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Those who suffer from this disorder are not making it up - indeed, we could...

History has a habit of repeating itself. Just like coeliac disease and fibromyalgia before it, gluten sensitivity has attracted scepticism from certain health professionals, who are firmly convinced it amounts to nothing more than collective hysteria. For them, the reason that thousands of people have chosen to ‘go gluten-free’ is...
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Taking selected minerals and nutrients improves running time

Can taking a supplement for just one month boost your sports performance? Apparently so, according to a recent study, as long as you choose your micronutrients carefully. The winning combination here was based on three minerals involved in energy metabolism and two nutrients with well-documented effects on sports performance. The...
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Omega-3 fatty acids for reducing the risk of allergy

A new study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden reveals that a high level of omega-3 fatty acids in children at the age of 8 is associated with a decreased risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 1 . The study was published in the Journal of...
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Becoming a vegetarian or vegan: how does it affect nutritional requirements?

What better time to adopt a more environmentally-friendly diet than November – World Vegan Month. Characterised by the rejection of animal source foods, veganism is very much on the rise. But aside from ideological and ethical aspects, how does switching to a vegan diet affect nutritional needs and health? Is...
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3 medicinal plants for fighting asthma attacks

On this, World Asthma Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reminds us that 235 million people across the globe are affected by this chronic disease 1 . Contrary to popular belief, it can develop at any age, manifesting as asthma attacks in which the sufferer has difficulty breathing. These attacks...
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