Vit D and Health

“Experts recommend everyone consider vitamin D supplements over winter!” The headlines were prompted by new advice on vitamin D from Public Health England (PHE), which says that adults and children over the age of one should have 10 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin D every day. This means that some people may want to consider taking a supplement. The advice is based on recommendations from the government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) following its review of the evidence on vitamin D and health.

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Energy restriction

Energy restriction (eating less few days a week) to control weight is a potential strategy for breast cancer prevention.

Michelle Harvie* and Anthony Howell
Nightingale Centre and Genesis Prevention Centre, University Hospital of South
Manchester, Manchester M23 9LT, UK

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Remission of type 2 diabetes: mission not impossible

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disorder that requires lifelong treatment. DiRECT trail aimed to assess whether intensive weight management (low calorie diet) within routine primary care would achieve remission of type 2 diabetes. Our findings show that, at 12 months, almost half of participants achieved remission to a non-diabetic state and off antidiabetic drugs.

Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial
Prof Michael EJ Lean, MD†, Wilma S Leslie
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5PL

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