5th January 2012 by SevenSeasLife | 1 Comments
In the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Mirror.co.uk, Dailymail.co.uk coverage has appeared highlighting the research published in the British Medical Journal which claims pregnant women who take high doses of fish oil supplements are less likely to have a child with an egg allergy. It is noted that children may also be less likely to develop eczema and includes comments from Dr Alex Richardson of Oxford University, who notes omega-3 supplements can lead to highly significant reductions in premature births and low baby weights. Study leader Maria Makrides, from the University of Adelaide, is also quoted noting higher intakes of omega-3 can reduce the risk of skin reactions in children. The Daily Mail piece also states that the Government advises pregnant women should not eat more than four portions of fish a week and it is further reported that those who are not obtaining enough omega-3 from diet alone should think about taking a supplement.
Please note that Seven Seas would always advise that any pregnant women should discuss their options with their own health professional before consuming any supplements.
And the Vitamin D Story continues:
Daily Express: A health product solution feature notes one in four children are lacking in vitamin D. And in the Daily Mail and Dailymail.co.uk: A feature on vitamin D notes deficiencies have been linked to conditions such as colds, heart disease, diabetes and cancer and highlights recent government advice underlining the importance of supplementation among vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. Dr Nick Harvey from Arthritis Research UK is quoted stressing the need for further studies to ascertain whether other population groups should be using supplements.
Red: A feature on vitamin D notes winter is the time when levels of vitamin D are lowest and includes comment from nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville who underlines the body’s store of vitamin D only lasts around sixty days and being deficient can put you at risk of diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease and some cancers.
Here is a round-up of the nutritional news:
Telegraph.co.uk: A feature on natural remedies notes cod liver oil contains long chain omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins D and A to help support the immune system. The piece points to previous research which has shown children who are given cod liver oil are less likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses during the winter and early spring.
Express.co.uk and Daily Express: An article has appeared highlighting sales of fish are at their highest in the UK for more than fifty years, noting oily fish is a good source of omega-3 oils which dietitians claim may prevent heart disease as well as lower cholesterol.
The Sun: In an interview with comedian Justin Collins, he reveals ten things he can’t live without and notes he thinks probiotics are the future, highlighting he drinks yakult everyday.
The Sun: In a fitness guru feature with personal trainer Zac Taylor, he suggests taking vitamin D to boost the immune system and help maintain healthy bones and teeth.
Mail on Sunday: A feature on vitamin D highlights the importance of the vitamin for building strong bones and notes deficiencies can cause rickets in children as it impairs the absorption of calcium. It is also noted low levels of vitamin D may affect growth, the age of walking and tooth development. The feature mentions government guidelines highlighting pregnant and breastfeeding women should take a vitamin D supplement, as featured previously.
Guardian.co.uk and The Guardian: A health feature with Dr Luisa Dillner notes small children require vitamin D to keep bones strong and healthy but warns they rarely obtain enough from diet alone. The article questions whether recent vitamin D publicity is a result of an industry push to promote certain brands, mentioning Cow and Gates’s Feeding for Life campaign, but goes onto highlight the rationale for supplementation, highlighting the recent comments by Dame Sally Davies recommending children under five should be given supplements. The article also contains comments from Colin Michie of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health who notes NICE guidelines also recommend children under five should be given vitamin D supplements if they don’t spend enough time in the sunshine. Please note we are continuing to maximise on the recent vitamin D coverage from a press office perspective where possible.
Dailymail.co.uk, Daily Mail and Scottish Daily Mail: An article on fertility has highlighted a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology which found vitamin D can help boost fertility in both men and women. The article includes comments from Oliver Gillie of the Health Research Forum who claims around 86 per cent of British people don’t have optimum levels of vitamin D in their body. The lead author of the study, Dr Elisa Lerchbaum is quoted highlighting people can increase vitamin D intake through supplements but no brands are mentioned in the article.
