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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Healthy foods you are definitely overeating

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Rachel Clun Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.

Ask the expert

Nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus - and just a warning, some of these simple swaps may...

Food facts

Ten things you didn't know about fat

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Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.

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Latest trends in bread go against the grain

Breaking bread: which slice is best?

Sarah Berry Breaking bread was once a simple act. That was 30,000-odd years ago, when it was just flour and water, hot stone and love.

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Food for thought: DNA helping shed light on our dietary needs

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Paula Goodyer Our genes sometimes influence how our bodies interact with certain nutrients and a new area of research suggests that tweaking our diet to meet those needs more precisely will do a better job of...

Food for thought

Can your DNA guide your diet?

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Paula Goodyer There’s an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way.

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Want to live a long life?

Want to live a long life? Eat fermented cabbage and drink a litre of olive oil a week

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Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).

'Complexion-boosting' diet

Kate Middleton's extreme diet

Kate Middleton faces yet another privacy scandal.

The Duchess of Cambridge worked hard for her slim post-pregnancy figure, and now she's taking on an unusual diet to boost her complexion.

Australians are including fewer healthy food options in their diets

'Incredibly low' vegetable consumption reveals that fast food has eclipsed vegetables as a dietary staple.

Lucy Carroll Australians are eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before, with teenagers leading the charge in unhealthy eating dominated by fast food, new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows.

A grain of truth to gluten intolerance

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Sarah Berry Few know what actually gluten is, only that it will make you fat, lead to bloating and that eating it is akin to satanism.

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The top powerhouse fruits and vegetables

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Sarah Berry Kale does not even make the top 10 powerhouse fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

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Wellbeing

Green smoothies unlikely to beat the flu

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Clifford Fram You can drink as many green smoothies as you like, but no immune-boosting magic potion is going to protect the average person from catching a cold or the flu.

Chew on this

Let them eat hemp

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

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Paleo push

Food for thought in fad diets

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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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Nutritional science

Biggest food myths

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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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Questionable claims

Just eat well - most exercise supplements are bunk

Vitamins and supplements: are they worth it?

Stuart Gray I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms.

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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.

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.