What is the Mediterranean Diet? Can it reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer? Can it help manage Type 2 Diabetes? Might it reduce the risk of getting Parkinson's or Alzheimer's?
What does the Mediterranean Diet consist of? Why is it important? Is it the diet or is it the climate? Are there any adverse side effects?
The government’s long delayed Childhood Obesity Strategy was finally published in mid-August – and immediately ran into a barrage of criticism. Why? Is the criticism justified?
Going to the gym is one popular way of exercising. Here we look at whether men and women have different agendas at the gym.
95% of NHS resources are committed to treating people when they fall ill or have accidents. That leaves just 5% to help prevent people falling ill or having accidents. Yet we all know that prevention is better than cure. So what should we be doing?
Obesity is a clear and present danger. It is a growing threat to public health, the NHS, government finances and the economy – costing over £45 billion a year according to a 2014 McKinsey report. So what can be done to reduce obesity?
Over the last 30 years, obesity levels in the UK have more than trebled - putting us at the top of the obesity league in Western Europe. What can we do to tackle this major health problem?
Why are Japanese people living so long? Can we learn any lessons from them?
Do men and women have different reactions to stress, biologically and psychologically? If so, does how does this affect their health and longevity?
We know that ageing is inevitable but why do some people age faster than others? Is it due to our genes or can biological, psychological and social factors affect how quickly we age?
Heart attacks, cancer and strokes are the three main causes of death in the developed world. As we age our chances of developing dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses such as osteoarthritis can also increase. What can we do to reduce the risk of age related illness?
Are there parts of the world where people seem to live longer than others? If so, why? What can we learn from the people in these areas?
Does your postcode really affect how long you might live? Do we need to move home to live longer? Or can we stay and find ways to improve our longevity?
We all know that exercise is supposed to be good for us. But what difference can it really make to our health – or how long we might live?
Why do women live longer than men in almost every country? And why is this longevity gap between men and women starting to close? Are modern lifestyles having a negative impact on female life expectancy?
Where do people live longest – both in the UK and in the rest of the world?
What is organic food? Is it safer or more nutritious than conventionally farmed food? What food safety tips should we be following?
We know that sleep has a range of health benefits. But how much sleep do we actually need - and might too much sleep be bad for us?
Is dance different from other types of exercise? Can it help protect both our physical health and our mental health? What about Zumba? What if we have two left feet?
Does our skin age because of what is going on inside our bodies – or what is going on outside? What can we do to slow this?
We all know that what we eat and drink can have a big impact on our health – not to mention our weight and appearance. But what exactly is a ‘good’ diet? How do we know if we’re making smart choices and eating the right things for our bodies?
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