Nutrition Evidence Alert – April 2023 – Research Update

Your Monthly Nutrition Research Update

From Our Expert Reviewers

Enriched Marine Oil Supplement Increases Specific Plasma Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in Adults with Obesityin The Journal of Nutrition. 2022. With Expert Review from Clare Grundel

Diets for weight management in adults with type 2 diabetes: an umbrella review of published meta-analyses and systematic review of trials of diets for diabetes remission in Diabetologia. 2022. With Expert Review from Kirsty Baxter

Diet and food type affect urinary pesticide residue excretion profiles in healthy individuals: results of a randomized controlled dietary intervention trial in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2022. With Expert Review from Jennifer McCarthy

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We’ve got 3 new NED Talks for you this month.

NED Talks 8 – IgG Food Sensitivity Testing – A Panel Discussion. In partnership with CNSLab

NED Talks 9 – The Emerging Science of Specialised Pro-resolving Mediators. In partnership with Nutri Advanced

NED Talks 10 – We are Recruiting! Listen to Expert Reviewer, Kirsty Baxter, as she talks about her experience on the panel

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the panel, please get in touch with Clare Grundel, NED Managing Editor at [email protected]

Our choice of podcasts

ION in conversation with Le’Nise Brothers

Understanding and Embracing your Menstrual Cycle ION Podcast

Dr Rangan Chatterjee in conversation with Mindy Pelz

Fasting, Hormones and Menopause: Why women need a different approach to men. Feel Better, Live More podcast

Blog post of the month

Nutrition & the Menstrual Cycle from Rhitrition

With special thanks to Gemma Lymposs, NED volunteer, who selects and summaries these resources for our NED subscribers.

Your Reference Library – a Focus on Thyroid and Menstruation

For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area

The effect of synbiotic supplementation on hypothyroidism: A randomized double-blind placebo controlled clinical trialin PloS One. 2023

Novel nutraceutical supplements with yeast β-glucan, prebiotics, minerals, and Silybum marianum (silymarin) ameliorate obesity-related metabolic and clinical parameters: A double-blind randomized trial in Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2022

Associations between Dynamic Vitamin D Level and Thyroid Function during Pregnancy in Nutrients. 2022

Menstruation-Related Disorders-Dysmenorrhea and Heavy Bleeding-as Significant Epiphenomena in Women With Rheumatic Diseases in Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2022

Effects of curcumin supplementation on vitamin D levels in women with premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea: a randomized controlled study in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies. 2022

Mediterranean Diet Combined With a Low-Carbohydrate Dietary Pattern in the Treatment of Overweight Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients in Frontiers in Nutrition. 2022

The Sprint-Interval Exercise Using a Spinning Bike Improves Physical Fitness and Ameliorates Primary Dysmenorrhea Symptoms Through Hormone and Inflammation Modulations: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Journal of Sports Science & Medicine. 2022

Effect of Intermittent Fasting on Reproductive Hormone Levels in Females and Males: A Review of Human Trials in Nutrients. 2022



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The BANT ‘Food for your Health’ toolbox of resources highlights the role of nutrition in supporting many common conditions.

BANT aims to address the rise in diet-induced illness and  encourage people to look at their diet with new eyes and to adopt a food-first approach as prevention for chronic disease.

Our free resources are designed to help distill nutritional science into practical client-friendly resources which educate on the importance of good nutrition, healthy food choices, and supportive lifestyle habits. More importantly, they help empower individuals to have greater autonomy over their health and wellbeing outcomes.

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These resources provide a great introduction to nutrition and lifestyle considerations however, for more personalised recommendations, find a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner here.



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