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Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’

The results showed the vegetarians had lower blood pressure, lower levels of "bad" cholesterol and were more likely to have a healthy weight.

Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease. Differences in cholesterol levels, blood

Why should we eat five a day and will an apple keep the doctor away?

Deciding what to eat is no longer a simple matter of instinct or appetite. Every choice we make about food is complicated. Is meat good or bad for us? Why is five a day recommended for fruit and vegetables? And can diet really cause cancer – or prevent it? As a food writer, I am

Colour code your diet: Why you need a rainbow on your plate to ward off health and beauty problems

Want to eat your way to a better body? Add some colour to your plate to ward off health and beauty problems – from heart disease to wrinkles. “Eating a wide variety of different coloured foods is a great way to ensure you have glowing skin, a slimmer shape and it even helps your body

How to fight the fat after turning 40

Our metabolism slows as we get older – and for a lot of women 40 is the tipping point. So how can you prevent weight gain? We know that women’s bodies are complex biological systems but why is it that turning 40 seems to mean developing a permanent ring of fat on your waistline? Dr