All posts by Jessica Fonteneau

Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Fat Tissue may Increase Risk in COVID-19

Fat tissue itself, rather than associated conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure, may be to blame for the increased risk of complications and death from COVID-19 in people with OBESITY.  Possible molecular mechanisms explained in this study. 

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/32314871?term=32314871    

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Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Microbiome and Coeliac Disease 

Changes in our GUT BACTERIA may trigger COELIAC DISEASE, although research in this area is still ongoing and inconclusive, a review of the evidence finds.

 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/31597349?term=31597349    

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Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Fitness and Colorectal Cancer Risk

FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS, a rare genetic condition, carries a very high risk of developing COLORECTAL CANCER. This study shows that this risk is reduced in those who are physically fitter.

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/31567943?term=31567943

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BANT’s Advice Following the Prime Ministers Speech Relating to Face-to-Face Consultations

Following on from the Prime Minister’s speech last night, BANT has become aware that some of its members are planning to return to face-to-face practice in the very near future.

Government announcements have made it clear that only essential or emergency services should be delivered face-to-face.

BANT’s clear recommendation is that its members continue working remotely from home for the foreseeable future and to heed the government advice to continue to stay home and protect lives.

Most, if not all, of our members have transitioned their practice online, for those who have found this transition challenging we empathise, but strongly believe that the COVID-19 era will be with us for the foreseeable future.  Whilst cases are decreasing in the UK they are still at high levels. Deconfinement in China and Germany have both resulted in an increase in new cases. Indeed Wuhan registered its first infection in a month, yesterday.  BANT recommends that its members consider online work as the new normal for now. Please see our COVID-19 Bulletins for links to materials BANT has made available to assist their members to transition online – https://bant.org.uk/category/covid-19/).

We also urge each member to follow the Government updates: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Mushroom Magic

Polysaccharide K (PSK), a compound extracted from the CORIOLUS mushroom, can be of benefit to LUNG CANCER patients, when used alongside chemo, and/or radiotherapy, according to this review.

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/25784670?term=25784670

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Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Vitamin C and the Common Cold

This meta-analysis suggests that regular low dose VITAMIN C supplementation combined with high dose vitamin C at the onset of cold symptoms may help shorten duration and alleviate symptoms of the COMMON COLD. https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/30069463?term=30069463

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Nutrition Evidence Database – Probiotics and Respiratory Tract Infections

PROBIOTICS may decrease the incidence and illness duration of RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS in children although more research is needed to inform us which probiotic strains and dosing regimens are best. https://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/27495104?term=27495104

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Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Probiotics and Exercise Performance

This small placebo-controlled study showed that a particular PROBIOTIC, Lactobacillus plantarum TWK10, can improve EXERCISE PERFORMANCE.

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

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BANT Guidance Regarding COVID-19

Multiple articles from a myriad of sources are being published almost hourly on how to protect your health from the COVID-19 pandemic. BANT would like to take this opportunity to remind people that there is no scientific evidence currently regarding dietary or supplement recommendations that would prevent a person from catching COVID-19. BANT is aware that some clinical trials, including intravenous vitamin C for treatment of severe COVID-19 respiratory symptoms, are being undertaken globally but reiterates that not only are these trials incomplete but they are not in any way measuring potential relating to prevention. Social distancing and other measures currently being enforced by the UK government are the only valid prevention strategies at this time and should be adhered to – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

We are aware that BANT members are being approached by members of the public for advice on how to support their health during these testing times. BANT and its members advise members of the public to continue eating as they would for general wellness and wellbeing. In 2016 BANT published its Wellbeing Guidelines with some general recommendations as follows.

  • General Health and Wellbeing: Everyone is unique, but whatever your goal, similar nutritional principles and health and wellbeing guidelines will apply.
  • Eat a Rainbow: a varied diet of 7 differently coloured fruit and vegetables per day.
  • Stay hydrated with water, herbal teas. Avoid alcohol, sugary drinks and too much caffeine.
  • Ensure protein is lean: fish, poultry, eggs and vegetable sources. Limit red and processed meat.
  • Include healthy fats: avocados, nuts, olive oil. Cook with healthy saturated fats such as butter.
  • Choose root vegetables and whole grains instead of refined carbohydrates and grains.
  • Sleep and Exercise are an important aspect in overall Health and Wellbeing.

BANT is also aware that some of our members have been contacted by their clients with regards to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. BANT and its members confirm that whilst tests are becoming available, these will only be available for use in laboratories or by healthcare workers at point-of-care (e.g. hospitals) and not via BANT members.

COVID-19 is a fast-evolving virus that is still incompletely understood by the scientific and medical community.  BANT and its Nutrition Practitioners advise the public to continue to follow Government recommendations as linked above. The risk of being told false information is on the increase via the internet and social media. To combat this the Government has also launched a helpful site to help members of the public differentiate between helpful and fake advice: https://sharechecklist.gov.uk

Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Lifestyle matters!

Healthy lifestyle, based on diet, physical activity, smoking status, alcohol consumption and body fat, reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

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/25379993?term=25379993

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