Lindsay H. Allen, Ph.D.

Lindsay Allen

Position Title
Research Scientist, USDA ARS WHNRC
Professor Emeritus

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Research Interests

Dr. Allen is a Research Scientist at the USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC). Dr. Allen's research is focused on the prevalence, causes, consequences and prevention of micronutrient deficiencies including iron, vitamin B-12, zinc, vitamin A and riboflavin.

Selected Publications

Prado EL, Ashorn U, Phuka J, Maleta K, Sadalaki J, Oaks BM, Haskell M, Allen LH, Vosti SA, Ashorn P, Dewey KG. Associations of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and post-partum with maternal cognition and caregiving. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Apr;14(2):e12546. [PubMed]

Ashorn P, Hallamaa L, Allen LH, Ashorn U, Chandrasiri U, Deitchler M, Doyle R, Harjunmaa U, Jorgensen JM, Kamiza S, Klein N, Maleta K, Nkhoma M, Oaks BM, Poelman B, Rogerson SJ, Stewart CP, Zeilani M, Dewey KG. Co-causation of reduced newborn size by maternal undernutrition, infections, and inflammation. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jan 8. [PubMed]

Williams AM, Stewart CP, Shahab-Ferdows S, Hampel D, Kiprotich M, Achando B, Lin A, Null CA, Allen LH, Chantry CJ. 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. J Nutr. 2018 Jan 1;148(1):86-93. [PubMed]

Allen LH, Hampel D, Shahab-Ferdows S, York ER, Adair LS, Flax VL, Tegha G, Chasela CS, Kamwendo D, Jamieson DJ, Bentley ME. Antiretroviral therapy provided to HIV-infected Malawian women in a randomized trial diminishes the positive effects of lipid-based nutrient supplements on breast-milk B vitamins. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Dec;102(6):1468-74. [PubMed]

Brito A, Verdugo R, Hertrampf E, Miller JW, Green R, Fedosov SN, Shahab-Ferdows S, Sanchez H, Albala C, Castillo JL, Matamala JM, Uauy R, Allen LH. Vitamin B-12 treatment of asymptomatic, deficient, elderly Chileans improves conductivity in myelinated peripheral nerves, but high serum folate impairs vitamin B-12 status response assessed by the combined indicator of vitamin B-12 status. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov 25. pii: ajcn116509.  [PubMed]

Shahab-Ferdows S, Engle-Stone R, Hampel D, Ndjebayi AO, Nankap M, Brown KH, Allen LH.  Regional, Socioeconomic, and Dietary Risk Factors for Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Differ from Those for Folate Deficiency in Cameroonian Women and Children. J Nutr. 2015 Nov;145(11):2587-95.   [PubMed]

Widen EM, Bentley ME, Chasela CS, Kayira D, Flax VL, Kourtis AP, Ellington SR, Kacheche Z, Tegha G, Jamieson DJ, van der Horst CM, Allen LH, Shahab-Ferdows S, Adair LS, for the BANST. Antiretroviral treatment is associated with iron deficiency in HIV-infected Malawian women that is mitigated with supplementation, but is not associated with infant iron deficiency during 24 weeks of exclusive breastfeeding. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2015 Feb 26. [PubMed]

Siddiqua TJ, Ahmad SM, Ahsan KB, Rashid M, Roy A, Rahman SM, Shahab-Ferdows S, Hampel D, Ahmed T, Allen LH, Raqib R. 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. Eur J Nutr 2015 Feb 4. [PubMed]

Hampel D, Allen LH. Analyzing B-Vitamins in Human Milk: Methodological Approaches. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2015:0. [PubMed]

Fedosov SN, Brito A, Miller JW, Green R, Allen LH. Combined indicator of vitamin B12 status: modification for missing biomarkers and folate status and recommendations for revised cut-points. Clin Chem Lab Med 2015 Jan 14. [PubMed]

Widen EM, Bentley ME, Kayira D, Chasela CS, Daza EJ, Kacheche ZK, Tegha G, Jamieson DJ, Kourtis AP, van der Horst CM, Allen LH, Shahab-Ferdows S, Adair LS, Team BANS. Changes in soluble transferrin receptor and hemoglobin concentrations in Malawian mothers are associated with those values in their exclusively breastfed, HIV-exposed infants. J Nutr 2014;144(3):367-74. [PubMed]

Siega-Riz AM, Estrada Del Campo Y, Kinlaw A, Reinhart GA, Allen LH, Shahab-Ferdows S, Heck J, Suchindran CM, Bentley ME. Effect of supplementation with a lipid-based nutrient supplement on the micronutrient status of children aged 6-18 months living in the rural region of Intibuca, Honduras. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2014;28(3):245-54. [PubMed]

Hampel D, Shahab-Ferdows S, Domek JM, Siddiqua T, Raqib R, Allen LH. Competitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay for vitamin B12 analysis in human milk. Food Chem 2014;153:60-5. [PubMed]

