Monthly Archives: July 2015

Elevated Homocysteine – A Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease?

High homocysteine in the population is associated with a doubling of the risk of developing Alzheimer’s”, commented David Smith, the Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, on a recent BBC Radio 4 programme looking at how supplements that lower the levels of the amino acid homocysteine could help to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Last updated on 22nd July 2015 by cytoffice

In the News – Health and Nutrition Research

In this week’s article we provide a review of recent health related stories that made the news with five items comprising:

  • “An exciting finding: Are the brain health benefits of B vitamins dependent on Omega  3 levels?”
  • “Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn’s Disease”
  • “Penn Research points to Omega 3 as a nutritional intervention for Childhood  Behavioural Problems”
  • “World entering era of global food insecurity with malnutrition and obesity side by side within countries, says leading food expert”
  • “High fat diet changes gut microbe populations and brain’s ability to recognize fullness”

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Last updated on 16th July 2015 by cytoffice

Dry Eye Syndrome – An Insight into the Importance of Omega 3

As mentioned on the NHS website, dry eye syndrome is a “common condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly”. In turn this leads to the eyes drying out and with it the onset of inflammation (swollen, irritant and red eyes). It is estimated that around 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 suffer from dry eyes, and it is more common in women than men.

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Last updated on 4th May 2022 by cytoffice