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Health in the Media

The story says that vegans need to eat a lot more grains, pulses and beans if they want to get the...
Even before the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 disease outbreak to be a...
Lab-grown meat may soon be on the menu for some, as a number of companies around the world compete...

Health features

What is B12 and why do we need it?
Vitamin B12 helps make red blood cells and keeps our nervous system healthy. A deficiency can cause serious problems, especially in the young, with symptoms...
Around one in six couples in the UK will have difficulty conceiving and there are many causes that can affect both men and women. Common causes in women include ovulatory problems – lack of periods,...
A healthy vegan diet containing fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, pulses such as peas, beans and lentils and nuts and seeds, along with a source of vitamins B12 and D, can provide all you need for good...
Public Health England (PHE) recommends everyone consider taking a vitamin D supplement during lockdown to keep their bones and muscles healthy. They previously only recommend supplementing...
We need fats called essential fatty acids for our cell membranes, brain and nervous system. They help regulate blood pressure, blood-clotting, immune and inflammatory responses and are called ‘...
Vegan athletes featured in the film include: the US National Football League’s Derrick Morgan; two-time Australian sprint champion, Morgan Mitchell; American record-holding weightlifter, Kendrick...
Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats and the types described as ‘good’ fall into two groups – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Monounsaturated fatty acids include omega-7 and omega-9 fats...