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Allergic to peanuts? Maybe not.

All the recent fuss over unhealthy packed lunches reminded me of my standard sandwiches when I was at school – marmite and peanut butter. Salt, sugar, fat – what’s not to like? But it’s not the salt intake that would worry schools nowadays, so much as the risks of one of my classmates keeling over […]

Eating and smoking

Overeating, an American study tells us this week, now causes more disability and death than smoking. It’s a depressing thought, although we can squeeze out some new year cheer that it’s partly because fewer people smoke than used to. So what can we make of news that giving up smoking actually raises the risk of […]