Duggan C, Srinivasan K, Thomas T, Samuel T, Rajendran R, Muthayya S, Finkelstein JL, Lukose A, Fawzi W, Allen LH, Bosch RJ, Kurpad AV. Vitamin B-12 supplementation during pregnancy and early lactation increases maternal, breast milk, and infant measures of vitamin B-12 status. J Nutr 2014;144(5):758-64. [PubMed]

Dror DK, Allen LH. Dairy product intake in children and adolescents in developed countries: trends, nutritional contribution, and a review of association with health outcomes. Nutr Rev 2014;72(2):68-81. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Micronutrient research, programs, and policy: From meta-analyses to metabolomics. Adv Nutr 2014;5(3):344S-51S. [PubMed]

Abdeen Z, Ramlawi A, Qaswari R, Alrub AA, Dary O, Rambeloson Z, Shahab-Ferdows S, Dror D, Allen LH, Carriquiry A, Salman R, Dkeidek S. Predicted efficacy of the Palestinian wheat flour fortification programme: complementary analysis of biochemical and dietary data. Public Health Nutr 2014:1-11. [PubMed]

Olney DK, Kariger PK, Stoltzfus RJ, Khalfan SS, Ali NS, Tielsch JM, Sazawal S, Black R, Allen LH, Pollitt E. Developmental effects of micronutrient supplementation and malaria in Zanzibari children. Early Hum Dev 2013;89(9):667-74. [PubMed]

Kyamuhangire W, Lubowa A, Kaaya A, Kikafunda J, Harvey PW, Rambeloson Z, Dary O, Dror DK, Allen LH. The importance of using food and nutrient intake data to identify appropriate vehicles and estimate potential benefits of food fortification in Uganda. Food Nutr Bull 2013;34(2):131-42. [PubMed]

Arimond M, Zeilani M, Jungjohann S, Brown KH, Ashorn P, Allen LH, Dewey KG. Considerations in developing lipid-based nutrient supplements for prevention of undernutrition: experience from the International Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (iLiNS) Project. Matern Child Nutr 2013. [PubMed]

Shahab-Ferdows S, Anaya-Loyola MA, Vergara-Castaneda H, Rosado JL, Keyes WR, Newman JW, Miller JW, Allen LH. Vitamin B-12 supplementation of rural Mexican women changes biochemical vitamin B-12 status indicators but does not affect hematology or a bone turnover marker. J Nutr 2012;142(10):1881-7. [PubMed]

Hampel D, York ER, Allen LH. Ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass-spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) for the rapid, simultaneous analysis of thiamin, riboflavin, flavin adenine dinucleotide, nicotinamide and pyridoxal in human milk. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 2012;903:7-13. [PubMed]

Dror DK, King JC, Fung EB, Van Loan MD, Gertz ER, Allen LH. Evidence of associations between feto-maternal vitamin D status, cord parathyroid hormone and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, and newborn whole body bone mineral content. Nutrients 2012;4(2):68-77. [PubMed]

Dror DK, King JC, Durand DJ, Fung EB, Allen LH. Feto-maternal vitamin D status and infant whole-body bone mineral content in the first weeks of life. Eur J Clin Nutr 2012;66(9):1016-9. [PubMed]

Dror DK, Allen LH. Interventions with vitamins B6, B12 and C in pregnancy. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2012;26 Suppl 1:55-74. [PubMed]

Deegan KL, Jones KM, Zuleta C, Ramirez-Zea M, Lildballe DL, Nexo E, Allen LH. Breast milk vitamin B-12 concentrations in Guatemalan women are correlated with maternal but not infant vitamin B-12 status at 12 months postpartum. J Nutr 2012;142(1):112-6. [PubMed]

Brito A, Hertrampf E, Olivares M, Gaitan D, Sanchez H, Allen LH, Uauy R. [Folate, vitamin B12 and human health]. Rev Med Chil 2012;140(11):1464-75. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Global dietary patterns and diets in childhood: implications for health outcomes. Ann Nutr Metab 2012;61 Suppl 1:29-37. [PubMed]

Allen LH. B vitamins in breast milk: relative importance of maternal status and intake, and effects on infant status and function. Adv Nutr 2012;3(3):362-9. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Adequacy of family foods for complementary feeding. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;95(4):785-6. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Vitamin B-12. Adv Nutr 2012;3(1):54-5. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Pros and cons of increasing folic Acid and vitamin B12 intake by fortification. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser 2012;70:175-83. [PubMed]

Ramakrishnan U, Goldenberg T, Allen LH. Do multiple micronutrient interventions improve child health, growth, and development? J Nutr 2011;141(11):2066-75. [PubMed]

