Nutrition

Browse nutrition news, education and analysis by nutrition subsections - food allergies and intolerances; inborn errors of metabolism; infant feeding; low protein and miscellaneous foods and modular supplements.

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Managing malnutrition: The importance of taste

Treating patients with eating disorders: medico-legal advice

Peanuts: GPs urged to check for allergy (Photo: iStock)

GPs urged to test children with asthma for peanut allergy

Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy (iStock)

Cow's milk allergy website brings new support for GPs

Latest nutrition articles

Low vitamin D levels linked to premature death

Low vitamin D levels linked to premature death

Older adults with very low vitamin D levels have a 57% increased risk of premature...

GPs urged to increase vitamin D supplement prescribing

GPs urged to increase vitamin D supplement prescribing

GPs should offer vitamin D supplements at 'every available opportunity' to address...

Prescribe sleep for diabetes and obesity, GPs told

Prescribe sleep for diabetes and obesity, GPs told

GPs should prescribe better-quality sleep to prevent rising cases of metabolic disorders...

Food allergies and intolerances

Childhood food allergy - paediatric medicine

Childhood food allergy - paediatric medicine

Many children outgrow allergies by school age, while studies have shown that breastfeeding...

Patients at risk of anaphylaxis

Patients at risk of anaphylaxis

Patients with severe allergies need well-considered long-term management, writes...

Case Study - Unexplained facial swelling
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Case Study - Unexplained facial swelling

A young woman experienced frequent throat infections and trigeminal symptoms.

Inborn errors of metabolism

Rare diseases - Kearns-Sayre syndrome

Rare diseases - Kearns-Sayre syndrome

The presentation of Kearns-Sayre syndrome, explained by Dr Keith Barnard

Infant feeding

Congenital screening for newborns and infants

Congenital screening for newborns and infants

Dr David Elliman discusses the role of NIPE in the early diagnosis of congenital...

The six-to-eight week baby check

The six-to-eight week baby check

Examinations should be performed by a trained and competent healthcare professional....

Case study - Parental concern for a crying baby

Case study - Parental concern for a crying baby

A face-to-face consultation was key, says Dr Ayakannu Kandiah.

Modular supplements

Vitamin D deficiency
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Vitamin D deficiency

Certain groups of people should be taking vitamin D supplements routinely, says Dr...

Viewpoint - Role of supplements in joint health

Viewpoint - Role of supplements in joint health

Should GPs consider supplements for patients with musculoskeletal symptoms? By Dr...

Viewpoint: The role of supplements in joint health

Viewpoint: The role of supplements in joint health

Should GPs consider 'joint health' supplements for patients with musculoskeletal...

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