Plant-based and Vegan diets – remembering iodine

Iodine – an important nutrient for plant-based and vegan diets PhD student Martha Redway presents key points to make sure the nutrient is not overlooked. Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more plants? Maybe you even took part in Veganuary, an international campaign to go animal product-free for the month of January? If you’ve decided that you’d prefer a […]

Polyphenolics & fibre – from new foods to intervention studies

An interview with Wardah Talib, intern with the BLEND project In November 2018, I completed master’s in Biotechnology and Management from University of Glasgow and interned for three months in the Human Nutrition section, at the University of Glasgow. It was a multidisciplinary experience, assisting Prof Christine Edwards & Dr Emilie Combet in running the […]

We need to speak about Iodine

Dietary guidance and information in pregnancy – where does iodine stand? By Maira Bouga, PhD candidate and  Emilie Combet, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition   Iodine is an important nutrient, especially during pregnancy – however, very few women have ever heard of it. In fact, it is very rarely mentioned during antenatal care, despite its important […]

Non-alcoholic fatty liver – a new marker to understand and spot the disease

A blood test to diagnose fatty liver by Emilie Combet, Antonis Vlassopoulos and Susana Palma-Duran    More than half of the world population is currently suffering from overweight or obesity. The majority of these people, including adults and children, may develop fat accumulation in the liver and gradually liver disease. Unfortunately, in most of the […]