Summer 2021
The Nutrition Society ’s 80th Anniversary edition, including a new Honorary Fellow; the inaugural winner of the Widdowson Award; and more…gazette_summer_2021_hr.pdfWeight: 0 (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 12, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lauren Brassaw Source Type: news

SACN report on Lower Carbohydrate Diets for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
A new report, by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and co-badged with Diabetes UK, has reviewed the evidence on lower carbohydrate for adults with type 2 diabetes. The report compares the effects of lower with higher carbohydrate diets on weight, blood sugar management, blood fats and medication use. The conclusions and recommendations of the report are based on a robust assessment of the evidence from randomised controlled trials.SACN has concluded that:For adults living with type 2 diabetes and overweight or obesity, there are beneficial effects of a lower carbohydrate diet for up to six months for so...
Source: The Nutrition Society - June 8, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lulu Yacob Source Type: news

The metabolic and molecular regulation of physical activity and nutrition in skeletal muscle, in relation to ageing
Increases in muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and decreases in muscle protein breakdown (MPB) associated with food-intake are fundamental processes underlying day-to-day skeletal muscle maintenance. Increasing circulatory essential amino acids (EAA) through oral intake/I.V infusions of free-amino acids, or ingestion of dietary proteins, stimulates skeletal muscle anabolism. Yet, crucially, while physical activity enhances anabolic responses to nutrition; inactivity and chronological ageing impair them. It is crucial in the many scenarios of muscle wasting (e.g. cancer, ageing, organ failure, trauma), nutrition/physical activ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - June 1, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lulu Yacob Source Type: news

Volunteer Opportunity: Board Members Required For New Nutrition Science Advisory Board
The Nutrition Society  is partnering with the International Food Information Service (IFIS) to promote the use of high-quality nutritional science. IFIS is an educational charity founded 52 years ago by various food-related industry bodies.  The Society/IFIS partnership involves:Developing an authoritative database of nutritional scienceProviding training for nutrition students and early career researchers on how to access and use high quality science.Full details of the partnership can be found in this  briefing document An Advisory Board, comprised of members of the Society, is being formed to provide...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 12, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Intensive care nutrition - Muscle wasting in the critically ill patient: implications for nutritional interventions
Nutrition has always been a crucial part of the care package delivered in Intensive Care Units (ICU), to provide patients with the best opportunity to recover from serious injury or illness. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight has been on these units more than ever, and the roles of the multidisciplinary team.Join Dr  Zudin Puthucheary as he discusses the nutritional interventions used in ICU, particularly in preventing muscle wasting in those critically ill. The unique setting of ICU has implications for nutritional interventions which are unique. Dr Puthucheary will discuss these implications and the tec...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 27, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lulu Yacob Source Type: news

Nutrition and Inflammatory Skin Disease- current understanding and future perspectives
This webinar will cover the evidence basis for the role of nutrition in inflammatory skin disease. From epidemiological studies to interventional trials, what is the evidence for and against dietary modifications in the treatment of Acne, Psoriasis and Atopic Eczema. We will also explore our current understanding of the role of the gut microbiome and its contribution to inflammatory skin disease and its potential as a therapeutic target. Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 -12:00 to13:00United Kingdom (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lulu Yacob Source Type: news

Obesity and influenza vaccinations: Lessons learned for COVID-19
Individuals with obesity are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality from both influenza virus infections and COVID-19. Both influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the viral agent of COVID-19, are respiratory viruses, and the immune response to the infection is similar for both viruses. Using both pre-clinical animal models and clinical research studies with influenza vaccination, we have found significant influenza-specific immune dysfunction with obesity. This immune impairment results in adults with obesity being 2X more likely to develop influenza, despite vaccination. Mechanistically, the impairment is likely related to metab...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 22, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lulu Yacob Source Type: news

