Our new virtual issue

Following on from our recent successful collaborations with other journals (see Vitamin D, Childhood obesity)   we are pleased to publish our new virtual issue, jointly with the Journal of Renal Care. This issue features 13 free to access papers from the two journals, with a focus on: The challenge of a modified diet for CKD … Continue reading Our new virtual issue

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Online intervention to reduce adiposity in postpartum women

A pilot intervention to reduce postpartum weight retention and central adiposity in first-time mothers: results from the mums OnLiNE (Online, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Exercise) study van der Pligt et al., JHND Early View  Background Postpartum weight retention (PPWR) increases the risk for obesity and complications during subsequent pregnancies. Few interventions have been successful in limiting PPWR … Continue reading Online intervention to reduce adiposity in postpartum women

An unhealthy dietary pattern tracks through adolescence in boys

Determinants of a dietary pattern linked with greater metabolic risk and its tracking during adolescence Appanah et al., JHND Early View  Background Although growing evidence suggests that dietary patterns associated with noncommunicable diseases in adulthood may develop early in life, when these are established, as well as their determinants, remains unclear. Methods We examined determinants and … Continue reading An unhealthy dietary pattern tracks through adolescence in boys

Multidisciplinary team involvement improves outcomes from gastrostomy placement

Reduced 30-day gastrostomy placement mortality following the introduction of a multidisciplinary nutrition support team: a cohort study Hvas et al., JHND Early View  Background Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding allows patients with dysphagia to receive adequate nutritional support, although gastrostomy insertion is associated with mortality. A nutrition support team (NST) may improve a gastrostomy service. The present study … Continue reading Multidisciplinary team involvement improves outcomes from gastrostomy placement

HIV exposure and determinants of undernutrition in Botswanan infants.

Birthweight, HIV exposure and infant feeding as predictors of malnutrition in Botswanan infants Chalashika et al., JHND Early View  Background A better understanding of the nutritional status of infants who are HIV-Exposed-Uninfected (HEU) and HIV-Unexposed-Uninfected (HUU) during their first 1000 days is key to improving population health, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods A cross-sectional study compared … Continue reading HIV exposure and determinants of undernutrition in Botswanan infants.