European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (EUR J CLIN NUTR)

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Journal description

All aspects of human nutrition: Basic and theoretical studies Clinical and metabolic studies Epidemiological and social aspects Nutritional determinants to growth and development Relations of function to nutritional status Nutritional causes and effects of disease Community nutrition and education.

Current impact factor: 2.71

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.709
2013 Impact Factor 2.95
2012 Impact Factor 2.756
2011 Impact Factor 2.462
2010 Impact Factor 2.561
2009 Impact Factor 3.072
2008 Impact Factor 2.686
2007 Impact Factor 2.326
2006 Impact Factor 2.116
2005 Impact Factor 2.163
2004 Impact Factor 2.132
2003 Impact Factor 1.864
2002 Impact Factor 1.943
2001 Impact Factor 1.765
2000 Impact Factor 2.171
1999 Impact Factor 1.668
1998 Impact Factor 1.67
1997 Impact Factor 1.261
1996 Impact Factor 1.094
1995 Impact Factor 1.26
1994 Impact Factor 1.121
1993 Impact Factor 0.904
1992 Impact Factor 0.895

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.99
Cited half-life 9.10
Immediacy index 0.56
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.98
Website European Journal of Clinical Nutrition website
Other titles European journal of clinical nutrition, EJCN
ISSN 0954-3007
OCLC 17616551
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background/Objectives: Anthropometry for measuring body composition, shape, surface area and volume is important for human clinical research and practice. Although training and technical skills are required for traditional tape and caliper anthropometry, a new opportunity exists for automated measurement using newly developed relatively low-cost three-dimensional (3D) imaging devices. The aim of this study was to compare results provided by a Kinect-based device to a traditional laser 3D reference system.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 09/2015; DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.132
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    ABSTRACT: The present study evaluated the mental health and psychological functioning of bariatric patients before surgery, and after 1 year and 10 year follow-ups, and compared them with participants in a dietary program. Such long follow-up is rare, but strongly recommended by the American Association of Bariatric Surgeons. Thirty-six bariatric surgery patients and 34 participants of a weight loss program were weighed and assessed at all 3 points in time. Participants were administered the mental health inventory, neuroticism, sense of control and fear of intimacy scales. Along with these mental and psychological measurements, the medical outcome short form (SF-36) was used. The surgery group achieved successful weight loss outcomes (27% reduction of pre-operative weight) after 10 years and better than baseline health-related quality-of-life scores. However, their general mental health, neuroticism, sense of control and fear of intimacy scores showed significant deterioration in comparison to pre-operative levels after 10 years. The dietary group participants remained psychologically stable among all three points in time. This study highlights the importance of identifying a risk group among bariatric patients for which the dietary and psychological follow-up may be of special significance.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 22 July 2015; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.112.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 06/2015; DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.112
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of a web-based self-administered food frequency questionnaire (web-FFQ) to assess the omega-3 (ω-3) fatty acids (FAs) intake of men affected with prostate cancer (PCa) against a biomarker. The study presented herein is a sub-study from a phase II clinical trial. Enrolled patients afflicted with PCa were included in the sub-study analysis if the FA profiles from the red blood cell (RBC) membranes and FA intakes at baseline were both determined at the time of the data analysis (n=60). Spearman's correlation coefficients were calculated to estimate the correlations between FA intakes and their proportions in the RBC membranes. Intakes of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were highly correlated with their respective proportions in the RBC membranes (both rs=0.593, P<0.0001). Correlation between alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) intake and its proportion in RBC was not significant (rs=0.130, P=0.332). Correlations were observed between fatty fish intake and total ω-3 FAs (rs=0.304, P=0.02), total long-chain ω-3 FAs (rs=0.290, P=0.03) and DHA (rs=0.328, P=0.01) in RBC membranes. This study has shown that the web-FFQ is an accurate tool to assess total long-chain ω-3 FAs, EPA and DHA but not ALA intake in clinical trials and epidemiological studies carried out in men with PCa.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 11 March 2015; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.7.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 03/2015; 69(9). DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.7
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    ABSTRACT: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition is a high quality, peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of human nutrition.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 03/2015; 69(8). DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.34
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to ascertain the effect of weight loss over the course of 1 year on 5-year mortality in old nursing home (NH) residents in different classes of body mass index (BMI). A longitudinal study was conducted on 161 NH residents aged ⩾70 years at the Istituto di Riposo per Anziani, Padova, Italy. Data were collected using a comprehensive geriatric assessment at baseline and at a 1-year follow-up visit. Mortality was recorded over a 5-year follow-up. We divided our sample into four groups using as cutoffs a BMI of 25 and a weight gain or loss of 5% at 1 year (BMI ⩾25 and weight stable/gain, BMI ⩾25 and weight loss, BMI<25 and weight stable/gain and BMI <25 and weight loss). People with a BMI ⩾25 and weight loss suffered the worst decline in activities of daily living, whereas those with a BMI <25 and weight loss had the most significant decline in nutritional status, which coincided with the worst decline in the Multidimensional Prognostic Index among the groups whose weight changed. Compared with those with a BMI ⩾25 and weight stable/gain (reference group), those with a BMI <25 were at the highest risk of dying (in association with weight loss: hazard ratio HR=3.60, P=0.005; in association with weight stable/gain: HR=2.45, P=0.01), and the mortality risk was also increased in people with a BMI ⩾25 and weight loss (HR=1.74, P=0.03). In conclusion, weight loss increases the mortality risk in frail, disabled NH residents, even if they are overweight or obese.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 11 March 2015; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.19.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 03/2015; DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.19
