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Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD

The recent report 'Saturated fats and health' by the (UK) Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition concluded that there is no need to change current advice that saturated fats should not form more than about 10% of dietary energy. However, surveys indicate that typical intak...

01 Aug | Nutrition | England

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Gemstones of the World

by Walter Schumann

Descriptions of more than 1900 stones, most with super photos. Read about each gemstone's formation and structure, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, cutting, and polishing. Great reference for those who appreciate beautiful pictures as well as details about crystal structures comments about how to check for genuineness and so on.

This week features books about geology.

Angel Thought for 22nd September:

Angel cards can be helpful and fun. Decks are available from good bookshops and online.

An 'Angel Thought' appears here every day.

See also the pages about Angels and Archangels.
There are many names of archangels, some being due to spelling variations.

Read about the natural crystal corundum

including the precious stones sapphire (blue corundum) and ruby (red corundum)

Today's Study Tip:

Some may call it old-fashioned but it can help to write out important facts over, and over, and over again.

What else is here?

These pages include articles about healthy living and various approaches to health and well-being. There are also study areas and general interest sections. The content featured here changes frequently.

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If it's your birthday today ...

... you were probably* born under the sign of Virgo, often referred to and depicted as the maiden, or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include amethyst, snowflake obsidian and watermelon tourmaline.

Virgos tend to be highly analytical, health conscious and perfectionist. Many pursue careers involving serving others such as in health, teaching, social care, industrial relations or environmental work.

Dietary Fibre

Dietary fibre is the indigestible parts of plant materials.

There are two types of dietary fibre, soluble dietary fibre which absorbs water to form a viscous gel that is fermented by bacteria in the digestive tract, and insoluble dietary fibre which absorbs water but does not ferment while passing through the digestive ststem.

Good sources of dietary fibre include wholegrains, fruits and vegetables.

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More from the News Section:

Consultation about allergen warnings on medicines (NZ) - 30 Jun '19

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony celebrates excellence in medical writing - 6 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Child undernutrition in Mali - 5 Jul '18

Heat-related health concerns for older adults increase during the summer - 28 Jun '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities - 30 May '18

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