Dyspepsia is associated with quality of dietary carbohydrate

Dietary glycaemic index and glycaemic load and upper gastrointestinal disorders: results from the SEPAHAN study Keshtell et al., JHND Early View  Background Little is known about the effects of carbohydrate, particularly any association between dietary glycaemic index or glycaemic load and uninvestigated heartburn or uninvestigated chronic dyspepsia in the community. The present study aimed to determine … Continue reading Dyspepsia is associated with quality of dietary carbohydrate

Maternal low FODMAP diet may be associated with a reduction in infant colic symptoms

Reducing the maternal dietary intake of indigestible and slowly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates is associated with improved infantile colic: a proof-of-concept study Iacovou et al., JHND Early View  Background To investigate if a low fermentable oligo-, di- and mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet consumed by breastfeeding mothers may be associated with reduced symptoms of infantile colic. Methods … Continue reading Maternal low FODMAP diet may be associated with a reduction in infant colic symptoms

Deprivation and healthy food access, cost and availability

Deprivation and healthy food access, cost and availability: a cross-sectional study Williamson et al., JHND Early View  Background Food access, cost and availability have been identified as determinants of dietary choice. It has been suggested that these are socio-economically patterned; however, the evidence is inconclusive. The present study investigated whether differences exist with respect to healthy … Continue reading Deprivation and healthy food access, cost and availability

Feeding practices in post-operative patients

A systematic review of feeding practices among postoperative patients: is practice in-line with evidenced-based guidelines? Rattray et al., JHND Early View  Background Early oral feeding after surgery is best practice among adult, noncritically ill patients. Evidenced-based guidelines (EBG) recommend commencing liquid and solid feeding within 24 h of surgery to improve patient (e.g. reduced morbidity) and hospital … Continue reading Feeding practices in post-operative patients

Hospital patients do not achieve nutrient recommendations

Are energy and protein requirements met in hospital? Pullen et al., JHND Early View  Background Malnutrition is a problem within hospitals, which impacts upon clinical outcomes. The present audit assesses whether a hospital menu meets the energy and protein standards recommended by the British Dietetic Association's (BDA) Nutrition and Hydration Digest and determines the contribution of … Continue reading Hospital patients do not achieve nutrient recommendations