Use of neutropenic diets

Investigating the use of the neutropenic diet: a survey of UK dietitians Carr and Hallday, JHND Early View BackgroundPatients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia are at increased risk of infection. Historically, dietary restrictions commonly referred to as ‘clean’, ‘low bacteria’, ‘low-microbial’ or ‘neutropenic’ diets have been prescribed to reduce the risk of foodborne infection. Although research does not support … Continue reading Use of neutropenic diets

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Dairy products and obesity

Dairy product consumption, dietary nutrient and energy density and associations with obesity in Australian adolescentsO'Sullivan et al JHND Early ViewBackgroundDairy intake is likely to influence dietary energy density (ED) and nutrient density (ND), which are factors representing aspects of dietary quality. Although evidence suggests dairy intake is unlikely to contribute to obesity, intake tends to decrease … Continue reading Dairy products and obesity

Measuring body composition by bioimpedance

Impact of eating and drinking on body composition measurements by bioelectrical impedanceAndroutsos et al., JHND Early View BackgroundBioelectrical impedance analysis would be a more practical tool to measure body composition in clinical settings, dietetic practice and epidemiological studies if patients/subjects did not have to fast before measurements. The present study assessed whether the ingestion of food or drink … Continue reading Measuring body composition by bioimpedance

What do overweight adolescents eat?

Overweight adolescents eat what? And when? Analysis of consumption patterns to guide dietary message development for interventionSmith et al., JHND Early ViewBackgroundLittle is known about overweight adolescent dietary consumption patterns, with challenges to collecting meaningful data making it difficult to develop targeted obesity interventions. The present study aimed to examine the timing and consumption of fruit, … Continue reading What do overweight adolescents eat?

Online dietary assessment of children

Validation of a web-based questionnaire to assess the dietary intake of Brazilian children aged 7–10 yearsDavies et al., JHND Early View BackgroundThe Food Intake and Physical Activity of School Children (CAAFE) comprises an online questionnaire to self-report diet and physical activity of Brazilian schoolchildren.BackgroundThe present study aimed to assess the validity (matches, omissions and intrusions) and moderating factors … Continue reading Online dietary assessment of children

Personality traits of dietitians

A cross-sectional exploration of the personality traits of dietitiansBall et al., JHND Early ViewBackgroundPersonality traits refer to habitual patterns of behaviour, thought and emotions, and have been shown to influence health professionals’ career decisions, career development, job satisfaction and retention. There is an opportunity to better understand and support the career pathways of dietitians by exploring … Continue reading Personality traits of dietitians