Pedersen TL, Keyes WR, Shahab-Ferdows S, Allen LH, Newman JW. Methylmalonic acid quantification in low serum volumes by UPLC-MS/MS. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 2011;879(19):1502-6. [PubMed]

Dror DK, King JC, Durand DJ, Allen LH. Association of modifiable and nonmodifiable factors with vitamin D status in pregnant women and neonates in Oakland, CA. J Am Diet Assoc 2011;111(1):111-6. [PubMed]

Dror DK, Allen LH. Vitamin E deficiency in developing countries. Food Nutr Bull 2011;32(2):124-43. [PubMed]

Dror DK, Allen LH. The importance of milk and other animal-source foods for children in low-income countries. Food Nutr Bull 2011;32(3):227-43. [PubMed]

Allen LH, Dror DK. Effects of animal source foods, with emphasis on milk, in the diet of children in low-income countries. Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 2011;67:113-30. [PubMed]

Garrod MG, Allen LH, Haan MN, Green R, Miller JW. Transcobalamin C776G genotype modifies the association between vitamin B12 and homocysteine in older Hispanics. Eur J Clin Nutr 2010;64(5):503-9. [PubMed]

Dror DK, Allen LH. Vitamin D inadequacy in pregnancy: biology, outcomes, and interventions. Nutr Rev 2010;68(8):465-77. [PubMed]

Allen LH, Rosenberg IH, Oakley GP, Omenn GS. Considering the case for vitamin B12 fortification of flour. Food Nutr Bull 2010;31(1 Suppl):S36-46. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Bioavailability of vitamin B12. Int J Vitam Nutr Res 2010;80(4-5):330-5. [PubMed]

Olney DK, Kariger PK, Stoltzfus RJ, Khalfan SS, Ali NS, Tielsch JM, Sazawal S, Black R, Allen LH, Pollitt E. Development of nutritionally at-risk young children is predicted b [PubMed]y malaria, anemia, and stunting in Pemba, Zanzibar. J Nutr 2009;139(4):763-72. [PubMed]

Miller JW, Garrod MG, Allen LH, Haan MN, Green R. Metabolic evidence of vitamin B-12 deficiency, including high homocysteine and methylmalonic acid and low holotranscobalamin, is more pronounced in older adults with elevated plasma folate. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;90(6):1586-92. [PubMed]

Margetts BM, Fall CH, Ronsmans C, Allen LH, Fisher DJ, Maternal Micronutrient Supplementation Study G. Multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy in low-income countries: review of methods and characteristics of studies included in the meta-analyses. Food Nutr Bull 2009;30(4 Suppl):S517-26. [PubMed]

Lildballe DL, Hardlei TF, Allen LH, Nexo E. High concentrations of haptocorrin interfere with routine measurement of cobalamins in human serum and milk. A problem and its solution. Clin Chem Lab Med 2009;47(2):182-7. [PubMed]

Allen LH, Peerson JM, Olney DK. Provision of multiple rather than two or fewer micronutrients more effectively improves growth and other outcomes in micronutrient-deficient children and adults. J Nutr 2009;139(5):1022-30. [PubMed]

Allen LH, Peerson JM, Maternal Micronutrient Supplementation Study G. Impact of multiple micronutrient versus iron-folic acid supplements on maternal anemia and micronutrient status in pregnancy. Food Nutr Bull 2009;30(4 Suppl):S527-32. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Limitations of current indicators of micronutrient status. Nutr Rev 2009;67 Suppl 1:S21-3. [PubMed]

Allen LH. How common is vitamin B-12 deficiency? Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89(2):693S-6S. [PubMed]

Yang Z, Dewey KG, Lonnerdal B, Hernell O, Chaparro C, Adu-Afarwuah S, McLean ED, Cohen RJ, Domellof M, Allen LH, Brown KH. Comparison of plasma ferritin concentration with the ratio of plasma transferrin receptor to ferritin in estimating body iron stores: results of 4 intervention trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;87(6):1892-8. [PubMed]

McLean E, de Benoist B, Allen LH. Review of the magnitude of folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies worldwide. Food Nutr Bull 2008;29(2 Suppl):S38-51. [PubMed]

Kaiser L, Allen LH, American Dietetic A. Position of the American Dietetic Association: nutrition and lifestyle for a healthy pregnancy outcome. J Am Diet Assoc 2008;108(3):553-61. [PubMed]

Garrod MG, Green R, Allen LH, Mungas DM, Jagust WJ, Haan MN, Miller JW. Fraction of total plasma vitamin B12 bound to transcobalamin correlates with cognitive function in elderly Latinos with depressive symptoms. Clin Chem 2008;54(7):1210-7. [PubMed]

Dror DK, Allen LH. Effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on neurodevelopment in infants: current knowledge and possible mechanisms. Nutr Rev 2008;66(5):250-5. [PubMed]

