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 […]

Sleep: Being A Night Owl Can Affect Your Health

Last year, I told you about the difference between ‘social sleeping time’ and ‘natural sleeping time’, and how getting too little sleep at the right time can cause ‘social jetlag’. Social jetlag is not a measurement of sleep duration but of sleep timing. In other words, are you sleeping during the times that are best […]

Obesity: Doomsday For ‘Fat Britain’ Closer Than We Thought

In 2007, the influential Foresight Report predicted that half the population of England could suffer from obesity by 2050. Seven years after the Foresight Report, data published in a new report, the State of the Nation’s Waistline, shows the 2007 predictions underestimated how fat Britain really is. The report, published by the National Obesity Forum, […]

Fructose: Ignore ‘Health’ Claims On Sweetened Products

I’m really confused about the decision from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to allow food and drink manufacturers like Coca-Cola to make ‘health’ claims about their sweetened products if they replace more than 30 per cent of the glucose and sucrose they contain with fructose. The EFSA made their ruling on the grounds that […]