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Palaeolithic diet gives slightly more weight reduction

A Swedish study shows that elderly women who stuck to a Palaeolithic diet achieved more health benefits than those who followed the dietary recommendations of Nordic country nutritionists.

Fat metabolism protects the body against toxins from sugar

When the body burns fat it creates compounds that counteract some of the harmful effects of sugar.

Calorie labels encourage us to order healthier meals

Labelling the calorie content of meals in restaurants is an effective tool for combating weight gain in the population, says the Danish Cancer Society.

More calories burned with one large meal instead of several small ones

Weight watchers might be keen to hear that calorie intake is not a simple factor of metabolism. What you eat and how you eat it can have an effect on how much energy a body burns and how full a person feels.

Eating only during active hours reduces risk of obesity

A new study of rats suggests that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it that affects weight loss or gain.

Scientist: lose weight effectively with a simple math-based diet

Can simple mathematics provide an effective and easy diet? Yes, says the scientist behind a new method, which will soon be available as an app.

Red meat not such a bad thing to eat?

A Norwegian study indicates that the iron in red meat might represent a smaller risk for colon cancer than believed. Surprisingly for many, polyunsaturated fats can also create harmful substances in the intestines.

How to boost your vitamin intake

Certain types of apples or cuts of salmon contain more vitamins than others. Find out how you can optimise your vitamin intake.

Nordic fare slims you as well as a Stone Age diet

Official Nordic dietary recommendations help elderly, overweight women to lose weight just as well as if they were on Palaeolithic diets.

How scientists will sneak healthy fibres into your food

Scientists are designing sneaky dietary fibres to make people eat healthier without noticing it.