Nutritional screening to determine malnutrition and cardiometabolic risk in haemodialysis.

Comparison between direct and indirect methods to diagnosis of malnutrition and cardiometabolic risk in haemodialysis patients Balbino et al., JHND Early View.  Background The present study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD) by comparing nutritional risk scores with biochemical, anthropometric and body composition variables. Methods Eighty-five individuals [65.9% male, mean (SD) … Continue reading Nutritional screening to determine malnutrition and cardiometabolic risk in haemodialysis.

A protein-free module improve nutritional intake and biochemistry for children with organic acidaemias.

The challenge of nutritional profiling of a protein-free feed module for children on low protein tube feeds with organic acidaemias Daly et al., JHND Early View  Background Enteral tube feeding for children with organic acidaemias (OA) is recommended. Protein restriction, providing minimum safe levels of protein intake, is advocated. Standard paediatric tube feeding formulae provide more … Continue reading A protein-free module improve nutritional intake and biochemistry for children with organic acidaemias.

Dietary epigallocatechin 3-gallate supplements improve outcomes of gestational diabetes

Dietary epigallocatechin 3-gallate supplement improves maternal and neonatal treatment outcome of gestational diabetes mellitus: a double-blind randomised controlled trial Zhang et al., JHND Early View Background Gestational diabetes mellits (GDM) is an increasing prevalent health risk in pregnant women. Epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) is known to benefit the insulin secretory machinery. We aimed to investigate the effect … Continue reading Dietary epigallocatechin 3-gallate supplements improve outcomes of gestational diabetes

Changing short-term purchasing through price promotion and healthy eating advice

Impact of a targeted direct marketing price promotion intervention (Buywell) on food-purchasing behaviour by low income consumers: a randomised controlled trial Stead et al., JHND Early View  Background Price promotions are a promising intervention for encouraging healthier food purchasing. We aimed to assess the impact of a targeted direct marketing price promotion combined with healthy eating … Continue reading Changing short-term purchasing through price promotion and healthy eating advice

Disparity in accuracy and actionability of renal advice

Evaluation of the quality and health literacy demand of online renal diet information Lambert et al Early View  Background Dietary modification is critical in the self-management of chronic kidney disease. The present study describes the accuracy, quality and health literacy demand of renal diet information for adults with kidney disease obtained from the Internet and YouTube … Continue reading Disparity in accuracy and actionability of renal advice

Usability of electronic food systems in hospital

Technology to engage hospitalised patients in their nutrition care: a qualitative study of usability and patient perceptions of an electronic foodservice system Roberts et al., Early View  Background Active patient involvement in nutrition care may improve dietary intakes in hospital. Our team is developing an innovative programme allowing patients to self-assess and self-monitor their nutrition at … Continue reading Usability of electronic food systems in hospital