Favourable effects of DASH diet on polycystic ovary syndrome

Effects of Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension diet on androgens, antioxidant status and body composition in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised controlled trial Azadi-Yazdi et al., JHND Early View Background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disease in reproductive age women. The present study aimed to determine the … Continue reading Favourable effects of DASH diet on polycystic ovary syndrome

Variable advice from dietitians on carbohydrate

Dietitians' practice in giving carbohydrate advice in the management of type 2 diabetes: a mixed methods study McArdle et al., JHND Early View Background Carbohydrate is accepted as the principal nutrient affecting blood glucose in diabetes; however, current guidelines are unable to specify the optimal quantity of carbohydrate for glycaemic control. No studies exist that describe … Continue reading Variable advice from dietitians on carbohydrate

n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and the metabolic syndrome

Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, serum zinc, delta-5- and delta-6-desaturase activities and incident metabolic syndrome Yary et al., JHND Early View Background The associations of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) with metabolic syndrome have been poorly explored. We investigated the associations of the serum n-6 PUFA and the activities of enzymes involved in the PUFA metabolism, delta-5-desaturase (D5D) and … Continue reading n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and the metabolic syndrome

Smartphone apps for behaviour change in diabetes

An evaluation of diabetes targeted apps for Android smartphone in relation to behaviour change techniques Hoppe et al., JHND Early View Background Mobile applications (apps) could support diabetes management through dietary, weight and blood glucose self-monitoring, as well as by promoting behaviour change. The present study aimed to evaluate diabetes apps for content, functions and behaviour … Continue reading Smartphone apps for behaviour change in diabetes

Vitamin D status in adolescents

Comparisons of physical activity, adipokines, vitamin D status and dietary vitamin D intake among adolescents Virecoulon Giudici et al., JHND Early View Background Considering that lifestyle and diet are key factors responsible for the increases in adiposity in youth, it is important to understand how vitamin D, adipokines and markers of glucose metabolism are related … Continue reading Vitamin D status in adolescents