Characterization of transition diets spanning infancy and toddlerhood: a novel, multiple-time-point application of principal components analysis
Laima Brazionis, Rebecca K Golley, Murthy N Mittinty, Lisa G Smithers, Pauline Emmett, Kate Northstone, John W Lynch
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012
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The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children is supported by the UK Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the University of Bristol. JWL is supported by an Australia Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). LB, MNM, and LGS are supported by funds from JWL's Australia Fellowship. RKG is supported by an NHMRC Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (478115). KN and PE are partly supported by the Arthritic Association, UK, and by funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013; 245012-HabEat).The authors' responsibilities were as follows-LB, RKG, LGS, MNM, and JWL: conceived the present study; PE: designed and oversaw the collection of the dietary data; KN: prepared the data; and LB: developed the PCA protocol and face validity for diet trajectories, analyzed the data, and prepared the first draft of the manuscript. All authors assisted with interpretation of the analysis, contributed to subsequent drafts of the manuscript, and read and approved the final manuscript. PE and KN have received occasional support from commercial infant food manufacturers and have spoken at invited lectures. None of the remaining authors had a conflict of interest to declare.