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Shift workers in danger of Type 2 diabetes

A large international study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, has indicated that people doing shift work were at highest risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes . The main cause is thought to be the disruption to the body clock which often occurs with rotating shift patterns.  This can affect waistlines, hormones and sleep which could increase … Read more

A third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable, new research has revealed

New research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that 1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s disease throughout the world is preventable.  The research has also revealed that the main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education. The Cambridge team analysed population-based data to work out the main seven … Read more

Nutrition at work – how you can help your employees

Many of us are confined to our desks for 7-8 hours a day and as a result, find it difficult to get proper nutrition during the working day. In today’s fast passed society nutrition is as important as ever. Salty, fatty or sugary snacks from the office vending machine or canteen may give us a … Read more