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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 … Continued

Dietary deficits put over-50s at risk

A critical new report on the nutritional status of the nation’s over-50s reveals that many adults desperately need advice on how to eat for their age and should be taking a daily multivitamin to bridge dietary gaps.   The Hidden Health Challenges report, written by an expert panel and including opinions from Professor Katherine Appleton, … Continued

Folate supplementation throughout pregnancy boosts cognitive function at 8 years of age

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) shows that continuing to take folate supplements throughout pregnancy could be beneficial for children’s cognitive development. Women who are planning a pregnancy are advised to take 400 microgram folic acid supplements daily for three months before conceiving and until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy … Continued

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