Diet & Fitness

Career women don’t have time to eat healthily. Did feminism make me fat?

Was it the prosecco that did it? Or was it the cheesy chips that made me fat? I often ask myself…

Later meal times ‘make us more likely to put on weight’

Eating meals late in the day makes you more likely to gain weight, and susceptible to conditions including diabetes and…

A handful of nuts a day wards off major diseases

People who eat a handful of nuts a day have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease, according to…

How healthy is it to be ‘fat but fit’?

‘No such thing as “fat but fit”, major study finds,’ ran the headline in the Guardian. The BBC report was…

Can having a stroke turn you into an alcoholic?

Changes in the brain following stroke could make patients more prone to alcoholism, according to research published in the journal…

Can oily fish protect the brain from dementia?

‘Oily fish can beat dementia,’ read the front page of yesterday’s Daily Express. The headline was widely mocked. ‘Great news…

There is one aspect of your physique that can ruin your sex life

Many men and women develop a little ‘tummy’ after the age of 30. And, if they’re not careful, this accumulation…

Exercise appears to slow the rate at which our cells age

Cell ageing appears to slow down if we keep fit and active, according to research at Brigham Young University in…

Is red meat bad for you? The evidence is far from clear

Eating red meat may raise the risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, a study in the…

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Is a two-week beach holiday really that bad for your health?

Just two weeks of inactivity in healthy young people can reduce muscle mass and lead to an increased risk of…