Monthly Archives: July 2016

Nutrient Support for Cardiovascular Health

Due to medical advancements, death rates from heart disease are falling. Nevertheless, it was reported in 2019 that cardiovascular disease accounted for 27% of all deaths in the United Kingdom. However, the WHO (World Health Organization) have estimated that more than ‘80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable’, with a healthy diet and other lifestyle factors being central to this.

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Last updated on 20th January 2020 by cytoffice

Can we blame the increase in Alzheimer’s on our genes?

As we have noted in previous blogs, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is increasing and by 2050 it is predicted it will affect 160 million people globally. Over 200 genes so far have been identified that influence the risk of Alzheimer’s – so is this disease a consequence of our genetics or a mismatch of our genes with our environment?

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Last updated on 20th July 2016 by cytoffice

Osteoporosis: Protecting your bones for the future

Recent reports have shown that rickets is increasing in children in the UK. This is not only a problem for children that have the condition currently but also an indication that children’s bone density may not be achieving optimal peak bone mass by their twenties; this may have a negative effect on the health of those children in the future.

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Last updated on 14th July 2016 by cytoffice

In the News – Health and Nutrition Research

In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, six items comprising;

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head
  • Drink more water to cut calories, fat, and sugar?
  • Most of what we eat is ‘processed’ food. Here’s why we should be worried
  • Fungal infection ‘threat’ to human health
  • A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development
  • Heightened liver cancer risk linked to low selenium levels: Study

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Last updated on 6th July 2016 by cytoffice