The contribution of ascitic fluid to body weight in patients with liver cirrhosis

Lamarti and Hickson, JHND Early View Background There is a high prevalence of malnutrition among people with decompensated liver disease. Standard nutritional screening tools use weight and body mass index (BMI) to identify risk, although these are difficult to measure for those with ascites, often secondary to liver cirrhosis. Dietetic guidance suggests adjusting for ascitic … Continue reading The contribution of ascitic fluid to body weight in patients with liver cirrhosis

The lived experience of adults with cystic fibrosis

Cave and Milnes JHND Early View Background Little is known about adults’ experience of living with cystic fibrosis (CF) specifically in relation to the gut. However, their unique perspectives may be meaningful to children with CF and inform the understanding and practice of dietitians. The present study aimed to explore adults’ lived experience of the … Continue reading The lived experience of adults with cystic fibrosis

Perinatal outcomes are positive in pregnancies associated with bariatric surgery

Maslin et al., JHND Early View  Background Women with obesity who become pregnant after bariatric surgery have a reduced risk of several obstetric complications; however, limited data exist from the UK population. The present study aimed to characterise a case series of women who attended a medical antenatal clinic for pregnancy following bariatric surgery. Methods Routine … Continue reading Perinatal outcomes are positive in pregnancies associated with bariatric surgery

Lack of effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength and mobility in post-menopausal women

Abshirini et al.. JHND Early View Background The results obtained from previous trials regarding the effects of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength and mobility in postmenopausal women have been inconsistent. This systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength and mobility in … Continue reading Lack of effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength and mobility in post-menopausal women

Factors leading to poor infant feeding practices in Nepal

Shrestha et al., JHND Early View Background In developing countries such as Nepal, many children aged below 3 years do not grow at a sufficiently high rate and are vulnerable to micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. vitamin A). Challenges to child nutrition can result from poverty, unhealthy traditional practices, inadequate caring and feeding practices. The present study aimed to … Continue reading Factors leading to poor infant feeding practices in Nepal