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Plants growing in soil across the other side of the world have been put under the microscope by scientists in Greenwich in an attempt to find a solution to a health issue much closer to home.

A team based at Greenwich University's School of Science, led by Dr Solomon Habtemariam, believes it has found potential sources of medicine to treat diabetes and obesity, following more than two years of research.

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Creating an Olympic Legacy for health in the wake of the Games is a challenge that has been brought all the more closer to home.

Host borough Newham has been identified by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, as being a "hot spot" for diabetes, with one in six residents at risk of developing the Type 2 form during the next 10 years.