What can sugar tax do for health?

Taxing bad habits! or Avoiding bad habits and reducing other taxes for citizens? Regardless of the main policy driver for this, we really need to introduce appropriate measures to regulate the food industry, starting with managing our inability to control our intake of sugar or whatever the food industry is currently using as a substitute….

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Diabetes – Men need just right amount of sleep

Diabetes – Men need right amount of sleep! Too much or too little sleep has a negative impact on men’s health and well-being. New study shows a link between sleep and health but seems only to apply to men who have a higher risk of having diabetes. “In a group of nearly 800 healthy people,…

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Call on Europe to Beat Diabetes this World Health Day

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) Calls on Europe to Beat Diabetes this World Health Day About 422 million people live with diabetes worldwide, and the number is expected to double in the next twenty years. In the WHO European Region, 64 million people have diabetes, including 33 million…

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Evidence for comprehensive strategies tackling chronic diseases

The Joint Action CHRODIS (JA-CHRODIS) provides evidence to build comprehensive strategies to tackle diabetes and chronic diseases JA-Chrodis has launched a policy brief for World Health Day to help identify key enablers and barriers to developing implementing and sustaining National Diabetes Plans (NDPS) in Europe. The policy brief aims to support countries’ efforts to build…

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Barley may increase hormones so regulating metabolism and appetite

Barley ‘increased gut hormones that regulate metabolism and appetite’ Researchers claim that the positive health effects occur when the dietary fibers in the barley kernel reach the gut, then they increase good bacteria and instigate the release of specific hormones. “After eating the bread made out of barley kernel, we saw an increase in gut…

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UK: New type 2 diabetes treatment option

Type 2 diabetes drug empagliflozin Draft guidance recommends empagliflozin for treating type 2 diabetes after preliminary appraisal last August. NICE called for more evidence to demonstrate that empagliflozin was a good use of NHS resources compared with other already available treatments. Boehringer Ingelheim submitted a new cost effectiveness model showing that empagliflozin combination therapy is…

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Artificial pancreas: developments

Artificial pancreas: Whats next? A solution for diabetes patients is about to come true: A wearable artificial pancreas that automatically regulates their insulin delivery, allowing them to live a normal life. The EU funded AP@home project has developed a prototype so reducing the burden of treatment for people with diabetes who require to take insulin. …

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Managing consumers meat consumption

Meat consumption must take consumer dietary choices into account. Excessive meat consumption is believed to have a high impact on the environment and pose a risk factors for human diseases such as cancer and type II diabetes. A study by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Studies in VU University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, about consumer…

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Gestational diabetes

What is gestational diabetes? Some women get gestational diabetes during pregnancy because their body does not produce enough insulin.  Insulin is the hormone that enables your body to break down sugar (glucose) for use as energy. Without enough insulin the level of sugar in the blood rises. High blood sugar levels in a mother’s body…

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International Women’s Day 2014

Press release International Women’s Day Obesity,smoking and sedentary lifestyles put women at high risk of diabetes 7 March 2014 – On International Women’s Day it is time to reflect on the global impact of diabetes. An estimated 382 million people live with diabetes worldwide, and approximately half of these people are women. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million  deaths per year. Obesity, smoking and sedentary lifestyles put women at high risk…

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