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BANT Cautions Against Dropping Policies that Support Reduced Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods
3 July 2019

Ultra-processed foods and drinks (UPFD) are constantly in the media nowadays. A series of recent scientific studies have highlighted how bad they are for human health and we at BANT repeatedly recommend that this category of foods and drinks is… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Yerba Mate Tea Demonstrates Protective Effects Against Hardening of the Arteries
2 July 2019

YERBA MATE, a popular tea drunk in south and central America, demonstrates protective effects against hardening and thickening of the arteries, in a scientific study. The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full… Read More >


BANT Unsurprised By ‘From Cradle to Grave’ Marketing Strategies Found by Public Health England’s ‘Commercial Infant and Baby Food and Drink: Evidence Review’
27 June 2019

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) is shocked but unsurprised that Public Health England’s (PHE) ‘Commercial Infant and Baby Food and Drink: Evidence Review’found that food manufacturers of ultra-processed foods and drinks (UPFDs) are aggressively targeting the infant… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Call for Vitamin D Status to be Checked in Ulcerative Colitis Patients
26 June 2019

Leading researchers in a new study call for all patients with ULCERATIVE COLITIS to be tested for their VITAMIN D status and to have their levels optimised if required.  Disease activity was reduced and quality of life increased in Vitamin… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence – Probiotics Taken When Stressed Can Buffer Cognition Effects
19 June 2019

Do you feel that your emotional control and your memory is affected during STRESSFUL periods?  A small study shows that taking a PROBIOTIC supplement during times of stress can help buffer the effects on cognition. This paper has been BANT… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Vitamin D Supplementation Pregnancy Benefits
12 June 2019

A new systematic review on Nutrition Evidence looks at VITAMIN D supplementation and PREGNANCY outcomes.  The findings suggest that Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy can have positive benefits for birth weight, baby length and head circumference.  Whilst study quality was… Read More >


BANT Welcomes Professor Tim Spector et al., Study, Predict 1
11 June 2019

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) welcomes the initial findings from the Predict 1 Study that individualised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations are key to human health. BANT members have been working with their clients offering personalised recommendations for… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence – Gluten Sensitivity Association with Co-ordination, Balance and Speech Difficulties
4 June 2019

A review finds an association between difficulties with coordination, balance and speech and/or peripheral nerve damage of unknown origin and gluten sensitivity. The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Paper – Highest Total Fibre Relates to Reduced Ovarian Cancer Risk
28 May 2019

More reasons to eat your VEGETABLES!  A paper summarising the findings of 13 studies concludes that women with the highest TOTAL FIBRE intake have a 22% reduced risk of developing OVARIAN cancer compared to those with the lowest fibre intake.… Read More >


Nutrition Evidence Database – Eating Alone Reduces Diet Quality Versus Eating in Company
21 May 2019

Invite your friends over for dinner!  A study shows that eating alone significantly reduces diet quality compared to eating in company.  It is not just about making the right food choices, but setting up the right environment as well. This… Read More >


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