Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts. It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than other saturated fats. The AHA, however, says there are no good studies to support this. The health benefits of coconut…

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Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot'

Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot'

US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) . The report, in the Journal of Food Protection, suggests this could help cut electricity bills in restaurants. NHS advice recommends that people wash their hands in either cold or…

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Don Juan role shows David Tennant 'as you've never seen him before'

Don Juan role shows David Tennant 'as you've never seen him before'

David Tennant’s new West End role will show him in a new light, according to the play’s writer and director. The Broadchurch and Doctor Who star is going to be a “real anti-hero” in Don Juan in Soho, says Patrick Marber – the man behind Oscar-nominated film Closer. It’s been described as a “savagely funny and filthy” update of Moliere’s 17th century tragicomedy Don Juan, with the action taking place in modern-day London. Marber says…

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