Following the recent media coverage around vitamin D, there has been further reporting which highlights a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
The coverage has appeared following two separate hospital surveys By Dr Irene Scheimberg from the Royal London Hospital and Dr Marta Cohen from the Sheffield Children’s Hospital which found 75 per cent of children who succumbed to SIDS were deficient in vitamin D. The coverage includes the previously reported comments from the Government’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies highlighting doctors and nurses should be encouraging supplementation for those at risk of deficiency such as pregnant women, children under six months and the over 65s. A variety of experts are featured including Professor George Ebers from Oxford University who believes there is now sufficient evidence to justify vitamin D supplementation among the entire British population, and in particular through the winter months when many suffer from vitamin D deficiency. However Scotland’s chief medical officer Sir Harry Burns is also quoted advising caution when it comes to widescale vitamin D supplementation, noting this could be dangerous and recommends waiting for further evidence of randomised studies in large populations. A number of the articles highlight some foods have been fortified with vitamin D however the best source of the vitamin is sunlight. The Daily Mail articles note cod liver oil is another source of vitamin D but no supplement brands are mentioned. The story has been picked up by Bbc.co.uk, Guardian.co.uk, The Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, and Thisislondon.co.uk.
Msn.co.uk: A feature on what to eat to avoid flu includes comments from nutritionist Kate Peck who highlights various nutrients play a role in the immune system including vitamin C and A, zinc and probiotics but does not mention supplements as she recommends obtaining these vitamins from food.
Dailymail.co.uk: An article has appeared highlighting new research which found people treated with Pycnogenol supplements containing tree bark antioxidants boosted levels of skin elasticity.
Mirror.co.uk: Following yesterday’s article in The Mirror which highlighted Vitamin D deficiencies in the UK the article has appeared on the Daily Mirror’s website
Dailymail.co.uk: An article has appeared highlighting the amount of teenagers who don’t use sun cream when spending time outdoors. The article includes comments from paediatrician Dr Benjamin Jacobs who notes youngsters in Britain are lacking in vitamin D and he underlines spending time in the sun is essential to increasing vitamin D levels. Professor Alan Smith from Arthritis Research UK also notes those who don’t spend enough time in the sun should eat plenty of oily fish and take supplements to obtain enough vitamin D but does not mention any brands.
The Sun: Today features a healthometer highlighting research from the University of Bristol which found children who have the highest levels of vitamin D produced from sun exposure are less likely to suffer from depression.
Woman’s Weekly: An article about vitamins notes the latest UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey found many of us have low levels of vitamins D and B2, putting our health at risk. The article highlights the benefits of a range of different vitamins but suggests obtaining them through diet rather than supplements. Read our Nutrional defciency article, or take our Nutrition aware tool.
Women’s Running: A feature on the benefits of oily fish highlights fish oils are a good source of omega-3 EFAs and have been shown to help with weight management as they can prevent cravings, boost metabolism, reduce inflammation, and support heart health. It is also noted government surveys suggest we are not obtaining enough omega-3 through diet and recommends taking supplements to boost levels. Whilst we did provide product information to the journalist they chose to feature BioCare, Higher Nature and Nordic Naturals cod liver oil supplements.
Women’s Running: Features an article on boosting mood whilst noteing a lack of vitamin D has been linked to depression and highlights oily fish can help with symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Check out our article on Foods to help beat drepression
BBC Breakfast: A feature on vitamin D has appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning again discussing the issue of vitamin D deficiency. It highlighted vitamin D supplements are recommended for people at risk of deficiency including all pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under five and the elderly. The feature includes comment from Dr Benjamin Jacobs and he highlights the recent rise in vitamin D deficiencies underlines the lack of awareness among health care professionals of the dangers associated with this deficiency. Dr Jacobs suggests that current RDA levels of vitamin D in the UK are very conservative and fall short of other countries such as the US and highlights the importance of raising awareness of the benefit of supplementation.
Msn.co.uk: A diet feature has highlighted research by the University of California which suggests eating fish four times a week could double the effectiveness of any weight loss plan due to the essential fats contained in fish oil which inhibit fat formation, control appetite and activate fat burning genes in the liver.
Daily Express and Express.co.uk: A feature on healthy breakfasts notes pregnant people should consider eating cereals which are fortified with vitamins and also recommends taking a folic acid supplement during the first three months of pregnancy.
Daily Mail: An article on pregnancy notes new research by the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology in Granada which highlights the importance of eating oily fish for the development of babies as it is a source of key antioxidants and vitamin D.
