Nutrition Evidence will provide you with nutrition and lifestyle medicine focused research, so you don’t need to sift through irrelevant papers. It is all relevant!
You can run searches using pathophysiological reasoning to inform your clinical practice. This is unique! You search by area of dysfunction, for example digestion, type of intervention, for example nutrition and type of research, for example RCT, and get a short list of targeted, science-informed papers to read.
It is a one-stop platform for nutrition and lifestyle medicine information and is constantly growing. You can read the latest scientific journal articles, listen to podcasts, read blog posts and search for guidelines, product monographs and more.
Be specific. The more terms you enter, the narrower your search will be and fewer irrelevant results you will retrieve. Do not use punctuation.
Yes, you can use the AND, OR and NOT operators. Some examples are given below:
You can narrow down a search using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen. Filters include Functional Clinical Imbalances, Personal Lifestyle Factors and Functional Laboratory Testing. You can also filter results by year of publication, publication type (e.g. RCT, systematic review or podcast) and type of access (e.g. free full text).
Enhanced papers appear in search results and can easily be identified by the red 'Plain Language Summary' button under the article title. You can also search for these papers in the left hand panel under ‘Expert Opinion’, choosing ‘Plain Language Summary’ or ‘Expert Review’.
Plain language summaries are 1 minute reads which allow you to quickly assess the content of a paper and decide whether it is likely to contain information of interest to you. They are also useful for sharing with your followers and the general public. All enhanced papers are available in full free text form to allow you to read in more detail on the subject under review.
This categorises the paper as primarily either an antecedent, mediator or trigger. It also provides the specific main antecedent, mediator or trigger that’s covered. These are available to view under each enhanced paper, towards the bottom of the page under ‘Lifestyle Medicine’ ‘Patient-centred factors’.
These include diet, nutrients, air and water, physical exercise, psychosocial influences, trauma, xenobiotics, microorganisms, radiation, mind and spirit.
These include hormonal, neurological, detoxification and biotransformation, immune and inflammation, digestive, absorptive and microbiological and structural.
These include blood, urine, saliva, imaging, tissue biopsy, stool, sweat, hair and breath.
These include nutrition, hydration, sleep and relaxation, stress and resilience, relationships and network, exercise and movement, environmental and psychological.
A bioactive substance is a compound that has an effect on a living organism, tissue or cell. It is a biochemical or bioactive compound (e.g. a hormone, a pharmaceutical etc.), therefore it would not include factors such as mindfulness, exercise, talking therapy.
JADAD scores provide a numerical indication of the quality of a randomised controlled trial (RCT). It provides a numerical value between 0 (poor) to 5 (excellent) and is calculated using a series of questions based on the method of the RCT.
The following key questions are used to calculate the JADAD score:
Concealment of allocation is considered adequate if patients and investigators who enrolled patients could not foresee the assignment. Adequate concealment included: central randomisation, pharmacy control, numbered or coded drug packs, or opaque, sealed and/or sequentially numbered envelopes.
Please contact Editor-in-Chief Justin Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org.
The database is built on a complex algorithm that is dynamic. If you find a paper in PubMed that you would expect to appear in the database but is missing please contact email@example.com so that this can be investigated.
The database is continually being developed and reviewed to make it the best possible resource for nutrition and lifestyle medicine practitioners. Any comments or questions can be directed to the BANT Science & Education Manager, Clare Grundel by email firstname.lastname@example.org.