Maternal and newborn infant retinol status are influenced by maternal age, parity and education.

Bezerra et al., JHND Early View Background Vitamin A deficiency is still considered to be a nutritional problem during pregnancy, lactation and early childhood. The present study aimed to assess the vitamin A status of women and their newborns in the Brazilian Northeast and to determine the association between retinol in the maternal serum, umbilical cord … Continue reading Maternal and newborn infant retinol status are influenced by maternal age, parity and education.

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Association between a pro-inflammatory diet and metabolic syndrome

Kendel Jovanovic et al., JHND Early View  Background Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a global public health concern, although its association with the inflammatory potential of the diet is still indefinite. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the association of MetS and its components with the inflammatory potential of the diet in a … Continue reading Association between a pro-inflammatory diet and metabolic syndrome

Soya lecithin is tolerated in children with non-IgE-mediated soya allergy

Gholmie et al., JHND Early View Background Soya lecithin is present in a wide variety of foods regularly consumed by children, in the form of an emulsifier or stabiliser. Children with non‐immunoglobulin (Ig)E‐mediated allergies who commonly have to avoid milk and soya will have a significantly restrictive diet with reduced alternative foods if soya lecithin also … Continue reading Soya lecithin is tolerated in children with non-IgE-mediated soya allergy

Are hypohydrated older adults at increased risk of exhaustion?

Anjo et al., JHND Early View  Background Dehydration appears to affect muscle strength and weakness, although its influence on exhaustion remains unclear. The present study aimed to quantify the association between hydration status and exhaustion among older adults. Methods A cluster sampling approach was used, representing Portuguese older adults (≥65 years) according to age, sex, education level … Continue reading Are hypohydrated older adults at increased risk of exhaustion?

Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is associated with body mass index

Garduno-Alanis et al., JHND Early View Background Fruit juice and soft drink consumption have been shown to be related to obesity. However, this relationship has not been explored in Eastern Europe. The present study aimed to assess the cross‐sectional and longitudinal relationships between fruit juice, soft drink consumption and body mass index (BMI) in Eastern European … Continue reading Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is associated with body mass index

Tools for assessing nutritional risk in elderly stroke patients

Nishioka et al., JHND Early View Background Malnutrition may worsen clinical outcomes in stroke patients. Few malnutrition screening tools have been validated in the rehabilitation setting. The present study aimed to assess the concurrent and predictive validity of two malnutrition screening tools. Methods We retrospectively collected scores for the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short‐Form (MNA‐SF) and the … Continue reading Tools for assessing nutritional risk in elderly stroke patients