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Revised blood folate status for the UK has been published as part of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme (NDNS RP)

In November 2017, Public Health England published a revised report: blood folate results for the UK as a whole, Scotland, Northern Ireland (Years 1 to 4 combined: 2008/09 – 2011/12) and Wales (Years 2 to 5 combined 2009/10 – 2012/13). …

Dr Chris Bates

We have received the sad news that Dr Chris Bates passed away on Sunday 7th January 2018, following a heart attack. Dr Bates was a world-renowned expert on vitamin metabolism and made extensive contributions to the development of current micronutrient …

MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory staff take part in the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival

MRC EWL staff had a successful day running a stand at the Cambridge Science Festival on Saturday 18th March 2017 in the Guildhall, Cambridge. Staff and students developed new resources and activities to bring to life MRC EWL’s work with …

Findings from the Eating environment and meal satisfaction study

Study purpose The environment in which food is eaten may affect how much we eat and the way we consume the food. An important environmental factor to this respect is the amount of food that is placed on our plate …

Estimated salt intake status for adults (19 to 64 years) in Northern Ireland now published

Today, Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland have released the first Northern Ireland specific report with 24-hour urine estimated salt intake results; National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Assessment of dietary sodium Adults (19 to 64 years) in Northern Ireland, 2015. The …

Estimated salt intake status for adults (19 to 64 years) in Scotland now published

Today, Food Standards Scotland published the latest 24-hour urine estimated salt intake results from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Assessment of dietary sodium Adults (19 to 64 years) in Scotland, 2014. The report covers urinary sodium excretion and estimated salt intake results …

Estimated salt intake status for adults (19 to 64 years) in England now published

Today, Public Health England published the latest 24-hour urine estimated salt intake results from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Assessment of dietary sodium Adults (19 to 64 years) in England, 2014. The report covers urinary sodium excretion and estimated salt intake results …