Black RE, Allen LH, Bhutta ZA, Caulfield LE, de Onis M, Ezzati M, Mathers C, Rivera J, Maternal, Child Undernutrition Study G. Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences. Lancet 2008;371(9608):243-60. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Priority areas for research on the intake, composition, and health effects of tree nuts and peanuts. J Nutr 2008;138(9):1763S-5S. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Causes of vitamin B12 and folate deficiency. Food Nutr Bull 2008;29(2 Suppl):S20-34; discussion S5-7. [PubMed]

Allen LH. To what extent can food-based approaches improve micronutrient status? Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2008;17 Suppl 1:103-5. [PubMed]

Vorster HH, Murphy SP, Allen LH, King JC. Application of nutrient intake values (NIVs). Food Nutr Bull 2007;28(1 Suppl International):S116-22. [PubMed]

Olney DK, Pollitt E, Kariger PK, Khalfan SS, Ali NS, Tielsch JM, Sazawal S, Black R, Mast D, Allen LH, Stoltzfus RJ. Young Zanzibari children with iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, stunting, or malaria have lower motor activity scores and spend less time in locomotion. J Nutr 2007;137(12):2756-62. [PubMed]

McLean ED, Allen LH, Neumann CG, Peerson JM, Siekmann JH, Murphy SP, Bwibo NO, Demment MW. Low plasma vitamin B-12 in Kenyan school children is highly prevalent and improved by supplemental animal source foods. J Nutr 2007;137(3):676-82. [PubMed]

Jones KM, Ramirez-Zea M, Zuleta C, Allen LH. Prevalent vitamin B-12 deficiency in twelve-month-old Guatemalan infants is predicted by maternal B-12 deficiency and infant diet. J Nutr 2007;137(5):1307-13. [PubMed]

Haan MN, Miller JW, Aiello AE, Whitmer RA, Jagust WJ, Mungas DM, Allen LH, Green R. Homocysteine, B vitamins, and the incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment: results from the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85(2):511-7. [PubMed]

Graham JM, Haskell MJ, Pandey P, Shrestha RK, Brown KH, Allen LH. Supplementation with iron and riboflavin enhances dark adaptation response to vitamin A-fortified rice in iron-deficient, pregnant, nightblind Nepali women. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85(5):1375-84. [PubMed]

Olney DK, Pollitt E, Kariger PK, Khalfan SS, Ali NS, Tielsch JM, Sazawal S, Black R, Allen LH, Stoltzfus RJ. Combined iron and folic acid supplementation with or without zinc reduces time to walking unassisted among Zanzibari infants 5- to 11-mo old. J Nutr 2006;136(9):2427-34. [PubMed]

Miller JW, Garrod MG, Rockwood AL, Kushnir MM, Allen LH, Haan MN, Green R. Measurement of total vitamin B12 and holotranscobalamin, singly and in combination, in screening for metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency. Clin Chem 2006;52(2):278-85. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Causes of nutrition-related public health problems of preschool children: available diet. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2006;43 Suppl 3:S8-12. [PubMed]

Allen LH. New approaches for designing and evaluating food fortification programs. J Nutr 2006;136(4):1055-8. [PubMed]

Ramos, M.I., Allen, L.H., Mungas, D.M., Jagust, W.J., Haan, M.J., Green, R., Miller,  J.W. Low folate status is associated with impaired cognitive function and dementia in the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2005;82: 1346-1352. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. International Nutrition Needs, and Approaches to Fortification. In: Poceedings 4th International Symposium on Recombined Milk and Milk Products. Tsong, P., ed., U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, VA, 2005.

Kaput, J., Ordovas, J.M., Ferguson, L., van Ommen, B., Rodriguez, R., Allen, L.H., et al. The case for strategic international alliances to harness nutritional genomics for public and personal health. Br. J. Nutr. 2005;4:623-632. [PubMed]

Graham, J.G., Peerson, J.M., Haskell, M.J., Shrestha, R.K., Brown, K.H., Allen, L.H. Erythrocyte riboflavin for the detection of riboflavin deficiency in pregnant Nepali women. Clin. Chem. 2005;51:2162-2165. [PubMed]

Shrimpton, R., Allen, L.H. The International Research on Infant Supplementation (IRIS) study: implications for programs and further research. J. Nutr. 2005;135:666S-669S. [PubMed]

Campbell, A.K., Jagust, W.J., Mungas, D.M., Miller, J.W., Green, R., Haan, M.N., Allen, L.H. Low erythrocyte folate, but not plasma vitamin B-12 or homocysteine, is associated with dementia in elderly Latinos. J. Nutr. Hlth. Aging. 2005;9: 39-43. [PubMed]

Jones, K.M., Specio, S.E., Shrestha, P., Brown, K.H., Allen, L.H. Nutrition knowledge and practices, and consumption of vitamin A-rich plants by rural Nepali participants and non-participants in a kitchen-garden program. Food Nutr. Bull. 2005;26:198-208. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. Multiple micronutrients in pregnancy and lactation: An overview. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2005;81:1206S-1212S. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H., Graham, J.M. Pregnancy: Weight gain. In: Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Caballero, B., Prentice, A, Allen, L.H., eds. Elsevier, Oxford, 2005, pp. 533-538.

