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With the NHS under increasing pressure to make cost savings, AYMES is a welcome addition to the oral nutritional supplements (ONS) market, providing a fresh approach to prescribing by driving down prices. This has helped save the NHS more than £41 million since AYMES entry into the market. A figure equating to 104,000 hospital stays or 1,892 additional nurses.

Juvela is pleased to confirm that all the Juvela Gluten Free (Flour) Mixes (white, fibre and harvest) and Bread Products including fresh, long-life and part-baked loaves and rolls (white and fibre) have all been reviewed and approved by the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS) and will remain available on prescription in all areas of the UK for patients with clinically diagnosed coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. Availability may vary depending on local CCG policy. We can also confirm that we will continue to supply the entire range of Juvela products to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Public health strategies to cut sweetened drink consumption could be useful, say researchers.

Refractory coeliac disease, a deadly form of the autoimmune condition coeliac disease, receives its first dedicated support from NHS England with the setting up of a Rare Disease Collaborative Network (RDCN) to accelerate research and treatment into this life-threatening condition.

A new Cochrane Review has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has recognised the outstanding achievements of top food and nutrition students and teachers from UK schools, as well as early career and established nutrition scientists, through a series of awards presented during its Annual Day 2018.

The EFSA has launched an interactive tool that allows health professionals to make quick and easy calculations using the EFSA's dietary reference values.

Would you like to contribute to an issue of CN Magazines? During 2019, we are implementing a new series of articles into CN Magazine – The Nutrition Pathway Series!

A predominantly plant-based or vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, not least because of its potential impact on mood, suggests a systematic review of the available evidence, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Young children prescribed antibiotics and, to a lesser extent, drugs to curb excess stomach acid, may be at heightened risk of obesity, suggests research published online in the journal Gut.

Men who eat plenty of fermented dairy products have a smaller risk of incident coronary heart disease than men who eat less of these products, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. A very high consumption of non-fermented dairy products, on the other hand, was associated with an increased risk of incident coronary heart disease. The findings were published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

If women were fed soy-based formula milk when they were babies, they are at increased risk of suffering from severe pain during their menstrual bleeds, according to the latest study to investigate the link.

Inconsistencies across European national diet surveys hinders wider understanding of children's nutrient intake levels.

The new publication reviews and updates the 2013 European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and provides a platform on which specific guidelines can be developed at the national level.

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