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Diabetes

Couch potatoes don’t need to exercise like mad

Scientists have studied whether couch potatoes aged between 20 and 40 really need to exercise 60 minutes a day.

How your genes can solve obesity

What roles do diet and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes? The answer may be found in an on-going study of mothers and children.

Psoriasis might lead to diabetes

Psoriasis patients face an increased risk of developing diabetes, new study reveals. This and other findings were recently presented at a European heart conference.

Lack of vitamin D may increase diabetes risk

Here’s an addition to the long list of potential health benefits associated with vitamin D: if you don’t get enough of it, you may face an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Sugar shock for busy bees

When genes that control honey bees’ taste for sweetness are inactivated, the bees nearly end up as diabetics. This can provide hints about the link between our sense of taste and our body's health.

Three beers a day keep the doctor away

Middle-aged and elderly people can now swap their daily glass of red wine with a cold beer without worrying about their health.

Your genes decide how old you get

New study reveals that small molecular differences in your genes decide whether you’ll live to be 60 or 100.

Nuts good for fighting obesity and diabetes

Special amino acids in nuts reduce obesity and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, shows new research which can lead to dietary pills.

The hard road off the sofa

Type 2 diabetics struggle to adjust their lifestyles and habits in keeping with medical recommendations. Patient groups could be the answer.

Injections cut fat

A new slimming product can help grossly overweight people lose weight through a daily injection. Their weight loss persists after two years and there are very few side-effects, trials show.