Diet & Fitness

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…

Keep it up

‘Er… I’ve got a touch of Ascension Deficit Disorder,’ said the patient in our consulting room.Over the years, we’ve heard…

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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…

Zero tolerance

There is an epidemic in parts of London that is in danger of engulfing communities, causing misery for schools, restaurateurs…

Pub vs pool

Fancy a pint? I’ll get them. Let’s sit right over there, where we can observe the punters coming and going…

Statins: magic bullet or massive misfire? Ask our experts

In the first issue of Spectator Health, our cover piece is on the controversial issue of statins, arguably the most…