The prevalence of uncontrolled asthma is greater in overweight subjects than in normal weight subjects

Association between anthropometric markers and asthma control, quality of life and pulmonary function in adults with asthma Forte et al., JHND Early View   Background The role of abdominal fat and body fat (BF) in the evaluation of nutritional status in asthma has been considered recently. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between different anthropometric … Continue reading The prevalence of uncontrolled asthma is greater in overweight subjects than in normal weight subjects

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A systematic review of the use of ketogenic diets in adult patients with cancer

  Sremanakova et al., JHND Early View Background A growing body of evidence indicates the importance of nutrition in cancer treatment. Ketogenic diets are one strategy that has been proposed to enhance traditional anticancer therapy. This review summarises the evidence concerning the effect of oral ketogenic diets on anthropometry, metabolism, quality of life (QoL) and tumour … Continue reading A systematic review of the use of ketogenic diets in adult patients with cancer

Malnutrition is significantly related to prolonged hospitalisation in older people.

  Nutritional status in patients aged over 65 years and its influence on the quantity and type of complications occurring 3, 6 and 12 months after hospitalisation: a clinical prospective study Ostrowska et al JHND Early View  Background Malnutrition in hospitalised patients is associated with frequent complications and increased mortality. The present study aimed to determine … Continue reading Malnutrition is significantly related to prolonged hospitalisation in older people.

Optimising nutritional status and symptom management throughout the treatment pathway should be a clinical priority for oesophageal-gastric cancers

Nutritional status, the development and persistence of malnutrition and dietary intake in oesophago‐gastric cancer: a longitudinal cohort study Grace et al. JHND Early View  Background Patients with oesophago‐gastric (OG) cancer may be at risk of malnutrition, troublesome gastrointestinal symptoms (GI) and reduced dietary intake in view of the tumour location and multimodality curative treatment approach. Longitudinal … Continue reading Optimising nutritional status and symptom management throughout the treatment pathway should be a clinical priority for oesophageal-gastric cancers

The relationship between alcohol and body composition depend upon frequency as well as quantity of intake

Different associations between body composition and alcohol when assessed by exposure frequency or by quantitative estimates of consumption Lean et al., JHND Early View Background Alcohol intake is widely assumed to contribute to excess body fatness, especially among young men; however, the evidence is inconsistent. We have addressed this research question by investigating associations between reported … Continue reading The relationship between alcohol and body composition depend upon frequency as well as quantity of intake

A patient‐centred food service model can cost‐effectively improve clinical outcomes.

  Room service in a public hospital improves nutritional intake and increases patient satisfaction while decreasing food waste and cost McCray et al., JHND Early View  Background Room service (RS) is a hospital foodservice model that is traditionally unique to the private sector. It allows patients to order meals compliant to their nutritional requirements from a … Continue reading A patient‐centred food service model can cost‐effectively improve clinical outcomes.

Israeli standardised terminology and definitions for soft diets

Texture‐modified foods and thickened fluids used in dysphagia: Israeli standardised terminology and definitions Icht et al.,  JHND Early View  Background Texture‐modified foods and thickened fluids are used as a strategy that aims to compensate for dysphagia and improve the safety and efficiency of swallowing. Currently, in Israel, there are no standardised terminologies and definitions for texture‐modified … Continue reading Israeli standardised terminology and definitions for soft diets