Whilst awareness of coeliac disease and gluten-free diets in general has grown rapidly in recent years, awareness around specific symptoms and diagnosis methods relating to this lifelong autoimmune condition is still relatively low. Indeed, around 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease but only a quarter have actually been diagnosed.
The issues of mental health are very rarely out of the news and either directly, or indirectly, affect the vast majority of us at some point in our lifetime – whether that be through personal suffering or that of a close friend or family member. Indeed, it is considered that as many as 1 in 4 people suffer with a mental health illness each year.
The number of people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions has grown, globally, by 25% over the last decade – and this is only increasing as time goes by. Some of the most common conditions that fall into the musculoskeletal category include osteoporosis, back pain and osteoarthritis – with the latter making up around half the number of those suffering from a musculoskeletal condition.
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, five items comprising:
- Screen-time linked to greater diabetes risk among children
- Vitamin D deficiency may indicate cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese children
- Doctor’s Diary: Can Omega-3 oils help fight depression?
- Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children
- High fibre diet ‘could prevent type 1 diabetes’
The importance of nutrition in sport was first recognised by the ancient Olympians and today, there remains wide spread acceptance of its role in improving sports performance as well as general health. In fact it has been stated “no single factor plays a greater role in optimizing performance than diet”.
Our blog this week has been written by Miranda Harris, Nutritional Therapist, University Lecturer and keen athlete. Miranda will be talking at our May event about the physical and psychological effects of exercise on the body’s systems and how a personalised nutritional approach can play a part in enhancing individual performance, while maintaining optimum health and helping to prevent injury and aid recovery. In this week’s blog Miranda focuses on the importance of the right type, quantities and timing of macronutrients. Continue reading
Gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis and is a condition that is believed to affect around 1 in 50 people around the United Kingdom. As quoted on the NHS website: “Gout is a type of arthritis in which small crystals form inside and around the joints. It causes sudden attacks of severe pain and swelling.”
In this week’s blog we look at some of the most common signs and symptoms of gout, its link with high levels of uric acid, and nutritional considerations.