Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in combination with conventional antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection

Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in combination with conventional antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Kim et al., JHND Early View  Background Although a contributory role of vitamin D levels for the development of chronic hepatitis C has been suggested, the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in … Continue reading Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in combination with conventional antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection

We are changing our requirements on transparency in the reporting of research

For over a year now, the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics has required authors to make a declaration on the transparency of reporting of their research. This has essentially required a statement that work is consistent with principles of CONSORT, STROBE or PRISMA, depending on the type of research that is being described. This … Continue reading We are changing our requirements on transparency in the reporting of research

Assessment of body composition in adolescents with HIV.

Accuracy of octa-polar bioelectrical impedance analysis for the assessment of total and appendicular body composition in children and adolescents with HIV: comparison with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and air displacement plethysmography De Castro et al., JHND Early View  Background Body composition analysis has been used to investigate fat mass (FM) and bone mineral content (BMC) in … Continue reading Assessment of body composition in adolescents with HIV.

What are the dietary treatment research priorities for inflammatory bowel disease?

What are the dietary treatment research priorities for inflammatory bowel disease? A short report based on a priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance Lomer et al., JHND Early View  Background Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves a multidisciplinary approach comprising medical management and sometimes surgery. Although diet is central to IBD management, the … Continue reading What are the dietary treatment research priorities for inflammatory bowel disease?

Calculating REE in women with PCOS

Low validity of predictive equations for calculating resting energy expenditure in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome Rodrigues et al., JHND Early View  Background Predictive equations are the main clinical tools for determining resting energy expenditure (REE). However, their adequate use in overweight and obese individuals is unclear. Thus, we investigated the best predictive … Continue reading Calculating REE in women with PCOS

Low quality of lunches among Canadian children at school

Lunch-time food source is associated with school hour and school day diet quality among Canadian children Tugault-Lafleur et al., JHND Early View  Background There is limited research on the dietary behaviours of Canadian children at school, including where students obtain food from during school hours or whether lunch-time food source influences diet quality. Methods Nationally representative … Continue reading Low quality of lunches among Canadian children at school

Barriers to breastfeeding exist at the societal rather than individual level.

Breastfeeding as a public health responsibility: a review of the evidence Amy Brown. JHND Early View  Background Although intention to breastfeed in Western culture is high, many women stop breastfeeding before they are ready. From a physiological perspective, rates of primary milk insufficiency or contraindications to breastfeed should be low. However, numerous women encounter numerous … Continue reading Barriers to breastfeeding exist at the societal rather than individual level.