications of the survey instrument
    Sonja Y Hess
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 34:21-38. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Acceptability of zinc-fortified, lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) prepared for young children in Burkina Faso
    Sonja Y Hess
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 7:357-67. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The impact of common micronutrient deficiencies on iodine and thyroid metabolism: the evidence from human studies
    Sonja Y Hess
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 24:117-32. 2010
  4. pmc Associations between intestinal mucosal function and changes in plasma zinc concentration following zinc supplementation
    K Ryan Wessells
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 57:348-55. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Galvanizing action: conclusions and next steps for mainstreaming zinc interventions in public health programs
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S179-84. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the estimated cost-effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic zinc supplementation strategies for reducing child morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition, Program in International and Community Nutrition, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 34:199-214. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Preventive zinc supplementation among infants, preschoolers, and older prepubertal children
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S12-40. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of methods to assess adherence to small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) and dispersible tablets among young Burkinabé children participating in a community-based intervention trial
    Souheila Abbeddou
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 11:90-104. 2015
  9. pmc Effect of zinc added to a daily small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement on diarrhoea, malaria, fever and respiratory infections in young children in rural Burkina Faso: a cluster-randomised trial
    Jérôme W Somé
    Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé Direction Régionale de l Ouest, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    BMJ Open 5:e007828. 2015
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of maternal zinc supplementation on pregnancy and lactation outcomes
    Sonja Y Hess
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S60-78. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Results of Fortification Rapid Assessment Tool (FRAT) surveys in sub-Saharan Africa and suggestions for future modifications of the survey instrument
    Sonja Y Hess
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 34:21-38. 2013
    ..Multiple countries have conducted FRAT surveys, but information on results and experiences with the FRAT tool has been available only at the national level...
  2. doi request reprint Acceptability of zinc-fortified, lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) prepared for young children in Burkina Faso
    Sonja Y Hess
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 7:357-67. 2011
    ..Most importantly, interviews and focus groups following the 2-week home-feeding trial indicated good acceptability of the products by mothers and their children...
  3. doi request reprint The impact of common micronutrient deficiencies on iodine and thyroid metabolism: the evidence from human studies
    Sonja Y Hess
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 24:117-32. 2010
    ..Little evidence is available on interactions between iodine and zinc metabolism...
  4. pmc Associations between intestinal mucosal function and changes in plasma zinc concentration following zinc supplementation
    K Ryan Wessells
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 57:348-55. 2013
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Galvanizing action: conclusions and next steps for mainstreaming zinc interventions in public health programs
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S179-84. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the estimated cost-effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic zinc supplementation strategies for reducing child morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition, Program in International and Community Nutrition, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 34:199-214. 2013
    ..Zinc supplementation of young children in lower-income countries reduces morbidity from diarrhea and pneumonia and all-cause mortality, but the most cost-effective approach for distributing zinc supplements is unknown...
  7. ncbi request reprint Preventive zinc supplementation among infants, preschoolers, and older prepubertal children
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S12-40. 2009
    ..The available evidence supports the need for intervention programs to enhance zinc status to reduce child morbidity and mortality and to enhance child growth. Possible strategies for delivering preventive zinc supplements are discussed...
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of methods to assess adherence to small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) and dispersible tablets among young Burkinabé children participating in a community-based intervention trial
    Souheila Abbeddou
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 11:90-104. 2015
    ..The lack of change in plasma zinc concentration after 9 months of supplementation suggests low adherence to the zinc tablet. Better methods are needed to assess adherence in community-based supplementation trials. ..
  9. pmc Effect of zinc added to a daily small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement on diarrhoea, malaria, fever and respiratory infections in young children in rural Burkina Faso: a cluster-randomised trial
    Jérôme W Somé
    Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé Direction Régionale de l Ouest, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    BMJ Open 5:e007828. 2015
    ..When zinc is administered with other micronutrients or foods, its effect is also uncertain. We assessed the effects of different amounts and sources of zinc on the frequency of diarrhoea, malaria, fever and RTI in young children...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of maternal zinc supplementation on pregnancy and lactation outcomes
    Sonja Y Hess
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S60-78. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of zinc fortification on zinc nutrition
    Sonja Y Hess
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S79-107. 2009
    ..Because of the limited available information on program impact, it will be important to evaluate the outcomes of such programs...
  12. doi request reprint Asymptomatic malaria infection affects the interpretation of biomarkers of iron and vitamin A status, even after adjusting for systemic inflammation, but does not affect plasma zinc concentrations among young children in Burkina Faso
    K Ryan Wessells
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA
    J Nutr 144:2050-8. 2014
    ..Biomarkers of iron [plasma ferritin (pF)], vitamin A [retinol binding protein (RBP)], and zinc status [plasma zinc (pZn)] are affected by the acute phase response, independent of micronutrient status...
  13. doi request reprint Plasma zinc concentration increases within 2 weeks in healthy Senegalese men given liquid supplemental zinc, but not zinc-fortified wheat bread
    Grant J Aaron
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, and Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr 141:1369-74. 2011
    ..006). These results suggest that plasma zinc concentration may not be a sufficiently sensitive indicator to evaluate short-term responses to zinc fortification...
  14. pmc Caregiver recognition of childhood diarrhea, care seeking behaviors and home treatment practices in rural Burkina Faso: a cross-sectional survey
    Shelby E Wilson
    Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e33273. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint Short-term zinc supplementation with dispersible tablets or zinc sulfate solution yields similar positive effects on plasma zinc concentration of young children in Burkina Faso: a randomized controlled trial
    K Ryan Wessells
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Pediatr 160:129-35.e3. 2012
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  16. doi request reprint Plasma zinc concentration responds rapidly to the initiation and discontinuation of short-term zinc supplementation in healthy men
    K Ryan Wessells
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr 140:2128-33. 2010
    ..To ensure accurate interpretation of the results, samples should be collected while the intervention is still in progress...
  17. doi request reprint Iodine status of young Burkinabe children receiving small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements and iodised salt: a cluster-randomised trial
    Sonja Y Hess
    1Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Br J Nutr 114:1829-37. 2015
    ..None of the children had elevated TSH at 18 months of age. Marginally more children in NIC (8·9%) had low T4 (15 ppm). A reduction of SQ-LNS I content could be considered in settings with similarly successful salt iodisation programmes...
  18. pmc Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements, regardless of their zinc content, increase growth and reduce the prevalence of stunting and wasting in young burkinabe children: a cluster-randomized trial
    Sonja Y Hess
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0122242. 2015
    ..7%) than in NIC (13.5%; p = 0.0003). Providing SQ-LNS daily with or without zinc, along with malaria and diarrhea treatment, significantly increased growth and reduced stunting, wasting and anemia prevalence in young children...
  19. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in knowledge of zinc nutrition and human health
    Sonja Y Hess
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 30:S5-11. 2009
    ..The following papers will then review the intervention strategies individually...
  20. doi request reprint Setting priorities for zinc-related health research to reduce children's disease burden worldwide: an application of the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative's research priority-setting method
    Kenneth H Brown
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:389-96. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Use of serum zinc concentration as an indicator of population zinc status
    Sonja Y Hess
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 28:S403-29. 2007
    ..Serum zinc concentration can be considered a useful biomarker of a population's risk of zinc deficiency and response to zinc interventions, although it may not be a reliable indicator of individual zinc status...
  22. ncbi request reprint Zinc bioavailability from zinc-fortified foods
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 77:174-81. 2007
    ..There is little information on the effect of fortification with other micronutrients on zinc absorption from co-fortified foods, and zinc fortification does not seem to suppress iron absorption from iron-fortified foods in most studies...