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Heart Matters Newsletter 26 January 2018

Do vegans really take more sick days?

News reports have suggested that vegans take twice as many sick days as the average worker. But is this really true? We take a look behind the headlines.


Other news items of interest

Watch: What is warfarin and what does it do?

Many people with heart conditions take warfarin, but do you know how it actually works inside the body? Our stunning new animation takes a closer look.




8 chocolate “facts” you shouldn’t believe

Is dark chocolate really better for you than milk chocolate? Ahead of Dechox, where we challenge people to give up chocolate throughout February, we bust some myths.


Help us choose the project that will change patients’ lives

Can you help us find the scientists who will beat heart and circulatory disease? We are looking for patients and members of the public to help choose the best applicants for our £30m Big Beat Challenge.


Popular in the last 7 days

  • Quiz: How much do you know about a vegan diet?
  • 7 free walking apps
  • 19 natural salt alternatives
  • Perfect portion sizes
  • What is an angiogram?

Recipe of the week:


Thai turkey stir-fry
Banish the winter blues by rustling up this heart-healthy Thai turkey stir-fry.


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Heart Matters Newsletter 5 January 2018

What’s the best way to measure body fat?

From the ‘Hearts Mattetr’ newsletter

Is losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions? 

It’s not just about how much you weigh: where you’re carrying your weight matters too. Find out the best ways to measure your body fat.


5 resolutions your heart will love

The secret to a successful New Year’s resolution is choosing something specific and realistic. We suggest 5 achievable resolutions your heart will soon be thanking you for.


10 “healthy” snack mistakes you’re making

Are you a fan of vegetable crisps or yoghurt-coated raisins? They may sound like healthier snack alternatives, but that’s not always the case. We look at 10 of the worst offenders.




Popular in the last 7 days

1. Do any diet plans actually work?

2. 12 things that really shouldn’t count as your 5-a-day

3. Statins: Common questions answered

4.Quiz: How healthy are you really?

5. The effects of alcohol on your heart


Recipe of the week:

Beetroot barley risotto
Give your risotto a twist by combining it with fresh beetroot, pearl barley and yoghurt. Plus, watch our new video for a quick and easy guide to how it’s done.

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