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Fatty foods can make people less vulnerable to sadness, even if they are unaware of the fat content in the food they are eating.

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A UK study has shown that vegetarians are a third less likely to suffer from diverticular disease than meat eaters.

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An extreme eight-week diet can reverse type 2 diabetes in recently diagnosed patients, say British researchers.

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The cooking method used to prepare broccoli can make a significant difference to its cancer-fighting abilities.

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A British team has examined whether adhering to the Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) can help reverse metabolic syndrome (a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes)

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A study from Columbia has linked vitamin D deficiency with childhood obesity.

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Daily consumption of dried apple has been shown to help weight loss and improve levels of cholesterol and inflammatory markers in post-menopausal women.

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A supplement containing a mix of essential fatty acids has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), by a Brazilian team.

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The antibacterial effects of honey have long been recognised in traditional medicine. A new UK study has found that medical grade manuka honey can hamper the attachment of bacteria to tissues, which is an essential step in the initiation of bacterial infection.

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The children of mothers who drink milk containing a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy have a significantly lower risk of developing eczema, according to a Norwegian study.

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