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Purple tomato may boost health.

Would you eat a purple tomato? Well, why wouldn’t you? It’s a pleasing colour and would look very nice in a salad. Now, if you knew that the purple tomato was genetically modified, would you still want to eat it? Perhaps I am being naïve, but again I say, why wouldn’t you? After all, varieties of fruits and vegetables have ...

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Acomplia withdrawn from EU

In June of this year Acomplia was approved for use in England and Wales. Some 5 months later it has been effectively withdrawn although the 20,000 people currently taking it are advised to consult their doctor rather than stop taking it immediately.The side effects were deemed too worrying ( mental disorders ) and as the at-risk patient group or group ...

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Confused of London. Do you know what to eat?

Yesterday in the Daily Telegraph we read about a 72 year old man who has been on the equivalent of the Atkins diet for over some time, and his health seems robust and his various blood counts of lipids and cholesterol are low. This may seem surprising given that a typical breakfast is a large egg., liver fried in lard ...

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Confused of London. Do you know what to eat?

Yesterday in the Daily Telegraph we read about a 72 year old man who has been on the equivalent of the Atkins diet for over some time, and his health seems robust and his various blood counts of lipids and cholesterol are low. This may seem surprising given that a typical breakfast is a large egg., liver fried in lard ...

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How to benefit from beneficial bacteria.

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Scientists from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, found that those who ate two servings a day of yogurt were significantly less likely to go on to have the disease than those who ate yogurt only occasionally or not at all. The research followed 80,000 patients over nine years and findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It ...

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Misleading advertising – Maltesers et al.

Maltesers and Jaffa Cakes are not that low in fat it seems, despite the advertising for the former on TV. I have seen the ad and I am sure it says that its ‘less than’ 11 calories per Malteser. The Advertising Standards Authority, the ASA, have ruled that the ‘less than’ part was misleading as it implied that the sweets ...

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Jamie Oliver and the Ministry of Food

Let me start this of by saying that I am a fan of Jamie Oliver. I have eaten his food numerous times and met him on a couple of occasions and liked him a lot. He kindly made me ( personally ) a garlic free version of one of his signature dishes at Fifteen in London. That was a nice ...

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Jamie Oliver and the Ministry of Food

Let me start this of by saying that I am a fan of Jamie Oliver. I have eaten his food numerous times and met him on a couple of occasions and liked him a lot. He kindly made me ( personally ) a garlic free version of one of his signature dishes at Fifteen in London. That was a nice ...

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