A diabetes epidemic and supermarkets who are pushers for an addictive drug called sugar

A diabetes epidemic and supermarkets who are pushers for an addictive drug called sugar By Joanna Blythman PUBLISHED: 23:39 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:23 GMT, 5 March 2013 The obesity epidemic is worsening, with drastic consequences for the nation’s health.

Chocolate, the treat we can"t do without: Sales stay at same level despite recession

Chocolate, the treat we can't do without: Sales stay at same level despite recessionMarket research firm Mintel believes that low cost treats will help fuel consumer spendingChocolate is recession proof because we turn to it as a treat By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:41 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:47 GMT, 15 January 2013 We may be cutting back in all sorts of ways to survive the economic downturn but it seems there is one thing we can’t do without – chocolate.

The secret to weight loss? Ditch the booze, dieters told

The secret to weight loss Ditch the booze, dieters told Few of us realise that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuitsOr that two glasses of wine will take 52 minutes of walking to burn off While fat contains nine calories per gramme, pure alcohol comes a close second with seven calories per gramme By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 08:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 2 January 2013 Diet disaster: Few of us count 'liquid calories' when we're trying to lose weight, despite their high calorie content Dieters are underestimating the effect of alcohol weight loss, with few realising that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuits.

Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on sweets according to Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby Drops research

Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts.

And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Dark chocolate has more heath benefits for men

And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Men get the most health benefits from dark chocolate Chocolate gives men more protection against heart attack and strokeAppears to help by preventing fatal blood clotsBut researchers say findings are not an excuse to gorge on the snack, which is rich in fat and sugar | UPDATED: 16:40 GMT, 21 December 2012 If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for that special man, make it a box of chocolates, for it could save his life.

It"s true: Chocolate DOES taste better when you"re on a diet

It's true: Chocolate DOES taste better when you're on a dietScientists prove a sneaked treat always tastes betterSubjects who were made to feel guilty before 'naughty food' enjoyed it moreIt is because 'pleasure triggers guilt' and vice versa<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 12:24 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <br><p>There are few pleasures greater than guiltily abandoning the diet and tucking into a naughty slab of chocolate cake, or mountain of chips.

Cereals: Is your "healthy" muesli as sugary as Frosties and how do you choose between all the wholesome-looking packets?

Is your 'healthy' muesli as sugary as Frosties and how do you choose between all the wholesome-looking packets | UPDATED: 02:22 GMT, 16 October 2012 Sales of sugar-coated breakfast cereals are falling, and it seems many of us are turning to mueslis and granolas instead.

Chocolate can create same high as opium: Links found between obese people and drug addicts

Chocolate can create same high as opium: Links found between obese people and drug addicts Study looked at natural brain chemical of enkephalin It's an endorphin with similar properties to opiumUS researchers found it surged as rats ate M&MsDrug then stimulated brain area releasing chemicalAfter that, number of M&Ms eaten more than doubled | UPDATED: 06:34 GMT, 21 September 2012 It’s certainly a good excuse to have when you’re slumped on the sofa and feel like you're simply obliged to finish off that shiny tin of Quality Street.

Do you have problems sticking to your diet? Your memory might be to blame

Do you have problems sticking to your diet Your memory might be to blame Researchers studied executive function, which covers the ability to weigh up options, prioritise, multi-task and plan aheadThose with poor executive function were more likely to give in to temptation | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 7 September 2012 If you can’t stick to a diet, no matter how much you want to, your memory may be to blame.