“Three coffees a day can cut the risk of heart disease and strokes,” according to the Daily Mirror on the 3rd March
“Daily paracetamol could raise the risk of heart attacks, stroke and early death,” from the Mail Online
“Butter isn’t bad for you after all,” reports the Daily Mail on the 10th Feb
We know to be sceptical about medical research that is reported in the press, but there is a way of getting to the bottom of these widely circulated stories and finding the evidence that supports, or fails to support them. Check out the ‘Behind the Headlines’ section of NHS Choices for a confident response to patient concern.