One in three adults in England has ‘borderline’ diabetes, warns the Telegraph, after an ‘extremely rapid rise’ in the condition in recent years.
The authors wrote: ‘This rapid rise in such a short period of time is particularly disturbing because it suggests that large changes on a population level can occur in a relatively short period of time.’
A tomato pill to save your life? Scientists have proved that constricted blood vessels, a risk factor for heart disease, are widened by a prescription-free food supplement containing an antioxidant found in tomatoes. The good news story is is picked up by several newspapers and even makes the front-page splash of the Daily Express.
Aterenon, which includes concentrated version of an antioxidant called Lycopene, apparently reproduces some of the effects of keeping a Mediterranean diet, a proven method to boost heart health. Alternatively, according to the Telegraph you could just ‘have ketchup with everything’.
Could your eye colour affect your health? According to a study, Caucasian women with blue or green eyes tolerate pain and distress better than those with brown or hazel eyes. However, apparently dark-eyed people are better at tennis.