Researchers will measure weight, height, hand grip strength and quality of life information
of Meals on Wheels (MOW) clients who are considered to have nutrition problems. Participants
will randomly be put into a group that receives either typical meals from Meals on Wheels or
Ensure Plus supplements with their meals. Three months later the same data will be collected
again. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of providing oral
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The investigators hypothesize that monetary incentives and messaging, such as making
nutritious foods relatively less expensive than less nutritious foods and framing the price
difference in a positive or negative way, will influence purchasing behavior of households.
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Nereu program compared to standard care
(advice on increased physical activity and nutrition) such as a health intervention tool for
the childhood obesity management
Methods/Design: The study design is a randomized controlled multicenter clinical trial using
two types of treatment. Population and sample: Children 6 to 12 years with overweight or
obesity, according to the z score of body mass index (BMI z) >= ... Read More
The investigators long-term goal is to advance the adoption and successful implementation of
policies that promote PA and nutrition in after school programs (ASP) nationwide. The
investigators objective here is two fold. First, the investigators will test the
effectiveness of two promising strategies designed to 1) increase the amount of PA children
accumulate while attending an ASP and 2) promote changes in the nutritional quality of the
snacks served. This ... Read More
The study is proposed as a 2-year single site, open-label clinical trial of enteral
nutrition or the specific carbohydrate diet in patients with active CD or UC. Patients
seeking care in the outpatient clinics of the Division of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts
General Hospital will be approached for participation in the trial during their routine
outpatient appointments. All patients are required to have a diagnosis of CD or UC confirmed
using standard ... Read More
This is a study evaluating the relationship between prenatal nutrition and neural
development in infants born to mothers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
We are hypothesizing that women randomized to a whole food, nutrient-dense diet during their
3rd trimester of pregnancy will have infants with more advanced neural development as
compared to infants born to mothers receiving standard-of-care treatment.
The purpose of this study has been to understand the prevalence of under nutrition and
develop effective interventions for improving growth and micronutrient status of infants
receiving complementary foods.
In this community based randomized clinical trial, the nutrition education package
implemented aimed to improve hematological parameters including the micronutrient status and
to see effect on growth indicators.
Obesity and its associated comorbidities are becoming a key and rapidly growing public
health problem. The cause of obesity is an imbalance between energy intake and energy
expenditure in favor of the former. Childhood and adolescence are seen as critical time for
its development. It is therefore crucial to provide both prevention and treatment actions
already during childhood. The prevention and treatment weight-management programs in
children focus on ... Read More
Source: University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
This is a pilot intervention study conducted in four food shelves in the Twin Cities area.
The aims of the study are to improve nutritional outcomes and client skills and
self-efficacy among a culturally diverse group of food shelf clients through a nutrition
education and meal preparation program. This study will also identify opportunities to
expand the supply of healthy and culturally relevant foods in food shelves. The goal is to
inform a larger-scale ... Read More
To compare the efficacy of Generex Oral-lyn™ RapidMist™ System and standard regular human
insulin therapy as measured by HbA1c, in type-1 diabetes mellitus subjects on BID NPH
intermediate acting insulin therapy.
Source: Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital
The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of a
new feeding protocol, "The Enhanced Protein-Energy Provision via the Enteral Route in
Critically Ill Patients: The PEP uP protocol."
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are standard treatment of head and neck cancer alone or
associated to surgical treatment. Early (during treatment or the following weeks) and late
side effects contribute to malnutrition in this population at risk. In this context,
nutritional support adapted by dietary monitoring and enteral nutrition (nasogastric tube or
gastrostomy) are often necessary. The early identification of the patients with high
malnutrition risk and ... Read More
Source: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
1. Burden: The prevalence of stunting among the under-five children in Bangladesh was >55%
in 1997, which reduced to 41.9% in 2011. This reduction took 14 years to achieve with
existing interventions, and till today Bangladesh remains among the countries with the
highest stunting prevalence.
2. Knowledge gap: In the Lancet series on Maternal and Child Nutrition, Bhutta et al
(2013) modelled the effect of 10 direct ... Read More
Optimal infant and young child feeding practices are largely inadequate in rural and poor
households in Ghana. Child welfare clinics (CWCs) focus on immunization, supplementation,
and growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) activities among infants and young children (IYC).
An essential component of GMP activities is to counsel mothers to practice optimal IYC
feeding and health practices, but most of the time this is completely missing or not
specific enough ... Read More
Glutamine is an amino acid which is rapidly depleted in critical illness. It is used as
energy by cells that line the gut, vital for immune system function, and works as an
anti-oxidant. Glutamine supplementation has been shown to improve outcomes in ICU patients.
We hypothesize that critically ill patients given extra glutamine will have less of an
inflammatory response and therefore better outcomes than patients not given extra glutamine.
Our study ... Read More
Source: National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Norway
The aim of this study is to assess the effects of giving a schoolmeal with fatty fish, a
schoolmeal without fish or omega-3 capsules on Noregian adolescents cognitive performance
(concentration and learning abilities), mental health statua and markers of nutritional
status. In addition, to disentangle the effect of fatty fish eaten as food and the effects
of omega-3 fatty acids taken as a supplement.
Prevention of critical weight loss. In patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and
Neck (SCCHN) weight loss is a relevant clinical problem during radiotherapy and might result
in higher treatment related toxicity and discontinuation of a potential curative treatment.
Thus the investigators want to evaluate the efficacy of overnight parenteral nutritional
(PN) support in patients with SCCHN treated with curative radiotherapy (RTX) in combination
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