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Can eating less food every day slow down the ageing process? Reducing your calorie intake by 30 per cent could keep your brain younger and even help you live longer—although so far these benefits have been seen only in animal studies.
Pasta is one of the 'bad carbs' according to some of the latest diets, such as the Paleo, Atkins and low-GI—but it doesn't put on the pounds, and may even help you lose a little weight, a new research study claims.
Cancer cells feed off sugar in order to grow, as Otto Warburg observed in the 1920s—and now scientists have figured out how they do it. Solving this '100-year-old mystery', as they call it, finally opens the door to better and safer treatments.
How do you make your cardiovascular system—your heart and arteries—younger? One way is to fast, but another could be to take the dietary supplement nicotinomide riboside (NR), researchers say.
Antioxidant supplements—and especially vitamin E—can combat mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that is linked to ME/chronic fatigue, diabetes, bipolar disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study has discovered.
How many high-fat meals and drinks do you have to consume to trigger the start of heart disease? The bad news is that just one milkshake will do it, say researchers.
The routine childhood vaccines are not as effective as we've been assured. An "imperfect vaccine" is partly to blame for the gradual rise in cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in the US over the past 30 years, while the mumps shot has left a third of children between 10 and 14 vulnerable to infection.
A California judge has ruled that coffee shops like Starbucks must start displaying warning notices that the drinks can cause cancer—so does that mean you should give up on your favourite morning brew?