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Oral supplement cut death rate of older hospital patients by 50%

A specialized oral supplement regime cut the death rate of older malnourished patients with heart or lung disease by 50%, US scientists report. In a study carried out by researchers at Texas A&M University, the effects of a specialized nutrition supplement – containing high protein (2o grams), HMB (a muscle-preserving ingredient) and vitamin D – […]

February 4, 2016 Continue Reading

Nordic diet associated with better physical performance in later life

In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, Finnish researchers have found that a Nordic diet may be beneficial for overall physical performance in older people. The investigation involved 1,072 participants from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study who took part in a questionnaire about how often specific items of food were consumed. At […]

February 2, 2016 Continue Reading

Cognitive function sees improvements with green oat extract

A new study has found that green oat (Avena sativa) extract can aid cognitive function such as speed of performance and episodic memory in healthy middle-aged adults. The double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study assessed the effects of single doses of the green oat extract across a broad range of cognitive domains in adults aged 40–65 years […]

January 12, 2016 Continue Reading

Vitamin D deficiency linked to IBS

With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) accounting for 10% of visits to GPs and one in five in the UK people develop IBS at some stage of their life, a new study has found that vitamin D may be the key to the debilitating disease. Researchers from the University of Sheffield discovered a significant association between […]

January 12, 2016 Continue Reading

Cocoa flavanols improve vascular function in kidney disease patients

A German study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found that dietary intake of cocoa flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney disease. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involved 57 participants who were on chronic haemodialysis and undergoing dialysis treatment three times a week. During the study, […]

January 7, 2016 Continue Reading
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Fruit & veg consumption when young linked to improved heart health in later life

Research conducted by Michael Miedema MD of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and colleagues has found that increased consumption of fruit and veg in early life reduces risk of cardiovascular disease later on. The researchers set out to see if increased fruit and veg consumption at a young age positively impacted coronary atherosclerosis later in […]

November 4, 2015 Continue Reading

Low-fat diet no better than other dietary interventions for long-term weight loss

A study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has looked at the effectiveness of low-fat diets for long-term weight loss. The researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reviewed data from 53 studies involving over 68,000 subjects which compared the long-term (over a year) effect of low-fat and higher fat dietary […]

November 4, 2015 Continue Reading

NZ research claims calcium doesn’t benefit bone density

Research published on the British Medical Journal’s website, has concluded that “for most individuals concerned about their bone density, increasing calcium intake is unlikely to be beneficial.” The two studies looked at by the researchers from Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, and Department of Public Health, University of Otago, in New Zealand, featured participants […]

October 27, 2015 Continue Reading
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camexpo previews its exhibitor show highlights for 2015

VMS & Nutrition, Natural Health & Beauty With the full exhibitor line up now almost confirmed, camexpo – the UK’s leading complementary, natural and integrative health show and conference for practitioners, therapists, CAM students and healthcare professionals – has released its exhibitor show highlights for 2015. Taking place on the weekend of 26-27 September at […]

September 16, 2015 Continue Reading

camexpo launches new survey ahead of its ‘The C Word’ panel session

Next month’s camexpo (26-27 September, Olympia, London) will host an exclusive panel discussion focusing on the relationship between complementary therapists and people with cancer.  Ahead of the session, show organisers Diversified Communications UK, has launched a new survey inviting its visitors to share their views and formulate questions for the panel. According to the latest […]

August 19, 2015 Continue Reading

camexpo launches new Nutrition Theatre for 2015

Nutrition is taking centre stage at this year’s camexpo, with the introduction of a new dedicated Nutrition Theatre, sponsored by Revive Active. The new line-up, featuring leading nutritional experts like Dr Marilyn Glenville, Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Dr Alex Richardson and Dr John Ogden, includes 17 CPD-accredited sessions running throughout the weekend of 26-27 September, at London’s […]

August 12, 2015 Continue Reading

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