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It’s one of the many age-old arguments during pregnancy – should expectant mothers take antidepressants? As of April 2018, it was recorded that 9 out of 10 American women take medicine during pregnancy, with approximately 5% of those women taking antidepressants, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Paroxetine, Sertraline and Citalopram.Before turning to antidepressants, what should...
The word ‘diet’ alone can make most people jump to the thought of restricted food choices and (more often than not) defeat – but the rise of fad dieting over the past few years has for many people, increased the appeal of losing weight and losing it fast.According to Reader’s Digest, there are many dangers to fad dieting including dehydration, tiredness, digestive problems and malnutrition. These risks...
We’re told time and time again by dieticians, physicians and trainers which foods to eat and which to avoid. What if it isn’t the meals, but simply the ingredients we should be focusing on for nutrition?A study released by PLOS One discovered an alternative way to ranking foods based on their nutrition. Their nutrient-profiling approach and network-based analysis provided insight into the relationship...