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Starchy snacks linked to 50% greater CVD and all‐cause mortality risk

Starchy snacks after any meal were associated with at least a 50% increased risk of mortality and a 44%-57% increased risk of cardiovascular disease...

Pro-inflammatory diet tied to increased breast cancer risk

Women consuming a more pro-inflammatory diet are at increased risk for breast cancer, especially pre-menopausal women, according to new European research published in Current...

Overweight substantially worsens liver-damaging effects of excessive alcohol use

People in the overweight or obese range who drink alcohol to levels beyond UK guidelines are at significantly greater risk of liver disease and...

Regular milk consumption not associated with increased cholesterol

Regular consumption of milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to an almost 2m-person Mendelian analysis, published in the International Journal...

Even obese vegetarians who smoke and drink have healthier biomarkers than meat-eaters

Vegetarians have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, and this applies to adults of any age and weight, and is also unaffected by smoking...

Higher mushroom consumption associated with lower cancer risk — Meta-analysis

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new Penn State study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined...

Eating fish associated with significant health benefits — Pooled analysis

There is a significant protective benefit of fish consumption in people with cardiovascular disease, as well as with significant improvements in multiple other health...

Frequent eating out significantly associated with higher all-risk mortality

Emerging, although still limited, evidence suggests that frequent consumption of meals prepared away from home is significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality,...

High refined grains intake linked with CVD and mortality risk — 21 nation study

High intake of refined grains was associated with higher risk of mortality and major cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, found a large 21-nation analysis. No significant...

High-fibre and yoghurt reduce lung cancer risk

A diet high in fibre and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical...

An avocado a day helps lower 'bad' cholesterol

An avocado a day in a heart-healthy diet decreased oxidisedlow-density lipoprotein( LDL) in adults with overweight and obesity, and the effect was associated...

Vitamin D deficiency and poor muscle function in the over 60s

Research from Trinity College Dublin shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years...

Omega-3 fish oil supplements linked with lower CVD risk

People who received omega-3 fish oil supplements in randomised clinical trials had significantly lower risks of heart attack and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) events...

Halving red meat consumption has significant impact on health

A study has found that halving the amount red and processed (RPM) meat in the diet can have a significant impact on health, reducing...

Controversial review finds that cutting back on red and processed meat has little health impact

A major international set of systematic reviews has concluded that cutting back on red and processed meat has little impact on health, contrary...

'Picky eating' teen's blindness caused by a junk food diet

A “picky eater” UK teen who ate nothing but chips and other junk food for years, slowly went blind as a result of his...

Red meat may increase breast cancer risk but chicken decrease it

Results from a study by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health suggest...

Eating mostly plant-based foods may be linked to better heart health

Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart...

Switch from red meat to cut mortality risk — 8-year Harvard study

Increased red meat intake, particularly processed red meat, is associated with a heightened risk of death, suggests a large, eight-year US study led by...

Red and white meat have equal effect on cholesterol levels

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to research. The...

NHS assesses studies on mortality risk of ultra-processed foods

Two recent widely-publicised international studies, which found people who ate the most ‘ultra-processed’ food were more likely to have a heart attack or stroke,...

Drinking fruit juices not much better than drinking sugary drinks

Most folks know that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better. In fact, consuming them regularly...

Nuts-rich diet in first trimester linked to improved neuro-development in child

Nuts are known to help reduce the risk of hypertension, oxidative stress and diabetes and they may exercise a protective effect against cognitive decline...

Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

In a randomised, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants' diets with walnuts. They found that...

Meat eating even at guideline levels linked to 20% higher cancer risk

People who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer, according to a study...

Replacing red meat with plant proteins protects against CVD — first meta-analysis

Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study from...

Supplementation with creatine may improve brain function in vegetarians

Vegetarians who take the dietary supplement creatine may enjoy improved brain function, according to a study. The research was presented at the American Physiological...

Nutritious foods but not dietary supplements linked to lower mortality risk

Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to...

Diet rich in red meat link to 23% greater risk of death in Finnish men

A diet rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a study from the University of Eastern Finland...

Biggest dietary problem is nutritious food ignored, not junk food consumed

Unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco, according to the Global Burden of Disease study....

Red and processed meats – in any amounts – may increase mortality risk

Eating red and processed meats in any quantities may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease,  found a large, 11-year...

Allium vegetables may substantially reduce colorectal cancer risk

Consumption of allium vegetables – which include garlic, leeks, and onions – was linked with a substantially reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in...

Heavily processed foods linked to earlier death risk

A team in France worked with more than 44,000 people in a study running from 2009 called NutriNet-Santé. The Guardian reports they looked at...

'Compelling' evidence for a 'good-fibre' diet over a low-carb diet

A systematic review of studies over almost 40 years, commissioned to inform new World Health Organisation guidelines, found that higher levels of fibre and...

No compelling evidence of health benefit from non-sugar sweeteners

There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits - weight, glycaemic control, oral health, cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease -  of non-sugar...

Leafy greens may help to reduce AMD risk

A study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, may reduce the risk of developing early-stage age-related...

Has the SA Heart Foundation's stamp of approval become blurred?

The Heart and Stroke Foundation in SA continues to endorse foods shown to have questionable health benefits, writes the Sunday Times. Critics say it's...

Americans are exporting their obesity to SA — Health department director

The pandemic of obesity in South Africa is a result of our ‘Americanised’ food environment and the responsibility should be shifted from individuals to...

Vitamin D supplements 'do nothing' to improve bone health

Vitamin D supplements do nothing for bone health and the UK government should ditch its advice that everyone should take them throughout the winter...

Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk by 20% in women

Eating a Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of stroke by more than 20% in women aged 40 or older, but it appears to...