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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for your health and is gained from what you eat and drink each day. Learn about the sources of vitamin A and its recommended intake and vitamin A deficiency.

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How to meet your iron needs - infographic

Need help getting enough iron? Check out this infographic to ensure you get an adequate iron intake with a balanced diet.

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Iodine is essential for making proteins and the growth of your bones and nerves. Learn more about what you get in iodine and how much you need.

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Soldier on with good nutrition

This Veterans' Health Week 2018 (Sep 22-30), discover why eating well is vital for ex-servicemen and women, and how to find new resources and events.

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Treatments for eating disorders

It's important to seek help early if you are a person with an eating disorder since there can be long-term health problems if you don't. Learn about treatment options here.

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Changes to your appetite

Changes to your appetite can be caused by many things, including anxiety and depression.

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Tonsil stones

Tonsil stones are small lumps of hardened material formed in the tonsils, by debris that can build up. You can find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.

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Types of anorexia nervosa

People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines. They have an unrealistic view of their bodies.

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About breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mother and baby. Breast milk meets all your baby's nutritional needs from birth to 6 months. Learn more here.

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Tay-Sachs disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a genetic disorder which leads to the premature death of young children. Read more about Tay-Sachs disease on our partner pages.

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