Food And Diet

Food And Diet

Eating leafy greens may help prevent memory loss

"A salad a day keeps brains 11 years younger," the Mail Online reports.

This oddly specific headline was prompted by new research into whether eating a diet high in leafy green vegetables protects against age-related memory loss and decline in thinking skills (cognitive abilities).

This study found

Posted On December 22, 2017
Food And Diet

Can a daily cup of tea help prevent glaucoma?

"Could drinking tea really be linked to a lower risk of glaucoma?," asks The Guardian. The question is prompted by a US survey, carried out in 2005-06, that asked what people drank over the past 12 months and looked for any links with current diagnoses of glaucoma.


Posted On December 18, 2017
Food And Diet

Are larger wine glasses encouraging excessive alcohol consumption?

"How wine glasses have doubled in size since the 1990s and are driving higher consumption rates," the Mail Online reports.

The headline is based on a study completed by researchers at the University of Cambridge following concerns that increasing glass sizes in England may be influencing how much alcohol people

Posted On December 15, 2017
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Eating 40g of cheese a day may reduce heart attack and stroke risk

"Eating a small portion of cheese every day could reduce your chance of developing heart disease or stroke," reports The Independent.

Chinese researchers reviewed previous studies and found a modest reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart

Posted On December 04, 2017
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Mindfulness training may help you keep the weight off

"If you manage to lose weight but struggle to keep it off, you may want to consider taking up mindfulness meditation," suggests the Mail Online.

This follows a review of studies that looked at the effect of mindfulness-based interventions on weight loss and obesity-related eating behaviours.


Posted On November 29, 2017
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Drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day may have some health benefits

“Three cups of coffee a day `may have health benefits`,” reports BBC News.

The health impacts of coffee, have been investigated many times. This is because it is one of the most commonly consumed drinks around the world, so even modest benefits or harms could have a significant effect at population level.

Posted On November 23, 2017
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Night-time eating linked to heart disease

"Late night food scoffing could lead to greater risk of heart disease and other illnesses such as diabetes," reports The Sun.

Researchers in Mexico found that rats were less able to clear fats from their bloodstream after being fed at a time when they`d normally be resting.

The researchers carried out

Posted On November 08, 2017
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Eating mushrooms at breakfast may help you feel fuller

"Starting the day with mushrooms could help you shed pounds from your waistline, new research has found," the Mail Online reports.

US researchers wanted to see if regularly eating mushrooms for breakfast makes you feel fuller.

Satiety or feeling full can be an important part of a successful weight loss

Posted On October 23, 2017
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Three-quarters of honey samples contain pesticide traces

"Honey from across the world is contaminated with potent pesticides known to harm bees," The Guardian reports.

This is based on a study that analysed nearly 200 samples of honey, collected from diverse regions worldwide, and found that 75% contained traces of a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids.

Posted On October 06, 2017
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Regularly skipping breakfast linked to hardening of the arteries

"Skipping breakfast may be linked to poor heart health," The Guardian reports. Researchers from Spain found that people who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to have atherosclerosis – hardening and thickening of the arteries due to a build-up of fatty deposits known as plaques.


Posted On October 03, 2017
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Avoid eating just before your bedtime, study recommends

"It`s not what you eat, it`s when you eat that matters: study shows timing your meals right is the key to beating obesity," the Mail Online reports.

The headline was prompted by a small US study involving 110 university students.

Researchers gave them activity monitors to wear, measured their sleep

Posted On September 11, 2017
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Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?

"Why the Mediterranean diet is the best cure for acid reflux: Study found patients who ate plenty of fish and veg had fewer symptoms and avoided side effects of medication," the Mail Online reports.

Acid reflux, also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Posted On September 08, 2017