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Lingonberry juice may lower high blood pressure: study

By Oliver Morrison

Long-term consumption of lingonberry juice lowers high blood pressure and improves the function of blood vessels, according to an experimental study that adds to the evidence supporting the health benefits of the Scandinavian berry.

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‘Strongest link yet’ between nitrates and cancer

By Katy Askew

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have uncovered what they describe as the ‘strongest link yet’ between nitrates in processed meat products and cancer risk. However, they also stressed, ‘not all processed meat has the same risk’.

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Cutting carbon footprints: Tax treats not meat?

By Rachel Arthur

Japanese households with higher carbon footprints are also larger consumers of alcohol and confectionery. Researchers therefore suggest that reducing consumption of these items - such as with a carbon tax - could be a way of reducing carbon footprints....

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