A Body Shape Index to measure obesity

Researchers have developed a new metric to measure obesity, called A Body Shape Index (ABSI) that combines Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference. ABSI shows better correlation with death rate than the measures used separately.

26/07/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

Eggcellent news!

Headlines in todays news have stated that 'todays’ eggs are better for us than those from the 1980s'. New research funded by the Department of Health (UK) has found that today’s eggs have 70% more vitamin D and double the amount of selenium than those from 30 years ago.

19/07/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

Determining optimal seafood consumption

New research from France has found that the ideal amount of fish to eat in a week for adults is 181-213g/week (equal to 2 portions) of oily fish and 26-72g/week (equal to one portion) of lean fish, molluscs and crustaceans.

16/07/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

NICE guidance on preventing type 2 diabetes

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have published new guidance “Preventing type 2 diabetes: risk identification and interventions for individuals at high risk”.

16/07/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

Low-calorie sweeteners

Research has shown that low-calorie sweeteners can reduce calorie intake and aid weight control in healthy adults when used instead of sugar.

16/07/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

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