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Viva! Health unravels the most recent scientific research and makes it easy to understand. Here we update you on the latest findings...

Getting enough sleep is vital for our overall health. It can reduce the risk of many common diseases, keep the brain and digestive system healthy and boost the immune system. However, around a third of us are falling short – so what can you do to get a better night’s sleep? Can any foods offer help? 
Dr Justine Butler explains why fish oils are not the best choice
Do we need fish oils for health or have we been sold down the line? In a new scientific report, the VVF has examined the health claims for fish and unearthed the research that the fish industry would rather ignore. The evidence clearly shows that plant-based oils are much safer and healthier, for our health and the environment.