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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...

We all need some cholesterol in our bodies to keep them working normally but too much can clog up our arteries and lead to serious health problems. By making some simple, positive changes, most people can keep their cholesterol levels healthy.
Good nutrition is always important but especially so when you are ill or recovering in hospital. Sadly, too many vegan hospital patients are still being forced to go hungry or make their own arrangements. 
More and more parents are choosing to raise their children vegan but sensational headlines supposedly highlighting the plight of vegan infants can scare the life out of you. Be reassured, the vegan kids are alright!
You can all get all the nutrients you need from a varied, vegan diet – and often in a form our bodies can better use. Plus, you avoid all the harmful health effects of eating meat, fish and dairy. Here, we set the record straight with the top 10 food myths – busted!
According to some ‘health’ writers vegan diets are deficient in vital nutrients. So, do vegans need to become pill-poppers to stay healthy?   
The 2019 Netflix documentary The Game Changers took the sports world by storm, with hordes of bodybuilders, runners and athletes going vegan to improve their health and performance.  
Dr Ameera Brett explains how prescribing health documentaries is helping her patients 

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