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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 … Continued
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
Registered nutritionist, Dr Emma Derbyshire from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service shares her nutritional tips for arthritis below: Maintain a healthy body weight When considering the role of nutrition in arthritis management, it is important to look at body weight. Being a healthy body weight, typically defined as a Body Mass Index … Continued
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.