Monthly Archives: July 2017

Nutritional Support for Parkinson’s Disease

According to the NHS website, it is estimated that around 1 in 500 people are affected by Parkinson’s disease, which means approximately 127,000 people in the UK live with the condition.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder in which the initial pathology leads to the degeneration of neurons in the substantia nigra, an area of the brain that produces the neurotransmitter dopamine, a critical signalling molecule involved in the control of movement and emotional response. In this week’s blog, we look at nutritional support for Parkinson’s Disease.

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Last updated on 26th July 2017 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, four items comprising:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer’s
  • Alzheimer’s linked to poor sleep patterns in new study
  • Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly
  • Brain-impaired elderly subjects appear to most benefit from cocoa flavanols: Review

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Last updated on 21st July 2017 by cytoffice

The importance of nutrition for children’s health

With the summer holidays now just around the corner it can be a great time for kids to be active outdoors. However with pressure of the school year and exams over, as they begin to relax, they can feel worn out and be prone to picking up infections particularly if travelling abroad.

This blog offers some ways in which you can help boost their energy levels and immunity as well as supporting cognitive function so they can have a fun filled, enjoyable summer and go back to school feeling refreshed and ready to learn again.

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Last updated on 25th July 2017 by cytoffice

Hypertension – Do you know your blood pressure reading?

“The clinical management of hypertension is one of the most common interventions in primary care, accounting for approximately £1 billion in drug costs alone in 2006” (NICE, 2011).

Nevertheless, according to the British Heart Foundation there are an estimated 7 million people in the UK living with undiagnosed high blood pressure. This is a concern as high blood pressure may give no symptoms but increases the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, dementia, kidney failure, diabetes and peripheral vascular disease.

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Last updated on 4th January 2018 by cytoffice