I was honoured to be invited to take part in a debate on diabetes, recently broadcasted on BBC World, service to an estimated 40 million listeners globally.
I am delighted to share that this week I was named in the “Debrett’s 500 most influential people in Britain” featured in the Sunday Times.
Last week I appeared on BBC Breakfast news to discuss calls from the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences for more preventative medicines. In effect more healthy people to be taking medications to prevent the onset of disease. I have no issue with this as a concept but one of the reasons our current healthcare system is close to breaking point is that we have an overmedicated population with a total lack of transparency in the prescription of drugs. Often benefits are grossly exaggerated and side effects underplayed. If I was going to take a pill every day for many years I would want to know what is my actual benefit and what are/how common are the side effects that may interfere with my quality of life?
Aseem Malhotra is a man on mission. As a campaigner and founding member of the organisation Action on Sugar, set up two years ago by a group of doctors and researchers to publicise the harmful effects of junk food and a high-sugar diet, the 38-year-old cardiologist has certainly been making waves.
Dr Aseem Malhotra reveals why you need to let fat be your medicine.
One of the key reasons I have launched my website and started this blog is to open a channel for clear, concise information that can positively impact the lives of as many people as possible. Read more… Film that cuts through the epidemic of misinformation on diet and health
About this project: World renowned British Cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra joins Donal O’Neill (Cereal Killers) on a fascinating quest to uncover, interpret and translate the misunderstood secrets of Mediterranean longevity and heart health, from the place where it all began. Make your pledge by clicking on this text!
It’s the slippery argument that’s divided researchers for decades – is butter or margarine better for our health? But just when we thought we had the answer – that saturated fats like those found in butter aren’t bad for us as previously thought – another study comes along to suggest the opposite. Here we try to unpick the debate.