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Is ice-cream good for you? Scientists divided on claims about health benefits

By Miranda Bryant

15 Apr 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Ice-cream may not be the healthiest food, but an American public health historian claims there are numerous studies that have found mysterious health benefits. The Guardian reports on the findings.

Delicious, sweet and full of saturated fat, the concept of ice-cream as a health food is as ridiculous as it is compelling.

But in what will be welcome news for many as Britain basks in warmer weather this week, an American public health historian has revealed how numerous studies over several decades have repeatedly found mysterious potential health benefits of the frozen dessert – only to be glossed over by scientists.

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