Experts blame social media as hospital admissions for under-19s suffering eating disorders DOUBLE

The number of teenagers and young children admitted to hospital for eating disorders has soared in the past decade, alarming figures reveal. Admissions for those aged 18 or under have more than doubled from 1,700 in 2010 to 4,500 last year. Shockingly, the number of admissions for children under 13 has tripled since 2010, rising … Read more Experts blame social media as hospital admissions for under-19s suffering eating disorders DOUBLE

Meat industry roasts BBC for ‘fake news’ vegan propaganda claiming that we’re eating less turkeys 

Meat industry roasts BBC for ‘fake news’ vegan propaganda claiming that we’re eating less turkeys Outrage over BBC claim in cartoon film that consumption of turkeys has fallen The film even shows a cartoon turkey wearing a T-shirt  with ‘I love vegans’ on  Turkeys cheer when it is announced that ‘less of us have been gobbled … Read more Meat industry roasts BBC for ‘fake news’ vegan propaganda claiming that we’re eating less turkeys 

Eating chili peppers four times a week ‘cuts your risk of suffering a heart attack by 40%’

Eating chili peppers four times a week could cut your risk of dying from a heart attack, scientists claim. Researchers tracked almost 23,000 volunteers for eight years, regularly quizzing them about their diet. Results showed adults who ate chili peppers frequently, deemed four times each week, were less likely to die prematurely. And they were … Read more Eating chili peppers four times a week ‘cuts your risk of suffering a heart attack by 40%’

Eating two apples daily for eight weeks can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, study finds

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but two might be better, a study suggests.  Eating two apples a day may reduce people’s risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, experts found.  When 40 people with slightly high cholesterol ate two large apples a day for eight weeks, it lowered their levels of ‘bad’ … Read more Eating two apples daily for eight weeks can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, study finds

Labelling junk food with exercise needed to burn off calories inside shames people into eating less

Labelling food and drinks with the amount of exercise needed to burn off the calories inside them encourages healthier choices, research suggests. Scientists worked out that people eat 200 less calories every day when they are exposed to the messages on the packaging. Known as physical activity calorie equivalent or expenditure (PACE), the labels show … Read more Labelling junk food with exercise needed to burn off calories inside shames people into eating less