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Orange essential oil keeps mosquitoes away

Natural essential oils extracted from the peel of oranges could be an effective and eco-friendly alternative way to deter mosquitoes.

18 October, 2017

Processing can make plant-based foods less healthy

A fascinating new study shows how processing methods, such as finely grinding almonds to make a flour additive, can potentially turn a healthy food into an less healthy one.

11 September, 2017

No heart risk from higher fat diets – major study

A large international study has shown that a diet higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates is likely to reduce the risk of early death and in particular can be heart protective.

4 September, 2017

Multivitamins really do help prevent nutrient shortfalls

New data supports a view, long held by nutritionists, that a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement may be our best form of health insurance.

21 August, 2017

Household chemicals linked to chronic disease in men

Men regularly exposed to chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

14 July, 2017

Need calcium? Drink water!

Water is an effective natural source of easily absorbed calcium, and has the benefit of being calorie free – but beware claims that bottled water is ‘better’ for you.

13 July, 2017

More veggies, less meat protects against obesity

‘Flexitarian’ diets, which favour plant-based foods over meats, bring multiple health benefits including halving the risk of obesity and protection from early menopause, according to new studies.

27 June, 2017

Global survey shows we’re eating more packaged food

In spite of the evidence of its many benefits, fresh food is playing a smaller and smaller part in our diets, according to a new global survey.

10 April, 2017

Access to nature lowers rates of obesity and depression

A new review of hundreds of studies suggests that access to nature brings measurable health and wellbeing benefits and should be a fundamental right for everyone.

23 March, 2017

Does vitamin D deficiency play a role in metabolic syndrome?

A high fat diet alone may not be enough to cause metabolic syndrome, say scientists; but combined with vitamin D deficiency it could raise our risk for diabetes, heart disease and more.

23 January, 2017