Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterised by excess lipids in hepatocytes due to an overload of fatty acid influx from adipose tissue, as well as the consumption of too many dietary fats and carbohydrates.
Dietary modification is an important preventative strategy used to reduce the incidence of dyslipidaemia; a major risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and when managed properly, has also been shown to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Hyperhomocysteinaemia may arise from genetic defects of several enzymes involved in homocysteine metabolism including MTHFR, MTR and CBS.
Lycopene is a carotenoid found in those foods that have a pink-to-red hue to them, such as tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon, papaya and guava. The most common dietary source in the western diet is tomato paste.
There has been an increase in the prevalence of food allergies over the past 20 years and it is now becoming an important public health issue.[1-3] Food allergies are defined as an adverse reaction arising from an immune response to a food or foods.
Although the average woman goes through menopause at around age 51, symptoms can start years before – this is perimenopause. A woman is considered postmenopausal when she has not had a menstrual period for 12 months.