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Q&A Blog on heart disease and strokes

As a member of my Heart Health Club I welcome your questions on cholesterol, blood pressure, angina, preventing, reversing and...

September 14, 2012

Omega 3s improve reading, behaviour and heart risk

A new study shows that giving children omega 3 supplements improves reading and behaviour. A 'meta-analysis' on increasing omega 3...

September 12, 2012

Indigestion? Beware PPI Drugs

Today’s Daily Mail warns of the dangers of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors, usually ending in ‘...prazole’. Thirty six million...

July 24, 2012

UK’s no.1 drug firm GSK fined $3billion

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) has pleaded guilty to criminal charges relating to anti-depressant and diabetes drug frauds and agreed to pay $3...

July 5, 2012

Low GL diets boost metabolic rate

The conventional view is that you can’t change your basic metabolic rate. But this new study shows that low GL...

June 26, 2012

Sugar makes you fat, sad and stupid

The three part BBC series 'the men who made us fat' explains that it is sugar primarily (and high fructose...

June 16, 2012

Should 50 year olds be taking statins?

Today’s meta-analysis apparently presents a good case for giving those over 50, at low risk for heart disease, statins for...

May 17, 2012

Do coffee drinkers die young or live long?

Every day Britons drink 70 million cups of coffee – roughly two each per adult. Is it good or bad...

May 17, 2012

Aspirin stops B vitamins’ benefit

Homocysteine, an indicator of a lack of B vitamins (B6, B12 or folic acid), is a excellent predictor of heart...

May 13, 2012

How much weight have you lost on my GL Diet?

Aemonn lost 7 stone (45kg) in 7 months and reversed his high blood pressure. Wendy lost 6 stone and reversed...

May 11, 2012

Healthy Ageing book No.3 bestseller

As we sail out of Ireland the Ten Secrets of Healthy Ageing has gone to No.3 best seller.

May 2, 2012

What causes osteo and rheumatoid arthritis?

One in two people over 50 complain of knee and joint pain – the beginnings of osteoarthritis.

April 26, 2012

Suicide dangers of duloxetine for arthritis

The Daily Mail and Express are promoting duloxetine for arthritis, a potentially dangerous drug linked to increased suicide risk and...

April 25, 2012

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure and sugar

A meta-analysis of twenty nine trials confirms that a mere 500mg of vitamin C a day lowers high blood pressure...

April 25, 2012

Doctors slam Britain’s obesity policy

Writing in the Observer, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has attacked the government’s policy on obesity, demanding bold and...

April 16, 2012

Quit sugar – look 20 years younger

That's what a new study just out finds, comparing people's looks with their sugar intake.

April 5, 2012

A drug that stops Alzheimer’s developing

A new drug has been proven to stop memory loss and stop brain shrinkage in those with memory impairment. Read...

March 31, 2012

Five myths about ageing

The big myth about getting old is that there’s nothing good about it. The future is frailer, weaker sicker. It’s...

March 29, 2012

This year’s Medical Journalist award winner…….

The co-author of 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing, Jerome Burne is this year's Medical Journalist award winner for 'medical science...

March 15, 2012

Red meat’s cancer risk confirmed

Eating red meat increases risk of death from both cancer and cardiovascular disease, confirms a study in the Archives of...

March 13, 2012