What limits understanding and use of food labels?

Health literacy, literacy, numeracy and nutrition label understanding and use: a scoping review of the literature Malloy-Weir and Cooper JHND Early View Background Low health literacy, literacy and numeracy have been identified as barriers to consumer understanding and the interpretation of nutrition-related information. To inform policy and dietetic practice, we examined the extent, range and … Continue reading What limits understanding and use of food labels?

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Low carbohydrate diets- impact on dietary intake

Dietary intake in people consuming a reduced-carbohydrate diet in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Guess JHND Early View Background Diets reduced or low in carbohydrates are becoming increasingly popular. The replacement foods and their accompanying nutrients determine the health effects of such diets. However, little is known about the dietary intake of people consuming … Continue reading Low carbohydrate diets- impact on dietary intake

The importance of posture when feeding older patients

Accessing hospital packaged foods and beverages: the importance of a seated posture when eating Bell et al., JHND Early View  Background Hospitalised and community dwelling older people (aged 65 years and over) have difficulties opening certain food and beverage items (e.g. cheese portions and tetra packs) served in public hospitals. Previously, the role of hand strength … Continue reading The importance of posture when feeding older patients

Compliance with dietary guidelines following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Patient adherence in following a prescribed diet and micronutrient supplements after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: our experience during 1 year of follow-up Schiavo et al., JHND Early View Background One of the most effective surgeries for sustainable weight loss in morbidly obese patients is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The present study aimed to assess the adherence of … Continue reading Compliance with dietary guidelines following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Cognitive outcomes of food based anthocyanin interventions

Food-based anthocyanin intake and cognitive outcomes in human intervention trials: a systematic review Kent et al., JHND Early View Background Preclinical evidence suggests that the anthocyanins, which comprise a subclass of dietary flavonoids providing the purple and red pigmentation in plant-based foods, may have a beneficial impact on cognitive outcomes. Methods A systematic review was conducted … Continue reading Cognitive outcomes of food based anthocyanin interventions

Alternative Healthy Eating Index as a predictor of cardiovascular disease

Evaluation of the Alternative Healthy Eating Index as a predictor of 10-year cardiovascular disease risk in a group of Iranian employees Hariri et al., JHND Early View Background Noncommunicable diseases, of which almost half are some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), have overtaken communicable diseases as the world's major disease burden. There is growing evidence that … Continue reading Alternative Healthy Eating Index as a predictor of cardiovascular disease

Downward trend in consumption of added sugar in Australian adults

Trends in added sugar intake and food sources in a cohort of older Australians: 15 years of follow-up from the Blue Mountains Eye Study Moshtaghian et al., JHND Early View Background The trend of added sugar (AS) intake has not been investigated in the Australian population, including in older adults. The present study aimed to assess … Continue reading Downward trend in consumption of added sugar in Australian adults