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NEW Updated UCLP© Resources

13/08/2018

Written by HEART UK, The Nation’s Cholesterol Charity in collaboration with seven leading health professionals. This year has seen the highly popular UCLP© consumer A5 12-page leaflet and fact sheet downloadables updated and refreshed. The UCLP© 12-page consumer leaflet Provides your patient with...

NEW Soya & Health Fact Sheets

02/08/2018

Professor Mark Messina from Loma Linda University has reviewed the latest evidence for the role of soya in a healthy balanced diet of young children and adults. His extensive review of the scientific evidence is presented in our latest fact sheets.  Both fact sheets investigate the controversies...

The BDA Leading on Sustainable Diets

01/08/2018

By Jo Lewis, BDA & Elphee Medici, Nutrilicious Introduction The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is committed to bringing sustainable diets to the top of the dietetic agenda and empower all dietitians with the ideal tools to deliver advice on sustainable eating in their day to day practice.   Current...

The SACN latest report puts a stop to the saturated fat controversies

01/08/2018

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) published its Saturated Fats and Health draft report in May after an extensive review of the data from high quality prospective cohort and randomised controlled trials.1  The consultation period closed on the 3rd July and the final report is due...

Fruit and vegetable fibre associated with improved mental health

31/07/2018

Mental health is associated with numerous lifestyle factors including physical activity, sleep, alcohol intake and the quality of the diet.  Fibre is just one of many dietary components to be investigated.  This study found that an intake of ≥21g fibre daily and specifically fibre from fruit and...

​Breast cancer survivors may benefit from consuming soya foods

31/07/2018

The WCRF continuous update programme (CUP) revised its 2014 Breast Cancer Survivors report this year.  Looking at the totality of evidence, the WCRF once again concludes that, although limited, the evidence is consistent and continuous to support a benefit for soya consumption in breast cancer survivors. ...

NEW INFOGRAPHIC: Soya drinks' nutrition contribution to the diet

30/05/2018

Available from 30th May 2018. Soya drinks are an excellent source of high quality protein and are naturally low in saturated fat.  Additionally, non-organic soya drinks, currently on the market, provide calcium as well as vitamins D and B12. Our latest infographic displays the nutrition contribution...

Plant-based Eating: the latest evidence and practice

14/05/2018

Alpro's Science and Nutrition team continues to work together with leading nutrition and health experts to review the latest scientific publications and practical implications for plant-based eating. As a result, they have recently produced three evidence-based and fully referenced fact sheets on the...

Alpro Growing Up Soya Drink 1-3+ years

11/05/2018

Alpro Growing Up Soya Drink 1-3+ has been formulated to better meet the specific nutrient needs of young children. The first of its kind, Alpro Soya 1-3+ is suitable as a main milk drink for children 1 year onwards and, as it is 100% plant-based, ideal for those following a dairy-free diet whether they...

SACN links Mediterranean-style diets to better mental well-being.

10/04/2018

The extensive review of the literature by the SACN highlights that population groups following a plant-based Mediterranean diet have a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementias.  The link to specific foods or nutrients could not be determined.   This adds another reason for health professionals...

Going plant-based to power sports performance.

10/04/2018

Whether you are training for fitness or taking part in competitive sport, there is overwhelming evidence that nutrition can improve your performance and help you recover more efficiently1. When healthy balanced choices are made, a plant-based diet can easily meet the nutritional needs to support any...

Eatwell guide: plant powering dietary guidelines.

23/03/2018

2018 is the year for plant power driven by government, health organisation and growing consumer demand.   The latest government dietary guidelines, the Eatwell guide, came with significant changes and a clear message that our intake of meat and animal products needs to be reduced whilst healthful plant...

The role of plant-based drinks in the British and Irish diet.

24/01/2018

by Vanessa Clarkson, RD RNutr Introduction Soya and other plant-based drinks made from nuts, seeds and grains have been used for centuries in many traditional cultures, but relatively recent commercialisation over the past 50 years has seen their consumption grow exponentially.1,2 This growth comes...

​Fat vs carbs: a false dichotomy? The science behind the media storm

24/01/2018

by Claire Baseley, RNutr   Recent headlines have declared “Butter is back” and portrayed sugar as “Public enemy number one”.  Some doctors and academics have gone as far as saying that new evidence now challenges current dietary guidelines and that these should now be changed to recommend...

Coconut oil in the headlines again

24/01/2018

Dr Michael Mosley has started 2018 with a controversial bang.  His new BBC show – Trust Me I’m a Doctor – has fuelled the saturated fat debate yet again by hailing coconut oil as possibly heart health friendly1. This is based on a small study of 94 volunteers randomised to add to their usual...

Plant-based eating could save the UK economy in excess of £5 billion

24/01/2018

New research published online in the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Nutrition estimates over £5 billion savings for the UK if just 10% of the population were to embrace plant-based eating: a diet dominated by, but not exclusively based on, plant foods.   The study compared the potential health...

NEW Nov 2017: Fibre & Health Fact Sheet

15/11/2017

by Dr Megan Rossi & Dr Eirini Dimidi, KCL In light of the new 2016 increased fibre recommendations, dietitians and researchers Dr Rossi and Dr Dimidi from KCL provide us with a comprehensive update on dietary fibre to help guide recommendations in practice, including the different types, mechanisms...

Obesity driving type 2 diabetes in under 25 year olds and pre-school children

04/09/2017

According to figures from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, type 2 diabetes in under 25 year olds has seen a 14% increase between 2014/15 and 2015/16.  78.5% of those diagnosed were classified as obese and more worryingly, five and nine year olds were also diagnosed with the lifesyle-related...

Understanding the influence of portion size on consumer behaviour

31/08/2017

by Bridget Benelam, Nutrition Communications Manager, British Nutrition foundation This article summarises the outcomes of a conference held at the University of Liverpool on 20th January 2017, which brought together a number of researchers to review a range of issues in relation to the effect that...

Plant Food Sources of Protein for Optimum Health & Muscle Status

31/08/2017

By Vanessa Clarkson, RNutr Following the growing recognition of the health and environmental benefits of including more plant foods in the diet, Public Health England’s latest dietary guidelines put plant proteins ahead of animal proteins for the first time. The protein group is now called ‘beans,...

Fat and fit: not so for heart health

31/08/2017

Findings from the EPIC 10-European countries cohort study have now confirmed, that despite some overweight / obese individuals free from metabolic biomarkers for coronary heart disease (CHD) e.g. elevated blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and high waist circumference, they were still at significantly...