Foods such as milk that are high in SFA and also high in calcium don’t seem to raise harmful LDL cholesterol fractions. Photograph: Thinkstock

Saturated fat is often used as an umbrella term for different and individual saturated fatty acids. Early research suggested they all exerted similar (...)

A recent study found that if one or both partners in a couple had high LDL, or bad cholesterol, it took them longer to get pregnant. Photograph: Thinkstock

This afternoon, students will be storming through the Leaving Cert biology paper. Despite the rather lengthy copy on human reproduction, the notes in (...)

Meatless Monday: If Americans were motivated to remove meat from their diet for just one day a week, approximately 45 billion gallons of petrol could be spared in one year. Photograph: Getty Images

The Meatless Monday movement started during the first World War, primarily to conserve food and support US troops. Today its thrust is about pr(...)

A study in the journal Nature Medicine has showed that carnitine in red meat is broken down by bacteria in the gut and can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

It was breakfast time and the people participating in a study of red meat and its consequences had hot, sizzling sirloin steaks plopped down i(...)

Eating oily fish such as mackerel, which is  rich in omega-3 fatty acids can add years to your life, a study has shown. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Eating oily fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids can add years to your life, a study has shown. Higher blood levels of omega-3 reduce the chances o(...)