Month: March 2017

The fight back has begun

For many years, scientists were convinced that fat, especially saturated fat, was the biggest problem in our diets. ‘Fat-free’ and ‘low-fat’ products flooded the market, claiming a huge range of health benefits. The problem is, in order for manufacturers to

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How many portions a day?

Fruit and veg

Recent research has suggested that we should be eating as many as ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Yet only last November, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, was claiming that GPs should sometimes

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