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Superfoods that aren’t really ‘super’ after all

Many so-called ‘superfoods’ aren’t as healthy as you might think. Here are the facts (and fiction) behind Himalayan salt, dark chocolate and coconut oil.

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Dietary fats

The body needs some fats and oils as part of a balanced diet. But some fats (unsaturated fats) are healthier than others (saturated and trans fats).

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Is butter really better?

Butter is back in fashion because it's 'all natural', but since it's high in fat, is it healthier than margarine? And what about cholesterol-lowering spreads?

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Acne

Acne consists of spots and painful bumps on the skin and there are many myths around its causes. This article details the facts and how to treat acne.

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Allergies to seafood

Seafood allergy is complex, and 4-in-5 people will have it for life. Find out more about the symptoms and diagnosis of seafood and fish allergy.

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How to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke - here's how you can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood.

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that can neutralise free radicals in your body. Find out about foods high in antioxidants and when you should consider taking supplements.

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Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis can occur on the scalp, face or torso or in areas that produce an oily substance known as sebum. Learn more about it here.

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Objects in the ear

It is most likely children who will poke something into their ear. This can cause pain, swelling or even deafness. Get advice here about how to look after yourself should you have an object in your ear.

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Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies but if you have a balanced diet, most can be found in the foods we eat.

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