Wednesday 5 December 2012

New features: Downloadable 'ASDA' style hybrid graphics and more

Myself and the team at a la calc are pleased to announce a couple of new but long awaited features.

In his set of updates we have simplified the interface and at the same time increased functionality and speed of use.

Impossible? Well we've achieved this by updating the main site navigation, combining the graphics displays in the recipes' Results tab, making the graphics downloadable as jpeg files, offering new display styles and introducing a clear notifications system, and with any luck you will do all these things faster saving you precious time.

Go to and Sign In to try the changes for yourself or read more below.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Aston University uses a la calc to research age related macular degeneration


Aston University have chosen to aid their research into age related macular degeneration. Needing a system that allows them to analyse the lutein zeaxanthin content in the diets of individuals, a la calc is a perfect fit.

In the words of a member of the Aston University research team:

"We are investigating attitudes towards, and awareness of, nutrition and supplementation for age-related macular degeneration. a la calc will be invaluable as it will allow us to assess dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are thought to play an important role in the prevention of progression of this sight-threatening disease"

We wish the team nothing but success with their research.