Dr Emma Derbyshire

The Health and Food Supplements Information Service’s Response to Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report

A meta-analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation[1] has evaluated the association between taking vitamins and various aspects of cardiovascular disease.   Dr Emma Derbyshire, Public Health Nutritionist and adviser to the Health and Food Supplements Information Service commented; “Vitamins and minerals are not intended for the prevention of chronic conditions like heart disease which … Continued

Taking probiotics during pregnancy linked with reduced risk of pre-eclampsia & premature birth

A new study, published in the open British Medical Journal[1], has found that pregnant women consuming probiotics in early and late pregnancy had a lower risk of premature births and developing pre-eclampsia. The research was part of the Norwegian Mother and Child (MoBa) study.  This study followed 70,000 pregnancies where mums-to-be provided dietary, lifestyle and … Continued