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5 bowel cancer warning signs you should never ignore

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Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with more than 41,000 people diagnosed every year. The good news is, bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is treatable and survival rates are very high if the disease is caught early. So it’s important to be aware of the symptoms, especially for Read More


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What is diarrhoea and what causes it? Diarrhoea is when you pass stools more frequently than normal. The stools are typically looser and more watery. As opposed to constipation, which was discussed last week, diarrhoea occurs because of insufficient water absorption from the bowel. This can happen, for example, if the food you eat passes Read More


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The biological role of minerals This table shows the approxmate quantities of some of the minerals in the body Metal Total body stores (g) Zinc 1.8 Iron 3.7 Calcium 1,000   Zinc Zinc is found in all of your bodily tissues but its concentration is especially high in the liver, kidney, bone and muscle. It Read More

Body weight: what causes hunger and why is it important to maintain a low body weight?

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Everyone gets hungry from time to time. And some people get hungry more often than others. In this article I hope to explain why people get hungry, from a scientific point of view. The brain is composed of lots of different areas, involved in lots of different tasks. One such area is called the hypothalamus. Read More