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Nutrition

How much should you drink when you're sick?

Not all infections necessitate a greater intake of fluids than usual.

How long are you affected by caffeine?

Some claim they have trouble sleeping if they have had any coffee later than noon. Can caffeine really have that long an effect on the body, or is it all in the mind?

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.

Antioxidants doubled spread of cancer in mice and human cells

Scientific opinion on antioxidants shifts, as the ‘anticancer’ wonder turns out to be doing more harm than good.

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.

Can cheese help keep heart disease at bay?

The French diet is heavy on wine and cheese, but despite that fact heart disease is uncommon in France. A new study suggests that cheese may be the reason why.

Eating more eggs may reduce risk of diabetes

Researchers followed a group of men for 20 years and found health benefits from eating eggs – a controversial food when it comes to health issues.

Too little fruit and veg in children’s diet

European children are eating far less fruit and vegetables than recommended, EU survey shows.

Can seaweed burgers and potato mayo feed a growing world population?

The recent ’Food in the Future’ arrangement at Aarhus University offered some examples of what we will be eating in the future, including a seaweed burger and mayonnaise made from potato proteins.

Only few eat too much salt

We can easily eat 12 grams of salt a day without getting sick, and too little salt can be harmful, new study suggests.