Careless talk

As the journal operates entirely electronically I am sometimes copied in to email exchanges between authors after decision letters are sent out regarding manuscripts. The scenario is that the email providing the decision is sent by ScholarOne to all of the authors of the paper. They then comment on the decision by hitting Reply All, … Continue reading Careless talk

Assessing body composition in post-menopausal women

Comparison of multi- and single-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for assessment of body composition in post-menopausal women: effects of body mass index and accelerometer-determined physical activity Gaba et al., JHND Early View Background Bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) is commonly used in research to assess body composition. However, studies that validate the accuracy … Continue reading Assessing body composition in post-menopausal women

Unsatisfactory complementary feeding practices in Sri Lanka

Current infant feeding practices and impact on growth in babies during the second half of infancyBandara et al., JHND Early ViewBackgroundSri Lanka has made remarkable improvements in health, social and educational indices. However, child malnutrition exists as a significant health problem. Infant feeding indicators have not reached expected levels and improvements are partly constrained by a … Continue reading Unsatisfactory complementary feeding practices in Sri Lanka

Sex and body fat

Sex and age-related differences in perceived, desired and measured percentage body fat among adults Campisi et al., JHND Early View Background Body image distortion/discrepancy leads to psychological stress, disordered eating and mental and physical disease. To begin to assess body image distortion/discrepancy, we compared perceived, desired and measured percentage body fat in male versus female and … Continue reading Sex and body fat