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Club Vita’s business response to the COVID-19 pandemic

16 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most serious health emergencies of modern times. We recognize that COVID-19 is affecting the physical, mental and financial well-being of many, particularly workers in the healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. While you will have more important issues arising from COVID-19, I write to let you know how Club Vita is adjusting its working practices to meet the challenge, particularly our implementation of “social distancing” to help protect the most vulnerable in our society.

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News and insights

VitaMins Health: Vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin

3 March 2020

Dietary sources of Vitamin D are limited, with around 90% of our usual intake coming from sunlight. Does our current lifestyle and diet through the winter months provide us with sufficient resources for a long and healthy life? In this edition of VitaMins Health we focus on Vitamin D and whether action is required to combat deficiency.

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News and insights

VitaMins: A tale of two Springfields

18 October 2019

Springfield, Virginia and Springfield, Missouri share the same name, but they don’t share much else. In this edition of VitaMins, we explore the differences using Club Vita's US longevity map.

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News and insights

VitaMins Health: Getting clued up on flu

3 October 2019

Every year significantly more people die during the winter months than at other times of the year, and recently we have seen huge variability in ‘excess winter deaths’, potentially impacted by the severity of the flu. In this issue of VitaMins Health, we explore the subject of flu.

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News and insights

VitaMins Health: Sleep - Putting a number on slumber

17 June 2019

Health behaviors and levels of morbidity are key drivers for future mortality rates and can be thought of as key components of the “longevity pipeline”. The levels of health and morbidity in a population today will be stored up and reflected in how long people live in the future. In this edition of VitaMins Health we explore the subject of sleep.

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News and insights

Vitamins Health: Genetic testing – panacea or dystopia?

15 March 2019

Health behaviours and levels of morbidity are key drivers for future mortality rates and can be thought of as key components of the “longevity pipeline”. The levels of health and morbidity in a population today will be stored up and reflected in how long people live in the future. In this edition of VitaMins Health we explore the subject of genetic testing.

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News and insights

VitaMins: Gaming the longevity lottery - the search for the causes of longevity variations

22 May 2017

Two recent pieces of research really move on our understanding, taking the lengthy investigation in an unexpected direction. Since the 1960s, public health research has suggested that differences in lifestyles (smoking, drinking, diet and exercise) explain much of the variation in postcode longevity. Of course, these statistics are merely saying that the habits of people living in certain areas are associated with low or high life expectancy, and don’t prove beyond reasonable doubt that the habits are necessarily causing the variation in life expectancy.

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