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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

E-briefing: sorting fact from fiction on vitamin and mineral supplementation

The report “Towards a Healthier Britain” found evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements boost intakes and increase blood levels of these essential nutrients; fewer people taking multivitamin and mineral supplements have intakes below recommendations. In response to a Which? report published on 22nd August on vitamin and mineral food supplement regulation and claims, this e-briefing from … 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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