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Sweet Talkin'

Why do nutritionists recommend we eat fruit, when it’s full of sugar? The same rule doesn't apply to other sugar, does it?

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Water: Does Two Litres A Day Pay?

Water - models and countless others apparently drink buckets of it every day. But is there any basis in fact behind the two litres of water a day mantra?

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Is Your Suburb Making You Fat?

To what extent does your environment have an impact on your health?

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Which Diet Works Best?

Scientists have tested four influential diets in an attempt to determine the most effective. Will the winner work for you?

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Is Soy Safe?

Soy converts are everywhere - sloshing bean juice on their cereal or colouring their coffees. But is soy safe?

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Assessing A Slice of Life

Does bread make you fat? Is it simply a source of carbohydrate, milled and bleached of all goodness? Or does it deserve its place as a staple part of most diets?

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Put That Beer Belly Behind You

There's a red-suited fellow who is famous for a belly that wobbles like jelly. Is Santa's girth due to all the Christmas cakes and puddings or are too many of us tempting him with a refreshing beer?

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Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde & The Demon Drink (Pt 2)

In Part 1, we discussed the unhealthy side of alcohol consumption - and the social triggers that bring the Mr Hyde-type characters out to play. Now it's time to turn from the dark side to the light...

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Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde & The Demon Drink (Pt 1)

Reports that alcohol can be good for our health do not make for permission to drink, drink and be merry. Inevitably, there's a dark side to the story...

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Work Out Your Best Workout

Time, like our health, is precious. So how do we get maximum results from exercise, with a minimum of time and fuss?

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Get Patched Up Without the Pain

Imagine if you never had to swallow pills or suffer the sting of injections again...

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Is Walking A Waste of Time?

Is walking an efficient, low-impact exercise - or an overly gentle activity that gets you from A to B but does nothing for your health?

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A Weakness For Wheat

Up to one in 100 people may suffer from coeliac disease or a ‘gluten' intolerance. So what are the symptoms? Could this condition explain the fatigue and indigestion you've been feeling?

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What Are Your Kids Eating?

With the number of overweight kids ballooning, it's increasingly vital to encourage young people to be physically active. It's also high time to review what our children are eating.

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Top Five Food & Diet Myths

As children, we're told all sorts of odd stories about food. Bread crusts make our hair curly, apple skins cure constipation and so on. Before we pass on these tales to the next generation, let's have a closer look at them...

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