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UK government plans folic acid fortification
Feb 25, 2019 | 3 min read
The UK government is setting out new plans to fortify flour with folic acid which will bring the country in line with fortification guidelines in the EU that prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.
Sperm counts plunging in the developed world
Aug 7, 2018 | 6 min read
The UK's fertility could be under threat as sperm rates continue to plunge in a “shocking” downward spiral, a study has warned. Scientists recorded the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall dr....
2nd November is Vitamin D day!
Nov 2, 2017 | 3 min read
Led by the Vitamin D Society, Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth, Vitamin D Day is a day marked to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world health problem. Researchers has agreed that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists think it's even g....
Take pregnancy vitamins to boost child's IQ
Jan 23, 2017 | 2 min read
It is well known that keeping vitamin and nutrient levels up during pregnancy is essential for a healthy baby but new research suggests failing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set a child back by a year by the time they reach secondary school.
Autism could be linked to lack of vitamin D during
Dec 14, 2016 | 3 min read
While it’s widely known vitamin D is vital for maintaining healthy bones, there’s also a solid body of evidence linking it to brain growth. A recent study has found that women who have a lack of vitamin D while pregnant are more likely to have a child with autism.
Feeding your child salmon could protect them again
Aug 21, 2015 | 2 min read
The daily mail has recently reported on new research suggesting that a diet rich in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel before the age of 8 halves the risk of developing hayfever in later life. Find out more about the study in this post.
Iodine is vital for brain development
Aug 17, 2015 | 4 min read
When it comes to listing vitamins and minerals required for optimal health, it's not often people think about iodine. In fact the lack of iodine affects intelligence, hair and skin health, hormone related issues and depression. Learn about food sources of iodine and make sure you and ....
Foods which are not safe to eat during pregnancy
Jun 29, 2015 | 1 min read
When pregnant there are some foods you should give up or cut down on because they could cause food poisoning or harm your baby. Some are very obvious but some are not - find out more by reading the full article.
Can you take fish oil supplements when pregnant?
Jun 19, 2015 | 2 min read
Yes and no! It is important to know the differences between different types of fish oil supplements.There are two categories of fish oil supplement, one of which is safe to take in pregnancy, the other is not.
UK pregnant women found to be iodine deficient
Jun 3, 2015 | 2 min read
The UK is a first world country however pregnant women have been found to suffer from an iodine deficiency which "is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage". Iodine is crucial for neuro-development in the womb and through infancy, with deficiency cau....
The humble Sprout - the Christmas 'Superfood'
Dec 4, 2014 | 3 min read
Sprouts are being hailed as this seasons 'superfood'. Rich in immune boosting Vitamin C & K its perfect for keeping bugs at bay this winter. As well as folic acid, calcium and magnesium sprouts also contain sulforane which to helps to lower cholesterol. These nutritious little gems de....
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