Outcomes of a community-based weight management programme for morbidly obese populations

Outcomes of a community-based weight management programme for morbidly obese populations Nield and Kelly, JHND Early View Background Morbid obesity is an ongoing concern worldwide. There is a paucity of research reporting primary care outcomes focussed on complex and morbidly obese populations. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends a specialist, multidisciplinary … Continue reading Outcomes of a community-based weight management programme for morbidly obese populations

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Dietary recall of age at which allergen introduction occurs is unreliable

The accuracy of dietary recall of infant feeding and food allergen data Van Zyl et al., JHND Early View Background Research investigating the association of infant dietary factors with later health outcomes often relies on maternal recall. It is unclear what the effect of recall bias is on the accuracy of the information obtained. The present … Continue reading Dietary recall of age at which allergen introduction occurs is unreliable

5-a-day: We know the message but not the portion size.

How much is ‘5-a-day’? A qualitative investigation into consumer understanding of fruit and vegetable intake guidelines Rooney et al., JHND Early View Background Despite the known health benefits of fruit and vegetables (FV), population intakes remain low. One potential contributing factor may be a lack of understanding surrounding recommended intakes. The present study aimed to explore … Continue reading 5-a-day: We know the message but not the portion size.

Dietary carbohydrate composition and polycystic ovary syndrome

Dietary carbohydrate composition is associated with polycystic ovary syndrome: a case–control study Eslamian et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to investigate the association between dietary carbohydrate components and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in Iran. Methods In this case–control study, the diagnosis of PCOS was made based on the Rotterdam criteria in hospital … Continue reading Dietary carbohydrate composition and polycystic ovary syndrome

Dietary fibre, cancer and mortality: results from NHANES III

Association between dietary fibre intake with cancer and all-cause mortality among 15 740 adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Chan and Lee, JHND Early View Background Few prospective studies have examined the longitudinal associations of total dietary fibre intake and water insoluble and soluble fibres with cancer and all-cause mortality. The present … Continue reading Dietary fibre, cancer and mortality: results from NHANES III

Consuming a milk-exclusion diet in infancy alters bitter-taste perception

Taste preference, food neophobia and nutritional intake in children consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet: a prospective study Maslin et al., JHND Early View Background Taste exposure in infancy is known to predict food preferences later in childhood. This is particularly relevant in children with cows’ milk allergy who consume a substitute formula and/or a cows’ … Continue reading Consuming a milk-exclusion diet in infancy alters bitter-taste perception

Nutritional assessment tools for hospitalised elderly patients

Evaluation of the nutritional status of older hospitalised geriatric patients: a comparative analysis of a Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) version and the Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS 2002) Christner et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to evaluate a short-form (MNA-SF) version of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), in which some of the items … Continue reading Nutritional assessment tools for hospitalised elderly patients