We summarize the science of the varied roles of omega-3 fats in health, how much people consume, and the difference between fish and algal sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Wendy Sweet, PhD, founder of My Menopause Transformation, explores the science of how nutrition can support management of menopause symptoms.
Which nutrients can support focus, memory, or help prevent cognitive decline during ageing? KHNI Scientific Advisor Lisa Ryan, PhD, RNutr summarizes the state of the science and what the future might bring.
Plant proteins are seen as key to the future of the planet, but they may have some limitations for active ageing. This article reviews actionable strategies such as processing, protein blending, or targeting leucine content that can improve the ability of plant proteins to promote active ageing.
Muscle is key to staying active at 50+, but ageing reduces our ability to activate muscle growth and repair, leading to a potential loss of up to 50% of our muscle mass between the ages of 30 and 80. Learn the science of why this happens, and how more protein can promote active ageing.
Staying at home with minimal human contact can significantly increase our feelings of loneliness. People of all ages may experience loneliness. However, older people, particularly those living alone and advised to “cocoon”, are especially vulnerable. Loneliness and social isolation can negatively impact our mental and physical health (1), in part through adversely affecting behaviours like… Read more »
People aged 60 years and over are a vulnerable group with respect to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Measures to protect older people from contracting the virus include personal hygiene practices, social distancing and staying at home. These are extraordinary measures, and while it is vital for public health that these are adhered to, they can… Read more »
Nutrients are essential to achieve key milestones in growth and development for children and adolescents. Consuming these in the right amounts while keeping calories in check is essential for lifelong health.
A mother’s diet impacts the nutritional composition of breastmilk, but it can be difficult for mothers to meet their nutrient needs with a standard diet. Products targeting this population may reach an untapped market.