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Should health professionals recommend eating more chocolate to prevent heart disease?

A recenchocolate-happy-3-300x212t popular article in the telegraph titled “Eating chocolate every day good for your health”, discusses how chocolate affects the body. The article was written in light of a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition that investigated the association between daily chocolate consumption, liver function and the observation of cardiovascular risk factors.   

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Should health professionals recommend eating more chocolate to prevent heart disease?

A recenchocolate-happy-3-300x212t popular article in the telegraph titled “Eating chocolate every day good for your health”, discusses how chocolate affects the body. The article was written in light of a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition that investigated the association between daily chocolate consumption, liver function and the observation of cardiovascular risk factors.   

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Freekeh: The trending superfood that’s hard to pronounce

 freekehThe search for the next best thing in the food world is showing no signs of stopping, as a not new but trending superfood called Freekeh hits the headlines. This superfood grain has caused quite a stir in the media, with some arguing it will replace established superfoods such as quinoa and bulghar wheat.

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Processed meat: popularity decreasing due to cancer link?

graph_falling_men_jpg_280x280_crop_q95Recent news published by Reuters, reported that the sales of pre-packed sausages and bacon has fallen sharply at Britain’s top grocers, with a loss in sales of ~3 million pounds. This may suggest (although it’s still early days), that the recent WHO (World Health Organisation) report which concluded processed meat causes cancer, has already been effective in altering people’s shopping choice’s when considering to buy processed meat.

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A poor diet may be killing you softly

A poor diet has been described as the biggest contributor to early death worldwide. 

Even though most of us know how a poor diet can negatively impact health and longevity, many have still been shocked by the findings a study recently published in the Lancet journal¹. The study led by Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), used longitudinal data (1990-2013) from the Global Burden of Disease project, and included 188 countries worldwide. Over 79 risks and their contribution to loss of health and early death were analysed.

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