Not for those who don’t need it: Gluten free is more expensive and less nutrient-dense

An investigation into the nutritional composition and cost of gluten-free versus regular food products in the UK Fry et al., JHND Early view  Background The gluten-free (GF) food market has expanded considerably, although there is limited comparative evidence for the nutritional quality and cost of GF food products. The present study aims to compare the nutrient … Continue reading Not for those who don’t need it: Gluten free is more expensive and less nutrient-dense

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The need for effect communication styles in the care of renal patients.

A qualitative examination of patients experiences of dietitians ' consultation engagement styles within nephrology Morris et al., JHND Early View Background Dietitians provide individuals with tailored, practical nutritional advice. For this reason, skills in effective interpersonal communication are essential. In the case of chronic kidney disease, the specifics of dietary advice may change according to renal … Continue reading The need for effect communication styles in the care of renal patients.

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