Anthocyanins may have a beneficial effect on the composition of the gut microbiome.

A systematic literature review of the effect of anthocyanins on gut microbiota populations Igwe et al., JHND Early View   Background Evidence has shown that anthocyanins, a subclass of polyphenol, are metabolised in the gut, modulate bacterial species and exert bioactive effects through this interaction. Methods A systematic literature review was undertaken to determine the level of … Continue reading Anthocyanins may have a beneficial effect on the composition of the gut microbiome.

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Patient-directed meal ordering systems improve dietary intake and mealtime experience

Engaging the patient: improving dietary intake and meal experience through bedside terminal meal ordering for oncology patients Barrington et al., JHND Early View  Background The present study aimed to determine changes in patient dietary intake, plate waste and meal experience associated with the implementation of a patient‐directed bedside electronic meal ordering system (BMOS) compared to traditional … Continue reading Patient-directed meal ordering systems improve dietary intake and mealtime experience