HEALTHY FOOD

Processed foods could be biggest cause of osteoarthritis

Sugars from processed foods are an unsuspected cause of osteoarthritis (OA), researchers believe. And it isn't just down to obesity or being overweight: people who eat a lot of fast...

Up to half US population could have prescription drugs in...

Even if you don't take prescription drugs, you still might be. Low levels of pharmaceuticals have been discovered in drinking water in Pennsylvania, and researchers estimate that up to half...

Eating your five portions a day reduces breast cancer risk

Women who eat their greens—and especially their yellow and orange vegetables—reduce their chances of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer. Eating five or more daily servings—which...

Processed meats could trigger mania and hyperactivity

The nitrates in processed meats could trigger bouts of mania and hyperactivity in healthy people—and those with a history of psychiatric problems are three times more likely to regularly eat...

Late-night snacking could lead to breast or prostate cancer

Eating your last meal of the day earlier—and at least before 9pm—helps lower your risk of breast and prostate cancer. And if you do snack later than that, you'll get...

Low-carb diet reduces diabetes risk in four weeks

  If you're among the 30 per cent who are 'prediabetic', which means your blood sugar levels are starting to get too high, try going on a low-carb diet....

Oranges improve eye health and guard against macular disease

Apples are supposed to keep the doctor away—but oranges have their part to play, too. Eating an orange a day will help ward off macular disease, one of the most...

Rewrite your genetic code with green tea and red wine

Compounds found in green tea and red wine can alter your DNA and change the genetic code that causes inherited problems such as metabolic disease. The compounds—EGCG...

High-fat diet could trigger depression and anxiety

Many health problems seem to have their origins in the gut—and that even goes for depression and anxiety, new research suggests. A high-fat diet changes the bacteria...
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