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Three healthier home baked Valentine’s Day dessert ideas

No Valentine’s Day meal would be complete without a delicious dessert but some of those shop-bought puddings can contain over 400 calories and 25g of fat – that’s nearly the same as a quarter-pounder with cheese!

So for a healthier homemade alternative, here are three heavenly home-baked Valentine’s Day dessert ideas.

Visit our website for more than 30 healthier dessert ideas.

Peach Spice Filo Pies

Peach spice filo pies

Spice up your Valentine’s Day with these filo fruit pies.

Serves two

Ingredients:

• One large can (420g) peaches, in juice, drained
• Pinch of ground mixed spice
• One … Continue Reading

Obesity and breast cancer media coverage

Newspapers: reporting cancer risk

Newspapers and cancer risk

You might have seen an article in the Metro today about a new study suggesting that overweight girls may be at lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

The cancer prevention Policy Report World Cancer Research Fund published last year made recommendations for the media and, to be fair, this article has at least put this study into context.

After all, it does get across the point that, looking at all … Continue Reading

Our recipe of the week: Wimbledon strawberry, mint and melon salad!

After a long day of tennis (or any physical activity for that matter), there is nothing quite as refreshing as fresh fruit. In the spirit of Wimbledon, we are featuring our strawberry, mint, and melon salad as our recipe of the week. Strawberries are a great source of vitamins C and B and contain potassium, iron, fibre and antioxidants. This year, instead of strawberries & cream and a glass of Pimms, why not try this easier-on-the-waist alternative?

Wimbledon strawberry, mint and melon salad

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B Vitamin levels linked to reduced lung cancer risk

We’ve issued a press release today about a study we funded, which found that people with high levels of B-vitamins in their blood may be at reduced risk of lung cancer .

The story was covered by the BBC website, as well as a several other websites.

The study found that people with above average levels of Vitamin B6 and methionine –a related nutrient – are half as likely to develop the disease. The results were similar for smokers, non-smokers and ex-smokers. However, more research is needed before scientists can be confident that increasing levels of B-vitamins in … Continue Reading