June 2021

Healthy Lifestyle Recipes: Hands-on Activity

For our Diet and Nutrition month hands-on activity we have teamed up with the fantastic Lily Kate Kitchen who has created some vibrant and delicious recipes for you to try out at home! These four recipes are complementary to the diets we explored the science of in our Lifestyle-Based Diet blog, check it out here if you missed it. The recipes are quick and simple to rustle up for a healthy and hearty dinner, we hope you enjoy! If you loved Lily Kate Kitchen‘s recipes, she has lots of other fantastic meal ideas on her Instagram – check them out… Read More »Healthy Lifestyle Recipes: Hands-on Activity

Live Talk | Healthy Living in Young Women to Prevent Breast Cancer | 18:30 (UK time), 22nd June 2021.

Mary Pegington – Research Dietician at The University of Manchester. LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 22 June 2021.  In this session Mary will discuss the current rates of breast cancer in the UK and what we know about the many different things that can increase risk of developing breast cancer.  Mary will focus on the main lifestyle risk factors that she deals with in her research: weight, alcohol, exercise and smoking, and will talk about how her group’s research is involving young women who are at increased risk of developing the disease in designing an intervention to engage them in healthy living, to reduce their future risk.… Read More »Live Talk | Healthy Living in Young Women to Prevent Breast Cancer | 18:30 (UK time), 22nd June 2021.

LIVE Q&A | Investigating the Nutritional Profile of Fermented Foods | 18:30 (UK time), 14 June 2021.

Liam Walsh – Teagasc, in association with APC Microbiome Ireland. LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 14 June 2021. Summary: Liam’s research focuses on the use of multi-omic approaches, to study the microbial community and nutritional profile of kefir, a fermented milk beverage with potential health promoting properties. His research aims to understand, at a system level, what microorganisms and their by-products are present in kefir over the course of 24 hours and how they function and interact. The final goal of the project is to improve the fermentation process and assess the impact of kefir, on host health. Liam… Read More »LIVE Q&A | Investigating the Nutritional Profile of Fermented Foods | 18:30 (UK time), 14 June 2021.

The Science of Lifestyle-Based Diets Blog

For LIVE with Scientists’ Diet and Nutrition month, we wanted to explore the science behind four lifestyle-based diets commonly mentioned in the media. Below we discuss some of the research and studies investigating the health benefits of a Mediterranean, Vegan, Ketogenic and Gluten-Free diet. It is advisable to consult with a medical specialist before making drastic changes to your diet. Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet is often mentioned in news articles and TV shows in association with healthy living, but what is a Mediterranean diet? In short, the Mediterranean diet is based on the eating habits and traditional foods of the… Read More »The Science of Lifestyle-Based Diets Blog