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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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Mind over matter: can meditation soothe my troubled insides?
Meditating Buddhist monks have been shown to have healthier gut microbiomes and more effective metabolisms than non-meditators. Could an app make mine happier?

Hannah Jane Parkinson

19, 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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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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Most health claims on formula milk ‘not backed by evidence’
BMJ report found nutritional benefits cited by multibillion-pound industry lacked scientific references

Andrew Gregory Health editor

15, Feb, 2023 @11:30 PM

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Revealed: group shaping US nutrition receives millions from big food industry
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a record of quid pro quos with a range of food giants, documents show

Tom Perkins

09, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Plant-based diet can cut bowel cancer risk in men by 22%, says study
Researchers find no such link for women, suggesting connection between diet and bowel cancer is clearer for men

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Fast food fever: how ultra-processed meals are unhealthier than you think
UPFs form 50% of Britons’ calorie intake. Now food scientists are learning more about what makes them so damaging

Andrew Anthony

16, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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400 people in UK diagnosed with preventable cancer every day, data shows
Experts say healthy lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and eating more vegetables can lower risk

Andrew Gregory Health editor

27, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Food as medicine: could prescribing fruit and vegetables become part of healthcare?
Decades of healthy eating advice have failed to stem the tide of lifestyle-related disease. Could prescribing healthy food help?

Bianca Nogrady

18, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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