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Many of us are adopting plant-based diets to help save the planet but this could mean a serious lack of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fats in our diets – with worrying health consequences.
Diets of teenagers and young adults have been a cause for concern for several decades. And hidden behind these dietary habits is a crisis of micronutrient status.
An analysis of the UK’s two major dietary surveys – the DEFRA annual Family Food Survey and the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme shows a decline in intakes of several micronutrients over the past 20 years.
This evaluation of micronutrient intakes in UK women and men in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s identifies micronutrient shortfalls across mid-life stages, with UK females and younger adults particularly vulnerable to shortfalls from food sources alone. Published in Frontiers in Nutrition,…
This report details the nation’s alarming nutrient gaps and the risks associated with popular eating plans, calorie restriction diets and lifestyle choices which exclude specific food groups.
This report looks at how those in their middle years- 30's, 40's and 50's are overlooking the simplest of anti-ageing options- a healthy and nutritious diet.
This report examines which nutrients support health and wellbeing in later life, and explores ways in which older people can meet dietary requirements.
Many people in the UK are lacking in eight key nutrients, with potentially harmful effects on their health. This HSIS report looks at what those key nutrients are plus the challenges of meeting recommended nutritional intakes through diet alone.
This HSIS report brings together a new poll, peer review research and data on the healthiness of our diets to delve into our immune readiness. The results reveal that many Brits badly need a nutrition reset.
With the pandemic making Brits more acutely aware of their health than ever, a new research review commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) – The role of prebiotics and probiotics in human health: a systematic review…
This report examines the nutritional gaps which are putting over-50s at risk of poor health and explores the possible use of supplements to address this hidden health challenge.
Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton examines the potential role of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids in promoting healthier ageing.
Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton examines the suboptimal vitamin and mineral status of overweight and obese people compared to people of a healthy weight.
Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton and nutritionist, Dr Emma Derbyshire review literature on UK children's diets. They analyse nutrient intakes compared to recommendations, establishing population groups that could be at risk of nutritional deficiencies.
This report, “Towards a Healthier Britain”, looks at the evidence from dietary surveys, explores the role of supplements in safeguarding nutrient intakes and nutrient status, and suggests ways to improve how nutritional advice is presented to the public,
Dietitan, Dr Carrie Ruxton reviews evidence of a link between vitamin D and health.