Category Archives: Newspaper Articles

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Butter vs margarine: which is really healthier?

It’s the slippery argument that’s divided researchers for decades – is butter or margarine better for our health? But just when we thought we had the answer – that saturated fats like those found in butter aren’t bad for us as previously thought  – another study comes along to suggest the opposite.  Here we try to unpick the debate.

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NHS is ‘wasting millions on pointless ops for heart attacks and strokes’ – and should instead tell people to quit smoking and lose weight

  • Too many invasive ops, not proven to actually save lives, are being done
  • Overall, unnecessary treatments cost the NHS at least £2.4 billion a year
  • Cardiologists say the focus should be on prevention rather than cure
  • Public must be encouraged to diet, exercise and quit smoking, they say

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Obsession with calorie counting is FUELLING the obesity crisis: Key to staying healthy is adopting a high-fat Mediterranean diet

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The Truth About Obesity

Two weeks ago, an article by Chris Snowdon appeared in the Spectator, entitled “The Big Fat Myths of our Obesity Epidemic“. It suggested that the health risks and costs to healthcare of obesity have been over-stated, and that obese people dying younger would actually help. Nothing could be further from the truth. Last week a remarkably similar article appeared in The Scotsman, written by Allan Massie.

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