Using short food frequency questionnaire to measure food intake in children

Validity of short food questionnaire items to measure intake in children and adolescents: a systematic review Golley et al., JHND Early View Background Short food questions are appealing to measure dietary intakes. Methods A review of studies published between 2004 and 2016 was undertaken and these were included in the present study if they reported on … Continue reading Using short food frequency questionnaire to measure food intake in children

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Associations between micronutrient consumption and markers of biological ageing

Longitudinal associations between micronutrient consumption and leukocyte telomere length Lee et al., JHND Early View Background There are few studies on the association between nutrient intake and telomere length, which may reflect cumulative oxidative stress and indicate biological ageing. In the present study, we evaluated longitudinal associations between the consumption of micronutrients, including antioxidant nutrients and … Continue reading Associations between micronutrient consumption and markers of biological ageing

Low socioeconomic status is a risk factor for vitamin D deficiency

Low socio-economic status is a newly identified independent risk factor for poor vitamin D status in severely obese adults Léger-Guist'hau et al., JHND Early View Background Hypovitaminosis D is very prevalent, especially in the obese population. However, the degree of severity and the parameters involved in vitamin D deficiency in this population are still unclear. The … Continue reading Low socioeconomic status is a risk factor for vitamin D deficiency

Determining body fat using a modified body adiposity index

Modified body adiposity index for body fat estimation in severe obesity Bernhard et al., JHND Early View Background The body adiposity index (BAI) comprises a simple method for estimating body fat (BF) that needs to be validated in patients with severe obesity. The present study aimed to determine BAI accuracy with respect to the determination BF … Continue reading Determining body fat using a modified body adiposity index

Does body mass index impact on muscle wasting and recovery following critical illness?

Does body mass index impact on muscle wasting and recovery following critical illness? A pilot feasibility observational study Segaran et al JHND Early View Background Critical illness is associated with muscle loss, weakness and poor recovery. The impact that illness and the ensuing metabolic response has on obese patients is not known. Objectives were to test … Continue reading Does body mass index impact on muscle wasting and recovery following critical illness?