CANCER

CANCER

Cancers form a very large group of conditions which are extremely common causes of disease, disability, suffering and death. Nearly 40% of people will be diagnosed with one or another type of cancer in their lifetime and cancer causes nearly 30% of all deaths in the...
Diabetes Part 2

Diabetes Part 2

Illustration This week’s illustration is a histogram showing the effect of different degrees of weight loss on the remission of T2DM. This is referred to in the section on  Exercise in the treatment of diabetes and I have indicated it with *** Exercise in the...
Diabetes Part 1

Diabetes Part 1

T2DM Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is what we are talking about. Type 1 DM is something else, although it is also a risk factor for all the other diseases which T2DM fosters (mainly heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and susceptibility to...
7 Benefits of Exercise and Weight Loss

7 Benefits of Exercise and Weight Loss

This week’s blog is from a site across the pond, US Health Corps, authored by Kimberly Thomas . It gives an American perspective on why exercise is the thing. Although some of the assertions can be challenged its heart is in the right place  – and it gives...
Achieving weight loss

Achieving weight loss

Really, really difficult! As I have said in the previous two blogs, change in our weight is decided by the balance between what we consume in calories of food and what we expend in calories of muscular effort – calories-in vs calories-out. Changing our habitual...
The Ill Effects of Obesity.

The Ill Effects of Obesity.

Non-communicable Diseases Obesity is not a disease, but it is a powerful risk factor for a number of dangerous illnesses, including such age-related conditions as lower-limb osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), dementia, hypertension, heart attacks, atrial...