All news articles for March 2017

A higher intake of legumes - and in particular lentils - has been linked to a 35% reduction in type 2 diabetes risk.

Higher consumption slashes risk by 35%

Legumes linked to lower diabetes risk

By Nathan GRAY

A higher total intake of legumes is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third, the long-term PREDIMED trial had concluded.

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The big debate: Can sugar survive a public health crisis?

By Niamh Michail

The world is getting fatter and unhealthier - are smaller portions and diet drinks really going to help when they sit next to full-sugar, supersized products? Is it time to tax or is industry doing enough? Catch the highlights from our live debate.

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Sugar, salt and fat taxes are 'very positive', says Health Commissioner

By David Burrows

The EU Health Commissioner has said that taxation on certain ingredients and products can be a “very powerful” tool for tackling health issues, including obesity. Campaigners have welcomed his comments but food industry representatives said small businesses...

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