Salt blamed for 2.3million deaths a year worldwide… ten times more than sugary drinks


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Eating too much salt blamed for 2.3 million deaths a year worldwide…

Are you in drink denial? Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing so


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Are you in drink denial Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing soFemale binge drinker drinks six units at least one day a week A male bring drinker consumes eight units at least one day a week By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 A unit is a small glass of wine, half a pint of lager or a measure of spirits Millions of adults fool themselves into thinking they are modest drinkers when they down enough to be classed as ‘bingers’, a study suggests.

Never mind tans – it"s kiwis that make your skin glow


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Never mind tans – it's kiwis that make your skin glowThree daily portions of fruit can improve your skintoneGet 2.9 portions to give you a healthy glow 3.3 portions will make you more attractive By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 16 February 2013 Is it possible to glow with health If new research is to be believed, the answer is yes.

Why we should not try to drink like the French: Cafe culture "can be worse than bingeing"


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Why we should not try to drink like the French: Cafe culture 'can be worse than bingeing'Britain should not try to import 'cafe drinking culture' from the continentOverall individual alcohol consumption higher in France, Spain and Portugal Daily drinking of small amounts 'is not going to help at all,' expert say By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 00:37 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:46 GMT, 30 January 2013 Continental cafe culture is often held up as a model of responsible drinking.

Why a glass of red wine with your steak can LOWER cholesterol


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Why a glass of red wine with your steak can LOWER cholesterol Red wine helps to prevent release of damaging compounds in dark meat that can raise cholesterolResearchers say may be the reason why red wine has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:19 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 15 January 2013 For those who dither over whether to have that glass of wine with dinner, it's good news.

The secret to weight loss? Ditch the booze, dieters told


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The secret to weight loss Ditch the booze, dieters told Few of us realise that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuitsOr that two glasses of wine will take 52 minutes of walking to burn off While fat contains nine calories per gramme, pure alcohol comes a close second with seven calories per gramme By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 08:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 2 January 2013 Diet disaster: Few of us count 'liquid calories' when we're trying to lose weight, despite their high calorie content Dieters are underestimating the effect of alcohol weight loss, with few realising that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuits.

Top tip for New Year"s Eve: Eating asparagus could prevent a hangover


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Planning a big night out Why eating asparagus could prevent a hangover Amino acids and minerals in asparagus could alleviate hangover symptoms and protect the liverAsparagus leaves have the highest levels of the protective substances | UPDATED: 13:31 GMT, 27 December 2012 Research suggests that tucking into a few asparagus shoots may be all that is required to prevent a hangover Drinking milk, eating bread, water before bed; the list of hangover prevention methods is extensive.

Christmas party SOS: "Tis the season to sing carols – not the time to lose your voice


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Christmas party SOS: 'Tis the season to sing carols – not the time to lose your voiceThe guide to save your vocal chords for carolling and Christmas cheer | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 15 December 2012 Plunging temperatures, sore throats, lusty carol-singing and the drying effect of central heating are just a few elements of the Christmas party season that conspire against the vocal cords.

Women drinkers "pass on bad habits to their teenage children"


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Women drinkers 'pass on bad habits to their teenage children' | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 10 December 2012 Mothers who drink heavily risk passing down their bad habits to their children, warns a think-tank.

Does eating chocolate make you clever? New research suggests it may help you win a Nobel prize, at least…


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Does eating chocolate make you clever New research suggests it may help you win a Nobel prize, at least…<br> US research suggests the higher a country's chocolate consumption, the more Nobel laureates it spawns The Swiss take the lead, with the Swedes and Danes following closely behind.