Low FODMAP foods for vegetarian diets.

Fermentable short chain carbohydrate (FODMAP) content of common plant-based foods and processed foods suitable for vegetarian- and vegan-based eating patterns Tuck et al., JHND Early View  Background The low FODMAP (fermentable, oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols) diet is an effective strategy to improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. However, combining the low FODMAP diet with another … Continue reading Low FODMAP foods for vegetarian diets.

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Dietitians are progressing in relation to access, attitudinal and aptitudinal readiness for eHealth

eHealth readiness of dietitians Maunder et al., JHND Early View  Background The present study aimed to determine the eHealth readiness and changes over time of dietitians in Australia. Methods Two cross-sectional analyses of Australian dietitians were conducted in 2013 and 2016, using a survey adapted from one conducted in 2011 by the US Academy of Nutrition … Continue reading Dietitians are progressing in relation to access, attitudinal and aptitudinal readiness for eHealth

Dietary soy improves glycaemic control and promotes weight loss in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

The effect of dietary soy intake on weight loss, glycaemic control, lipid profiles and biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised clinical trial Karamali et al., JHND Early View  Background The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of dietary soy intake on weight loss and metabolic status of … Continue reading Dietary soy improves glycaemic control and promotes weight loss in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Fathers as agents of change in tackling childhood obesity

Dietary outcomes of overweight fathers and their children in the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community randomised controlled trial Williams et al., JHND Early View    Background Few studies have examined dietary intake changes following a weight loss intervention in fathers and the association between father–child dietary intakes. The present study aimed to: (i) evaluate the change … Continue reading Fathers as agents of change in tackling childhood obesity

An increased intake of low-fat cheese between pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of gestational diabetes

The effect of pre-pregnancy lifestyle counselling on food intakes and association between food intakes and gestational diabetes in high-risk women: results from a randomised controlled trial Valkama et al., JHND Early View Background Healthy diets before and during pregnancy have been suggested to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM). Several lifestyle intervention studies for pregnant … Continue reading An increased intake of low-fat cheese between pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of gestational diabetes

Ulcerative colitis is associated with high consumption of sugar and soft drinks

Dietary patterns and risk of ulcerative colitis: a case–control study Rashvand et al JHND Early View  Background Recent evidence indicates a role for dietary factors in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between dietary patterns and UC risk. Methods Sixty-two newly diagnosed cases of UC … Continue reading Ulcerative colitis is associated with high consumption of sugar and soft drinks

Vitamin B12 deficiency is seen in a third of healthy Indian adolescents

Prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in healthy Indian school-going adolescents from rural and urban localities and its relationship with various anthropometric indices: a cross-sectional study Chakraborty et al., JHND Early View Background Micronutrient deficiency is a global health burden, especially among developing countries. The present cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency … Continue reading Vitamin B12 deficiency is seen in a third of healthy Indian adolescents