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How to keep your gut microbes happy at Christmas

Christmas is a time of excess — swigging mulled wine, unbuttoning bursting buttons and wishing in hindsight that you hadn’t…

19 Dec 2016

Why healthy people shouldn’t be taking vitamin D pills

Should we all be popping a pill to stave off vitamin D deficiency? That appeared to be the message last…

15 Aug 2016

Most of what we eat is ‘processed’ food. Here’s why we should be worried

Don’t panic, but each time you eat a bacon sandwich it is estimated you reduce your life by half an…

Advice against eating fat was wrong. It is time the experts admitted it

Last week the newspapers had a field day — it was the battle of the diet guidelines. A breakaway group…

31 May 2016

Why processed foods are bad: they massacre our microbes

Last week the people of the world were in shock when many of their favourite meats were labelled as carcinogenic…