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The brain nutrient vegans need to know about

Eggs, milk and beef are prime sources. But it is also present in foods including: Roasted soya nuts Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts Baked beans Mushrooms Quinoa Peanuts No need to exclude animal products ‘completely’ Dr Derbyshire, an…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Will folic acid be added to UK flour?

Why do experts say we need it? Britain has a relatively high rate of preventable birth defects linked to low folic acid. Around 1,000 pregnancies are affected every year. These “neural tube” defects include spina bifida (abnormal development of the…

‘The food supplement that ruined my liver’

But soon after his son’s graduation, Jim was admitted to hospital with a suspected liver injury. Image copyright Getty Images What is it about green tea supplements that might cause harm at certain doses to some people? Scientists do not…

Cancer crowdfunding ‘couldn’t save my daughter’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We chose cancer crowdfunding over making memories’ When Gemma Nuttall developed cancer, her family raised thousands of pounds online, with the support of actress Kate Winslet, to send her to a German…

Still time for nips and tucks to EU deal?

Another minister close to it all suggested “a lot can be done with schedules, or addenda, or clarifications”. As far as unhappy Brexiteers are concerned, there is still clearly mileage for a few tweaks and tucks to the whole shebang,…