Deficit of energy in nutrition support is associated with worse outcomes in ICU patients

Associations between nutritional energy delivery, bioimpedance spectroscopy and functional outcomes in survivors of critical illness Fetterplace et al., JHND Early View Background Patients who survive critical illness frequently develop muscle weakness that can impact on quality of life; nutrition is potentially a modifiable risk factor. The present study aimed to explore the associations between cumulative energy … Continue reading Deficit of energy in nutrition support is associated with worse outcomes in ICU patients

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A portion size tool has potential to increase portion size awareness in pregnant women

Evaluation of the effectiveness and usability of an educational portion size tool, ServARpreg, for pregnant women Brown et al., JHND Early View Background Elevated blood glucose levels in pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Modifying consumption of carbohydrate‐rich foods is important for blood glucose regulation; however, the tools commonly used to assist in guiding … Continue reading A portion size tool has potential to increase portion size awareness in pregnant women

Association of meal and snack patterns with micronutrient intakes

  Association of meal and snack patterns with micronutrient intakes among Greek children and adolescents: data from the Hellenic National Nutrition and Health Survey Mitsopoulou et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to examine how different meal and snack patterns are associated with micronutrient intakes and diet quality among a nationally representative sample of … Continue reading Association of meal and snack patterns with micronutrient intakes

Support is required for patients and carers living with enteral tubes at home

The experiences and support needs of people living at home with an enteral tube: a qualitative interview study Green et al., JHND Early View Background The number of people with an enteral tube (ET) living at home is increasing globally and services to support them to manage this complex and life‐changing intervention vary across regions. The … Continue reading Support is required for patients and carers living with enteral tubes at home

Home parenteral nutrition offers cancer patients with a short prognosis more time in their desired location

A novel discharge pathway for patients with advanced cancer requiring home parenteral nutrition Bond et al. JHND Early View Background The use of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for palliative indications is increasing internationally and is the leading indication in some countries. Discharge on HPN can be complex in metabolically unstable patients and requires intestinal failure expertise. … Continue reading Home parenteral nutrition offers cancer patients with a short prognosis more time in their desired location

Curcuminoids have beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis in people at risk of cardiovascular disease

  Efficacy and safety of Rhizoma curcumea longae with respect to improving the glucose metabolism of patients at risk for cardiovascular disease: a meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials Huang et al., JHND Early View Background Clinical evidence suggests that curcuminoids, as a natural polyphenol, can provide support for cardioprotection and glucose metabolism. This meta‐analysis assessed the … Continue reading Curcuminoids have beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis in people at risk of cardiovascular disease

Price is not a barrier for selecting healthier packaged foods.

Nutrient profiling and food prices: what is the cost of choosing healthier products? de Abreu et al., JHND Early View Background The Health Star Rating (HSR) is a front‐of‐pack label designed to help Australian consumers identify healthier packaged foods. Price is an important determinant of food choice and yet no previous studies have examined the relationship … Continue reading Price is not a barrier for selecting healthier packaged foods.