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

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Dietary intake in people consuming a low-carbohydrate diet in the UK Biobank

Dietary intake in people consuming a low-carbohydrate diet in the UK Biobank Shafique et al., JHND Early View  Background Low-carbohydrate diets are becoming increasingly popular, although their dietary quality outside of clinical studies is unknown. A previous study analysed the dietary intake in people consuming a reduced-carbohydrate diet (<40% calories). However, it is not clear what … Continue reading Dietary intake in people consuming a low-carbohydrate diet in the UK Biobank

No difference in self-reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby-led weaning or traditional spoon-feeding approach

No difference in self-reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby-led weaning or traditional spoon-feeding approach Brown JHND Early View  Background Baby-led weaning (BLW) where infants self-feed family foods during the period that they are introduced to solid foods is growing in popularity. The method may promote healthier eating patterns, … Continue reading No difference in self-reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby-led weaning or traditional spoon-feeding approach

Improving future research will enhance the quality of the evidence-base that investigates the outcomes of dietary interventions involving dietitians.

Quality of development and reporting of dietetic intervention studies in primary care: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials Ball et al., JHND Early View Background High-quality research methodologies and clear reporting of studies are essential to facilitate confidence in research findings. The aim of the present study was to conduct an in-depth examination of the … Continue reading Improving future research will enhance the quality of the evidence-base that investigates the outcomes of dietary interventions involving dietitians.

Long-term impact of a weight management intervention is independent of sociodemographic factors.

The impact of social deprivation on the response to a randomised controlled trial of a weight management intervention (BeWEL) for people at increased risk of colorectal cancer Fisher et al., JHND Early View Background Although 45% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases may be avoidable through appropriate lifestyle and weight management, health promotion interventions run the risk of … Continue reading Long-term impact of a weight management intervention is independent of sociodemographic factors.

Eat a Mediterranean diet- but what is it?

Barriers to adopting a Mediterranean diet in Northern European adults at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease Moore et al., JHND Early View  Background Strong evidence links the consumption of a Mediterranean diet (MD) with a reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, there is uncertainty as to whether non-Mediterranean regions will adopt this diet. The present … Continue reading Eat a Mediterranean diet- but what is it?