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Work stress ’causes 1 in 3 people to comfort eat’

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Work stress causes one in three people to comfort eat, a study conducted on behalf of Chef & Brewer has revealed. Carried out by One Poll, the study of 3,000 people also found that eight out of ten people regularly gorge on sweets or chocolate in a bit to improve their moods. One in three….

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November 22nd, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Slimmers ‘can still eat comfort foods this winter’

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Slimmers can still eat their favourite comfort foods this winter and lose weight so long as they watch their calorie intake, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has claimed. Anna Raymond, a spokeswoman for the BDA, said that roast dinners are great winter food but have a bad name for being high in fat. However, this….

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November 22nd, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Scientists research why eating less extends lifespan

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Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been researching why eating less extends lifespan. In an online issue of the journal Cell, the researchers detail how a molecular pathway is a key determinant of the ageing process. This helps to explain what it is that contributes to ageing, but also leaves open the opportunity to….

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November 19th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Reducing salt intake ‘decreases risk of high blood pressure’

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Many people reduce their salt intake when adopting a healthy diet in order to lose weight, but doing so can also reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, a study has suggested. Researchers from the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) found that reducing salt levels in teenagers' diets by as little as….

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November 18th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Eat healthily to beat colds and flu

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Eating healthily not only aids people in losing weight, it can help them to avoid getting ill too. This is according to a piece on allaboutyou.com, which states that there is no concrete evidence that a particular food stuff can stop colds and flu, but that a healthy varied diet will strengthen the immune system…..

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November 17th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Pregnant women ‘should eat a varied diet’

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It is important for pregnant women to eat a varied diet, an expert from Baby Lifeline has claimed. Judy Ledger, chief executive of the charity, suggested that eating well is not only good for a mother-to-be's unborn child, but for their own health and weight management too. She rubbished the long-standing myth that pregnant women….

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November 16th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Chocolate ‘can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease’

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Chocolate is often seen as a banned foodstuff to those trying to lose weight and keep it off, but new research has suggested that it could lower older women's risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine on Monday (November 8th), details how cocoa, the principal ingredient of chocolate,….

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November 10th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Fruit juice drinkers ‘have a higher intake of essential nutrients’

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People who drink fruit juice as part of their diet are more likely to meet the recommended levels of certain key nutrients than those who do not consume these beverages. This is according to research conducted by experts at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Baylor College of Medicine. After studying a nationally-representative sample….

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November 10th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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People ‘have got worse at losing weight but better at gaining it’

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Obesity levels in the US will continue to increase in the future, showing that people are not succeeding in losing weight, researchers at Harvard University have suggested. They claim that America's obesity epidemic will not plateau until at least 42 per cent of adults in the country are obese. This conclusion was come to after….

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November 9th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson
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Information about different fats ‘is confusing’

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People are confused as to which fats are good for them and which should be avoided, a study has shown. Carried out by the Fat Panel, the research shows that nearly 20 per cent of people think that saturated fat is good for their health and, therefore, should be included in their diets. Ten per….

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November 9th, 2010 Author: Lisa Ferguson

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