The science in 2020 supporting plant-based nutrition has been overwhelming. Sadly, the global community have not taken enough action to change our broken food system. It was a tough job, but here are my top evidence-based papers.


This week I cover vegan diets and type 2 diabetes, the impact of a plant-based meal on oxidative stress, healthy eating and aging, dairy and the increased risk of prostate cancer and the new UK undergraduate medical school nutrition curriculum.


This week I cover papers on nut consumption and weight gain, vegan versus Mediterranean diet, omega-3 fatty acids and health outcomes and meat consumption in the UK.


Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes turned out to be the best thing that happened to me.

After an annual blood check I was told that I had type 2 diabetes. Shortly after a practice nurse called to ask whether I’d be interested in a new study called the “GLoW study” GLoW (Glucose Lowering through Weight management) run by Cambridge University for newly diagnosed patients with type…


This week I cover papers on chronic pain, resistant hypertension, benefits of soya in people with type 2 diabetes, whole grains versus refined grains and an exciting new study in multiple sclerosis.


by Mick Walker and Shireen Kassam, on behalf of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK

Dear Editor,

We are writing with regard to the article by Joanna Blythman in the Observer on 26th September, titled ‘ Food myths busted : dairy, salt and steak may be good for you after all’.

The article is factually inaccurate and misinformed, to the extent that we would classify…


This week I risk fuelling the olive oil debate (!), plus studies on cognitive function, healthy diets for children and more on the climate crisis.


This week I cover papers on plant-based diets for obesity and cardiometabolic health, the impact of foods, including plant-based meats, on the gut microbiome, health outcomes for people following a healthy vegan diet and the environmental impact of animal agriculture.


I am a 59-year-old man with a lovely wife and 3 grown up children living in West Norfolk, UK, 7 miles from the coast. I feel blessed. …


Plant-based health professionals UK urge the European Commission to promote healthy, sustainable plant-based diets.

Plant Based Health Professionals UK, an organisation of over 800 health professionals, are welcoming the Commission’s aim to review the agricultural promotion policy “with a view to enhancing its contribution to sustainable production and consumption, and in line with the shift to a more plant-based diet, with less red and…

Shireen Kassam

Consultant Haematologist and Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Founder and Director of Plant-based health professionals UK.

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