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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsWell there's been other ones with men, obviously for different reasons. But I don't know if they're conclusive or not. I never thought about it. Not for women, but for men. Well, I think they aren't for gentlemen. I think this is right. Uh-- what-- what's the source? Who's saying this? It has a lot to do with who says it. Serious health hazard. Big words. Could be a health issue, but not a serious health hazard. I don't agree with that. Yeah-- I think-- yes, possibly. Rubbish. Absolute rubbish. Probably not. [LAUGHTER] No, alcohol makes you bloated. Hmmm-- resveratrol. A lot of rubbish around that. No, I won't agree with that. [LAUGHTER] Oh yes, I'll second that. That's great.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 seconds[LAUGHTER] I think it does cause anxiety if you're sitting around a lot. Yeah, I suppose some people do adapt to sitting down. My wife can spend all day just sitting, reading the paper, quite happy, but I got to be on the move. So I think it-- I think what you are inside probably determines whether you're going to be a couch or not in any mental health. Sitting comfortably? I don't like the phrasing of that. Yes, I am, but I'm also very happy. Well it must lead to anxiety if you're not busy creating something or doing something, so yeah, I could go along with that. It all depends what chocolate. Dark chocolate apparently is good for you. He's a chocoholic.

Skip to 1 minute and 40 secondsWhat are they thinking about? Again, I would question the source. I personally-- I might disagree. I'd go along with dark chocolate. I'm not sure about-- it depends how big the chocolate bars are, mind. No. No. Contains loads of saturated fat. They say that chocolate bring health, happiness. If they are, you know, sugar free, could be, yeah? [LAUGHTER] I have no idea. No. I don't know. That's bizarre. [LAUGHTER] Maybe. No. Definitely no. No.

Skip to 2 minutes and 26 secondsCats are stupid. Associated-- I disagree. [LAUGHTER] No. If it wasn't for us... Rubbish. It is. Rubbish. Ummm-- Probably yes. Ask him. He's my husband. I think the reverse [LAUGHTER] Could be? Yeah, men might go off the rails more. Umm-- No, I don't think so. I don't agree with it either. [LAUGHTER] No, no there's not-- no relation. No. No opinion. Probably not, but-- It depends if they've got salt on them or not. Yeah. No, I don't think so. I don't-- A healthy diet, you know, a variety of stuff would be a lot better. [LAUGHTER] All of these titles, they're all the same. They just say one thing that fixes another thing. I don't believe any of these.

Skip to 3 minutes and 22 secondsIf I want to read science headlines I'll go to a research paper, not the newspaper. Or NHS choices, they're good.

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Making Sense of Evidence: The Informed Health Consumer

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