Study Links Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Changes in Genetic Profile

Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol consumption has been a fixture in human society for thousands of years, however the long-term effect of alcohol on the human body has only recently begun to be exposed. Professor Dipak Sarkar, of Rutgers University, authored a study on the genes linked to the control of drinking behaviour in partnership with the Yale School […]

Study Links Healthy Eating to Decreased Risk of Cardiovascular Death


A recent study has found that, out of all cardiovascular deaths in Europe over the last ten years, almost half (49%) could have been prevented with better nutrition! This just reiterates what us Dietitians have been saying for years – let food be thy medicine! When it comes to good nutrition for heart health, we […]

Keto Diet Linked to Increased Inflammation of the Bowel

Keto Diet

Recent research using an artificial intestine or human gut simulator has found that switching from a balanced diet to a high-fat, no-carb diet (Keto diet) increased strains of bacteria that metabolise fatty acids and lowered the number of bacteria such as Bacteroides, Clostridium, and Roseburia which break down protein and carbohydrates. Reducing the diversity in […]

New Study Reveals Public Confusion Between Allergies and Food Intolerance

Food Intolerance

A recent survey has estimated 1 in 10 adults have a food allergy, but twice as many (1 in 5) think they do. When asked about their symptoms, many people were actually describing a possible food intolerance, rather than a true allergy. The public’s confusion between a food allergy vs. intolerance has heightened in recent […]

Probiotics Found to Protect the Skeletons of Older Women

For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to […]

Removal of Sweets from Supermarket Checkouts Linked to Fewer Unhealthy Snack Purchases

Snack Purchases

A new study led by Cambridge University has linked the removal of sweets from supermarket checkouts to dramatic falls in unhealthy snack purchases! Supermarket checkouts provide a unique location for prompting purchases as all customers have to pass through them to pay and may spend considerable time in queues; however, the majority of food at […]

New Study Sheds Light on the Link Between Alcohol and Mood

Do different kinds of alcohol have different impacts on mood? According to a study by the Global Drug Survey, many people felt that certain alcoholic beverages made them behave in certain ways – but does this actually occur? Turns out there is no evidence that different types of alcohol effect your mood differently. One potential […]

Gratitude Linked to Healthier Eating in New Study

New research in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has discovered that gratitude can lead to healthier eating habits. The Study In the study, researchers split up 1,017 ninth- and tenth-grade students into four groups. Each group spent five minutes per week, over the course of a month, writing a gracious letter to someone who […]

Lyrica Linked to Depression and Suicides


The sinister side-effects of prescription medications. Lyrica is used widely in populations with simple neural pain such a sciatica to the complex needs of clients with peripheral neuropathy. A new study shows that Lyrica is linked to depression and suicides. Once considered a safer alternative to Opioids for pain relief, it has now come to […]

High Salt Diet may Kill off Good Gut Bacteria

High Salt

New data suggests that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria, and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and diseases affecting the immune system. But how does salt upset our body’s delicate balance? Scientists are already aware of a link between high blood pressure and a diet high in salt, […]

Rebellion Can Be Used to Make Teenagers Eat Healthier

That’s right, if your teenager won’t eat their greens, try telling them NOT to eat them. Turns out, rebellion is the key! The findings suggest that advising teenagers about the manipulative marketing tactics found throughout the food industry reduces their consumption of sugary food and drinks. Contrasting this however, the study also found that promoting […]

Exercise and Diet Apps Shown to Improve Youth Health

Youth Health

With concerns of digital technology harming youth health, a new study from the University of Birmingham says that mobile applications focused on exercise, diet and wellness promote their overall well-being and act as effective learning tools. The Study The study showed that young people are “critical participants” of digital health technologies and are able to judge […]

Wholegrains Shown to be Superior to Refined Grains


If you choose to eat grains, then here’s some really interesting research showing yet another benefit of why you should be eating wholegrains over refined grains. NOTE: there is no law that says you have to – only guidelines! The positive link with wholegrains and weight regulation is likely from the fibre and is a […]

Pregnancy Nutrition: Impact of Nutrition on Development of Babies

Pregnancy Nutrition

According to new research, women hoping to conceive should follow a healthy diet for years in preparation. Apparently, pregnancy nutrition has shown to impact the development of babies. A new study led by researchers at The University College of London has revealed the importance of a healthy and consistent diet when it comes to motherhood. […]

High Protein Diet Shown to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s


High-protein diets rich in fish, meat and nuts may help to stave off Alzheimer’s disease later in life, new research from Edith Cowan University suggests. The study found a link between high protein intake and lower levels of dangerous protein in the brain, but more research is needed to better understand what is behind this […]

Why Personal Trainers Shouldn’t Give Nutrition Advice

Qualified fitness trainers certainly know how to do a workout correctly, but do they know what we should be eating? Should they be giving nutrition advice? You don’t have to go too deep into social media to find a personal trainer offering both fitness programs AND “Personalised Diet Plans” – sounds like a winning combo, […]

Diabetes Management Improved by Weekly Nutrition Education

Diabetes Management

New research points to nutritional education and dietary changes as best for Diabetes management, rather than just prescription medication according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine held free nutrition classes in their offices after working hours for groups of […]

Chromium Supplementation May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Everybody wants a quick fix with nutrition. These easy options rarely exist, but in terms of managing or reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, chromium supplementation may be an option that provides benefits without taking much willpower. A review of 25 RCTs found that on average, Chromium supplementation reduced HbA1C by 0.55% and fasting […]

The Link Between Macular Degeneration and Diet

According to new research from the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, a poor diet has been placed amongst smoking, age and family history as the main risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to an ophthalmologist at Krieger Eye Institute, patients who eat high-fat, high-cholesterol diets have a higher risk of developing macular […]

Fatty Fish Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Heart Disease

According to a new study published in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, consuming fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring, up to four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. The Study For the study, around 100 men and women […]

Parkinson’s Disease may be Prevented by Eating Fish

Parkinson's Disease

A new study from Chalmers University of Technology has revealed a surprising link between a protein found in fish (β-parvalbumin) and the prevention of Parkinson’s disease. The protein, β-parvalbumin, which is interestingly also a common allergen found in fish, has been shown to prevent the formation of toxic fibres throughout the human body which contribute to […]

Could Vitamin D Supplements Treat IBS?

An interesting new review has come out demonstrating that people with IBS are likely to be deficient in vitamin D! There is also evidence to suggest that supplementation with vitamin D may significantly reduce the symptoms in those who were deficient. The sample sizes available were too small for this to be 100% conclusive, however […]

High Levels of Toxins found in Vegan Protein Supplements

According to a new study from The Clean Label Project, an American non-profit organisation that investigates the safety and claims of labels, a good portion of the most popular protein supplements may have unsafe levels of metals and toxins. In fact, out of the 134 products tested, more than 90% contained detectable levels of at […]

Paleo Diet Inaccurate According to New Study

New research suggests that the controversial Paleo Diet should be incorporating more fish, rather than red meat. A new study from Lund University in Sweden has revealed that importance of red meat in the Paleo Diet has most likely been exaggerated. . The researchers at Lund examined Stone Age, skeletal remains from 82 individuals, and found […]

Omega-3 Supplementation Effectiveness Questioned by New Study

“There is evidence that taking omega-3 capsules does not reduce heart disease, stroke or death.”⠀ ⠀ These findings will throw a spanner into the nutrition world. ⠀ ⠀ As you will find however, it does not show that it will worsen the effect either. So people don’t necessarily have to stop. But like many other […]