Nutrition News

The latest nutrition and research news for the natural and organic products industry.

Burgeoning gluten-free sector gets dedicated trade body

The Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been formed to support companies involved in the manufacture and trade of gluten free products.

The Great British Bloat Off – nationwide seminar tour

Two thirds of women experience bloating. “It’s not normal.” Says Patrick Holford, who has launching a campaign in March to beat the bloat.

Garlic, lemon combination may reduce cardiovascular risk factors

Scientists in Iran have found that a mixture of 20g of garlic and 1tbsp of lemon juice can help reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Better off without?

Critics of strict food avoidance regimes warn they are leading us down the road to nutritional reductionism. Jim Manson asks if they are right.

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...

Berry consumption may decrease diabetes risk

A study by scientists from Zhejiang University has found that consumption of berries and anthocyanins may lead to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

Turmeric benefits more pronounced when eaten in food, researchers say

A study commissioned by the BBC programme Trust Me I’m A Doctor has shown that the health benefits of turmeric may be more pronounced when it is cooked.

Natural Nutrients gains £125k investment

Durham-based natural supplement company Natural Nutrients has announced it has received an investment of £125k.

Anti-inflammatory diet reduces depression risk in women

Researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Queensland find that an anti-inflammatory diet may reduce depression in women.

Supplementing with vitamin D while breastfeeding also boosts baby’s status

A randomized controlled trial has found that women who take high dose vitamin D supplements during breastfeeding also increase the vitamin D status of their infants.

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,...

Leaked Childhood Obesity Strategy draft reveals watered down measures on sugar

A leaked draft copy of the Childhood Obesity Strategy indicates that the UK Government has shrunk from a number of public health promises.

Only a fifth of the global population meet vitamin E threshold

In a recent review of global vitamin E status, researchers found that only a fifth of the population have the recommended serum level of vitamin E.

Omega-3s lower risk of death from heart attack

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that marine and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower risk of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD).

Are you well connected?

Patrick Holford's new book The Chemistry of Connection sets out to add another layer to the meaning of 'holistic' living.

2016 Bio-Kult Student Bursary winner announced

Victoria Sims has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Bio-Kult Student Bursary, receiving £1,000 to spend on her nutritional career goals. Naturopathic nutrition...

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...

Buttered up: US study contradicts ‘protective’ sats fat theory

A major new study into diet and health shows that people who eat more saturated fat have a higher risk of an early death....

Iranian study links healthy eating to mental wellbeing

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by researchers in Iran have found that adherence to healthy eating is inversely associated with...

Survey of omega-3 fatty acid levels points to major deficiencies worldwide

A global survey of the levels omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood stream of healthy adults reveals worryingly low levels in most regions.