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Former bodybuilding champion Jim Morris still has an amazing physique, which he credits to his veganism

Eat insects for protein, EU suggests

Insects could soon form a part of our diets if the European Commission gets its way.

Scientists debunk decades-old theories on losing weight

Dieting is harder than you think. If you cut out a chocolate bar each day you will lose only one-third of the weight that experts had thought. For decades, doctors have based their advice to those who want to lose weight on the assumption that cutting 500 calories a day will see the weight fall off at the rate of 1lb a week.

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Cancer: the good news

It's the most feared disease, but great leaps forward in detection and treatment mean more of us are surviving it.

Reality bites for Pierre Dukan, diet doctor to the stars, as he loses libel battle

Pierre Dukan, French diet doctor to the stars, has lost a libel action against a nutritionist who described the so-called Dukan Diet as dangerous.

'No benefit' from protein sports drinks

Protein-based sports drinks are of no benefit to the performance of athletes, scientists have concluded.

American will be first cyclist to ride a vegan Tour de France

The substances consumed by a professional cyclist usually make headlines for all the wrong reasons, but when America's David Zabriskie pedals away from the starting line of the Tour de France this weekend, he will also be commencing a unique nutritional experiment.

Meet the crunch bunch: Nuts are the ultimate superfood

A quick snack that's good for you. An ingredient loved by chefs, yet sold in every corner shop. Nuts are a booming cash crop for farmers across the world. Alice-Azania Jarvis joins the almond army

Nitrite-tainted milk kills three children in China

Three children have died and 35 people have become ill from drinking nitrite-tainted milk in China's northwestern Gansu province, Xinhua news agency reported today, the latest food safety scandal to hit the dairy industry.

Nearly half of Chinese dairies to stop work

Government regulators say nearly half of all dairies in China are being denied new licenses and shut down after failing inspections to clean up the scandal-plagued dairy industry.

BP buys Brazil biofuels producer for $680m

BP is to buy a Brazilian biofuels company for $680m (£424m) in a "watershed moment" in the oil major's plans to expand its sustainable fuel business.

I couldn't eat another thing

Hunger tests the willpower of even the most determined dieter but, as Gillian Orr found out, you can lose weight with food that makes you feel fuller for longer

Snake oil of skin saviour?

It’s the beauty industry’s latest secret ingredient, found in face creams, serums – and even on menus. But collagen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, says Genevieve Roberts

Breakfast: the smart way to start the day

Should we ditch toast and cereal for a cooked breakfast? And is porridge really the superfood it's cracked up to be? Perri Lewis explodes some myths about our morning meal

The fish in your tank that could be the answer to heart disease

A small tropical fish that normally lives in the River Ganges and is commonly found in pet fish tanks could trigger a revolution in the treatment of heart disease and the end of heart-transplant surgery.

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