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27 Sept 2006 - The Guardian - Grease is the word

The British public is belatedly waking up to dangers of trans fats - the cheap, chemically treated oils that lurk unlabelled in many processed foods. Alex Renton investigates the ingredient viewed with suspicion even by the junk food-loving Americans

The additive-packed children's tea

Should you worry about 'E' numbers?

Rickets rises among city's young

Young children in Bradford are being given free vitamin D after research showed a rise in the number of cases of the bone disorder rickets in the city.

Omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with depression

Treatment with omega-3 fatty acids, the type found in fish oils, appears to benefit children suffering from clinical depression, according to a pilot study conducted in Israel.

19 June 2006 - Times Online - Winston's 'clever milk' campaign under fire

LORD WINSTON, the broadcaster and fertility doctor, has been accused by leading nutritionists of making unsubstantiated health claims about a new brand of milk as part of a £2m advertising campaign. Sarah-Kate Templeton, Medical Correspondent, reports:

19 June 2006 - Times Online - Junk medicine: Omega-3 hype

The prospect of a pill that can calm a disruptive child and improve intelligence has obvious appeal for parents. Those who read certain headlines this week could be forgiven for believing that such a concoction is with us. "Fish oil for every child," said the Daily Mail, declaring that "brain food supplements" of omega-3 fatty acids could soon be handed out in schools. Mark Henderson reports:

Brain food: Why the Government wants your child to take Omega-3, the fish oil supplement

A tiny daily capsule can have a dramatic effect on pupils who usually play up in class, improving behaviour and work. Now all youngsters may be given them. Marie Woolf and Jeremy Laurance report

7 June 2006 - The Daily Mail - Which fish oil brands are best for children?

Research proves fish oil tablets can boost your child's brainpower - but how do you persuade fussy youngsters to take them? Here, an expert rates the top brands...and our junior panel give their taste verdict:

24 March 2006 - BBC News - Doubts cast on oily fish benefit (in heart disease and cancer)

There is no evidence of a clear benefit to health from fats which are commonly found in oily fish, researchers say.

21 April 2006 - BBC News - Child obesity 'doubles in decade'

Childhood obesity in England has doubled in 10 years, figures show.

2 March 2006 - BBC News - School snack ban plans proposed

Measures which would see the sale of fizzy drinks and unhealthy snacks banned in schools have been set out by a nutrition advisory body.

Berries 'help prevent dementia'

Compounds in the common British blackcurrant could help prevent Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. A study shows blackcurrants and their US cousins, boysenberries, are full of potentially beneficial anti-oxidant compounds.

New reports link mental ill-health to changing diets

As new figures show that mental ill-health is costing the UK almost £100 billion a year, evidence released today by the Mental Health Foundation and Sustain reveals that changes to the human diet in the last fifty years or so could be an important factor behind the major rise of mental ill-health in the UK.