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Open Access Short Communication

Home-Based Appetite-Guided Weaning of Enteral Nutrition of Infants with Congenital Heart Disease: A Preliminary Clinical Observation

Received: 13 January 2024;  Published: 19 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2402007


Infants with a critical congenital heart defect are at high-risk for feeding difficulties, often necessitating feeding tube placement. Enteral nutrition (EN) support is initiated to meet nutritional requirements and promote growth pre- and post-operatively. Tube-fed infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) who achieve stable health status post-operatively are at risk of becoming feeding tube dependent (FTD). We report a clinical observation for infants with CHD based on survey results from Growing Independent Ea [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Dietary Fiber in Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases: Predicting Prevented Deaths and Economic Impact through the Use of Algae as a Fiber Source

Received: 30 August 2023;  Published: 15 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2402006


Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for two-thirds of premature deaths in Europe. This added to the European socio-economic scenario already weakened by the vital aging of the population, contributes to the loss of active individuals, weakening competitiveness and social and economic sustainability, thus making the prevention of NCDs a European objective. Preventing NCDs with the enrichment of the food environment using algae or their compounds, which are rich in nutrients and bioactivities, is an exce [...]

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Open Access Review

“Guess Who?” in the Creation of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Diets through History

Received: 17 November 2023;  Published: 03 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2402005


The relationship between obesity and weight loss treatments has run parallel throughout history; however, not all diets are suitable for improving one’s health. This review aims to categorize diets according to the new classification of hazardous diets established in 2021. A search was conducted across grey, white, and black literature. The results reveal a study of 179 diets, of which 35 are effective, while the rest are hazardous to health. Looking at the geographical distribution of these diets, the USA, the UK, [...]

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Open Access Review

Potential of Nutritious Indian Medicinal Plants to Boost Immunity in the Aftermath of Pandemics: A SWOC Analysis

Received: 23 August 2023;  Published: 26 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2401004


The world has suffered a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, for which nobody was prepared. Due to the lack of appropriate treatment, Indian medicinal plants have alleviated the burden due to their diverse health benefits. It has been observed that certain medicinal plants can effectively enhance immunity against microorganisms and viruses. Numerous scientific studies have supported the above claims. This paper presents the SWOC analysis of Indian medicinal plants for their immunity-enhancing effects so that the medi [...]

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Open Access Review

Hot Topics on Nutrition in IBD

Received: 04 January 2024;  Published: 19 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2401003


Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) affect primarily the bowel, but they are multisystemic diseases with a wide range of extraintestinal manifestations and complications. Nutritional imbalance occurs frequently in patients with IBD. The spectrum of malnutrition goes from undernutrition (low protein-caloric intake, disease-related malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies) to overnutrition and obesity. The nutritional status of patients with IBD is increasingly recognized as a key aspect of the treatment and must be ad [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Teachers’ Perceptions of Integrating Tower Gardens into Pre-K4 Curriculum

Received: 31 August 2023;  Published: 17 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2401002


Schools play an integral role in providing opportunities for children of all ages to be exposed to nutrition education. There are a variety of ways children can receive nutrition education in the school setting, such as explicit lessons, modeled dialogue, and exposure to nutrition-based principles. However, there continues to be a disconnect between teacher perceptions of nutrition education and time spent implementing it in the classroom. Nutrition education can come in many forms, including hands-on gardening and [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Recent Progress in Nutrition in 2023

Received: 04 January 2024;  Published: 05 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2401001


The editors of Recent Progress in Nutrition would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2023. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial process. We aim to recognize reviewer contributions through several mechanisms, of which the annual publication of reviewer names is one. Reviewers can download a certificate of recognition directly from our submission system. Additionally, reviewers can sign up t [...]

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Open Access Review

Macroalgae as a Source of Functional Foods in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

Received: 22 July 2023;  Published: 29 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2304024


Noncommunicable diseases (NCD), such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), are responsible for the majority of annual deaths worldwide. Dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, among others, can enhance the onset of metabolic syndrome (MetS). The integration of natural products in the diet, such as marine macroalgae or hydrocolloids extracted from them, has been extensively studied. The application of these substances in the prevention of pathologies is expanding due to the high content of bioactive compounds [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Impact of Breeding on Free Amino Acids of Wholegrain Flour in Wheat and Role of Phenology Genes

Received: 18 August 2023;  Published: 24 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2304023


Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is pivotal to global food security, with its energy-rich grains that are also the major vegetable protein source in human diets. Decades of primary emphasis on grain yield improvement have delivered increased gains worldwide, but the grain protein content has declined. Since amino acids are biosynthetic precursors of proteins, this research hypothesized that their contents in the wholegrain flour have also been impacted by past wheat breeding. To test this, the free amino acid content o [...]

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Open Access Review

Curiosities of Weight Loss Diets of the Last 60 Years

Received: 07 September 2023;  Published: 23 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2304022


Lately, we've witnessed the emergence of obesity as a prominent concern for public health and the economy. This issue commands serious attention, impacting millions worldwide, particularly in the most developed nations. Practical approaches to tackling obesity involve tailored physical activity and dietary interventions overseen by qualified healthcare professionals. Nonetheless, some individuals opt for quicker routes, embracing dietary regimens that promise rapid and effortless weight reduction yet lack substanti [...]

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