An intervention to enhance training of health care workers improved infant feeding practices in Brazil

  The impact of a primary health care intervention on infant feeding practices: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Brazil Ferreira et al., JHND Early View  Background Proper feeding practices in early life can enhance the full human potential development of children. We aimed to evaluate the impact of a primary health care intervention on infant … Continue reading An intervention to enhance training of health care workers improved infant feeding practices in Brazil

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Effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for anorexia of ageing

  Are the therapeutic strategies in anorexia of ageing effective on nutritional status? A systematic review with meta‐analysis Perna et al.,  JHND Early View Background Anorexia of ageing (AA) may be considered as a risk factor for frailty and has an important impact on quality of life, morbidity and mortality. Methods A systematic review and a … Continue reading Effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for anorexia of ageing

Enabling wider food choices increases oral intakes among patients who have undergone colorectal surgery

A qualitative exploration of patients’ experiences with and perceptions of recommencing feeding after colorectal surgery Rattray et al., JHND Early View  Background Many patients who undergo lower gastrointestinal surgery neither recommence feeding within timeframes outlined by evidence‐based guidelines, nor meet their nutrition requirements in hospital. Given that the success of timely and adequate post‐operative feeding is … Continue reading Enabling wider food choices increases oral intakes among patients who have undergone colorectal surgery

Interactions of FTO genotype with dietary factors in relation to C-reactive protein

Effect of FTO rs9930506 on obesity and interaction of the gene variants with dietary protein and vitamin E on C‐reactive protein levels in multi‐ethnic Malaysian adults Mitra et al., JHND Early View  Background Individual variations of obesity‐related traits can be a consequence of dietary influence on gene variants. Methods This cross‐sectional study aimed to evaluate (i) … Continue reading Interactions of FTO genotype with dietary factors in relation to C-reactive protein

A Healthy Nordic diet may reduce mortality in patients with established CVD.

Adherence to the Healthy Nordic Food Index and the incidence of acute myocardial infarction and mortality among patients with stable angina pectoris Puaschitz et al., JHND Early View  Background The Healthy Nordic Food Index (HNFI) has been associated with beneficial effects on markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether such effects are present among patients with established … Continue reading A Healthy Nordic diet may reduce mortality in patients with established CVD.

Evidence is insufficient for recommending oropharyngeal colostrum as a routine clinical practice in the prevention of necrotising enterocolitis in very low birthweight infants.

Effect of oropharyngeal colostrum therapy in the prevention of necrotising enterocolitis among very low birthweight neonates: A meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials Garg et al., JHND Early View   Background Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common life‐threatening emergencies of the gastrointestinal tract in preterm neonates. The present study aimed to determine the efficacy … Continue reading Evidence is insufficient for recommending oropharyngeal colostrum as a routine clinical practice in the prevention of necrotising enterocolitis in very low birthweight infants.

The prevalence of uncontrolled asthma is greater in overweight subjects than in normal weight subjects

Association between anthropometric markers and asthma control, quality of life and pulmonary function in adults with asthma Forte et al., JHND Early View   Background The role of abdominal fat and body fat (BF) in the evaluation of nutritional status in asthma has been considered recently. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between different anthropometric … Continue reading The prevalence of uncontrolled asthma is greater in overweight subjects than in normal weight subjects