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Turmeric – from the kitchen to the clinic

Turmeric contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which may account for its many medicinal benefits
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Can vitamin A stop cancer before it starts?

Tiny amounts of the vitamin A derivative, retionoic acid, may be able to stop pre-cancerous cells from developing into full-blown cancer


3 April, 2014
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More fruit and veg – the ‘secret’ of a long, healthy life

Improvements in health rise and the risk of dying prematurely drops for every daily portion of fresh vegetables and fruits we consume, according to a new study


1 April, 2014
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Time to stop blaming saturated fat for heart disease?

A major new analysis has shown that, when it comes to heart disease, simplistic views of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats are not based on sound science


24 March, 2014
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Using herbs and spices helps to cut back on salt

Findings from a new study show that people who are taught to use herbs and spices tend to use less salt in their day-to-day diets


20 March, 2014
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Agave – creating a safer sweetener?

Agave plants contain natural substances that could be used to produce a safe a low-calorie sweetener, say scientists


19 March, 2014
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Surf or turf? Scientists wrestle with the protein question (again)

Two new studies suggest that not all sources of dietary protein are the same and that the benefits of healthy protein are far more complex than we first thought


6 March, 2014
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Added sugar – a health timebomb

Those who consume the most added sugar nearly triple their risk of dying from heart disease, say researchers


5 February, 2014
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Dietary flavonoids may protect against diabetes

Colourful fruits and vegetables, as well as tea and chocolates, contain antioxidant flavonoids that could help protect against diabetes


4 February, 2014
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Diet beverages no solution for weight loss

Regular consumption of diet sodas confuses the brain and causes you to eat more, study shows


21 January, 2014
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Organic milk contains more healthy fats than conventional milk

Organic milk , from grass-fed cows, contains a healthier balance of essential fatty acids and more protein than conventional milk, according to new research


12 December, 2013
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