Author Archives: Pan

Obesity – fats and figures

The work I started here looking at the facts and figures on food intake and obesity –  specifically the posts here and here – have turned into an article on the Register. While I don’t think the sub-editor has quite got … Continue reading

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Food Intake – What About Class?

In the last post I wrote about the causes of obesity and the common assumption that changes in our food intake are the cause. In particular the idea that we’re all eating more in the way of sugars and that … Continue reading

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Why are we getting fatter?

Like most people I’ve accepted as gospel the idea that there is an ‘obesity’ crisis, and that this is due to changes in what we eat. Over time, or so we’ve been led to believe, we’ve been eating more and … Continue reading

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Chocolate and acne

For those people who thought that eating chocolate gave you spots, there’s some good news – you were right. While this is good news for those people who always like to be proved right, it’s bad news for those people … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid arthritis and probiotics

I wrote in my last post about the positive health effects of probiotics in a range of health conditions. Two recent papers have reported results from a small clinical trial in women with rheumatoid arthritis. In this randomised double-blinded clinical … Continue reading

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Yummy Yoghurt

I recently looked at the relationship between yoghurt consumption and cancer incidence over at the anticancer.org.uk website, a relationship that suggests that probiotic yoghurt consumption was protective against cancer both for those who eat a ‘fast food’ diet and those … Continue reading

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healthy peanut butter

There’s a popular view that foods that are good for you are necessarily boring or tasteless. Put another way if it tastes good then it must be unhealthy. Well a new piece of research suggests that at least one ‘naughty’ … Continue reading

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Book Review – Foods To Fight Cancer

Cancer patients, and their friends and families, are often faced with contradictory information on what to do about diet. On the one hand there are large numbers of mainstream oncologists and dieticians who tell patients to eat what they like … Continue reading

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health and blackberries

One of the first things you discover when looking for health information on blackberries is that most articles that discuss the subject are actually basing what they say on the positive health benefits of berries in general rather than blackberries … Continue reading

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