BBC website nutrition news

March 2009

Death link to too much red meat

Scientists have produced new evidence suggesting eating lots of red and processed meat damages health.

November 2008

‘Meat intake cut’ on cancer fears

One in 10 people has tried to cut down on processed meats such as bacon in the wake of a report linking them to cancer, a survey suggests.

August 2008

Pain ‘linked with low vitamin D’

Low levels of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D, may contribute to chronic pain among women, scientists believe.

Vitamin C ‘slows cancer growth’

An injection of a high dose of vitamin C may be able to hold back the advance of cancers, US scientists claim.

May 2008

Juice ‘prevents clogged arteries’

Juices made from apples or purple grapes – and the fruit themselves – protect against developing clogged arteries, a study suggests.

HRT pills ‘blood clot risk link’

Menopausal women who use oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT) more than double their risk of blood clots, French scientists say.

March 2008

Vegan diet ‘help’ for arthritis

A vegan and gluten-free diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol, and therefore heart attack risk, in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

February 2008

Beetroot ‘may cut blood pressure’

Beetroot juice has been linked in a recent study to lowering blood pressure.

December 2007

‘Burnt foods’ linked to cancers

Certain fats cooked at high temperatures may increase risk to women of ovarian cancer.

October 2007

Be thin to cut cancer, study says

Avoiding fattening foods and cutting down on alcohol can reduce your risk of cancer.

Fast food salt levels ‘shocking’

Parents should be aware of the high levels of salt in some fast food restaurant meals.

Sep 07

Lifestyle can reduce breast cancer risk

Parents warned of additives in food

April 07

HRT linked to ovarian cancer