Posts Tagged ‘Elderly’

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. […]

Rickets returns

Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

A review published in the BMJ this week suggests that rickets is becoming disturbingly common amongst British children. Rickets is caused by vitamin D deficiency, which is triggered by insufficient sunlight and poor diet. It has been suggested that long periods of time spent indoors are contributing to the problem. The researchers from Newcastle University […]

Meals-on-wheels lack vital nutrients

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Research carried out by Trinity College Dublin has found that meals-on-wheels dinners are lacking in vital nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamn D and calcium. As a result, the report stated that over a third of reciepients were malnourished or at risk of nutrient deficiency. The average meal contributed only 25% of the daily requirement […]