Monthly Archives: November 2019

Nutrition Evidence Database – Fermented Foods Review Concludes These Foods Should be Included in Worldwide Dietary Guidelines

Traditional FERMENTED FOODS have made a big comeback in recent years.  This up-to-date review of components of fermented foods and their possible health effects leads the authors to conclude that fermented foods should be included in dietary guidelines worldwide.

This study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science. Read it here https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/31137859?term=31137859

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Nutrition Evidence Database – Well-Planned Vegetarian and Vegan Diets (with supplements) Can meet Athletes Dietary Requirements

A recent cross-sectional study showed that well-planned VEGETARIAN and VEGAN diets, with supplementation, can meet the dietary requirements of athletes.

This paper has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/31121930?term=31121930

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TRUSTEE VACANCY WITH THE RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE (RCCM)

RCCM is seeking a new Trustee to support them with fundraising activities. Trustees have a very important role in shaping the activities of the RCCM and this is an ideal opportunity to be able to influence the future directions of CAM research in the UK. The key responsibilities of their Trustees are to hold the charity “in trust” for current and future beneficiaries by using their skills, knowledge and/or experience to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. Closing date for applications is 29 November 2019.

For more information and details on how to apply, please see the document attached or visit the RCCM website here.

HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE ADVISOR

Salary: £24,240 FTE per annum, Pro rata on 21 hours per week £14,544

21 hours per week

Permanent

Age UK Croydon is searching for a Healthier Lifestyles Adviser. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference.

The Healthier Lifestyles Team at Age UK Croydon offers activities and events across the borough of Croydon combining, exercise, health checks, nutrition talks and social engagement in a variety of local settings. These sessions help reduce isolation, improve independence, prevent falls, increase fitness levels and manage health conditions.

With our new Memory Tree Café, we are providing an accessible hub to support people with memory problems or a diagnosis of dementia. The hub combines reminiscence, exercise, activity and social interaction and is a service we are looking to grow and extend.

We are looking for an additional advisor to help grow our service. If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the older people who use our services, and those who care for them and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve, then we would love to hear from you.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. For further information or a full application pack, please email: [email protected] quoting the job title. Large print application form is also available.

Please note that applications must be signed and returned to the Brigstock Road office for the attention of Executive Assistant. Signed completed application forms can also be emailed to [email protected]
CV’s will not be accepted.

Click this link to apply – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/croydon/about-us/work-for-us/healthier-lifestyles-adviser2/

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th November 2019 at 9.00 a.m.
Interviews Date: Friday 6th December 2019
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

BANT STATEMENT ON ASSOCIATION FOR NUTRITION CHARTER PETITION

The Privy Council Office (PCO) contacted BANT last week to notify that the Association for Nutrition (AFN) Petition for a Royal Charter was tabled.   PCO stated that comments and responses from BANT and AFN thus far are regarded as informal and formal comments should now be made by 2 January, to which AFN will be asked to make a formal response.

BANT will be making a formal Counter-Petition.

A Royal Charter is all about pre-eminence in a field, in this case the field is “nutrition, health and allied subjects”.   While focus has been on conferring the title ‘Chartered Nutritionist’ this is only one of a number of Powers listed in the Charter for it to pursue its Objects.   The Objects of the Charter of Incorporation also includes thie Object for which the Academy of Nutrition Sciences has recently been incorporated.  BANT suspects this means that the AoNS is likely to quickly suffer the same fate as the Nutrition Professions Confederation, set up a decade ago as an umbrella body for The Nutrition Society, British Dietetic Association and British Nutrition Foundation, if AFN is successful.

BANT does not challenge that AFN is pre-eminent in the field of nutrition science but BANT is clear that AFN is not pre-eminent in the field of Nutritional Medicine which practice has been clearly delineated by the House of Lords and in which AFN has no professional or regulatory standing.

The Petition (including appendix – parts a and b), Charter and Byelaws are substantial documents so we would ask BANT members to refrain from submitting individual comments to PCO.

Instead, if BANT members have any insights or comments that they would like to provide for BANT to consider for inclusion in its counter-petition, please email: [email protected]

Click here to view the eblast.

Nutrition Evidence Database Alert – Research Highlights – November 2019

NUTRITION EVIDENCE ALERT

SENT IN COLLABORATION WITH NUTRIENTS 

Nutrients MDPI

 

Welcome to the November edition of the Nutrition Evidence Alert.  We’ve picked out 8 newly released articles in nutrition research for you, helping to keep you up-to-date with new findings and developments.  Our focus is always on emerging science that supports clinical practice for Nutrition Practitioners, keeping you at the cutting edge of progressive and safe clinical decision making.  Articles this month include a 2019 systematic review on Vitamin D supplementation and Multiple Sclerosis, the impacts of tea drinking on depression, and a meta-analysis of studies looking at dietary glycaemic load and risk of Type 2 Diabetes, where the authors conclude ‘with a high level of confidence’ that a high GI/GL diet increases risk of Type 2 diabetes.  This is not news to most of us, but great to have quality science backing up our claims.  These, and others, are listed below for your research pleasure.

We are also highlighting a new podcast this month, an interview between Dr Rangan Chatterjee and award-winning journalist, Linda Geddes discussing sunlight and its wide impacts on human health.  You can check it out here.

The BANT indexing team have indexed 284 articles this year on your behalf – on target for 300 indexed articles for 2019 – enabling quick assimilation of the science and easy sharing with your social media following.  Please share this alert with your followers, as well as the weekly posts made on the BANT public Facebook page, highlighting newly indexed articles on Nutrition Evidence. It showcases Nutritional Therapy as the evidence-based practice that it is – good for your business, as well as the profession.

Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Editor-in-Chief 


Featured Articles for October 2019

The following 8 articles are featured as “recommended reading” this month:

Nutrition Evidence Database – AMLA Fruit Can Improve Lipid Metabolism in Dyslipidaemia

AMLA, a fruit commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, may help those with abnormal FAT METABOLISM, according to a recent high-quality clinical trial.

This study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRTION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science. Read it here https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/30670010?term=30670010

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.

If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science?  The next alert is due out soon so sign up quickly, so you don’t miss out! Click on Subscribe on the database homepage.