Body composition: DXA and bioimpedance in heart failure

Comparison of two bioelectrical impedance devices and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to evaluate body composition in heart failure Alves et al. JHND Early View.   Background The utilisation of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in heart failure can be affected by many factors and its applicability remains controversial. The present study aimed to verify the adequacy of … Continue reading Body composition: DXA and bioimpedance in heart failure

Green tea extract and breast cancer

Effects of a green tea extract, Polyphenon E, on systemic biomarkers of growth factor signalling in women with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer Crew et al., JHND Early View Background Observational and experimental data support a potential breast cancer chemopreventive effect of green tea. Methods We conducted an ancillary study using archived blood/urine from a phase IB … Continue reading Green tea extract and breast cancer

April issue out now!

The April 2014 issue of JHND is out now. This is a themed issue on the nutrition of older people and includes the Royal College of Physicians Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional support of patients who have had a stroke.

Early view- a FFQ for iodine in women

Validation of a short food frequency questionnaire specific for iodine in UK females of childbearing ageCombet and Lean. JHND Early View.BackgroundWidespread subclinical iodine insufficiency has recently been reported in Europe, based on urinary iodine using World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization criteria, in particular among young women. Although urinary iodine concentration (UIC) is a useful … Continue reading Early view- a FFQ for iodine in women