Diet drinks DON"T make you hungry: New research quashes myth they cause junk food cravings

Diet drinks DON'T make you hungry: New research quashes myth they cause junk food cravings Previously thought that artificial sweeteners disrupt hunger hormones, encouraging people to eat junk foodBut new study has shown that drinking diet drinks has no more effect on appetite than water By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:53 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 20 February 2013 Diet drinks will not affect appetite Sugar-free fizzy drinks are no more likely to make you eat junk food than water, say researchers.

Having trouble sleeping? Eat more vegetables and ditch chocolate, tea and alcohol, finds new study

Can't sleep Ditch the fry up, tuck into a salad and glug plenty of water Study finds eggs and fatty meats cause lack of sleepA lack of sleep can be attributed to an unbalanced dietThose who ate the most calories had the least sleep By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:52 GMT, 18 February 2013 Scientists have discovered a direct link between what we eat and how well we sleep at night.

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like 63% of us have no idea how many calories we should eat in a day And many of us underestimate calorie counts, some of us by up to 40%Pictures below show just how much 200 calories go in different foodsFor less than half a doughnut you can eat three eggs or huge bowl of veg By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:11 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 18 February 2013 Every day, we make up to 200 decisions about what to eat, most without even thinking.

Beer DOESN"T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps)

Beer DOESN'T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps) Much-maligned drink is no worse for weight gain than any other type of alcohol or eating a high-calorie diet Swapping two large glasses of wine for two bottles of beer could save 500 calories a weekBeer also provides more health-boosting nutrients By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:54 GMT, 12 February 2013 There is no conclusive scientific evidence that beer causes weight gain, a leading nutritionist has said It has long been blamed for the rotund midriff sported by many middle-aged men.

Aggressive behaviour doubles risk of stroke as much as smoking

Aggressive behaviour 'doubles risk of stroke': It's as big a danger as smoking, claim researchers Personality traits can raise the risk of strokeBeing aggressive, quick-tempered and impatient can increase the risk of stroke as much as smoking Spanish scientists looked at participants' chronic stress levels and biological risk factors | UPDATED: 21:30 GMT, 29 August 2012 Aggressive, quick-tempered people are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke, a study has shown.

Red meat could raise risk of cancer due to high levels of iron

Red meat could raise risk of cancer 'due to high levels of iron'Scientists found when a gene called APC doesn’t work, it allows a build up of iron in the cells lining the gut | UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 9 August 2012 Researchers found that susceptibility to bowel cancer was strongly influenced both by iron and a gene called APC Scientists claim high levels of iron may be one reason why eating red meat raises the risk of bowel cancer.

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.

Fat-busting super diet pill could help beat obesity by preventing those hunger pangs

Fat-busting, super diet pill could help beat obesity by preventing those hunger pangsScientists in the US have found the secret to fighting the flab may lie in the brainA gut-shrinking drug that targets the receptor controlling hunger could be available within months | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 9 June 2012 Enlarge Fat-busting: Scientists believe a drug could be developed to tackle obesity by targeting hunger pangs in the brain A super diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality thanks to boffins who have found the secret to tackling obesity may lie in the brain.

Don"t drink more than quarter of a pint a DAY: Oxford study claims slashing the official alcohol limit would save 4,500 lives a year

Don't drink more than quarter of a pint a DAY: Oxford study claims slashing the official alcohol limit would save 4,500 lives a year Guidance would see recommended consumption cut to half a unit a dayFindings could influence first review of drinking advice for 15 years | UPDATED: 12:55 GMT, 31 May 2012 Britons should drink no more than a quarter of a pint of beer a day, scientists have said.