Breastfeeding for six months "cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%"

Breastfeeding for six months 'cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%'Six months of breastfeeding your child cuts risk of dying from all cancers Women who breastfeed also 17 per cent less likely to die from a heart attack By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:38 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 27 March 2013 Safer: A woman who breastfeeds her child is 10 per cent less likely to die from any from of cancer Women who breastfeed for six months reduce their risk of dying from all cancers by 10 per cent, researchers say.

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

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.

Traffic light labelling on foods "could help cut stomach cancers linked to salt"

Traffic light labelling on foods 'could help cut stomach cancers linked to salt'Charity calls for green labels on foods low in salt, amber for medium content and red for salty productsOne in seven cases of stomach cancer could be avoided by cutting salt intake | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 23 July 2012 Food labelling must be improved to cut the number of stomach cancers linked to salt, experts have warned.

So what really ingredients really go into a sausage? Read on and you may never eat a frankfurter again

So what ingredients really go into a hot dog Read on and you may never want to eat another frankfurterNext month sees opening of a London restaurant specialising in hot dogs and ChampagneCheap hot dogs eaten in excess can be disastrous for a person”s health World Cancer Research Fund recommends people avoid all processed meats

Just one in five Britons eat their "five a day"

Just one in five get 'five a day': Britons fail to swallow fruit and vegetable advice | UPDATED: 10:45 GMT, 14 May 2012 Having five pieces of fruit and veg a day is the building block of a healthy diet, say experts Just 22 per cent of people manage to eat the recommended 'five a day' portions of fruit and vegetables, research suggests.

Why dieters should steer clear of "healthy" dips and spreads high in calories

Dieters warned to steer clear of 'healthy' dips and spreads that are high in calories World Cancer Research Fund study reveals ‘troubling’ lack of knowledge regarding calorie content of foods They are widely regarded as ‘healthy’ options, guilt-free alternatives to snacks such as crisps and chocolate. But most of us are unaware that many of the dips and spreads, such as hummus, that we believe are better for us are in fact very high in calories, a survey has shown. The World Cancer Research Fund study revealed a ‘troubling’ lack of knowledge regarding the calorie content of foods

High blood pressure can quadruple the risk of developing a brain tumour

Why having high blood pressure can quadruple the risk of developing a brain tumour People with highest blood pressure twice as likely to develop brain tumourRisk increases fourfold for those with meningioma and high blood pressure People with high blood pressure may be at increased risk of developing brain tumours, according to a new study. The overall risk doubles for people with the highest blood pressure levels, compared to those with the lowest