Allen, L.H., Kerstetter, J.E. Calcium. In: Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Caballero, B., Prentice, A, Allen, L.H., eds. Elsevier, Oxford, 2005, pp. 253-259.

Allen, L.H., Jones, K.M. Vitamin B-12. In: Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements, Coates, P., ed. Marcell Dekker, New York, 2005.

Allen, L.H. Pregnancy: Nutrient requirements. In: Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Caballero, B., Prentice, A, Allen, L.H., eds. Elsevier, Oxford, 2005, pp. 521-528.

Allen, L.H., Graham, J.M., Casterline, J.E. Pregnancy: Dietary guidelines and safe supplement use. In: Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Caballero, B., Prentice, A, Allen, L.H., eds. Elsevier, Oxford, 2005, pp. 8-15.

Backstrand, R., Goodman, A.H., Allen, L.H., Pelto, G.H. Pulque intake during  pregnancy and lactation in rural Mexico: alcohol and child growth from 1 to 57 months, Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 2004;58:1-9, 2004. [PubMed]

Allen LH. Folate and vitamin B12 status in the Americas. Nutr Rev. 2004 Jun;62(6 Pt 2):S29-33; discussion S34. Review. [PubMed]

Ramos MI, Allen LH, Haan MN, Green R, Miller JW. Plasma folate concentrations are associated with depressive symptoms in elderly Latina women despite folic acid fortification. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Oct;80(4):1024-8. [PubMed]

Rogers, L.M., Boy, E., Miller, J.W., Green, R., Sabel, J.C., Allen, L.H. High prevalence of cobalamin deficiency in Guatemalan schoolchildren: associations with low plasma holotranscobalamin II and elevated serum methylmalonic acid and plasma homocysteine concentrations. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2003;77:433-40. [PubMed]

Rogers, LmM., Boy, E., Miller, J.W., Green, R., Rodriguez, M., Chew, F., Allen, L.H. Predictors of cobalamin deficiency in Guatemalan school children: diet, Helicobacter pylori, or bacterial overgrowth? Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2003;36:27-36. (In-Press #2 last review). [PubMed]

Siekmann, J.H., Allen, L.H., Watnik, M.R., Nestel, P., Neumann, C.G., Shoenfeld, Y., Peter, J.B., Patnik, M., Ansari, A.S., Coppel, R.L., Gershwin, M.E. Titers of antibody to common pathogens: relation to food-based interventions in rural Kenyan schoolchildren. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2003;77:242-9. [PubMed]

Brown, K. H., Peerson, J. M., Rivera, J., & Allen, L. H. Effect of supplemental zinc on the growth and serum zinc concentrations of prepubertal children: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75: 1062-1071. [PubMed]

Backstrand, J. R., Allen, L. H., Black, A. K., De Mata, M., & Pelto, G. H. Diet and iron status of nonpregnant women in rural Central Mexico. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;76: 156-164. [PubMed]

Allen, L. H., Bentley, M. E., Donovan, S. M., Ney, D. M., & Stover, P. J. Securing the future of nutritional sciences through integrative graduate education. J Nutr 2002;132: 779-784. [PubMed]

Allen, L. H. Iron supplements: scientific issues concerning efficacy and implications for research and programs. J Nutr 2002;132: 813S-819S. [PubMed]

Allen, L. H. Impact of vitamin B-12 deficiency during lactation on maternal and infant health. Adv Exp Med Biol 2002;503: 57-67. [PubMed]

Backstrand, J. R., Allen, L. H., Martinez, E., & Pelto, G. H. Maternal consumption of pulque, a traditional central Mexican alcoholic beverage: relationships to infant growth and development. Public Health Nutr 2001;4: 883-891. [PubMed]

Allen, L. H. Biological mechanisms that might underlie iron's effects on fetal growth and preterm birth. J Nutr 2001;131: 581S-589S. [PubMed]

Zeisel, S. H., Allen, L. H., Coburn, S. P., Erdman, J. W., Failla, M. L., Freake, H. C., King, J. C., & Storch, J. Nutrition: a reservoir for integrative science. J Nutr 2001;131: 1319-1321. [PubMed]

Murphy, S. P., Kaiser, L. L., Townsend, M. S., & Allen, L. H. Evaluation of validity of items for a food behavior checklist. J Am Diet Assoc 2001;101: 751-761. [PubMed]

S. H. Zeisel, L. H. Allen, S. P. Coburn, J. W. Erdman, M. L. Failla, H. C. Freake, J. C. King, and J. Storch. Nutrition: A Reservoir for Integrative Science. J. Nutr. 2001 131: 1319-1321. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. Biological Mechanisms That Might Underlie Iron’s Effects on Fetal Growth and Preterm Birth. J. Nutr. 2001; 131: 581S-589S. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H., and F.E. Viteri. Reply to L Hallberg and L Hulthén Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72: 1593.

