Our most highly cited papers from 2017

Citation of papers is an important statistic for any journal. Citations are the basis for the journal impact factors and give us the best indicator of the extent to which the work we publish is being picked up by other researchers in the field. For most papers it takes a while to attract citations. Some … Continue reading Our most highly cited papers from 2017

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BDA Research Symposium Abstracts

The British Dietetic Association research symposium is rapidly becoming the highlight of the BDA events calendar. The 2017 symposium was held in Birmingham at the beginning of December, welcoming over 60 abstract presenters. The symposium abstracts published in a supplement this month are arranged according to the five streams; clinical nutrition, new to research, which … Continue reading BDA Research Symposium Abstracts

Food addiction and binge eating are associated with anxiety and depression

Food addiction and associations with mental health symptoms: a systematic review with meta-analysis Burrows et al., JHND Early View  Background The present study systematically reviewed the literature aiming to determine the relationships between food addiction, as measured by the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), and mental health symptoms. Methods Nine databases were searched using keywords. Studies … Continue reading Food addiction and binge eating are associated with anxiety and depression

Educating parents about the potential benefits of frequent shared meals may lead to a higher fruit and vegetable consumption among preschoolers.

Is frequency of family meals associated with fruit and vegetable intake among preschoolers? A logistic regression analysis Caldwell et al., JHND Early View   Background The present study aimed to examine the associations between frequency of family meals and low fruit and vegetable intake in preschool children. Promoting healthy nutrition early in life is recommended for combating … Continue reading Educating parents about the potential benefits of frequent shared meals may lead to a higher fruit and vegetable consumption among preschoolers.

A low GI diet improves glucose handling in prediabetic individuals

Diets with a low glycaemic load have favourable effects on prediabetes progression and regression: a prospective cohort study He JHND Early View  Background To date, no study assessing the associations among glycaemic index (GI), glycaemic load (GL) and progression to diabetes has focused specifically on prediabetes. Moreover, the available data on the association between these … Continue reading A low GI diet improves glucose handling in prediabetic individuals

Evidence and practice guidance to assist in delivering high-quality clinical service in relation to the low FODMAP diet

The low FODMAP diet in the management of irritable bowel syndrome: an evidence-based review of FODMAP restriction, reintroduction and personalisation in clinical practice Whelan et al.,JHND Early View  Dietary restriction of fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) is effective in the management of functional gastrointestinal symptoms that occur in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Numerous reviews … Continue reading Evidence and practice guidance to assist in delivering high-quality clinical service in relation to the low FODMAP diet

Energy- and protein-based fortification and supplementation are an effective intervention to improve dietary intake amongst older inpatients

Can fortified foods and snacks increase the energy and protein intake of hospitalised older patients? A systematic review Mills et al., JHND Early View  Background Undernutrition affects over 44% of hospitalised older people, who often dislike oral nutritional supplements (ONS). This review summarises the evidence for an alternative strategy, using energy and protein dense meals (via … Continue reading Energy- and protein-based fortification and supplementation are an effective intervention to improve dietary intake amongst older inpatients