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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...

It is now a well-known fact that cooked meat contains substances that can cause cancer. One type in particular has been intensely studied – heterocyclic amines – and the latest study focusing on a...

A long-term study of over 120,000 people whose eating habits and health were followed for up to 28 years revealed that red meat consumption increases overall mortality as well as the risk of...

The results of the largest investigation of meat intake and kidney cancer suggest that consumption of meat, and red meat in particular, encourages cancer development and growth. One of the...

A study looking at the diets of almost 800 middle-aged and elderly people clearly showed that vegetarians were at a much lower risk of metabolic syndrome – a bunch of health problems (such as high...

Dangerous environmental pollutants called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were the first industrial compounds to experience a worldwide ban on production more than 30 years ago because of their...

Numbers of Indians with cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes are skyrocketing, and numbers of overweight or obese people in India are no less alarming. A recently published study set out to...

To assess the long-term effects of low-carbohydrate diets, a large study of nearly 130,000 people lasting for over 20 years was conducted and the results were recently published in Annals of...

The journal Meat Science provides a thorough overview of the content of various chemical substances and pollutants in meat and meat products. These include heavy metals (e.g. lead and...

Previous studies show that high intakes of animal protein can lead to bone loss. This five-year study in the British Journal of Nutrition looked at the diets of 757 girls in Beijing,...

A low-fat vegetarian diet may help prevent heart attacks, according to a new study in the American Journal of Cardiology. In this 12-week study, 27 people with coronary artery disease (...

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