Diets

New year diets: your need-to-know guide
New year diets
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New year diets: your need-to-know guide

Maintaining healthy eating habits during lockdown can be a struggle - but it can be done
25 Dec 2020
Does Britain need a snack tax?
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Does Britain need a snack tax?

Study finds that taxing sugary snacks not drinks would cut obesity more effectively
5 Sep 2019
The diet that turned a UK teenager blind
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The diet that turned a UK teenager blind

The Bristol boy ate only chips, crisps, white bread and processed meat
3 Sep 2019
The countries with the healthiest and unhealthiest diets
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The countries with the healthiest and unhealthiest diets

Israel takes crown in rankings while the UK trails behind
4 Apr 2019
Is your diet killing you?
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Is your diet killing you?

New research suggests eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods may increase risk of early death
12 Feb 2019
What is the planetary health diet?
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What is the planetary health diet?

Scientists say their new eating plan could prevent millions of deaths each year while protecting environment
17 Jan 2019
Are you eating enough fibre?
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Are you eating enough fibre?

Landmark study finds eating high-fibre diet cuts risk of chronic diseases and early death
14 Jan 2019

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Restaurant meals ‘more calorific’ than fast food
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Restaurant meals ‘more calorific’ than fast food

Average main dish at UK’s sit-down dining chains contains more than 1,000 calories
13 Dec 2018
Alpha-gal: why more people are developing a meat allergy
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Alpha-gal: why more people are developing a meat allergy

Reports of life-threatening reactions to animal products are soaring worldwide – and a tiny insect is to blame
11 Dec 2018
Sacked charity worker blames anti-vegan discrimination
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Sacked charity worker blames anti-vegan discrimination

Jordi Casamitjana is seeking to have ethical veganism declared a ‘philosophical belief’ under Equality Act
3 Dec 2018
Is modern life raising our blood pressure?
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Is modern life raising our blood pressure?

Study of remote communities in Venezuelan rainforest sheds fresh light on hypertension
15 Nov 2018
Mediterranean diet ‘may cut risk of depression by a third’
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Mediterranean diet ‘may cut risk of depression by a third’

New research suggests link between eating habits and mental health
26 Sep 2018
Middle-aged drinkers ‘should have more alcohol-free days’
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Middle-aged drinkers ‘should have more alcohol-free days’

Days of abstinence each week would improve sleep and reduce risk of heart disease and cancers
10 Sep 2018
Adopting Mediterranean diet in old age ‘can prolong life’
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Adopting Mediterranean diet in old age ‘can prolong life’

New study finds people aged 65 or older who adhere to diet rich in fish, nuts and fresh vegetables have 25% lower risk of death
31 Aug 2018
What is a low-carb diet and is it healthy?
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What is a low-carb diet and is it healthy?

Researchers find that diets that are low – and high – in carbohydrates could knock years off people’s lives
17 Aug 2018
Meat traces ‘found in supermarket vegetarian meals’
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Meat traces ‘found in supermarket vegetarian meals’

Lab tests showed vegan and ‘meat free’ food from Tesco and Sainsbury’s contained animal DNA
11 Jun 2018
Kim Kardashian branded ‘toxic influence’ for diet lolly snap
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Kim Kardashian branded ‘toxic influence’ for diet lolly snap

Reality TV star shared an Instagram image of herself eating appetite-suppressant lolly
17 May 2018
What is gluten and should it be avoided?
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What is gluten and should it be avoided?

As more and more people go gluten-free, doctors warn that 'fad' diets could be nutrient-deficient
5 Apr 2018
The best diet plan for marathon training
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The best diet plan for marathon training

Complex carbohydrates and simple diet changes could be the secret to setting your personal best
15 Mar 2018
Health trend sees owners serving their pets ‘yuppie diet’
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Health trend sees owners serving their pets ‘yuppie diet’

Pet food trends are following their owners’ tastes away from meat and toward wholesome vegetables and ancient grains
10 Oct 2017
Pregnant women don't know how much to eat
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Pregnant women don't know how much to eat

Bad news: eating for two is not a thing
25 Jul 2017
The health hazards behind the clean eating craze
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The health hazards behind the clean eating craze

Converts to the latest food trend could have 'severe problems' in later life, say experts
12 Apr 2017
Fasting: A fast way to good health?
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Fasting: A fast way to good health?

Raimund Wilhelmi, the grandson of Dr Otto Buchinger, explains how his grandfather's fasting techniques can offer surprising health benefits
8 Aug 2016
Redesigned labels show calorie content of favourite foods
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Redesigned labels show calorie content of favourite foods

Calorie Brands project could help frequent snackers think twice before tucking in
15 Jun 2016
Clean eating: what is it and why is it so controversial?
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Clean eating: what is it and why is it so controversial?

Nigella Lawson criticises 'clean eating' fad popular with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr
9 Dec 2015
No link between fatty foods and early death, say researchers
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No link between fatty foods and early death, say researchers

Study probed effects of saturated fats in meat and dairy products
12 Aug 2015
FAT BAN: How to tell if food has trans fats
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FAT BAN: How to tell if food has trans fats

Manufacturers in the US will have to phase out compound by 2018, but it is still allowed in UK
18 Jun 2015