‘Exercise labels’ should be added to food packets, expert argues

“Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests,” the Daily Mail reports.

In an opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of theRoyal Society for Public Health, …
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“Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests,” the Daily Mail reports.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxeFwJvJ7hY

In an opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of theRoyal Society for Public Health, argues that the current “traffic light” food labelling system is not promoting positive changes in public health.

Cramer makes the case that “activity equivalen

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Fruit may be good for you, but don’t ditch the statins

“Daily fresh fruit lowers heart death risk as much as statins,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
A study of over a half a million Chinese people found that a diet rich in fresh fruit was linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

But don’t ditch the statins in favour of…
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“Daily fresh fruit lowers heart death risk as much as statins,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

A study of over a half a million Chinese people found that a diet rich in fresh fruit was linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qTfRcHFSp4

But don’t ditch the statins in favour of an “apple a day”, if they have been recommended for you.

The study looked at people without cardiovascular disease, and did not compare fruit to statins.

Stati

‘Exercise labels’ should be added to food packets, expert argues

“Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests,” the Daily Mail reports.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxeFwJvJ7hY

In an opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of theRoyal Society for Public Health, argues that the current “traffic light” food labelling system is not promoting positive changes in public health.

Cramer makes the case that “activity equivalent” labelling could change people’s behaviour.
Traffic light labelling
The widely used “traffic light” food labelling system is based on concepts most of us learn very early on in our childhood: green means “good”, amber means “OK”, and red means “bad”.

Traffic light information is provided on an item’s fat content, saturated fat content, sugar content, and carbohydrate content. In short, the m

Anti-smoking drug may also help combat sugar cravings

“Anti-smoking drugs could stub out your sugar cravings,” the Daily Mail reports.
A study in rats suggests that varenicline (Champix), used to relieve nicotine cravings, could also help reduce the desire to consume sugary foods and drinks.

Varenicline targets what are known as the…
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“Anti-smoking drugs could stub out your sugar cravings,” the Daily Mail reports.

A study in rats suggests that varenicline (Champix), used to relieve nicotine cravings, could also help reduce the desire to consume sugary foods and drinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwOiQFztUmE

Varenicline targets what are known as the “reward pathways” of the brain. These are areas that respond to certain stimuli, which can range from illegal drugs, sex or gambling to sugary foods.

Anti-smoking drug may also help combat sugar cravings

“Anti-smoking drugs could stub out your sugar cravings,” the Daily Mail reports.

A study in rats suggests that varenicline (Champix), used to relieve nicotine cravings, could also help reduce the desire to consume sugary foods and drinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwOiQFztUmE

Varenicline targets what are known as the “reward pathways” of the brain. These are areas that respond to certain stimuli, which can range from illegal drugs, sex or gambling to sugary foods.

They react by releasing more of the “feel-good” neurotransmitter dopamine, which can stimulate feelings of pleasure.

The smoking cessation drug varenicline blocks receptors in the pathway, preventing nicotine from stimulating the same reward and response cycle. The researchers wanted to see if it would work the same way with sugar.

Rats were given sugar solution for 4 or 12 weeks, and when they were

Global obesity rates expected to soar in next decade

“One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date. These are just some of the conclusions of a major modelling study of global obesity trends.

The …
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“One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date. These are just some of the conclusions of a major modelling study of global obesity trends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM_ZpNNGkew

The study used data covering 19.2 million adults in 186 countries, which was then used to estimate the number of people falling into different body mass index (BMI) categories across

Global obesity rates expected to soar in next decade

“One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date. These are just some of the conclusions of a major modelling study of global obesity trends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM_ZpNNGkew

The study used data covering 19.2 million adults in 186 countries, which was then used to estimate the number of people falling into different body mass index (BMI) categories across the decades, from 1975 to 2014. During that time, the average global BMI for men and women rose by the equivalent of a weight gain of 1.5kg per person, per decade.

High-income English-speaking countries, including the UK, the US, Australia, Ireland and Canada, accounted for some of the biggest rises in BMI. These countries account for more than a quarter of severely obese people in the wo
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Study argues ditching butter for veg oil won’t prevent heart disease

“Ditching butter for veg oil may not be better for heart,” the Daily Mail reports.
An analysis of previously unpublished data from the 1960s and 70s found no benefit in replacing sources of saturated fats with vegetable oils.

The original study was conducted from 1968 to 1973 in six …
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“Ditching butter for veg oil may not be better for heart,” the Daily Mail reports.

An analysis of previously unpublished data from the 1960s and 70s found no benefit in replacing sources of saturated fats with vegetable oils.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_o4YBQPKtQ

The original study was conducted from 1968 to 1973 in six US psychiatric state hospitals and a nursing home. People were randomly assigned to eat a diet that switched saturated fat with vegetable oil rich in lino

Diluted apple juice ‘as good as’ rehydration drinks for children

“Scientists have revealed which fruit can stop toddlers crying due to stomach pains,” says the Daily Mirror, missing the point of the study it reports on.
The study looked at the use of diluted apple juice to prevent dehydration in children withupset stomachs.

When children get …
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“Scientists have revealed which fruit can stop toddlers crying due to stomach pains,” says the Daily Mirror, missing the point of the study it reports on.

The study looked at the use of diluted apple juice to prevent dehydration in children withupset stomachs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsVCjr0m6i4

When children get diarrhoea or vomiting, the main danger is that they will lose too much fluid (become dehydrated). Severe dehydration can be life-threatening and can happen quickly in you

Diluted apple juice ‘as good as’ rehydration drinks for children

“Scientists have revealed which fruit can stop toddlers crying due to stomach pains,” says the Daily Mirror, missing the point of the study it reports on.

The study looked at the use of diluted apple juice to prevent dehydration in children withupset stomachs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsVCjr0m6i4

When children get diarrhoea or vomiting, the main danger is that they will lose too much fluid (become dehydrated). Severe dehydration can be life-threatening and can happen quickly in young children.

To prevent this, doctors often recommend giving them specially made rehydration drinks, with a mixture of salts and sugars designed to keep fluid levels stable. However, the drinks are expensive and some children don’t like the taste.

The researchers wanted to see if rehydration drinks were actually better, or if drinking diluted apple juice followed by children’s usual

Can you really ‘catch’ obesity?

“Obesity could be contagious like superbug C diff, suggest scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This rather alarming headline follows a study that explored characteristics of bacteria living in the human gut.

The study did not, however, look at any link to obesity….
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“Obesity could be contagious like superbug C diff, suggest scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This rather alarming headline follows a study that explored characteristics of bacteria living in the human gut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IUvIw5YWno

The study did not, however, look at any link to obesity. There’s no reason to think that you can “catch” obesity from spending time with people who are overweight.

The colony of bacteria in the human gut (known as the microbiome) affects how we digest food, our

Can you really ‘catch’ obesity?

“Obesity could be contagious like superbug C diff, suggest scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This rather alarming headline follows a study that explored characteristics of bacteria living in the human gut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IUvIw5YWno

The study did not, however, look at any link to obesity. There’s no reason to think that you can “catch” obesity from spending time with people who are overweight.

The colony of bacteria in the human gut (known as the microbiome) affects how we digest food, our immune system, how our body temperature remains stable, and other bodily functions. Little is known about the hundreds of species of bacteria living in our guts, because they were thought to be difficult to culture in the laboratory.

In this study researchers showed that about 40% of the gut bacteria known to scientists could be cultured. Further investigation
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