Omega 3 increasing risk of prostate cancer?....Leading science or Misleading science!

The recent news headlines suggesting that Omega 3 may cause prostate cancer came from a scientific study (Brasky 2013) that seemed to suggest that high levels of the fatty acids EPA and DHA lead to a 43% increased risk of prostate cancer and 71% increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. However, there are a number of problems with this assertion: The assumption the researchers have made is contrary to larger more robust studies. In October 2012 Reuters Health issued an article titled ‘Fish-filled diet may cut prostate cancer mortality’. One of the study’s authors, “Dr. Konrad M. Szymanski of McGill ...Read more

Udo’s Choice and Amy Guy take winning team to Polo for Heroes tournament

Health and Beauty brand Udo's Choice have joined forces with model, international athlete and former ‘Gladiator’, Amy Guy (centre) to form the Udo’s Choice Polo Team and having already got off to a winning start in their first two tournaments, the Annoushka Challenge Tournament at Hurtwood Polo Club and the Mixed Doubles at Ham Polo Club, they are taking the team to the ‘Polo for Heroes’ event on 29 June to help raise money for charities that support members of the Armed Forces injured serving our Country. Ben Butler, Commercial Director for Udo’s Choice says “Amy and her team are ...Read more

Udo’s Choice now available through Ocado

The rapid growth in the number of people who order their weekly grocery shopping online has been led by companies such as Ocado. Delivering products to people’s homes within a time period set by the customer rather than the delivery company has created a new route to market for fresh foods, household products, gardening equipment, toys and more. As the appeal of Udo’s Choice products has expanded beyond the traditional health store market place, particularly with the successful marketing of Ultimate Oil Blend into the mainstream beauty market, and with increasing numbers of consumers using home delivery companies for their ...Read more

The Seeds of Beauty - A guide to Omega Oils and Beauty

Udo' Choice have published a guide to Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend and beautiful skin, hair and nails. The booklet outlines the best way of incorporating the Ultimate Oil Blend into your diet and challenges you to take the blend every day for 6 weeks and see the difference for yourself. The guide is free to view - just click on the image below. If you have any questions arising from the guide why not join our forumRead more

Flaxseed shows potential to lower blood pressure

The results of a new study have indicated that adding flaxseed to the diets of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) resulted in significant drops in blood pressure after six months. The research carried out by the Canadian centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine involved patients eating bagels and muffins rih in flaxseeds. “This is the largest decrease in blood pressure ever shown by any dietary intervention-including the Mediterranean Diet and low sodium diets" said Dr Grant Pierce, leader of the study and executive director of research at St Boniface Hospital, said: “We expect that this kind of ...Read more

Lever Park Study into pupil behaviour and academic performance

Background Lever Park School is a day special school established for 42 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years of age who have a statement of special educational needs relating to their Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. The pupils display very challenging behaviour and have many complex needs relating to their difficulties. The school delivers a full and varied curriculum in line with national requirements and the pupils are subject to national testing and examinations in SATs and GCSEs. The interest in trialling Omega 3 at Lever Park came after research by the school counsellor, who was seeking ...Read more

Review backs Omega 3 for post-natal depression

A recent review of 75 studies investigating the risk factors for postpartum depression found that women who are at risk could be at higher risk if their Omega 3 levels are lowered. “The literature shows that there could be a link between pregnancy, Omega 3 and the chemical reaction that enables serotonin, a mood regulator, to be released into our brains” explained the review’s leader Gabriel Shapiro of the University of Montreal. As Omega 3 is transferred from the mother to the foetus as it develops and later via breastfeeding, the mother’s Omega 3 levels decrease during pregnancy and remain ...Read more

Flaxseed lowers blood pressure says study

The results of a new study indicated that adding flaxseed to the diets of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) resulted in significant drops in blood pressure after six months. “This is the largest decrease in blood pressure ever shown by any dietary intervention-including the Mediterranean Diet and low sodium diets" said Dr Grant Pierce, leader of the study and executive director of research at St Boniface Hospital, said: “We expect that this kind of improvement in people with hypertension could reduce their incidence of heart attack and stroke by 50%” Subgroup analyses of only the PAD patients with hypertension ...Read more

Review backs Omega 3 for Post Natal Depression

A recent review of 75 studies investigating the risk factors for postpartum depression found that women who are at risk could be at higher risk if their Omega 3 levels are lowered. “The literature shows that there could be a link between pregnancy, Omega 3 and the chemical reaction that enables serotonin, a mood regulator, to be released into our brains” explained the review’s leader Gabriel Shapiro of the University of Montreal. As Omega 3 is transferred from the mother to the foetus as it develops and later via breastfeeding, the mother’s Omega 3 levels decrease during pregnancy and remain ...Read more

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