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Nutrition Evidence Database – Fasting, multiple sclerosis and the microbiome
18 December 2019

INTERMITTENT FASTING has been shown to be a promising approach for patients with MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS in both an animal and a human clinical trial and appears to work via modulation of the MICROBIOME. This study has been BANT enhanced on… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database Alert – Research Highlights – December 2019
10 December 2019

NUTRITION EVIDENCE ALERT SENT IN COLLABORATION WITH NUTRIENTS    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… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Eggs Recommended as Nutrient Dense Food for Children
3 December 2019

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.… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Fermented Foods Review Concludes These Foods Should be Included in Worldwide Dietary Guidelines
26 November 2019

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… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Well-Planned Vegetarian and Vegan Diets (with supplements) Can meet Athletes Dietary Requirements
19 November 2019

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… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database Alert – Research Highlights – November 2019
10 November 2019

NUTRITION EVIDENCE ALERT SENT IN COLLABORATION WITH NUTRIENTS    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… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – AMLA Fruit Can Improve Lipid Metabolism in Dyslipidaemia
5 November 2019

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… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Glutamine May Help Reduce Severe Side Symptoms of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
29 October 2019

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… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Low-Fat Diet Associated with Lower Rate of Death from or after Breast Cancer
22 October 2019

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… Read More >


People Under-Going Genetic Testing to be Accompanied by Trained Professionals
18 October 2019

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… Read More >


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