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Data supports public health measures to prevent weight gain and help with weight loss.

CHAT, a new online educational programme from leading health and nutrition experts – the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF) – will increase practitioner confidence in engaging and supporting families to make lifestyle changes to improve their short and long-term health.

Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate. This study is the first to investigate the role of vitamin D in recovery from burn injury and suggests that vitamin D supplementation may be a simple and cost-effective treatment to enhance burn healing.

People in treatment for eating disorders are poorly served when it comes to addressing the cultural aspects of eating problems, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The largest online survey1 of parents of children with Cows' Milk Allergy (CMA) in the UK, conducted by Allergy UK, confirms that there has been little improvement in the time it takes to get a diagnosis in the last five years.1 Comparative parent data from 2017 and 2012 shows that despite healthcare professionals (HCPs) demonstrating improved awareness and confidence, there is still work to be done to identify CMA sooner.

Full results from the European LipiDiDiet clinical trial were published online in The Lancet Neurology.1 The trial showed that in people with prodromal Alzheimer's (the pre-dementia stage of this disease), consumption of a once-daily medical nutrition drink, whilst not improving a specific neuropsychological test battery (NTB)*, did result in a significant stabilisation of everyday cognitive and functional performance, as well as reduced brain shrinkage. The drink contains 'Fortasyn Connect', a specific combination of essential fatty acids, vitamins and other nutrients**.

Scientists identity muscle proteins most responsive to exercise.

Underweight women and women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greater risk of experiencing an early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women, according to a study of nearly 80,000 women.

Marketing food as a 'snack' leads to increased consumption and continued overeating, a new study in the journal Appetite reports.

Changes might be used to help doctors stave off critical illness, say researchers.

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