Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 7pm GMT

Pointers and Pitfalls in Interpreting Nutritional Science

with Dr Shireen Kassam

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)

Why should I join this webinar?

  • Learn about the different types of nutrition studies and how they inform clinical practice
  • Understand the limitations of nutrition research
  • Recognise common pitfalls when interpreting nutrition data

Two papers are mentioned in the Q&A, links:

Pointers and Pitfalls in Interpreting Nutritional Science

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About the speaker

​Shireen is a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of patients with lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). She is also passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer.

She qualified as a medical doctor in 2000, initially training in general medicine, and gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP; 2003). She then specialised in Haematology and achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath; 2008). During training, she took time out to undertake a PhD (University of London, 2011). Her research investigated the role of selenium, an essential micronutrient, in sensitising cancer cells to chemotherapy.

Shireen discovered the power of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease in 2013 and since then has been following a whole food plant-based diet. She has immersed herself in the science of nutrition and health and completed the eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition. In 2019 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is also a certified CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) practitioner.

Shireen founded Plant Based Health Professionals UK in 2017 in order to bring evidence-based education on plant-based nutrition to the UK. Since then she has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Plant-Based Nutrition at Winchester University where she has developed and facilitates the UK’s only University-based CPD-accredited course on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals. In January 2021, Shireen co-founded and launched the UK’s first CQC registered, online, multi-disciplinary, plant-based lifestyle medicine healthcare service, Plant Based Health Online. Her first book, co-authored with her sister Zahra, was published in January 2022 and is called Eating Plant-Based,Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions.

About Eating Plant-Based, Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions 

Eating Plant-Based : Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions

Despite plant-based diets being associated with some of the best health outcomes, myths about the need for meat, dairy and eggs in the diet persist. Following a Q&A format, Shireen and Zahra Kassam, both medical doctors specialising in cancer treatment, answer all the commonly asked questions you may be concerned about when considering transitioning to a plant-based diet.

  • How will I get enough protein?
  • What about vitamin B12?
  • And calcium?
  • Is it safe for children?
  • Is soya problematic for hormones?
  • What does it mean for the planet?

Simple and straightforward answers are supported with the scientific background and references to the latest published research findings, making this book the go-to guide for questioning individuals wishing to improve their own wellbeing and for health professionals who are increasingly meeting people who have chosen a plant-based diet.

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

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