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How multiple sclerosis (MS) gets triggered is a mystery—but new research suggests that it starts in the gut (just as everything else seems to). If so, the discovery opens the door to a therapy that could finally reverse the auto-immune disease.
A ketogenic diet—one that's high in fats and low in carbs—could help keep you mentally sharp into old age. It reduces your chances of cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer's, researchers reckon.
Women with breast cancer should include fish oils in their daily diet—the omega-3 oils stop the cancer spreading and growing, new research has discovered. And the oils also reduce the chances of getting the cancer in the first place.
Having three or four drink-free days a week could help you live longer. Drinking every day—even if it's just one glass of wine—raises the risk of premature death by 20 per cent, and that starts to get significant when you're in your 70s.
Be warned—gluten-free food served in restaurants may be nothing of the sort. Around a third of meals listed as being gluten-free contain traces of the protein that's found in wheat and other grains.
Is a lack of sunlight one cause of the obesity epidemic among children? It's certainly a possibility after vitamin D supplements helped a group of overweight and obese adolescents lose "a significant" amount of weight after one year.