This article reviews the important and growing role of the NHS Health Check in tackling some of the challenges in prevention and treatment of CVD and other non-communicable diseases.
Never a week goes by without carbohydrates hitting the headlines, with heated debates raging over low carb diets for weight loss to sugar as “the new tobacco”. Sorting fact from fiction is hard for health professionals and patients alike. In this article we go behind the headlines to explore the truth about carbohydrates in a healthy diet.
This article provides an in-depth look at the role of carbohydrates in obesity, impaired glucose regulation and type 2 diabetes. Foods containing carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet for both the general population and those with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However foods and drinks high in ‘free sugars’ should be restricted.
A recent parliamentary study has revealed that 88% of people with obesity have been stigmatised, criticised or abused as a result of their obesity.
More people than ever are making trips overseas. Many of us have long-term conditions that we manage with lifestyle choices and medication or medical devices. You may have high blood pressure, angina, a previous heart attack, heart failure or another heart condition. This leaflet will help remind you of some of the advice given to you in a pre-travel consultation with your practice nurse or travel nurse.
New commissioning support guidance has been issued by Public Health England to help commissioners and local authorities to develop joint strategic needs assessment and health and wellbeing strategies to reduce the harm caused by smoking, drinking and substance use in adults and children.
The US National Institute of Health (NIH) has launched an App providing research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. HerbList™ provides rigorously researched scientific information to provide consumers and health care practitioners with unbiased information to make informed decisions about supplement use.
What are the health benefits of walking,and how much should we walk and how often? In this article,we review the evidence on the impact of walking on health, the latest recommendations on walking,how to overcome barriers to walking,how to motivate our patients to start walking and how to keep it going.