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Walnuts are the healthiest nut, say scientists
(Mar 29, 2011)

Walnuts are the healthiest of all the nuts and should be eaten more as part of a healthy diet, US scientists say. Scientists from Pennsylvania told the American Chemical Society that walnuts contain the highest level of antioxidants compared to other nuts. Antioxidants are known to help protect the body against disease.

Read more. Source: BBC

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Exercise cuts risk of developing bowel cancer polyps
(Mar 3, 2011)

People who lead an active lifestyle are up to a third less likely to develop polyps which can develop into bowel cancer, according to a study. The report pulls together 20 previous studies looking at the link between exercise and the development of large polyps. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK.

Read more. Source: BBC


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