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
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
Relationships are complex things; some are happy, long-lived and successful and others run their course and come to an often acrimonious end. Sometimes, though break-ups can be reversed and partnerships that have been sundered are restored, but often on rocky foundations. Think of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, Take That; Natalie Wood and Robert … Continue reading Final endings
Being a journal editor can be a serious business sometimes. All of that rejecting and asking for revisions can be hard on the the spirit. So, by way of light relief here are my top 10 songs with a food, nutrition and health angle. Vitamin (Kraftwerk) Vegetable Man (Pink Floyd) Brown Sugar (Rolling … Continue reading Something light
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
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
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.