View Full Version : Vicky Letch promotes NutriProfile

01-07-2008, 01:14 PM
<a href="http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Health/Vitamin-Firm-Healthspan-Accused-Of-Pushing-Too-Many-Pills/Article/200806415012771?lpos=Health_6&amp;lid=ARTICLE_15012771 _Vitamin%2BFirm%2BHealthspan%2BAccused%2BOf%2B%252 7Pushing%2BToo%2BMany%2BPills%2527" target="_blank"><img src="/images/channels/tjc/nutriprofile.jpg" border="1" alt="NutriProfile Vicky Letch" title="Vicky Letch NutriProfile" hspace="5" vspace="3" align="right" />Sky News</a> have today investigated Jersey-based Healthspan which heavily promotes an online dietary questionnaire to give tailored nutritional advice to consumers.<br /><br />Healthspan claims the <a href="http://www.nutriprofile.org/default.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>NutriProfile</strong></a> is the most accurate online nutritional assessment, developed with the input of scientists. But they have had to remove the logos of two universities from a website that had been endorsing the questionnaire.<br /><br />The website also includes &quot;NutriProfile Explained&quot;, a video which is presented by The Jewellery Channel host Vicky Letch.<br /><br />Catherine Collins, from the British Dietetic Association, warned: &quot;If you're taking everything that's recommended, you could actually reach the levels at which we know there's potential risk. &quot;With vitamin A that could be liver damage or problems in early pregnancy with baby development. And very high levels of folic acid are associated with an increased risk of bowel cancer.