Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘cancer’

Is red meat on par with cigarettes for cancer risk?

Headlines were awash with sweeping statements this morning, as researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a causative association between processed meat and cancer. So should the frightening parallels being made between sausages and cigarettes be taken seriously? Read on for my take on the developments. What does the evidence say? The announcement comes from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (AIRC) – a group of international […]

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Diet soft drinks – the better choice?

We all know soft drinks are terrible for our health; Even Coca-Cola has accepted a role in the rising obesity epidemic in the USA – albeit in the form of a fairly disingenuous ad campaign promoting their low-calorie products. One can of Coke contains around 10 teaspoons of sugar – enough to make me reach for the diet option when the (luckily rare!) craving strikes. Sugar is the diet demon […]

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The Great Big Fat Debate

Well, he’s done it again. David Gillespie, author of the controversial Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat, has returned with another divisive book on the subject of vegetable oils.  The contention of his new book is aptly summed up in the title, Toxic Oil: Why Vegetable Oil Will Kill You and How to Save Yourself.  Dramatic stuff. But before you go rushing out to boycott all cooking oils, how […]

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