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Women who eat their greens—and especially their yellow and orange vegetables—reduce their chances of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer.
The nitrates in processed meats could trigger bouts of mania and hyperactivity in healthy people—and those with a history of psychiatric problems are three times more likely to regularly eat the meats, such as ham, salami, sausages and bacon.
For the third time in as many years, a major research group has concluded that fish oil supplements don't protect against heart disease or stroke—and, in the same week, another study has concluded that eating fish, and their long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, prolongs life and lowers the risk of a heart attack.
If you're going out for a woodland walk and your blood group happens to be Type A, then cover up—you're much more likely to be bitten by a tick that can spread Lyme disease.
Eating your last meal of the day earlier—and at least before 9pm—helps lower your risk of breast and prostate cancer. And if you do snack later than that, you'll get a similar protective effect if you wait two hours after eating before going to bed.
If you're among the 30 per cent who are 'prediabetic', which means your blood sugar levels are starting to get too high, try going on a low-carb diet. After just a month, you'll start seeing some big improvements in your health, and that's especially true if you're a woman, a new study has discovered.
It's like it never happened. Despite the billions spent on low-fat foods and drinks and cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, researchers have confirmed that full-fat milk, yoghurt, cheese and butter won't do you any harm. In fact, the foods can help protect against a stroke.
Apples are supposed to keep the doctor away—but oranges have their part to play, too. Eating an orange a day will help ward off macular disease, one of the most common eye problems that can lead to blindness as we get older.