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Why are nutrition and lifestyle so important?

Why are nutrition and lifestyle so important?

Why are nutrition and lifestyle so important? There is a global epidemic of chronic disease termed non-communicable diseases (NCDs). According to the World Health Organisation, 71% of all deaths globally each year (41 million people) are caused by NCDs. Four...

Plant-based diet index

Plant-based diet index

Plant-based diet indexMuch of what we know about diet, nutrition and health comes from prospective cohort studies, which follow large groups of people, usually healthy at baseline, for a number of years and analyse associations between dietary intake and health...

Are Dairy-Free Diets A Risk To Bone Health?

Are Dairy-Free Diets A Risk To Bone Health?

Are Dairy-Free Diets A Risk To Bone Health?I applaud the Duchess of Cornwall for highlighting the issue of osteoporosis, which can be a debilitating condition. However, to cite dairy-free diets as harmful to bone health is just ignorant and not based on scientific...

The PURE study and dairy consumption

The PURE study and dairy consumption

The PURE study and dairy consumptionDAIRY INTAKE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Recent headlines suggest that the more dairy products you consume, the lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. So, have dairy products really been exonerated? Do we now ignore the...

Cancer; ignoring nutrition at our peril

Cancer; ignoring nutrition at our peril

​Cancer; ignoring nutrition at our perilIn the UK, cancer is now the commonest cause of death, the top cause of avoidable death and accounts for 42% of cases of premature death. These statistics are in the face of an ever-increasing number of treatments. So where have...