Posts Tagged ‘B vitamins’

Cut Your Risk of Cancer by Reducing Red Meat Consumption

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2011

An independent report by the Scientific Advisory Committee reviewed the links between meat consumption and bowel cancer. It suggested those who eat at least 90g of red or processed meat a day faced higher levels of the disease. This is significant as bowel cancer kills around 16,500 people in the UK every year. The DoH […]

Study shows raised homocysteine levels are linked to dementia

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011

An article in Nature Journal confirms previous evidence that raised homocysteine levels are a likely primary predictor and potential cause of the brain damage that identifies Alzheimer’s.  ’homocysteine is associated with an increase in the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia’ Levels of Homocysteine area associated with a lack of Vitamin B6, B12 and Folic acid. […]

Nutrient deficiencies are sweeping across Britain

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Millions of adults and children in the UK are risking poor health and even serious illness because of major shortfalls in their nutrition, according to an important new report out today The researchers found that a quarter of women have inadequate intakes of iron, more than 50% lack the antioxidant selenium and nearly one in […]

B vitamins may prevent heart disease and stroke

Posted: Monday, April 26th, 2010

Research published this month in the journal Stroke has found that people who eat a diet high in B vitamins are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. A study in Japan analysed dietary questionnaires completed by more than 23,000 men and women. During an average 14 years of follow-up, 986 of the respondents died from stroke, 424 died […]