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Tea, apples and berries could stave off age-related memory loss, study suggests
Research found 71-year-olds with high flavanol consumption had better memory function

Rachel Hall

29, May, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘Water is too boring’?! Can you really survive on nothing but coffee, tea or juice?
Everyone agrees you need some form of hydration – but are any of the alternatives as good for you as H20? And precisely how much should you be gulping down?

Lizzie Cernik

29, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Half of pizzas on sale in the UK contain a whole day’s allowance of salt
Manufacturers showing ‘complete disregard for public health’, campaigners say, with some pizzas containing three days’ worth of salt

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

17, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Should I worry about skipping breakfast?
Some claim it is the most important meal of the day, while others believe fasting has its benefits. What does the science say?

Joel Snape

07, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Chocolate doesn’t cause acne – but carrots do help you see in the dark: the best and worst health myths and wisdom
True or false: cheese gives you bad dreams and oysters are aphrodisiacs? We investigate good, bad and mad health advice

Tracy Ramsden

29, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Should I worry about how much sugar I consume?
Sugary foods are easier to access than ever and designed to keep us coming back for more. Are they actually addictive – and should we quit them?

Joel Snape

23, Apr, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Gut feelings: why drugs that nurture your microbes could be the future of mental health
Scientists know our gut influences our brain. So psychobiotic drugs that shift the composition of microbes in the gut may be able to help treat disorders such as anxiety and depression

Nicola Davis

21, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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I’m a dietitian. This is what I eat in a day
From morning tea to a plant-based dinner, Priya Tew on the food choices she makes to stay on top form

As told to Anna Berrill

21, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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No, you don’t have to poo every day: eight things nutrition experts want you to know
Bowels, bacteria, brain power … gastro specialists share their wisdom in bitesize form

As told to Elle Hunt

20, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Chew slowly, keep moving and eat 30 plants a week: 12 rules for gut health
What to eat, when, how to do it properly – and what to avoid. Experts lay out the food habits that will make a real difference to your health

Emine Saner

19, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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My food revolution: how I learned to love a gluten-free diet
After years of pain, the diagnosis of coeliac disease was a crucial turning point for Lizzy Davies. She explains the changes it forced her to make – and how she learned to love food once again

Lizzy Davies

18, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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What are the real signs of a healthy gut? A user’s guide
It’s a huge organ that gives us the energy to live, grow and repair. But how does it work – and how do you keep it healthy? Our science editor unravels its astonishing job

Ian Sample Science editor

18, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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