Thursday 18 January 2024 at 7pm GMT

Plant-Based Diets, Mortality and Major Chronic Diseases

with Alysha Thompson, Nutrition Researcher

Hosted by Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist & Board Member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
(CPD Accredited with 1 CPD Hour from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and CME accredited for the LM MOC)

The participants will be provided with the most up-to-date evidence-based research on plant-based diets for human health. Participants will have a better understanding of plant-based diet quality and what foods may contribute to higher or lower disease risk. Through communicating this research, participants should feel better equipped to make informed food choices.

This presentation will focus on the importance of plant-based diet quality in the form of higher intakes of healthy plant foods and lower intakes of unhealthy plant foods to lower the risk of mortality and major chronic diseases. Undertaking and communicating this research is crucial in advancing our understanding of the complex relationship between diet and health, informing public health policies, guiding clinical practice, motivating interventions, and ultimately contributing to the promotion of healthier populations worldwide.

What will I learn from this webinar?

  • To understand what the plant-based diet index (PDI) is and how it is used to assess plant-based diet quality.
  • To learn about the current evidence supporting the role of plant-based diets in disease prevention.
  • To understand the relationship between healthful and unhealthful plant-based dietary patterns and risk of mortality and major chronic diseases in a UK population.

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About the speaker

Alysha is a PhD student at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, currently investigating Plant-Based Diets and Major Chronic Disease risk using data from large-scale epidemiological studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tilman Kühn and Prof. Aedin Cassidy.

In 2021, Alysha graduated with an MSci in Food Science and Nutrition at Queen’s University Belfast, with a thesis entitled “The association between adherence to WCRF/AICR cancer prevention guidelines and risk of oesphageal adenocarcinoma, Barrett’s oesphagus and reflux oe-sophagitis in an All-Ireland case-control study”.

Twitter/X handle: @AlyshaThompson1

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This webinar lasts one hour including a Live Q&A.

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