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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 … Continued

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

Vitamin D briefing – Sorting fact from fiction

FACT: In the UK we cannot synthesize vitamin D from sunlight in the months from October to April and therefore everyone needs to take a supplement for those seven months of the year.[1] The Health Supplements Information Service (HSIS) highlights the continuing concerns around intakes of vitamin D in diets in the UK.  Latest data … Continued

Omega-3 fatty acids – A review of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are vital for the body.   This is undisputed and is backed up by authorised European health claims[1] which state that these fatty acids are required for normal blood pressure, triglyceride levels, brain function, heart health and vision, as well as being needed … 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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