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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
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. The Health Supplements Information Service (HSIS) highlights the continuing concerns around intakes of vitamin D in diets in the UK. Latest data … Continued
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 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
Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton details her top nutritional tips for spring, which include considering taking a Vitamin D supplement, a multivitamin, or fish oil supplement
Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton discusses how to age more healthily. She explains the importance of diet and nutritional intake in middle age.
Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton discusses the economic impact of a poor diet in older age, noting that malnutrition can affect up to 30% of elderly people and is predicted to cost around 7 billion pounds per year.
GP, Dr Gill Jenkins explains the dietary advice she gives older patients, including: maintaining intake levels which are sufficient for activity levels; having a balanced diet; and taking supplements if needed.
GP, Dr Gill Jenkins discusses the economic effect poor nutrition can have on the individual and the nation.
GP, Dr Gill Jenkins discusses how we are more prone to health problems as we age including; immune problems, efficiency of organ function and maintaing muscle strength.
Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton explains The Hidden Health Challenges report. She discusses the importance of diet as we age noting that while we are living longer, we are spending about 20% of our adult lives in poor health.