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

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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

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.