Inconsistencies across European national diet surveys hinders wider understanding of children's nutrient intake levels.
The new publication reviews and updates the 2013 European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and provides a platform on which specific guidelines can be developed at the national level.
An unknown proportion of adults and children with coeliac disease are offered an annual review. Within the NHS it will depend on where they live, and what it consists of varies greatly.
The manufacturers of formula milks in the UK have committed to adhere to a new Code of Practice. The Infant Nutrition Industry (INI) Code, developed by the British Specialist Nutrition Association, whose members include Danone, Nestlé, Abbott, HiPP and Mead Johnson, is designed to shed more light on how the UK infant nutrition industry operates and the high standards that can be expected from it. The Code will be regulated by a new, independent Code of Practice Authority (INICPA) which will investigate any complaints made and have the power to require any company found to be in breach of the INI Code to take appropriate steps to correct it.
A clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children.
Diets free from gluten and casein are often recommended as a way to reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems in children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). GI symptoms are of particular interest in these patients due to the correlation and prevalence with the severity of behavioural traits. But a new study published in Microbiome shows that the prebiotic supplement Bimuno® (GOS) may be an effective alternative to reduce symptoms in autistic children.
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Scientists have discovered new compounds that may explain whole grain health benefits, reports a new study led by the University of Eastern Finland. A high intake of whole grains increased the levels of betaine compounds in the body which, in turn, was associated with improved glucose metabolism, among other things. The findings shed new light on the cell level effects of a whole grain-rich diet, and can help in the development of increasingly healthy food products.