The findings of a large, multi-national study which began in 2004 have linked high levels of vitamin D in childhood with a reduced risk of diabetes.
MedTate has introduced to the UK Ojamin Herb & Fruit, a sugar-free tonic based on Ayurveda designed to promote general health and wellbeing.
A new campaign is seeking a VAT cut on all foods and drinks with a reduced/low/free from added sugar/sugar free/low or no calorie claim.
Vitamin and mineral supplementation can play a key role in tackling micronutrient deficiencies that are contributing to a “global pandemic” of chronic disease.
The phrase ‘feed the world’ denotes an unchallengeable imperative, doesn’t it? But what if the phrase itself is distracting us from acknowledging the biggest global health problem of them all?
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has criticised Jamie Oliver’s recent proposal to add a 10p sugar tax on all sweet drinks at his restaurants in protest at the UK Government’s refusal to introduce one, claiming that such measures won’t work. In a statement, Ian Wright, director general of the FDF said: “We strongly support Jamie Oliver’s […]
Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Factory has launched a range of diabetic-friendly chocolate aiming to offer a tastier and healthier alternative to the market’s current offer. The initial range consists of three products: Flavanol Rich “1 A Day” Chocolate and Stem Ginger Handmade Truffles; Flavanol Rich “1 A Day” Dark Chocolate Orange and Toasted Linseed Truffles; and […]
With Britain’s diabetes crisis deepening and the need for preventative action becoming ever more pressing, EFSA’s approval last month of ChromoPrecise was strikingly topical. Increasing chromium intake could play an important role in preventing new cases of the disease. The trace nutrient is proven to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, but it is lacking in […]
A new study, presented to the American College of Cardiology, has found that post-menopausal women who consume two or more soft drinks daily are 30% more likely to suffer a ‘cardiovascular event’ and 50% more likely to die from heart disease. In Diet Drink Consumption and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events: A Report from the […]
Eating whole fruits could provide protection from type-2 diabetes, while drinking too much fruit juice may put people at risk of developing the disease. That’s the conclusion of the authors of a new study published in the British Medical Journal. The study, carried out by scientists in the UK, Singapore and the US, gathered data […]
A growing body of research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is actually a form of diabetes, reports New Scientist. (more…)