Diet & Fitness

Each hour of running ‘adds seven hours to your life’

For every hour spent running, your lifespan increases by an average of seven hours, up to a maximum of about…

Just one minute of intense exercise is enough to improve your health

An exercise regime known as the ‘one-minute workout’ has recently caught the attention of the media. The claim, which sounds…

broccoli

‘Broccoli cuts sugar cravings’: why fruit and vegetables need more hype

They don’t hold back, those scientists, do they? One minute it’s five a day and then, instead of a small…

marathons

Small study suggests marathons can damage your kidneys

The physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury, according to research published in the American Journal…

If we want to benefit from Brexit, the first thing we should do is make snus legal

In Sweden, the smoking rate has fallen to a mere nine per cent, as the New Scientist reports… Sweden is…

salt

Salt is not the enemy. It’s time authorities stopped demonising it

Forty years ago, the United States senate undertook the near-impossible task of reviewing all existing evidence on nutrition in order…

exercise

Exercise wards off heart disease whatever your weight

Overweight or obese people with low levels of physical activity are a third more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according…

healthy diet

You can eat a healthy diet for next to nothing. Here’s the proof

It is a common belief in some circles that a healthy diet is unaffordable. Last year, the chair of the…

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Breakfast isn’t a ‘dangerous meal’. It’s bad science to say it is

The weirdest dietary advice offered up so far this year has to be the fear-mongering about breakfast. One writer on…

10 a day

Ten a day of fruit and veg: how good is the evidence?

Eating more than five portions of fruit and vegetables a day greatly reduces the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer…