It has been aptly stated by Terry Pratchett – author of the Discworld novels – that “the baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the Dementia firing range”. The strain … Read the full article
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Engineering less waste
Every year it is estimated that the human population produces four billion metric tonnes of food, and that around 30 –50% of this is wasted. This waste occurs at most points of the chain of production: in farms, in transportation, … Read the full article
How will nutrition affect an aging population?
The World Health Organization (WHO) Aging Report in 2014 indicated that by 2050 the percentage of peope older than 60 will have increased to 22% from 11% in 2000. While an increased life expectancy is arguably one of mankind’s greatest … Read the full article
The Vitamin Status of the Elderly
A significant, but arguably neglected, problem is malnutrition among the elderly. In the UK it is thought that approximately 10% of people over the age of 65 suffer from malnutrition. When the nutrition status of the elderly is tested it … Read the full article
Hidden Hunger closer to home?
A recent Europe-wide study extracted the percentage of healthy people below the EAR (Estimated Average Requirement) from various national surveys. The EAR is the daily intake value estimated to meet the requirement in half of apparently healthy individuals in a … Read the full article
Cambridge Publishing Society Relaunch
Cambridge Publishing Society has the pleasure of inviting you to join us at our re-launch event on Tuesday 26th September, 17:30-19:30, in Waterstones Cafe, Cambridge. It will be an evening of networking for everyone interested in the publishing industry, with … Read the full article