Tag Archives: Supplements

The sun goes down on vitamin D: why I changed my mind about this celebrated supplement

Supplementary benefits? Vitamin D by Shutterstock Tim Spector, King’s College London Everyone loves D, the sunshine vitamin. Doctors, patients and the media have been enamoured with vitamin D supplements for decades. As well as their clear benefit in curing severe vitamin D deficiencies, endless headlines hail their magical ability to reduce a vast range of conditions from dementia to cancer. …

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A Christmas spice that may help reduce your blood cholesterol

amphaiwan/Shutterstock.com Preethy D’Souza, UCL Cinnamon is a popular spice at Christmas time, used to flavour everything from mulled wine to pumpkin pie. And, unlike many Christmas foods, this one might actually be good for you. Cinnamon, the bark of a small evergreen tree, has been used as a medicine for centuries, if not millennia. It is widely used in traditional …

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