Our impact factor rises again!

It's that time of year when editors and publishers eagerly consult the Science Citation Index to find out about the changes in journal impact factors. I am delighted to report that for the sixth consecutive year JHND has seen an increase, taking us up to 3.146. Unfortunately our ranking in the Nutrition and Dietetics category … Continue reading Our impact factor rises again!

Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease struggle to meet guidelines for intake of fibre, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Kamp et al., JHND Early View Background Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a group of incurable gastrointestinal diseases that are common among young adults. The present study aimed to describe dietary intake, self‐modifications and beliefs among adults aged 18–35 years with IBD and to compare those with active versus inactive disease. National guidelines for daily intake … Continue reading Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease struggle to meet guidelines for intake of fibre, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Salt intake and primary liver cancer.

Sun et al., JHND Early View Background Although a high‐salt diet is associated with high risk of chronic diseases such as hypertension, stroke and cardiovascular disease, little is known about the relationship between a high‐salt diet and the risk of primary liver cancer (PLC). Consequently, we prospectively assessed the association of high perceived salt intake with … Continue reading Salt intake and primary liver cancer.

Exploring the role of social support and social media for lifestyle interventions to prevent weight gain with young adults

Allman-Farinelli and Nour, JHND Early View Background Young adults gain more weight annually than other adults and may be destined for future obesity. Effective interventions are needed, and social support may be a key element for success. The present study explores how best to leverage social media to support young adults with their health goals … Continue reading Exploring the role of social support and social media for lifestyle interventions to prevent weight gain with young adults

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