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Sports nutrition

Exercise and when to eat

Do you work out better on an empty stomach or with a little something in the tank? And is it better to eat before or after a work out?

Athletes: could you be iron-deficient?

Athletes who are involved in heavy training may be prone to iron deficiency, which can lead to iron deficiency anaemia, a number of studies have found.

A bodybuilder's diet

Eating well when you're weight training is no small feat - this much is clear from our dietitian's comments.

Why did Sharapova take Meldonium?

Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance, called Meldonium or Mildronate, she has been taking for 10 years for health issues.

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Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders?

Are you really constipated?

Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc.

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Stop believing these 10 allergy myths

Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.