Diet & Fitness

‘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…

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…