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Nutrition tips for the Over-50s - Keep yourself in tip top condition with these top tips

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The final part of "The War on Fat"..... from our nutritional therapist Josh Channin

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Where did it all go wrong? The war on fat Part 3 This is the continuation and conclusion of last week’s article The great myth of fat Continuing on from last week’s article, I would argue that one reasons “fat” hypothesis became medical dogma and was so widely accepted by policy makers is because intuitively, it makes sense. If heart disease is the result of atherosclerosis (fat build up in the artery wall) then it stands to reason that eating too much saturated fat, which is solid at room temperature, would “build up” and “clog” the arteries leading to heart...

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In this weeks Examiner, part 2 of our nutritional therapist Josh Chanins' article "The War on Fat...." Is it all in the science?

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Where did it all go wrong? The war on fat Part 2 Science is science though? So what? These ideas are all based on science. Well in science not all data is created equal. There is a huge flaw with “correlational data” such as the data used by Ancel Keys. A good example of why this type of data should rarely be used as a basis for guidelines is the positive correlation between reading ability and shoe size. Now the initial conclusion to draw is that people with bigger feet are better at reading than people with smaller feet. In...

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In this weeks Examiner, in the first in a series of articles from our new Nutritional Therapist, Josh Chanin he examines "The War on Fat"

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Where did it all go wrong? The war on fat Part 1 Let’s start at the beginning… in the 1940s Dr Ancel Keys, who was a prominent physiologist in the US proposed his “Diet-Heart Hypothesis”. In 1956 he tested his hypothesis using epidemiological data from 7 countries aptly named the “Seven Countries Study”. From this data it was concluded that diets high in saturated fat lead to a significant increased risk of coronary heart disease. Ancel Keyes, being a charismatic man combined with the need for policy makers to have concrete and simple answers to complicated problems, the US Department...

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Top tips for losing weight

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Top tips on losing weight and keeping it off!!

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