Theme Lead Restructure
 Following a review of the structure of the scientific Themes, a revised model has been agreed by the Trustees. The current structure has been expanded tofourThemes to better support the membership and recognise emerging areas of nutrition research. The Themes will   be supported through'Theme Teams'and'Special Interest Groups'(SIGs).  Each Theme will be led by an appointed Theme Lead.The Themes exist to promote and support the advancement of nutritional science.  The revised structure will support member focused interests, representing a more balanced portfolio and constituency between ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Theme Lead Restructure and Vacancy for Food Systems Theme Lead
Theme Lead Restructure  Following a review of the structure of the scientific Themes, a revised model has been agreed by the Trustees. The current structure has been expanded tofourThemes to better support the membership and recognise emerging areas of nutrition research. The Themes will   be supported through'Theme Teams'and'Special Interest Groups'(SIGs).  Each Theme will be led by an appointed Theme Lead.The Themes exist to promote and support the advancement of nutritional science.  The revised structure will support member focused interests, representing a more balanced portfolio and...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Theme Lead Restructure and New Positions Available
Theme Lead Restructure  Following a review of the structure of the scientific Themes, a revised model has been agreed by the Trustees. The current structure has been expanded tofourThemes to better support the membership and recognise emerging areas of nutrition research. The Themes will   be supported through'Theme Teams'and'Special Interest Groups'(SIGs).  Each Theme will be led by an appointed Theme Lead.The Themes exist to promote and support the advancement of nutritional science.  The revised structure will support member focused interests, representing a more balanced portfolio and...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Summer Conference: Nutrition in a changing world - online
Registration for the Summer Conference 2021 will open soon.  This page is specifically for online attendees.This conference is currently planned to go ahead as a hybrid  event allowing delegated to choose to attend in-person or online. Government guidance will be monitored closely. The final decision on whether to progress as an in-person conference will be made on 15 April 2021. About the Conference  The Summer Conference 2021  will encompass the challenges for nutrition professionals and nutrition research in the changing world. Delegates attending the conference will have opp...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 18, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

Summer Conference: Nutrition in a changing world
Registration for the Summer Conference 2021 is now open. This page is specifically for in-person  attendance.This conference is currently planned to go ahead as a hybrid  event allowing delegates to choose to attend in-person or online. Government guidance will be monitored closely. The final decision on whether to progress as an in-person conference will be made on 15 April 2021.  About the Conference  The Conference will discuss the challenges for nutrition professionals and nutrition research in the changing world.  Delegates attending the conference will have opportunities to le...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 17, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

Update from the Society President, Professor Julie Lovegrove on the latest Trustee meeting - January 2021
A Happy New Year to all.The Trustees met yesterday (28  January) for their first meeting of 2021. We felt it would be appropriate to update members on the early plans we have for the year ahead, which initially will see a continuation of the need for a flexible approach to planning our scientific meetings, whilst remaining as proactive as is feasibly p ossible.Firstly, the trustees reviewed the financial position of the Society, and I am pleased to report we have entered 2021 in good order, despite the many challenges of 2020. However, the trustees approved a prudent budget for 2021, and also reviewed a longer-term bu...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 29, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Winter 2020
In this issue:  A busy year for the Society’s journals; 2021 Conference Programme; healthy and sustainable diets in wake of COVID-19, and much more.final_high_res_38971_ns_gazette_winter_2020_stg6_aw_hr.pdfWeight: 0 (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 26, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lauren Brassaw Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2021: Gut microbiome and health
The Conference will be online. Registration is now open.Call for abstracts will open between 7 - 29 January 2021.The gastrointestinal tract is amongst the most densely populated ecosystems on earth, home to an abundant and diverse collection of microbial species, not just bacteria but also Archaea, viruses, fungi etc. Significant interest in this area has been sparked in recent years by an appreciation of the importance of the gut microbiota in the health of the host, and this has led to the microbiome of humans and animals being investigated in depth. Studies have drawn links between host nutrition, the gut microbiota and...
Source: The Nutrition Society - December 16, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

The Obesity Series
The NSTA's obesity series provides a more  in-depth overview of the increasing issue of obesity not only in the UK, but globally. This 6 part series provides an opportunity to hear from leading experts in their respective areas of obesity research. From childhood obesity, through to the effects of obesity on ageing, whilst also debating whether society or the individual is responsible for the issue of obesity, and essentially what needs to be done to reduce the increasing prevalence including lectures from: -  Childhood Obesity: How do we tackle the major public health issue?, Dr Laura St...
Source: The Nutrition Society - December 8, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Obesity and the ageing brain: what are the risks?
The relationship between obesity and cognitive function is becoming clearer. Mid-life obesity has been cited as a significant risk factor for Alzheimer ’s disease and vascular dementia in later life and this risk is reported to be independent of comorbidities. Obesity is however, associated with many comorbidities known to adversely impact cognitive function such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes has been associated with impairments across a wide range of cognitive domains. Studies in impaired glucose tolerance suggest that pre-diabetes af...
Source: The Nutrition Society - November 10, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

