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Cereal makers urged to use traffic light labelling

Following new research by Action on Sugar, the organization is calling for colour-coded ‘traffic light’ front of pack (FOP) nutrition labelling to be introduced across all food and drink products. In 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) announced a consistent FOP labelling system for fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content, using red for high, amber […]

August 9, 2017 Continue Reading
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New sales director for Kinetic

Kinetic Natural Products Distributor has appointed Lesley Constable (pictured) as sales director, who formerly held the same position at at Solgar. Lesley says, “I am very excited to be joining Kinetic as it is first and foremost a family-run business. The passion and vision that comes from Alexander, Kim and the team aligns completely with […]

April 6, 2017 Continue Reading
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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
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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
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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
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