A widely quoted study produced for the soft drinks industry made much of the costs, but downplayed the benefits, of a tax on sugary drinks.
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.
We are seeing type 2 diabetes more and more in leaner groups at a much younger age.
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We are seeing increasing numbers of young, slim children with type 2 diabetes. This means obesity and lifestyle factors may not be the whole story behind the disease's rising rates.
Few people know what fatty acids are, which ones are harmful or beneficial, and how to identify them.
Despite the increase in cardiovascular disease in the developing world, not enough is being been done to improve public awareness of the benefits and harms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fatty acids.
If the government wants people to be healthy, they're going to need to make varied diets more affordable.
The quantified self.
To tackle obesity, the NHS is experimenting with financial incentives, dieting clubs and free exercise classes. But what about prescribing digital fitness trackers?
Arguing about the pros and cons of fat in our diet takes the focus away from the real nutritional demon: processed foods.
The battle isn’t over yet.
Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. Does that mean anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
Prediabetes in a cup.
One in three people in the UK has prediabetes. A tax on sugary drinks is welcome, but long overdue.
The Hadza get 15% of their calories from honey.
The Hadza hunter-gatherer community get 15% of their calories from honey. If they can live on a high-sugar diet, why can't we?
January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry.
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Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
The diabetes self-test: up to 16% of pregnant women are positive.
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It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
Don’t add sugar.
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Researchers have found that cutting sugar out of kids' diets can improve their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of metabolic health.
Do you still need to take that?
As people with chronic conditions age or as their health changes, they sometimes need less medication. So when, should a person's drugs be scaled down?
Sedentary lifestyle is a more important driver of obesity.
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Why the way we gather influential data on diet is inherently flawed.
Too much sitting may increase the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and it may even cause premature death.
More people are getting standing desks in response to our increasing knowledge about the harms of sedentary lifestyles. But can you transition to standing at work without causing yourself harm?
Studies based on Mediterranean diet, combined with exercise, have proved groundbreaking in managing type 2 diabetes.
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
To exercise or to avoid the risks?
Many diabetics avoid exercise because it upsets their insulin levels, and there is little medical advice on how to keep them safe. Here is an attempt to redress the balance.
Diabetic women are at greater risk of still births, miscarriages and delivery problems.
A British woman has become the first diabetic to give birth naturally using an artificial pancreas.
Diabetes education at the point for diagnosis is fundamental to people managing the illness well.
Type 2 diabetes is often referred to as the ticking time bomb because of its insidious onset and vague symptoms. But if it’s managed well, people with diabetes can avoid the complications that usually…