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  1. Research

    Diet quality and therapeutic targets in patients with type 2 diabetes: evaluation of concordance between dietary indexes

    This study aimed to evaluate the concordance between two dietary indexes, the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) and the Diabetes Healthy Eating Index (DHEI), in evaluating diet quality and its possible association wi...

    Juliana Peçanha Antonio, Vanessa Costa da Rosa, Roberta Aguiar Sarmento and Jussara Carnevale de Almeida

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:74

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Research

    The effect of an apple polyphenol extract rich in epicatechin and flavan-3-ol oligomers on brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilatory function in volunteers with elevated blood pressure

    The primary aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that an orally ingested apple polyphenol extract rich in epicatechin and flavan-3-ol oligomers improves endothelium-dependent brachial artery flow-media...

    Maria Saarenhovi, Pia Salo, Mika Scheinin, Jussi Lehto, Zsófia Lovró, Kirsti Tiihonen, Markus J. Lehtinen, Jouni Junnila, Oliver Hasselwander, Anneli Tarpila and Olli T. Raitakari

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:73

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  3. Research

    The effects of EPA and DHA enriched fish oil on nutritional and immunological markers of treatment naïve breast cancer patients: a randomized double-blind controlled trial

    We evaluated the effects of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids enriched fish oil (FO) on nutritional and immunological parameters of treatment naïve breast cancer patients.

    Elemárcia Martins da Silva Paixão, Ana Carolina de M. Oliveira, Nathalia Pizato, Maria Imaculada Muniz-Junqueira, Kelly G. Magalhães, Eduardo Yoshio Nakano and Marina K. Ito

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:71

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Effect of whey protein supplementation on levels of endocannabinoids and some of metabolic risk factors in obese women on a weight-loss diet: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Besides the effects of dietary long chain PUFA on circulating endocannabinoids concentrations, the impact of other nutrients on these system is not known and, whether changes in plasma endocannabinoids levels ...

    Fatemeh Haidari, Vahideh Aghamohammadi, Majid Mohammadshahi and Kambiz Ahmadi- Angali

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:70

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  5. Research

    Food purchase patterns: empirical identification and analysis of their association with diet quality, socio-economic factors, and attitudes

    Empirically derived food purchase patterns provide information about which combinations of foods were purchased from households. The objective of this study was to identify what kinds of patterns exist, which ...

    Silke Thiele, Jonas Peltner, Almut Richter and Gert B. M. Mensink

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:69

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  6. Review

    Efficacy and safety of turmeric and curcumin in lowering blood lipid levels in patients with cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Dyslipidemia is an important and common cardiovascular risk factor in the general population. The lipid-lowering effects of turmeric and curcumin are unconfirmed. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the eff...

    Si Qin, Lifan Huang, Jiaojiao Gong, Shasha Shen, Juan Huang, Hong Ren and Huaidong Hu

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:68

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  7. Research

    Lack of efficacy of pomegranate supplementation for glucose management, insulin levels and sensitivity: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis

    The potential glucose-lowering effects of pomegranate have been reported in animal and observational studies, but intervention studies in humans have generated mixed results. In this paper, we aimed to conduct...

    Haohai Huang, Dan Liao, Guangzhao Chen, Honglang Chen and Yongkun Zhu

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:67

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  8. Research

    Effects of cyclic parenteral nutrition on parenteral-associated liver dysfunction parameters

    One of the most common complications of parenteral nutrition (PN) is liver dysfunction (LD). Therapeutic approaches for LD include, among others, administering cyclic parenteral nutrition (cPN), allowing some ...

    Jose J. Arenas Villafranca, Miriam Nieto Guindo, Elena Álvaro Sanz, Manuela Moreno Santamaria, Marga Garrido Siles and Jimena Abilés

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:66

    Published on: 4 October 2017

  9. Research

    Weekday snacking prevalence, frequency, and energy contribution have increased while foods consumed during snacking have shifted among Australian children and adolescents: 1995, 2007 and 2011–12 National Nutrition Surveys

    There are limited data on the evolution of eating habits, including snacking, in Australia. This study aimed to understand snacking trends among Australian children over three previous National Nutrition Surveys.

    Flávia Fayet-Moore, Véronique Peters, Andrew McConnell, Peter Petocz and Alison L. Eldridge

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:65

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  10. Research

    Fatty fish intake and attention performance in 14–15 year old adolescents: FINS-TEENS - a randomized controlled trial

    Fatty fish is the dominant dietary source of n-3 LCPUFAs but it also contains other micronutrients considered important for brain development and function. To our knowledge, the effect of fatty fish intake on ...

    Katina Handeland, Jannike Øyen, Siv Skotheim, Ingvild E. Graff, Valborg Baste, Marian Kjellevold, Livar Frøyland, Øyvind Lie, Lisbeth Dahl and Kjell M. Stormark

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:64

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  11. Research

    Social disparities in food preparation behaviours: a DEDIPAC study

    The specific role of major socio-economic indicators in influencing food preparation behaviours could reveal distinct socio-economic patterns, thus enabling mechanisms to be understood that contribute to socia...

