Could could be effective in the battle against prostate cancer according to scientists


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Could carrots beat prostate cancer Vegetable and other foods rich in Vitamin A help make disease more treatable Acid in Vitamin A can stop cancer spreading to surrounding tissueScientists dub the development as 'exciting' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:25 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:25 GMT, 16 April 2013 Carrots could be used in the fight against prostate cancer Carrots are the new weapon in the war against prostate cancer, scientists have claimed.

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


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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.

How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke


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How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke For every seven grams of fibre that a person consumes their risk of a first stroke falls by seven per centFibre reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levelsSources include whole grains, fruit and vegetables .

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


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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.

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


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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.

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.

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise


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Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise Vitamin makes no difference to couch potatoesBut in those who work out, it can HALVE the risk of a cold and help speed up recovery, say Finnish expertsChildren are more responsive to the vitamin than adults By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 14 February 2013 Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests.

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.

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A Mediterranean diet WON'T stave off dementia or boost concentration in old age No evidence that eating plenty of fruit, veg and oily fish boosts concentration in old age, say French expertsUntil now, theory has been that diet prevents the blood vessels that supply the brain becoming blocked By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 17:33 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 26 January 2013 A Mediterranean diet does little for the brain and won’t prevent dementia, researchers claim.

At last a reason to avoid them! Too many sprouts could leave you in hospital


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At last, a reason to avoid them! Too many sprouts could land you in hospital Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin K, which can interfere with blood thinning medicationThis interaction led to one man from Ayrshire being hospitalised after his condition dramatically worsened | UPDATED: 11:56 GMT, 21 December 2012 They are famed for their impressive ability to produce wind.