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    Study reveals how badly they eat in the movies.

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    Global study reveals scale of the growth imbalance.

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  • Super pea could reduce diabetes risk

    Natural mutation prevents sugar spikes.

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  • Maybe we’re hardwired for calorific foods

    They were vital for our ancestors but are not so good for us.

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  • Can mums-to-be drink coffee?

    Aussie experts say advice to avoid coffee may be overstated.

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  • More healthy reasons to eat Brussels sprouts

    And cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower while you’re at it.

    The once maligned Brussels sprouts have been making a bit of a comeback in recent years with fancy recipes to tempt e...

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  • History

    Casimir Funk introduced us to vitamins

    Polish biochemist explored what was essential for life.

    Over the past century, a vast amount of research has looked at nutritional supplements, without reaching a consensus ...

    Features July 31, 2020
  • Dietary guidelines under fire

    Call for reform to meet health and environmental goals.

    While governments have agreed to global health and environmental targets, most dietary guidelines are lagging behind,...

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  • Yet more evidence these are good for you

    Studies link fruit, vegetables and grains to lower diabetes risk.

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  • Conversation

    Why we should be eating microalgae

    For a start, it’s got lots of protein and it’s good for the planet.

    As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less prod...

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  • Fancy some worms with your sushi?

    Parasites in raw fish have risen dramatically, study finds.

    The presence of parasitic worms in raw or undercooked seafood, popular in dishes such as sushi, sashimi, poke and car...

    Health March 20, 2020
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