New evidence further tips the scales against low carbohydrate-high protein diets

‘Flabs to abs in a day!’, ‘Thin in a fortnight!’, ‘Eat What You Like And Still Lose Weight!’. You know the kind of thing. We are constantly bombarded by diets that promise to help us shed the extra pounds and get the bodies we always wanted. We also get conflicting information; one week this or that [read the full story…]

What can new research linking red meat with higher death rates really tell us?

Headlines can be confusing things, can’t they, and especially where health advice is concerned. Take this week’s brouhaha over research linking red meat with raised death rates. “Red meat kills!“, screamed The Sun. Given news of the discovery of a species of prehistoric human which appears to have had a diet of venison, this may be swiftly [read the full story…]

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Do sleeping pills increase your risk of death and cancer?

Believe it or not, March is National Bed Month. Before you snuggle a bit further under the duvet and contemplate staying there until April, this is not the general idea. For the Sleep Council, who dreamt it up, it’s an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of a good bed for a decent night’s [read the full story…]

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