Health & Wellbeing

Red Meat and Heart Disease – is Carnitine the link?

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red meat and heart disease - Conflicting Information

Red Meat and Heart Disease – same story, different face So, we’re now being told the saturated fat and cholesterol content of sirloin steak is not high enough to contribute to an increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Instead, the link between red meat and heart disease is apparently due to a compound called carnitine that […]

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5-a-day, Fructose and the Department of Health

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Fructose

Guest Article by Martin MacDonald Fructose, commonly known as the ‘fruit sugar’, has been written about previously on this website. Fruit, fruit juice and therefore fructose was the topic of my first ever video blog for Mac-Nutrition (see below) and now I’m going to talk a little bit about the 5-a-day concept. However, in case […]

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BBC2 The Men Who Made Us Fat

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The men who made us fat

The Men Who Made Us Fat ‘The Men Who Made Us Fat’ was such an amazing documentary and it has been uploaded to YouTube so we thought we’d just include a quick link for anyone who didn’t manage to see it. In particular, Parts 1 to 4 are the most informative of how the state […]

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Dietary Guidelines for Salt Intake and Blood Pressure

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Success Baby - Salt Funny

Guest Article by Martin MacDonald Despite my fairly strong views that the current recommendations regarding salt intake and blood pressure are premature, I don’t think I’ve ever actually written a research update on a paper looking at salt. One thing that has held me back from writing about salt is that it is a huge […]

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Vitamin D Research

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Sunshine Vitamin D

Vitamin D Deficiency, Supplementation and a Case Report Vit D has been a hot topic over the last couple of years and is somewhat of a buzzword in the world of nutrition and health at the minute; the first time we wrote something on Vitamin D was in 2009 on Mac-Nutrition 1.0 about Vitamin D […]

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Research Update: Low carbohydrate-high protein diets are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

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Heart health cardiovascular disease

Guest Article by Martin MacDonald Are you scared after reading that blog title? Are you worried that I’ve suddenly realised that the EatWell Plate is in fact great? Fear not, nothing has changed its just another crappy study getting infinitely more media attention than it deserves. If you’ve not heard about it yet there was […]

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Nutrition and Diet – Myth Busting Videos

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Myth Busting Videos

Videos by Martin MacDonald Over the last few months, Total Greek Yoghurt have been releasing a series of nutrition and diet myth busting videos that we filmed back in January 2012. I got to pick the topics and interestingly a lot of what I am talking about has come up in the recent BBC Documentary […]

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Hypertriglyceridaemia in Type 2 Diabetes: Risk and Management

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Diabetes

I get a weekly update from Medscape: Diabetes and Endocrinology News. Generally I just skim the headings and delete but occasionally a title like “Managing Hypertriglyceridaemia in Type 2 Diabetes” comes up which takes my fancy. You can sign up for a free account if you wish but I generally wouldn’t advise bothering… If you […]

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