    Caroline Méjean, Wendy Si Hassen, Séverine Gojard, Pauline Ducrot, Aurélie Lampuré, Hans Brug, Nanna Lien, Mary Nicolaou, Michelle Holdsworth, Laura Terragni, Serge Hercberg and Katia Castetbon

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:62

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  12. Research

    Food intake patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in Japanese adults: analyses from the 2012 National Health and nutrition survey, Japan

    There is an increasing global interest in the role of Japanese diet as a possible explanation for the nation’s healthy diet, which contributes to the world’s highest life-expectancy enjoyed in Japan. However, ...

    Nay Chi Htun, Hitomi Suga, Shino Imai, Wakana Shimizu and Hidemi Takimoto

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:61

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  13. Review

    Circulating magnesium levels and incidence of coronary heart diseases, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

    Data on the associations between circulating magnesium (Mg) levels and incidence of coronary heart diseases (CHD), hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are inconsistent and inconclusive. The aim o...

    Jiang Wu, Pengcheng Xun, Qingya Tang, Wei Cai and Ka He

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:60

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  14. Research

    Food choice motives including sustainability during purchasing are associated with a healthy dietary pattern in French adults

    Sustainability has become a greater concern among consumers that may influence their dietary intake. Only a few studies investigated the relationship between sustainable food choice motives and diet and they f...

    B. Allès, S. Péneau, E. Kesse-Guyot, J. Baudry, S. Hercberg and C. Méjean

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:58

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  15. Research

    Vitamin-D status and neurodevelopment and growth in young north Indian children: a secondary data analysis

    Vitamin-D deficiency has been linked with impaired development in animal studies; however, the evidence from human studies is scanty. Evidence as to whether vitamin-D deficiency during early childhood affects ...

    Ranadip Chowdhury, Sunita Taneja, Nita Bhandari, Ingrid Kvestad, Tor A. Strand and Maharaj Kishan Bhan

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:59

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  16. Research

    Nutritional quality of meals and snacks assessed by the Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system in relation to overall diet quality, body mass index, and waist circumference in British adults

    Studies examining meal and snack eating behaviors in relation to overall diet and health markers are limited, at least partly because there is no definitive consensus about what constitutes a snack, a meal, or...

    Kentaro Murakami

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:57

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  17. Research

    Association between dietary patterns and cognitive function among 70-year-old Japanese elderly: a cross-sectional analysis of the SONIC study

    An increasing number of studies in Western countries have shown that healthy dietary patterns may have a protective effect against cognitive decline and dementia. However, information on this relationship amon...

    Hitomi Okubo, Hiroki Inagaki, Yasuyuki Gondo, Kei Kamide, Kazunori Ikebe, Yukie Masui, Yasumichi Arai, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Satoshi Sasaki, Takeshi Nakagawa, Mai Kabayama, Ken Sugimoto, Hiromi Rakugi and Yoshinobu Maeda

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:56

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  18. Research

    Change in serum level of vitamin D and associated factors at early phase of bone healing among fractured adult patients at University of Gondar teaching hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a prospective follow up study

    Currently, Vitamin D deficiency is a major public health problem and it affects more than one billion people worldwide. Vitamin D is crucial for bone mineralization and ossification. Patients with fractures ne...

    Yalelet Fentaw, Haile Woldie, Solomon Mekonnen and Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:54

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  19. Research

    Transition from F-75 to ready-to-use therapeutic food in children with severe acute malnutrition, an observational study in Uganda

    World Health Organization now recommends the transition from F-75 to ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) in the management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM). We described the transition from F-75 to RUTF an...

    Betty Lanyero, Hanifa Namusoke, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Benedikte Grenov, Ezekiel Mupere, Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, Christian Mølgaard, Vibeke Brix Christensen, Henrik Friis and André Briend

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:52

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  20. Review

    A healthy approach to dietary fats: understanding the science and taking action to reduce consumer confusion

    Consumers are often confused about nutrition research findings and recommendations. As content experts, it is essential that nutrition scientists communicate effectively. A case-study of the history of dietary...

    Ann G. Liu, Nikki A. Ford, Frank B. Hu, Kathleen M. Zelman, Dariush Mozaffarian and Penny M. Kris-Etherton

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:53

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  21. Research

    Alcohol consumption and its interaction with adiposity-associated genetic variants in relation to subsequent changes in waist circumference and body weight

    Studies have suggested a link between alcohol intake and adiposity. However, results from longitudinal studies have been inconsistent, and a possible interaction with genetic predisposition to adiposity measur...

    Jeanett F Rohde, Lars Ängquist, Sofus C. Larsen, Janne S. Tolstrup, Lise Lotte N. Husemoen, Allan Linneberg, Ulla Toft, Kim Overvad, Jytte Halkjær, Anne Tjønneland, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen, Thorkild I. A. Sørensen and Berit L Heitmann

    Nutrition Journal 2017 16:51

    Published on: 25 August 2017

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