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The Week That Was: Health and Wellbeing (01/03/19)

1st March 2019

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From high-protein loaves to slices with added vitamins and sprouted seeds: Is ‘healthy’ bread all it’s cut out to be?

Sales of unusual breads which claim to offer extra health benefits are on the rise, and supermarket shelves are groaning with breads that promise to boost well-being. This feature takes a look at some of the most popular and their nutritional value.

Could your chronic tiredness be a sign of a silent killer?

Countless people are visiting their doctors with complaints of being very tired – while there are many causes for this, one of the most common is sleep apnoea. The condition has serious consequences, including increased risk of stroke and heart disease

“Irresponsible and immoral”: Marketing of high sugar and salt children’s cereals comes under attack in UK

A new UK-based survey into the sugar and salt content of breakfast cereals aimed towards children claims that many products have “alarmingly high” levels.

Generation Z teenagers have more mental health problems despite drops in smoking, drugs and antisocial behaviour

Mental health problems and self-harm are on the rise among British teenagers despite significant decreases in antisocial behaviour and substance use, a long-running study has found.

Depressive symptoms among “Generation Z” – teenagers born at the turn of the millennium – are around two-thirds higher than the “millennial generation” born in the early nineties.

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