Health Features

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

The Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation's senior health campaigner, Amanda Woodvine, explains why the world just keeps on getting fatter...
Confusion about caffeinated drinks is rife! Veronika Charvatova, Health Campaigner, Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation, shuns the sensationalism and charts a path through the caffeine labyrinth.
If strength, stamina and muscles are your priority then veggie is the way to go, says Dr Justine Butler.
Is organic dairy milk the healthy option or are we being sold down the river?
Soya foods may confer many health benefits, including protection against heart disease, diabetes, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, breast cancer and prostate cancer, they may even improve cognitive function. However, not all reports are favourable; some suggest that soya foods can alter sexual development and disrupt fertility. The result is confusion; this article reviews the latest research and sets the record straight.
White meat is the healthy choice, we’re told. No it isn’t, says senior nutritionist Amanda Woodvine, as she explodes the chicken myth.
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.
What is our natural diet? Are humans evolutionarily adapted to eat animals, plants or both?
Thrush, that annoying and for some, embarrassing infection of the vagina, is startlingly common - and on the increase. 
Simply by going veggie, children cut their risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity… So what are they eating – and what should they be eating? Here’s some winning tips to get it right! 

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