coronary heart disease

Eating cheese reduces risk of heart disease, study claims

Men who eat fermented dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and sour milk have a reduced risk of coronary heart…

butter

To help your heart, don’t ban butter — just embrace the Mediterranean diet

Reducing saturated fat intake very slightly can lower your risk of developing heart disease, according to a study at Harvard…

hypochondria

Why it’s no surprise that hypochondriacs get more heart disease

Hypochondriacs are more likely to develop heart disease, according to research at the University of Bergen in Norway. The ‘worried…

The evidence keeps on growing: alcohol’s health benefits are no old wives’ tale

You may recall the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, telling us in January that there is ‘no safe level of…

Butter ‘is healthier than the bread you are spreading it on’

Butter isn’t as bad for us as we’ve been told and doesn’t increase the risk of heart disease, according to…

Does marriage help or harm your health? It depends who does the housework

Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, offers a bleak picture of what the state…

A diet of oily fish and nuts helps to keep heart attacks at bay

A diet of oily fish, nuts and seeds can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks by as much as ten…

Saturated fat ‘doesn’t harm your heart’

Vegetable oil alternatives to butter may not reduce heart disease risk, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.…

Half of heart attack survivors ‘waited an hour before seeking help’

Research carried out by the British Heart Foundation has suggested that only a fifth of people who have a heart…

Is sugar really worse for you… or is it a big fat lie?

The headlines say that sweet stuff is the real diet villain. We delve into the science to find out the truth

The truth about moderate drinking has been muddied by anti-alcohol militants

Last Friday, Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, described the belief that moderate alcohol consumption was good for the heart…

Don’t believe scientists who say all drinking is bad. Light boozing has strong benefits

Alcohol consumption has been a part of most human cultures since prehistoric times. While drinking practices vary by culture, ranging…

Mixing early rises and long weekend lie-ins is damaging for our health

Routine sleep changes, such as waking up early for work during the week, could raise your risk of developing diabetes…

The hearts of men and women grow old in different ways

According to a study published in the journal Radiology, the main pumping chamber of the heart ages differently in men…

People in Britain are living longer. What’s the secret?

People in Britain are living five years longer on average than they were in 1990, according to Public Health England.…