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Saliva - a very useful fluid

Saliva - a very useful fluid

A quarter of a century ago saliva was described as: " ..not one of the popular bodily fluids. It lacks the drama of blood, the sincerity of sweat and the emotional appeal of tears".

Despite that, saliva is critical to the taste of foods and the health of your teeth. The salivary glands are located near the back of the mouth (at the sides) and under the tongue, producing a fluid that is ...

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Come a certain age you begin to take an interest in supplements that aid the memory of car key placement, prevent buttock sag and make joint pain disappear. Glucosamine and chondroitin are meant to help in the latter category, especially regarding osteoarthritis. Both glucosamine and chondroitin are naturally occurring in cartilage and connective tissue in and around joints, so you can see the log...

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Alcohol and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Alcohol and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Health advisors often have differing views on alcohol. Is it a healthy drink to help avoid heart disease or is it an insidious and evil beverage that causes social turmoil? I agree with the words of Abraham Lincoln, or maybe his speech writer, who said: "It has long been recognised that the problems with alcohol relate not to the use of a bad thing, but to the abuse of a good thing." Wel...

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Cheese and blood cholesterol

Cheese and blood cholesterol

Many years ago I worked for the Heart Foundation and it was standard practice to tell anyone newly diagnosed with high blood cholesterol that they had eaten their last piece of cheese. For some I had taken away their reason to live. Between the sobs they would plead: "Just one last cheese toasty, please." I just had to shake my head and call for the onsite counsellor.

Now there is revie...

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Dairy and heart disease: a lower risk than previously thought

It has been clear for a long time that not all saturated fats act the same. Saturated fats come in a range of lengths, dictated by the number of carbon atoms in the fatty acid chain. Look, it's a chemistry thing, and 93% of people never did chemistry at school, let alone university. You can go to everyone's friend Wikipedia if you want a quick refresher on saturated fat. Better still, just keep re...

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