The government’s childhood obesity plan has been attack by health experts, campaigners, MPs and the boss of one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets. The British Medical Association said the government had “rowed back” on promises, and the CEO of Sainsbury’s said the plan did not go far enough. Read more at the BBC
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day While some researchers have begun to question that claim, there is recent scientific evidence that reveals why breakfast just may be the ‘must-have’ meal of the day. Studies have found that skipping your morning meal may be linked to increased risk of… More Five Breakfasts To Jump-Start Your Day
A centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy called cupping is all the rage among elite athletes at the Olympics. In cupping, a therapist places a glass cup over the area to be treated. A pump or heat is then used to create suction inside the cup, which pulls hard against the skin. Athletes who’ve tried it say… More Does Cupping Increase Sports Performance?
Music festivals including Glastonbury have become a hotbed of measles this summer, Public Health England has warned. It said a significant number of cases had been linked to the events, with 36 cases reported in June and July alone. More infected people are expected to be discovered as the outbreaks are investigated. People planning to… More Measles at Music Festivals
The brains of overweight people look ‘ten years older’ than those of leaner peers, a study has found. Brains naturally lose white matter – the part of the brain that transmits information- as people age. But a Cambridge University team found that loss was exacerbated with extra weight – so an overweight 50 year-old had… More Being Overweight Ages The Brain
People should aim to get more protein from vegetable sources rather than meat, to boost life expectancy, a stud has suggested. US researchers writing in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at 30 years’ of diet data for 130,000 people. They found a reduced risk of early death in people who ate more plant-based protein, and a… More Plant Proteins Boost Life Expectancy
Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found. The report’s author said she hoped to cut through the barrage of studies and stories that can leave readers with conflicting views of alcohol’s effects. Find out more at MashableUK
Vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, ketogenic, Atkins, 5:2, alkaline, low GI, clean, raw, there’s a diet for everyone at the moment it seems and just about everyone is on a diet. The diets of today often don’t just involve cutting down on calories, but on eliminating whole food groups, which can often have unintended consequences. With… More Is Your Diet Affecting Your Health?
Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice for the UK recommends. It comes as a government-commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day in order to protect bone and muscle health. But officials are concerned this may not be achievable through… More Vitamin D Supplements Advised For All
A new study finds that people who lift relatively light weighs can build up just as much strength and muscle size as those who grunt through sessions using much heavier weights – if they plan their workouts correctly. Find out how you can plan your weight lifting sessions here