Insulin resistance and dysregulation in the horse: potential role of diet and exercise

Equine obesity is increasingly being recognised as a globally important welfare issue due to a variety of associated adverse consequences including orthopaedic disease, hyperlipaemia, hyperthermia, infertility and poor performance but perhaps most importantly laminitis. It was only in the 1980s that the potential link between obesity and insulin resistance was recognised and suggested as an alternative explanation for why certain individuals appeared more susceptible to laminitis, rather than excessive adiposity alone.  

Fats forwards – exploring the use of fats in our foods, today and beyond.

A report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on the role of saturated fats in health concluded there's no need to change current advice; we should be following dietary patterns that are lower in saturated fats, and opting for foods that have a higher proportion of  unsaturated fats.

Food manufacturers, suppliers and caterers have a particular responsibility in helping people to do this, but how can they lower saturated fats within the food chain, and what implications may this have for health?

Methodological considerations for studies in sport and exercise nutrition with women as participants

Data on eumenorrheic females is scarce and is often low to moderate quality, which is due to a number of reasons: (i) there is a shortage of specialist knowledge on female physiology, in particular endocrinology, in the sport and nutrition science community; (ii) until recently, there has been a reluctance to include female participants in research studies, due to the numerous adaptations, to experimental design, needed to incorporate female specific considerations, such as the menstrual cycle; (iii) there is no consensus on the terminology and methodological approaches needed to produce hi

Menopause and dietary implications

Menopause, defined as the complete cessation of menstrual periods, marks the end of the female reproductive life. With ageing of the population, it is estimated that 1.2 billion women around the world will be menopausal by the year 2030. Menopausal transition could be an opportunity to encourage dietary changes. Diet of premenopausal women differs to that of postmenopausal women, reflecting improved adherence to dietary guidelines in the latter.

Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC)

Why join the NSJC?

Each lunchtime NSJC is led by one of the Society's Theme Leaders and provides you the opportunity to critically evaluate a scientific paper and engage with fellow members. Open to all members, the Association for Nutrition (AfN) endorsed (EN182) NSJC is particularly beneficial for students and those working in non-academic environments, providing monthly contributions to your CPD portfolio, without access to journals. 

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