The fat gene – blame your ape ancestors

Few animals – other than humans and our domestic pets – are troubled with weight issues or obesity. Now scientists at University College London, writing in Scientific American magazine, think they know why. A genetic mutation that occurred several million years ago in our ape ancestors could well be a cause of the modern problem … Read more The fat gene – blame your ape ancestors

Nutrient content of food is declining

Many people take a vitamin and mineral supplement as a form of ‘health insurance’. To make sure they really are getting the nutrients they need. Because there is a perception that intensive farming, fast and processed foods and modern plant breeding have all reduced the nutritional value of food. But is it true? And if … Read more Nutrient content of food is declining