Healthy Balanced Diet
According to the recent scientific thinking from the European Food Safety Authority, between 45% and 60% of our energy intake...Read More
You may be interested to learn that there are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is caused by genetics and other unknown factors but it is not related to being overweight.
Type 2 is a little more complex. It normally occurs in people over the age of 40 and while being overweight and leading a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor other factors such as genetics, diet and ethnicity also play a role (16).
If you have diabetes, the advice is to eat a healthy balanced diet low in saturated fat and to exercise regularly. Speak to your doctor if you want to find out more.
Note recent scientific evidence contained within a report published by the UK Government’s expert nutrition group (SACN), found no direct link between total sugars intake and diabetes. However it suggests a greater risk is associated with a higher intake of sugars-sweetened beverages (15).