Omega-3 supplements and insulin resistance in hepatitis C patients

n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation reduces insulin resistance in hepatitis C virus infected patients: a randomised controlled trial Freire et al., JHND Early View Background Insulin resistance promotes liver disease progression and may be associated with a lower response rate in treated hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplementation may reduce insulin … Continue reading Omega-3 supplements and insulin resistance in hepatitis C patients

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Face-to-face social networks and quality of life in coeliac disease

Coeliac disease: the association between quality of life and social support network participation Lee et al., JHND Early View Background There is little information available on the use of social support systems for patients with coeliac disease (CD). We performed a cross-sectional study aiming to examine the association between participation in different types of social support … Continue reading Face-to-face social networks and quality of life in coeliac disease

Estimating energy intake in chronic kidney disease

Comparison of energy estimates in chronic kidney disease using doubly-labelled water Sridharan et al., JHND Early View Background Total energy expenditure (TEE) is estimated in clinical practice as a combined measure of resting energy expenditure and physical activity level. Commonly available questionnaires to estimate physical activity level have not been validated in patients with kidney disease … Continue reading Estimating energy intake in chronic kidney disease

Complementary feeding in German infants

Home-made and commercial complementary meals in German infants: results of the DONALD study Hilbig et al., JHND Early View Background Infant complementary food can be home-made or bought as ready-to-eat commercial products. The nutrient composition of commercial products is regularised in a European Commission guideline, whereas the preparation of home-made complementary meals is the responsibility of … Continue reading Complementary feeding in German infants

Issue 28(4) – coming soon!

The July/August issue of JHND will be published soon. The contents for this issue are: Wandrag et al., Impact of supplementation with amino acids or their metabolites on muscle wasting in patients with critical illness or other wasting disease: systematic review. Huynh et al., Effects of oral nutritional supplementation in the management of malnutrition in hospital and … Continue reading Issue 28(4) – coming soon!