Vitamin E supplementation of breastfeeding women.

Effect of RRR-α-tocopherol supplementation on serum of breastfeeding women up to 60 days after delivery: a randomised controlled trial Lira et al., JHND Early View.  Background Maternal supplementation is a viable strategy to combat vitamin E deficiency in newborns, although a protocol for maternal vitamin E supplementation has not been defined. The present study assessed the … Continue reading Vitamin E supplementation of breastfeeding women.

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Patient-centred dietetic care from the perspectives of older malnourished patients

Patient-centred dietetic care from the perspectives of older malnourished patients Hazzard et al., JHND Early View. Background Governing organisations for health services currently recommend a patient-centred (PC) approach to practice for all health professions, including dietetics. For the vulnerable older malnourished patient, this approach needs to be prioritised to improve outcomes. The paucity of patient experience … Continue reading Patient-centred dietetic care from the perspectives of older malnourished patients

Dietetic care in hospital is an influential predictor of post-hospital care

Patient-reported dietetic care post hospital for free-living patients: a Canadian Malnutrition Task Force Study Keller et al., JHND Early View  Background Transitions out of hospital can influence recovery. Ideally, malnourished patients should be followed by someone with nutrition expertise, specifically a dietitian, post discharge from hospital. Predictors of dietetic care post discharge are currently unknown. The … Continue reading Dietetic care in hospital is an influential predictor of post-hospital care

The economic burden of adherence to a gluten-free diet

The economic burden of gluten-free products and gluten-free diet: a cost estimation analysis in Greece Panagiotou and Kontogianni JHND Early View Background Adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD) demonsrates various difficulties, including the high cost of the diet. The present study aimed to (i) compare the cost of gluten-free products (GFP) from supermarkets and pharmacies … Continue reading The economic burden of adherence to a gluten-free diet

New issue of JHND

The May/June issue of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics is now available. This issue comprises: INTERVENTION STUDIES Dietary and nutrition interventions for the therapeutic treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systematic review (pages 247–259) N. Campagnolo, S. Johnston, A. Collatz, D. Staines and S. Marshall-Gradisnik Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2017 … Continue reading New issue of JHND

Enhancing the confidence of student dietitians prior to placement

Is it possible to enhance the confidence of student dietitians prior to professional placements? A design-based research model Ross et al., JHND Early View  Background Student confidence is an important contributor to a successful professional placement experience. The present study aimed to evaluate a placement preparation program for student dietitians and to assess the impact on … Continue reading Enhancing the confidence of student dietitians prior to placement