L-amino acids do not imprint taste preferences in children with PKU

Food acceptance and neophobia in children with phenylketonuria: a prospective controlled study Evans et al., JHND Early View Background In phenylketonuria (PKU), little is known about the effect of bitter-tasting phenylalanine-free l-amino acid exposure on taste preference development. The present prospective study aimed to determine the flavour preferences of children with PKU versus healthy control children. … Continue reading L-amino acids do not imprint taste preferences in children with PKU

New journal guidelines on transparency and accuracy of reporting for research studies

The Journal has recently made some alterations to author guidelines which will impact on all manuscripts that are submitted from January 2016. These changes relate to a number of issues (use of supplementary material, word limits for articles) but most significantly include new guidance on the transparent and accurate reporting of research studies. Transparent and … Continue reading New journal guidelines on transparency and accuracy of reporting for research studies

The use of simulated patients in dietetic training

An observational study investigating the impact of simulated patients in teaching communication skills in preclinical dietetic students Gibson and Davidson JHND Early View Background Simulated patients (SPs) are often used in dietetics for the teaching and assessment of communication skills. The present study aimed to determine the impact of a SP encounter on communication skills … Continue reading The use of simulated patients in dietetic training

Reassurance about food cravings in pregnancy

Reassurance about food cravings in pregnancy Hill et al 2015 The effect of maternal nutrition during pregnancy has far reaching influence on the life-long health of the baby and possibly subsequent generations. As a result, studies investigating the eating habits and nutrient intake of pregnant women can yield important information that is relevant at population … Continue reading Reassurance about food cravings in pregnancy

To recommend reviewers, or to not recommend reviewers

To recommend reviewers, or to not recommend reviewers that is the question… It is routine now for submission of a research manuscript to a journal to be quite a long drawn out and often frustrating affair. In the old days life was relatively simple and authors would prepare triplicate hard copies of their manuscript (typed … Continue reading To recommend reviewers, or to not recommend reviewers

Vitamin D supplementation has metabolic benefits for women at risk of pre-eclampsia

The effects of vitamin D plus calcium supplementation on metabolic profiles, biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress and pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women at risk for pre-eclampsia Samimi et al., JHND Early View Background The present study was designed to examine the effects of vitamin D plus calcium administration on metabolic profiles and pregnancy outcomes among … Continue reading Vitamin D supplementation has metabolic benefits for women at risk of pre-eclampsia