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Free Vitamin D pills for 2.5 million vulnerable in England
More than 2.5 million vulnerable people in England will be offered free Vitamin D supplements this winter. The groups most at risk are residents in care homes, and people with serious health conditions which mean they have spent extended periods shielding from coronavirus.

Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure
Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns experienced a 42% reduction in the risk of heart failure compared to those with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to new research in the US.

Eating dried fruit linked to better overall diet and health
Encouraging people to eat more dried fruit — without added sugar — could be an effective way to boost their intake of vital nutrients, researchers have concluded.

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Eating an egg a day does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke
In a new study, researchers used dietary information from 215,618 people in the US, dating back to 1980. They found no evidence that people eating an egg a day had a higher risk of heart attack or stroke than people who rarely or never ate eggs,

"No evidence" that full-fat milk and dairy products lead to overweight children
Researchers have found no studies that linked drinking full-fat milk with higher weight, or that showed swapping to lower-fat (skimmed or semi-skimmed) milk could reduce weight. The picture was more complex for cholesterol, but any overall effect was likely to be small.

NH-eNews Bulletin 24/11/2020
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New research casts doubts on safety of world’s most popular artificial sweetener
The world’s most widely used artificial sweetener has not been adequately proven to be safe for human consumption, argues a newly published paper from University of Sussex researchers.

Age is no barrier to successful weight loss
Obese patients over the age of 60 can lose an equivalent amount of weight as younger people using only lifestyle changes, according to a new study that demonstrates that age is no barrier to losing weight.

FSA publishes latest levels of AMR E. coli in beef and pork
The FSA published the results of an EU survey monitoring antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in beef and pork sold at retail in the UK.

Go (over) easy on the eggs: 'Egg-cess' consumption linked to diabetes
The health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they're cracked up to be as new research shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.

Are high-protein total diet replacements the key to maintaining healthy weight?
The results of a new study suggest that high-protein total diet replacements are a promising nutritional strategy to combat rising rates of obesity.

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NH-eNews Bulletin 17/11/2020
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