Monthly Archives: March 2015

Vitamin D “reduces the risk of falling” – The Mechanisms Unfolded

Falls in the elderly are a real and growing problem. Over 30% of people over the age of 65 suffer from falls which can lead to further physical damage. As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reports: approximately 5% of falls in the elderly result in bone fracture, the most common age-related bone fractures being in the wrist, spine, hip, humerus and pelvis. In community dwelling older people, 25% of age-related fractures are in the hip and 95 % of hip fractures are caused by falls.

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Last updated on 26th March 2015 by cytoffice

Health & Nutrition in the News

We provide a review of recent health related research stories that have been prominent in the news with five items comprising:

  • Fatty acids in fish may shield brain from mercury damage
  • Low micronutrient intake may accelerate the degenerative diseases of aging
  • Vitamin D and Omega-3 together may help mental illness
  • The ‘Magnesium Hypothesis of Cardiovascular Disease’
  • UK and US dietary advice on fats “should never have been introduced”

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Last updated on 12th March 2015 by

Focusing on Fertility

Our article today is provided by Angela Heap a Nutritional Therapist who specialises in Fertility.  She tells us why she chose this specialism, how she works, and what it means to her when her clients become pregnant. Angela also discusses Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome  (PCOS). As the NHS Choices website comments “Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. PCOS affects millions of women in the UK.”

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Last updated on 28th January 2016 by cytoffice