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Health in the Media

New research from the European Heart Journal says that high blood pressure in middle age...
The recent boom in veganism has seen a whole host of new vegan businesses launch, offering vegans a...
Writing in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, Professor Mel Greaves of the Institute of Cancer...

Health features

Severe deficiency can lead to osteomalacia – called rickets in children – which is a softening of the bones and although rare, very low levels are commonly seen in adults and children.... more
Soya milk
Soya beans come from China but thanks to their high nutritional value and relatively easy cultivation, they have been grown in the Americas and Europe since the 19th century. Soya milk made... more
Bird flu viruses occur naturally in wild water-birds without making them ill and have done so for millions of years. They are passed on in water from one... more
Meat has been recognised as a risk factor for cancer since the early 1900s. Countries with high intakes have higher rates of bowel, breast and prostate cancer, three of the most common types. Other... more

Having a baby is truly momentous – you want to do everything you can to give your little one the best start in life. So suddenly your vegan diet is open to scrutiny in a way it never has been,... more
Some time ago I watched a programme about the different types of diets people follow. There was a banker who saw himself as a modern day hunter-gatherer in the city. He explained how he followed a... more
Our cells - every single cell in your body – run on carbs. Your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose and other molecules and it’s glucose that is used as cell fuel. But that’s not an... more