Student News Bulletin

We hope you were able to enjoy the long weekend. In this issue we look at a range of educational opportunities from nutrigenomics to Alzheimer’s disease. Firstly, there’s a free lecture streaming TODAY on chronic disease management. Details below, along with information on talks on Alzheimer’s disease and details of the BANT nutrigenomics webinar held last week.

The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) presents Systems biology and Functional Medicine: An Emergent Approach to Chronic Disease Management.

As a leader in nutritional medicine, Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS, is well known for his synthesis of medical knowledge, biochemistry, and nutritional data. In this free Grand Rounds lecture presented by IFM and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Bland will discuss Systems Biology and Functional Medicine: An Emergent Approach to Chronic Disease Management.

Join on 2 May, either via live stream or by accessing the free recording for 24 hours after the lecture.  Register here.


BANT Student Webinar on Nutrigenomics

The BANT Student Webinar on nutrigenomics with Dr Eve Pearce took place on Wednesday 26th of April.

The recording of the webinar and the accompanying slides are now available on the BANT website under:


Judith Campisi PhD on Cancer and Ageing

The nutritional scientist Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Judy Campisi, a professor of biogerontology at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, a co-editor in chief of the Aging Journal and an expert on the role of cellular senescence in the aging process and development of cancer.

Cellular senescence is related to aging and cancer; as cells accumulate damage, which naturally occurs with age, there are a limited number of outcomes. The first possibility is that the cells can die. The next is senescence where cells stop dividing but stay alive and secrete inflammatory molecules. Or the cells can become malignant.

Whilst accumulation of senescent cells is inevitable, there are varying strategies of how to tackle senescence which is of great interest to the field of aging. There are ways to clear out senescent cells with drugs or even dietary and lifestyle interventions. Not only are there ways to kill senescent cells, there are also ways to influence what sort of molecules they produce, possibly limiting the inflammatory ones… even without killing the cells.

In this podcast, Dr. Campisi shares many insights on how senescence may be key to understanding cancer and ageing. Watch it here.


The Action against Alzheimer’s (AAA) is holding talks in Worcester

Are you concerned about your risk of brain decline now or in the future? Perhaps because you have noticed brain fog, poor memory or concentration, or maybe you have a family member diagnosed with dementia. Come along to one of our AAA talks and find out more about the dietary and lifestyle choices to consider, to improve brain health.

Following the initial talks in Worcester (details below), you may be interested in signing up to the Action Against Alzheimer’s programme we have developed. This includes a series of 8 nutrition and lifestyle workshops covering each of the steps important for supporting brain health – nutrition, gut health, stress, sleep, exercise and brain training. The workshops will support you to make and sustain lifelong food and lifestyle choices to improve brain (and overall) health.

Talk dates

When:           Tuesday 25 April, 7pm

                      Wednesday 26 April, 7 pm

                   Thursday 4 May, 2 pm and 7 pm

Where:          Bromyard Road Methodist Church, St John’s Worcester, WR2 5DL

 Cost:              £10

To book click here.

…and don’t go yet – if you have any recipes, reviewsbook recommendations or comments , or there’s something you’d like to see, please send it to [email protected] or post it on our LinkedIn page (BANT Student Network). Or don’t forget twitter (@BANTonline) and our Facebook account (BANT Members Group). We’d love to hear from you! mens nike air max 90

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