Monthly Archives: July 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:

  • Consider a vitamin D supplement alongside breastfeeding, UK government report suggests
  • Does exercise and fitness help shape our gut microbiome?
  • Could active folate help boost IVF chances? Fertility study backs 5-MTHF over folic acid
  • Sugar linked to raised Alzheimer’s risk
  •  Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise

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Last updated on 25th July 2018 by cytoffice

Supporting repair after injury

Injuries happen. From tripping on a curb and spraining an ankle, pulling a hamstring during a game of football, to suffering a knee injury such as an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Injuries can happen to anyone, but are more common in individuals who engage in regular physical activity and specifically those who play or compete in sports.

Scandinavian studies show that sports injuries account for 10-19% of all acute injuries seen in accident and emergency rooms1 with the majority of injuries occurring from sports like football, basketball, volleyball and hockey.2 Other injuries requiring treatment include burns, ulcers and pressure sores.
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Last updated on 12th July 2018 by cytoffice

Rheumatoid arthritis – signs, symptoms & risk factors

Key statistics taken from a 2017 Arthritis Research report stated that:

  • Over 400,000 people in the UK have rheumatoid arthritis.
  • The cost of rheumatoid arthritis to the UK economy is estimated at £3.8 – 4.8 billion.
  • 1/3 of people with rheumatoid arthritis will have stopped working within 2 years of onset.

In this week’s blog we look at some of the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with rheumatoid arthritis; including diet, lifestyle and genetics.

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Last updated on 16th August 2021 by cytoffice