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Avoiding saturated fats won't combat heart disease: studyAvoiding saturated fats won't combat heart disease: studyThe message from doctors has long been to swap animal fats, such as butter, for so-called healthier non-animal fats, such as sunflower and olive oils, to reduce the risk of heart disease. Drinking water won't aid weight loss: expertDrinking water won't aid weight loss: expertWe're always hearing we should drink more water to improve our health, but a US nutrition academic is warning it won't help you lose weight. Scientists confirm five-second ruleScientists confirm five-second ruleYou don't need to be afraid to pick certain foods up off the floor, as long as you do it quickly. Cut sugar to five percent of daily calories: World Health OrganisationCut sugar to five percent of daily calories: World Health OrganisationThe World Health Organisation has changed recommendations to suggest we cut sugar to just five percent of daily calories. Atkins style diets may shorten lifespansAtkins style diets may shorten lifespansHigh protein diets are all the rage, but a recent study has suggested that they are not necessarily beneficial to our long term health. Meat and cheese could be as bad for you as smokingMeat and cheese could be as bad for you as smokingPeople who eat a diet high in animal protein in middle age are four times more likely to die from cancer than people who eat more plant-based foods, according to a study. Want to avoid a muffin top? Eat salmon and walnuts: Study shows what foods deposit fat whereWant to avoid a muffin top? Eat salmon and walnuts: Study shows what foods deposit fat whereHeart, cancer and brain expertsHealth experts are forever telling us to lower our saturated fat intake for optimum health, but now it appears "bad" fat is worse for our appearance too – it goes... Frying or barbecuing meat could cause dementiaFrying or barbecuing meat could cause dementiaBrowning meat produces chemicals that contribute to causing dementia, according to US researchers. The hidden sugar in boozeThe hidden sugar in boozeIf you're trying to reduce your sugar intake, then going easy on the booze is probably a good idea. Nut allergy breakthroughNut allergy breakthroughUK researchers say they have found a treatment that will allow the bulk of children with nut allergies to eat them without breaking into rashes or going into anaphylaxis. Genetically modified purple tomatoes have same antioxidants as blueberriesGenetically modified purple tomatoes have same antioxidants as blueberriesYou might not have to pay a small fortune to get antioxidants from blueberries any more – scientists have developed a purple tomato that has the same health benefits. High protein diets increase risk of kidney diseaseHigh protein diets increase risk of kidney diseaseThe Dukan and Paleo diets might promote high protein intake for weight loss, but Spanish researchers warn your risk of developing kidney stones and renal diseases is much higher if you eat too much... Energy drinks 'as bad as drugs': experts call for a ban in schoolsEnergy drinks 'as bad as drugs': experts call for a ban in schoolsEnergy drinks such as Red Bull, V and Monster are "another form of drugs" because of their high sugar and caffeine content, according to UK experts tasked with overhauling child nutrition. Red wine, berries and herbs could halt diabetesRed wine, berries and herbs could halt diabetesResearchers have narrowed down a shortlist of foods they believe are crucial for helping the body ward off diabetes – and the good news is that red wine is included. Diet soft drinkers eat more food: studyDiet soft drinkers eat more food: studyOverweight people who drink diet soft drink eat more food than those who opt for sugary drinks, according to a US study. Which country has the healthiest diet?Which country has the healthiest diet?When it comes to nutritional value and food availability, the Netherlands is the best performer in the world, according to poverty fighting organisation Oxfam International. Children should serve their own meals to prevent obesityChildren should serve their own meals to prevent obesityMost adults recall being forced to stay at the table until they'd finished the meal their parents had dished up, but now experts say children should be allowed to serve themselves at dinner to learn... Tomato sauce could protect against heart diseaseTomato sauce could protect against heart diseaseDon't hold back on adding tomato sauce to your burgers or hot dogs – a dollop of ketchup on a high fat meal could protect the heart from damage. Tax juice for being unhealthy: UK health chiefTax juice for being unhealthy: UK health chiefBritain's national obesity adviser has told its citizens to wean themselves off orange juice and called for a tax on all fruit juices, because they contain as much sugar as Coca-Cola
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