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The role of red meat in a balanced diet

A new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by Dr Carrie Ruxton has been published today in the Nursing Standard for health professionals to consider the role of red meat in a healthy, balanced diet and to discuss the evidence and associations with health outcomes.

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Red meat and type 2 diabetes

Harvard School of Public Health released new research today suggesting that the consumption of processed red meat increases the risk of type II diabetes (10th August 2011)(1).

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Mediterranean diet could add 15 years to your life

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) released new research today saying following a Mediterranean diet could add 15 years to your life (3rd August 2011)(1). Dr Carrie Ruxton, a dietitian and member of the Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) commented: “Th...

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UK women's cancer rates highest in Europe

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) released new research today revealing that women’s cancer rates are higher in Britain compared with the rest of Europe (1st August 2011)(1). Dr Carrie Ruxton, a dietitian and member of the Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) said: &ld...

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Expert comment on the increase in bowel cancer cases

Cancer Research UK released new statistics yesterday revealing a man’s risk of bowel cancer has doubled since the 1970s (27th July 2011)(1). Dr Carrie Ruxton, member of the Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) said: “While bowel cancer cases in men have doubled, ...

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Meat Advisory Panel's comment on teenage girls risking health

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New government data(1) has shown a substantial proportion of girls aged 11-18 years are risking their health wi...

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Teenage girls risking health by not consuming enough vitamins and minerals

New government data(1) has shown a substantial proportion of girls aged 11-18 years are risking their health with intake of minerals well below the Lower Reference Nutrient Intake (LRNI), together with consuming low levels of vitamins. The National Diet and Nu...

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Red meat and bowel cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund recently released a review of the evidence on colorectal cancer (CRC) (23 May 2011). Mr Roger Leicester, specialist in colorectal cancer and endoscopy and member of MAP, said: “The updated WCRF review of the evidence on colorect...

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Different food groups and weight management

A US survey was published this week (23rd June 2011) in the New England Journal of Medicine reporting associations between different groups of foods and changes in body weight over a 4 year period. Eating extra fries was associated with the largest weight gain; 0.8lb (0.4kg) p...

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Red meat and cancer

A report on bowel cancer was released today (23 May 2011) by the World Cancer Research Fund. Maureen Strong, senior nutritionist with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, said: “The updated WCRF review of the evidence on colorectal cancer appe...

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