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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

Diet advice for older patients – GP, Dr Gill Jenkins

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.

The Hidden Health Challenges Report

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.