Changing short-term purchasing through price promotion and healthy eating advice

Impact of a targeted direct marketing price promotion intervention (Buywell) on food-purchasing behaviour by low income consumers: a randomised controlled trial Stead et al., JHND Early View  Background Price promotions are a promising intervention for encouraging healthier food purchasing. We aimed to assess the impact of a targeted direct marketing price promotion combined with healthy eating … Continue reading Changing short-term purchasing through price promotion and healthy eating advice

Disparity in accuracy and actionability of renal advice

Evaluation of the quality and health literacy demand of online renal diet information Lambert et al Early View  Background Dietary modification is critical in the self-management of chronic kidney disease. The present study describes the accuracy, quality and health literacy demand of renal diet information for adults with kidney disease obtained from the Internet and YouTube … Continue reading Disparity in accuracy and actionability of renal advice

Usability of electronic food systems in hospital

Technology to engage hospitalised patients in their nutrition care: a qualitative study of usability and patient perceptions of an electronic foodservice system Roberts et al., Early View  Background Active patient involvement in nutrition care may improve dietary intakes in hospital. Our team is developing an innovative programme allowing patients to self-assess and self-monitor their nutrition at … Continue reading Usability of electronic food systems in hospital

A pilot RCT of a pregnancy intervention to prevent allergy in infants.

A pilot randomised controlled trial investigating a Mediterranean diet intervention in pregnant women for the primary prevention of allergic diseases in infants Sewell et al., JHND Early View  Background Observational studies suggest a potentially protective role of the Mediterranean diet (MD) in allergic diseases, including asthma. Large scale randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are needed to test … Continue reading A pilot RCT of a pregnancy intervention to prevent allergy in infants.

Impact of lifestyle change on the cardio- metabolic risk factors of relatives of diabetic subjects

Lifestyle change reduces cardiometabolic risk factors and glucagon-like peptide-1 levels in obese first-degree relatives of people with diabetes Bowes et al., JHND Early View    Background Preventing type 2 diabetes in a real-world setting remains challenging. The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a lifestyle-based programme for individuals at high risk of developing type … Continue reading Impact of lifestyle change on the cardio- metabolic risk factors of relatives of diabetic subjects

Mediterranean diet screening tool for the USA

Evaluation of a dietary screener: the Mediterranean Eating Pattern for Americans tool Cerwinske et al., JHND Early View  Background Evidence exists for an association between accordance with a Mediterranean diet pattern and slower rates of cognitive decline. However, an ‘Americanised’ version of the Mediterranean diet screener is needed to assess accordance in the USA. Thus, the … Continue reading Mediterranean diet screening tool for the USA

Predicting success in a weight loss trial

Using data mining to predict success in a weight loss trial Batterham et al., JHND Early View  Background Traditional methods for predicting weight loss success use regression approaches, which make the assumption that the relationships between the independent and dependent (or logit of the dependent) variable are linear. The aim of the present study was to … Continue reading Predicting success in a weight loss trial

Resolution of hypercatabolism allows for intensive rehabilitation in the convalescent period following stroke

Nitrogen balance in patients with hemiparetic stroke during the subacute rehabilitation phase Wada et al., JHND Early View Background In highly invasive diseases, metabolism commonly changes. Hypercatabolism is frequent in acute stroke, and nitrogen balance tends to be negative. However, there has been no study describing nitrogen balance in subacute and chronic stroke patients. The present … Continue reading Resolution of hypercatabolism allows for intensive rehabilitation in the convalescent period following stroke

Temporal trends in dietary intake among US adults with type 2 diabetes

Trends in dietary intake among adults with type 2 diabetes: NHANES 1988–2012 Casagrande and Cowie, JHND Early View Background Dietary recommendations for adults with diabetes are to follow a healthy diet in appropriate portion sizes. We determined recent trends in energy and nutrient intakes among a nationally representative sample of US adults with and without … Continue reading Temporal trends in dietary intake among US adults with type 2 diabetes

Could habits hold the key to weight loss maintenance?

Could habits hold the key to weight loss maintenance? A narrative review Cleo et al., JHND Early View Despite the significance placed on lifestyle interventions for obesity management, most weight loss is followed by weight regain. Psychological concepts of habitual behaviour and automaticity have been suggested as plausible explanations for this overwhelming lack of long-term weight … Continue reading Could habits hold the key to weight loss maintenance?