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An update on fibre

The guidance has evolved. Here’s what primary care nurses need to know, writes Sara Patience

The truth about peanut allergy

Once clear on the advice around peanut consumption, nurses can confidently advise pregnant women and mothers weaning babies, says Sara Patience

Demystifying constipation

Childhood constipation is a common reason for parents seeking help and advice. Siba Prosad Paul and Christine Routley provide an overview of managing the condition in the community

Protein cuts stroke risk

Evidence has accumulated over the last 20 years that dietary protein lowers stroke risk, in part at least by reducing blood pressure. A new meta-analysis confirms that eating 'moderate' amounts of protein, especially from fish, may lower stroke risk.

Weight loss improves psoriasis

Weight loss improves psoriasis, according to a study that included 303 overweight or obese patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis that did not clear after four weeks' systemic treatment.

Dietary link to endemetriosis

Dysfunctional inflammatory and immune responses may contribute to endometriosis. As dairy products and other nutrients modulate these responses, US researchers analysed food frequency questionnaires completed by 70,556 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II to assess links between diet and endometriosis.

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