I gave up on dating

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My Single Friend was founded in 2004 by TV presenter and property extraordinaire Sarah Beeny, who is notorious for setting her single friends up.

She had the ingenious idea of being able to describe all her single friends online.

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Weight gain and obesity can be explained by lack of willpower and self-control or by genetic and hormonal factors.

But when you have one thin twin and one fat twin, it's hard to blame any of those things.

These topics fall between the cracks at medical school.

Yes, we understood biochemistry and food metabolism, and knew a lot about the consequences of being overweight.

But which diets work, why we eat too much and why losing weight is so hard don't sit within any medical speciality.

For years it was thought fat was bad for you: it made you get fat, so low-fat food was good.

But the 'fat is bad' dogma is being widely challenged.

Carbohydrates, including sugar, are increasingly viewed as the evil, fattening, toxic ingredient.