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Nutrition Evidence Database Alert – Research Highlights – December 2019

NUTRITION EVIDENCE ALERT

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Nutrients MDPI

 

Fasting – the practice of restricting or eliminating food for a specific period of time – has a long and interesting history.  Rooted in ancient religious and cultural practices, it has seen a revival in recent years, as a practice that promotes health, particularly in relation to health ageing.  The science of fasting is building in relation to cardiovascular health, obesity, metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes and cancer, amongst other chronic conditions often seen in a Nutrition Practitioner’s clinic room.

This edition of the Nutrition Evidence alert focuses on intermittent fasting, in its various forms, highlighting 57 RCTs that the Editorial Team has chosen for you. There are 10 with plain language summaries, so they are instantly shareable with your patients/clients, friends and family. The simple practice of fasting is being shown to have powerful impacts on health and is a useful clinical tool to have in your box. Read up on the science to keep yourself fully informed with the latest evidence available.

To shake things up and keep your learning active, check out this 2 Part Podcast Series on Intermittent Fasting, hosted by Dr Chatterjee and featuring Professor Satchin Panda.  Selected podcasts are now featured on Nutrition Evidence and will appear in your search lists.

Why When You Eat Matters with Professor Satchin Panda Part 1  Part 2

Happy reading.

Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Editor-in-Chief 

Nutrition Evidence Database – Eggs Recommended as Nutrient Dense Food for Children

EGGS once got a bad press due to their cholesterol content but are now included in recommendations for nutrient-dense foods for children and adolescents.  This survey confirms that eating eggs is associated with a higher intake of several important nutrients.

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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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

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 this week so sign up quickly, so you don’t miss out! Click on Subscribe on the database homepage.

 

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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Nutrition Evidence Database Alert – Research Highlights – November 2019

NUTRITION EVIDENCE ALERT

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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.

Nutrition Evidence Database – Glutamine May Help Reduce Severe Side Symptoms of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

GLUTAMINE, a simple dietary supplement, may help reduce severe side effects in those undergoing radio- and chemotherapy for non-small cell LUNG CANCER.

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/30813149?term=30813149

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.

Nutrition Evidence Database – Low-Fat Diet Associated with Lower Rate of Death from or after Breast Cancer

Low fat – High fat? The controversy goes on.  The long-term follow-up of a large clinical trial finds that a LOW-FAT DIET is associated with a lower rate of death from or after BREAST CANCER.

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

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.

People Under-Going Genetic Testing to be Accompanied by Trained Professionals

The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) supports the call  by Southampton University, Exeter University and Southampton Hospital (published in the BMJ https://www.bmj.com/content/367/bmj.l5688) for individuals choosing to undertake genetic testing to be accompanied by trained health professionals.

Personalised healthcare is at the beginning of a genetic revolution with the decoding of the wealth of information that lives within us. Nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and epigenetics are emerging sciences that are already having an enormous impact on all our lives and have a fundamental effect on the way BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners manage their client’s health. Genetic testing can be used to optimise health rather than identifying disease risk.

The University of Southampton publication highlights important shortcomings with Direct-to-Consumer testing and misinterpretation of results with potentially devastating effects and distress. Completing the test with appropriately trained health professional will help to put the results in context.

In 2014 BANT launched its Register of Nutrigenetic Counsellors, following a commitment to the Human Genetics Commission to set up an advanced practice register covering nutrigenetic counselling, following the HGC’s ‘Genes Direct’ reports in 2003 and 2007.

Nutritional therapy and nutrigenomics are linked and BANT Nutrition Practitioners are finding themselves at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge and its application in practice. Genetics and nutrigenomics can be very sensitive subjects and it is vitally important that nutrition practitioners understand the whole picture, what test they should be recommending, how this translates to gene expression and how to explain it to their clients appropriately, safely and legally. Dietary and lifestyle interventions will have more impact on wellbeing than focusing on any gene in isolation. Nature vs. nurture debate continues but, in the meantime, genetic testing can help to optimise the nurture to inform personalised dietary and lifestyle recommendations for optimal wellbeing.

BANT registered nutrition practitioners take into account 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. To find a BANT registered nutrition practitioner click here: http://bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces

Nutrition Evidence Database – Gluten-Free Diets can Help Reduce Markers in Those with Metabolic Syndrome

Are GLUTEN-FREE diets, for patients without diagnosed gluten-sensitivity, just a fad? A recent trial finds that a gluten-free diet can help reduce waist circumference, blood glucose and triglyceride levels in those with METABOLIC SYNDROME in just 8 weeks.

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/30362336?term=30362336

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.