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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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