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Sugar doesn't make you fat, say experts
Food researchers have debunked a newly-released draft Australian Dietary Guidelines that recommends people to limit their intake of foods and drinks containing fats, salt, alcohol and sugar to prevent from weight gain. ANI

How concentrating on food quality instead of amount can help lose weight
A study has found that the best way to lose weight is to concentrate on the quality of food that we eat and not on the amount. ANI

Churches often ignore families with mental illness seeking help
A new study by Baylor University psychologists has revealed that church congregation ignores the request of families with mental illness seeking help. ANI

200-yr-old cookery book's slimming recipes include beef tea, tongue pie
A 200-year-old cookery book that has recently been discovered in a charity shop includes recipes for tongue and udder pie, herb porridge and beef tea. ANI

German Govt to investigate health hazards caused by plastic sex toys
Recent studies, which have found that plastic sex toys contain dangerous chemicals that cause infertility and diabetes, have raised an alarm in Germany, with the Green party demanding for a government investigation into the same. ANI

Even modest changes in diet may lead to long-term weight gain
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that modest changes in specific foods and beverages, physical activity, TV-watching, and sleep duration were strongly linked with long-term weight gain. ANI

Fat substitutes in low-calorie potato chips could make you gain weight
A new study has revealed that foods made with fat substitutes do not help with weight loss. ANI

School bullying against lesbians, gays linked to risk of suicide, HIV infection
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth who experience high levels of bullying in middle and high school report impaired health in young adulthood, according to a new study. ANI

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