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Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

By Nathan Gray

Researchers in Italy have urged liquorice manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers of overconsumption after a child suffered seizures after over-indulging.

The study found the number of headaches was reduced regardless of blood pressure

Study: Cutting salt could reduce headaches

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Halving salt intake from 8 g to 4 g per day could significantly reduce the occurrence of headaches, according to a new study published in BMJ Open.

Could beetroot bread help lower heart disease risk?

Could beetroot bread help lower heart disease risk?

By Nathan Gray

Enriching bread with nitrate-rich beetroot could help to lower our risk of heart disease by reducing blood pressure and improving blood vessel functioning, according to new research.

Science: Salt reduction benefits beyond the heart

Special edition: Salt reduction

Science: Salt reduction benefits beyond the heart

By Stephen Daniells

In the first part of our series on salt reduction, FoodNavigator looks at the potential health benefits of salt reduction beyond heart health.