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New debate on Human Brain Evolution

SUNDAY TIMES, 31ST July 2011

The Sunday Times 31st July 2011 front page has it that people at Cambridge University claim the brain human brain has reached the limit of intelligence! Two reasons are given. (i) miniaturization of brain cells (ii) The human brain accounts for 2% of the body weight but uses 20% of the energy "the requirements are sufficiently demanding to limit our performance.."  It is good that they have raised this issue as for too long we have neglected the brain and its requirements for growth.

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What toddlers eat really matters Thursday, 23rd June 2011 – 6pm

(Apologies for late posting of this event. Webmaster)
Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire. DE45 1PP
Guest speaker Dr Alex Richardson, Founder/Trustee of FAB Research and Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford.  (Alex is one of the world’s leading experts on the role of omega-3 fatty acids on behaviour, learning and mood, having carried out the first controlled treatment trials of omega-3 for developmental conditions such as ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, and has over 80 research papers).
The toddler years are a special time, when their rapid growth and development creates the need for specific nutritional requirements compared to older children and adults. We know this can present parents with definite challenges when it comes to giving a toddler the nutrients they need and we want to help.

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Obesity: Britain is in crisis - TRAIN THE DOCTORS!

A new campaign from within the next generation of Doctors is launched and the McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health is co-operating from the outset.
Move Eat Treat
isn't the same old drone from your doctor about losing weight. It's about creating innovative solutions, tools and guidance to really equip people to change.

The Campaign
Poor diet and lifestyle choices are a major cause of obesity and chronic disease. This is indisputable. Incredibly, doctors and other frontline medical staff receive next to no training on lifestyle advice.
We Are Being Let Down !

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