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#76 Can You Eat for COVID with Professor Robert Thomas


View #76 Can You Eat for COVID with Professor Robert Thomas

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I’m delighted to welcome back Professor Robert Thomas to the show.

You may remember we spoke with Prof Robert previously on one of our earlier episodes and I’m thrilled that he could join me again.

Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s

Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and

nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire.

In addition – he is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit and is also medical advisor to the website Cancernet.co.uk.  Through his amazing work – Prof Robert Thomas has previously been awarded The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year” and The Royal College of Radiologist medal.

On the show today we talk about:

 

  • Professor Roberts current experience of COVID on the ward as a consultant
  • His latest trial using food supplements and probiotics as an addition to conventional treatment
  • The formulation of the product with industry and the issues it may pose
  • His experience of conducting the research and comparing that to the POMI-T trials
  • Why lifestyle modification and prevention of comorbidities has to be the foundation rather than supplements alone

 

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Summary

 

 

What a pleasure it was to chat with Prof Robert Thomas again on the show – and the episode is pretty timely with the increased focus on Covid at this present time.

I do hope you enjoy this one and find the information helpful and interesting – we have attached a couple of reference documents for you here – one with a summary of a Covid trial and one with information on gut health – both of which are super interesting reads.

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gut-health-brief


Guest: Professor Robert Thomas

Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, a clinical teacher at Cambridge University and visiting Professor of Sports and nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire.

He is lead of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit conducting designing and conducting government backed studies evaluating the impact of exercise, diet and natural therapies. In collaboration with The Universities of Bedfordshire, Southern California, Cambridge and Glasgow, this unit has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers (see list). This has included the world’s largest randomised controlled trial of a polyphenol rich nutritional supplement in patient with cancer (the Pomi-T trial) and the randomised evaluation of a topical therapy to prevent chemotherapy induced nail damage (The polybalm study). 

More recently, he led the analysis of the 155,000 patient data set (PLCO) which has linked sugar with an increased cancer and tea and broccoli with cancer prevention.

In 2010, he designed and lead the implementation of the UK's cancer exercise rehabilitation course and Qualification with Macmillan and Skills Active. In 2019, he wrote book “Keep Healthy after Cancer”, and remains medical advisor for the lifestyle and cancer website Cancernet.co.uk, the general lifetsyle site keep-healthy.com and writes a popular health blog in partnership with exercise professionals and nutritionists. For these contributions he has been awarded The British Oncology Association’s “Oncologist of the Year” and The Royal College of Radiologist medal.

 


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