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Genetics don't play a big part in deciding whether we develop cancer—but the food we eat really does, a major study has found. Our diets, weight and general lifestyle choices trump genetics every time.
Eating processed and red meats could take years off your life—if you also smoke, drink too much, get no exercise or are overweight, a major new study has found. The risk disappears if you are a meat-eater who also has a healthy lifestyle.
Researchers who say pregnant women won’t get any benefit from taking mineral and vitamin supplements don’t understand nutrition or diet, a leading dietitian says.
Unsaturated fats—from nuts, seeds, oils and salmon—are the healthiest, and will help us live longer, a major new study has concluded. The deadliest are the trans fats, from fried and processed foods such as margarine, which increase our risk of a premature death.
The behaviour of disruptive children in an East London school has been dramatically improved after they were given nutritional supplements for three months, an Oxford University research project has found.
People suffering from bipolar disorder which causes manic episodes, including extreme highs and lows have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, and this could be causing the problem.
Vegans are less likely to develop prostate cancer.
The nutritional supplement chondroitin is more effective than a powerful drug in slowing the progress of osteoarthritis.
Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of dementia and it even causes physical abnormalities in the brain.