Allen, L.H. Ending hidden hunger: the history of micronutrient deficiency control. Background analysis for the World bank-UNICEF Nutrition Assessment Project. World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2000.

Allen, L.H., Gillespie, S. Options for Interventions to Improve Human Nutrition: A Review of Efficacy and Effectiveness. IFPRI-ADB, Washington D.C. (149 pp.), 2000.

Allen LH, Rosado JL, Casterline JE, Lopez P, Munoz E, Garcia OP, Martinez H. 1999. Lack of hemoglobin response to iron supplementation in anemic Mexican preschoolers with multiple micronutrient deficiencies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2000;71:1485-1494. [PubMed]

Allen, LH. Anemia and iron deficiency: effects on pregnancy outcome. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2000;71:1280S-1284S. [PubMed]

Munoz EC, Rosado JL, Lopez P, Furr HC, Allen LH. Iron and zinc supplementation improves indicators of vitamin A status of Mexican preschoolers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000;71:789-94. [PubMed]

Allen LH, Garcia Obregon O, Diaz M, Abrams S, Murphy S, Rosado JL. Is increasing ascorbic acid intake from foods an effective strategy for improving dietary iron bioavailability? An evaluation using dietary algorithms, iron isotopes and a food-based community intervention trial in rural Mexico. In: Proceedings of Trace Elements in Man and Animals 1999;10.78:267-270.

Bovell-Benjamin AC, FE Viteri, Allen LH. Iron absorption is higher from whole maize fortified with ferrous bisglycinate vs ferrous sulfate, and is regulated by iron status. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1999;71:1563-2569. [PubMed]

Bovell-Benjamin, A.C., L.H. Allen and J.-X. Guinard. Toddler's acceptance of whole maize meal porridge fortified with ferrous bisglycinate. Food Quality and Preference 1999;10:123-128.

Bovell-Benjamin, A.C., L.H. Allen, E.N. Frankel and J.-X. Guinard. Sensory quality and lipid oxidation of maize porridge as affected iron amino acid chelates. Journal of Food Science 1999;64:371-376.

Allen, L.H. Iron-ascorbic acid and iron-calcium interactions and their relevance in complementary feeding. In: Micronutrient Interactions in Complementary Feeding, 11-20. ILSI Press, Washington DC, 1998.

Allen, L. Calcium physiology. In: Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. Academic Press, London, pp. 214-218, 1998.

Chavez, A., H. Martinez, N. Guarneros, L.H. Allen and G.H. Pelto. Nutrición y desarrollo psicomotor durante el primer semestre de vida. Salud Publica. de Mexico 1998;40:111-118. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. and J.E. Casterline. Safe diet for pregnancy. In: Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Academic Press, London, pp. 1599-1605, 1998.

Allen, L.H. Appropriate maternal weight gain. In: Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. Academic Press, London, pp. 1932-1939, 1998.

Ahluwalia, N, Lönnerdal, B, Lorenz, SG, Allen, LH. Spot ferritin assay for serum samples dried on filter paper. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1998;67(1):88-92. [PubMed]

Allen, LH. Women's dietary calcium requirements are not increased by pregnancy or lactation. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1998;67(4):591-2. [PubMed]

Brown, KH, Peerson, JM, Allen, LH. Effect of zinc supplementation on children's growth: a meta-analysis of intervention trials. Bibliotheca Nutritio et Dieta, 1998;54:76-83. [PubMed]

Allen, LH. Zinc and micronutrient supplements for children. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1998;68(2 Suppl):495S-498S. [PubMed]

Rosado, JL, López, P, Muñoz, E, Martinez, H, Allen, LH. Zinc supplementation reduced morbidity, but neither zinc nor iron supplementation affected growth or body composition of Mexican preschoolers. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1997;65(1):13-9. [PubMed]

Allen, LH. Pregnancy and iron deficiency: unresolved issues. Nutrition Reviews, 1997;55(4):91-101. [PubMed]

Backstrand, JR, Allen, LH, Pelto, GH, Chávez, A. Examining the gender gap in nutrition: an example from rural Mexico. Soc. Sci. Med. 1997;44(11):1751-9. [PubMed]

Casterline, JE, Allen, LH, Ruel, MT. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is very prevalent in lactating Guatemalan women and their infants at three months postpartum. J. Nutr. 1997;127(10):1966-72. [PubMed]

