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TalkingNutrition

Providing perspectives on recent research into vitamins and nutritionals

Entries filed under 'General nutrition'

    is immunization the future of Alzheimer's disease treatment

    Is immunization the future of Alzheimer’s disease treatment?

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, and is expected to affect 131.5 million people by 2050. With this in mind, it’s clear to see why so much research is being carried out to help prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. 

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    Beyond immunity: vitamin C may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality

    Vitamin C has long been associated with immunity and, when faced with the common cold, a glass of orange juice is often the first thing people turn to for a boost. However, mounting evidence suggests that the health benefits of vitamin C may reach further than previously thought, particularly in supporting cardiovascular health. Notably, a study recently published in Nutrients has highlighted that an increased intake of the vitamin may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality (CVM) and, in some models, the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including myocardial infarction and stroke. Following World Heart Day 2017, read on to discover the role of vitamin C in cardiovascular health. 

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    Lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation may slow progression of age-related macular degeneration and save EU billions in healthcare costs

    Eye health is a leading health concern worldwide and, with 17.1 million people across the European Union (EU) alone suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it is clear to see why.1 AMD is a progressive degenerative eye disease and one of the main causes of vision loss.2 It affects the central vision, leaving those affected unable to see well directly ahead of them and potentially leading to a loss of independence and an inability to perform daily tasks. However, a new study by Frost & Sullivan has found that a daily consumption of 10mg of lutein and 2mg of zeaxanthin may help to slow the progression of AMD – increasing the health of the population and offering significant savings in public spending. 

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    Will a Multivitamin Reduce Risk of Deficiency?

    One of the reasons why I chose to study nutrition science was so that I could understand a subject that would have a direct impact on my own life. Having a healthy diet is important to me, and it has been fascinating to learn about what goes into a healthy diet and the reasoning behind the dietary recommendations. An important lesson for me has been that there are many dietary patterns associated with good health. Even so, it seems like everyone has an opinion about nutrition.

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    Food Vision Asia: Can Asia win the war on diabetes and obesity?

    The focal point of discussions at this year’s Food Vision Asia, a three-day leadership forum for Asia’s food and nutrition industry, centered around how the region is tackling the growing diabetes epidemic it is facing.

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