Diabetes

Last weekend (12 May) there was an interesting Insight programme on Chris Laidlaw’s show on National Radio about diabetes.  The terrifying truth is that the rate of increase in diabetes in this country is threatening to overwhelm our health system in the not too distant future.  Barry Sears has made the same observation in America where he says that diabetes is going to ultimately bankrupt the country. Listening to the Insight programme there is so much positive work going on to try and educate people but there was an interview with a 52 year old woman who has Type 2
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Milk in Schools

A bouquet to Fonterra for introducing milk back into schools.  While many of us remember milk at school as being a warm and rather unpleasant experience, Fonterra are providing fresh milk and the fridges to keep it in.  For many of the children it will be the best nutrition that they get all day and it will definitely help them to focus and learn better at school.  Hats off to Fonterra for such a positive contribution to the community.
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Sleep and health

The 7 May 2010 Dominion Post reported on recent research published in the journal Sleep and carried out by the British University of Warwick in conjunction with the Frederico II University Medical School in Naples that involved analysing 16 studies involving a total of 1.3 million people. The study gave results that the researchers claim to be “unequivocal evidence” of a link between sleep deprivation and premature death. They noted that people who slept for less than six hours a day were 12% more likely to die before age 65 than those who slept the recommended six to eight hours
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