New obesity plans: what needs to be done?
Obesity is a major public health and societal issue, with two- thirds  of adults above a healthy weight and 1 in 3 children being overweight when they leave primary school. Not only this, but the highest prevelance of obesity is amongst those living with socio-economic difficulties. These staggering statistics have been brought further to the forefront of public h ealth concerns since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. There has been a noteable increase in hospitalisations of those that have contracted the virus and are obese, as well as those in ethnic minorities and those living in deprived areas.&n...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 29, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Obesity world-wide. What can be done, and where does responsibility lie – with individuals or society?
Increasing prevalence of obesity is a global issue. Flow-on consequences are significant and multi-sector, with a current example being the worse health outcomes of COVID-19 infection in obese individuals.Multiple approaches to reduce obesity have been considered, trialed and/or implemented with variable success. Unfortunately, there is limited evidence of overall impact of these approaches to reduce rates of obesity.This lecture will explore a range of “anti-obesity” approaches including those where the responsibility lies with individuals, through to more societal or global measures. Pros and cons of various ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 29, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Interpretation of observational studies: the good, the bad and the sensational
The increasing cost of research, and pressure on academics to raise their profile, may be contributing factors in the large number of observational studies reported in sensational ways by mass media. Headlines blaming individual foods or nutrients for chronic diseases or, in contrast, implying that eating a particular food could prolong life or drastically cut disease risk, seem all too common yet could be misleading to the consumer thanks to reporting of relative, rather than absolute, risk.In addition, due to the popularity of ‘multiple hit’ statistical analyses or using observational datasets to answer resea...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 28, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

