Men are worse than toddlers at eating fruit and vegetables, study finds

Men are worse than toddlers at eating fruit and vegetables, study finds The average pre-school child eats 12 different types of fruit and vegetable a week, but men only manage sixThe average man only eats 1.2 portions per day48% of women admit to using 'stealth health tactics' to trick their partners into eating more of their five a day By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:40 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 2 April 2013 British men eat less fruit and vegetables than their toddlers, a survey has revealed.

Eating a Mediterranean diet "cuts your heart and stroke risk by a third"

Eating nuts and olive oil can reduce the risk of a heart attack as much as statins Diet high in fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts is good for your heart By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:03 GMT, 26 February 2013 Hearty meals: Switching to a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of a heart attack by a third Eating a Mediterranean-style diet can cut heart attacks, strokes and death rates in people at high risk of heart disease by as much as a third, research shows.

On a diet? Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON"T trick you into eating less

On a diet Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON'T trick you into eating lessBeing on a fruit- and vegetable-heavy diet made no long-term difference to fullness, researchers foundAdding fruit juice before meals actually boosted hunger and weight gain It goes against the theory that people should 'fill up' on lots of fruit and veg to help them feel full for longer | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 The dieters among us are often advised to fill our plates up with fruit and vegetables at meal times to avoid gobbling down calorie laden fare later in the day.

Chlorine in tap water linked to increase in number of people developing food allergies

Chlorine in tap water linked to increase in number of people developing food allergies | UPDATED: 06:10 GMT, 3 December 2012 Chlorine in tap water has been linked to the rising number of people developing food allergies, a study has revealed.

Could a problematic gene be the key to solving infertility problems?

Could a rogue gene be to blame for infertility problems Chromosomes must 'huddle' together to ensure an egg’s healthy development and fertilisationBut when the gene SRPK is missing, they cannot do this, say Edinburgh scientists By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 Scientists have identified a gene which could help solve the problem of infertility in humans.

Binge drinking: Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities

Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities 55% of young teenagers in Merseyside and 50% of those in Greater Manchester drank heavily compared to the EU city average of 33%However Mancunians ate considerably more fruit and vegetables than EU average while Liverpudlians smoked less By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:39 GMT, 17 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 17 September 2012 Too much, too young: Teenage heavy drinking rates are high in the north of England Teenagers living in the north of England are among the heaviest underage drinkers in Europe, according to a study of 26 European cities.

Grandfather with "incurable" cancer is given the all-clear after swapping red meat and dairy products for 10 fruit and veg a day

Did this grandfather, 78, really beat 'incurable' cancer just by changing his diet Extraordinary story of the man who got 'all-clear' after swapping red meat and dairy products for 10 fruit and veg a day Doctors told Allan Taylor, 78, in April that his cancer couldn't be treated and had spread from his colon to his small intestine In August the retired oil rig engineer from Middlesbrough got another letter – to say he was cancer-free He puts the change down to his new diet, which he adopted after looking up 'colon cancer cures' on the internet | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 16 September 2012 A grandfather, who was told by doctors that his cancer was 'incurable', has been given the all-clear less than four months later – after trying a different diet.

It"s the news Popeye"s been waiting for: Spinach could help fight off dementia (and carrots and apricots too)

It's the news Popeye's been waiting for: Spinach could help fight off dementia (and carrots and apricots too) Researchers have discovered a link between low vitamin C, beta-carotene levels and dementiaAntioxidant rich fruit and vegetables – such as spinach, carrots and apricots – could help fight dementia | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 12 September 2012 It's welcome news for Popeye.

Do you have problems sticking to your diet? Your memory might be to blame

Do you have problems sticking to your diet Your memory might be to blame Researchers studied executive function, which covers the ability to weigh up options, prioritise, multi-task and plan aheadThose with poor executive function were more likely to give in to temptation | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 7 September 2012 If you can’t stick to a diet, no matter how much you want to, your memory may be to blame.