Diabetes

Low-fat yoghurt may reduce diabetes risk

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Kate Hagan Eating low-fat yoghurt can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by almost a third, a new study has shown.

Sugar shock

The diabetes time bomb

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Thea O'connor Australia will soon have a new number one killer, and we can't ignore it.

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Eats to beat diabetes

Michael Moore's citrus and poppy seed cake.

Chef Michael Moore's family recipes make carbohydrate exchanges easy.

Diabetes risk from dining out

Jill Stark and Elise Dalley A GOURMET meal may be as bad for you as a Big Mac, according to diabetes researchers who are alarmed at the rise in young men diagnosed with the disease.

$5m boost for diabetes research

Amy Corderoy THERE are hopes Australia could become a world leader in diabetes treatment after the announcement last night of the establishment of a $5 million chair of diabetes research at the University of...

Diabetes drug's heart risk to be reviewed

THE diabetes drug Avandia will be reviewed in Australia after regulators withdrew it from the European market.

Diet low in kilojoules 'reverses' diabetes

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Jane Kirby and Hugh Macknight LONDON: People with type 2 diabetes could reverse their condition by following a very low-kilojoule diet, according to new research in Britain.

Diabetes rate soars in poorer areas

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Erik Jensen THE rate of diabetes has increased by up to 40 per cent over five years in coastal retirement areas of NSW and has reached worryingly high levels in western Sydney - areas of the state least able to...

Diabetes vaccine moves a step closer

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Kate Hagan Melbourne researchers are a step nearer to developing a vaccine for type 1 diabetes, after showing that a nasal spray can stop the body's immune system from attacking insulin-producing cells.

Dame Helen Mirren's 12 minute exercise plan

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Olivia Parker Helen Mirren swears by a 12-minute fitness plan, but will it work for everyone

Sex and obesity

Lose weight for better sex

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Matty Silver With obesity rates on the rise, the effects of being overweight have attracted increasing attention, but one aspect of this problem is too often overlooked - the impact on male sexual dysfunction.

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Food capsules 'could combat obesity crisis'

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Laura Donnelly Scientists say they have developed food capsules which work as a virtual gastric bypass, 'tricking' the body into thinking it is full could combat obesity crisis, experts say.

Food facts

Ten things you didn't know about fat

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Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.

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Fruit, veggies delay onset of multiple chronic diseases, study reveals

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Nicky Phillips An apple a day may keep you-know-who away, but a healthy intake of fruit will also keep your first chronic disease away too.

Latest trends in bread go against the grain

Breaking bread: which slice is best?

Sarah Berry Breaking bread was once a simple act. That was 30,000-odd years ago, when it was just flour and water, hot stone and love.

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Chew on this

This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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Food for thought: DNA helping shed light on our dietary needs

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Paula Goodyer Our genes sometimes influence how our bodies interact with certain nutrients and a new area of research suggests that tweaking our diet to meet those needs more precisely will do a better job of...

Food for thought

Can your DNA guide your diet?

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Paula Goodyer There’s an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way.

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Baby fat grown in adults could help them lose weight

The excess weight carried by one in four children and more than 60 per cent of adults is contributing to an increase in chronic diseases across Australia.

Amy Corderoy Humans are capable of growing new '‘baby fat'’ that could actually help them lose weight and become healthier, a study has found.

Want to live a long life?

Want to live a long life? Eat fermented cabbage and drink a litre of olive oil a week

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Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).