Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-based Recommendations

The recommendation to limit dietary saturated fatty acid (SFA) intake has persisted despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Most recent meta-analyses of randomized trials and observational studies found no beneficial effects of reducing SFA intake on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality, and instead found protective effects against stroke. Although SFAs increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, …

Diabetes & Halitosis – Study Suggests That Mouthwash May Not Be The Answer

According to Diabetes.co.uk  diabetes can make people more susceptible to halitosis. In people with diabetes, high blood sugar levels increase glucose levels in saliva providing food for bacteria in the mouth. But according to a recent study, those turning to mouth rinses to combat bad breath such as those containing Chlorhexidine, may be unwittingly increasing their blood …

Vitamania – The Sense & Nonsense Of Vitamins

Vitamania takes us on an investigation of vitamin science and history, asking whether we should be taking vitamin supplements, or not? These questions are investigated by scientist Dr Derek Muller in a documentary made by Emmy Award-winning Australian filmmakers, Genepool Productions. Some countries have already televised this but currently it is only available to rent …