My Editor’s Pick for December

Motives for adherence to a gluten-free diet: a qualitative investigation involving adults with coeliac disease Dowd et al., JHND 2014; 27(6): 542-549 Background Currently, the only treatment for coeliac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is challenging, with recent reports suggesting that adherence rates range from 42% … Continue reading My Editor’s Pick for December

Client-centered dietetic counselling

Building bridges in dietary counselling: an exploratory study examining the usefulness of wellness and wellbeing concepts McMahon et al., JHND Early View Background Over the last decade, professional discourse around health ownership has been evolving to recognise an individually-driven wellness/wellbeing approach. Concurrently, dietetic competencies have changed to include client-centred counselling incorporating individual client's perspectives within dietary … Continue reading Client-centered dietetic counselling

Effect of peanuts on metabolic function

Effect of a high-fat meal containing conventional or high-oleic peanuts on post-prandial lipopolysaccharide concentrations in overweight/obese men Moreira et al., JHND Early View Background An increased plasma lipopolysaccharide (LPS) concentration may favour metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance. The meal composition influences plasma LPS concentrations. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of the acute … Continue reading Effect of peanuts on metabolic function

A self-administered 24-hour recall for Portuguese children

Validation of the Portuguese self-administered computerised 24-hour dietary recall among second-, third- and fourth-grade children Carvahlo et al., JHND Early View. Background Current methods for assessing children's dietary intake, such as interviewer-administered 24-h dietary recall (24-h DR), are time consuming and resource intensive. Self-administered instruments offer a low-cost diet assessment method for use with children. The … Continue reading A self-administered 24-hour recall for Portuguese children

Evaluating body composition: a review

Body composition and morphological assessment of nutritional status in adults: a review of anthropometric variables Madden and Smith JHND Early View. Evaluation of body composition is an important part of assessing nutritional status and provides prognostically useful data and an opportunity to monitor the effects of nutrition-related disease progression and nutritional intervention. The aim of … Continue reading Evaluating body composition: a review