Millions of British women are putting their health at risk by shunning nutritious foods, health experts have warned. An analysis of more than 100 scientific studies has painted a worrying picture of the dietary habits of the UK's female population. From teenage girls who are missing out on healthy food to pensioners who are lacking vitamin D, women are raising their odds of disorders from heart disease and breast cancer to brittle bones and depression. The review, commissioned by the independent body Health Supplements Information Service (HSIS) discovered a lack of balanced meals in a nation hooked on junk food or obsessed with eating fads. "The quality of a womans diet is fundamentally important across her lifespan, not only during the childbearing years," the Telegraph quoted Dietician Dr Carrie Ruxton from HSIS as saying. "The diets of UK women are, in general, characterised by high intakes of salt and saturated fat, and low intakes of fruits, vegetables, fibre and oily fish. "Women need to make better dietary choices to ensure that they consume enough vitamins and minerals and, thus, safeguard their health," Ruxton added. The report blamed a variety of factors from busy lives to lack of cooking skills for the lack of key ingredients in a daily diet and called for more awareness of fortified foods and vitamin and mineral supplements to make up for this loss. The new research has been published in the journal Nutritian Bulletin.Source: ANI << New Spray to Treat Premature Ejaculation Shows Promise at C... Factors Behind Low Heart Transplant Survival in Blacks Unve... >> Recommended Reading Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease The correlation between diet, lifestyle and heart disease. The importance of balanced diet life style and exercise for controlling heart disease. READ MORE Breast Self Examination - Animation Slides and animation of Breast Self Examination for early detection of breast cancer lumps in women READ MORE Lifestyle And Osteoporosis Encyclopedia section of medindia briefly explains about Lifestyle and Osteoporosis READ MORE Top 8 Healthy Indian Breakfast Ideas Morning breakfast is an important meal of the day, especially for Indians. Eating a healthy breakfast is a must as it keeps them active all day. So, try out these eight healthy Indian breakfast recipes and reap numerous health benefits for a healthy ... READ MORE Atkins Diet Atkins diet is a low carbohydrate diet and aids in weight loss. It was developed by Robert Atkins. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE Is a Vegetarian Diet Safe During Pregnancy? Great care must be taken with diet during pregnancy for the baby’s healthy development. Being vegetarian is not a minus but dietary recommendations must be followed closely for a healthy pregnancy. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Low Carbohydrate Diet A low carbohydrate diet helps achieve weight loss. It is a diet plan that restricts the carbohydrate intake. READ MORE Macrobiotic Diet Macrobiotics is an Oriental theory that lays down guidelines for promoting well-being and longevity through systematic diet consisting mainly of whole grains and beans. READ MORE South Beach Diet South Beach Diet plan originally developed to prevent heart disease, soon gained popularity as weight loss diet plan. This diet plan was developed by Dr.Arthur Agaston and Marie Almon. READ MORE Top Diet Foods that Make you Fat Every nutrition fad comes with its share of diet foods. While they seem healthy, many diet foods promote weight gain. This article will highlight the top diet foods that make you fat. READ MORE Weight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work? Hypnosis indirectly helps with weight loss by altering the consciousness through suggestions and imagery to a more positive state. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Color Blindness Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants More News on: Low Carbohydrate DietAtkins DietSouth Beach DietMacrobiotic DietLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!Hunger Fullness and Weight ControlWeight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work?Quiz on Weight LossTop Diet Foods that Make you FatIs a Vegetarian Diet Safe During Pregnancy?