Low carbohydrate and type 2 diabetes: is lower always better?
It seems that there is a constant debate, even argument about the role of carbohydrate in the diet. This is even more the case when it comes to managing diabetes. Increasingly people living with diabetes are taking to online forums to explore different approaches to managing their conditions and for some finding low carbohydrate diets provide a very tolerable and effective solution. However, this dietary strategy may appear to conflict with the ideas of the EatWell Guide, leading to debate and confusion amongst both the public and health professionals.In this webinar, the history of dietary approaches and recommendations i...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 8, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome: Can it really affect our health?
If the Gut Microbiome is a topic of interest, read the first articles in the Society's new Journal,Gut Microbiome.  Soon after birth, the human intestine starts to get colonised by an increasing number of bacteria, viruses and fungi, collectively called the microbiota. In adulthood, each person has its own specific microbiota that remains more or less stable as long as environmental factors like food and drugs intake remain constant. The microbiota and its host have a symbiotic relationship which means that both parties benefit from the presence of the other. The host provides a favourable environment for the bacteria...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 3, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity: How do we tackle the major public health issue?
Childhood obesity and weight management are a major public health and societal issue. This webinar will look at current prevalence figures in the UK and the relationship with socio-economic status. The presentation will consider the obesogenic environment, the wider context of prevention and briefly touch on local strategies on delivering a whole systems approach.  The webinar will explore the evidence on weight management with a nod to recent Cochrane reviews. Then it will take a practical meander through what a childhood weight management programme could and should look like, keeping in mind stigma and trauma. From ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Supporting teenagers living with Obesity
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a resurregence of the importance of tackling the Obesity crisis from the Government. However,  Obesity has long been a significant problem to the UK and global populations and is not just prevalent within adults, worringly the Obesity crisis is inclusive to children and adolescents. In this webinar,'Supporting teenagers living with Obesity', Professor Paul Gatelly  explore the wide range of challenges faced by teenagers living with obesity and the prevention and treatment efforts that have been planned or undertaken in the UK.Wednesday, 23 Septe...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Statistics for nutrition research - SPSS
This 90 minute webinar will see Dr Keren Papier utilsing SPSS software to  cover and explain: -An Introduction to basic statistical concepts and tests-Study design and sampling-Data handling-Data analysis and model selection-Other concepts  The webinar will not see any live demonstrations delivered, instead screen shot images from pre-completed demonstrations will be utilised to ensure that all topics can be covered within the 90 minutes.  Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 12:00 toThursday, 31 December, 2020 - 20:30United Kingdom (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 4, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Food allergy: What ’s on the horizon?
The current COVID-19 emergency has changed so much for those living with the risk of food hypersensitivity – allergy, intolerance and coeliac disease. Pre COVID-19, many initiatives to support those with food hypersensitivity had been gathering momentum: a significant change in food information law for foods prepared and packed on site, some key court cases and an underlying recognition of the exceptional risks, particularly from allergens such as milk and sesameWhilst about half of our food pre-lockdown was prepared and served for us though pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools, workplaces and many other catering ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 23, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Nutrition Society Live 2020
Nutrition Society Live is a new, unique ‘virtual’ nutritional science event led by theNutrition Society Training Academy (NSTA)  and  designed around current and emerging areas of nutrition research.  Nutrition Society Live will  combine lectures, NSTA workshops, virtual abstract presentations and interactive networking opportunities to create a platform for disseminating cutting-edge nutritional science and a space for building relationships. This online event will take place on the 14 and 15 July 2020 and is open to a global audience as part of the S...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 20, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Sugar, Fat, Alcohol … What’s Worse for the Liver?
This webinar will investigate the increasing mortality rates of liver disease in the UK associated with obesity and the excess consumption of alcohol. It will give an overview of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is now the most common  of liver disease affecting an estimated 25-30% of adults and 10% of children in the UK and worldwide. Both NAFLD and alcohol-related fatty liver can progress to severe liver disease including fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The roles of genetics, obesity and dietary patterns i n the development and progression of liver disease will be dis...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Introduction to Human Nutrition Webinar Series
The Nutrition Society's  Introduction to Human Nutritiontextbook  is a leading title for students of nutrition and dietitics, outlining the basic foundations for the study of human nutrition. Following its third edition publication, the NSTA has produced a 5 part webinar series to support its content and provide an additional source of learning. The aim of the Introduction to Human Nutrition Webinar Series is to engage those audiences that are looking to enter into the field of nutrition science as an undergraduate, or transferring from a different field into nutrition as a postgraduate subject. Th...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 2, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

University Ambassador List 2020
Attachments: student_university_ambassador_list_2020.pdfReview Date: Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 10, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Winter Conference Live 2020
The Winter Conference 2020 will now take place online. Registration is now open.This conference had been scheduled to be held at the Royal Society. Although several speakers had agreed to attend in person, the Science Committee have decided to proceed with the conference purely as an ‘online’ event. The format will broadly follow that used for the highly successful Nutrition Society Live event held in July.Conference TopicThe topic of the conference is: Micronutrient malnutrition across the life course, sarcopenia and frailtyMicronutrient malnutrition, the deficiency of vitamins and minerals, is an issue across...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 22, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2020: Micronutrient malnutrition across the life course, sarcopenia and frailty
Update: 11 September 2020The Society is running a quick survey and would appreciate five minutes of your time.  The Winter Conference 2020 is still planned to go ahead.  If it can go ahead as a face-to-face for a smaller audience, with live screening as a hybrid, would you be willing to attend the face-to-face?Please respond via theTwitter orLinkedin poll The Winter Conference 2020 is still planned to go ahead. We are exploring the option of a hybrid conference with a smaller face-to-face element and live streaming.However, if the hybrid cannot be achieved, the conference will be online, using the same succe...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 22, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Fats forwards – exploring the use of fats in our foods, today and beyond.
A report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on the role of saturated fats in health concluded there's no need to change current advice; we should be following dietary patterns that are lower in saturated fats, and opting for foods that have a higher proportion of   unsaturated fats.Food manufacturers, suppliers and caterers have a particular responsibility in helping people to do this, but how can they lower saturated fats within the food chain, and what implications may this have for health?BNF  is delighted to welcome nutrition experts to discuss our fat intake, what fats are in ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 16, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Fats forwards – exploring the use of fats in our foods, today and beyond.
A report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on the role of saturated fats in health concluded there's no need to change current advice; we should be following dietary patterns that are lower in saturated fats, and opting for foods that have a higher proportion of   unsaturated fats.Food manufacturers, suppliers and caterers have a particular responsibility in helping people to do this, but how can they lower saturated fats within the food chain, and what implications may this have for health?BNF is delighted to welcome nutrition experts to discuss our fat intake, what fats are in our fo...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Nutrition Futures Live 2020
Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Society has made the decision to change this year ’s Nutrition Futures conference to an online event. Nutrition Futures Live 2020 will be a diverse and interactive experience for all nutrition science students and graduates  or perspective students intending to study food and nutrition and dietetics related subjects, created by the Nutrition Society Student Section in partnership with Coventry University.Attendees will have the opportunity to develop essential skills to help build their career from learning how to effectively communicat...
Source: The Nutrition Society - December 6, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Behaviour change and food – perspectives from an interested non-expert
Behaviour change approaches are being increasingly utilised to support populations towards healthier diets in order to improve the health of nations and reduce ill health. This 60 minute webinar led by Professor Louis Levy, will use evidence from both published and grey literature to consider learning from the perspective of an interested but non-expert (ie the facilitator).The webinar will consider  different theories and strategies of behaviour change as well as impact and unintended consequences, with the aim of providing a realistic but pragmatic view of behaviour change and the food/drink environment.Thursda...
Source: The Nutrition Society - November 14, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

