Chew On This on Overweight

An end to fat shaming

Paula Goodyer Calling people fat doesn't make them thin - and it may make weight problems worse.

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How depression hurts the heart

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Paula Goodyer Depression isn't all in the mind - it can cause changes in the body that raise the risk of heart disease

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Why muscles make good medicine

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Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

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An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Fish oil - a healthy choice for men or not?

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Paula Goodyer With the jury still out on the fish oil and prostate cancer link, are fish oil supplements still a good idea for men?

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The kilo creep

Let's hear it for a lighter Christmas

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Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.

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Should we quit panicking about sugar?

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Paula Goodyer Yes, we eat too much sugar - but it's not the only reason we get sick and fat.

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Why you're never too fat to get fit

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Paula Goodyer Fitness is possible at any size: it just takes the right exercise - and a little kindness from other people.

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Why keeping off the kilos reduces cancer risk

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Paula Goodyer Besides not smoking, staying at a healthy weight is our best defence against cancer

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We should be heading off dementia at 30. Here's why

Paula Goodyer Dementia might not strike until late in life but the problems that increase the risk start earlier than we think

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Semi vego

The meat lover's guide to going vegetarian

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Paula Goodyer Six years ago New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was overweight and pre-diabetic - until he overhauled his diet.

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Fixing emotional eating

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Paula Goodyer For emotional eaters dieting is barking up the wrong tree

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The secret to healthy blood sugar

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Paula Goodyer How much is sugar in our diet to blame for too much sugar in our blood?

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No carbs after 5pm - really?

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Paula Goodyer Why carbs on the dinner plate might help, not hinder, the war on weight.

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Should meetings be a walk in the park?

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Paula Goodyer How can we find ways of working that allow us to sit less and move more?

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Can you be fat and healthy?

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Paula Goodyer Why being overweight isn't always a passport to heart disease and diabetes.

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Gut microbes: best friend or worst enemy?

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Paula Goodyer The kind of microbes that dwell in our gut may influence our risk of allergies, autoimmune disease and IBS - so how can we keep them happy?

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Making up for lost time

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Paula Goodyer Melatonin, sleeping pills, hydration: how to beat jetlag.

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Shedding light on jet lag

Paula Goodyer JHet lag is price you pay for an overseas trip - but you can reduce its effects