Knight et al., JHND Early View Background Dietitians require communication competencies for effective dietetic practice. There is little evidence on how student dietitians experience and value communication skills teaching. The present study aimed to measure attitudes of student dietitians with respect to communication skills teaching and how experiential learning using simulated patients impacts confidence in their communication … Continue reading

Substitution among milk and yogurt products and the risk of incident type 2 diabetes in the EPIC‐NL cohort

Stuber et al., JHND Early View Background Higher dairy consumption has been associated with lower type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk, whereas dairy product subtypes appear to differ in their T2D risk association. We investigated whether replacing one type of milk or yogurt product with another is associated with T2D incidence. Methods Participants of the European Prospective … Continue reading Substitution among milk and yogurt products and the risk of incident type 2 diabetes in the EPIC‐NL cohort

Vitamin A inadequacy among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Ethiopia.

Zoricho et al., JHND Early View Background Vitamin A plays an important role in vision, cellular differentiation, embryonic development, reproduction, growth and the immune system. Women who live in developing countries face a risk of undernutrition during pregnancy as a result of poverty, poor diet quality and quantity, and a high fertility rate. This poor dietary … Continue reading Vitamin A inadequacy among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Ethiopia.

Nutritional status, food choices, barriers and facilitators to healthy nutrition in pregnant women with severe mental illness

Frayne et al JHND Early View Background Although widely acknowledged that adequate maternal nutrition is important for mother and baby, limited research has focussed on women with severe mental illnesses (SMI) in pregnancy. The present study reports on nutritional factors and food choices and investigates barriers and facilitators to healthy nutritional choices by pregnant women with SMI. … Continue reading Nutritional status, food choices, barriers and facilitators to healthy nutrition in pregnant women with severe mental illness

Nasogastric tube feeding in line with new dietetic guidelines for the treatment of anorexia nervosa

Falcoski et al., JHND Early View Background The present study reports a case series where three adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) (two cases with typical AN and one case atypical AN) received nasogastric tube feeding under restraint in line with new dietetic clinical guidelines. Methods Three cases were chosen out of 61 admitted patients over … Continue reading Nasogastric tube feeding in line with new dietetic guidelines for the treatment of anorexia nervosa

Skin autofluorescence and malnutrition as predictors of mortality in persons receiving dialysis

Horner et al., JHND Early View Background Skin autofluorescence (SAF), which is a measure of accumulation of advanced glycation end‐products (AGE), and malnutrition are each associated with higher mortality in dialysis populations, although no studies have investigated these potentially related associations together. We simultaneously assessed SAF and malnutrition as risk factors for mortality in persons receiving … Continue reading Skin autofluorescence and malnutrition as predictors of mortality in persons receiving dialysis

Screening tools for diagnosis of malnutrition in patients with advanced chronic liver disease

. Boulhosa et al., JHND Early View Background Different nutritional screening instruments can be used to identify the risk of malnutrition in advanced chronic liver disease patients. The present study aimed to evaluate and compare two nutrition screening tools with the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) diagnostic criteria for malnutrition in patients with advanced chronic … Continue reading Screening tools for diagnosis of malnutrition in patients with advanced chronic liver disease

Front of pack labelling encourages healthier food purchasing

Croker et al., JHND Early View Background Front of pack labelling (FOPL) provides visible nutritional information and appears to influence knowledge and reformulation. However, a recent Cochrane review found limited and inconsistent evidence for behaviour change. The present review aimed to examine studies published subsequent the Cochrane review, focusing on prepackaged foods, examining the impact of … Continue reading Front of pack labelling encourages healthier food purchasing

Poor early post‐operative nutritional status is associated with longer post‐operative length of stay in patients undergoing GI surgery

Narendra et al., JHND Early View Background Malnutrition is prevalent in patients undergoing gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and has been linked to adverse outcomes. The present study aimed to determine the association between early post‐operative nutritional status/risk, post‐operative nutritional management and clinical outcomes. Methods A prospective observational study was conducted in GI surgical patients with a minimum … Continue reading Poor early post‐operative nutritional status is associated with longer post‐operative length of stay in patients undergoing GI surgery