Visceral fat is stored in a person’s abdominal cavity which means it surrounds a number of important organs, including the liver, pancreas and intestines. For this reason, higher amounts of visceral fat is associated with higher risks of health problems. One of the best ways to reduce visceral...
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that involves problems with not getting enough glucose into the cells. Food plays a huge role in a type 2 diabetes and can either help or hinder the condition. Foods with high sugar content, trans-fat, white bread and starchy vegetables, are all...
High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, so the best way to find out if you have it is to have your blood pressure reading taken on a regular basis. Your GP or pharmacist can help with this or you can also purchase a blood pressure monitor to...
Hay fever is a common condition that’s caused by an allergy to different types of pollen, according to the NHS. Pollen is a fine powder that’s released by plants, and it contains proteins that can irritate the nose, throat and eyes. With around 20 per cent of the UK...
Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function, according to the NHS. There are a number of different types of dementia, but the most common is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is believed to be caused by an abnormal build-up of proteins in...
Arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages, according to the NHS. The most common type of arthritis in the UK is osteoarthritis. It’s caused by a gradual wearing down of the cartilage lining the joints. Making some diet or exercise swaps could help to reduce...
Simon Gregson, 44, joined the cast of ITV’s Coronation Street in 1989. Across his acting career he’s received 17 awards for comedy and performance, plus a Legends of Industry Award. But the actor’s road to success hasn’t always been easy. Just last week, Simon opened up about his...
Lower back pain is usually caused by a minor problem such as a strain rather than anything serious. But if the pain persists you should see your GP who can rule out any major problems. It can be unclear why lower back pain occurs, but common triggers are...
High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than a quarter of all adults in the UK. The condition, which is also known as hypertension, puts extra stress on your blood vessels and vital organs. It could be caused by eating an unhealthy diet, or by not doing...
Eating a healthy, balanced diet - including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day - could lower your risk of an early death, according to the NHS. You could also boost your lifespan by doing regular exercise. It’s the “miracle cure” we’ve all been waiting...