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Can Omega-3 reduce anti-social behaviour amongst children?

  A two-year study looking into the effects of Omega-3 has found a significant reduction in anti-social behaviour amongst children taking a daily supplement. The study, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (1), saw 100 children aged between 8-16 given Omega-3 supplementation, and another 100 given a placebo. At the end of the study, it was discovered that children taking the daily supplement saw a 41.6% reduction in parent-related externalised anti-social behaviour. Furthermore, internalised child behaviours – such as depression – also reduced by 68.4%. Vitamin...
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Reduced pregnancy rate in women undergoing IVF treatment linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study has found that women with a vitamin D deficiency are far less likely to conceive through IVF treatment. The study – the largest of its kind to date – was published by The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (1) and found that women with sufficient levels of vitamin D (20 ng/ml) were almost twice as likely to conceive as those who were deficient.ment than those with the correct levels of the vitamin. Vitamin D, which can be produced in the skin by exposure to the sun, as well as being absorbed from fortified foods and specialist supplements, is fast becoming an...
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Children who take vitamin C supplements are less likely to miss days off school

A recent study into the effects of vitamin C has found that pre-school children are less likely to develop respiratory infections when taking daily supplementation. The study, published by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1), saw fifty seven 3-6 year olds receive either a probiotic consortium and vitamin C supplementation, or a placebo, on a daily basis for 6 months. Those who took the vitamin C supplement were 30% less likely to miss school days due to sickness over the 6 month period. Additionally, the children were 33% less likely to gain upper respiratory infections than those not taking...
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Today is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Every year – on 10 October – the World Mental Health Foundation¬†shine the spotlight on a particular aspect of mental ill health. The theme in 2014 is ‘living with schizophrenia’. Schizophrenia affects around 26 million people across the world and is the focus of World Mental Health Day this year.¬†Despite being a treatable disorder, more than 50% of people with schizophrenia cannot access adequate treatment, and 90% of people with untreated schizophrenia live in the...
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Low Carbohydrate Diets Found to be More Effective than Low-Fat Diets

A recent study into the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in comparison to low-fat diets has shown a significant weight-loss difference between the two. A total of 148 men and women participated in the 12-month study, with the findings being published by the Annals of Internal Medicine. Participants in the low carbohydrate category lost a mean average of 3.5kg more than those in the low-fat diet category. As well as increased weight loss, those on the low-carbohydrate diet also saw a greater reduction in fat mass and high density lipoprotein cholesterol. Vitamin Planet stocks NoCarb. NoCarb contains a...
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