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‘Saturated fat not cause of heart disease’: study

It’s time to stop demonising saturated fats and focus on a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease, some experts say. The widely held belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and so causes coronary heart disease is just ...

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Exercise and tai chi keeps mind sharp for over 50s

Taking up exercise at any age is worthwhile for the brain, Australian research shows. A study published in the British Medical Journal of Sports Medicine has found exercising for at least 45 minutes several times a week can boost brain ...

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Diet drinks linked to stroke, dementia

Drinking at least one artificially sweetened drink every day has been associated with a three times greater risk of having a stroke or developing dementia, according to a US study. The researchers of the Boston University study, published in medical ...

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Salt makes you hungry not thirsty: study

Salt actually makes you hungrier not thirstier, according to a new study. German researchers at the Max Delburck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) studied two separate groups of 10 men during a simulation of a trip to Mars at the ...

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