Most evidence based on studies in men The case for the widespread use of statins is extremely flimsy. The trials that provide the justification have been subject to detailed criticisms (1). In any event most of them were...Read More
It is about forty years since the dietary guidelines were introduced in USA. Most other countries followed suit. Here in the UK, the report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) on “Diet and Cardiovascular...Read More
Petr Skrabanek was professor of medicine at Trinity College Dublin who according to his obituary in The Times: “exposed the claims of public health doctors, epidemiologists, dietary evangelists and others that many diseases were...Read More
When the dietary guidelines were devised in the 1970s/1980s one of the most important studies used to justify them was the investigation conducted in North Karelia, which is a province in Finland. Population studies were...Read More
An essential nutrient? CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) is a coenzyme, which is a vital substance in the body that has many important functions. It plays a key role in the generation of energy in the mitochondria, which are the “powerhouses”...Read More
The market town of Skipton is the “Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales”. It is located within commuting distance of Leeds and Bradford. Like everywhere else it has its fair share of people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes...Read More
Although nutrition science has been responsible for some remarkable progress in human health, there is widespread agreement that everything in the garden is not rosy. In particular, there have been some spectacular failures,...Read More
The death was announced recently of Dr Duane Graveline, who established the Spacedoc website (1). Dr Graveline was a qualified MD and spent a period of his working life as an astronaut. During this time he was treated with...Read More
The recent spat between the BMJ and The Lancet about statins must leave the ordinary members of the public in a complete state of confusion. If the leaders of the medical professions cannot agree, what chance is there for the...Read More
Public Health England (PHE) has just launched the latest version of the Eatwell Guide (1). In the related PR the following points were made: There is greater prominence for fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, preferably...Read More
More money is not the answer The amount of money which is being demanded for the provision of health care continues to grow. Here in the UK the various political parties compete with each other to increase expenditure on health...Read More
The main thrust of the healthy eating recommendations which have been promulgated as official policy for the past 40 years or so has been to reduce the intake of total fat, especially the saturated fats (SFAs). Numerous...Read More
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about 19 mins ago
- The remarkable work of Dr Bernstein on T1D. Should be of great value to all those with T1D (and T2D).
about 39 mins ago
- Government reliance on the so-called "experts" has resulted in nutrition policies that have been disastrous.
about 59 mins ago
- How on earth can statins be evaluated properly if all the info is not out in the open? Cochrane please note!
about 1 hour ago
- Low level of Vitamin D probably contributes many types of disease and ill-health.
about 2 hours ago