2002, 2019

Two diet drinks a day linked to stroke risk for women

Kat Lay, Health Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “I am a fan of the saying “unintended consequences”. With the UK government’s sugar tax, more drink producers and consumers are turning to diet/low calorie drinks. I suspect this will [...]

2002, 2019

Inflammation in Midlife Linked to Later Cognitive Decline

Sue Hughes Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “This research confirms the link between inflammation in mid-life (40’s and 50’s) and cognitive change later on in life. There has been previous research linking inflammation with Alzeimer’s but most of it carried [...]

2001, 2019

Why your gut is responsible for your happiness

Tim Samuels Apple News Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “The article below was sent to me by one of my lovely patients, Ann, who was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes. She’d had a variety of health challenges over the past [...]

1712, 2018

Children cutting out sugar ‘suffer like drug addicts’

Kat Lay Health correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: The important conclusion from this research is that “High sugar intake activates similar neural circuitry and reward systems as substances of abuse. Adolescence is a particularly susceptible period for addiction, [...]

1412, 2018

We’re hardwired to resist changing our minds

Jenni Russell The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: Whilst this article is about Brexit, I found the subject interesting on a clinical/patient management level: why is it that so many people are reluctant to follow your advice, at least initially? [...]