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Half a handful of nuts a day 'reduces early death risk'

By Vicky A on 18 November 2015

"A handful of nuts can save your life, says new study," The Daily Telegraph reports after a Dutch study found a link between daily nut consumption and a reduced chance of dying from a number of chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease. 

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Processed meat 'early death' link

By Vicky A on 28 October 2015

Sausages, ham, bacon and other processed meats appear to increase the risk of dying young, a study of half a million people across Europe suggests.

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Sugar tax & offers ban 'would work'

By Vicky A on 23 October 2015

A sugar tax and cutting buy-one-get-one-free deals are part of Public Health England's "key actions" to tackle people's addiction to sugar.

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Fad diets

By Vicky A on 17 September 2015

Many of us would like to lose a few pounds. However you shouldn’t get tempted by the ever increasing range of ‘quick fix’ and ‘miracle’ options making unrealistic weight loss promises with minimum effort.

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'Youngest' toddler with type 2 diabetes raises concern

By Vicky A on 17 September 2015

The case of a three-year-old girl in the US who developed type 2 diabetes has driven doctors to raise fresh concerns about diet in childhood.

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Coffee has secret trick to stop sleep

By Vicky A on 17 September 2015

A cup of coffee in the evening may be keeping you awake for more reasons than you realise, scientists say.

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Portion size key in tackling obesity, says study

By Vicky A on 16 September 2015

Reducing the portion sizes offered in supermarkets, restaurants and at home would help reverse the obesity epidemic, say researchers.

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Sugary drinks may lead to type 2 Diabetes even in slim people

By Jonathan Atkin on 22 July 2015

Having regular sugary drinks may increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, even for slim people, researchers say.

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