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In the news: can a low-carbohydrate diet reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes?
Behind the headlines | 08 November 2022

In the news: can a low-carbohydrate diet reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes?

Recent news stories reported that a low-carbohydrate diet could prevent type 2 diabetes, or even reverse the established disease. But is this true? Before adopting such a diet on the basis of these new findings, here are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines. 

In the news: is increased alcohol intake associated with reduced dementia risk?
Behind the headlines | 07 October 2022

In the news: is increased alcohol intake associated with reduced dementia risk?

Recent news stories reported that alcohol may cut the risk of dementia, stating that ‘beer IS good for you!’ and drinking two pints a day can ‘slash your risk.’ So, should we more regularly catch up with friends over pints or reach for a beer after a long day at work to boost our brain health? Before doing so, there are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines. 

In the news: Is a vegetarian diet linked to hip fractures?
Behind the headlines | 24 August 2022

In the news: Is a vegetarian diet linked to hip fractures?

Recent news stories reported that women who follow a vegetarian diet are more likely to suffer hip fractures than those who eat meat, suggesting nutritional deficiencies and lower body mass index (BMI) as possible causes. So, should you really abandon a vegetarian diet according to these new findings? Here are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.

In the news: Is a high fish intake linked to skin cancer?
Behind the headlines | 15 June 2022

In the news: Is a high fish intake linked to skin cancer?

Recent news stories reported that eating two portions of fish a week increases the risk of skin cancer. While eating fish has long been recognized as part of a healthy diet, providing a valuable source of high-quality protein, minerals, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, should you reconsider this long-held belief? Here are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.

In the news: Can a keto diet prevent and treat cancer?
Behind the headlines | 31 May 2022

In the news: Can a keto diet prevent and treat cancer?

Recent news stories reported that a ketogenic diet – a dietary pattern high in fat and protein while low in carbohydrates – can prevent and treat cancer. While the study behind these news stories adds important insights to the wider scientific effort to cancer prevention and treatment, there are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.

In the news: Will eating more olive oil make you live longer?
Behind the headlines | 19 January 2022

In the news: Will eating more olive oil make you live longer?

Recent news stories reported that eating more than half a tablespoon of “olive oil” a day reduces the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer. While olive oil is a core part of the Mediterranean diet which has long been recognised as a source of nutrients and substances associated with good health, there are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.

In the news: Does palm oil increase cancer spread?
Behind the headlines | 03 December 2021

In the news: Does palm oil increase cancer spread?

Recent news stories reported that palmitic acid - a fatty acid found in palm oil – could increase cancer spread. While this study brings relevant findings, there’s a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.

In the news: Will eating one slice of bacon a day increase your risk of dementia?
Behind the headlines | 30 March 2021

In the news: Will eating one slice of bacon a day increase your risk of dementia?

New headlines claim that eating just one slice of bacon a day can increase the risk of dementia but there are a few things to keep in mind when reading the study.

In the news: Will eating meat increase your risk of having a heart disease, diabetes or pneumonia?
Behind the headlines | 10 March 2021

In the news: Will eating meat increase your risk of having a heart disease, diabetes or pneumonia?

Recent headlines claim that eating meat regularly could increase the risk of having up to 25 different diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when reading the study’s conclusions.

In the news: Will eating 3 eggs a week increase your risk of dying young?
Behind the headlines | 03 March 2021

In the news: Will eating 3 eggs a week increase your risk of dying young?

Recent news stories claim that eating as much as half an egg a day could increase the risk of early death. Others say that regularly eating yolks could cause cancer, heart attacks and strokes. But before ditching the eggs, there are a few things to keep in mind.