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Whole grains give you a healthy gut but make you fart more

People who eat plenty of whole grains have healthy intestines but fart more than those who eat refined wheat.

Why omega-3 lowers risk of disease

Norwegian scientists have uncovered new information about how omega-3 fatty acids actually work. Proteins that are misfolded accumulate like garbage in body cells and they can lead to diseases. Omega-3 helps cells remove such harmful proteins.

Could we eat like scavengers?

Dogs eat all kinds of nasty things, and vultures eat carcasses that are long dead. Could we eat rotten food if we heat treated it beforehand?

Good cholesterol is getting even better

Cholesterol is far better than its bad reputation. Good HDL cholesterol can actually limit atherosclerosis.

Danish ban on trans fat saves two lives a day

Ban on trans fatty acids in food have caused a drop in cardiac deaths in Denmark, shows new study.

Milk is a poor preventer of osteoporosis

Elderly people with calcium-rich diets are not better protected against broken bones.

Beating high altitude sickness with beet juice

The human body isn’t made to operate at high altitude, but drinking beet juice may help the body acclimatize.

Simplified diagnosis of coeliac disease

Diagnosis of coeliac disease requires a tissue sample from the small intestine, which can be extremely unpleasant. Norwegian researchers have developed a blood test which provides a rapid, painless answer.

Sound focus on health or eating disorder in disguise?

According to the fitness bloggers, the ideal female body is supposed to be slim, muscular, feminine and strong. However, the eating and workout regimes they promote are so strict, that even the bloggers themselves almost fail to follow them.

Children cannot be cheated into healthy eating

Imposing strict food restrictions on children does not teach them how to eat more healthily, suggest researchers in a new book.