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Health in the Media

It turns out that this story is based on products sold in Australian supermarkets. Clare...
The EPIC-Oxford study published in the BMJ that their scare-story is based on suggests that...
This smacks of desperation, the meat industry are clearly on the back foot now that there have...

Health features

 
Free radical damage
To understand the benefit of antioxidants, we first have to understand the damaging effects of harmful molecules called free radicals that seem hell-bent on wreaking havoc...
Why do we need it?
Vitamin B3 helps to release energy from the foods we eat, is essential for many basic reactions in the body and helps to maintain the nervous system and keep our skin healthy.
How...
Protein plays an important role in the body, forming the basis of muscles, hair, nails and collagen – the connective tissue that holds the body together. It also plays a part in regulating our bodies...
Thanks to Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg and protest group Extinction Rebellion, it feels like we are finally waking up to the imminent threat posed by climate change. Sadly, the importance of...
In 1993, a major breakthrough in longevity research was published about a single genetic mutation that doubled the lifespan of a tiny roundworm. Instead of all worms being dead by 30 days,...
Why do we need it? 
Folate is vital for normal cell division and the nervous system and functions with vitamin B12 in the formation of healthy red bloods cells. It also works with vitamins...
Previously shunned for its high saturated fat content, coconut oil has experienced a huge revival in popularity and is now found in health food shops and supermarkets across the country. The virgin...