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Plant-based diets are protective against cardiovascular disease and cancer

Vegan and vegetarian diets were again found to improve cardiovascular risk factors such as total and LDL cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar control and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and dying, according to a new umbrella review published in PLOS One.

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Ketogenic diet may help lower stress and boost mental health, researchers say

A new study suggests that a ketogenic diet may also be associated with better mood and mental well-being in the general population.

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Why are men with diabetes at higher risk of complication than women?

Men and women have different fat distribution, and doctors already know that this can affect men’s risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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‘Personalising stuff that doesn’t matter’: the trouble with the Zoe nutrition app

The wellness project claims to help users make ‘smarter food choices’ based on ‘world-leading science’. But many scientists claim its fee-based services are no better than generic advice

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Soya, nuts and yoghurt: the diet tweaks that can ease the symptoms of menopause

It’s crucial to look after your gut microbiome. So avoid ultra-processed foods, eat healthily, and try blueberries and beetroot for help with hot flushes too.

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Improved nutrition, sanitation linked to beneficial changes in child stress and epigenetic programming

Massive landmark trial shows tangible effect of specific health interventions and when to introduce them