Stand up and be counted

Posted: 01 April 2014

Being more active could not only help control weight and prevent Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and other chronic health problems, but it could also make massive savings to global health budgets, according to Professor Greg Whyte of the Research Insti...


Mark time for healthier teeth

Posted: 01 April 2014

How often you eat has a big impact on how often you will need to go to the dentist for treatment. “Ideally we should try to leave at least three hours between meals or snacks to maintain healthy teeth,” said Professor Eeva Widström, chief dent...


Adopt stealth health habits to fight weight gain

Posted: 01 April 2014

More than 6% of people in the US now have a BMI1 over 40 “and the trend is on its way to Europe” warned James Hill, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Colorado University, at the International Sweeteners Associatio...


Low calorie sweeteners, a proxy for better health behaviour

Posted: 01 April 2014

Placing the blame for obesity on specific foods or drinks is to miss the real cause of the problem – and to overlook simple solutions. “The main cause of obesity in Western countries is low socio-economic status, or poverty,” Adam Drewnowski, ...


Our cravings for sweetness: nature or nurture?

Posted: 01 April 2014

Our in-built taste for sweet foods helped keep us healthy in early human evolution because it indicated the presence of vitamins and minerals in foods, Professor Hely Tuorila, of the Department of Food Sciences at Helsinki University, told th...


Low calorie sweeteners can help prevent a major health epidemic

Posted: 01 May 2014

It’s time to tackle public misconceptions about low calorie sweeteners before the health consequences of obesity become even worse, Professor Anne Raben, from the Unit for Obesity Research at Copenhagen University, told an international meeti...