A doctor has revealed the secrets behind the “world’s healthiest village”– and there it all comes down to eating less sugar. Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra – who describes himself as a former sugar addict – has spent years studying the reasons behind rocketing rates of heart disease and obesity in Britain. Key to his research were residents of the village of Pioppi, in

southern Italy, where diabetes is unheard of and many live to over the age of 100. After studying the Pioppians, Dr Malhotra found it was their lifestyle that gave them many years of extra life.  Diet was a key factor as was lack of stress, seven hours of sleep a night and eating sugar just once a week.  He has concluded that “simple lifestyle changes such as consuming less sugar were more powerful than any medication doctors could prescribe”.  READ MORE