How salt is linked to obestity

You might think fatty foods are delicious, but fat alone isn’t actually very appetizing. (The true taste of fat, according to recent research, tastes rather like frying oil that’s been heated too long.) The taste you can’t resist is due to the...

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Can the 5:2 diet reverse type 2 diabetes?

Dr Michael Mosley is a British scientist, BBC journalist and author responsible for the increasingly popular 5:2 diet – where a person eats normally five days per week and fasts for two. The journey of discovery began when he was diagnosed...

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Why Diabulimia Eating Disorder is never talked about

Diabulimia is an eating disorder wherein people with Type 1 diabetes intentionally restrict their insulin in order to lose weight. Taking insulin helps people with Type 1 diabetes absorb glucose, so it can be converted into energy or stored as...

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Study links obesity to cognitive decline

As if being overweight isn’t hard enough for young adults, new preliminary research suggests a high BMI may lead to memory problems. The results indicate that obese but otherwise healthy people are likely to have significant reduced capacity in...

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The misconceptions around Eating Disorders

Eating disorder sufferers rarely speak about their experiences due to fear of how they’ll be perceived. With many misconceptions around eating disorders such as being vain, self absorbed or attention seeking, those who suffer from them most...

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Weight loss injection available as soon as next month

‘Saxenda’ a new self-injectable weight loss drug has been approved by the TGA for treating obesity and may become available in Australia as soon as next month. Obesity experts say the new drug is an extra tool for individuals who need to lose a...

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