Restoration of menstrual cycle in women with anorexia

Body fat and menstrual resumption in adult females with anorexia nervosa: a 1-year longitudinal study Ghoch et al., JHND Early View Background The variables predicting the resumption of menses in anorexia nervosa (AN) after weight restoration have not yet been fully established. We therefore aimed to investigate the association between several clinical parameters at inpatient discharge … Continue reading Restoration of menstrual cycle in women with anorexia

Compliance with nutrition risk screening using MUST

Implementation of nutrition risk screening using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool across a large metropolitan health service Cooper et al., JHND Early View Background A standardised nutrition risk screening (NRS) programme with ongoing education is recommended for the successful implementation of NRS. This project aimed to develop and implement a standardised NRS and education process across the … Continue reading Compliance with nutrition risk screening using MUST

Maternal vitamin A supplementation reduces bioavailability of alpha-tocopherol in colostrum

Maternal supplementation with a megadose of vitamin A reduces colostrum level of α-tocopherol: a randomised controlled trial Grilo et al., JHND Early View Background Maternal supplementation with vitamin A is one of the strategies for controlling its deficiency in the mother–child dyad, although studies with animals showed that supplementation with high doses of vitamin A reduces … Continue reading Maternal vitamin A supplementation reduces bioavailability of alpha-tocopherol in colostrum

Nutritional intervention as a part of functional rehabilitation in older people

Nutritional intervention as part of functional rehabilitation in older people with reduced functional ability: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies Beck et al., JHND Early View Background Nutritional intervention is increasingly recognised as having an important role in functional rehabilitation for older people. Nonetheless, a greater understanding of the functional benefit of nutritional … Continue reading Nutritional intervention as a part of functional rehabilitation in older people

Differential methylation in SGA infants is influenced by maternal folic acid status

Effects of maternal folic acid supplementation on gene methylation and being small for gestational age Qian et al., JHND Early View Background Being small for gestational age (SGA), a foetal growth abnormality, has a long-lasting impact on childhood health. Its aetiology and underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Underlying epigenetic changes of imprinted genes have emerged … Continue reading Differential methylation in SGA infants is influenced by maternal folic acid status

Soy isoflavones and homocysteine

The effect of soy or isoflavones on homocysteine levels: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Song et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of soy or isoflavones on blood homocysteine levels via a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library (up to … Continue reading Soy isoflavones and homocysteine

The burdens of coeliac disease and a gluten-free diet

Coeliac disease and the gluten-free diet: a review of the burdens; factors associated with adherence and impact on health-related quality of life, with specific focus on adolescence White et al., JHND Early View Adherence and non-adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD) may impact negatively on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Understanding the factors that influence compliance … Continue reading The burdens of coeliac disease and a gluten-free diet