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Nutrition basics

How to benefit from negative-energy foods

Some foods have such a low energy content that you can eat large quantities of them without risking weight gain. Here's how to use these foods to your advantage.

Am I eating too much fat?

Are you consuming too much fat in your diet? Take this quiz to learn if you are at risk for being overweight, developing heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers?

The fructose controversy

Some say high intake of fructose is to blame for obesity, cardio vascular disease and metabolic syndrome while others say is a sugar like any other. DietDoc investigates.

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Deon Louw says...

And the minister wants NHI to work, maybe in 50 years. Is there a hand-washing crisis in SA state hospitals?
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