Wheat and dietary fats may play key roles in the generation of functional dyspepsia symptoms

Food and functional dyspepsia: a systematic review Duncanson et al., JHND Early View  Background Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a debilitating functional gastrointestinal disorder characterised by early satiety, post-prandial fullness or epigastric pain related to meals, which affects up to 20% of western populations. A high dietary fat intake has been linked to FD and duodenal eosinophilia … Continue reading Wheat and dietary fats may play key roles in the generation of functional dyspepsia symptoms

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Dietitians vs physicians: the battle for lower cholesterol

Structured advice provided by a dietitian increases adherence of consumers to diet and lifestyle changes and lowers blood low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol: the Increasing Adherence of Consumers to Diet & Lifestyle Changes to Lower (LDL) Cholesterol (ACT) randomised controlled trial Silver et al., JHND Early View  Background Evidence from healthcare professionals suggest that consumer compliance to healthy … Continue reading Dietitians vs physicians: the battle for lower cholesterol

Understanding patients’ unique needs and preferences aligns dietetic practice with a patient-centred approach.

Patients' perceptions and experiences of patient-centred care in dietetic consultations Sladdin et al., JHND Early View  Background Patient-centred care (PCC) is essential to quality healthcare. However, there is a paucity of research on PCC in dietetics, particularly regarding patients' experiences and perspectives of PCC. We aimed to enhance our understanding of PCC in dietetics by exploring … Continue reading Understanding patients’ unique needs and preferences aligns dietetic practice with a patient-centred approach.

Not for those who don’t need it: Gluten free is more expensive and less nutrient-dense

An investigation into the nutritional composition and cost of gluten-free versus regular food products in the UK Fry et al., JHND Early view  Background The gluten-free (GF) food market has expanded considerably, although there is limited comparative evidence for the nutritional quality and cost of GF food products. The present study aims to compare the nutrient … Continue reading Not for those who don’t need it: Gluten free is more expensive and less nutrient-dense

The need for effect communication styles in the care of renal patients.

A qualitative examination of patients experiences of dietitians ' consultation engagement styles within nephrology Morris et al., JHND Early View Background Dietitians provide individuals with tailored, practical nutritional advice. For this reason, skills in effective interpersonal communication are essential. In the case of chronic kidney disease, the specifics of dietary advice may change according to renal … Continue reading The need for effect communication styles in the care of renal patients.

Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in combination with conventional antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection

Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in combination with conventional antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Kim et al., JHND Early View  Background Although a contributory role of vitamin D levels for the development of chronic hepatitis C has been suggested, the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in … Continue reading Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in combination with conventional antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection

We are changing our requirements on transparency in the reporting of research

For over a year now, the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics has required authors to make a declaration on the transparency of reporting of their research. This has essentially required a statement that work is consistent with principles of CONSORT, STROBE or PRISMA, depending on the type of research that is being described. This … Continue reading We are changing our requirements on transparency in the reporting of research