Decline in vitamins, minerals, fruit and vegetables could affect defence against winter bugs Low fruit and vegetable intakes, combined with a steady decline in levels of vital nutrients in the diet since 2000, could mean that Brits are facing a greater chance of ill health over the winter months. According to the European Food Safety … Continued
New study reveals significant nutrient gaps MILLIONS of young adults have such low levels of vitamins and minerals they are jeopardising their fertility and long-term health, new research has revealed. An in-depth analysis of data from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) shows that adults in their 20s are falling short of recommended … Continued
A meta-analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation 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
A new study published by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has called for official limits on folate in the diet to be scrapped. These are currently set at 1mg daily to prevent any risk to neurological health in elderly people. The researchers also called for all … Continued
A new study, published in the open British Medical Journal, 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
Watch HSIS nutritionist, Dr Emma Derbyshire discuss the importance of nutrition in the middle years to help future proof disease and ailments.