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Health in the Media

The Guardian published a bizzare piece featuring a letter about how soya-eating vegans are...
This week, Channel 4 broadcast Superfoods: The Real Story. This programme examines so-called...
According to the latest estimates, around 700,000 eggs from the Netherlands and Belgium...

Health features

Healthy eating lowers blood pressure
What’s the number one risk factor for death in the world?
Here’s a fun party icebreaker! What’s the number one risk factor for death in the world? I’ll guarantee that almost no one gets the right... more
Heart disease and women
If you think heart attacks affect only the elderly, think again as its victims are becoming ever younger. Shockingly, it is young women who are now putting themselves at a... more
The basics
Protein, carbohydrates and fat are all essential constituents of the human diet, along with vitamins and minerals. Proteins are made up of building blocks called amino acids, some of which... more
The truth is, cheese addiction is real and once you break free from it, the cravings stop. What makes cheese so addictive is the extremely high concentration of the milk protein casein that, when... more
How is honey made? Producing honey is hard work: a bee makes just a twelfth of a teaspoon in her lifetime. Female foraging worker bees collect nectar from flowers. When she finds a good source she... more
In March 2014, national headlines declared “Saturated fat 'ISN'T bad for your heart'” suggesting it is safe to gorge on butter, cheese and sausages. However, the study in question got the... more