Although 2012 is only just underway, developments in scientific research on diabetes have already been making news headlines. The research projects behind such stories are generally of good quality, but sometimes the media exaggerates or distorts their findings in a way that can be misleading or confusing for people with diabetes.
With its 'Behind The Headlines' service,NHS Choices(the country's biggest health website), provides an unbiased look at some of the leading health stories currently in the news. Every day they pick out two of these stories and draw on the research behind them to explain the issues involved.
In their most recent articles, the NHS Choices team take a closer look at two diabetes stories that have drawn the attention of national newspapers. The first looks atmaternal diet and the risk of diabetes, and the second looks ata new drug which could supposedly aid weight loss.