Cod and saithe grill on a fire in Norway. Fish is a mainstay of the Nordic diet. Photo: Alamy

The Nordic diet: high-quality protein, low-fat dairy, high-fibre carbs ... but go easy on the cured fish

  • Wholefoods and minimally processed foods are at the heart of Nordic diet. If you can’t find foods specific to region, focus on its principles: fresh and local
  • The health benefits of following a Nordic-type diet include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
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Cod and saithe grill on a fire in Norway. Fish is a mainstay of the Nordic diet. Photo: Alamy
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Some diabetes sufferers inject insulin to control their blood-sugar level, but a treatment programme set to launch in Hong Kong promises to reduce the need to inject by making lifestyle changes. Photo: Alamy

Type 2 diabetes treatment based on lifestyle changes set for October launch in Hong Kong

  • Originating in the Netherlands, the six-month programme uses nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation as therapy
  • A programme adviser says most of those who use insulin to control the disease will be able to reduce, or even stop, their use after the first weekend
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Some diabetes sufferers inject insulin to control their blood-sugar level, but a treatment programme set to launch in Hong Kong promises to reduce the need to inject by making lifestyle changes. Photo: Alamy
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