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Nutritional solutions to counteract the negative impact of air pollution
Micronutrients – we all need them, our whole life. But which ones are important for different age groups?
Nutrition plays a pivotal role in healthy aging, including maintaining cognition.
Despite the widespread knowledge of vitamin C deficiency, there is considerable variation in recommendations that differ more than two-fold depending on the country issuing the nutrition advice. Is it time these recommendations are increased?
Food fortification and enrichment are two population-level strategies that can improve micronutrient status. Today’s trend of nutritional defortification is, unfortunately, paving the way for nutritional deficiencies.
Awareness of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is high . Consumers rate omega-3 fatty acids as being particularly healthy for the heart, eyes and brain, supported by a strong scientific basis. Yet many myths about omega-3 fatty acids abound. We help you sort fact from fiction in omega-3 science.
Vitamin D deficiency is often found in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Marine omega-3 fatty acids are important for the developing brain, adult brain health and protection against cognitive decline in the elderly. DHA is an important structural part of the nervous tissue whilst circulating EPA levels appear to be important in prevention of the onset of depression. This review will examine the current evidence with regard to efficacy.