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Myth Or Fact? Eating Fat Makes You Fat (And Other Nutritional Beliefs)

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

It's not uncommon to hear completely opposing facts about nutrition. One person might say carbs are evil while another person says they're a necessary energy source. With such conflicting information, it can become increasingly difficult to make sense of this well-meaning advice. Let's debunk a few of the most common nutrition myths.

How A Lazy, Two-Week Holiday Could Increase Your Risk Of Disease

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Spending a lazy fortnight by the beach or pool can feel like the perfect way to unwind. But just two weeks of a “couch potato” lifestyle increases...

Thousands Dying Because Of Fear Of 'Non-Existent' Statins Side Effects, Study Author Claims

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of Brits are dying from heart attacks and strokes after being scared away from statins by warnings of “non-existent side effects”, the l...

Saturated Fats 'Do Not Clog Arteries And Cause Heart Disease', Cardiologists Claim

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that saturated fats clog up arteries and therefore causes heart disease is “plain wrong”, experts have claimed. Writing in the British Jo...

8 Perfectly Valid Reasons To Eat More Cheese

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cheese is utterly delicious, but sadly it’s got a bad rap. According to the British Heart Foundation, there are concerns that eating too much of it ...

The Majority Of Heart Attacks Occur In People With Normal Cholesterol

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

For most of us maintaining our heart health is pretty high up on the agenda, but it seems longstanding medical advice could actually not be looking at...

Gone Grey Early? It Could Mean You're At An Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve got grey hair, it could mean you also have an increased risk of heart disease. New research suggests getting those salt and pepper tones i...

This Online Calculator Will Predict The Risk Of You Having A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have created an online calculator that can tell you how at risk you are of developing heart disease or diabetes in the future. The metabol...

Bergamot: Another Healthy Reason To Love Italy

Kevin Leivers M.R.Pharm.S | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Leivers M.R.Pharm.S

As if Chianti, pizza and Gucci were not enough reasons to love everything Italian, one of the latest natural therapies for common cardiovascular condi...

This Group Of People Have The Healthiest Hearts In The World

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

Western societies may well consider themselves to be scientifically advanced compared to many places around the world, but it seems access to modern m...

Cheese Fans Rejoice! Your Favourite Snack May Not Be Bad For Cholesterol After All

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you love nothing more than chowing down on a hunk of cheddar after dinner, we’ve got some good news for you. People who eat a lot of cheese do no...

5 Lessons Learned From 'Staying Healthy: A Doctor's Guide'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re struggling to steer clear of the office lurgy - or any other virus, for that matter - then Channel 4’s ‘Staying Healthy: A Doctor’s ...

What Taking Speed Does To The Body: Amphetamine Can Age It Dramatically

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Speed, or amphetamine, abuse is becoming more widespread across the globe. People take the illegal drug to stay awake and energised - often at parties...

How Cold Weather Affects Blood Circulation And Cardiovascular Health - The Chilling Facts

Dr Niamh O'Kennedy | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Niamh O'Kennedy

With snow finally falling in parts of UK, many are feeling cold to their core but what most people don't know is that cold weather can actually bring ...

A Cheap Blood Test Could Reveal If You Have A Hidden Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

A cheap blood test could accurately predict when seemingly healthy patients are at risk of ‘silent’ heart attacks. The test, developed at the Univ...

To Use Or Not To Use Coconut Oil...That Is The Question!

Victoria Vito | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Many people use coconut oil because it is really popular. Recently, as a nutritionist, I have been asked a lot about the health benefits of different oils. Promotion of potential benefits of different oils has increased as customers respond to the growing range of oil options. However, coconut oil and olive oil are still the most popular oils.

Cooking With Coconut Oil Isn't Trendy, It's Nuts

Jules Payne | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Payne

What people don't realise is that coconut oil is entirely fat, and as much as 90% of the fat is saturated fat. Compare this with the saturated fat of most butter, which is 52% and I believe many will be surprised.

Butter Is No Worse For Health Than Vegetable Oil, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, we've been told that butter is bad for us and should be replaced with healthier alternatives, such as vegetable oil. But new research sugge...

One Handful Of Walnuts Per Day Could Improve Cholesterol

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Walnuts could help aid weight loss and improve cholesterol levels in overweight people, a new study suggests. Researchers discovered that eating a ...

The Truth About Fats - a Doctor's Perspective

Dr Rob Hicks | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rob Hicks

Many people only remember a headline when they look at a newspaper, so what people appear to have taken away from the latest spate of coverage is that they should eat more butter - and high fat foods - in order to stay healthy, which could not be further from the truth.

Taking Statins Could 'Cut Risk Of Dying After Surgery'

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Giving people statins before an operation could cut their risk of dying or suffering complications, research suggests.The cholesterol-busting drugs ar...

Keeping the Bigger Nutrition Picture in Mind

Nigel Denby | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) recommends eating two portions of fish a week, of which, one should be oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel. However, since there is no specific recommendation of a dose for Omega-3 for the general population, it is extremely difficult to understand if you are consuming enough of the right Omegas.

Concern Over Statins Advice

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Jerry Lee [2013] received an MPhil in Epidemiology as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and is now a second year medical student at Duke University. He is cu...

Next Fad-The Cholesterol Diet

Layne Lieberman | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Many fried foods and baked goods contain high levels of saturated fats. Some plant-based oils, such as hydrogenated vegetable oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil, also contain primarily saturated fats, but do not contain cholesterol.

Ending the Egg Fight: US Poised to Reverse Cholesterol Warnings

Christopher James Clark | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

During the 20th century, which I sometimes refer to as the Dark Ages of Nutrition, many governments and prominent health organizations adopted erroneous theories on many nutritional topics, including sugar, saturated fat, and dietary cholesterol.