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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 moreShift workers in danger of Type 2 diabetes

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

The rise in diabetes is causing a 'national health emergency'

Diabetes is becoming a “national health emergency” in Britain with thousands of new cases diagnosed every week.  This is according to an audit by the charity Diabetes UK which has also warned that this in turn could lead to a rise in amputations and kidney failure. The number of people who already have the disease is … Read moreThe rise in diabetes is causing a 'national health emergency'