Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots? Areas where people "like" TV more than sport are less healthy


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Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.

Mushrooms can provide as much vitamin D as supplements – but only if you put them in the sun before you eat them


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Mushrooms can provide as much vitamin D as supplements – but only if you put them in the sun before you eat them Mushrooms transform UV light into vitamin DSun-exposed mushrooms are as effective at boosting and maintaining vitamin D levels as supplements areHave to be in summer sun for 60 minutes to produce vitamin D – cooking doesn't reduce the vitamin level By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 17:11 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 22 April 2013 Mushrooms exposed to the sun can provide as much vitamin D as a health supplement, a study has found.

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts


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Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

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.

16stone woman Jodie Driver sheds half her body weight after holiday shame


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'The masseuse pointed at my stomach and said “baby”' 16stone woman sheds half her body weight after holiday shame Jodie Driver, was teased by a masseuse while on holiday in Turkey in 2009 about her size 22 shapeIt made her determined to slim and she ditched takeaways for healthy meals, back in Turkey after slimming down Jodie spent the remainder of the holiday covered up, too self conscious to wear anything remotely revealing in risk of further ridicule.

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers


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Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers Babies are more accepting of foods their mothers eat often while pregnantStudy indicates they get also get a taste for novel foods through breast milk The research was carried out by the Monell Centre in PhiladelphiaBabies are 'biologically hardwired' to like food containing salt and sugarStudy found that they are not attracted to bitter foods like green vegetables By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 15:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Mothers can reduce the chances of having fussy eaters by eating plenty of vegetables during pregnancy The parental crusade to get children to eat fruit and vegetables should begin before birth, researchers said last night.

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin


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Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin Families who enjoyed 20-minute dinners were less likely to have an obese child than those who spent 17 minutesStudy reveals importance of having scheduled mealtime By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 Parents can cut the chances of their children getting fat simply by keeping them longer at the dinner table.

Over 75? You CAN have your cake and eat it as a poor diet makes no difference to your health


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Get to 75 and you can eat what you like: Poor diet makes no difference to your health If you live to 75, your diet is unlikely to make much difference to your health afterwards, say expertsCompared elderly people who followed high-fat, high-sugar or healthy diet By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:35 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 18 January 2013 Many of us spend decades trying to overcome our food demons by avoiding fast food restaurants and resisting the dessert tray.

Overweight doctors and nurses "should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients"


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Overweight doctors and nurses 'should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients'Fat NHS staff lose their credibility when giving health advice to patientsDoctors and nurses should be offered to have their stomachs stapled as well as dietary advice on the NHS | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 Doctors and nurses who suffer from weight problems should be offered gastric surgery in order to retain credibility with patients on weight loss treatments, a report will say.

The "healthy" smoothies with more sugar and calories than a can of Coke


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The 'healthy' smoothies with more sugar and calories than a can of Coke | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 14 December 2012 Packed with fruit and with no added preservatives, fruit smoothies are billed as the healthy option when it comes to drinks.


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