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Diabetes: Children 'not getting recommended checks'

Almost 75% of older children in England and Wales with diabetes are not getting key health checks, a study suggests.

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Source: BBC news


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New U.S. food label rules to require added sugars to be detailed

The United States plans a major overhaul of the way packaged foods are labeled, the Food and Drug Administration announced. Serving sizes will be adjusted to reflect how much people actually eat, and for the first time labels will list added sugars.

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Source: Yahoo news


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Warning labels on sugary drinks could deter parents from choosing them

Health warning labels on sugary drinks may steer parents away from buying these beverages for their children, according to a new study.

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Source: CNN


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Reduced sugar in soft drinks would prevent diabetes, study says

Cutting sugar in soft drinks by 40% over five years could prevent 300,000 cases of diabetes and 1.5M cases of obesity in the UK, a new study suggests.

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Source: The Guardian


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Diabetes experts tell G20 to tax sugar to save lives and money

Diabetes experts called on world leaders on Thursday to use sugar taxes to fight obesity, arguing such a move would save lives and slash healthcare budgets.

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Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

The number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns.

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Source: BBC News


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New report: Investing in public health offers large gains in health, the economy and other sectors

Tobacco use reduces overall national income by 3.6%. Obesity accounts for 1–3% of all health expenditure in most countries. These and other surprising facts came to light in a report published by WHO/Europe on the long- and short-term effects of a country's health status on its financial and economic situation.

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Obese lose up to eight years of life

Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.

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Source: BBC News


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Diabetes training programs are underused

Newly diagnosed diabetics generally don’t take advantage of educational programs that could help them manage their disease, a new study suggests.

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Source: Reuters Health


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Uncontrolled diabetes tied to poorer brain power

Diabetics with high blood sugar levels score worse on tests of brain power later in life than those whose levels are under control, according to a new U.S. study.

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Source: Reuters


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