Intake of low quality carbohydrate is associated with obesity and hypertension

Association between dietary carbohydrate quality and the prevalence of obesity and hypertension Kim et al. JHND Early View  Background Dietary carbohydrate quality may play an important role in disease development. We evaluated the association between carbohydrate quality index (CQI) and the prevalence of obesity and metabolic disorders among adults in South Korea. Methods We analysed 12 … Continue reading Intake of low quality carbohydrate is associated with obesity and hypertension

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Determining energy requirements in patients receiving parenteral nutrition

Accurate determination of energy requirements in hospitalised patients with parenteral nutrition Quiroz-Olguin et al., JHND Early View.   Background The prescription of parenteral nutrition (PN) in hospitalised patients requires an estimation of the energy requirements. Most studies employing prediction equations (PEs) to estimate energy requirements have focused on critically ill patients. The present study aimed to … Continue reading Determining energy requirements in patients receiving parenteral nutrition

Better diet quality is associated with lower healthcare costs in Australian women

Diet quality and 10‐year healthcare costs by BMI categories in the mid‐age cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health Patterson et al. JHND Early View  Background Better diets, as evaluated by diet quality indices, are associated with lower rates of morbidity and mortality. Although governments and researchers alike recognise the burden that obesity incurs … Continue reading Better diet quality is associated with lower healthcare costs in Australian women

The sensory perception of food is partly dependent on the nature of preparation and cooking processing and the complexity of the foodstuff

Affective evaluation of food images according to stimulus and subject characteristics Padulo et al., JHND Early View Background The food‐rich environment in which we live makes the regulation of food choices a very complex phenomenon determined by many factors, as well as their interactions. Much evidence suggests that the sensory perception of food can be considered … Continue reading The sensory perception of food is partly dependent on the nature of preparation and cooking processing and the complexity of the foodstuff

The rise of social media as a source of information for nutrition in pregnancy.

Beliefs and advice‐seeking behaviours for fertility and pregnancy: a cross‐sectional study of a global sample Walker et al., JHND Early View  Background Pregnancy can motivate individuals to adopt lifestyle behaviours that protect the health of their offspring. The aims of the present study were to explore men's and women's beliefs about lifestyle, fertility and pregnancy, as … Continue reading The rise of social media as a source of information for nutrition in pregnancy.

Ethnic differences in maternal child-feeding style

Significant differences in maternal child‐feeding style between ethnic groups in the UK: the role of deprivation and parenting styles Korani et al., JHND Early View  Background Nonresponsive maternal child‐feeding interactions, such as restricting, pressurising and emotional feeding, can affect the ability of a child to self‐regulate intake and increase the risk of becoming overweight. However, despite … Continue reading Ethnic differences in maternal child-feeding style

Sarcopenia associated with haemodialysis may be greater in Asian patients.

Differences in the prevalence of sarcopenia in haemodialysis patients: the effects of gender and ethnicity Yoowannakul et al., JHND Early View  Background There is no universal consensus definition of sarcopenia, although there is agreement that sarcopenia is a risk factor for mortality in haemodialysis (HD) patients. We aimed to determine the effect of using different operational … Continue reading Sarcopenia associated with haemodialysis may be greater in Asian patients.