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Grouse with blaeberries

Grouse with blaeberries

Serves 4

'Health benefits' of cereal bars are nothing but a myth, says study

The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a myth, according to a study that found many contain high levels of fat and sugar. All but one of the 30 bars tested were high in sugar, with 16 containing levels above 30 per cent, the consumer group Which? found.

Fish oil does not aid memory loss

Omega-3 supplements do not appear to prevent mental decline in old age, a study review has shown.

Dieting craze blamed for cholesterol surge in Sweden

A dieting craze in Sweden has been blamed for a surprise surge in cholesterol levels that may be putting people at increased risk of heart disease.

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The way we do our hair or make-up alters regularly, but it's unlikely that the stuff in our make-up bag mutates so conspicuously. Cosmetic colours vary, formulas improve, but – generically speaking – the products themselves remain the same.

Brandy snaps are perfect with ice-cream

Brandy snaps

Makes about 10-15

Album: Accentus, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Mendelssohn: Christus; Cantates Chorales (Naïve)

Salvaged from an unfinished three-part oratorio originally titled "Earth, Heaven & Hell", the two sections of Mendelssohn's "Christus" deal with the Nativity and the Passion, jumping abruptly from birth to betrayal with no intervening exposition.

Video: Annabel Karmel talks about olive oil

Super Foods: Annabel Karmel talk s about Olive Oil

High saturated fat intake 'damages' sperm

Men who eat a lot of saturated fat could be damaging their sperm, new research suggests.

Mackerel with peas and orange

Serves 4

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