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What supplements do scientists use, and why?

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry. But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don’t have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe – and that’s for new supplements only.

We wanted to know which supplements are worth our attention (and money) so we asked six scientists – experts in everything from public health to exercise physiology – to name a supplement they take each day and why they take it. Here is what they said.


Simon Bishop, lecturer in public health and primary care, Bangor University

Turmeric is more familiar as an ingredient in South Asian cooking, adding an earthy warmth and fragrance to curried dishes, but, in recent years, it has also garnered attention for its potential health benefits. I have been taking ground turmeric root as a dietary supplement for around two years, but I have been interested in its use in Ayurvedic medicine for far longer.

This article by Simon BishopSchool of Healthcare SciencesBangor UniversityGraeme CloseLiverpool John Moores UniversityHaleh MoravejManchester Metropolitan UniversityJustin RobertsAnglia Ruskin UniversityNeil WilliamsNottingham Trent University, and Tim SpectorKing's College London, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 January 2018

Ghanaian ‘exchange’ Benefits Healthcare

A registered nurse from Ghana is currently studying at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences, and can discuss her home country with a Bangor Student, Iola Mair Morris, who, thanks to her course, has been able to assist some of the world’s poorest children, during a fortnight volunteering in the West African country over the summer.

Publication date: 9 January 2018

The Innovations and Celebration of District Nursing (East)

The School of Healthcare Science’s Wrexham campus hosted The Innovations and Celebration of District Nursing (East) Event.

The event was attended by ninety two Community Nurses from Wrexham and Flintshire District Nursing services and student nurses.

Publication date: 19 December 2017

Generous nursing students prepare to spread festive cheer for Wrexham patients

Student nurses from Bangor University will be bringing some additional Christmas cheer to patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital again this year.

Publication date: 1 December 2017