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Don’t call it ‘fat shaming’ – there are good reasons obese women shouldn’t get pregnant

A new study by Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet suggests that women are more likely to have babies with serious birth defects if they are…

Avoid early menopause by drinking two glasses of milk a day, new research suggests

Women with a higher dietary intake of vitamin D are less likely to experience early menopause, according to a new…

Exercise is more effective on an empty stomach, but proceed with caution

There’s no such thing as the perfect exercise regime for people trying to get in shape. No magic formula that…

Sound science backs fasting. Calorie counting can’t compete

Fasting is no longer merely the domain of religion — more and more people are fasting for the sake of…

Does a Mediterranean diet really protect against breast cancer?

‘Mediterranean diet could slash risk of deadly breast cancer by 40 per cent,’ said the headlines in the Telegraph and…

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Don’t bash Melinda Messenger. Anxiety about the HPV vaccine can’t just be ignored

Dr Chris Steele, the resident doctor of ITV’s This Morning, took Melinda Messenger to task on the show last week.…

Pregnant? Don’t give up the gym. Exercise helps mother, baby and birth

Most health advice for pregnant women is uncontroversial: to stop smoking, eat a healthy diet and take folic acid. However,…

HRT and breast cancer: here is what you should know

A large new study has found that the most common form of hormone replacement therapy (combined HRT) nearly triples the…

Multivitamins for healthy pregnant women are a waste of time. Doctors should say so

In my daily practice, I get frequent questions from pregnant women regarding what constitutes optimal nutrition, as rare is the…

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…