Improving the nutritional intake of hospital patients: how far have we come?

Improving the nutritional intake of hospital patients: how far have we come? A re‐audit Beavan et al., JHND Early View    Background Malnutrition affects up to 33.6% of hospitalised patients, with consequences that are detrimental for both patients and healthcare providers. In 2015, an audit demonstrated inadequate nutritional provision and consumption by hospitalised patients, comprising a … Continue reading Improving the nutritional intake of hospital patients: how far have we come?

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Dietetics students undertake a transformational journey through dietetics education.

    Dietetics students’ experiences of dietetics workforce preparation and preparedness: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis   Morgan et al., JHND Early ViewEarly View  Background Dietetics students are a widely researched group. As emerging dietitians, they can provide valuable insights to inform how dietetics education programmes may be enhanced to meet contemporary healthcare needs. This … Continue reading Dietetics students undertake a transformational journey through dietetics education.

Ethnic differences in body image perception in patients with type 2 diabetes

  Ethnic differences in body image perception in patients with type 2 diabetes Toselli et al., JHND Early View  Background The present study compared the prevalence of obesity, fat distribution, body image perception and lifestyle among diabetic African and Albanian immigrants living in Italy, as well as diabetic Italians, aiming to identify health risks and their possible … Continue reading Ethnic differences in body image perception in patients with type 2 diabetes

Efforts are needed for a more widespread and comprehensive assessment of different issues related to street food availability and consumption

  Street food research worldwide: a scoping review Abrahale et al., JHND Early View  Background Street foods vary with respect to their nutritional value and safety characteristics and contribute to a sizable proportion of food intake in many populations worldwide. Therefore, the present study aimed to describe the coverage in the scientific literature of different health‐related … Continue reading Efforts are needed for a more widespread and comprehensive assessment of different issues related to street food availability and consumption

Protein and energy-enriched formula enhances weight gain in critically ill infants

    Weight improvement with the use of protein and energy enriched nutritional formula in infants with a prolonged PICU stay Eveleens et al., JHND Early View   Background Reaching an optimal nutritional intake is challenging in critically ill infants. One possible way to minimise nutritional deficits is the use of protein and energy‐enriched (PE)‐formulas. We aimed … Continue reading Protein and energy-enriched formula enhances weight gain in critically ill infants

Nutrition interventions have a significant effect on non-cancer pain reduction

  A systematic review and meta‐analysis of nutrition interventions for chronic noncancer pain Brain et al., JHND Early View  Background This systematic review aimed to evaluate the impact of nutrition interventions on participant reported pain severity and intensity in populations with chronic pain. Methods Eight databases were systematically searched for studies that included adult populations with … Continue reading Nutrition interventions have a significant effect on non-cancer pain reduction

A medical recommendation of a gluten‐free diet fails to acknowledge the difficulties those with coeliac disease experience in the current gluten‐free landscape.

  Experiences of coeliac disease in a changing gluten‐free landscape King et al., JHND Early View  Background Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten. In recent years, there has been considerable increase in the availability of gluten‐free products in North America. The present study investigated how the recent proliferation of the … Continue reading A medical recommendation of a gluten‐free diet fails to acknowledge the difficulties those with coeliac disease experience in the current gluten‐free landscape.