Articles: Clinical nutrition

The benefits of Vitamin K

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The benefits of vitamin K on heart health Vitamin K is important for optimal health, and the benefits of vitamin K are wide ranging. For example, vitamin K has many positive benefits on the skeletal system (HERE). In addition to aiding bone health, vitamin K is also suspected of assisting cardiovascular (heart and surrounding vessel) […]

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PCOS diet plan | Research findings explained

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PCOS diet plan of action Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a cluster of symptoms related to a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women & girls of reproductive age (NIH, 2015). It is associated with a complex presentation, including reproductive, metabolic, and psychological features (Moran et al. 2013). Women with pcos typically have difficulty getting pregnant, […]

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Osteoporosis Prevention

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Dietary modification in osteoporosis prevention In this article I’ll go over the first port-of-call regarding osteoporosis prevention. It is now estimated that one in three women and one in twelve men over the age of 55 will suffer from osteoporosis in their lifetime. The cause of osteoporosis is multifactorial (i.e. multiple causes, not just one). […]

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Acne and diet


What factors about diet may make acne worse? What do we know so far? Acne is most probably just part & parcel of getting older and part of the transition from childhood to adulthood (when the body is flooded with hormones). It’s also largely genetic and if your parents or other family members have had […]

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What causes acne?

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This article looks at the possible causes of acne Quote: Recent evidence has demonstrated that the hormonal cascade triggered by diet-induced hyperinsulinaemia elicits an endocrine response that simultaneously promotes unregulated tissue growth and enhanced androgen synthesis (Cordain et al. 2002) What this means: certain foods we eat may trigger an insulin response that leads to an […]

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Acne vulgaris and spotty teenagers

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There might be a link between diet and acne – I explore this link over the next few articles Acne – or Acne Vulgaris, to give it its proper name – is a chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous units (Rathi, 2011). Let’s just call them sebaceous (se-bay-schuss) units, or sebocytes, for now. It is a common […]

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