Dietary guidelines from the ADA and risk of CVD

Alternative health eating index and the Dietary Guidelines from American Diabetes Association both may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes patients Pei-Yu Wu et al., JHND Early View Background In the general population, a higher Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI)-2010 score is related to decreased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Few studies have described … Continue reading Dietary guidelines from the ADA and risk of CVD

NAFLD: Diet and metabolic syndrome

Associations between dietary intake and the presence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Georgoulis et al., JHND Early View Background Although dietary habits have been associated with the likelihood of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the general population, similar associations in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients have not been explored. … Continue reading NAFLD: Diet and metabolic syndrome

Picky eating and weight in childhood

Picky eating and child weight status development: a longitudinal study Antoniou et al., JHND Early View Background Children's picky eating behaviour has been linked both to being overweight and underweight. However, the role of parenting practices in this relationship has rarely been investigated. The present study aimed to clarify the direction of the association between picky eating … Continue reading Picky eating and weight in childhood

June issue now available!

Issue 28(3) of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics is out now. For full issue details click here. The articles in the issue are: Clinical Nutrition Serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentrations are more deficient/insufficient in peritoneal dialysis than haemodialysis patients in a sunny climate. Hanna et al. Public Health Nutrition and Epidemiology Consumer behaviour towards vegetables: … Continue reading June issue now available!

JHND continues drive for higher quality

Almost a year ago I published the above editorial in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. My basic message was that the journal was going through a significant change, with faster turnaround times, a more responsive editorial team, an international editorial board and a push towards publication of only the highest quality submissions. Associated … Continue reading JHND continues drive for higher quality

Children’s portion sizes are associated with maternal perceptions of weight and hunger

The relationship between mother to child calories served and maternal perception of hunger Stromberg and Janicke JHND Early View Background Research has examined self-serving portions in adults and children and has shown that larger portion size is related to more calories consumed. The present study examines factors that may influence the portion sizes a mother … Continue reading Children’s portion sizes are associated with maternal perceptions of weight and hunger