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Caffeine and your Brain

Caffeine and your Brain

Red Bull was one of the first "energy" drinks on the market, laden with caffeine at 80mg of caffeine per 250mL can, about the amount found in a strong cup of coffee. Other caffeine sources are tea and anything with guarana. There is a small amount of caffeine in cocoa and chocolate too.

That morning kick

Caffeinated drinks are the most popular way to start the day in the Western world...

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Can you eat yogurt on an empty stomach?

I received a question from Elaine.B on yogurt:

"I came across an article in the health section of the Chinese Singtao weekly newspaper regarding the negative impacts of eating yoghurt on an empty stomach. In a nutshell, the article talks about Taiwanese females often eating yoghurt instead of a proper meal as a way of weight loss. And the gastro doctor says that due to the acidic nature of y...

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Multivitamins and Breast Cancer

Multivitamins and Breast Cancer

The multivitamin pill is a favourite supplement of people who are "well and would like to stay that way". They are usually taken as insurance so they know they are getting all the main nutrients each day.

Big study hints at problem

Vitamins and minerals are found in a range of foods so they are considered "natural", but taking large doses in a tablet form is quite unnatural...

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Alcohol and Bone Health

Alcohol and Bone Health

Toast to your bones

For over a decade you have heard stories about alcohol, especially red wine, being good for your health, seemingly reducing the chance of getting heart disease or dementia. Could that wine with dinner or a beer after work be doing wonders for your bones too?

1-2 drinks a day

Yes, according to a study of 1200 men and 1500 women by the Research Centre on Aging at Tufts Unive...

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Getting kids to eat their veggies

Getting kids to eat their veggies

Vegetables were probably never that big in the human diet. We evolved eating meat, seafood, nuts, seeds, fruits, tubers, fungi, berries and insects because that's where the kilojoules are. When you need energy (kJs/Cals) each day to survive, why bother eating a leaf (lettuce), a flower (broccoli) or something else that is mainly water? Add the fact that 10,000 years ago you never met your grandpar...

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