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The food industry has dreamed up hundreds of ways to hit your daily fruit and veg target. But do they do they deliver what they say on the wrapper? Dan Lloyd asks the experts

Nutritional therapy: A course you can digest

Nutritional therapists can't diagnose, or even claim to treat, medical conditions. But it's a field that's attracting growing numbers of postgraduates

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Global study discovers astonishing power of vitamin made by the sun

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Less glamorous than the G20, this weekend's food summit is still crucial, says Sean O'Grady

Eat your greens if you want to avoid asthma

Studies find link between diet and respiratory disease

Rowling quits multiple sclerosis charity over Anglo-Scottish feud

Writer whose mother suffered from the illness saddened by series of resignations at MS Society

Want to save the planet? Tuck in to some jellyfish and chips, squid sausages and algae burgers...

The year is 2050 and you are hungry. Your robo-cooker is on the blink and the pizza delivery pilot has dinged a wing on his sky-ped. There's only one thing for it – a trip to the fish shop. Except that it isn't a fish shop any more. There are chips, but the only cod or plaice to be seen appears in photos on the walls – memories of the meals of yore. The name above the counter tells you all you need to know: "Squid's In". You order a large humboldt and chips with a side order of jellyfish rings.

When 'bad' foods turn good

We may think we know what to avoid – but when it comes to diet, the rules are rarely that simple. By Roger Dobson

Why health at conception must be immaculate

Women trying for a baby told to watch their diet

Multivitamin supplements a 'waste of time'

Healthy diet provides all the vitamins needed to prevent serious deficiencies

Vitamin D deficiency may increase MS risk

Vitamin D deficiency before and after birth may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis in some individuals, a study has shown.

Why the sun shines on summer babies

Ultraviolet rays make pregnant women have taller offspring with stronger bones
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