Diet & Fitness

Not waving but choking

If anyone ever dares you to take part in an eating competition, I’d recommend you spit in their eye. Because…

Love your lungs

The lungs breathe life into the body. Every breath you take, as the Police sang, draws air into the lungs.…

Q&A

Q Why are there different types of inhalers? What do they do and does it really matter which one I keep…

Stepping out

I seem to have developed a propensity for falling over. Sometimes it is dramatic, as it was on stage the…

The aspirin headache

For millions of people, a low dose of aspirin has become a morning routine along with brushing their teeth and…

Back in the saddle

Time was when people routinely stayed for decades in marriages that were devoid of fun or frolics. How very different…

The white death

White poison; pure, white and deadly; the silent killer. These are just some of the phrases that have been used…

The Wonga diets

Imagine that you have a 21-year-old nephew or godson who has a problem managing his finances. In addition to a…

Why warming up won’t stop the pain

As you get older, you may notice that everything takes a little longer to get better. If you have a…

‘Unhealthy’ foods that are surprisingly healthy

Thank you, oh thank you, dear scientists, for rehabilitating these dietary dangers: Chocolate Previously dismissed as full of sugar and…

Calling doctors fat won’t make anyone thinner

Obesity. Everyone’s talking about it. It’s bad. Gives you diabetes, heart disease, and it makes you fat. And if you’re a…

Ten healthy reasons to drink a cup of tea

Drinking tea might stop you having a stroke. A meta-analysis of nine studies revealed that people who drank three or…

The insidious re-normalisation of smoking

The NHS has long since been smoke free, banning smoking on-site for patients and staff alike back when I was…

Dieting, Hong Kong style

Three weeks in to my six week stint as an English teacher in Hong Kong, I’ve been struck by how…

Stopping the obesity juggernaut will be a real legacy for our children

Rather ironically, the best analogy I can summon to describe my appointment and role with Policy Exchange as senior research…

Why lobbying against sugar misses the point

Everybody knows that obesity is a massive problem. According to the World Health Organisation, it is now linked to more…

The big fat lie about cholesterol

In his latest Spectator column, James Delingpole looks at a gigantic scare that lasts for decades because the experts are too…

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Ten foods to tackle diabetes

Diabetes is spreading to epic proportions in the UK. It affects 3.2 million people, a figure which has doubled since…