Is it true or is it false or even somewhere in between?

Below we examine the scientific evidence behind a claim or story.

Starlight excess

Starlight excess

A study has found that people who eat their evening meal later have more fat than those who eat earlier.  Incredible as it may seem, this is not pseudoscience but a respected scientific study. By studying people who eat ‘closer to natural bed time’ compared to those...

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Fishy supplements

Fishy supplements

Fish oils containing omega-3 are promoted as healthy foods that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. So, it follows that omega-3 supplements should have the same beneficial effect. It is odd then, that a large review of studies has not found any...

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Ride like a young-un

Ride like a young-un

Raising the levels of carnosine in people over the age of 70 has been found to increase cycling endurance by nearly 20%. Carnosine is present in large amounts in the body, especially in the muscle and brain. Carnosine can prevent and can even reverse damage caused by...

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Milking it

Milking it

A large multinational cohort study of almost 140,000 individuals aged 35-70 years enrolled from 21 countries in five continents found that dairy consumption was associated with lower risk of death in general including death from major cardiovascular disease. Dietary...

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Digging into organic food and cancer

Digging into organic food and cancer

A study of 69,000 people observed that those eating more organic food had less risk of developing some cancers. Organic farmers are not allowed to use synthetic fertilisers or pesticides. As there is some evidence of an increased risk of certain cancers due to...

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