The weight loss strategies of the baby boomers

Weight-loss strategies used by baby boomer men: a mixed methods approach James et al, JHND Early View Background Baby Boomer men (those born in 1946–1964) are becoming obese at an earlier age compared to previous generations. The present study aimed to identify weight-loss strategies used by Baby Boomer men, to determine whether those strategies varied … Continue reading The weight loss strategies of the baby boomers

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Association of cannabinoid receptor polymorphism with lipid profile

Polymorphism G1359A of the cannabinoid receptor gene (CNR1): allelic frequencies and influence on cardiovascular risk factors in a multicentre study of Castilla-Leon de Luis et al., JHND Early View Background A polymorphism (1359 G/A) of the CNR1 gene was reported as a common polymorphism in Caucasian populations and was related to cardiovascular risk factors. The present … Continue reading Association of cannabinoid receptor polymorphism with lipid profile

Fat mass predicts cardiometabolic risk in young adults

Indices of adiposity as predictors of cardiometabolic risk and inflammation in young adults Pourshahidi et al., JHND Early View  Background Studies investigating obesity and cardiometabolic risk have focused on ‘at-risk’ populations and methodological inconsistencies have produced equivocal findings. The present cross-sectional study investigated indices of body composition as predictors of cardiometabolic risk and their relationship with inflammation … Continue reading Fat mass predicts cardiometabolic risk in young adults

Fluids and the elderly in long-stay rehabilitation

A study of fluid provision and consumption in elderly patients in a long-stay rehabilitation hospital Gaff et al., JHND Early View Background Adequate hydration is key to good clinical care and essential for preventing problems in elderly patients such as constipation, pressure sores and confusion. The present study aimed to evaluate fluid provision and consumption in elderly … Continue reading Fluids and the elderly in long-stay rehabilitation

Weight loss with portion-controlled meals

Portion-controlled meals provide increases in diet quality during weight loss and maintenance Ptomey et al., JHND Early View Background Behavioural weight-loss interventions utilising portion-controlled meals (PCMs) produce significant decreases in weight. However, their impact on diet quality during weight maintenance is unknown. The present study aimed to assess the influence of a weight management intervention employing … Continue reading Weight loss with portion-controlled meals