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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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Calorie labelling on fast foods

Calorie labelling on fast foods

In some parts of the world your favourite fast food will list the Calories or kilojoules next to each menu item. You assess your hunger, check your three yummiest choices, then wisely ask for the one with the lowest number next to it. I mean, you don't want to be buying bigger clothes any time soon.

You can now classify yourself as weird. Ok, extremely unusual. Not many people do that.

A New Yor...

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Chocolate and Nobel Laureates

Chocolate and Nobel Laureates

You all know that there is a big difference between an association, or correlation, and a case of cause and effect. The more televisions you own, the more likely you are to die early of heart disease. Could it be the light emission from the TV, or even something deadly from the weather report? Of course not. The more TVs you have, the more time you are likely to watch telly, the less likely you ar...

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Sweetening Agents

Sweetening Agents

Sugar and honey

Sugar and honey have been a favourite way for humans to sweeten foods for years. Stinging bees were worth the threat to get to the honey reward. Cave paintings found in Spain depict honey collecting 8000 years ago. Certain ants in the Northern Territory of Australia store honey in their abdomen, to be used later as a food source for worker ants. Local indigenous people regarded t...

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