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Low-carb diet 'could increase long-term weight loss'

"Low-carb dieters can lose more than 1.5 stone over three years," reports The Daily Telegraph. Researchers in the US carried out a trial involving 164 people who'd already lost weight on a 10-week diet, during which all meals were provided. They assigned them to a further 20 weeks of dieting intended to maintain weight loss.

'No evidence' that vitamin D prevents cancer or heart attacks

"Vitamin D supplements may be pointless for preventing heart disease and cancer," reports the Mail Online. Vitamin D, known as the "sunshine vitamin" because our skin makes it from contact with sunlight, is needed to make strong bones. In recent years, scientists have investigated whether it's also helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes) or cancer. This study tested 25,871 adults over the age of 50 in the US, half of whom took high daily doses of vitamin D, over 5 years.

Genetic links between depression and obesity explored

'Being overweight can cause depression, researchers say, with the effects thought to be largely psychological' The Guardian reports

Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase risk of heart attack more in women than men

'Women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks' BBC News reports

Could a 'red and processed meat tax' save thousands of lives?

"'Meat tax' which would almost double price of sausages should be brought in to save lives, say health experts," reports The Daily Telegraph.

Children's tonsils 'are being removed unnecessarily'

'Nine in 10 operations to remove children's tonsils 'unnecessary'' The Guardian reports
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1 Richmond Road, Manton, Worksop. Nottinghamshire. S8O 2TP
Superintendent Pharmacist:
Mustafa Bhaiji

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Manton Pharmacy
1 Richmond Road, Manton, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S8O 2TP
Superintendent Pharmacist: Mustafa Bhaiji