Monthly Archives: May 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:

  • Depression speeds up brain aging, find psychologists
  • ‘Unusual’ diabetes approach: Vitamin D may boost insulin cell survival, finds study
  • Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
  • New study out of Poland suggests garlic extract may reduce cardiovascular risk in obese individuals
  •  Gut bacteria linked to risk of heart attack and stroke

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Last updated on 31st May 2018 by cytoffice

Asthma – risk factors & nutritional support

According to Asthma UK, between 2011 and 2015, the UK’s average asthma death rate was almost 50% higher than the average across the EU.  Asthma UK also stated that around 1,400 people died from an asthma attack in the UK in 2015 and the UK’s death rate was higher than countries including Greece, Italy and the Netherlands. Releasing the figures on World Asthma Day on 1 May, the charity said the situation was “truly shocking”, but did not know “for sure” why Britain was performing so badly.

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Last updated on 3rd July 2019 by cytoffice

Omega-3 supplements – making the appropriate choice

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have become well known in recent years particularly for their properties which support cardiovascular, joint and brain health. Omega-3 (and omega-6) fats are considered essential fatty acids as the human body does not possess the enzymes required to produce its own omega-3 and 6, therefore they must be obtained from the diet.

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Last updated on 21st November 2019 by cytoffice

Caloric restriction and nicotinamide riboside

Caloric restriction or CR is the practice of long-term calorie reduction with the aim of improving health, delaying ageing and even extending longevity. Research in animals, ranging from nematodes, mice and rats to Rhesus monkeys, has shown benefits to health and longevity of restricting calories, without malnutrition, by 25% to 50%. Some believe this may also work for humans and there are followers and advocates of this dietary regime. This blog explores the effects of caloric restriction and refers to an exciting pilot study on nicotinamide riboside which is being researched as a possible caloric restriction mimetic.

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Last updated on 2nd May 2018 by cytoffice