Fat drivers are 80% more likely to die in a crash: Extra weight stops seat belts tightening properly

Fat drivers are 80% more likely to die in a crash: Extra weight stops seat belts tightening properly By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:13 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:30 GMT, 22 January 2013 Obese drivers are more likely to die in car crashes than other motorists – with fat women most at risk, warn scientists.

Are you fatter (or thinner) than you thought? Oxford mathematician shows flaw in body mass index

Are you fatter (or thinner) than you thought Oxford mathematician shows flaw in body mass indexShorter people fatter and taller people less fat than than previously thoughtBody mass index (BMI) assumes more bulk for tall people than necessary By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:08 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 21 January 2013 It is something of a low blow for the vertically challenged.

Syrup found in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks fuelling diabetes "global scale"

Syrup found in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks fuelling diabetes on a 'global scale' Countries that use large amounts of fructose corn syrup have diabetes rates 20% higher than those that consume littleU.S has greatest consumption of the syrup by far amounting to 25kg per person a year, compared to 0.5kg in the UK | UPDATED: 18:14 GMT, 27 November 2012 The syrup is used in processed foods because it improves appearance, providing a consistent browning after oven heating A sweetener used in food manufacture could be partly to blame for rising rates of type 2 diabetes, say scientists.