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The Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) were recently awarded the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) Grant at the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress, which took place in The Netherlands, during September.

Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). This is the first time AICR/WCRF research links whole grains independently to lower cancer risk.

Non-obese people with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017.

The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development, according to researchers.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that people at the highest risk of Type 2 diabetes should be given intensive exercise and weight loss help by the NHS.

Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK's number one provider of home-delivered frozen meals, has launched a new selection of Purée Petite meals following the range's success.

A large dietary study from 18 countries, across seven geographic regions has found that even relatively moderate intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes such as beans and lentils may lower a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death.

Blanket health messages to lower red meat intakes could have adverse implications on the micronutrient quality of women's diets, particularly intakes of zinc and vitamin D, according to a new study published in Nutrients.1

A study by researchers at King's College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are recommended by the UK government.

Inability to open packaging has long been a source of frustration for many people and led to the use of the term 'Wrap Rage'. A survey by the consumer organisation Which? found that one in five people switch brands or avoid products that are difficult to open. For many of the people surveyed the only option to access their packaging was to hand it to a relative or partner to open, or to use a tool such as a knife or even a screwdriver.

Encouraging healthy eating and physical activity during pregnancy limits excess weight gain and lowers the odds of having a caesarean section, finds a study published by The BMJ.

In a randomised clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group.

The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases with increased weight gain between pregnancies, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Linn Sorbye of the University of Bergen, Norway, and colleagues.

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study has found that deficits in the sense of smell are important contributors to the frequently observed lack of appetite in patients with serious kidney disease.

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