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Omega-3 fats offer ‘zero benefit’ for type 2 diabetes, says research
Omega-3 fats offer ‘zero benefit’ for type 2 diabetes, says research

Omega-3 fats offer ‘zero benefit’ for type 2 diabetes, says research

People with type 2 diabetes get little or no benefit from taking fish oil supplements, new research says. A study, commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and published by the British Medical Journal, took in data from 83 trials…

Losing weight soon after a diabetes Type 2 diagnosis could prevent long-term damage, says new research
Losing weight soon after a diabetes Type 2 diagnosis could prevent long-term damage, says new research

Losing weight soon after a diabetes Type 2 diagnosis could prevent long-term damage, says new research

Patients with Type 2 diabetes should try and lose weight as soon as they’re diagnosed – to have the best chance of countering the disease, says new research. Type 2 diabetes happens when the body stops producing insulin and currently…

Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns
Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns

Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns

An international study has found that four in ten children aged between five and 19 are overweight or medically obese – with ten per cent of youngsters in the UK deemed at an unhealthy weight. The research, published by Imperial…

A bowl of porridge a day could be better for you than statins, says nutritionist
A bowl of porridge a day could be better for you than statins, says nutritionist

A bowl of porridge a day could be better for you than statins, says nutritionist

The nation’s health could be improved if everyone committed to eating a bowl of porridge a day, a professor of food and nutrition has said. Professor Chris Seal of Newcastle University said the simple step could have a marked impact…

A side of fries with that? Food outlets fuelling UK’s obesity crisis by ‘upselling’, experts warn
A side of fries with that? Food outlets fuelling UK’s obesity crisis by ‘upselling’, experts warn

A side of fries with that? Food outlets fuelling UK’s obesity crisis by ‘upselling’, experts warn

Companies that try and sell customers a side of fries with their meal or persuade them to up the size of their latte are fuelling the UK’s obesity crisis, say health experts. Consumers are being ‘tricked’ into buying larger portions,…