Vitamin D improves muscle strength but not mobility in community-dwelling elderly

Vitamin D supplementation and its influence on muscle strength and mobility in community-dwelling older persons: a systematic review and meta-analysis Rosendahl-Riise et al., JHND Early View Background It has been suggested that vitamin D status or supplementation is important for maintaining or improving muscle strength and mobility in older adults. The study results, however, do not … Continue reading Vitamin D improves muscle strength but not mobility in community-dwelling elderly

Malnutrition is common in Vietnamese outpatients with COPD

Nutritional status of Vietnamese outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Hogan et al., JHND Early View Background Nutritional screening and assessment is not currently part of routine clinical practice in Vietnam. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the utility of the commonly used methods for identifying malnutrition in outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). … Continue reading Malnutrition is common in Vietnamese outpatients with COPD

Roles of carers supporting elderly malnourished patients

The nutrition and food-related roles, experiences and support needs of female family carers of malnourished older rehabilitation patients Sky Marshall et al., JHND Early View Background To improve perceived value of nutrition support and patient outcomes, the present study aimed to determine the nutrition and food-related roles, experiences and support needs of female family carers of … Continue reading Roles of carers supporting elderly malnourished patients

Growth status of children with autism spectrum disorder: a case–control study

Growth status of children with autism spectrum disorder: a case–control study Barnhill et al., JHND Early View Background Children with autism spectrum disorder are at risk of a compromised dietary intake and nutritional status that could impact growth over both the short and long term. The limited body of published research addressing this concern has been … Continue reading Growth status of children with autism spectrum disorder: a case–control study

Mother’s antenatal weight gain is associated with BMI in their children

Association between gestational weight gain and risk of obesity in preadolescence: a longitudinal study (1997–2007) of 5125 children in Greece Mourtakos et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to investigate the association between gestational weight gain (GWG) and birth weight, as well as the body mass index (BMI) status, of children at the … Continue reading Mother’s antenatal weight gain is associated with BMI in their children

Disparity between what patients want and what clinicians think

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and their treating clinicians have different views regarding diet Holt et al., JHND Early View Background Diet and body composition play unclear roles in the pathogenesis, activity and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Evidence-based guidance regarding dietary modification in IBD is lacking. We aimed to determine the attitudes of IBD … Continue reading Disparity between what patients want and what clinicians think

Healthy dietary patterns and colorectal adenoma

Dietary patterns and risk of colorectal adenoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies Godos et al., JHND Early View Background Current evidence suggests that dietary patterns may play an important role in colorectal cancer risk. The present study aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies exploring the association between dietary … Continue reading Healthy dietary patterns and colorectal adenoma