No more sugar coating

Published: 23/06/2012

We all know that keeping our weight under control can help avoid serious health consequences such as type 2 diabetes, and the recommended route is normally a simple combination of diet and exercise.

But to really tackle the problem on a long-term basis involves much more than that, according to Dr Mark Hyman, a US authority on functional medicine, who says reducing blood sugar is the key.

He advocates changing both diet and lifestyle to achieve this goal – and consequently reduce the risk of a multitude of health problems.

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