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? [...]

512, 2018

English are fatter than ever before

Kat Lay The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  The stats get worse, obviously public health advice is not working or obese people don’t care, perhaps both. The obese patients that I tend to see have previously tried their best to [...]

512, 2018

Allergic children learn to tolerate peanuts in trial

Tom Whipple Science Editor The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: At last some common sense. There are too many people avoiding various food groups, either through formally diagnosed or perceived allergies/intolerances. All food is foreign to the gut and provokes [...]

2911, 2018

Low-Carbohydrate Diets May Increase Energy Expenditure

Medscape Miriam E. Tucker Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  Good to see some more research backing up the principles of Metabolic Balance. The most important one being that all calories are not metabolically alike. People still look at me strangely when [...]

1811, 2018

Rheumatologists Cautioned to Avoid Overtreatment

Medscape Janis C. Kelly Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “I need to declare an interest. About 20 years ago I had been working very hard, had been married the year before and my wife and I had just had our first [...]