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As Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said more than 2,000 years ago, ‘All disease begins in the gut’. And modern science is proving it as true today as it was then.
The BDA has launched its ground-breaking One Blue Dot campaign for sustainable diets.
The facts are now mounting that our food choices not only impact our health but are also fast depleting the planet’s resources.
With increasing research showing that food affects your mood as much as it does your physical health, what can we do to help people appreciate the link? – especially in the workplace.
The most recent government guidelines on fibre intake recommend 30g per day for adults: an increase of 68% on current levels.
The government recently announced new measures to halve rates of childhood obesity by 2030 and significantly reduce the health inequalities that persist – closing the gap in obesity rates between children from the most and least deprived areas.
The final ‘Feeding in the First Year of Life’ report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition supports current government recommendations including breast is best, introduction of allergenic foods from six months and the importance of variety and textures.
An extensive detailed analysis of the current scientific evidence into omega-3 seems to have thrown a spanner in the works for heart health dietary advice. Conducted by Cochrane, the review concludes that there is no correlation between cardiovascular health and...
This month, the British Medical Journal published a review on dietary patterns and chronic disease prevention. It aimed to answer questions including whether specific foods actually provide health benefits.
The latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) highlighted that 91% of women of childbearing age (16 to 49 years) in the UK have folate levels that are too low, increasing the risk of foetal Neural Tube Defects such as spina bifida. What can be done?