New Academy of Nutrition Sciences launched
TheAssociation for Nutrition (AfN),British Dietetic Association(BDA),British Nutrition Foundation(BNF) and Nutrition Society (NS) have today (15 October 2019) launched the Academy of Nutrition Sciences (ANS), a new charitable organisation which aims to provide a powerful and unified voice to promote evidence-based nutrition science.The formation of the Academy of Nutrition Sciences has been announced at the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) European Nutrition Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The announcement was made by Professor Harry McArdle, Emeritus Professor at the Rowett Institute University of Aberdeen...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 15, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Rebecca Tobi Source Type: news

Application of stable isotope techniques in Human Nutrition Research
The topic is of direct relevance to The Nutrition Society ’s Whole Body Metabolism theme which supports and enables the application of whole body metabolism approaches to the study of nutrition. However, the topic will also cover cell models of human nutrition and therefore overlaps with the ‘Cellular and Molecular Nutrition’ theme. The meeting aims to highlight recent research that have used stable isotope tracer techniques. Such studies have irrefutably shaped our current understanding of in vivo metabolism and yet remain a bit of a mystery to many.This programme will aim to de-mystify their use both un...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 11, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Irish Section Postgraduate Conference 2020
The Nutrition Society Irish Section are delighted to host  the 29th Irish Section Postgraduate Conference in the Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown, Ireland.  This interactive and diverse conference has been designed specifically to provide postgraduate students with a platform to share current research with peers and colleagues and network with the wider nutr ition community.  Students will also have the chance to attend career talks given by guest speakers and build their professional skills. The programme will be complimented by social functions including ice breakers and a conference gala dinner. The socia...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 11, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Iodine supplementation in pregnancy – international recommendations and the evidence base
This 60 minute webinar, by Dr Sarah Bath from the University of Surrey, will cover the role of iodine supplements, rather than diet, in meeting recommendations during pregnancy. It is well known that adequate iodine intake is essential in pregnancy for correct brain development, but the role of iodine supplements is less clear. In some countries there are official recommendations for women to take iodine-containing supplements during pregnancy, but that is not the case in many countries (including in the UK). The webinar will cover the variation in international policies on iodine supplementation and will review the curren...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 30, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Omega-3's: A place in performance sport?
This webinar aims to critically  evaluate the scientific literature that examines the role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFA) in improving athlete performance. Specifically, the contexts of promoting muscle adaptation, energy metabolism, muscle recovery and injury prevention (e.g. muscle loss during immobilisation, or concussion) will be discussed. In brief, this webinar argues that n-3PUFA ingestion may have benefits in promoting recovery from muscle damaging exercise and improving endurance capacity by reducing the oxygen cost of exercise. Although there is insufficient evidence to suppo...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 18, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

