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The health advice we’ve been given about avoiding saturated fats is just plain wrong: the fats—from meat, butter, cream and cheese—don’t raise the risk of heart disease and instead have a protective effect, a new study has concluded.
Drinking up to a pint of beer a day helps slow the decline of levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein)—the ‘good’ cholesterol—as we get older, a new study claims. It’s a Goldilocks amount: abstain or drink more than a pint a day and the fall in levels becomes twice as rapid as for the moderate drinker.
Can an herbal compound work just as well as the world’s top blood-sugar-lowering pill? Joanna Evans investigates
For nearly 50 years, saturated fats were seen as the main culprits in causing heart disease, and a discovery of some old research papers has discovered why: the sugar industry had been paying scientists to say so.
People with high levels of the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol are more likely to die prematurely—so overturning a long-held theory that it improves our health and reduces our chances of heart disease.