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Fruit sugars ‘may worsen food cravings’

Fruit sugars ‘may worsen food cravings’

Fructose, the sugar found in fruit, may increase cravings for high-calorie foods, according to researchers. In a small experiment, reported in the journal PNAS, 24 volunteers consumed a sugary drink sweetened with fructose on one day and glucose on another day. Compared [...]

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Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’

Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to "bust [...]

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School rugby plan ‘too dangerous’

School rugby plan ‘too dangerous’

A government drive to boost participation in rugby in English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting seriously hurt, public health doctors have warned. Prof Allyson Pollock and colleagues at Queen Mary University of London say the contact sport is too [...]

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