diabetes

Time spent outdoors ‘reduces diabetes risk’

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits, according to new research from the…

New ‘bloodless’ patch for diabetics could end the need for finger-prick tests

Researchers from the University of Bath have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which can measure glucose levels through the skin…

A high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients

Eating a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, according to new research by…

Don’t call my book a ‘celeb diet’ – it’s a lifestyle medicine plan

One of the first surgical procedures I observed and assisted in as a qualified doctor was the amputation of a patient’s…

Eating meat ‘significantly increases’ type 2 diabetes risk

Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, according to new…

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase Alzheimer’s risk

People with vascular health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, have a greater chance of dementia later in life,…

New study links sweeteners with weight gain and increased risk of diabetes

Artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia) may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity,…

How healthy is it to be ‘fat but fit’?

‘No such thing as “fat but fit”, major study finds,’ ran the headline in the Guardian. The BBC report was…

Marriage is good for your health, large study suggests

Married people have better general health than those who are single, according to research at Aston Medical School in Birmingham.…

Can eating too much fruit trigger gestational diabetes?

Women who eat large amounts of fruit during pregnancy may have a higher risk of gestational diabetes. A new study…

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Being active and staying thin help to protect the ageing brain

Insulin resistance, which is more common in overweight people, is linked to an increased rate of cognitive decline, according to…

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Does the drug that ‘fixed’ my diabetes have a dark side?

A while back, I wrote about how dapagliflozin revolutionised my glucose control. Almost overnight, I changed from a morbid and…

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Dear Father Christmas: your work life is harming your health

Dear Father Christmas, I was pleased to see you again at your annual health check, which we always do prior…

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‘Oatmeal eating’ baby boomers less likely to have strokes

People born between 1972 and 1981 (those at the tail end of Generation X) have a higher risk of stroke…

dementia

We can’t be sure that dementia rates are falling in the US

Dementia rates in the US have fallen by 2.8 per cent since the year 2000, according to a study published…

low-carb diet

A low-carb diet may help to prevent diabetes, but this study doesn’t prove it

Eating three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 per cent, according to a…

Will it take a tax break to make you eat your five-a-day?

It’s one of the more radical solutions proposed as the cost of caring for the obese soars even higher

Six hours of exercise a week is ‘best dose to ward off disease’

The minimum amount of exercise recommended by the British Government and the World Health Organisation is insufficient to prevent cancer,…