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If high cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease (which it doesn’t), what does? The real culprit could be air pollution—from cars and industrial processes—as a major new study from China suggests.
An orthopaedic surgeon is facing disciplinary proceedings for reversing a patient’s diabetes ‘inappropriately’. Dr Gary Fettke, an Australian doctor who has already been barred from advocating a high-fat diet, had recommended the approach to his patient.
Eating a handful of nuts every day helps protect you against heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.
Women who are optimistic and positive are far less likely to die from cancer, heart disease and other chronic conditions when they reach retirement.
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.