Express.co.uk: An article has appeared highlighting research by the National Diet and Nutrition Survey that claims health conscious women who eat mainly fish and chicken may not be obtaining enough iron, leading to various health risks. The article includes comments from Dr Christian Jessen who highlights high rates of iron deficiency in the UK are a concern and it is also noted that less than a third of women polled were aware that a lack of iron could reduce attention span and learning ability. The research was commissioned by the food industry body who seek to inform consumers and the media of the benefits of healthy eating.
Thetimes.co.uk and The Times: An article about weight loss in men notes the omega-3 content of oily fish can act as an anti-inflammatory and has been linked to weight loss.
Sunday Telegraph: In a feature discussing which natural health remedies actually work, nutritionist Sara Stanner highlights cod liver oil contains long chain omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins D and A which are good for the immune system. She also draws attention to research suggesting children who take cod liver oil are less likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses.
Mail on Sunday: A feature on alternative health solutions notes omega-3 essential fatty acids can reduce Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) symptoms and suggests children who don’t eat fish should be given a supplement.
Thesun.co.uk and The Sun: A feature on improving performance at work notes stress can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system and increases your susceptibility to infections and allergies. It is highlighted vitamin C and zinc can help boost immunity.
Woman’s Way: In a feature on hidden fats, nutritionist Emma Buckley recommends people who aren’t eating at least two portions of oily fish a week should take a fish oil supplement as studies have shown they can help restore insulin sensitivity and assist with efficient fat burning.
Dailymail.co.uk and Daily Mail: An article has appeared highlighting new research by the University of Bristol which found children with high levels of vitamin D are 10% less likely to suffer from depression. The article notes vitamin D3 supplements were found to have the strongest anti-depression link and suggests further trials into how supplements can prevent depression should concentrate on vitamin D3. The article includes comments from Oliver Gillie from the Health Research Forum who notes consumers should be made aware of the different types of vitamin D supplements as it is almost impossible to obtain enough through a healthy diet. The piece notes that in the UK the Food Standards Agency does not recommend a daily dose of vitamin D unless you are elderly, pregnant or unexposed to the sun. It is interesting to see further research into the link between vitamin D and mental health.
Tip: Check out our Kids & Teens section for more information on which nutrients are important to health in growing children.
Cosmopolitan Body: A feature about how to stay in shape includes comments from Dr Mark Hyman from the Institute of Functional Medicine who notes ‘B vitamins are the oil that greases the wheels of your metabolic engine’ and suggests taking a daily multivitamin if you can’t obtain them from your diet.
Cosmopolitan Body: A feature on blasting body fat includes comments from Dr Frankie Phillips on how to avoid feeling bloated and putting on weight. The feature highlights probiotics can boost immunity, calm the stomach and aid. It is also noted that taking a multivitamin containing vitamin E, B6 and calcium can help with bloating associated with PMS.
Tip: read up on the Mechanics of the Monthly Cycle and PMS – A Balanced Approach – the potential causes of PMS
Prima Baby: In a child health Q&A feature with nutrition scientists Claire Williamson of the British Nutrition Foundation, she notes vitamin D is important for bone development and in extreme cases a lack of it can lead to rickets, highlighting the Department of Health recommends children aged six months to five years take dietary supplements.
Woman’s Weekly: A wellbeing feature on recovering faster from flu highlights probiotic supplements can help boost your immune system, especially if you have been taking antibiotics.
The research flagged yesterday by University College London which highlights that vitamin D could boost eyesight and slow the rate of vision deterioration associated with age related macular degeneration (AMD), has now appeared online on Mirror.co.uk, Independent.co.uk, Express.co.uk, PA News Wire, Reuters.co.uk, Telegraph.co.uk and Msn.co.uk.
Reuters: In other news, according to research by California State University, older women may be able to boost their muscle strength by adding fish oil supplements to their exercise routine. The article notes fish oils are best known for heart health benefits but there is also evidence they can improve nerve function and the body’s response to strengthening exercises. Catherine Jackson, Professor of Kinesiology at California State University believes the findings are intriguing but need further study. It is also noted that fish oils can have side effects and may interfere with the efficacy of some medications so it is recommended to consult a doctor before taking fish oils.
