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NDNS finds UK diets still lacking

The results from the first four years of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published by Public Health England have revealed that the UK population is still not consuming enough fruit, vegetables and fibre but is consuming too much saturated fat, added sugars and salt. Differences were found in the diets of the lowest […]

May 16, 2014 Continue Reading
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HFMA survey finds UK adults lack nutrition awareness

Only 6% of UK adults understand government recommendations regarding vitamins and minerals, according to a new survey commissioned by the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA), down a massive 76% on 2012. In addition to this worrying figure, 50% of those surveyed don’t know that anaemia is related to lack of iron in the diet, 63% […]

May 13, 2014 Continue Reading
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BetterYou launches vitamin D sprays for kids

BetterYou has launched of two new vitamin D oral sprays specifically developed for children. DLuxInfant is, says the company, the first oral spray which is suitable for children from birth. Having a natural orange flavour, the product delivers 300iu in each spray, in line with current Department of Health dosage guidelines. DLuxJunior is a daily […]

April 2, 2014 Continue Reading
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Scottish vitamin D study ‘irresponsible’

A study conducted by ScotCen Social Research and commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Government has stated that the average level of vitamin D in the Scottish population is above the current indicator of optimal vitamin D status, even though it also found that over a third of participants recorded sub-optimal levels of […]

December 9, 2013 Continue Reading
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Vitamin D-Day: United voice on an “unacceptable” health threat

Health care professionals, medical researchers and politicians called for a concerted effort to tackle the growing problem of vitamin D deficiency at a special event held by the HFMA at the House of Commons yesterday (September 4). Expert speakers told the Vitamin D for a Healthy Nation event that vitamin D deficiency affected 50% of […]

September 5, 2013 Continue Reading
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