Mossavar-Rahmani, Y, Pelto, GH, Ferris, AM, Allen, LH. Determinants of body size perceptions and dieting behavior in a multiethnic group of hospital staff women. J. Amer. Dietetic Assoc. 1996;96(3):252-6. [PubMed]

Allen, LH, Hautvast, JG, Prentice, AM. Report on the working group on energy requirements for pregnancy and lactation. Eur J. Clin. Nutr. 1995;50 Suppl 1:S190-1. [PubMed]

Allen, LH. Malnutrition and human function: a comparison of conclusions from the INCAP and nutrition CRSP studies. J. Nutr. 1995;125(4 Suppl):1119S-1126S. [PubMed]

Allen, LH, Rosado, JL, Casterline, JE, Martinez, H, Lopez, P, Muñoz, E, Black, AK. Vitamin B-12 deficiency and malabsorption are highly prevalent in rural Mexican communities. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1995;62(5):1013-9. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H., J.L. Rosado, J.E. Casterline, H. Martinez, P. López, P., E. Muñoz and A.K. Black. Vitamin B-12 deficiency and malabsorption are highly prevalent in rural Mexican communities. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1995;62:1013-1019. [PubMed]

Kerstetter, J.E. and L.H. Allen. Protein intake and calcium homeostasis. Advances in Nutrition Research. H. Draper (ed). Plenum Press, New York, pp. 167-181, 1995.

Allen, L.H. Comparison of results from the INCAP studies and the Nutrition CRSP. J. Nutr. 1995;125:1119S-1126S. [PubMed]

Ulijaszek, S.J., Allen, L.H., Prentice, A., Dagnelie, P.C., van Dusseldorp, M., Torun, B., Westerterp-Plantenga, M.S. Malnutrition, growth retardation and stunting. In: Food and the Human Condition. Open University, Heerlen, Amsterdam. D.G.P. Landgraaf, 1994.

Pelto, G.H., Lung'aho, M.S. and Allen, L.H. 1994. Nutrition and reproduction: some cross-cultural questions. Smithsonian Institute.

Allen, L.H. Nutritional supplementation of the pregnant woman. Clin. Obstet. Gynecol. 1994;37: 587-595, 1994. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H., Casterline, J. 1994. Vitamin B-12 deficiency in the elderly: diagnosis and requirements. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1994;60:12-14. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. Maternal micronutrient malnutrition: Effects on breast milk and infant function, and priorities for intervention. SCN News 1994;11:21-24. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H., and Uauy, R. Guidelines for the study of mechanisms involved in the prevention or reversal of linear growth retardation in developing countries. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 1994;48 (Suppl 1): S212-216. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. Introduction. In: Recent Developments in Maternal Nutrition and Their Implications for Practitioners. (Allen, L.H., ed.) Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1994;59 (Suppl 2); 437-438.

Allen, L.H. Nutritional influences on linear growth: A general review. In: Causes and Mechanisms of Linear Growth Retardation. J. Waterlow, (ed.) Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 1994;48 (Suppl 1); S75-89. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H., M.S. Lung'Aho, M. Shaheen, G.G. Harrison, C. Neumann and A. Kirksey. Body mass index and pregnancy outcome in the Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 48: Suppl. 2, S68-S77, 1994. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. The importance of vitamin D for the prevention of osteoporosis. In: Dairy Products and Human Health and Nutrition. M. Serrano et al., eds. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 423-429, 1994.

Martinez, H., Allen, L.H., Lung'aho, M., Chavez, A. and Pelto, G.H. Maternal fatness in Mexican women predicts body composition changes in pregnancy and lactation. In: Nutrient Regulation during Pregnancy, Lactation and Infant Growth. Allen, L.H., King, J.C. and Lonnerdal, B., eds. Plenum, New York. pp. 93-102, 1994. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. Vitamin B12 metabolism during pregnancy and lactation. In: Nutrient Regulation during Pregnancy, Lactation and Infant Growth. Allen, L.H., King, J.C. and Lonnerdal, B., eds. Plenum, New York. pp. 167-180, 1994.

Black, A.K., Allen, L.H., de Mata, M., Pelto, G.H. and Chavez, A. Iron, vitamin B-12 and folate status in Mexico: associated factors in men, women, and during pregnancy and lactation. J. Nutr. 1994;124:1179-1188. [PubMed]

Martinez Salgado, H., Rosado, J.L., Allen, L.H. Panorama de deficiencias de micronutrimentos en una zona del Altiplano Mexicano. II Congreso Regional de la Asociacion Internacional de Epidemiologia, 1993.

O'Brien, K.O., Allen, L.H., Quatromoni, P., Siu-Caldera, M.-L., Vieria, N., Perez, A., Turner, A., Holick, M. and Yergey, A.L. High fiber diets slow bone turnover in young men but have no effect on efficiency of intestinal calcium absorption. J. Nutr. 1993;123:2122-2128. [PubMed]

Rosado, J.L., Munoz, E., Lopez, P. and Allen, L.H. Absorption of zinc sulfate, methionine, and polyascorbate in the presence and absence of a plant-based rural Mexican diet. Nutr. Res. 1993;13:1141-1151.

