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Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day as teenagers’ poor diets are blamed for increased diabetes risk

Published on May 15, 2014,

The healthiness of fruit juices is (at last) being called into question in a big way with the Mail Online referring to a “fruit juice timebomb” because of the amount of sugar they contain…

Fruit juice timebomb: Health experts say stick to one glass a day

Fruit juice should be limited as it contains a lot of sugar, experts warn Those aged 11 to 19 are eating 42 per cent more sugar than recommended Age group also eating 14 per cent too much fat, risking diabetes and stroke Only one third of adults get recommended five-a-day survey reveals Medics say government Change4Life advertising is having little impact By Sophie Borland The appalling diets of the nation’s teenagers have been exposed by a report which shows that many are already putting themselves at risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And last night health experts warned that fruit juice – seen by many as a healthy option – should be drunk no more than once a day because of its high sugar content. Girls and boys aged 11 to 19 typically eat 42 per cent too much sugar and 14 per cent too much saturated fat…




Low fat foods contain an average 20% more sugar than full fat equivalents

Published on April 7, 2014,

Most readers will not be surprised at this latest exposure of low fat foods, but it is another example, this time from the Mail Online, of how mainstream media is picking up on the low fat foods scam and the way the removed fat is replaced by hidden sugar…

Low fat foods ‘contain 20% more sugar than full fat equivalents’Experts label some of sugar levels found in a probe as dangerous Eating ‘skinny’ version of certain products could lead to health risk Channel 4′s Dispatches tests some of UK’s best-known food brands By Sean Poulter Low fat food sold as good for you is often anything but because it contains more sugar, a study suggests. It found manufacturers are making their ‘healthy’ options more palatable by replacing fat with sugar. Graham MacGregor, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Wolfson Institute, said people need to reduce their consumption of both. ‘The problem is, not only are we developing vascular disease but we’re getting obese and getting diabetes, and that’s due to too many calories,’ he added.

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Record rise in insulin use as experts say wake-up call needed over growing obesity epidemic

Published on February 10, 2014,

More worrying news from Great Britain (which is no doubt being reflected elsewhere) as the Mail reports insulin use has trebled over the last 20 years, driven by high rates of obesity-linked type 2 diabetes…

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Experts analysed data from patient prescriptions to find a huge increase between 1991 and 2010 in the use of insulin, particularly among people with type 2, which is linked to unhealthy lifestyles.

The number of people using insulin overall trebled from 136,800 in 1991 to 421,300 in 2010.

For those with type 2 diabetes, the number using insulin rocketed almost eight-fold from 37,000 in 1991 to 277,400 in 2010.

In 1991, more people using insulin had type 1 diabetes than had type 2 diabetes (98,400 versus 37,000), the research also found.

By 2010, this situation had reversed, and 134,900 had type 1 while 277,400 had type 2 diabetes.

The study was published in the Journal of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and was led by a team of academics from Cardiff University and the University of Bristol…

More at: Record rise in insulin use as experts say Britain needs a wake-up call over growing obesity epidemic

A seven-fold increase in insulin use for Type 2 diabetes in twenty years – that’s really not good is it. Yet still the authorities won’t admit they might have been given us all the wrong advice…

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