Online intervention to reduce adiposity in postpartum women

A pilot intervention to reduce postpartum weight retention and central adiposity in first-time mothers: results from the mums OnLiNE (Online, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Exercise) study van der Pligt et al., JHND Early View  Background Postpartum weight retention (PPWR) increases the risk for obesity and complications during subsequent pregnancies. Few interventions have been successful in limiting PPWR … Continue reading Online intervention to reduce adiposity in postpartum women

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Final endings

  Relationships are complex things; some are happy, long-lived and successful and others run their course and come to an often acrimonious end. Sometimes, though break-ups can be reversed and partnerships that have been sundered are restored, but often on rocky foundations. Think of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, Take That; Natalie Wood and Robert … Continue reading Final endings

An unhealthy dietary pattern tracks through adolescence in boys

Determinants of a dietary pattern linked with greater metabolic risk and its tracking during adolescence Appanah et al., JHND Early View  Background Although growing evidence suggests that dietary patterns associated with noncommunicable diseases in adulthood may develop early in life, when these are established, as well as their determinants, remains unclear. Methods We examined determinants and … Continue reading An unhealthy dietary pattern tracks through adolescence in boys

Multidisciplinary team involvement improves outcomes from gastrostomy placement

Reduced 30-day gastrostomy placement mortality following the introduction of a multidisciplinary nutrition support team: a cohort study Hvas et al., JHND Early View  Background Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding allows patients with dysphagia to receive adequate nutritional support, although gastrostomy insertion is associated with mortality. A nutrition support team (NST) may improve a gastrostomy service. The present study … Continue reading Multidisciplinary team involvement improves outcomes from gastrostomy placement