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‘You can succeed as a vegan athlete’

“It was definitely just a level of education I think,” he tells the BBC Scotland news website. “I was perhaps a bit naive jumping in and thinking I’ll never get the protein I require from plants but actually you can,…

Are supplements safe and do they work?

Approved supplements bought from reputable businesses are almost always going to be safe, provided the manufacturer’s instructions are followed, doctors say. But it is wrong to assume that food supplements do not sometimes have the potential to be harmful, says…

How diet is changing – the good and the bad

Fruit and vegetable consumption remains largely unchanged and is still under the recommended five-a-day level. The warnings appear to have had an impact. Nine years ago, two-thirds of children were drinking them. But despite this progress, sugar consumption is still…

Plant-based diets ‘linked to higher stroke risk’

Half of participants, recruited between 1993 and 2001, were meat-eaters, just over 16,000 vegetarian or vegan, with 7,500 who described themselves as pescetarian (fish-eating). They were asked about their diets, when they joined the study and again in 2010. Medical…

Do crowdfunded cancer treatments work?

Others are seeking more dubious alternative treatments. Experts are concerned that desperate patients may be being given false hope and encouraged to spend money on unproven treatments. Complementary or alternative? Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK’s head information nurse, said there…

Thatcher’s link to alternative medicine

Also included among them is a briefing from a young David Cameron on the European single market. ‘You still look 25’ In this most recent batch of files released by the foundation, letters show that Dame Barbara corresponded with Baroness…

Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

It was marketed at busy professionals and the company originally suggested the product could replace meals regularly. It is named after a fictional artificial food called soylent that was featured in the 1966 sci-fi novel “Make Room! Make Room!”. In…

I’m only eating mince pies this December

He’s raised over £1,000 for charity Pod’s been taking vitamin supplements during his fundraising, because there’s not much in the way of nutrients to be found in pastry and mince meat. And oddly enough, he claims to have lost weight.…

Meet the people ‘hacking’ their bodies

“Imagine if you didn’t need it, you could navigate the world exactly like a bird and you would know exactly where you were all the time – blind people could navigate.” ‘Biologically fluid’ His invention is highly unusual but actually…

Why my bones are crumbling at 27

Sadly, they haven’t. Osteoporosis and osteopenia Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break If your bone density is between the lower end of the normal range and the osteoporosis range, you…