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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?

#ref1Recent 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.

In the news: Can a weekly portion of fried foods increase the risk of heart disease?
Behind the headlines | 22 February 2021

In the news: Can a weekly portion of fried foods increase the risk of heart disease?

A recent study generated media headlines claiming that eating even a small portion of fried foods - like a weekly portion of fries from a fast-food chain, can increase the risk of heart disease. What do we need to keep in mind when reading these headlines?