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Scientific Updates

Concise and fully referenced summaries of key publications and reports on all matters relating to food systems and dietary behaviour for optimum human and planetary health. Topics include environment, sustainability, health, food-based dietary guidelines, nutritional adequacy, soya and changing behaviour.

Scientific Updates

Concise and fully referenced summaries of key publications and reports on all matters relating to food systems and dietary behaviour for optimum human and planetary health. Topics include environment, sustainability, health, food-based dietary guidelines, nutritional adequacy, soya and changing behaviour.

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13 June 2022

Why consider soya alternatives to dairy and meat: building a healthy sustainable diet

Part one of three free webinars on soya and health – watch international expert speakers present the latest science...

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Original research
27 May 2022

Labelling soya foods as ultra-processed is unhelpful

Despite their classification as UPFs, soya-based meat and dairy alternatives can be part of a healthy balanced and ...

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Review
Expert opinion
18 March 2022

Interaction of plant-based diets and gut microbiota

A fully referenced in-depth exploration of how plant-based diets impact on the gut microbiota....

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Original research
17 March 2022

Intake of micronutrients and fatty acids of vegetarian, vegan, and omnivorous children

Children following vegan and vegetarian diets have good intakes of many micronutrients and essential fatty acids....

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Review
11 March 2022

Soya and heart health

Soya supports heart health through its beneficial impact on various cardiometabolic markers including cholesterol-l...

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Review
09 March 2022

Plant-based eating and healthy ageing

Plant-based diets can support healthy ageing by reducing the risk of chronic disease and premature mortality in old...

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Review
09 March 2022

Plant-based diets and cancer

Experts state that adopting a healthful plant-based diet and limiting alcohol intake is the best way to reduce the ...

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Review
08 March 2022

Plant-based eating and weight management

Adopting a diet based on healthful plant foods supports weight management over time and is an effective strategy fo...

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Review
22 February 2022

Soya food and health – an overview

Soya consumption is associated with overall improved cardiometabolic and other chronic disease outcomes....

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Review
18 February 2022

Soya foods get the all the clear for breast cancer

Systematic reviews provide reassurance for women with breast cancer wishing to consume soya foods....

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Review
11 February 2022

Plant-based eating and carbon footprint

According to current research, a plant-based diet with lower amounts of animal-based foods is associated with a low...

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Review
09 February 2022

The saturated fat debate

The scientific evidence is stronger than ever that replacing saturated fat with poly-unsaturated fat improves lipid...

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Expert opinion
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09 February 2022

Changing behaviour: from policy to table - moving the dial towards healthy sustainable diets

The proceedings of the half-day e-symposium with international experts exploring policies and scientific insights i...

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Original research
24 January 2022

Soya protein is effective for building muscle mass and strength

Study demonstrates that soya protein is equally effective as whey protein for building muscle mass and strength....

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Review
24 January 2022

Plant-based eating and diabetes

Plant-based dietary patterns with reduced animal-based protein consumption, are helpful in preventing and treating ...

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Review
20 January 2022

Plant-based eating and cholesterol

Concise scientific review demonstrates a strong cholesterol-lowering effect of plant-based dietary patterns and spe...

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Expert opinion
10 June 2021

Reversing fatty liver disease with healthy lifestyle

In this Alpro Foundation report, a group of four clinicians explain the role of lifestyle in the development and tr...

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Expert opinion
21 April 2021

Reversing the nitrogen crisis with sustainable diets report

What is the Nitrogen crisis impact on both the environment and human health and how to reverse?...

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Expert opinion
Review
17 September 2020

Plant-based eating and cardiometabolic health

This scientific update is dedicated to different plant-based eating patterns and some specific plant-based foods an...

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Expert opinion
22 April 2020

Sustainable diets for better human and planetary health

A 2019 comprehensive review of the evidence for sustainable dietary food systems: the what and the how – available ...

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Original research
20 January 2020

The healthiness and sustainability of national and global food based dietary guidelines

National dietary guidelines would be more sustainable for both planet and health, if they were closer to the plant-...

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11 June 2019

Healthful plant-based eating is associated with lower adiposity and inflammation

Adherence to a healthful plant-based diet is favourably associated with lower concentrations of biomarkers for adi...

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Original research
23 May 2019

Meta-analysis confirms soya protein's cholesterol - lowering effect

46 randomised trials demonstrate that soya food can significantly lower total and LDL cholesterol....

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Original research
05 November 2018

The muscle power of soya protein

Meta-analysis concludes soya protein alongside resistance training is effective for building muscle strength....

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Review
18 October 2018

Which dietary changes are critical to reduce our environmental burden?

Two internationally influential publications which underpin global sustainable dietary guidelines....

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Original research
17 January 2017

Eat Lancet’s Planetary Health Diets: Plant-based food as part of the solution

The leading recommendations for global sustainable food systems: substantial shifts towards flexitarian plant-based...

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Expert opinion
22 December 2015

The Plant-based Plan: 10 scientific reasons for plant-based eating

The Plant-based Plan is an essential read for anyone interested in how plant-based foods and dietary patterns can p...

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