Ditch the fancy diets, just cut down on fat: Eating healthily is more reliable way to lose weight

Ditch the fancy diets, just cut down on fat: Eating healthily is more reliable way to lose weightCutting back on butter, cheese, cakes and crisps could see you lose up to three-and-a-half poundsPeople who cut back on fat rather than dieting see results in six months | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 7 December 2012 Lose inches: Forget the diet says a new study, just cut back on fatty foods Forget about the diet – just cut down on the fat, claim scientists.

Can Atkins-style diets raise heart attack risk for women? Eating high levels of protein can increase chance by a quarter

Can Atkins-style diets raise heart attack risk for women Eating high levels of protein can increase chance by a quarter | UPDATED: 16:37 GMT, 29 June 2012 Unbalanced diet: Women with diets low in carbohydrate but high in protein were found to be more at risk from heart attacks Women on the Atkins-style diet could be in danger of heart attacks and strokes later in life, claim researchers.

Gorging on chocolate is not always bad for you: Teenager with liver disease life is saved by junk food

Gorging on chocolate is not always bad for you: Teenager with liver disease life is saved by junk food The 16-year-old was told she had just months to live without a liver transplantStuns doctors after high calorie diet, including chocolate, crisps and biscuits put her on the road to recovery Sweet tooth: Teenager Elle Wilkinson was told that she could die within six months because of a liver condition but is on the road to recovery after gorging on chocolate A teenager who was told she could die in six months if she failed to get a liver transplant has defied the odds after she was saved by gorging on chocolate.

White bread and pasta-rich diet increases risk of breast cancer returning

Eating white bread and pasta could increase risk of breast cancer returning in patients Starch-rich diet linked to new tumours developingRefined carbohydrates, such as white breads and white pasta, contain more starch than whole grains Eating cereal, bread and potatoes may boost the risk of breast cancer recurrence say scientists Eating plenty of cereal, bread and potatoes may boost the risk of breast cancer recurring in survivors, say scientists. A study found that former sufferers who followed a starch-rich diet were more likely to develop tumours compared to those who reduced their intake.