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Juicing? You’re just drinking sugar

Do you juice? Do you start your day with the roar of a Vitamix, the howl of a Nutribullet, the…

Could tramadol solve the opioid crisis?

In 2015, 52,000 deaths in the US were attributed to opioid use. Now William Brownfield, the country’s Assistant Secretary of…

One night of interrupted sleep increases levels of ‘brain plaque’ linked with Alzheimer’s

Just one night of disrupted sleep in healthy adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with…

Workplace stress is costing British companies a fortune

Workplace stress and poor working mental health is costing British companies a fortune. Stuttering productivity, extended absence and falling staff…

A high-fat diet limits the brain’s ability to regulate food intake

Eating too much fat can cause the region of the brain that regulates food intake to malfunction, according to new…

The Pioppi Diet is a superficial lifestyle guide based on distorted evidence

Pioppi is a very small village in southern Italy. It is one of those places where people are reputed to…

Imaginary intolerances and stupid food fads: the world needs The Angry Chef

Two books were published on the same day last week about the science of food. You can read my review of The…

Common heartburn drug ‘killing thousands every year’

Commonly prescribed heartburn drugs could raise the risk of an early death, according to a new study by the Washington…

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…

Sleep deprived? Undo the damage with chocolate

Flavanols in cocoa have a positive effect on cognitive performance, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.…