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Are there actually 5 types of diabetes? Professor Sudhesh Kumar comments.

A new study in the Lancet argues that diabetes should be seen as five separate conditions. Professor Sudhesh Kumar from Warwick Medical School comments.

Fri 02 Mar 2018, 12:33 | Tags: WMS, diabetes, Expert comment

Expert comment on new study that claims viruses may trigger both type 1 and type 2 diabetes because they contain proteins that mimic insulin

Scientists in America claim they have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery could create new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer. Two University of Warwick experts comment on this new study.


Banning super-size chocolate in hospitals good public health move

Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown, an expert in public heath from the University of Warwick, comments on the removal of super-size snacks from NHS hospitals.

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 15:09 | Tags: WMS, Health, diabetes, obesity, wellbeing

Why claims artificial sweeteners raises risk of type 2 diabetes need to be taken with a pinch of salt

Artificial sweeteners which many of us use as a substitute for sugar may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research from Australia that has been reported in The Guardian. However Warwick Medical School's Victor Zammit, who is professor of metabolic biochemistry says it's to early to make such as conclusion.

Thu 14 Sep 2017, 11:32 | Tags: WMS, Health, diabetes, Health and Medicine, medicine

Vitamin C and heart disease - why we need further evidence

Many people take vitamin C with a view to preventing, treating or helping with various conditions. However Dr Lena Al-Khudairy from Warwick Medical School has found more research is needed to determine whether vitamin C can prevent heart disease. You can listen to her findings here.

Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11:39 | Tags: Health, diabetes, Health and Medicine, medicine

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