International Herald Tribune: A small feature draws attention to research by John Hopkins University which claims too much vitamin D can be as harmful to health as too little. It is noted that although vitamin D supplements have a role to play in maintaining cardiovascular health, they can only help up to a point and too much of the vitamin can lead to an increase in levels of reactive proteins (CRP) in the blood which can be harmful.
Today has seen wide spread media coverage (in Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk, The Independent, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, The Sun and the Daily Mirror) of new research, by University College London which has been published in the journal Neurobiology of Ageing. The research focuses on the potential of vitamin D to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), due to its ability to limit disease progression and also notes it could be useful in preventing other age-related health problems including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.
Lead scientist Professor Glen Jeffery, from the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London, has said that: “Government agencies should start paying a little bit of attention to this. Vitamin D supplements could save money and improve public health.” The team also call for more clinical research into the benefits of Vitamin D.
The Times: An article on child nutrition notes the government has endorsed an 80 page “Eat Better, Start Better” guide designed for nursery staff on how to feed toddlers including basic information on why it is good for children to eat fruit and avoid too much sugar.
The Times: In an article about boosting brain function, nutritionist and dietitian Amanda Ursell notes recent evidence published in the journal Neurology suggests older people with high levels of vitamins C, D, E and omega-3 fats in their blood performed better in mental performance tests. Amanda recommends obtaining these nutrients through diet.
Mail on Sunday featured two interesting articles referring to nutrition:
One, on Vitamin D which highlights new research, by University College London, that found this vitamin may also help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The piece also refers to previous research which has drawn attention to the benefits of Vitamin D to bone health, in addition to an association in protecting against cancer, aiding weight loss and improving mood.
The second, a feature on cellulitis, includes advice on how to improve skin health and the piece suggests taking an omega-3 supplement to help moisturise the skin. This article also notes that antibiotic skin treatments can deplete good bacteria in the body and recommends taking a probiotic supplement to readdress the balance.
The BBC.co.uk reports on a study by the European Food Information Council, which points out that British people are not eating enough food or vegetables despite nutritional advice being widely available. The study claims the UK average for fruit and vegetable consumption falls well below the European average and the recommended consumption by the World Health Organisation.
Perhaps you might want to check out the principles of healthy eating to provide you with some easy guidelines to follow.
Daily Mail and Dailymail.co.uk & Metro: There has been a couple of pieces of coverage referring to the research by consumer watchdog Which?, that claims some nutritional therapists, who were under their investigation were, in the consumer watchdogs opinion, giving irresponsible and incorrect advice and unfounded diagnostic testing to patients. The article includes comments from the British Dietetic Association (BDA), who highlight the difference between dietitians and nutritional therapists. The BDA draw attention to the fact nutritional therapists are not qualified whilst registered dietitians, working in the UK, are educated to degree level and must be registered with the Health Professions Council. There are further comments from the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy which underline its members are bound by a strict code of ethics.
Irish Daily Mail: Comments on the wide spectrum of health benefits research continues to associate with Vitamin D. The winter health feature notes that a lack of vitamin D can cause dark circles to form around the eyes and highlights many people take vitamin D supplements to boost their levels of the nutrient. The feature does also include a reference to American research which notes that too much vitamin D in the body can lead to strokes.
Research into Vitamin D continues to show more and more positive health benefits for ensuring that we all get enough vitamin D on a daily basis, but do you know what the recommended amount for Vitamin D is? From supplements its 5 µg, which is generally found in both cod liver oil capsules and multivitamins. The Upper Safe Limit as advised by the Expert Committe is 25 µg.
The Sun: The story behind the benefits of Vitamin B12 in improving both short and long term memorty. The article reports on Australian research where those who took B12 vitamins performed better in memory tests and showed fewer signs of depression.
There seems to be more and more news on the research into the benefits of B Vitamins and memory over the last couple of weeks. Remember to check out B-Mind Fuel – Brain Food for advice on what foods you might want to consider as part of your diet.
Natural Health and Beauty: Shows a questions and answer feature with Dr Marian Spiezia, where he suggests taking Vitamin B7 to help strengthen nails.
