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Nutritionist, Dr Emma Derbyshire shares her views on the importance of nutrition in the middle years

Given the demographic shift in the UK towards an ageing population and the future cost impact of complex medical needs, it is important to adopt a preventative approach in the middle years to help alleviate the twin burdens in later life of infirmity and chronic disease. Nutrition plays a crucial role in healthy ageing, yet while dietary sources for most important nutrients are available and recommended as part of a healthy, balanced diet, NDNS data clearly shows UK population intakes…

Taking a Multivitamin is Shown To Fill Nutrient Gaps in our Diet

  Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements significantly increase nutrient intakes and decrease nutrient deficiencies, new study finds Well-meaning advice to get nutrients from diet alone ignores how people actually eat Adequate micronutrients essential for good health across lifespan A major new study published in Nutrients[i] confirms that regularly taking multivitamin and mineral supplements (VMS) is the best way to ensure you are getting sufficient essential nutrients, versus diet alone. Research in America analysed data from 10,698 adults from the National…

Middle-aged fears for future health UK adults leaving diet changes too late

More than two thirds of people in the UK cite memory loss as their top fear in old age Half fear loss of mobility and deteriorating eyesight Yet one-in-five does not believe diet impacts on long term health until aged over 40 Only 27% of adults aged 19-64 meet the 5-A-Day fruit & veg recommendations Over a quarter (28%) DON’T BELIEVE diet changes can be beneficial at all with regards to health or age-related needs in later life   A…

Find reliable information on food supplements – Health Information Week 3 – 9 July 2017

Health Information Week (HIW) runs from 3 – 9 July 2017 and is a national initiative which aims to promote high quality health information to the public.   The objectives of the campaign are also to encourage partnership working across sectors and to help improve health literacy. During the week, NHS teams and other organisations will be running events and raising awareness of resources to help support health professionals and the public. The week is being promoted using the hashtag…

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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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