Statement

HSIS reaffirms need for fish oil in the diet

HSIS responds to a study[1] published in the Journal of Biochemistry, which examined the long-term consumption of virgin olive, sunflower and fish oils and damage to the liver.   Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service said: “In this study[1], rats were fed an extreme high fat diet consisting of around 70% … Continued

Taking probiotics during pregnancy linked with reduced risk of pre-eclampsia & premature birth

A new study, published in the open British Medical Journal[1], has found that pregnant women consuming probiotics in early and late pregnancy had a lower risk of premature births and developing pre-eclampsia. The research was part of the Norwegian Mother and Child (MoBa) study.  This study followed 70,000 pregnancies where mums-to-be provided dietary, lifestyle and … Continued

HSIS Welcomes Roll-Out of Healthy Start Supplements to All Pregnant Women in Scotland

All pregnant women in Scotland are now entitled to free Healthy Start supplements containing folic acid, vitamin D and vitamin C HSIS welcomes this eminently sensible move by the Scottish Government which is aimed at improving the health of parents and children and hopes that the Governments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will soon … Continued

Omega 3 fatty acids and diabetes

Leading dietitian and research author, Dr Carrie Ruxton from HSIS explains the health benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids. She comments on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2012 367:309-318) in relation to people at risk from diabetes. Read or download the full statement here    

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