Did you know that Vitamin B7 is more commonly called Biotin and is found in liver, kidney, eggs, soya beans, peanuts, wholegrain cereals, milk and cheese. In supplement form Biotin is commomly found in a Multivitamin or B Complex supplements.
If you buy this week’s Hello! you will also get a supplementary magazine called Beauty Book – which features a wide range of health and beauty hints and tips. It also includes a section on “Little Extras – Modern lifestyles can leading us lacking essential nutrients” and the benefits for and against supplementation.
You might also want to consider the principles of healthy eating if you are looking to improve the nutrients in your daily diet.
Reuters.com and Dailymail.co.uk both hightlight the story of the Australian National University study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition which suggests vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may improve memory. Lead researcher Janine Walker is quoted saying vitamins have an important role to play in promoting healthy ageing and mental wellbeing.
Eating the right foods and providing our bodies with enough of the right nutrients is vital to our long term health – and also for the health of our brains – so B-Mind Fuel of your brain food!
Zest: A feature on fertility highlights omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are essential for reproductive health and suggests supplementing a healthy balanced diet with a pregnancy multi-nutrient. The feature also highlights the importance of vitamin D and recommends consulting your doctor to check you are deficient before taking a supplement. Also in the magazine a feature on palpitations, Dr Rob Hicks where he suggests increasing your intake of iron to help prevent anaemia which can be a trigger for palpitations.
Look: A life consultancy feature includes advice from nutritionist Dale Pinnock who has drawn attention to new research from the University of South Australia which claimed eating two to four portions of oily fish a week can help you lose weight. It notes people who took fish oil supplements alongside a moderate exercise regime lost more weight than those that didn’t. It is claimed the secret is down to omega-3 fatty acids which help convert fat into energy.
Woman’s Own: A feature on vitamin D notes surprisingly Kylie Minogue has recently suffered from vitamin D deficiency.
There are more and more reports about vitamin D deficiencies particularly in children and pregnant women.
Woman: In a Q&A feature with Dr Ellie Cannon she advises taking probiotics and prebiotics to help with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome noting the friendly bacteria stimulate the digestive tract.
Check out our feature on the workings and tips to improve gut health in The Gut, The Bad and The Ugly.
Best: A feature on thinning hair notes omega-3, 6 and 9 supplements may help with symptoms of hair loss caused by hormonal changes.
If you are not aware of the different nutrients you may need for different lifestages check out Eating Well for Advancing Age.
Dailymail.co.uk and Daily Mail: In an article about growing old before your time, physiotherapist Sammy Margo highlights there is evidence to suggest omega-3-6-9 fish oils may have an anti-inflammatory effect and help ease joint pain, especially among 50 to 70 year olds.
Have a look at what foods are good for focus and concentration
Express.co.uk: An article about detox diets includes comments from dietitian Dale Rees who points to the dangers of low-calorie diets as there is a chance you may not obtain essential vitamins and minerals leading to muscle tissue deterioration.
Daily Mirror: In a feature on energy boosters nutritionist Patrick Holford suggests supercharging your breakfast by including foods containing omega 3 and 6 fatty acids while Dr Rob Hicks notes taking an iron supplement may help reduce symptoms of fatigue.
Have a look at our article on how to increase your enegry levels.
The Independent: An article on brain function has highlighted the research by the University of Oxford which claims taking vitamin B supplements can slow the rate of brain atrophy in elderly people by up to two years.
B-Mind Fuel and check out what nutrients to consider as Brain Food
Country Living: A feature discussing the benefits of supplements highlights the power of probiotics and includes quotes from Professor Glenn Gibson who recommends taking a probiotic supplement to build up the body’s defences after taking antibiotics. The same supplement feature as above also highlights the benefits of cod liver oil for mobility and joint health.
It’s worth checking out Is fish oil the same as Omega 3 for more information on cod liver oil and the essential nutrients EPA and DHA and their benefits to our health.
Running Fitness: An article on sports injuries has highlighted research which claims vitamin D deficiency increases the chance of muscle injury. The article suggests taking a vitamin D or cod liver oil supplement. This magazine also runs a feature on memory and has highlighted the US research which suggests vitamin B deficiency may be linked to memory and thinking problems.
