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11 Mar
2010
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Blueberries not as super as first thought

Those stuffing themselves with blueberries in an attempt to lose weight may want to step away from the super food counter, as this fruit is not necessarily more beneficial than any other, according to a nutritionist. Angela Dowden explained to the Daily Mail that blueberries are revered as a great food for weight loss and […]

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10 Mar
2010
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Women who drink ‘gain less weight’

Women who drink moderately gain less weight than those who do not drink, a recent study has suggested. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US studied 19,220 women aged 39 or over who were of a normal weight. The participants were quizzed on how much alcohol they drank on average per day and […]

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8 Mar
2010
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to weight gain

People that are deficient in Vitamin D could find it harder to lose weight, new research suggests. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the accumulation of fat in muscle tissue by researchers at the University of Southern California. This is despite many of the subjects taking part in the study were from healthy backgrounds, […]

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8 Mar
2010
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Sleep “aids weight loss”

Women who are looking for something that will help them to shed those few extra pounds alongside their diet or weight loss pills should simply try to get more sleep every night, according to a medical expert. Dr Shahrad Taheri, a consultant endocrinologist at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, and his team have completed a series of […]

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5 Mar
2010
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Individuals’ DNA decides best diet for them

Researchers in the US have found that individuals’ DNA holds the secret to which diet will work best for them. A study of over 100 overweight Caucasian women, conducted at Stanford University in America, found that those on the right type of diet for their genes lost up to three times more weight than those […]

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3 Mar
2010
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Soya and lentils ‘can relieve PMS symptoms’

Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can reduce their symptoms through altering their diets slightly. PMS can be caused by hormone imbalances but these can be treated through adding phytoestrogens to a diet, according to Higher Nature. Phytoestrogens can be found in soya, lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans, all of which help to remove […]

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2 Mar
2010
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Nuts are ‘one of the best foods to snack on’

Those looking for a snack food to replace sugary and unhealthy foods should consider nuts, according to a health website. Fitsugar.com recommends trying a handful of nuts, such as almonds, as an in-between meals snack. “They’re full of healthy fats, contain protein and fibre to fill you up, are cholesterol-free and they’re a great snack […]

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