Type 2 diabetes

Eating lentils ‘lowers type 2 diabetes risk’

Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to…

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…

Diabetes drug ‘significantly reverses memory loss’ caused by Alzheimer’s

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s after scientists found that it ‘significantly reversed memory loss’…

Drinking tea and red wine ‘reduces type 2 diabetes risk’

People who consume foods and drinks that are rich in antioxidants have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes,…

New diabetes drug ‘twice as effective’ as other anti-obesity treatments

A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with…

Diabetes drug could be used to promote weight loss

There is an effective medical alternative to surgery that physicians can offer to patients with obesity, according to new research…

Artificial sweeteners increase diabetes risk in just two weeks

Artificial sweeteners can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research by the University of Adelaide…

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…

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…

exercise

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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Breakfast isn’t a ‘dangerous meal’. It’s bad science to say it is

The weirdest dietary advice offered up so far this year has to be the fear-mongering about breakfast. One writer on…

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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…

Cutting back on carbs is probably the most effective way to lose weight

Reducing carbohydrate intake is the most effective way to diet for weight loss, according to a review article by the…

Fewer illnesses, less stress: how cold water swimming can change your life

I have always swum regularly but, one summer when the pool was closed for a couple of weeks, a friend…

diet

‘Diet’ sweetener isn’t great for a diet. A new study suggests why

The sugar substitute aspartame, used in many diet drinks, encourages weight gain — at least in mice. A new study,…

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…

Napping ‘linked to type-2 diabetes’. But nappers, don’t worry

Researchers at the University of Tokyo say that napping for more than an hour during the day could be an…

Theresa May: the first prime minister with a discreet need for jelly babies

To say that British politics is in a state of flux is rather like saying an otter’s pocket is a…