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NEWS Saturated fats don’t cause heart disease—they protect us against it, new study finds

December 5th 2016

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.

FEATURE The truth about low salt and high blood pressure

December 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 10) /

Cutting down on salt in our diets could be causing the very cardiovascular problems it’s supposed to prevent, a major new study has found

NEWS Probiotics could reverse diabetes as link to gut discovered

November 21st 2016 /

Type 2 diabetes—often described as the ‘lifestyle disease’—could be successfully treated with probiotics after researchers discovered the vital role that gut bacteria play in its development.

NEWS Alzheimer’s now the biggest killer of women

November 16th 2016

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have replaced heart problems as the major killer in the UK—at least for women. A similar pattern has been seen in the US, too, where the rate of coronary heart disease has fallen by 20 per cent since the 1980s.

NEWS Just a little activity can prevent heart disease

November 9th 2016 /

It doesn’t take a lot. Just a little physical activity—even if it’s 20 per cent below the average for healthy people—is enough to prevent heart disease.

NEWS Teeth infections triple heart disease risk

September 28th 2016 /

People who have untreated teeth infections and gum disease are nearly three times more likely to suffer from heart disease.

NEWS Sugar industry paid researchers to say fats caused heart disease

September 19th 2016

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.

NEWS Six days of Ayurvedic treatment reduces markers for heart disease and diabetes

September 12th 2016 /

A six-day course of Ayurvedic medicine—the traditional Indian approach, which includes diet, herbs, meditation, yoga and massage—can reduce the blood markers for inflammation, which has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

NEWS Med diet twice as effective as a statin in keeping heart patients alive

September 7th 2016 /

If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.

FEATURE Dealing with overwhelm

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

If you’re struggling to cope with the demands of your life, instead of reaching for the Valium, try these six solid stress-busters

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