16 April 2016 | Editor
A review of studies on acne and diet over the last 40 years has revealed a connection between acne and diets with a high glycaemic load (GL).
High glycaemic load foods are those which trigger a sugar rush, which stimulates insulin activity in the blood. Insulin helps the body to balance blood sugar levels, but also increases sebum production in the skin
15 April 2016 | Editor
A new investigation has shown that there may be rising levels of poisons in your shopping basket! Heavy metals such as cadmium can be found in whole grains including bread. Mercury, released into the ocean by industrial and mining processes, is present in deep water fish like tuna and aluminium is used as food colouring in some sweets. In fact, popular breakfast cereals and baby food often contain arsenic found in high levels in rice, as it’s grown in flood plains that release arsenic in the soil present from industrial pollution.
14 April 2016 | Editor
The recent news story calling for fruit juice not to be included as part of the recommended ‘5-a’day’ follows calls earlier this year by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) for the average intake of sugar to be halved in order to reduce rising levels of obesity.
11 April 2016 | Editor
The clearest link yet between eating a good breakfast and achieving higher academic performance has been made, according to a recent study.
24 March 2016 | Editor
After the food and drink indulgences of Christmas and New Year, we naturally start to think about getting back into shape in January. We all know junk foods are bad news for your waistline and new research is highlighting the negative effects these unhealthy foods also have on memory and cognitive function.
13 March 2016 | Editor
Vitamin D supplementation is being recommended for all children under the age of 5 as well as all pregnant and breastfeeding women as the number of cases of rickets has quadrupled in the past 15 years.
Rickets is a vitamin D deficiency disease resulting in softening of the bones which can lead to fractures and deformity.
17 September 2015 | Editor
The case of a three-year-old girl in the US who developed type 2 diabetes has driven doctors to raise fresh concerns about diet in childhood.
The child had a version of the illness more commonly seen in older people.
She weighed 35 kg (5.5 stone) when she saw specialists. And experts believe an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise played a large role in her condition.
The case is being discussed at this month's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
12 May 2015 | Editor
During pregnancy, your baby is totally reliant on what you eat as his or her only source of nourishment. So even with a good diet, extra specific nutrients can be important. Mums, even in Western developed countries, are often deficient in vitamins and minerals. Normal brain and eye development of the foetus