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Health in the Media

Cancer Research UK say that obesity now causes more cases of bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver...
The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) is an independent collaboration of scientists, doctors,...
Over 1.2 million pigs in China have already been ‘culled’ to try and prevent the disease spreading...

Health features

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...
Protein plays a vital role in the body, forming the basis of our muscles, hair, nails and collagen – the connective tissue that holds the body together. It also plays an important part in regulating...
Saturated fat is the unhealthy type of fat we don’t need – it raises cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. It’s found in meat pies, sausages, fatty cuts of meat, butter, ghee, lard...
Whether you’ve just taken up jogging or are a seasoned athlete, your body needs the same set of nutrients as everyone else’s to keep fit – the only difference is in the quantity. How active you are...
Why is dairy such a disaster for health and why aren’t we talking about it?
Most people in the world – over 70 per cent – don’t drink milk as adults. No other animal on the planet continues to drink...