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Weight loss diet: THREE health benefits of Jennifer Aniston’s favourite drink

Apple cider vinegar has become popular in recent years for a multitude of health benefits. It is made from, of course, apples in a long, slow fermentation process. This leaves it with antioxidant and antimicrobial qualities from a range of bioactive components like acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin and caffeic acid. As well as drizzling over salads, the vinegar ...

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New way to detect heart damage caused by chemotherapy

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to detect heart damage caused by chemotherapy. The high-tech scanning techniques were enabled by funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), and could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear. Doxorubicin is a commonly used type of chemotherapy drug which slows or stops the growth ...

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The hard truth about eczema: it’s something in the water

Hard water damages our protective skin barrier and could contribute to the development of eczema, a new study has shown. Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Sheffield have discovered that exposing the skin to hard water damages the skin barrier – which is our defence against outside threats such as bacteria or sun burn – and increases ...

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How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation

Ketogenic diets — extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat regimens that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses — may work by lowering inflammation in the brain, according to new research by UC San Francisco scientists. The UCSF team has discovered a molecular key to the diet’s apparent effects, opening the door for new therapies that could reduce harmful ...

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Vitamin warning: Take THESE three supplements in winter to avoid becoming deficient

Vitamins – along with minerals – are nutrients your body needs in small amounts to function properly. According to the NHS, most people should be able to get all the nutrients they need from a healthy, balanced diet. However, during winter, people may be at risk of deficiency from particular vitamins due to the change in weather. Additionally, topping up ...

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Rainbow diets can help fight against cancer and diabetes

Colourful veg and fruit contain a cocktail of chemicals that work to prevent tumours developing by reducing inflammation. Understanding how they work could lead to new drugs for cancer and other potentially fatal conditions, said the team. Food scientist Professor Jairam Vanamala, of Pennsylvania State University, said that building meals and snacks around a variety of coloured fruit and veg ...

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