England: Viva ! Health September 2019 Newsletter.



Viva ! Health September Newsletter.


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Articles include:


No safe level

People eating red and processed meat have an increased risk of bowel cancer – even when within government guidelines.


Amino acids explained

A surprising number of people still think you need to combine different types of protein-rich plant foods to get a ‘complete’ protein. Allegations that vegans are therefore missing out are seriously outdated – but what does the science say?


Diet and diabetes

The huge EPIC-Oxford study has looked at the links between diet and the risk of hospitalisation or death due to diabetes in over 45,000 British adults.



Iodine is essential for the formation of thyroid hormones, but some may not be getting enough in their diets.


See our A-Z of Nutrients for the answers to all your questions about essential nutrients.


Bite-size facts

Mushrooms are the best source of the powerful antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione. Porcini mushrooms have the most – and the good news is that cooking doesn’t seem to affect their strength. Regular consumption has recently been linked to a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, which occurs before dementia.


… and lots more !













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