Improving nutritional intake in vulnerable groups

Supportive interventions for enhancing dietary intake in malnourished or nutritionally at-risk adults: a systematic review of nonrandomised studies Kimber et al., JHND Early View Background Supportive interventions for enhancing dietary intake in malnourished or nutritionally at risk adults are frequently recommended. A recent systematic review of randomised controlled trials identified limited and poor quality evidence to … Continue reading Improving nutritional intake in vulnerable groups

Nutritional interventions for healthy ageing

Role of fatty acids and micronutrients in healthy ageing: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials set in the context of European dietary surveys of older adults Ruxton et al., JHND Early View Background Ageing is a multifaceted and inevitable process involving a decline in health and well-being that could be ameliorated by dietary modification. We … Continue reading Nutritional interventions for healthy ageing

Compliance of the Scottish diet with Eatwell guidance

Using food intake records to estimate compliance with the Eatwell Plate dietary guidelines Whybrow et al., JHND Early View Background The UK Eatwell Plate is consumer based advice recommending the proportions of five food groups for a balanced diet: starchy foods, fruit and vegetables, dairy foods, nondairy sources of protein and foods and drinks high in fat … Continue reading Compliance of the Scottish diet with Eatwell guidance

Serum PUFA but not SFA are associated with dietary intake in Swedish adults

Cross-sectional relationships between dietary fat intake and serum cholesterol fatty acids in a Swedish cohort of 60-year-old men and women Laguzzi et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to describe the relationship between self-reported dietary intake and serum cholesterol fatty acids (FAs) in a Swedish population of 60-year-old men and women. Methods Cross-sectional … Continue reading Serum PUFA but not SFA are associated with dietary intake in Swedish adults

Portion size and gestational weight gain in pregnant women

The association between portion size, nutrient intake and gestational weight gain: a secondary analysis in the WATCH study 2006/7 Blumfield et al., JHND Early View Background Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with adverse maternal–child health outcomes. Managing energy intake and GWG versus optimising nutrient intake can be challenging. The present study aimed to examine … Continue reading Portion size and gestational weight gain in pregnant women

Pinch grip as an alternative to hand grip strength in haemodialysis patients

Pinch grip strength as an alternative assessment to hand grip strength for assessing muscle strength in patients with chronic kidney disease treated by haemodialysis: a prospective audit El-Katab et al., JHND Early View Background Muscle weakness and wasting are prevalent in haemodialysis (HD) patients, and substantially increase mortality. Convenient, readily applicable screening tests for routine clinical … Continue reading Pinch grip as an alternative to hand grip strength in haemodialysis patients

A food frequency questionnaire for estimation of vitamin D intake in adults

Validation of a food frequency questionnaire to determine vitamin D intakes using the method of triads Weir et al., JHND Early View Background Dietary sources of vitamin D (both natural and fortified) are increasingly contributing to consumers’ vitamin D intake and status. Therefore, the present study aimed to validate a vitamin D food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for … Continue reading A food frequency questionnaire for estimation of vitamin D intake in adults