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Review: Michael Mosely Australia’s Health Revolution

British doctor Michael Mosley works with Indigenous Australian trainer Ray Kelly to help a group of people to lose weight and improve their health.

Michael and Ray travel to Australia’s Red Centre to try an experiment: Can they give Michael pre-diabetes in three weeks? Answer: Yes!

Then they show us how to reverse his pre-diabetes in three weeks.

They use diet, exercise, and some other techniques, and they help a number of other people to gain more control over their diabetes too.

Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease is type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas. The condition has strong genetic and family-related (non-modifiable) risk factors and is also often associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors.

As Mosley shows, diabetes can also lead to some very serious health issues. In fact, his own father died at the relatively young age of 74 from complications of the condition, including heart failure and early signs of dementia.

Even if you don’t have symptoms (which can include feeling tired, hungry or thirsty, and passing more urine), all Australians should be screened for type 2 diabetes, every three years, starting at 40 years of age. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should start screening at age 18. So, please ask your GP about it.

This show is a great show to watch and it might help you to lose weight, feel great, and be healthy. Anyone can watch SBS on Demand at any time, so tune in!


See Season 1, Michael Mosely Australia’s Health Revolution, on SBS On Demand

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