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The British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today publish decision-making guidance for doctors on clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)1 for patients who lack the capacity to consent.

  • A comprehensive review published in Annals of Medicine confirms low muscle mass is linked to an increased risk of serious health complications and decreased survival
  • Growing scientific evidence suggests muscle mass should be a key factor in evaluating a person's health status, especially if living with a chronic disease

NHS England has published guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on the prescribing of gluten-free foods in primary care in England. This follows the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) consultation outcome, to continue to allow access to gluten-free foods on prescription in England but to restrict items to gluten-free bread products and mixes only.

Public health strategies to cut sweetened drink consumption could be useful, say researchers.

Refractory coeliac disease, a deadly form of the autoimmune condition coeliac disease, receives its first dedicated support from NHS England with the setting up of a Rare Disease Collaborative Network (RDCN) to accelerate research and treatment into this life-threatening condition.

A new Cochrane Review has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has recognised the outstanding achievements of top food and nutrition students and teachers from UK schools, as well as early career and established nutrition scientists, through a series of awards presented during its Annual Day 2018.

The EFSA has launched an interactive tool that allows health professionals to make quick and easy calculations using the EFSA's dietary reference values.

Would you like to contribute to an issue of CN Magazines? During 2019, we are implementing a new series of articles into CN Magazine – The Nutrition Pathway Series!

A predominantly plant-based or vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, not least because of its potential impact on mood, suggests a systematic review of the available evidence, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

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