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Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned

(NHS Choices) – “The risk from saturated fat in foods such as butter, cakes and fatty meat is being overstated and demonised, according to a cardiologist,” BBC News reports. In an opinion piece, a doctor specialising in heart disease writes that warnings oversaturated fats are misguided. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Aseem Malhotra argues that advice to avoid saturated fats ... Read More »

Understanding Diabetes: 1. What is Diabetes?

The prevalence of diabetes is ever increasing, but the awareness of diabetes management is still remained at “You are okay if you do not eat sweet food.” Is it really that simple? Diabetes is a chronic disease with which sufferers must control their diet and may change their life style appropriately; otherwise high blood glucose levels damage nerves and blood ... Read More »

Are Antioxidants Bad or Good for You

It is known that oxidative stress, which is caused by highly reactive “free radical” compounds circulating in the blood, is a factor in most diseases. As dietitians, we often get asked about whether or not taking a huge amount of antioxidant supplements is good for our health. Observational studies suggested that a diet high in fruits and vegetables, both of ... Read More »