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Pepsi to stop using aspartame

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US amid consumer concerns about its safety.  The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans consumers keep turning away from popular diet sodas. Coca-Cola have said that their sales volume for Diet Coke, which also uses aspartame, fell 5 percent in North America … Read more

Bowel cancer not being spotted early enough

Beating Bowel Cancer, a leading charity has warned that thousands of people in England are dying from bowel cancer because their disease is spotted too late. They also found that there is a wide variation within the NHS in England in diagnosing the disease. The figures show that if every NHS region in England performed as well … Read more

Obesity: Study calls for bespoke treatment rather than a 'one size fits all' approach

A news study has classified obese people into 6 distinct categories, which has led scientists to call for bespoke treatment rather than a “one size fits all” approach to tackling the epidemic.  Obesity is currently costing the National Health Service more than £6 billion a year. Researchers have identified the groups as heavy drinking males, … Read more

Employers wanting to encourage heart-healthy employees should share 7 important messages

There is interesting advice coming from the leading heart health charity on the other side of the Atlantic, the American Heart Association – they’re advising that employers who want to encourage heart-healthy behaviour by employees should share seven important messages. This message is highlighted in the association’s new guidelines for employers who want to promote heart health … Read more

Can fasting hold the keys to weight loss and good employee health and wellbeing?

There is an interesting piece on the Daily Telegraph website this morning.  Francoise Wilhelmi de Toledo is a renowned medical director at the Buchinger Wilhelmi Clinic. A lot of focus in her role is around the management of diseases including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer. Inevitably, a lot of attention is around diets … Read more