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Many of the myths about cancer become obvious once one has a clear understanding of what this collection of diseases represents. Cancer is not a single disease. Cancer cells are ultimately normal cells in which mutations have caused dysregulation. Such dysregulation can lead to production of unusual substances...Read more
Cancer is a complex disease associated with multiple modifiable risk factors – such as diet, physical activity (PA), tobacco and alcohol – and non-modifiable risk factors, including family history, number of years of potential fertility and nulliparity. The incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide with an...Read more
The paleo diet, also known as the paleolithic diet, hunter-gatherer diet, stone age diet and caveman diet, is fast becoming the most popular dietary trend. The aim of the paleo diet is to support healthy eating by adopting the eating habits of the people from the Paleolithic period (from 2.5million to 10,000...Read more
In recent times much confusion has arisen in the literature on optimal dietary fat intakes, particularly around the evidence for healthy eating advice to reduce saturated fat. The confusing findings emerging from long-term follow-up studies can be explained – but not simply.
Dietary guidelines for...Read more
Swallowing is a complex mechanism; we swallow at least 600 times each day and up to 1.5 litres of this can be subconscious swallowing of our own saliva. The process in which we move a bolus of food or fluid through the oral cavity, the pharynx and the oesophagus involves the use of six cranial nerves and more...Read more