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Warning over home allergy kits

IBS and bloating

June 17th, 2015 by

Leading scientists have warned that many over-the-counter allergy kits – including food allergy kits – are not reliable.  Stuart Jones – principal biochemist at King George Hospital, London – has called for more regulation of the sector. Allergies, and the harmful effects of allergies, have increased over the years.  For example UK hospital admissions for […]

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M&S to add vitamin D to its packaged bread

June 9th, 2015 by

Fortification of all UK produced flour (except wholemeal) became a legal requirement soon after the Second World War. At this time of food shortages the population were missing out on essential nutrients and vitamins. The Government wanted to improve the health of the nation so decided that, by law, flour should include added vitamins and […]

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Skipping meals linked to abdominal weight gain

June 5th, 2015 by

New research from the Ohio State Univesity has found that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain. Mice who were given all their calories in one meal were compared with mice who had free access to food and their weight-loss and subsequent weight gain was measured […]

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