The Lady: A feature on supplements underlines the importance of taking vitamins and minerals to ward off colds in winter, noting much of the natural goodness from food is destroyed when processed by the body and therefore it may be beneficial to take supplements.
Times.co.uk: A New Year health feature notes consumption of monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fats found in oily fish is linked with a reduced risk of heart.
Have a look at our video on how to keep to look after your heart health this winter from cardiologist, Professior Martin Cowie.
Scottish Daily Express and Daily Express: The feature on boosting brain function after the age of 45 has appeared and suggests taking supplements including zinc, iron, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.
If you want to B Mind-Fuel our Brain Fuel article will be a good starting place for your brain nutrition.
The Runner’s World feature ‘running the numbers’ highlights that 56% Runner’s World readers take vitamin supplements and they suggest taking one that includes B vitamins as athletes need more of these energy boosters. They also conducted an online poll, and 10% of their readers think taking supplements is the most important thing to staying healthy.
The BBC Breakfast show today featured a programme on the the lack of vitamin D in British diets, commenting that almost half the population was deficient, whilst also drawing attention to the rise in cases of rickets among children.
The piece highlighted the health problems associated with vitamin D deficiency, in addition to rickets, such as susceptibility to heart disease, cancer and multiple sclerosis. The piece also contained expert comments from Dr Benjamin Jacobs from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital who highlighted that rickets is preventable. Journalist and campaigner, Oliver Gillie was also interviewed and highlighted the lack of oily fish in diets and that the British climate was contributing to the problem.
The piece went on to note that the government guidelines recommend vitamin D supplements to the over 65s, children and women who are breast feeding and Dr Carrie Ruxton highlighted that the government was not doing enough to promote its own policy around vitamin D supplements and should be actively encouraging people to take them.
In addition to this headline news, a number of health and nutrition features have appeared;
Woman’s Weekly - An oral health feature notes that cracked lips can be caused by vitamin B deficiency and suggests supplementing your diet with a daily vitamin B complex tablet. It also highlights the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and suggests considering a supplement if you do not eat enough oily fish. There is also a feature on fats where nutritionist Amanda Ursell notes that omega-3 is vital for a healthy brain and circulation and recommends eating one serving of oily fish each week.
Check out Is Fish Oil the same as Omega 3?
Women’s Fitness: A feature on hidden fat burners notes omega-3 fatty acids can help support weight loss by increasing enzymes involved in fat burning and it adds that vitamin C helps produce carnitine, a compound that helps break down fat.
In a feature in Bliss! Magazine on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sue Pavlovich from the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association notes taking vitamin D may help improve symptoms of the condition.
Handy read; Foods to beat depression
Healthy Food Guide has a magazine feature on looking younger, where nutritionist Amanda Ursell notes that omega-3 fats are important for healthy skin.
Check out our Omega 3 foods infographic
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Thesun.co.uk and The Sun: A feature containing tips on how to give your body a boost in 2012 notes skin problems can be a sign of nutritional deficiencies and includes comments from dermatologist Dr Christopher Rowland-Payne who notes healthy omega-3 oils from oily fish can help moisten the skin from the inside out.
Daily Express: A feature on maintaining a youthful look contains advice from Dr Yannis Alexandris from the London Clinic in Harley Street who advocates supplements for improving skin and general health.
The Sun: A feature on osteoporosis notes vitamin D can help keep bones strong and healthy while also highlighting a deficiency can increase risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and depression. The article suggests increasing intake of vitamin D by taking cod liver oil.
Woman’s Weekly: A feature on how to prevent allergies naturally contains advice from Dr Sarah Brewer who attributes allergies in part to a lack of omega-3 fish oils in diets. Dr Brewer goes on to note fish oil and probiotic supplements can improve symptoms of atopic eczema, highlighting there is research which suggests taking probiotics during pregnancy may reduce the risk of a baby developing eczema.
Woman: A feature on heart health contains a range of practical advice to avoid heart problems and highlights consuming fatty fish can reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by up to 33 per cent.
Woman’s Weekly: A feature on bloating highlights Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects one in three people and notes some people find probiotics helpful but emphasises they must be taken for at least a month before the effects will be felt.
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