Monthly Archives: September 2017

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 in the news, five items comprising:

  • Plant-based power: Med-style diet effective in tackling acid reflux
  • Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization
  • Moving every half hour could help limit effects of sedentary lifestyle, says study
  • Vitamin D levels may predict MS risk
  • Could artificial sweeteners raise diabetes risk?

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Last updated on 16th October 2017 by cytoffice

Organic food – Is it worth the extra cost?

Over the years there have been conflicting reports on the nutritional benefits of organically farmed produce; with some studies showing little difference in nutrient content between organic and conventional farming. However, there is an increasing amount of evidence in favour of organic foods having a higher content of antioxidants, certain vitamins/minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Last updated on 18th November 2020 by cytoffice

Benefits and cautions of a ketogenic diet

High fat, ketogenic diets are being used therapeutically for a number of health conditions including Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, cancer and obesity. Low in carbohydrate and high in fat – a ketogenic diet might sound like a new idea, but in fact it was the way our ancestors predominantly ate and some would argue it is how we are designed to eat. Ketosis is where the body burns ketones – derived from fats. For most people, glucose from carbohydrates is the main energy or fuel source for the body.

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Last updated on 4th April 2019 by cytoffice