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Health & Nutrition Articles: August 2014

Omega-3 found to help Lou Gehrigs (ALS) disease
Aug 21, 2014 | 3 min read
Have you heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? It's all over social media at the moment - a worldwide trend in which people either pledge £60 to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by freezing cold water, then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same. ALS ....
UK childrens misconceptions about food
Aug 20, 2014 | 3 min read
A national pupil survey conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation of over 13,000 children between 5 and 16 has revealed some alarming results - with children believing fish fingers to come from chicken and bread from animals. With childhood obesity on the rise could poor food know....
Food businesses take action to reduce salt and fat
Aug 18, 2014 | 2 min read
You may be aware from recent news reports that Tesco has banned products such as sweets and chocolate from checkout aisles in a bid to help parents avoid nagging pleas from their children to buy unhealthy snacks. A voluntary scheme called the Public Health Responsibility Deal has now ....
The importance of Omega-3 essential fatty acids
Aug 8, 2014 | 3 min read
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential to human health, they cannot be manufactured by the body therefore they have to be obtained from the food we eat. Research has shown numerous health benefits from a diet rich in omega-3 including preventing risk factors associated with chro....
Take magnesium before bed for restorative sleep
Aug 7, 2014 | 2 min read
Magnesium is a mineral essential for maintaining a healthy body and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Due to the fact that it is notoriously difficult to absorb, combined with modern day lifestyles and dietary patterns, instances of deficiency is on the ....
The NHS advice on probiotics underestimated
Aug 5, 2014 | 3 min read
The Probiotics association has voiced concern the the UK's updated NHS advice on probiotics underestimates the potential health benefits of probiotics outside the digestive tract. Scientists from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics believe the NHS ar....
Obesity to blame for an increase in knee replaceme
Aug 4, 2014 | 4 min read
Obesity related health problems are on the rise - one such issue is the increased wear and tear suffered by knee joints. In 2013 almost 10,000 obese people had replacement knee surgery - a 150% increase over 4 years. Funded by the NHS knee replacement surgery has cost the tax payer ov....
Pycnogenol® helps prevent UV damage and ageing
Aug 1, 2014 | 2 min read
It would be fair to say that most of us crave a summer full of sunshine, while that might be too much to ask from the UK, we'll get our fix from holidaying abroad with thoughts of sandy beaches and serious tanning hours. However very often the quest for a bronzed body results in one t....