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A Look Back at 2020 for Plant-based Health Professionals UK

A Look Back at 2020 for Plant-based Health Professionals UK

A Look Back at 2020 for Plant-based Health Professionals UKIt’s been a difficult year for us all. At PBHP UK we have had to adapt our working accordingly. Despite this we have had an exciting and productive year. These are the highlights. PLANT POWERED EXPO — FEBRUARY...

Vegan diet and bone fractures

Vegan diet and bone fractures

Vegan diet and bone fractures A study published in a peer-reviewed medical journal in November 2020 reported an increased risk of bone fractures in those consuming a vegan diet. For obvious reasons caused waves in the media and vegan community this week. The paper...

Is dairy necessary for good health?

Is dairy necessary for good health?

Is dairy necessary for good health?The scientific answer to this common nutrition question is simply no. Even the mainstream medical community is communicating this fact in top medical journals. The predominate reason we continue to believe dairy is necessary is the...

Fish and omega-3 fatty acids; the bottom line

Fish and omega-3 fatty acids; the bottom line

Fish and omega-3 fatty acids; the bottom lineThe role of fish in the diet continues to be a topic of scientific study and debate. So, do humans need to eat fish for health? Do I need to eat fish to be healthy? A 100% plant-based or vegan diet is one of the healthiest...

Are vegan diets deficient in choline?

Are vegan diets deficient in choline?

Are vegan diets deficient in choline? In the Summer of 2019, a rather controversial opinion piece about the lower choline content of plant-based diets was published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health. The article suggested that there is a looming...

Oil or no oil; a viewpoint

Oil or no oil; a viewpoint

Oil or no oil; a viewpointThe whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet community are divided on the topic of added oils in the diet. Just to be clear, we are talking about extracted plant oils and not healthy fats found in whole plant foods. What should also be remembered...

Does diet impact the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Does diet impact the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Does diet impact the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?Authors: Marta Lewandowska, Dagfinn Aune, Doug Bristor, Shireen Kassam. Published in www.ijdrp.org VOL. 1, NO. 1. 2019 Introduction Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the eleventh commonest cancer globally and the sixth and...

Plant-based diets: the optimal choice for planetary health

Plant-based diets: the optimal choice for planetary health

Plant-based diets: the optimal choice for planetary healthThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns us about the dire consequences of the projected global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, which could happen in less than 12 years time....

How do plant-based diets prevent cardiovascular disease

How do plant-based diets prevent cardiovascular disease

How do plant-based diets prevent cardiovascular diseaseThere are several ways in which plant-based diets modify the risk of cardiovascular disease and its main risk factors. At the core of cardiovascular disease is the development of atherosclerosis — the build up of...

Paleo and low-carb diets: what the science says

Paleo and low-carb diets: what the science says

Paleo and low-carb diets: what the science saysThere are a number of popular diet plans which promise a variety of health benefits. These include ‘low-carb’, ‘keto’ and ‘Paleo’ and are diets which all limit the consumption of carbohydrates to various degrees,...

Preventing and surviving breast cancer

Preventing and surviving breast cancer

Preventing and surviving breast cancerBreast cancer is now the commonest cancer in the UK and the most common cancer in women globally. 1in 7 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is more common in high income countries, in part...

Plant-based diets and risk of stroke

Plant-based diets and risk of stroke

Plant-based diets and risk of strokeThere are two types of stroke; haemorrhagic and ischaemic. The vast majority are ischaemic and share the same risk factors as ischaemic heart disease. Stroke represents a huge burden of disease globally. The Global Burden of...

Plant-based diets for maintaining a healthy weight

Plant-based diets for maintaining a healthy weight

Plant-based diets for maintaining a healthy weightOverweight and obesity are at epidemic proportions and a major factor in the rise of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and...

Diet and prostate cancer

Diet and prostate cancer

Diet and prostate cancerThe prostate is a walnut-sized gland that sits behind the bladder and in front of the rectum and secretes fluid into semen. Prostate cancer (PC) is the most most common cancer in men in the UK. There are different stages of PC, all arising from...

How does diet and lifestyle drive chronic disease?

How does diet and lifestyle drive chronic disease?

How does diet and lifestyle drive chronic disease?Most chronic diseases share similar pathogenic mechanisms, even though the manifestations of these diseases may differ. The key driver is low grade chronic inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s response to any sort...

Five surprising benefits of a plant-based diet

Five surprising benefits of a plant-based diet

Five surprising benefits of a plant-based dietMany of the important benefits of a plant-based diet – particularly for climate health and animals – are well known. Yet despite the science being very clear, there remains confusion about the impact on human health. We...

A look back at 2019 for Plant-based health professionals UK

A look back at 2019 for Plant-based health professionals UK

A look back at 2019 for Plant-based health professionals UKThis is our second full year as a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation, having been founded in October 2017. You can read about our first year here. 2019 has been busy and rewarding and we hope you will join...

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 conditions...

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...

The PURE study; low fat diets increase risk of death

The PURE study; low fat diets increase risk of death

The PURE study; low fat diets increase risk of deathThis was the nutrition news in August 2017. More evidence of the mainstream media trying to confuse the public and reinforce the nations poor food choices. The public love to read stories that support their bad...

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