The popular press has recently been awash with the hazards of fizzy drinks, fruit juices and the sugars they contain such as sucrose, fructose and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).1,2 The list of conditions which result from excess sugar consumption is depressingly long, and gets longer with each new study and each passing year. Nutritional Therapists have […]
The consumption of sugar has trebled worldwide over the past 50 years, closely tracking the obesity curve and significantly increasing the risk of liver damage, pancreatic cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at Oxford University have calculated that a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks would cut obesity levels by around 400,000.
Let me tell you, the quickest route to a girl’s heart is through her stomach! Forget looks, fame and fortune, a man has to be able to cook. Or willing to go out at strange hours to buy chocolate, the ultimate in sugar replacement therapy. Easter is my idea of chocolate heaven – who can […]
Focus on the prevalence of childhood obesity, the scientific and social issues behind it, and how we can reverse the trend. (Pub: Optimum Nutrition, Summer 2007) Media attention on the 14-stone eight-year-old Connor McCreaddie earlier this year yet again raised a very important but uncomfortable question: are the parents of obese children to blame for […]