Tag: Diabetes

fitness and activity

Higher total physical activity levels are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study in The BMJ today. Many studies have shown the health benefits of physical…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

Professor Sheila Hollins, BMA board of science chair, said: “Doctors are increasingly concerned about the impact of poor diet, which is responsible for up to 70,000 deaths a year, and has the greatest impact on the NHS budget, costing £6bn…

Diabetes in the UK

Progress has been made in reducing the additional risk of death for people with diabetes and the additional risk of diabetes-related complications has been stable or has reduced for most complications, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office.…

Higher trans fat intake associated with 20-30% increased risk, say researchers Saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes, finds a study published in The BMJ this week. However, the…

Diabetes in the UK

Every once in a while, we just have to give in to our sweet tooth. Well, there is nothing wrong in having some meringue or ice cream for dessert, right? Absolutely. The problem actually starts when we consume more than…

Dear Editor, The NHS Information Centre’s recent National Diabetes Audit* highlighted the shocking statistic that around 70-75,000 diabetic patients die every year, with an estimated third of those deaths avoidable if their condition were better managed. The costs associated with…