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The Hidden Nutrition Shortfalls Putting Young Health At Risk

Soaring numbers of teens and young adults with inadequate vitamins and minerals go unrecognised with situation getting worse The diets of British teenagers and young adults have been getting steadily worse over the past 10 years, leading to a worrying risk of nutritional deficiencies and health problems. That’s the message from a new report commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS; www.hsis.org) which found seriously inadequate intakes of vitamins and minerals amongst the younger generation. Leading healthcare…

Hidden Health Worries For Young People Due To Nutritional Shortfalls

A new report from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals soaring numbers of teens and young adults with seriously inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals are going unrecognised, with the situation set to worsen. The research for the report Dietary Status Of Teens And Young Adults In Micronutrient Crisis shows that not only have the diets of teenagers and young adults been getting steadily worse over the past 10 years, but that increasing numbers of young people…

Major New Health Report Warns Of Nutritional Shortfalls With Plant-Based Diets

A new report[1] from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that the adoption of plant-based diets could result in a serious lack of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fats in the diet, with worrying health consequences including a shortening of life expectancy. The report, Plant Based Diets: Nutritional Challenges and Future Health Worries – An A-Z Analysis, reviewed data from 101 published studies, comprising of a total of 17,262 people, looking at the growing trend for plant-based diets…

Health Experts Warn Of Plant-Based Nutrient Shortfalls In Major New Report

Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) Report highlights the need for supplementation when cutting down on animal foods  Many of us are adopting plant-based diets to help save the planet but this could mean a serious lack of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fats in our diets – with worrying health consequences including a shortening of life expectancy, according to an influential group of doctors and nutrition professionals. The new report[1] – Plant Based Diets – Nutritional Challenges and Future…

Plant-Based Diet Gaps Putting Health At Risk

NEW RESEARCH REVIEW FINDS PLANT-BASED DIETS CAN LACK KEY VITAMINS AND MINERALS WHICH ARE VITAL FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH A new research review published in the academic journal, Food Science & Nutrition,[1] and commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS, www.hsis.org), has revealed the popular trend to adopt plant-based diets could actually be putting our health at risk. Despite evidence suggesting that plant-based diets are linked with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease and obesity, there is…

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What is an NRV and why is it important?

NRV is an abbreviation of ‘Nutrient Reference Value’. NRV’s are set for 13 vitamins and 14 minerals for the purposes of food labelling and are EU guidance levels on the daily amount of vitamin or mineral that the average healthy person needs to prevent...

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