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Dont fall for the January detox!

Did you do it? Did you? Are you about to hit 2009 having eaten and drunk more than you intended to over the festive season? If you did, and statistics suggest that an awful lot of us did, then are you planning a detox?The problem with the whole detox movement is that most people treat it like an insurance policy, ...

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Dont fall for the January detox!

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Did you do it? Did you? Are you about to hit 2009 having eaten and drunk more than you intended to over the festive season? If you did, and statistics suggest that an awful lot of us did, then are you planning a detox? The problem with the whole detox movement is that most people treat it like an insurance ...

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Antioxidants cannot slow ageing.

Diets and creams claiming their antioxidant properties could cheat ageing may be worthless, a study says. Using Nematode worms, scientists found even those given enhanced antioxidant powers to deal with tissue damaging free radicals did not live longer. The team from University College London said, in the Genes and Development journal, there was no clear evidence they could slow ageing. ...

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Something else to blame our parents for? A high fat diet in pregnancy could result in weight problems for the child throughout life.

Improving one’s diet has many benefits, and there are several occasions in life that serve as reminders. Examples are illness, weight gain, getting married and of course fertility and pregnancy related issues.I was looking through the news websites this morning ( as I do most mornings ) and I came across a report from Rockefeller University that links a high-fat ...

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Something else to blame our parents for? A high fat diet in pregnancy could result in weight problems for the child throughout life.

Improving one’s diet has many benefits, and there are several occasions in life that serve as reminders. Examples are illness, weight gain, getting married and of course fertility and pregnancy related issues. I was looking through the news websites this morning ( as I do most mornings ) and I came across a report from Rockefeller University that links a ...

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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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