Heart Disease

Study doubts saturated fat's link to heart disease

Anahad O'Connor New study finds no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.

Vegetarians cut heart disease risk by a third

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Vegetarians are 32 per cent less likely to be hospitalised or die from heart disease than people who eat meat and fish, scientists at England's Oxford University say.

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One of the lucky ones, running free from heart disease

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Mark Metherell MADDISON WATKINS is one of six children born in Australia every day with congenital heart disease whose life has depended on a series of delicate open-heart operations.

Soft drinks linked to child heart disease

There was a slightly higher association between high carbohydrate diet and narrowed blood vessels in girls than in boys.

Melissa Davey Initial signs of heart disease can be seen in children as young as 12 who have a high intake of sugary drinks, Sydney researchers have found, which could have implications for death rates in the...

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Chew on This

How healthy is your relationship with food?

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Paula Goodyer According to an expert who specialises in eating disorders, tuning into your body's inner appetite signals is more useful than observing external food 'rules'.

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Key to good health?

If you can run for five minutes a day, you may add years to your life

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Rebecca Smith A few five minute jogs a week can add three years of life.

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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Fruit, veggies delay onset of multiple chronic diseases, study reveals

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Nicky Phillips An apple a day may keep you-know-who away, but a healthy intake of fruit will also keep your first chronic disease away too.

The new blockbuster nutrient?

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Sarah Berry The 'new' blockbuster nutrient is actually really old. There are some fairly audacious statements being made about the benefits of turmeric.

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Chew on this

This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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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...

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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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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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Look away now

Look away now: study finds no health benefit from wine and chocolate

The antioxidant resveratrol, found in dark chocolate, has no significant impact on life-span, scientists say.

Claims about the healthy and life-extending properties of a much-hyped ingredient in red wine and chocolate are unfounded, research suggests.

Health talk

How much protein is healthy?

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Paula Goodyer Why it's smart to eat protein from plants not just animals.

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Sitting down 'raises cancer risk' no matter how much exercise: study

Every extra two hours spent sitting each day was linked with a 10 per cent increased chance of developing cancer of the bowel.

John von Radowitz A couch potato lifestyle is linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, research has shown.

New research

Sugar 'raises heart attack risk'

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John von Radowitz Scientists in the US have found a striking association between the proportion of daily calories supplied by sugar-laden foods and heart disease death rates

Diet research

Why nutrition is so confusing

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Gary Taubes Before I make another dietary resolution, I’d like to know that what I believe I know about a healthy diet is really so. Is that too much to ask?

Prophetic words

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

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Julia Llewellyn Smith A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. Then why did it lead to the end of his career?

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Take the pressure off

Paula Goodyer When it comes to life ambitions, it's often marriage, having kids, financial security and career success that come top of the list.