Monthly Archives: March 2018

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:

  • Gut bacteria has big impact on diet-related changes to blood pressure
  • Could beetroot juice slow key step in Alzheimer’s progression?
  • Tai Chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia
  • We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students
  • Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

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Last updated on 28th March 2018 by cytoffice

Male menopause andropause blog image two smiling males walking hiking on mountain

Male menopause (andropause): causes, symptoms & helpful interventions

Although testosterone levels naturally decline with age, research into the causes of low testosterone shows more and more men are suffering the effects of low testosterone and these increases are being seen in younger men too.1-3 Testosterone levels in men have been in a slow and consistent decline for several decades now and are often related to a range of factors rather than ageing alone.1-6 In this week’s blog we will look at some of the factors that may be contributing to this decline and some of the nutritional and lifestyle interventions that can help with male menopause.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

The increase in popularity of vegan diets

The number of people choosing a vegan lifestyle has increased significantly in recent years. Research published in 2016 showed over half a million people in Britain are vegans, an increase of 360% in the last decade1. Last year research commissioned by the Vegan Society found that over one fifth of respondents would consider becoming vegan2.

Having made the decision to follow a very natural diet of healthy vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and wholegrains, vegans frequently eat foods wonderfully rich in a whole host of natural nutrients such as the phytonutrients, fibre, folate, magnesium, potassium and vitamins C and E.

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Last updated on 12th July 2018 by cytoffice