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

Dietary intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in relation to radiographic knee osteoarthritis

Alissa et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to investigate levels of nutrient intakes, including dietary antioxidant quality (DAQ) score, among Saudi females with and without knee osteoarthritis (OA). We also aimed to examine the relationship between nutrient intakes and knee OA severity. Methods One hundred female participants with symptomatic primary knee OA … Continue reading Dietary intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in relation to radiographic knee osteoarthritis

Does meal‐time insulin dosing based on fat‐protein counting give positive results in postprandial glycaemic profile after a high protein‐fat meal in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Kaya et al., JHND Early View Background The present study investigated the effects of fat‐protein (CFP) counting in addition to carbohydrate (CARB) counting for calculating prandial insulin dosage on blood glucose profile in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on basal‐bolus insulin therapy. Methods In this single centre, cross‐over, randomised, controlled study, control meal (SM: standard … Continue reading Does meal‐time insulin dosing based on fat‐protein counting give positive results in postprandial glycaemic profile after a high protein‐fat meal in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Adding a self‐monitoring wearable device to a multifaceted weight loss programme: lack of efficacy.

  Beatty et al., JHND Early View Background Eating rate (ER), comprising the amount of food consumed per unit of time, is associated with obesity and energy intake (EI). Methods The present study tested whether adding a self‐monitoring wearable device to a multifaceted 8‐week weight loss intervention increased weight loss. In addition, the device's effect on … Continue reading Adding a self‐monitoring wearable device to a multifaceted weight loss programme: lack of efficacy.

Identifying older people at risk of malnutrition and treatment in the community

Murphy et al., JHND Early View Background Despite policy guidance and quality standards, the majority of older adults with or at risk of malnutrition living in the community still remain under‐detected and under‐treated by health and social care professionals. The present study aimed to evaluate the concurrent validity of the Patients Association Nutrition Checklist against the … Continue reading Identifying older people at risk of malnutrition and treatment in the community

Factors determining adherence to a low FODMAP diet.

Weynants et al., JHND Early View Background Short‐term trials with a low‐FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides disaccharides monosaccharides and polyols) diet (LFD) show promising results in the symptomatic management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The present study investigated the long‐term adherence to an LFD diet, factors associated with adherence, and associations between LFD and quality of life (QOL), … Continue reading Factors determining adherence to a low FODMAP diet.

Maternal and newborn infant retinol status are influenced by maternal age, parity and education.

Bezerra et al., JHND Early View Background Vitamin A deficiency is still considered to be a nutritional problem during pregnancy, lactation and early childhood. The present study aimed to assess the vitamin A status of women and their newborns in the Brazilian Northeast and to determine the association between retinol in the maternal serum, umbilical cord … Continue reading Maternal and newborn infant retinol status are influenced by maternal age, parity and education.