Monthly Archives: March 2019

BANT Comments on the Study Published in JAMA that High Consumption of Dietary Cholesterol or Eggs was Significantly Associated with Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease.

A study published on 15thMarch showed associations of dietary cholesterol or egg consumption with higher incidences of mortality and cardiovascular disease. BANT would like to take the opportunity to comment on the research since the consumption of eggs and links to heart disease have been controversial for decades.

BANT would like to advise the public that the study in question only shows an association, rather than a cause and effect and therefore cannot conclude links between eggs, cholesterol and mortality. Furthermore, it should be pointed out that:

  • There are other factors to consider when looking what is causing high death rates in people who eat a lot of eggs.
  • The associations reported in the study are only a “modest” association especially when compared to other risk factors such as smoking.
  • The study does not report how the eggs were consumed, whether someone was eating a boiled egg each day or consuming as part of a fry-up, which is less healthy.
  • Many other studies including meta-analyses show null effect of egg consumption on Cardiovascular Health Risk.

At all times, BANT is urging all to consider the study quality and biases before taking the headlines as gospel.

BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners consider individuality that enables personalisation of dietary advice based on the most up-to-date research available. They do not suggest ‘one-size-fits-all’ advice following the health trend of the moment.  BANT Nutrition Practitioners will provide the advice that best suits the client in front of them, whether they be omnivore, vegetarian or vegan. The Nutrition and Lifestyle medicine practiced by BANT Registered practitioners would always encourage the consumption of individual ingredients over ultra-processed foods.


The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests; nutritional therapy and the registered nutrition practitioner.

BANT continues to promote its Wellbeing Guidelines campaign to encourage the British people to eat more individual ingredients and unprocessed food. Going back to some old-fashioned values, such a family meal times and improving the nations cooking skills to use fresh ingredients, will go a long way to help the obesity targets and health of the individuals.

BANT experts carefully developed a set of Wellbeing Guidelines, based on the latest science and research in the field of nutrition for optimal health. The BANT Wellbeing Guidelines were specifically designed to provide clear, concise, easy to understand information, avoiding outdated information and research, and addressing some of the most common health concerns.  The most frequent reasons people seek nutritional advice is for weight management and/ or for general health and wellbeing. These issues are addressed by BANT with the following:

BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) that holds an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Agency made a key recommendation that AVR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

As members of the CNHC Accredited Register, BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners and other CNHC registrants, are the key workforce asset to harness 21st century lifestyle medicine to tackle the rising tide of stress related fatigue, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and other chronic diseases.

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Zhong, VW (2019) ‘Associations of dietary cholesterol or egg consumption with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality’. JAMA. ONLINE:


Important updates have been made to the BANT Professional Practice Handbook.  The latest version is version 3.3 and is now available on the BANT website here.

Please ensure you read all these updates.

The BANT Professional Practice Handbook is a member benefit and is there to support you as a BANT Practitioner in safe, legal, effective and good practice.  When you join BANT as a Full Member you agree to abide by the guidelines in the Handbook.  It is therefore important that you keep up to date with all that it contains.  If you have any questions relating to Professional Practice, or any question relating to information in the Handbook, please contact the BANT Professional Practice Committee at

Click here to read the full eblast.


Job Description

A busy health shop with a large herbal pharmacy looking for a professional with good knowledge of natural medicine (nutrition, herbalism, naturopathy etc.) to join our ambitious team of experts. As a family run business, we are very proud of our reputation built through outstanding expert advice and customer care. Therefore, expectations on standards are high and our staff members are valued.

THE CANDIDATE Must be able to work Saturdays. The candidate must show a genuine care for customers and passion to help people. Someone who is hard working and would take pride in an opportunity to learn, develop professional expertise, build experience and work alongside respected practitioners would be best suited. Someone with the ability to work without supervision and at their own initiative is required.

Looking for someone who is confident and experience in the use of supplements. Must be computer literate. Duties will include giving advice on health and recommending supplements, dispensing herbal medicine in our herbal pharmacy (training will be given), stock control, unpacking orders, stocking up, general cleaning, till work, making appointments for therapists etc.

Position is for 4 days a week. Salary starting at £9.00 per hour.

Vacancy is complimented with staff discounts, free seminars and in-house training.

Please apply with a CV and a covering letter.

121 High St

High Barnet



Penny Brohn UK is a national charity that provides free integrative health support to help people live well with cancer. Our ‘more than medicine’ approach is based on 40 years of working with clients to support their mind, body, spirit and emotions, before, during and after cancer treatment. Our nutrition programme offers individual consultations, group courses and cooking demonstrations along with information and resources to help people understand the role of diet and nutrition in cancer, and make informed choices.

We are currently seeking volunteers to support a number of key research and information projects. The role will suit someone with skills, experience and interest in evidence-based nutrition research, nutritional therapy and/or health information and promotion. The deadline for applications is the end of May 2019 but we can accept suitable volunteers immediately. Our national centre is based in Bristol but remote working is also welcome

To find out more please email or call 01275 670094


We are a small, exciting and fast-growing company with a mission to make a positive impact on the fitness, supplement and food industries.

We are interested in people with drive, curiosity and a passion for practical results and the truth.

Click here for more detailed information about the job.

If you have read the advert and you believe this is you, please email your details to (CV and your “WHY”).

Great companies are built with great people. If you are great, we want to hear from you!