Just a couple of BITES of chocolate is enough to satisfy your taste buds

Just a couple of BITES of chocolate are as tasty as a whole bar, claim scientists Two groups were given different-sized portions of chocolate, apple pie and crispsThey were asked to rate their hunger and cravings before and after eating Group given the larger portion ate 77 per cent more but didn't report feeling any more satisfied By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:24 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 30 January 2013 We've all had those moments when we reach for one chocolate and end up polishing off an entire box.

Flu jabs are a "waste of taxpayer"s money", claim scientists who the benefits have been over-hyped

Flu jabs are a 'waste of taxpayers' money', claim scientists who say the benefits have been over-hyped<br> University of Minnesota report says benefits – especially for older people – have been over-promoted <br>New vaccine pipeline hindered as a result <br>But experts still recommend current vaccination 'as it's the best we have' <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:57 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <br><p>The benefits of the annual flu jab have been &#8216;over-hyped&#8217;, scientists claim.</p><p>They say the vaccine is far less effective than is widely believed, with some studies showing it protects less than two-thirds of the population.</p><p>The US researchers say ministers in Britain as well as America are &#8216;wasting taxpayers&#8217; money&#8217; on the jab.</p><p>And they claim that because the benefits have been so &#8216;over-promoted&#8217;, scientists have been deterred from inventing vaccines that would be far more effective.<br></p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236253-16257656000005DC-198_468x286.jpg" width="468" height="286" alt="Flu jabs are a waste of taxpayer's money due to the protective effects of the vaccine being over-hyped, it has been claimed" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Flu jabs are a waste of taxpayer's money due to the protective effects of the vaccine being over-hyped, it has been claimed</p> TODAY'S POLL <p>Is the flu jab a waste of taxpayers' money</p> Yes No VOTE <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix//2012/11/22/article-999-16257656000005DC-830_108x76.jpg" width="108" height="76" alt="Flu Jab" /> POLL RESULTS Close All polls Click to view yesterday's poll results DM.has("rcp", "poll", { pollId: '1033334', channelId: '1', questionId: '' }); <p>But the Department of Health has insisted the flu jabs &#8216;save lives&#8217; and urged the elderly and patients with long-term conditions to come forward for their vaccinations.</p> <p>Researchers from the University of Minnesota looked at 12,000 studies on the effectiveness and safety of the flu jab, going back to the 1930s.

How the obesity epidemic causes 22,000 cases of cancer each year

How the obesity epidemic causes 22,000 cases of cancer each year Academics have said thousands of Britons are being diagnosed with cancer as result of being too fatBeing overweight or obese is directly responsible for 22,138 cancer cases every year, new research showsExcess fat is second biggest cause of the disease after smoking, according to World Cancer Research Fund | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 3 October 2012 Being obese or overweight heightens the risk of at least seven types of cancer, researchers say More than 22,000 Britons suffer cancer every year because they are too fat, claim researchers.

Eating 40% less food could extend your life by 20 years, claim scientists developing treatment for "disease" of ageing

Eating 40% less food could extend your life by 20 years, claim scientists developing treatment for 'disease' of ageing UCL scientists studying how genetics and lifestyle can be adapted to offset the effects of ageing | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 3 July 2012 Eating 40 per cent less food could extend a person's life by 20 years, according to scientists.