Martinez H., Allen, L.H., Chavez, A., Pelto, G.H., Molina, E., Rios, E., Backstrand, J.R., Black, A.K., Ely, R.D. Factores de la dieta que afectan el crecimiento de niños en el medio rural. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant Mex. 1993;50:702-703.

Allen, L.H. and Wood, R.J. Calcium and phosphorus. In: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. Shils, M., Olson, R. and Shike, M. (eds). Chapter 7, 1993.

Vicchio, D., K.O. O'Brien, L.H. Allen, R. Ray, M.F. Holick and A.L. Yergey. Quantification and kinetics of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 by isotope dilution liquid chromatography/thermospray mass spectrometry. Biol. Mass Spectrom. 1993;22:53-58. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. Marginal malnutrition and human function: The Nutrition CRSP. Lead article for Nutr. Rev. 1989;51:255-267.

Allen, L.H. Interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from pneumonia: micronutrient deficiencies. World Health Organization, Geneva, 1993.

Allen, L.H. The Mexican food system: traditional and modern. In: Perspectives on Dietary Change: Studies in Nutrition and Society. G.H. Pelto and L.A. Vargas (eds.). Ecol. Food and Nutr. 27:219-234, 1993.

Bentley, M., Pelto, G.H., Allen, L.H., Mathur, M. and Sanago, D. Maternal beliefs and feeding practices during childhood diarrhea in North India: The use of complementary methods. In: Poggie, J., DeWalt, B. and Dressler, W. (eds). Anthropological Research: Process and Application. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 69-96, 1992.

Allen, L.H., J. Backstrand, E.J. Stanek, A. Chavez, G.H. Pelto, E. Molina, A. Mata and J-B. Castillo. The interactive effects of diet quality on growth and attained size of young Mexican children. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1992;56:353-364. [PubMed]

Rosado, J.L., P. Lopez, M. Morales, E. Munoz and L.H. Allen. Bioavailability of energy, nitrogen, fat, zinc, iron and calcium from rural and urban Mexican diets. Br. J. Nutr. 1992;68:45-48. [PubMed]

Rosado, J.L., N.W. Solomons and L.H. Allen. Lactose digestion from unmodified low-fat and lactose-hydrolyzed yogurt in adult lactose-digesters. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 1992;46:61-67, 1992. [PubMed]

Goodman, A.H., G.H. Pelto, L.H. Allen and A. Chavez. Socioeconomic and anthropometric correlates of linear enamel hypoplasia in children from Solis, Mexico. J. Paleopathol. 1992;2:373-380.

Allen, L.H. An analytical approach for exploring the importance of dietary quality vs quantity to the growth of Mexican children. Food Nutr. Bull. 1991;13:95-104.

Randolph, S., R.D. Ely, L.H. Allen, G.H. Pelto and A. Chavez. 1991. The assessment of caloric adequacy. Food Nutr. Bull. 1991;13:3-6.

Pelto, G.H., J. Urgello, L.H. Allen, A. Chavez, H. Martinez, L.M. Meneses and C. Capacchione. Household size, food intake and anthropometric status of school-age children in a highland Mexican area. Soc. Sci. Med. 1991;33:1135-1140, 1991. [PubMed]

Rosado, J.L., P. Lopez, M. Morales and L.H. Allen. Fiber digestibility and breath-hydrogen excretion in subjects consuming rural and urban Mexican diets. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1991;53:55-60. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. How important is dietary quality for the growth and development of children in developing countries? Food and Nutrition News 1991;63:15-18. [PubMed]

Kerstetter, J.E., B. Caballero, B. O'Brien and L.H. Allen. Mineral homeostasis in obesity: effects of euglycemic hyperinsulinemia. Metabolism 1991;40:707-713. [PubMed]

Specker, B.L., A. Black, L. Allen and F. Morrow. Low milk B12 concentrations are related to low serum B12 in vegetarian women and methylmalonic aciduria in their infants. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1990;52:1073-1076. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H. Functional indicators and outcomes of undernutrition. J. Nutr. 1990;120:924-932. [PubMed]

Kerstetter, J.E. and L.H. Allen. Dietary protein increases urinary calcium. J. Nutr. 1990;120:134-136. [PubMed]

Allen, L.H., G.H. Pelto, A. Chavez, H. Martinez and R.D. Ely. Maternal correlates of infant growth in rural Mexico. In: Breastfeeding, Nutrition, Infection and Infant Growth in Developing Countries. S.A. Atkinson, L.A. Hanson and R.K. Chandra (eds). ARTS Biomedical Publishers, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. pp. 299-306, 1990.