Obesity

Is This The Secret To A Disease-Free Life?

When the British Soft Drinks Association recently responded to health expert, Prof. Capewell’s call to place warnings on sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks to warn people about their increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, they said: “Obesity is a far more complex problem than Professor Capewell’s simplistic approach implies and trying to […]

Obesity Rates Pass The 2 Billion Mark

Yesterday, I told you about Prof. Capewell, a public health expert from the University of Liverpool, who called on the UK government to follow the example of lawmakers in the US, who are in the process of considering a new law that places warnings on sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks about how they can […]

Fizzy Drinks Should Carry Health Warnings

There’s no missing the health warnings on cigarette packets. The ones saying: ‘Smoking can seriously damage your health’ or ‘Smoking causes cancer’… Now it looks like sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks could soon be carrying the same warnings… and it’s about time! Socially unacceptable The typical Briton consumes 12 teaspoons of sugar a day […]

Can The Tequila Plant Help Fight Diabetes And Obesity?

When you hear the word tequila, you probably think about wild student parties and heavy hangovers… However, if the latest promising new research turns out to be true, tequila is about to improve its reputation, especially among type 2 diabetes sufferers… Sweet spirit In a recent animal study, agavins, derived from the agave plant (used […]