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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How to eat

World's Best Diet revealed by scientists

Fish features heavily in the 'World's Best Diet'.

Paula Goodyer Scientists from the University of Copenhagen believe a higher protein/ lower carbohydrate pattern of eating is the way to go.

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Salt: the single most harmful substance in food?

Salt: so good, but so bad?

Sarah Berry New study links salt to 1.65 million deaths annually. So how much is too much and is salt really as bad as they say?

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The fat fad

Greased lightning: High-fat diets take off

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Theo Chapman At 5am, before he begins his six-hour training session, Tim Reed tucks into a breakfast of four eggs, sausages, full-fat yoghurt and some nuts washed down with a “bulletproof”...

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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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Chew on This

Finding the proof that diet improves mood

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Paula Goodyer We've known for a while that exercise can improve depression but could a healthier diet also help tame the black dog?

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Paleo craze

Nutritionists warn of dangers in Paleo dieting

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Sandy Smith The Paleo diet might be heading for extinction, like the cavemen who inspired it, after the country’s leading nutrition body warned Australians that the popular eating plan is potentially...

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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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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.

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...

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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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.

Are you obese on the inside?

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Sarah Berry You might be the envy of your mates as you make a meal out of meat pies and Messina while still slipping into your skinny jeans.

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