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A leading charity has warned diabetes could “bring down the NHS”, after statistics revealed cases in England and Wales rose by nearly 60% in the past decade.

An additional 1.2 million adults are now living with diabetes compared to ten years ago.

The figures, extracted from NHS data and analysed by Diabetes UK, show that 3,333,069 people have been diagnosed with the disease.

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.

The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advancing this message in medical journals, at conferences and through social media. To help the scientists get the word out, Coke has provided financial and logistical support to a new nonprofit organization called the Global Energy Balance Network, which promotes the argument that weight-conscious Americans are overly fixated on how much they eat and drink while not paying enough attention to exercise…

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Children ‘more likely to have can of pop than eat enough fruit and vegetables’

Children are more likely to have a can of a sugary drink a day than eat five portions of fruit and vegetables, and the vast majority have less than an hour’s exercise, according to a new report.

Obesity bankrupting the NHS, warns peer

Britain’s “obesity epidemic” is bankrupting the NHS, a former consultant surgeon has warned in the House of Lords.
Lord McColl of Dulwich said obesity was the cause of many conditions putting ever increasing demands on the service.
In a debate on funding health and social care in England, Lord McColl, former professor and director of surgery at Guy’s Hospital, said: “The obesity epidemic is the worst epidemic to afflict this country for 90 years.

Obesity fuels rise in throat cancer in men

Obesity is fuelling a big rise in men suffering one of the deadliest cancers, warn experts.
More than 5,600 men develop cancer of the gullet each year, which is often diagnosed late and has shocking rates of survival.
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69-Year-Old Mick Jagger Reveals Health And Diet Tips For Longer Life

Ballet lessons, Pilates classes and yoga routines might seem like an unlikely triumvirate for a rock star to swear by.
But for Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, these quiet pursuits have helped maintain a physical peak which belies his near-70 years. Read more…

Dangers of Statin Drugs

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Lovastatin, a statin drug drawn in bkchem and GIMP by Mykhal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sadly, a quarter of the U.S. population over age 45 takes statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s Number One money maker, largely due to relentless advertising, which a recent study found may be driving high cholesterol over diagnosis and over-treatment. Read more…

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