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Diabetes prevention by the NHS

Monday, May 21st, 2018 | 0 Comments
One in six of all people in hospital have diabetes – while diabetes is often not the reason for admission, they often need a longer stay in hospital, are more likely to be re admitted and their risk of dying is higher. read more »

National NHS diabetes prevention programme with Diabetes UK

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Today (12 March), Simon Stevens, NHS England’s Chief Executive, will announce the first ever at-scale National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, a joint initiative between NHS England, Public Health England (PHE) and Diabetes UK. The announcement will be made at Diabetes UK’s Professional read more »

New BMI guidelines for ethnic minorities

Friday, October 24th, 2014 | 0 Comments
A health research team indicated that the thresholds of BMI need to be examined in relation to defining overweight and obese individuals in ethnic communities. Body Mass Index defines whether an individual is overweight or obese, both of which increase the risk read more »

The science of sitting on the sofa

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 | 0 Comments
A major new and innovative campaign, combining a unique mix of art and science, will get people thinking about their health in a revolutionary way and will turn people’s perceptions of chilling on the sofa on its head. Fidget is launched against the read more »

Could Cabbage prevent diseases?

Friday, April 27th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Scientists are investigating whether compounds found in cabbage could help prevent against diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Experts from the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health are calling for volunteers to take part in a study into read more »

Licorice root may contain anti-diabetic properties

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments
In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties, substances called amorfrutins from the licorice plant’s root have now been found to reduce blood sugar levels in mice. Furthermore, the German study, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found the read more »

Can red meat increase risk of type 2 diabetes?

Monday, December 19th, 2011 | 0 Comments
New research from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in the States has suggested a strong link between the consumption of red meat and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Clinical read more »

Phase III human trial of DiaPrevent

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 | 0 Comments
Diamyd is forging ahead with a Phase III human trial of DiaPrevent, a potentially new treatment that can stop or slow the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas of people with Type 1 diabetes. Diamyd recently announced that it has completed read more »