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Heart failure patients admitted to general wards fare poorly: Study

May 03, 2017

The team who are part of the University??ôs Nafferton Ecological Farming Group and its Human Nutrition Centre, looked at the quality of 22 different milks brands in supermarkets across North East England at varying times of year over a two-year period. Of these 10 were organic. They concluded that organic brands of milk available in supermarkets are higher in beneficial fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids in summer and winter.

The study was published in the Journal of Dairy Science. It contradicts the Food Standards Agency??ôs (FSA) statement four years ago that organic milk could contain higher levels of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids but that they were of ???limited health benefit??? compared with the long-chain acids found in oily fish. It was in the last year when an FSA-funded review by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that organic food, produced without chemical fertilizers and pesticides, was no healthier than conventional produce. This study refutes the finding.