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    ABSTRACT: Background/objectives: Dietary patterns represent the combined effects of foods and efficaciously illustrate the impact of diet on health outcomes. This study identified the dietary patterns and determined their relationships with obesity among young Chinese women. Subjects/methods: In 2011, the China Health and Nutrition Survey included 2363 young women aged 18-44 years. Factor analysis of data from three consecutive 24-h dietary recalls identified the dietary patterns. Weight, height and waist circumstance (WC) were measured, and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. General obesity was defined as BMI ⩾28 kg/m(2) and abdominal obesity as WC ⩾85 cm. Results: Four dietary patterns were identified: traditional south; traditional north; snack; and high protein. After adjusting for confounders and energy intake, women in the highest-score quintiles of the traditional south pattern were less likely to have general obesity (odds ratio (OR)=0.48; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.29-0.78) and abdominal obesity (OR=0.64; 95% CI 0.46-0.90). Subjects in the highest-score quintiles of the traditional north pattern had significantly greater risk of general obesity (OR=2.28; 95% CI 1.38-3.74) and of abdominal obesity (OR=2.32; 95% CI 1.66-3.24). Conclusion: The traditional south pattern of rice as the major staple food with pork and vegetable dishes is associated with lower risk of general and abdominal obesity. The traditional north pattern of high intake of wheat, other cereals and tubers is positively associated with general and abdominal obesity. This provides important information for interventions and policies addressing obesity prevention among young Chinese women.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 02/2015; 69(9). DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.8
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    ABSTRACT: Background/objectives: There is evidence that Mediterranean diets with a high proportion of olive oil and nuts can be effective for weight management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. It might be difficult for populations with other eating habits to follow such diets. Therefore, a modified Mediterranean-type diet using fat modification through neutral and butter-flavored canola oil, walnuts and walnut oil with two portion-controlled sweet daily snacks was tested in Germany. Subjects/methods: Randomized waiting-list control study with overweight/grade 1 obese subjects: 12-week self-help modified Mediterranean-type diet, 6 weeks of diet plans and 6 weeks of weight loss maintenance training. Trial duration was 12 months. Intervention group (IG) included 100 participants (average age of 52.4 years, weight 85.1 kg and body mass index (BMI) 30.1 kg/m(2)), waiting-list control group (CG) included 112 participants (52.6 years, 84.1 kg and 30.1 kg/m(2)). Results: Per-protocol weight loss after 12 weeks was 5.2 kg in IG vs 0.4 kg in CG (P⩽0.0001), BMI -1.8 vs -0.1 kg/m(2) (P⩽0.0001), waist circumference -4.7 vs -0.9 cm (P⩽0.0001). Triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol improved significantly in IG but not in CG. One-year dropouts: 44% in IG and 53% in CG. Weight loss after 12 months: 4.2 kg (pooled data). Conclusion: A five-meal modified Mediterranean-type diet with two daily portion-controlled sweet snacks was effective for weight management in a self-help setting for overweight and grade 1 obese subjects. Fat modification through canola oil, walnuts and walnut oil improved blood lipids even at 12 months.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 02/2015; 69(8). DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.11
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 02/2015; 69(4). DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2014.294
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Objectives:The objectives of our study were to determine possible factors associated with low vitamin D levels in medical students.Subjects/Methods:A cross-sectional study was performed among 255 first- to fifth-year male undergraduate medical students of one of the major universities in Saudi Arabia. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels were measured using electrochemiluminiscence. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed.Results:Majority of Saudi medical students (75.2%) had 25(OH)D levels <30 nmol/l, defined as risk for deficiency by the Institute of Medicine. Multivariate analysis showed that the odds of having 25(OH)D serum levels of ⩾30 nmol/l were seven times higher both in students who took vitamin D (odds ratio (OR)=7.2, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.8-29.9, P=0.006) or multivitamin supplements (OR=6.9, 95% CI=1.7-27.3, P=0.006) within 1 year. Students with a history of vitamin D testing >1 year before the study or moderate/vigorous physical activity (PA) had 4.4 (OR=4.4, 95% CI=1.7-11.4, P=0.003) and 2.7-fold (OR=2.7, 95% CI=1.3-5.3, P=0.006) higher odds of having 25(OH)D levels ⩾30 nmol/l, respectively. There was no significant association between 25(OH)D serum levels and average time spent outdoors per day (P=0.369) and type of clothing (long-sleeved vs short-sleeved; P=0.800).Conclusions:Vitamin D deficiency was highly prevalent in Saudi medical students. Modifiable factors such as vitamin D intake and PA could be targeted for intervention. Further studies with standardized laboratory measurements of 25(OH)D are needed to explore the role of vitamin D testing in behavioral change, which may lead to increased serum 25(OH)D levels.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 18 February 2015; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2014.286.
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 02/2015; DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2014.286