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Which diets are best for losing weight?

Diets that involve cutting out most carbohydrates are just as safe and effective as low-fat diets, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Mediterranean diet, which includes plenty of fibre, fresh vegetables, fish, and… Continue Reading →

Nutrition, Obesity and Weight-Loss Diets

  Proponents of the Atkins diet promote the use of pills, along with the diet, for effective weight loss. The recommended supplements include coenzyme Q10 (100 mg/d), carnitine (1500 mg/d), and chromium (1000 mcg/d). There is no reliable science to… Continue Reading →

Fake Fat & Sugar of the Future

Many people would like to cut down their fat intake for health reasons. Fat in the diet is important since it provides both essential fatty acids and serves as a carrier for important fat-soluble vitamins. While some fat is necessary,… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Diets in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is estimated to affect 1% of the adult population worldwide (1), but appears most frequently in the elderly. It is defined as a chronic systemic disease characterized by inflammatory changes in joints and related structures that result… Continue Reading →

Kilojoules, Calories, Total Fats & Saturated Fats Tables: A Foods

The tables below provide an estimated number of Kilojoules, Calories Total Fats & Saturated Fats per 100g (3.5 oz) of a range of foods with names beginning with A. To find the nutritional information relating to a specific food of… Continue Reading →

Are you really allergic to penicillin?

An expert advises that anyone who thinks they may be allergic to penicillin should undergo an allergy test to ensure they really need to avoid these important drugs. Many people who think they’re allergic to penicillin don’t really have an… Continue Reading →

What does diabetes smell like?

It’s not that difficult to see or even hear when a person is sick, but did you know that some doctors can smell when you have diseases like diabetes? For ages a strong sense of smell has been an advantage… Continue Reading →

Eight reasons why KISSING is so good for your health

Kissing can be many things: sweet, loving, intense, passionate. But did you know it could also benefit your health? Kissing can also be a hormone releaser, a mini-workout and a mood relaxer. Scientists have proven that smooching can trigger a… Continue Reading →

Keep your heart healthy

The best way look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle. Be smoke-free Being smoke free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart. Manage your blood cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried… Continue Reading →

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in your brain, nervous system and in blood formation. Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) 2.4 mcg Food sources Eggs Meats Poultry Fish Dairy products Problems associated with deficiency Anaemia Severe neurological disease Soreness of the… Continue Reading →

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