Tag Archives: Diet

Staying sane in a world of food frenzy

If I took at face value every medical study I’ve written about this year, I’d be sitting in a corner, chewing slowly on a raw carrot. Here are a few recent news stories, with links to the analyses I wrote for NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines service: Non-stick chemicals linked to weight gain Slower eating […]

Hot stuff: chilli, curry and long lives

I love writing for the Behind the Headlines service at NHS Choices, because they ask you to do a good job. While mainstream health reporting is so often about finding a catchy angle, or a good headline, BtH is all about looking hard at the evidence and making an assessment of how useful a new […]

Sugar, diets and healthy living

It’s pretty clear that diet has an impact on health. Exactly how much impact, and which bits of diet, is less clear. I analysed two studies this week for the excellent NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines feature, which takes apart health studies in the news to see whether they stand up to the hype. The […]