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Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'


Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts.

Mongolian diet, health focus of collaboration


CloudHealth Genomics, a Shanghai-based company, and the Mongolian Health Initiative, an NGO, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on population-based public health interventions.

Fruit-based sugar found to be healthier option than "table sugar"


Fructose, the type of sugar found in fruits, honey and some vegetables, has been found to be a healthier option compared to everyday "table sugars" such as sucrose and glucose, according to Australian researchers.

China’s avocado craze: A 'super food' marketing success story


In recent years, the fruit avocado has become synonymous with a healthy, middle class lifestyle. The success of avocado has also been one of the biggest marketing success stories in China in recent years.

Fake sex medicine complaints on the rise


An apparent rise in sales of fake sex medicines is the result of increasing demand and more purchases from online shops and small businesses, prosecutors in Shanghai said on Monday.

Chef 's book, food fest offer tastes of her native Cape Town


South African food made a splash in China last week, with two TV hosts and authors scooping up honors at the Gourmand International awards in Yantai, Shandong province. One of them, Cape Town's Zola Nene, is lingering in Beijing for a food festival at The Village Cafe, which continues through Monday.

TCM's popularity growing abroad


Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine is cooperating with foreign institutions and training students to share traditional Chinese medicine-one of the world's most ancient therapies-with the world.

Chocolate consumption may lower heart disease risk


Eating chocolate on a regular basis may be associated to a lower risk of heart disease, according to a new study published online by Heart on Tuesday.

A drink a day linked to higher breast cancer risk, study shows


A daily glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage might increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Consumers eating 33 percent more salt than they should: study


People are consuming far too much salt in their diets, according to a study released Wednesday, which found that participants were eating over 33 percent more salt in their diets than they had thought, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.