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APPG meeting highlights teenagers’ nutritional ‘at risk’ status

The second meeting of the Micronutrients and Health All Party Parliamentary Group, has highlighted the fact that teenagers have the worst diets among all age groups, making them an ‘at risk’ group in nutritional terms. The meeting, which took place on 13 September, focussed on ‘Improving teenage nutrition: new research and future policy’. Carolyn Harris, […]

September 26, 2016 Continue Reading

Mediterranean diet “better than statins” at treating heart disease

In one of the first large studies of the Mediterranean diet as a ‘treatment’, Italian researchers have shown that a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and oils worked better than statins in reducing the risk of early death. Researchers followed 1,200 people with a history of heart attacks, strokes and blocked arteries over seven […]

August 30, 2016 Continue Reading

Industry rebuts scientists’ claims that pregnancy multivits are “waste of money”

A panel of scientists has accused the supplements industry of “heavily marketing” pregnancy multivitamins to mothers-to-be who, they argue, do not in the main need them. Writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the scientists say they reviewed a wide body of research and found that specialist pregnancy supplements did not boost the health of mothers […]

July 12, 2016 Continue Reading

Study shows blackcurrant extract increases cardiovascular responses

A study by the University of Chichester reveals how athletes supplemented with blackcurrant extract experience improved cardiovascular responses. The research was unveiled last week at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Boston. The trained athletes showed a significant dose-response effect to blackcurrant extract supplementation, which could offer a natural, nutritional strategy for improving […]

June 13, 2016 Continue Reading
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Dutch scientists develop ground-breaking approach on vitamins intake

A new risk-benefit method for evaluating micronutrient intake developed by Dutch scientists could help end the reliance on outdated approaches to the setting of vitamin and mineral levels, says the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH). The ANH commissioned the Dutch study in an effort to cut through the “considerable confusion” over what levels are optimum […]

June 10, 2016 Continue Reading

Clean eating diets are fuelling eating disorder crisis, doctors warn

‘Clean eating’ diets are fuelling a growing eating disorders crisis, doctors and even some former proponents are warning. Last week Dr Mark Berelowitz, an eating disorder specialist at the world-renowned Royal Free Hospital, warned that the clean eating regimes promoted by popular food bloggers and websites can be a “catastrophe”. Berelowitz told the Sunday Times […]

June 8, 2016 Continue Reading
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