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BBC – Future – The truth about saturated fat

Mainstream science says eating too much saturated fat raises cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, so why are some diet trends encouraging people to eat more of it? Advice to limit intake of saturated fat has been official government policy in many countries, including the UK, for decades. But many …

Is Fish the Food of Love, and Babies? – The New York Times

Eating more fish was tied to more lovemaking, and more babies. Trying to have a baby? Eating fish might help. Researchers interviewed 501 couples who were trying to get pregnant without medical assistance. All kept diaries on their diet and other health and behavioral habits, including fish consumption and frequency …

Are There Downsides to the Sweetener ? – The New York Times

Q. Are there any downsides to the sweetener stevia? Is it associated with negative effects or gastrointestinal symptoms? Does it cause sugar cravings if you’ve given up sugar? A. Major health and food safety organizations generally regard stevia, a sweetener made from a plant native to South America, as safe. But …

Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil? – The New York Times

About 15 years ago, when my cholesterol level began an inexplicable climb, I tried a slew of suggested dietary remedies that included eating more fish, along with a daily supplement of fish oil, which research at the time suggested would help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Alas, my body disdained …