Vitamins

Do vitamins block disease?

There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills did not protect ageing men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.

Research

Health risk warning on vitamins

Alternative medicines have failed to comply with health and safety rules in up to 90 per cent of cases.

Kate Hagan Major study finds commonly used dietary supplements do not extend the life of older women.

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Paleo push

Food for thought in fad diets

Broccoli stems in a heart shape

Sarah Berry It turns out that there is good food for thought behind many so-called fad diets. In addition to this they are not as different as first appearances suggest.

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Chew on this

Let them eat hemp

Hemp Seeds

Paula Goodyer If the Americans, Brits and Canadians are allowed to eat hemp, why aren't we?

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Nutritional science

Biggest food myths

Two halves of a coconut

Susie Burrell As we learn more and more about nutrition, and the greater the number of "experts" out there publishing diet books inevitably leads to the propagation of new diet beliefs and trends, whether or not...

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Counting kilojoules doesn't add up

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Sarah Berry We can all exercise our inner control freak by counting kilojoules. But at what cost?

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Has the milky way had its day?

Milk

Sarah Berry More please? perhaps not.

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Top five tips for going vegan

Beyonce on stage during the Super Bowl half-time show in 2013.

Rachel Clun There's no denying it – Beyonce looked smoking hot in her Grammy Awards performance with husband Jay-Z last month.

No one needs a 'detox'

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Dr Max Pemberton Why we tend to forget everything we know about biology, physiology and nutrition at the start of the year.

Juices versus smoothies: which is better?

Green Drink

Kathleen Alleaume Juices and smoothies are equally fashionable within the cleanse culture, yet each has distinct advantages and drawbacks.

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The alkaline diet: does it work?

Orange Girl

Kathleen Alleaume The "alkaline" diet claims to whittle the waistline, curb inflammatory conditions and even cure cancer. Yet the evidence supporting any of these health claims is pretty slim.

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Spike in harm to liver linked to dietary aids

So-called "fat-burning" supplements can cause liver damage, study finds.

Healthy eating

The superfoods set to be the flavour of 2014

lentils

MJ Angel Here are the top 10 superfoods we can expect to see gracing menus, supermarkets, health food stores and dinner tables.

Top trends

The future of health and fitness

Google Glass

Cassy Small Forget robots and hover boards, the future is far more sophisticated than Hollywood predicted and will transform the way we look at health and fitness in the future.

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Live longer

Vegging out

Vegetables.

Cassy Small A long term study recently online in the June JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed that those who follow a vegetarian diet can enjoy an almost 12 per cent lower mortality rate than their meat loving...

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Food fads

Friends or foes?

Oil, eggs, salt and caffeine. Are they good for us?

Siobhan Moylan Coffee, eggs, salt, oil. One week they are good for you, the next they're not. So what's the real deal?

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Doctor's medicine

What would a GP do?

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Amanda Sheppeard and David Brill The procedures GPs accept - and avoid.

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Effects examined

Fruit is not the enemy

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Sarah Berry People are throwing out the baby with the bathwater when they avoid fruit in their diets.

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Sexy food

The taste of love: what to eat for better sex

Melissa Shedden Want an extra boost in the bedroom? Load up your trolley with these all-natural aphrodisiacs.

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Wellness break

How to stay healthy on holidays

Cassy Small Do you work so hard before your holidays that you end up falling in a heap within the first couple of days?