Courtney et al., JHND Early View Background High blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy is associated with significant adverse outcomes. In nonpregnant populations, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is associated with reductions in blood pressure. The present study investigated the relationship between the DASH dietary pattern and maternal BP in pregnancy. Methods This is … Continue reading

Personalised nutrition technologies

Abrahams and Matusheski JHND Early View  It has recently been estimated that one in five early deaths worldwide is associated with poor dietary habits. Addressing this societal challenge through dietetics practice will require substantial human resource investment. However, according to the World Health Organization, there is currently a substantial shortage of healthcare workers, which is … Continue reading Personalised nutrition technologies

Physical inactivity and excessive sucrose consumption are associated with higher serum lipids in subjects with Taq1B CETP polymorphism

Campos-Perez et al., JHND Early View Background Dyslipidaemias result from the interaction between genetic and environmental factors, including diet disequilibrium and physical inactivity. Among the genetic factors associated with serum lipids, the Taq1B CETP polymorphism has been investigated. The B1 allele has been considered as a risk factor for dyslipidaemia because of its association with greater … Continue reading Physical inactivity and excessive sucrose consumption are associated with higher serum lipids in subjects with Taq1B CETP polymorphism

Australians are exceeding population recommendations for meat intakes

Birrell et al., JHND Early View Introduction Global public health recommendations advise limiting the intake of red and processed meats. There is a need for more comprehensive information on meat consumption in Australia, specifically usual intake of meat from a nationally representative sample. The aim of this study was to use the National Cancer Institute (NCI) … Continue reading Australians are exceeding population recommendations for meat intakes

Is a ‘healthy diet’ and a ‘calcium‐rich diet’ the same thing?

Yu et al., JHND Early View Background In the present study, we aimed to (i) examine perceptions of achieving calcium and vitamin D recommended dietary allowance (RDA) and (ii) determine how participants talked about food in relation to RDA recommendations. Methods Participants aged ≥50 years who were prescribed osteoporosis medication and received two modes of bone health … Continue reading Is a ‘healthy diet’ and a ‘calcium‐rich diet’ the same thing?

A large proportion of women, who may become pregnant, have diets of high dietary energy density.

Latter et al., JHND Early View Introduction An optimal diet is imperative in preparing women for pregnancy and this may be influenced by socio‐economic status (SES). This research aims to investigate the role of SES on the dietary energy density (ED) in Australian women of preconception age. Methods A secondary analysis of the Australian National Nutrition … Continue reading A large proportion of women, who may become pregnant, have diets of high dietary energy density.

Schofield equations provide the most accurate prediction of resting energy expenditure

Chima et al., JHND Early View  Background Resting energy expenditure (REE) estimates are often needed in young people and can be predicted using prediction equations based on body weight. However, these equations may perform poorly in those who are obese and overweight. The aim of this systematic review was to identify equations based on simple anthropometric … Continue reading Schofield equations provide the most accurate prediction of resting energy expenditure