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Adding probiotics to your diet can help you lose weight—and the more of the ‘friendly bacteria’ you take, the more weight you’ll lose. Those who take several probiotics a day, and keep to it for at least eight weeks, benefit the most, a new study has found.
A sudden rise in blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re about to have a heart attack unless you’re also suffering chest pains, severe headache, nausea or shortness of breath at the same time.
Doctors in Germany are prescribing homeopathic and herbal remedies to around one in five children they treat. Vitamins, minerals and supplements are the most popular ‘alternative’ therapies, and are being given to one in three children, a major new international survey has discovered.
Most of the older people taking antihypertensive drugs for lowering blood pressure have hypotension, or blood pressure that is already dangerously low—which could explain the high rate of falls and dizzy spells the elderly suffer.
Unsaturated fats—from nuts, seeds, oils and salmon—are the healthiest, and will help us live longer, a major new study has concluded. The deadliest are the trans fats, from fried and processed foods such as margarine, which increase our risk of a premature death.
We’ve been warned off the saturated dairy fats, and especially butter—but there’s no evidence it causes heart disease, and it may even protect against type 2 diabetes, a major new research study has concluded.