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Food & Nutrition

17th March 2017

Getting thin doesn’t have to be a normal part of ageing

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Unintentional weight loss can be a warning sign of malnutrition, which can be both a cause and consequence of serious...

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10th March 2017

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017: 13th – 19th March

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

It’s Nutrition and Hydration week again! The week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and...

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03rd March 2017

B is for Brain

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Cognitive decline is a significant problem of ageing with major health and socio-economic impacts; therefore, preventing or delaying the onset...

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24th February 2017

Vitamin D for a common cold?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Flu and other respiratory infections are a major cause of hospitalisation, morbidity and death among older people. Underlying chronic health...

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10th February 2017

Small steps to better nutrition, giant leaps in disease reduction?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Next week I am speaking at a Healthy Ageing event in Cardiff on nutrition and age–related disease. So it’s been...

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03rd February 2017

Is turmeric the spice of life?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Turmeric seems to be everywhere these days; in high street coffee shops (turmeric latte anybody?), as a ‘superfood’ in popular...

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25th January 2017

Despite dementia, a vegetarian is still a vegetarian

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

There have been worrying reports that some staff in care homes may be giving food with meat to vegetarians because...

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18th January 2017

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

A popular newspaper recently reported statistics under the headline Kill by mouth that hunger and/or dehydration were a factor in...

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12th January 2017

Eating for Health in 2017

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Data from a survey of 1000 UK adults by OnePoll in October last year showed a high level of confusion...

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20th December 2016

Nuts – Are they beneficial to our health and lifestyles?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

The festive season always makes me think of nuts – the ballet The Nutcracker, the bowl of mixed unshelled nuts,...

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