SACN's'Saturated fats and health' Report
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has now published their comprehensive review of the evidence onsaturated fats and health.  SACN have reviewed the considerable body of evidence published since the last review of the scientific evidence by the UK’s Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy in 1994.Based on 47 systematic reviews and meta-analyses, SACN has concluded that:higher saturated fat consumption is linked to raised blood cholesterolhigher intakes of saturated fat are associated with increased risk of heart disease andsaturated fats should be swapped with unsaturated fat...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 25, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Ideas for Careers
Students, graduates and early career researchers  attending FENS 2019 are invited to join the Nutrition Society Training Academy's (NSTA)  ‘Ideas for Careers’ workshop, which  will immediately follow the Society's Student Section session at FENS 2019 (17th October). ‘Ideas for Careers’ will provide  an excellent networking opportunity for attendees to engage with experts from various areas of nutrition; industry, freelance, clinical and academia.This relaxed 30 minute  workshop, with an offering of complimentary refreshments, will...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Environmentally sustainable diets- opportunities for nutrition professionals
During this 60 minute webinar, Dr Clare Pettinger and Dr Pamela Mason will explore opportunities for nutrition professionals surrounding  environmentally sustainble diets. Dr Pamela Mason will first set the environmental context, i.e. the impact of the diet on GHG's, carbon; water soil and land. Dr Mason will provide evidence to show how dietary change can potentially improve environmental impact, and assess what other countries are doing to date.  Dr Clare Pettinger will then introduce the more practical aspects of the topic and how nutritional professionals can better engage and contribute to sustainable diets....
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 3, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2019: Diet and Digestive Disease
The Winter Conference this year  will be in collaboration with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN).Interaction between diets, nutrients and the host in the promotion of systemic health is wholly dependent upon effective digestive function. Perturbation of digestive function associates with a range of pathobiologies, but dysfunction may have systemic sequelae. The gut is exquisitely sensitive and senses the nutritional status of the lumen, however the full extent of sensing is still being discovered and its functions remain opa...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 14, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Annual Charity Meeting (ACM) and presentation of the Gowland Hopkins award
All members of the Nutrition Society are welcome to attend the Nutrition Society  Annual Charity Meeting (ACM).  This meeting will provide members an update about the Society from presenting a financial overview of the Society’s accounts from 2018 – 2019 to updating members with the latest activities and initiatives the Society is planning or involved with.  The meeting w ill be hosted by the Society's President, Professor Philip Calder and the Trustees (traditionally known as Honorary Officers).   The meeting provides members an opportunity to ask the Society’s President and Trustees ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guildford Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC)
Discussion and engagement with the latest research papersDevelopment of critical appraisal skillsThe interpretation and communication of research findings.Next Journal ClubThe April club will be led by Dr Wendy Hall. The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month:Estimating children ’s food portion sizes: does it make a difference whether the evaluator is a parent or an early educator? Please take the time to read the paper before the club, to maximise your engagement opportunity. To support you in thinking about what questions to ask, you may find theCASP checklists useful, which provide checklists for each study design. ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Carbohydrate quality and health (pre-record)
During the webinar, Professor Chris Seal will discuss the different forms and types of carbohydrate in foods, ranging from different types of starches, dietary fibre, small oligosaccharides and free sugars.   Does it matter which types of carbohydrate we consume and which should we avoid?  How can we improve diet, especially fibre intake, by changing the types of carbohydrate we consume (e.g. switching from refined grain foods to whole-grain foods)?Participation Timings  Due to the wide success of the original webinar broadcast, there is an opportunity to register to participate in a simulated...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Carbohydrate quality and health (pre-recorded webinar)
During the webinar, Professor Chris Seal will discuss the different forms and types of carbohydrate in foods, ranging from different types of starches, dietary fibre, small oligosaccharides and free sugars.   Does it matter which types of carbohydrate we consume and which should we avoid?  How can we improve diet, especially fibre intake, by changing the types of carbohydrate we consume (e.g. switching from refined grain foods to whole-grain foods)?Participation Timings  Due to the wide success of the original webinar broadcast, there is an opportunity to register to participate in a simulated...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2019: Inter-individual differences in the nutrition response: from research to recommendations
Discussion13:00  Lunch13:30The Nutrition Society Scottish Section Annual General Meeting (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 12, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news