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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.